JULY 2014 FAVORITES: D’s Little List of Loves

    CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT   1. PURSE – Tom Ford Leather & Feather Bag ($2,950) – Tom Ford 2. WALL ART – Photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans – tillmans.co.uk 3. BOOKS – F. Scott Fitzgerald Hardbacks (approx. $35, £14.99) - Amazon US, Penguin UK 4. CUTLERY – Malmo Rose Gold Place Setting by Kate Spade ($90) – Bloomingdale’sread ON

PACKAGING CRUSH: Tokyomilk’s Femme Fatale Handcremes

    Arsenic, Bulletproof, Excess, Tainted Love… they say it’s what’s on the inside that counts but today we are all about the outside – the outside packaging that is. Part of perfume maven Margo Elena’s Tokyomilk Dark line of Femme Fatale Handcremes, these 3.4 ounce tubes of dangerous sounding shea butters pack some seriousread ON

Modern Technology Meets Old World Shoe Making

      Melding the best in old world craftsmanship with the ultimate in biomorphic 3D scanning technology, The Left Shoe Company is taking men’s footwear to new heights in comfort and style. The process begins at one of the company’s globally located stores or pop-up shops with what is simply the most accurate and detailedread ON

BITS & BOBS: A Few Pretties From D Files

    Today we have a few pretties from D files. Above – the modular Osiris Chandelier made from hand formed brass components by Matthew Fairbank Design.     Perforated Bronze Stool / Table by Kelly Wearstler – an updated take on a classic form. Custom sizes available upon request.     Famed Italian designer Paola Navoneread ON

‘CONVERSATION PIECE’: Fashion Meets Interior Design

    Set in a private apartment overlooking the high-rise skyline of Milan, two creative minds have put together an installation highlighting the defining aesthetics of our lives – fashion and design. The unique collaboration was born in the imaginations of Italian architect Luca Cipelletti and Austrian born fashion designer Arthur Arbesser. Their goal –read ON

CALIBER: From Illegal Guns to Diamond Studded Cuffs

    It began with a simple goal – create jewelry to help fundraise and market for non-profit organizations. Five years later, former attorney and Jewelry for a Cause founder, Jessica Mindich, has given back over $400,000 in philanthropy dollars to worthy organizations. The Caliber™ line, one of the company’s five collections, was named for the moniker’sread ON

MARISOL: Umbrellas With a Social Mission

Handcrafted right here in New York, the Brooklyn based company, Joyaux Marisol, produces limited edition African wax print parasols and umbrellas designed not only to protect from the sun, wind, and rain but also from the ravages of violence against women. The company donates 20% of the net profits from each sale to women survivorsread ON