Recently in: Giving Back

Sebastian Errazuriz Creates "Relief Accessoration"!!!

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Like most New Yorkers ....
Hurricane Sandy has left me speechless!!!

My house is fine, my lights & water back on,
still no internet .....
but, that's nothing to complain about!!!

I don't live in Staten Island, Breezy Point, or New Jersey ...
And my home nor my business is destroyed!!!

But, my heart goes out to everyone
not as lucky as I am,
especially my partner Carla & her partner's Richard & Glenn
owners of CRG Gallery,
who lost 26 years of hard work!!!

I'm not sure what to do .....
but I had to share this brilliant project created by  

Errazuriz, inspired by the water lines  
left on the walls of the flooded galleries 
in NYC's Chelsea art district,
hand dipped these classic NYC souvenir tees 
to raise much-needed money for hurricane relief efforts!!!

The shirts, $40 each,
are available at Grey Area ....
just hit the link!!!

 

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Marni's Garden "Grows" Chairs For Milan Design Week!

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Milan's "retail accessorator supreme"
presented a divine collection of 
100 chairs!!!!

Made by ex-prisioners in Columbia, 
the projects goal is to 
"reinforce the prisoners resettlement 
into social & working life."

These brightly colored traditional Columbian chairs
have been updated in "fashion" patterns
& color combinations created by 
Marni owner & designer

They are super-stunning ....
& would look especially divine in my garden!!!

And guess what ......
 this morning, 
my favorite Marni saleslady 
checked the cost of shipping six to NYC .... 
& they're on their way!!!!

Paola Navone "Accessorates" Merci, Paris In Milan!!!

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One of my favorite designers
has become the "accesoartor" supreme 
for the Merci pop-up store 
that arrived in Milan yesterday ....
to be part of 

I adore Navone's bold combinations of 
black & white graphic designs!!!

They are a wonderful compliment 
to the merchandise selection
that the concept store Merci is know for!!!!
(see blog 11/11/09)

Ori Gersht's Video, "Big Bang" Blankets Times Square!!!

and
are presenting the first 
"Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery"
featuring London-based photographer
2006 digital film 


The film will appear daily during the month of April,
on a dozen signs 
surrounding Times Square,
at 11:57 PM.

This stunning film, 
appearing over several minutes,
re-creates a floral still-life composition
in the style of an Old Master painting,
which then explodes in slow motion.

Last night was the "incredible" first blow up!!!

It played on screens that included ..... 

This is an absolute "MUST SEE" for all New Yorkers
and our guests!!!

It reminds us 
that there is really only one .....

MHOY ...... Another Unusual NY Gift Show Favorite!!!

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What is a MHOY?????

It's a "protest pet" designed by  artist
Beginning as sticker art in Paris, it has evolved
into this three dimensional, recycled,
poly resin sculpture!!!

Evoking the struggle for animal rights,
a MHOY may look like a loudspeaker but,
it is really a heart touching creature ....
who "protests in silence"!!!!

By adopting a MHOY, we recognize this struggle ......
5% of all sales go directly to PETA .......
a charity that fights for the dignity of all animals!!!

I bought a dozen to give to all my favorite 
"animal loving accessorator's"!!!