Monday Moods-Design Inspo

This week I am in the R&D phase of a couple of big upcoming projects and as such, I am looking into all kinds of different mediums, textures and designs for inspiration. I am currently loving the colour combination of deep marsala and blush with pops of warm metallic-throw in some graphic elements and a beautiful chair and I am one happy girl!

Print

1. http://betype.co/post/119848653672/vizi-figate-by-francesco-delrosso?utm_content=buffer3c611&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

2. https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/4736578?locale=en&sug=51

3. http://blackroosterdecor.com/collections/occasional/products/dash-chair

4. http://www.elle.com/fashion/news/g27735/fall-2016-shoe-trends/?slide=22

5. http://honeyes.tumblr.com/post/141452030811/fin-de-journée-à-new-york-new-york

6. http://rawcolor.nl/project/?type=ownProduction&id=232

Wishing you all the best Monday morning lovelies.

xx

Art Fair Fridays – John MacConnell

It’s Friday once again, which means both Heirloom & Knot and I are very happy to share with you the latest instalment in our ongoing Art Fair Fridays series, where we bring you weekly design inspiration and exclusive interviews with the talented artists that inspire our creativity on a daily basis.

Today, we’re so excited to share with you the incredible talent of John MacConnell, whose works are soft and romantic but also sensual and provoking…a little melancholy, but also filled with joyful optimism. With a portfolio comprised of drawings, sketches and watercolour, MacConnell showcases his subjects in a way that feels rooted in reality, but also subject to a dash of fantasy.

How long would you say you have been a professional artist and what has lead you to this point in your career?

I’ve been lucky to have been creating art professionally for eight years. It hasn’t always put a roof over my head, but the commitment to making new work through the slow times, combined with some great advice from friends, has gotten me to where I am today. Never putting down my pencil, through the slow times, has allowed my work to evolve and meet lots of great folks that make a supportive community now.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about your art ?

Find a way to put yourself into every piece.

How would you describe your creative process?

(Step 1) Spend months observing, until one night I…
(Step 2) Blast pop jams + open a bottle of wine. Then,
(Step 3) I spend three hours hating what I’m doing, thinking I’ve lost “it.” Finally,
(Step 4) I spend one hour pulling all together to beautifulness. Depending on the scale of the project, I
(Step 5) repeat steps 2-4 over two to four weeks.

What is your favourite medium to work in?

Graphite powder & pencil on Rives BFK, the paper of the gods.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

The opening night of my first New York City gallery show made me feel like a rockstar.

How would you describe your signature style?

Classic, minimal, intimate.

Where do you find your greatest creative inspiration?

Instagram! It’s vast galaxy of fashion; artists; pop culture; dancers, athletes, models, “models,” & go-go boys; kittens; memes; and trash. Human interaction is the core of my work. Instagram provides so much to observe and absorb!

What do you think sets your work apart from other artists?

I put a lot of thought into each body of work. It takes me months to conceptualize a project. I want to make work that makes the audience have a mental and physical reaction. I like thinking the art I’m creating right now leaves the viewer both excited but a little melancholy, like the rush of finishing your first marathon, then thinking, “what now?”

Art Fair Fridays - John MacConnell

Product Details

No. 1  Autoban – Woody Armchair – Price Upon Request
http://autoban212.com/#/products/armchair-sofa

No. 2 Ralph Lauren Home – Trevor Votive – $50.00
http://www.ralphlaurenhome.com/products/Tabletop_Accents/item.aspx?haid=350&collId=&shaid=&sort=&itemId=33298&phaid=

No. 3  Calico Wallpaper – Inverted Spaces Corona – Price Upon Request
http://calicowallpaper.com/product/corona/

No. 4  ABE Books – Andy Warhol Men: 30 Postcards –  $158.62
http://www.abebooks.com/9780811843775/Andy-Warhol-Men-30-Postcards-0811843777/plp

No. 5  Nate Berkus – Black Faux Fur Throw – $13.98
http://intl.target.com/p/nate-berkus-black-faux-fur-throw/-/A-17304468#prodSlot=_1_59

No. 6  Kelly Wearstler – Burnished Bronze Foot Paperweight – $350.00
http://www.kellywearstler.com/all-home/foot-paperweight/HDS0012-BRON-OS.html

No. 7  Burberry – Animal Jacquard Cashmere Cushion Cover – $900.00
https://ca.burberry.com/animal-jacquard-cashmere-cushion-cover-p39816131

No. 8  John MacConnell –  Boys Boys Boys Tank – $72.00
http://www.johnmacconnell.com/the-shop/boys-boys-boys-tank-white

No. 9 Egon, Von Furstenberg – The Power Look at Home: Decorating for Men Hardcover – $276.80
http://www.amazon.ca/Power-Look-Home-Decorating-Men/dp/068803599X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1452650296&sr=8-1&keywords=THE+POWER+LOOK+AT+HOME

…….

