Spotted at ICFF: A cardboard robot, two of the coolest faucets ever, a forest of lights, get ready for your close up home movie lights, and a table stuffed with cold hard cash.
Jill Platner has always made me insanely jealous. She is cuter than a button, has a buff surfer body, and unlike my handsmithed jewerly line dedemetal, she was able to sustain her business. Ugh... This week she opened a month long show of her large scale sculptures so now you can add master of all things metal to her resume. The installation can be seen in a gallery space right next to her store on Crobsy Street in Soho so after gazing her beautiful large scale work, you can treat yourself to a petite something at her shop. Gosh darn it.. the only thing that might smooth our feathers now is a pair of her gold earrings.
Yes QR codes are still the trend du jour with retailers including Barney's, Bloomies, Bergdorf's, and more using the platform to promote products and special events. But we are not buying the hype. If early adopters are not grabbing their phones to scan every code found in a magazine, billboard, or on a store shelf do you think the average American will? Here is our theory, if you make a customer work too hard to find out more information given to them by an advertiser they will pass. It is not the same as receiving information from a friend or community which is at the core of mass adoption. This is why we believe QR codes will join the bone yard along with store "apps" created by retailers who should have just built a mobile web site.
FYI, this post was inspired by a story posted on Luxury Daily today. We don't mean to poke fun, but isn't that a "Marketing for Dummies" book on the shelf behind this expert?
Has May become the new April? Based on the soggy weather it might be, but don't let the gathering storm clouds get you down. The rain gives you a chance to show off a really cute umbrella. The slide show features our favorites in the following order: Kimchi Blue Polka Dot Umbrella $24, Moschino's Headphone Print Umbrella $84, Polka Dot Clear Umbrella $25, or if you are looking for an eco-responsible option made from natural materials and bio-degradable plastic check out Brelli starting at $46.
Can you name the curious, inquisitive, experimental entrepreneur who cares about the world we live in and is now following Gritty Pretty PR on Twitter? Martha Stewart! Her tweets include a fun mix of everything Martha from baking, to pets, to weddings- LOVE!
Wedding are expensive. If you are not interested in blowing your entire 401K on your big day, Bargaining Bride is your guide to planning a perfect cheap wedding. The best part, your guest won't know you saved some coin.
Dope Canadian Tuxedo is a site that celebrates blue jeans and those who are not afraid to wear denim head to toe. Expect to find an interesting mix of denim items and of course, Canadian tuxedos.
Every Monday we post our favorite and not so favorite new Twitter followers from the week before. Want to share your Twitter stream? Follow us.
Now that the royal wedding is over and we know who designed Kate's dress, we want to reveal other fun facts about the event.
- The wedding featured about $800,000 in flowers
- The cake cost a whopping $80,000
- The world's most expensive wedding of course was Lady Di's at 48 million. There is a slight chance that Kate's wedding, quelle surprise cost less!
- The wedding, which was considered a holiday in the UK, cost the country close to 10 billion dollars
- Yes, there is a Foursquare page for the Royal Wedding. We also found several Facebook pages. The largest from 2 for Couples (we have NO idea who that is) and a second page from the BBC.
The Gritty Pretty tried to get up at 3AM to attend the party from the comfort of our Tempur-Pedic bed, but we just got back from prospecting for work in New Orleans and it might take us another week to recover. Too many Daiquiris obtained from drive thru establishments.
If you follow us on Twitter you might know that we believe all men should moisturize and all women should own 25 pairs of in-season shoes. We just found a kindred spirit. Retro Vintage Shoes is a blog that focuses on vintage inspired trendy footwear that is on sale! We will never purchase heels again without checking this blog first.
Did you meet anyone on Twitter who significantly changed your life? Be a part of Twitter history! @tweetsynchro is looking for people whose business relationships, romances, and friendships started via Twitter for an upcoming book.
Lindsey Louie is the woman behind the blog, complacencykillsusall.com. Her site is a mix of high brow fashion, designer look books , music, and her personal style. We love the "song of the day" posts.
Keep your stilettos, sky high wedges, and thong sandals. If it is chic to be a geek, that means comfortable, and yes flip flop wearers, clean feet. Loafers and boat shoes are the season's "it" shoes required to finish a smart prepster or charming tom boy look. Above are our favorites.
We wear glasses because we can barely see across the street and it makes us sad. Not because we dislike them, but au courant Rx eyewear is an accessory we can barely afford. Thank the budget style gods for Warby Parker, a company that produces vintage inspired designer frames with prescription lenses for $95. Plus for every pair you buy, they donate a pair to someone in need. Think the pot can't get even sweeter? You can try out the eyewear before you buy from home.