Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Poppin' up.

Check out the Kate Spade Pop Up Shop in London.... {sigh.} I do think I would like to be invited to this fascinating little soiree. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

THE bag.

My current intrigue? The famous & stunning Jane Birkin. Her life was pretty scandelous, albeit interesting... however she is most noteably associated nowadays for inspiring or designing the Hermès Birkin bag. In 1984, on an Air France flight from Paris to London, Jane Birkin pulled her Hermes datebook out of her bag and all her papers fell on the floor. She complained to the passenger sitting next to her that the book should have pockets. That passenger was the chairman of Hermes, Jean-Louis Dumas, and after hearing her complain he created the Birkin bag. What a hot mess she was... however, I can see why she continues to stir up the craze for the handbag to this day.

PS - I heart that hair of hers & her sense of self & style.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I cut some funky bangs & layers a few days ago & have been loving them... miss Kate was my inspiration, however, I am a far cry from her.... she can make a paper sack look hot. real hot.

wanna be inventors...

I love that the production & marketing of ideas, products, & services has fallen into the hands of the creator. The middle man seems to be gradually eliminating. From etsy.com & ebay to even blogs promoting their own talent, the inventor or creative brain gets to take the reins & be their own entreprenuer & I LOVE it. Now on to the point of this post... Quirky.com is now on the scene & it is awe-some. To fully understand how awesome it is, you need to know the old process for inventing first, {according to Wired mag.}
1. Invent an idea.
2. Check out the US Patent and Trademark office website to make sure no-one had the idea first.
3. Design and prototype with a 3-D model by using Blender or Google's sketchup software.
5. Find the right partner to manufacture it using alibaba.com.
6. Sell it on SparkFun or market your own ecommerce through Yahoo.

Now, as if that wasn't easy enough, Quirky.com makes it even easier. For just $10 you can submit an idea (no prototype model needed), have it judged & voted upon, then developed by the community, prototype included, & sold online using this single website. I love that now virtually anyone can be a part of the creative process... kudos to Quirky for thinking outside of the box & bringing production to us little people. :)