Trend Alert: Lego Mosaic Bags by Maria Sole Cecchi

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Combining actual LEGO bricks with real leather, acrylic or plexi, fine craftsmanship and some imagination, these brick-embellished handbags by Maria Sole Cecchi of Les Petits Joueurs are flying off the shelves and appearing in fashion mags all over the world. Read more

Pantone Pumps Are A Kick Of Color. Pumptone Universe by Christian Goldemann.

Pantone Pumps
*Please note: this is not an officially licensed Pantone Product, nor is it available for sale

Continuing to exploit Pantone Colors is this dream project that gives high heels a hue. Pumptone is a concept that art director /graphic designer and illustrator Christian Goldemann of goldesign wishes to produce in cooperation with Pantone Universe and famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin. Read more

Chew On This: Upscale Flavored Toothpicks From Daneson Include 200 Year Old Single Malt Scotch.

Upscale Flavored Toothpicks From Daneson

Lest you think only tacky folk and rednecks chew on toothpicks, let me correct you. Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Zac Efron, Robert Pattison, Ashton Kutcher, Jude Law (and son Rafferty), P. Diddy and Chace Crawford are all toothpick chompers. Read more

How The World Searched in 2012 and A Little Analysis of Google Search Trends For The Past Five Years.

How The World Searched in 2012

A look at How The World Searched in 2012 according to Google. Read more

Hey Girl Goes Hardcover. Ryan Gosling Memes Get Bound In A New Book.

If the words “Hey Girl” don’t mean anything to you, you’re either not a fan of The Gos (which cannot be possible), or you must be one of the few people who never visited the blog of Danielle Henderson. Read more

Pantone Speedos? Yep. And Trunks and Shorts, Too. New Pantone Beachwear.

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Fashion Factory of Montecarlo is yet another company taking advantage of the Pantone Universe Licensing program. They decided to dive headfirst in this adventure by acquiring a beachwear license and combining French de rigueur with Italian fantasy in their first collection consisting of four styles for men and one for women. Read more

Newd Adhesive Jewelry for the Body from Italy’s Alessandro Masini.


Since I first introduced you to Italian brand NEWD in this post almost three years ago , the collection of safe self-adhesive jewelry has grown. With more more pieces and styles added to their five collections (and some no longer available), it was time to update my readers.


Newd was established in Florence in 2006 by Alessandro Masini. It’s the only company in the world that produces ‘Skin Jewels’; adhesive jewelry that is applied directly to the skin. Glamour, innovation, sensuality, femininity, creativity and individuality come together for an exciting and trendy product that really goes beyond all standards.

For those of you who don’t wish to permanently pierce or tattoo yourself , NEWD is a fun alternative for body ornamentation. They carry simple geometric shapes in various sizes, the requisite trendy shapes such as butterflies and hearts, and some bolder and more unusual pieces. White, rose, and yellow gold, polished or satin finished, gold-plated, enameled, embellished with pearls, Swarovksi crystals, precious stones and more can be applied on your back, neckline, arms, belly or wherever you deem desirable.

They have five collections of different shapes, styles and metals. Some are just simple silhouettes, some are adorned with Swarovski crystals and others with dangling gems. Here are just a few:










Once only available in Italy, you can purchase directly from NEWD here.

Yarn Bombing: Guerilla Knitters & Granny Graffiti Cover Cities With Crochet

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above: Yarn Bomber Magda Sayeg gives a Paris statue a legwarmer

If you’re not aware of the latest art movement, Yarn Bombing, just start looking around. Yarn Bombing is a cozier version of street graffiti. Sometimes referred to as Grandma Graffiti, it is the guerilla crocheting of buildings, bike racks, stairs, statues, trees, lampposts and more are covered with crochet or knitting by various artists. Read more