Archive for May, 2009

The $120K Bag Lunch

Kristin Davis and Kerry Washington

Joy Bryant as stunt car driver? The cute model-turned-actress-activist, a freshman newlywed to a hunky stunt man, had Kerry Washington and I gobsmacked as she regaled us with details of her recent certification as a speed demon on wheels.

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Deux the [Diamond] Dog

Take two can be second to none. A recap over a second night cap with the right storyteller can be infinitely more interesting than real time. Smudged kohl eyes and bedhead are sexier the morning after.

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Mixing It Up with Muuto

Muuto cofounder Kristian Byrge, his girlfriend and Andy

Kristian Byrge and Peter Bonnén got a lot of muutos. They've realized a candelabra skinned in rubber, a "cordless" bone china lamp lit by oil, and a storage system compiled of a group of fiber tubes that can be endlessly reconfigured.

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Be Right Back!

So much to share…so little chance to do so as we dash around New York for ICFF, the design events and all the extracurricular activities we're squeezing in during our trip. […]
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Sale Away: Decadestwo Does NYC

The Scene of the Fashion Crimes and Misdemeanors

The big score this weekend is all in the numbers: 3,000 miles from home, 1,500 designers pieces and three days and counting.
Billed as a taste of “D2 in the City,” Decadestwo owner Christos Garkinos and his team have journeyed from L.A.

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Drew Barrymore Whips it Out

Sign of the times

Something about roller derby that inspires the "F-this" in any gal. And Drew Barrymore did just that Saturday night when she split from the endless line into the single-stall VIP women’s loo and bee-lined it for the empty men’s room.

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Street Ahead

Can the finger-licking morsels served up from stands at the side of the road in Mongolia or Jerusalem or Korea be just as delicious served seated in the comfort of a walled courtyard in Hollywood?

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Food+Wine Gets Juicy

As part of her "Cocktail Chic" roundup in the newest Food+Wine Magazine, columnist Megan Krigbaum featured the Juicy drinking glasses Lotta Odelius designed for fellow Swedes Sagaform.
Big thank you goes to our pal Elizabeth Anderson-Kempe who brought the Juicy collection to our radar, and east coast customer Stella who gave us the heads up on this surprise feature.

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Noche de Gary Baseman

Big Bubble Babe admires Andy's "baubles."

The pretext was, in Gary Baseman's words, "to celebrate the beauty of the bittersweetness of life." But La Noche de la Fusión, Saturday night's over-the-top opening of the pop surrealist's largest solo exhibition, celebrated the beauty of life, full stop.

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Tonight: Gary Baseman Unleashed!

Globetrotting Gary Baseman marks his return to L.A. with his grandest exhibition yet. Opening tonight at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, La Noche de la Fusión showcases more than 50 works, including a four-foot sculpture of his entirely new character, the Enlightened Chou, as well as a carnival-like atmosphere replete with costumes created just for the evening by five-time Emmy nominated designer Wendy Daku.

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