I love nudes…plain and simple. And though I tend to gravitate more towards female renderings, every once and while an artist comes along who makes me want naked boys everywhere.  Cue John MacConnell, whose beautiful works capture the essence of each muse in way that feels intimate and raw.

art fair fridays john macconnel watercolour of kim christine dovey heirloom and knot

art fair fridays john macconnell christine dovey heirloom and knot

art fair fridays john macconnell watercolour of kim christine dovey heirloom and knot

art fair fridays watercolour of llyod john macconnell christine dovey heirloom and knot

art fair fridays john macconnell christine dovey heirloom and knot portrait

Handsome as all get out.

xx

Art Fair Fridays – Gabryel Harrison

It’s Friday once again, which means both Heirloom & Knot and I are very happy to share with you the latest instalment in our ongoing Art Fair Fridays series, where we bring you weekly design inspiration and exclusive interviews with the talented artists that inspire our creativity on a daily basis.

Today, we’re so excited to share with you the incredible oil works of Gabryel Harrison. His romantic florals are both joyful and melancholy and speak to the artist’s love for both once what was and what will be. Harrison’s paintings are feminine, ethereal and laced with a touch of sadness. They’re pretty but not at all saccharine…strong in their hauntingly perfect moodiness.

How long would you say you have been a professional artist and what has lead you to this point in your career?

I have been a professional artist for 15 years.I have been led by an unremitting flame, sometimes small and wavering, often assailed by inner winds of doubt, at other times burning bright and steady with a clarity that guides and illumines my choice. Commitment to the practice of painting is like any singular devotion, I am brought closer and closer to a felt inner knowing of my place in the world, all the while polishing off the extraneous edges. Crafting a career has been much like the unfolding of a painting. Each mark I lay down causes a resonance to occur throughout the field of the work. The mark may be a failure, yet each succeeding mark is a responsive act that leads eventually to the resolution of greatest harmony, where all the elements sing.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about your art ?

Many years ago when my deepest engagement with art-making was in the effort to write poems, I met a well known writer who simply said “keep writing”. One can study philosophy, read others, look at the great painters of our time or of history, but in the end to paint well, one must paint. The necessity is long hours of solitary work in the

studio, brush in hand. Before art making, if there was such a time for me, I still hear the words of my parents. Do what you believe in. Do the best you can.

How would you describe your creative process?

My creative process is fumbling in the dark, listening to dreams, meandering yet simultaneously disciplined. I enter the studio every day with an intention to risk, to open to the unknown. I study the testimony of others who have gone before me, their writings, their paintings, the evidence of their investigations. I walk in the world with eyes wide open. I study my own heart. I meditate. Ideas live here, unfettered by our defence mechanisms. Morandi looked at the same bottles all his life, I try and look as he did, to be startled by the flowers before me into something fresh, something beyond the arrangement of petals, in the process of looking and painting to touch a fragment of the new.

What is your favourite medium to work in?

My favourite medium to work in is oil paint. I love the smell, the viscosity, the buttery richness of textures and color, the endless ability to glaze and form transparencies, to drip and fling, caress and scrape oil paint.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

I can think of more than one career highlight that illustrate very different feelings of encouragement along the way. Firstly, I am in the gratitude that the sale of my paintings have been able to contribute funds to various worthy charity auctions. In one such event my painting was highly contested in a bidding war that caused great excitement in the room, going well above all expectations and raising much money for the cause. This led to an interview with a well known Vancouver television personality. I have also had the pleasure of attending another such auction where i was able to benefit the renowned Canadian men’s choir Chor Leoni and to hear their special guest soprano Laura Widgett singing arias from Verdi and Puccini barely an arms length away.
On another note entirely, I was once commissioned to create a painting that contained a portion of the ashes of my client’s mother. In a very ceremonial way i mixed, at his request, these traces of her body into the paint that became the embodiment of her favourite roses. This task entrusted to me felt like a sacred act, an honouring of life that was a great gift, a definite pinnacle in my journey.

