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Holiday Photo Flip Book

This Christmas we had a big gathering up in the hills of Arkansas at my grandmothers farm for a 1930s inspired family holiday. The rule is that everything must be 1930s including the gift for the gift exchange, which has to be hand-made and $10 or under.

Make a Flip Book from iHeartSwitch on Vimeo.

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NY Times Before & After

I shared my redecorated living room with the NY Times recently and am really happy with the results.

Before the transformation my living room didn’t have much of a spark. In fact, for months it looked like a space I just moved into, and lacked any personal style. As a designer, I just had to do something about it.

Photo by Ryan Collerd for The New York TimesPhoto by Ryan Collerd for The New York Times

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Vogue China: Scientific Glamour

Marc Jacobs Fall 2009 Collection

Tom & Lorenzo have put together a great review of the “Scientific Glamour” editorial for Vogue China’s August edition photographed by Greg Kadel.

What I love about the word "scientific" in this instance is that the combination of shiny coated-fabrics, unique prints, and architectural silhouettes can only be accomplished by today's advanced fabric technologies. Like most all techy high-end fashions, we are reminded of Paco Rabanne's 1960's concoctions of industrial plastics, metal, and paper. However, what makes these different is the fact that the fabrics are soft and wearable even if they look somewhat intense. So don't feel too bad for this model, if there is any discomfort, it is purely due to her melodramatic posturing.

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Tech-Themed Fashion Photographs for LANVIN Paris

French photographer/illustrator Elene Usdin created a series of tech-themed fashion photographs for LANVIN Paris by incorporating Post-it, LEGO, Pacman, and Space Invaders imagery. Very cool. But how did Post-it notes get into the mix, you ask? The ubiquity of Post-it may make it abstruse that Post-it is actually a piece of outstanding office technology, and it didn't become widely available until early '80s—just in time for big hair, shoulder pads, and neon leggings.

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