Hello Readers! I’m super excited to announce a $200 gift card giveaway to Need Supply Co. Be sure to follow Need Supply Co. on Twitter for updates if you haven’t already. From February 13-March 13, you will have a chance to enter to win! On March 13, one lucky reader will be chosen randomly (take advantage of the extra chances to win for a better chance of winning).
Need Supply Co. is a clothing and lifestyle store based out of Richmond, VA. They started selling vintage Levi’s in 1996 but have since expanded their offerings to include men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. Need Supply Co. believes in creating a unique retail experience, both in store and online. They believe in connecting their guests with the designers they love. They believe in great ideas, and doing things a little bit differently. They believe that a well designed product can have a very real and tangible effect on our everyday lives. –Need Supply Co.
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When you hear the word “skateboarding” do you automatically think “art”? Skateboarder Kilian Martin and filmmaker Brett Novak’s “Internal Departure” video plays with the idea of skateboarding being an art. This duos 8th collaboration takes place in an Australian gallery that features the work of Kay Walkoviak. Throughout the video, Martin is seen performing tricks and routines while engaging with the different installations by Walkoviak featured in the gallery. Watching the clip I was impressed by Martin’s ability to move throughout the space like a ballerina performing. Each move more graceful and cooler than the last. The short clip is definitely a must-see; It’ll give you a different perspective on skateboarding.
There are homes for sale, and then there are homes for SALE. I’m talking about those homes that you wish you could just spend the night in or be a fly on the wall in. These types of homes are a dime a dozen and come at a steep price. Sure we can look at homes that are more affordable and still nice, but those don’t make your mind tingle and a bit of hope for the possibilities to take control over you. Let’s start with the Villa Maria, if you have 49 million dollars to spend on a home, you can find a link for the realtor at the bottom of the page. If you don’t or even if you do allow me to take you on a bit of a dream tour. The home is currently being sold by legendary designer Vince Camuto. Camuto is a fashion designer of his own label as well as the cofounder of Nine West. His 7.6 acre Hamptons estate features 11 bedrooms and over 22,000 square feet of interior space. That’s enough space for that gift wrapping room you’ve been praying you’d finally have enough space for! The home was built in 1919, and in 2005 underwent a massive restoration after being converted from a Catholic high school and convent by Andre Tchelistcheff and his talented team of architects. Tchelistcheff and his team wanted to restore the home to its former glory as a private residence, and I think they’ve done it! The home simply screams glamour. It’s a home that stands out, but doesn’t scream garish or gaudy. This success lies in Tchelistcheff respect to the original bones of the home and the idea of being ornate in the homes details, but not too bold or over the top. The result is a perfect balance.
What makes a space a worth seeing? Does it excite you? Does it make you drool? Do you start getting hot flashes?–well I hope not! A space is worth looking at or being in, if you feel inspired to do something with your own space afterwords. Whether you find a certain piece in that space that you need on your vintage Italian console table or a certain color palette that your now on the hunt for in the latest Pantone color book. You can be inspired by the smallest to the greatest of details in a single space. So guess what? I’ve given you 8 spaces that you need to see. With one picture equaling a thousand words, you’re sure to find something inspiring in anyone of these meticulously designed, exquisitely arranged dwellings. Take for example the feature space above, who’d ever think of applying fabric to a door! This not only blocks out noise, but also softens the space and adds a pop of color to the room. Or take the card legged table featured below. Now I know what I want in my mancave! So sit back, relax, and start being inspired by these spaces. Here come the tears of joy…
Open up your closet and take a nice long look all your little treasures. Now turn your head and take a nice long look at your bedroom decor. Is it just me, or is there a strong correlation between the clothing in your closet and the design of your space? The spaces in which we live in are very much in the same style as the clothing we wear. Even if this correlation occurs in the smallest of details. Take for example, your love of white walls and your love of a white T-shirt. Or your space is painted in blue and features brass trinkets throughout and you find yourself wearing a pair of jeans and lots of brass jewlery. The way we dress is the way we design. “Wear that Space” is all about this idea. This week, designer Catherine Kwong’s vivacious space is where we’d like to show off this theory. Each space has a modern feel, yet still pays tribute to a more vintage say 1950s-70s look. What I find successful about her space is her use of bright colors, rich fabrics and materials, and unique furniture pieces and accessories that are ready to make your jaw drop.
Remember growing up and hearing your mom telling you to stop playing with your food? Well tell her she was wrong, because playing with your food as a kid could potentially lead to genius creations. Take artists Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves, their architectural creations of the world’s most famous museums puts any aspiring food designers mind on a high. Their phenomenal food creations were recently completed for display at Dylan’s Candy Bar, and quite frankly I’m surprised no one’s walked out with some chocolate from these creations…
You’ve finished shopping for your fabulous self and now it’s time to treat that guy. Whether he be your best friend, your brah, your husband, or whatever else you call him, you’re sure to find something special for him here:
Yes I know, it’s already December 9th and you’re freaking out because you don’t have anything for your best friend, your fiance, your wife, your friend-girl. Here I am to the rescue with 19 fantastic finds for that special someone:
Welcome to the all-new B.A.D Blog About Design. I’m super stoked about our all new website design! I’ve been getting emails from my wonderful readers wondering where I had gone, well I was busy making B.A.D as beautiful and as easy to use as bloggerly possible. Here is the low down on where to find stuff :