How would you describe your signature style?

Emotional, lush and darkly evocative, romantic with traces of melancholy.

Where do you find your greatest creative inspiration?

Nature. Nature and all the myriad ways others have made art from nature. I am inspired by the beautifully realized visions of other painters, writers, poets, the renderers of architecture, forms of fashion, the melancholy of autumn, the way plants always find the light and the inevitable dying of the day.

What do you think sets your work apart from other artists?

I think what sets my work apart from other artists is the sense of the past, a felt echo of vanitas painters brought forward in a contemporary way. I like to show the flowers in all stages of their life cycle, not just in their prime but in the beauty and integrity of each passage of life. I think somewhere perhaps we might all feel a bit between worlds, caught between ancestral memory and the present moving so rapidly we are almost foreigners in our own time.

Art Fair Fridays - Gabryel Harrison

Gabryel Harrison
http://www.gabryel.com/

Product Information:

No. 1  Top Shop – Colourblock Faux Fur Stole –  £32.00
http://www.topshop.com

No. 2   Dolce & Gabbana – Metallic Textured Leather-Trimmed Wood Clutch – $8,071.00
http://www.net-a-porter.com/cn/en/product/590585/Dolce_and_Gabbana/dolce-metallic-textured-leather-trimmed-wood-clutch

No. 3  One Kings Lane – Harper Linen Bergère, Cerise – $1,649.00
https://www.onekingslane.com/product/63556/4255633

No. 4  Kate Spade – Stripes Ornament – $30.00
https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/house-and-home/gifts/kate-spade-new-york-stripes/882864538901-item.html?ref=by-shop%3aseasonal%3a2015holidayready-christmastreeornaments-merrybright%3aholiday-ready-ornaments-merry-and%3a1%3a

No. 5  Saks Fifth Avenue –  Diamond-Pattern Glitter Glass Ornament – $42.57
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com
/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306632755&

PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446848741&R=400875013219&P_name=
Dagmara&N=306632755&bmUID=l6e.ww2

No. 6  Bergdorf Goodman – Sapin Scented Candle – $70.00
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Diptyque-Sapin-Scented-Candle-190g-Diptyque/prod111350051___/p.prod?icid=&searchType=MAIN&rte=%252Fsearch.jsp%253FN%253D0%2526Ntt%253
DDiptyque%2526_requestid%253D20256&eItemId=prod111350051&cmCat=search

No. 7  Pier One – Velvet Amaryllis Wreath – $69.95
http://www.pier1.com/Velvet-Amaryllis-Wreath—22%22/2970719,default,pd.html?cgid=christmas-wreaths#icid=cat_christmas-subcat_christmas_floral-subcat_tile_christmas_wreaths&nav=tile&start=1

No. 8  H&M Home – Velvet cushion cover – $12.99
http://www.hm.com/ca/product/63283?article=63283-D

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Romance with a dash of haunting sadness is maybe my favourite art tone of all and Harrison captures it every so perfectly. I’m obsessed.

Here are my 5…

art fair fridays gabryel floral 2 christine dovey heirloom and knot

bryel harrison christine dovey heirloom and knot 14_of_human_sorrow

bryel harrison christine dovey heirloom and knot french kiss

art fair fridays gabryel harrison christine dovey heirloom and knot all_their_flame

bryel harrison christine dovey heirloom and knot light_must_make_its_way

The deep burgundy mixed with flashes of neon pink…be still my heart.

x

Art Fair Fridays – Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry

It’s Friday once again, which means both Heirloom & Knot and I are very happy to share with you the latest instalment in our ongoing Art Fair Fridays series, where we bring you weekly design inspiration and exclusive interviews with the talented artists that inspire our creativity on a daily basis.

Today, we’re incredibly delighted to showcase the incredible talent of artists Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry. Together, the sculptural works they create capture the ethereal beauty of the feminine form. Each piece is a layered menagerie of beauty and whimsy, that showcases the artists’ love for fashion and fantasy.  Their works tell a story that effortlessly weaves together elements of realism and fiction…the everyday and the imaginary.  All strikingly beautiful.

How long would you say you have been a professional artist and what has lead you to this point in your career?

Nikki:

When I was a kid, I was always a paper crafter, albeit on a more basic level!  Then, in art school, I learned paper cutting techniques and since 2003 I have been a practicing artist. I had been doing that for several years by the time we decided to form Paper-Cut-Project.

