A Well Dressed Tree: 34 Fashion Designers Create Christmas Ornaments To Help Save The Garment Center.

The Made in NYC Designer Holiday Tree is an initiative to help Save the Garment Center. 30+ fashion and jewelry designers, including Anna Sui, Shoshanna Lonstein, Nicole Miller, Nanette Lepore, Malia Mills and Theia’s Don O’Neill have designed $30 ornaments that will be sold with all proceeds benefiting STGC, making good on a request by Caravan Stylist Studio’s Claudine DeSola, a longtime Garment Center supporter. Read more

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Cut Up Negatives Make For Positively Awesome Christmas Ornaments at Glak Love.

Artist and Principal Designer Angelyn Pass of Atanta Georgia’s Glak Love has trademarked Celluloidic Artistry™, a process in which she turns exposed film negatives into positively stunning, art, quirky holiday ornaments and jewelry.

An on-hiatus actress, she found herself cutting up old film negatives because, as she says “…I don’t know, maybe it was cathartic.”  She became mesmerized by the moments captured on film and was inspired to begin making collages out of them, which resulted in several different items including these lovely and unusual handmade, Christmas ornaments.






Each ornament measures 80mm, has glitter ‘snow’ in the ball and a ribbon attached for hanging.

Shipping Details: Shipped via First Class mail, with shipping times varying by destination. For domestic shipping, please allow up to 1 week for delivery; For International, please allow 2 – 3 weeks for shipping. Orders over 2 ornaments are shipped via Priority Mail. Each ornament comes in its own gift box, ready to give as a present to someone special, including yourself.

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Mensch On a Bench Gives Elf On A Shelf Some Company.

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Originally I was going to title this post “Mensch On A Bench Gives The Elf On A Shelf Some Competition.” but given the relatively small amount of Jews and the growing number of mixed marriages, ‘company’ was a more appropriate term for the new holiday combination book and toy. Read more

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The 35 Best Balloon Pics From The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Miss the parade this morning? Don’t fret, I’ve compiled (and cropped, colored or altered) the Best Pics From Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 35 photos for a good look at most of the balloons from this morning’s 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York for your enjoyment. And here they are. Read more

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A 9′ Tall Tower of 50,000 Wishbones and 20 Other Examples of Wishbone Art For Thanksgiving.

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Last year I treated my readers to a selection of Wishbone inspired art on Turkey Day. This year I have a new round-up of contemporary art, furniture and other Wishbone items I’d like to share with you in honor of Thanksgiving. Read more

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ARCHICINE: Famous Movie Architecture As Modernist Illustrations.

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Artist and illustrator Federico Babina, best known for his Archipix, a series of well-known architects and their buildings rendered as pixellated 8 bit graphics, has now turned architectural icons of cinema into ARCHICINE, a series of modernist posters. Read more

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11 Very Short Films, Each With One Line. Making A Scene Directed by Janusz Kaminski.

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For the New York Times Magazine Movie Issue, 11 of the year’s best big-screen performers (Cate Blanchett, Bradley Cooper, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Greta Gerwig, Oscar Isaac, Michael B. Jordan, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Robert Redford, Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey) deliver one line in 11 original very short films directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer  Janusz Kaminski. Read more

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A $977,000 Mac Pro and The Other Top Selling Items At Jony and Marc’s RED Auction.

On Saturday night, 44 special design items were auctioned at Sotheby’s Jony and Marc’s (RED) Auction to raise money to fight AIDS in Africa. Brought to you by Marc Newson, Bono & Jony Ive, the event raised an incredible $12,883,000 USD (more than double that when you add the Gates’ Foundation donation) with many items going for far above the estimate. Read more

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The Yin Yang Tub For Couples. Sensual Bathing Without Sharing That Pesky Dirty Bathwater.

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Bathtubs for couples are growing more and more popular. The Yin Yang Couple Tub, named because its compartments emulate the Asian symbol, has a lot of the bells and whistles that other new luxury spa equipment has (led lights, massage bubbles, music, etc.) but the tub is designed with two separate compartments so that friends, family and other ‘pairs’ can bathe together as well. Plus you don’t have to lay around in someone’s dirty bathwater (other than your own, of course). Read more

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