Friday, December 14, 2012

Chef Mon Coeur / Hazelnut Cupcakes

For the Kids:
Hazelnut Cupcakes with 
2 Christmas Jams
Ingredients for the Cupcakes:

100 gr. Flour
140 gr. Caster Sugar
1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
Pinch of Salt
40 Grams of Butter at room temperature
120 ml Whole Milk
1 Egg
120 g Hazelnut Cream

Procedure for the Cupcakes:

Heat oven to 170 degrees.
Mix the sifted flour, caster sugar, yeast, salt, and butter in a bowl and beat with rods at low speed until everything is mixed and crumbly.
Pour milk slowly into the above mixture and whisk until well blended. Add the egg and continue beating (Assist with a silicone spatula to collect any remaining on the side of the container). Distribute the mixture into paper molds to half its capacity and put inside the tray cavities. 
Cook them in the oven for approximately 20 minutes until done. 
Remove from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes.

Raspberry Jam


Lemon Juice

Orange, Rosemary and Ginger Jam


Orange shell Sliced
Vanilla Bean
Chopped Rosemary

Jonathan Adler X Bare Minerals Limited-Edition Set

Jonathan Adler and BareMinerals have teamed up on a limited-edition Happiness by Design set, which merges cosmetics with home decor. The project marks two firsts—BareMinerals's debut collaboration and Adler's premiere foray into cosmetics. "I always say that I believe we're all beautiful on the inside," Adler told, "But you might as well do what you can on the outside. It was a joy to work with [Bare Escentuals and BareMinerals founder] Leslie Blodgett and her team, and I'm so pleased with how the product turned out."

The special-edition box features Adler's signature bright hues in a chevron pattern and houses a Handy Buki Brush and an oversize version of the makeup brand's Original SPF 15 Foundation (available in five shades).

“I love the color combination of this collection," Blodgett told "It’s hot and fiery. It’s a ball of energy. This isn’t something you meditate to. You open it, and a genie pops out. In this case, it’s our fabulous foundation.”

The collectible set ($60) launches in February at BareMinerals boutiques and Ulta and Nordstrom stores, as well as on,,, and

Latest Revival / Fine Jewelry

Latest Revival, is an new online luxury retailer where jewelry is the sole focus. At Latest Revival, you will find a carefully curated collection of authentic baubles from the finest designer brands such as Chanel, Lanvin, and Hermes; one-of-a-kind estate pieces from established jewelry houses including Cartier, Van Cleef and Bvlgari; as well as up-and-coming talent like Eddie Borgo and Monique Pean.

Throughout the year, they will offer exclusive limited edition pieces and original editorial content featuring jewelry news, trend stories and insider interviews. At Latest Revival, they encourage "the delineation of collecting" and welcomes you to build upon an existing collection or to create a new treasure trove. Whether you are a seasoned collector or simply and admirer of beautiful bijoux, they invite you to browse and shop their unique assortment of jewels.
This week Latest Revival launched its latest sale of vintage bijoux by Givenchy.

"It's an opulent mix of pieces from the 70's and 80's, handpicked from the Givenchy archives."
- Dalia Oberlander founder of Latest Revival

Check out our favorites:
Vintage Givenchy Gold Chain Link Necklace
$350.00 USD
Vintage Givenchy Rhinestone and Gold Link Bracelet
$400.00 USD
Vintage Givenchy Egyptian Revival Gold Weave Necklace
$450.00 USD

To buy click on the link below:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Van Gogh / Starry Night (Interactive Animation)

This is Beautiful!

Try to visualize the flow of the painting "Starry Night" of Vincent Van Gogh. The viewer can interact with the animation. Also, the sound responds to the flow. Made with open frameworks.

Louis Vuitton / Spring 2013 Ads

PARIS — Artist Daniel Buren, who created the yellow checkerboard set for Louis Vuitton's spring fashion show in Paris in October, created a similarly graphic backdrop for the French brand’s next fashion campaign, slated to break in February issues.

Photographer Steven Meisel, who shot the ads in a New York studio, was seeing double as Vuitton artistic director Marc Jacobs chose top young models in twins to heighten “the message of repetition and the repetition of patterns.” Jacobs noted that his collection was inspired by one of Buren’s most famous works — the striped columns of different heights in Palais Royal, known as Les Deux Plateaux — and played with Vuitton’s famous Damier check.

Buren said it was his first such collaboration with a fashion brand, and he was impressed with the speed of the industry. “Some of my projects take years to complete, so this was new for me,” he mused.

The checks don’t stop there. Buren has also been tapped to do window displays for select Vuitton boutiques, timed for the arrival of the ready-to-wear collection in March.

BAGGU / Everyday Bags

BAGGU makes simple,  high quality bags in many bright colors. They're durable and full many uses so you can own less stuff.
Their best selling reusable bag is not just for the grocery stores. Carry in your hand or over your shoulder. Holds 2-3 plastic grocery bags worth of stuff. 
$9.00 USD
Canvas Duck Bag
A book bag, a market carry-all, the perfect everyday tote. Carry in your hand, on your shoulder or cross your chest. Brings home everything from a laptop to groceries.
$24.00 USD
Fredericks and Mae Pouch
A luxurious collaboration with friends at Frederick Mae. Hand wrapped horsehair tassel attached to brass zipper pull of our their classic zipper pouch. Pouches are hand made in NYC. Each tassel is unique and made by hand.
$80.00 USD
Zipper Bag
Set of three zipper bags to organize your luggage. Holds toiletries, cords, and chargers, electronics, a book, pens and pencils, toys, or anything else that need a bag.
$12.00 USD
Canvas Case for iPad
Recycled cotton canvas protective iPad sleeve with velcro flap closure. Lined with cozy recycles PET fleece. In many colors and prints.
$28.00 USD

To buy click on the link below:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rebecca Minkoff / Resort 2013

Rebecca Minkoff's Resort 2013 Collection is here!
Make your holiday escape in new rule-breaking styles.

