Be an Artist

from left: Akris, Bernhard Willhelm, Jonathan Saunders, Helmut Lang, Jonathan Saunders It may be recession-time on Wall Street or Main Street, but the runways were rich with color, expression, and

Verhoeven's Visuals

Verhoeven for Versace, Spring 2009 British illustrator, Julie Verhoeven, is a fashion favorite. Her work has appeared on limited edition bags for Louis Vuitton, a capsule clothing collection for Mulberry,

Losing Your Marbles, Spring 09

left to right: Helmut Lang, Hussein Chalayan (x4), Diane von Furstenberg, John Galliano The influence of Dries Van Noten’s marbleized prints from his Fall 08 collection can be seen on

Animal Skins, Spring 09 Runways

Clockwise, from top left: Just Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Prada, Bernhard Willhelm , Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen. Zebras, tigers, snakes, and birds are all over the

Home is where the heart is

In the early 1900s French couturier, Paul Poiret, decided to start his own decorating workshop called the Atelier Martine after seeing printed textiles by the Wiener Werkstätte. The Atelier

Miss KK

Our dear friend and fashion designer extraordinaire, Miss KK, creates incredible limited edition and one-of-a-kind creations. Many of her pieces are silk-screened with custom illustrations that make each item

Architectural Design

Winning first prize for conceptual design, the Polish Pavilion created for the upcoming 2010 World Expo in Shanghai is a surface design masterpiece. The pavilion draws inspiration from traditional

Silhouettes & Light

If you haven’t seen the work of Lotte Reiniger, add it to your list immediately. Originally from Germany, Lotte is a silhouette animator who gained recognition in the 1920s

Garden of Delights

Nature is a constant source of inspiration, especially now that the weather is warmer. One of our favorite gardens is Lotusland in Montecito, California, which includes a variety of
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