Amy:

I am a seasoned fashion editor and writer and I have always made things by hand, mainly in fabric. Nikki and I realized we shared a love of fashion and the fantasy in storytelling as it played out in campaigns, runway productions and fashion spreads. We both liked the idea of introducing the element of the hand-cut and handmade to high-end fashion productions. Because Nikki had a firm grasp on the paper medium and because it was reasonably affordable, we decided that we would work in a signature material and we chose to move in a more three-dimensional and sculptural direction. Together we visualize how our designs will play out for each client.

How would you describe your creative process?

Amy:

We work both together and separately. First we provide a very minimalist sketch of our ideas for the client. Once approved, Nikki may be building a foundation or underlying structure to support the weight of the piece while I am working on, textures or detail accents. There is always constant communication when we are working. Because there are so many stages to each piece we are generally working on the same piece at the same time, whether we are together in our studio or working individually.  

We respect each other’s space and time. It was important that Paper-Cut-Project work for both of our lifestyles too. Nikki has a toddler and is an author of a Sci-Fi series. I am an author and have a consultancy. We work well like this, sharing the load and the experience—from the construction of the pieces to the business of Paper-Cut-Project. Nikki is our lead designer. But doing this together was really the only way. Paper-Cut-Project wouldn’t exist without the both of us doing what we do best…and figuring the rest out along the way.

How would you describe your signature style?

Poetic. Without reference. Sculptural. Fantastical.

What do you think sets your work apart from other artists?

Amy:

I think my experience as an editor helps us get our work out there so that people know we exist. I still have to go through the same motions as everyone else and pitch, but I believe it’s difficult for artists to represent their work. But we use this to put the work in front of the right people. Nikki and I like to identify potential clients and once you can conjure collaboration in your imagination, to some degree there is the possibility for it to happen.

That may be what differentiates the experience of attaining clients, but I couldn’t tell you what sets our work apart from other artists who are moved to create, just like we are. That’s for the viewer to determine or feel, in my opinion.

Where do you find your greatest creative inspiration?

Nikki:

It can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything at all. But nature always, always is the greatest source. 

What do you think sets your work apart from other artists?

Nikki:

Our unique touch. Shapes and textures that clearly speak Paper-Cut-Project and not another. Also, all pieces are always 100% created by hand, piece-by-piece and by us alone, never outsourced. 

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Nikki:

It would probably have to be the collection we did for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London for their “Hollywood Costume” exhibit. Being asked to create pieces to compliment those amazing costumes was a true honor. All of our projects are always special though, each in their own way. 

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about your art?

Nikki:

Maybe not its not so much advice as it is wisdom, but to keep an open mind. Projects that sound strange or impossible at first often end up being the most rewarding if given the chance. Don’t ever say no without really considering it first, because there is nothing wrong with taking a chance or challenging yourself!

Art Fair Fridays - Amy And Nikki

Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry
http://www.paper-cut-project.com

No. 1  Stellar Works – Laval Vanity Desk – Price Upon Request
http://www.stellarworks.com/content/laval-vanity-desk

No. 2  LoversLand – Izola Comb Not a Hair Out of Place – $38.00
http://www.shoploversland.com/collections/for-him/products/not-a-hair-out-of-place-comb

No. 3  One Kings Lane – Peacock Chair – $715.00
https://www.onekingslane.com/product/63771/3483333?cat=376

No. 4  Indigo – Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style – $90.89
https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/product/9780300175660-item.html?ref=item_page:richrel:rr-carousel-small:json1

No. 5  Jon Vaccari Design – Enormous Milk-Glass Murano 16-Light Chandelier – $33,000

https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/lighting/chandeliers-pendant-lights/enormous-milk-glass-murano-16-light-chandelier/id-f_810368/

No. 6  Oscar de la Renta – Trina Mesh-Trimmed Patent-Leather Flats – $804
http://www.net-a-porter.com/cn/en/product/577786/oscar_de_la_renta/trina-mesh-trimmed-patent-leather-flats

No. 7  Etsy – Big Hair Don’t Care Shirt – $9.97
https://www.etsy.com/listing/233649420/big-hair-dont-care-shirt-hipster-shirt?ref=market

No. 8 Hermes – Cereal Plate – $225.00
http://canada-en.hermes.com/house/table/porcelain/mosaique-au-24-platinum/grouped-mosaique-au-24-platine-61085.html

No. 9  Bergorf Goodman – Sydney Evan 14K Fleur-de-Lis Single Stud Earring with Diamonds – $550.00
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Sydney-Evan-14K-Fleur-de-Lis-Single-Stud-Earring-with-Diamonds-Silver/prod96030008_cat468002__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.jsp%253FitemId%253Dcat468002%2526pageSize%253D120%2526No%253D0%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod96030008&cmCat=product

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I just can’t even come up with words that actually sum up how I feel about this work.  It’s just so crazily sublime. I love the context…the drama…the femininity…the boldness…the prettiness…the edge. I adore it all.

