Design: What do you find beautiful? We value style and substance and find this in art, architecture, fashion, furnishings, and objects.

Wipe That Self Off Your Face

The face of the city: a façade is the exterior element of a building, often ornamental, that defines its aesthetic character. The importance of the façade increases with density. In an urban setting, often the façade of the building is all...
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A Body Grows in Belleville

Le corps has been the site of exploration in art ranging from the nude form to contemporary investigations in identity, gender, and race, from the body erotic to the body liberated from the gaze. The body both has been inscribed with meaning but...
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All Grown Up

I fell in love with a navy twisted bow-back bomber back in 2008. I’m not exactly sure what sidebar write-up or backwater blog I was reading when I stumbled upon it, but it was perfect. I immediately tracked down the designer’s sparse website...
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Stilettos Click Here

Roger Vivier invented the stiletto. While the pointy heel was around prior, the addition of the metal within the heel allowed us to prance to new heights. He also designed other iconic shoe shapes, such as the comma heel and the pilgrim...
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SoCal Sweden

Salsa and lingonberries, same thing, right? Elin Kling’s new line, Totême – recently released in the U.S. – was described in the WSJ. article where I first saw the line as “European preppy.” If what they meant was precise but unfussy tailoring…

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