Rebecca got a makeover
Whats new:

Art Meets Commerce
Shop and explore the world of RM in a fully redesigned online experience that unites editorial stories and e-commerce.
Up Close And Personal
See your favorite products in a new light. With their enhanced zoom feature, your never miss a detail.
Social Butterfly
Join the conversation in one central location from Facebook to Instagram to Pinterest to Twitter, You'll get all the latest updated from RM's social channels right at your fingertips.

Check out the Lookbook + Our top favorites
The Hex
$750.00 USD
Round Horn Pendant
$148.00 USD
The Mini Box
$395.00 USD
20/20 Jacket
$698.00 USD
The Coco Clutch
$595.00 USD
The Huntington Clutch
$795.00 USD

To buy click on the link below:

Valentino / Garavani Museum

Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti Announce the launch of Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum. 

An unprecedented digital fashion experience showcases five decades of fashion history. Mr. Garavani is the first international fashion designer to curate a permanent exhibition of his work in digital form. 

The virtual museum is a downloadable desktop application connected to an online database that uses real time 3D technology to create an immersive environment. Content is arranged in a a museum layout where users explore the different galleries and wings covering what would be over 10,000 square meters in an actual museum. Over 300 dresses from the Valentino Garavani archive were captured for the museum and are organized by theme. Also, content such as sketches, illustrations, advertising campaigns editorials and red carpet we well as event photos provide a story to go with each dress. Special events and exhibitions from the pair's history are celebrated with photos and video - from the 1968 White Collection to the 2011 White Fairy Tale Love Ball. In addition, the application features a media library, which catalogues the over 5,000 images including dresses, photos, drawings and 95 fashion show videos. 

To enter or download the museum click on the link below:

Michael Kors / Working Girl

Michael Kors just introduced "Working Girl" the Jet Set MacBook Tote - a chic attache that goes beyond the office.

Available in 3 different colors: Red, Black & Luggage.

$299.95 USD

To buy click on the link below:

Assouline / Windows @ Bergdorf Goodman

The holidays are here! Feel the crispy, wintry air and become inspired with a festive mood.

Assouline's Windows at Bergdorf Goodman: Special Edition is sure to beguile your decorative spirit with its cornucopia of beautiful and unique images.
"Windows at Bergdorf Goodman proves that looking can be more fun than shopping."
- Harper's Bazaar

New York loves a spectacle, and come holiday season one of the best in town is the elaborate windows at Bergdorf Goodman that attract thousands of New Yorkers and visitors every year. The anticipation is sustained year-round by innovative window displays that do far more than herald the changing winds of fashion. Bergdorf Goodman windows are legendary for their artistry, detail, smart references, and sly visual jokes. Who could forget the Dada-inspired upside-down display in summer 2006, or the extraordinary white paper-sculpture dreamscape from holiday 2000? The surreal worlds conjured behind the glass are as varied and fully realized as a three-ring traveling circus, a Louis XIV confectionary, and an Edwardian portrait sitting—artistic visions created by the Visual Department of Bergdorf Goodman. Like the best advertising and the best art, the windows’ statements are nothing if not memorable. Says the store’s director of visual presentation, David Hoey, “We’re drawn to extremes here. Minimalism is great. Maximalism too. What we avoid is medium-ism.” This volume presents the best of the past decade of memorable tableaux, sidewalk shadow boxes, you could say, in a covetable collector’s edition.
Windows at Bergdorf Goodman Special Edition
$250.00 USD

To buy click on the link below:

Nike / Studio Wrap

Introducing the Nike Studio Wrap
As tastes change and people look for new, all-encompassing fitness programs, so too do the popular workouts of the day. With the rise of studio-style workouts — yoga and pilates, for example — the requisite shoe is evolving, with exercisers preferring a more stripped down, barefoot-like experience. (If not just flat out barefoot.)
The Nike Studio Wrap, a three-part footwear system comprised of a wrap, ribbon and flat and designed to offer a better-than-barefoot experience while solving the myriad issues that accompany simply not wearing shoes. (Slipping and the hygiene of going barefoot in a studio jump immediately to mind.)
The ribbon and wrap ensure some stability and support without hindering range-of-motion at all, with a minimal sole that offers a bit of protection and maximized flexibility.
And unlike shoes, the wrap and ribbon can easily be tossed in the wash with the accompanying mesh storage bag, ensuring easy cleaning and portability
The result of 30 different prototypes and myriad wear-tests, the Nike Studio Wrap may just be the future of studio footwear. Launching in Spring 2013, the Nike Studio Wrap will retail for $110 USD.

Eddie Borgo / Jewelry Box

Eddie Borgo just released the most luxurious jewelry boxes. All handcrafted in Italy with exotic skins and gold details, we love them. Aren't they the chicest jewelry boxes you have ever seen?

"Most of my girlfriends keep their jewelry on doorknobs, hanging from nails on the wall, on the corner of a mirror, or(in rare instants)in a drawer," says Borgo. "It was something that I have begun to notice more often since I began designing jewelry on my own. Everyone wants to show you their jewelry collections."

Keep your jewelry organized and sparkly with Eddie Borgo's new line of jewelry boxes. 

Check out our favorites:
$2,000 USD

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