Here are my 5…

art fair fridays the paper cut project christine dovey heirloom and knot private collection

art fair fridays the paper cut project christine dovey heirloom and knot red valentino

art fair fridays the paper cut project christine dovey heirloom and knot the bay

art fair fridays the paper cut project christine dovey heirloom and knot

art fair fridays the paper cut project side view christine dovey heirloom and knot

The one with the black bows…and the ones from the back…le sigh. So incredibly beautiful.

x

Wednesday Whoa and a Giveaway – DX Design Auction

I’m so happy to be showcasing my picks from from the first ever Design Exchange Auction that’s coming up on May 29th, in support of Toronto’s Design Exchange.

design exchange items curated by christine dovey

1|| Bleeker Street Table by Avenue Road 2|| Dorwin Chair by Bernhardt 3|| Katavolos T-Chair For Laverne by Caviar 20 4|| Mini Trapezoid Sculpture by Kelly Wearstler 5|| Vintage Saarinen Table by Knoll 6|| Mesa Dinette Table by 45 Kilo 7|| Fast Vase by Cedric Ragot for Rosenthal US 8|| Landscape Tableware Set by The Drake General Store 9|| Smile Chair by Andreu World 10|| Trace Lamp by Mercury Bureau

And if you’re curious as to what this auction is all about…

Including a beautiful hand selected collection of furnishings and decorative objects, the auction features “items donated from the personal collections of local and international design starts and personalities, as well as limited editions items from world-renowned interior design brands….with all proceeds from the sale going towards supporting DX’s eduction programs, curatorial initiatives and the permanent collection.”

As for the Design Exchange itself is…well…it’s a pretty fantasitcal place here in Toronto…”Established in 1994, Design Exchange (a registered charitable, not-for-profit cultural institution,) is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage.  From furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, DX exhibitions and talks are curated to reflect contemporary culture, while demonstrating the relevance and importance of design to everyday life.”

So with all that said, here are is a little close-up of my selections…

BleeckerStreetTablebySebastianHerkner-AvenueRoad

One – This Bleeker Table from Avenue Road is as graphic as it is functional.  I love the contrast of the hard material and rounded delicate shape. It’s edgy but still timeless.

DorwinChairbyBernhardtFurniture

Two – I don’t think I really need to give much explanation as to why I love the Dorwin Chair by Bernhardt…just look at it…all that brass and creamy leather had me at hello a looooong time ago. It’s a sexy beast of a chair.

VintageT-ChairbyKatavolosforLaverne-Caviar20

Three- I’m a firm believer that every living space needs at least one vintage chair and when it’s a black leather, sculptural beauty like this one by Katavolos for Laverne, it just makes all kinds of sense.

MiniTrapezoidSculpture-KellyWearstler

Four – Two words on this one…Kelly. Wearstler…that’s really all I need to say there. Everything she makes/produces is at the very top of my wish list. This trapezoid piece is all kinds black and white graphic yumminess.

knoll_saarinen_tulip_side_table_6

Five – The Saarinen tulip table is a vintage classic…it works with every decor and instantly makes any room a little more special. It’s timeless, versatile and effortlessly chic.

MesaDinetteTableby45Kilo-EQ3

Six – Oh my lawd…the Mesa Dinette table is just soooo darn pretty.  I love the balance/tension created between the its glamorous regency feel and modern sculptural design.

FastVasebyCedricRagot-RosenthalSambonetUS

Seven- I love objects that are slightly weird and this Fast Vase by Cedric Ragot is exactly that…it’s graphic and punchy but also whimsical and playful…a good mix to be sure.  Throw one of these bad boys on your fireplace mantle or coffee table and I promise your space will look instantly more artful.

