Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Let there be Light

Inspired by traditional Indian water vessels, Tom Dixon's Beat pendant lamps are made from handcrafted brass. The interiors are shiny and hammered while the exteriors have a black patinated finish. Installed as a group, they are quite dramatic.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Twinkle Twinkle

In 1966, as a token of gratitude for American aid during World War II, the Republic of Austria donated 11 iconic Swarovski chandeliers to the world famous Metropolitan Opera House. In July, Swarovski removed the iconic chandeliers, shipped them back to Austria and refurbished each and every crystal. This process included using the latest technology to replace over 50,000 custom-made crystals.
They have now been re-installed and the chandeliers will be unveiled at the The Metropolitan Opera House's Opening Night Gala, in celebration of their 125th anniversary, tonight, September 22nd.

Fashion Blog

39th & Broadway is a new fashion blog "devoted to fashion insiders who work in the industry and need a place to gossip, vent and network." Anyone can contribute their story so I'm curious to see whether the blog will be a good resource or turns into a moan-fest....

Friday, September 5, 2008

New Menswear Line

The fall lines have hit the stores and new to market is the menswear collection named after its designer, Richard Chai. His preppy clothes take a modern spin on cardigans, peacoats, etc. Richard is the brother of Eddy Chai (an owner of the East Village menswear boutique Odin) so it's only natural that his clothes will be sold there as well as Barneys.