LandscapeTablewareSet-DrakeGeneralStore

Eight – I have this slightly weird obsession with pretty plates and these pastel landscape designs just make my heart go all pitter patter like. Their slightly ‘Canadiana’ish too, which just makes me love them that much more.

smile chair by andreu world

Nine – Modern black dining chairs are my jam and jelly and these ones by Andreu World are pretty perfect. I can see a set of them placed in an old Parisian apartment with buckets of plaster mouldings and a huge crystal chandy above…a perfect mix.

trace lamp by mercury bureau

Ten – The Trace Lamp by Mercury Bureau is an exercise in modern minimalism…it’s bold but restrained and unfussy…simple and clean but still graphic and interesting. Like the chairs above, I’d love to see one of these juxtaposed with an ornate ceiling medallion above.

Though these ten pieces are my favourites, there are so many more beautiful selections being auctioned off as part of this amazing event.  And because I know you’d love to see this stunning collection for yourself and maybe even have the chance to bid on a thing or two, I’m hosting a giveaway for tickets to the evening taking place on May 10th from 7-10pm.  Oh and PS, these peeps will be there too…Arren Williamns, Raymond Girard, Tommy Smythe, Brandon Tiraro, James Davie, Karen von Hahn, Rick Mugford, Troy Seidman, Derreck Martin, Natalie Mitrovich, Kate Thronley-Hall so yah…it’s your definite chance to see/buy some beautiful things and hob-nob with the who’s-who of design/design media:)

To enter:

1. Leave a comment below

For extra entries:

1. Follow me on Instagram

2. Follow the Design Exchange on Instgram

3. Instagram your favourite piece from my curated collection using hashtag #designexchangeandchristinedovey

So that’s a total of 4 chances to win. Please make sure you leave a separate comment for each so I can talley:)

Bon chance!  I’ll draw for the winner one week from today on May 27th.

xx

Haute House – Black and White

“You say I’m Wearing too much Black, but All I Hear is You Look Great”
What is white, black and chic all over? This week’s trend of black and white graphic prints! This trend is virtually a no-brainer as it is likely the most famous pairing next to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. This time however, it is resurfacing in bold, modern, graphic prints of all shapes and sizes. Polka dots, stripes, outer space, animal skins, you name it and it is probably in the next store window, or even better, around your house or existing wardrobe. Since this is not this trend’s first walk around the block, it is easy to incorporate or invest in some new items…like the ones below!
haute house black and white christine dovey style sunglasses shoes straws coat
1) These paper straws are probably the least practical item, but completely necessary in making your table top decor pop with pattern for $9.95 at CB2
Who really uses a straw anyways?
2) These Louis Vuitton Black and White Kusama Rond Dots Limited Edition sunglasses are a bit of a splurge at $838.95, but remember that part I said about investing? Guaranteed these bad boys will never go out of style!
3) Retro, Pop art inspired Aldo Choewia Leather Black & White Spot Heeled Court shoes have all the graphic elements that will have you putting your best foot forward all the time.
4) Is it a landscape? Is it a constellation? The only thing I know for sure, is that if I had this Miss Misty Jacket II from Lululemon Athletica, I might seriously consider taking up running.
5) When it comes to black and white, Chanel wrote the book on it-literally, and if you need even more inspiration check out this three piece set by Francois Baudot for $47 at http://www.amazon.ca/Chanel-Set-3-Francois-Baudot/dp/2843235189/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1430767789&sr=8-4&keywords=chanel
6) Good things come in small packages, or are small packages just good things? In the case of Kelly Wearstler’s Origami Mini Box, they definitely are! For $495 at http://www.kellywearstler.com/home-decor-view-all/origami-mini-box/HDS0076.html?cgid=home-decor-view-all&dwvar_HDS0076_color=BKWHT#start=1
7) TBT to a few weeks back when we were talking graphic flowers with this Rebecca Taylor Sleeveless Splashed Flowers Flippy Dress!
haute house black and white christine dovey style hat chair shirt fabric
8) For a little revamp inspiration, take note how perfectly Madeline Weinrib mixes vintage and modern with this Zig Zag Amagansett vintage American chair for $2,500 http://www.bostonmagazine.com/property/article/2013/12/03/black-white-red-furniture-accessories/
9) Enjoy the heat while still looking cool, in this Zara Two-Tone Wide Brim Hat for just $29.90!
10) Add some graphic detail to your outfit with this Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile Clutch Bag w/Cutout Overlay.
11) Last but not least, lest we forget the original graphic tee. This Truly Madly Deeply Mod Fitted Cropped Top from Urban Outfitters is $34.
Black and white is my favourite…black and white is my favourite.
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