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KATIE OLSEN

Katie Olsen

CALENDARS 2016
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FABRIC
TEXTILES
PATTERNS
INDIA
INDIAN
DESIGN
BOOKS
CRAFTSMANSHIP
The Fabric of India
London's Victoria and Albert Museum (aka V&A) boasts an incredible collection of handmade Indian fabrics and textiles—a collection they say is the greatest in the world. Though their exhibition "The Fabric of India" is coming to a close this weekend...
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
TEXTILES
APPAREL
HOMEWARES
ILLUSTRATION
BLANKETS
Art Brand BFGF
Lilian Martinez calls her creative endeavor BFGF an "art brand" since her ingenuous yet lush and compelling designs can be found on almost anything. From T-shirts to digitally printed rugs, Martinez's creations draw from pop culture (Nike swooshes...
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
BOOKS
PHOTO BOOKS
LIMITED EDITION
NSFW
Guy Bourdin's "Nature Magique" Book
Legendary French photographer and painter Guy Bourdin has a body of work that's taken on its own life since his passing in 1991. Bourdin's style of provocative, sensual and cheeky images are at once familiar and engrossing, and a new, highly covetable...
COLLABORATIONS
ART
ARTISTS
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
FASHION
Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons
Over its 224 pages, the stunning Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons displays what occurs when high fashion and art collide. From the surreal lobster dress by Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí to the...
DECOR
DESIGN
INTERIOR DESIGN
EMBROIDERY
CRAFT
METAL
IRON MAIDEN
SLAYER
MOTORHEAD
ROCK MUSIC
HEAVY METAL
FONT
LETTERING
"Metal is The New Black" by Quiet British Accent
Taking something traditionally wholesome and making it a little subversive and much more playful, London-based design duo Quiet British Accent has recently unveiled their Metal is The New Black project. For the series, QBA—aka Sharon and Jason...
ART EXHIBITIONS
NYC
CONEY ISLAND
STEVE ESPO POWERS
BROOKLYN MUSEUM
BROOKLYN
SIGN PAINTING
Interview: Stephen ESPO Powers on Brooklyn Museum's Coney Island Extravaganza
Across an impressive three shows (opening today, 20 November 2015) Brooklyn Museum showcases the charm, spirit, strangeness and seediness that is New York's Coney Island. "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008" displays 140 diverse...
JEWELRY
SILVER
GOLD
ACCESSORIES
AUSTRALIAN
MELBOURNE
HANDMADE
AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS
WELFE Jewelry's Solar Collection
Wales-born, New Zealand-raised, and now Melbourne-based Welfe Bowyer is essentially a self-taught jeweler; yet his previous life studying architecture means that he's always been interested in creating three-dimensional entities and experimenting...
TECH ACCESSORIES
TECH
CHARGERS
APPLE
DEVICES
YVES BEHAR
DESIGN
FUSEPROJECT
DESIGN PROCESSES
LAPTOP CHARGERS
MULTI-DEVICE CHARGERS
Fuseproject's Three-Port Zolt Charger
Launching today, the Zolt Laptop Charger aims to make powering all your devices faster, easier and much less cumbersome. The charger—designed by fuseproject—is a sleek, lightweight device with three USB ports. This translates to charging three...
CUSTOM 2015
Custom Presents
DESIGN
DECOR
HOME DECOR
AUSTRALIAN
TEXTILES
BECI ORPIN
SPACE
SHEETS
KIDS
CHILDRENS
Arro Home Kids' Collection
Melbourne-based homewares company Arro Home (helmed by Beci Orpin and Adam Rogers) has just launched its first children's collection—and it's just as bright, playful and spirited as their designs for grown-ups. Evoking concepts like exploration...
GREEN THUMB 2015
The Green Thumb
Whether buying for an expert gardener who has acres of backyard or an apartment-dwelling succulent-killer, there's something for every kind of plant enthusiast this season. From beautiful watering cans that double as vases, to traditional Japanese...
CLOTHING
APPAREL
AUSTRALIAN
CAMILLE WALALA
ARTIST
WOMENSWEAR
GRAPHIC DESIGN
GEOMETRIC
COLLABORATIONS
SHAPES
Gorman + Camille Walala Collaboration
Talented East London-based artist (and CH favorite) Camille Walala has just teamed up with another brand, for yet another colorful and spirited collaboration. This time, Walala has joined forces with Australian clothing label, Gorman—founded in...
DOGS
PETS
PET ACCESSORIES
HOME
OUTDOORS
PENDLETON
ORVIS
Orvis + Pendleton Dog Accessories Collection
To celebrate a century of National Park Service (occurring in 2016), heritage brand and outdoors experts Orvis have teamed up with fellow iconic company Pendleton for a collection of pet accessories that will keep your buddy warm, comfortable and...
KNITWEAR
APPAREL
AUSTRALIAN
WOOL
BANDS
MUSIC
MUSICIANS
SWEATERS
SEINFELD
UNISEX
MADE IN AUSTRALIA
WAH-WAH Australia's Unconventional Knitwear
As the season of the "ugly sweater" approaches, the marijuana-themes and Tumblr-esque designs abound, but one label—WAH-WAH Australia—has taken a different (albeit still delightfully gaudy) approach. Helmed by Kaylene Milner, WAH-WAH creates unconventional...
DESIGN
COLLABORATIONS
RAPHA
CYCLING
BIKE GEAR
OUTDOORS
Rapha + Liberty of London Patterned Cycling Gear
Today cycling experts Rapha unveiled their collection designed with iconic and historic British store, Liberty of London—the first part of a two-season collaboration. Famous for floral and graphic prints, Liberty might not seem like the most likely...
WOMEN
DIVERSITY
MAGAZINES
KICKSTARTER
ZINES
PUBLICATIONS
PUBLISHING
PRINT PUBLICATIONS
HANNAH: A Magazine Celebrating Black Women
Qimmah Saafir founded her magazine HANNAH (now funding on Kickstarter) not purely from passion, but also necessity. Saafir believes that, while a narrative around black women exists, it's not diverse, wholly inclusive or voiced by the women themselves...
DESIGNERS
DESIGN
LIMITED EDITION
ECO-FRIENDLY
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS
CHARITY
TOILET PAPER
SANITATION
AUSTRALIA
SOCIAL BUSINESSES
COLLABORATIONS
Who Gives a Crap + Beci Orpin
Designer toilet paper might seem like a unnecessary luxury, but Who Gives A Crap has a socially conscious reason to team up with the very talented Australian designer Beci Orpin. After learning that 2.4 billion people have no access to a toilet...
BOOKS
PHOTO BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHERS
INTERIORS
COLLECTIONS
COLLECTORS
TCHOTCHKES
CELEBRITIES
ELIZABETH TAYLOR
PORTRAITURE
700 Nimes Road: An "Indirect Portrait" of Elizabeth Taylor
Including 129 full-color photographs by fine artist Catherine Opie, "700 Nimes Road" is a thoughtful, yet poignant exploration of Elizabeth Taylor's home (her "private sanctuary") and possessions at her Bel Air, Los Angeles address. While the concept...
BAGS
ACCESSORIES
LEATHER
HANDMADE
STYLE
MADE IN USA
INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS
LEATHER BAGS
Circular Series by Julia Gabriel Studio
Launched last year, Julia Gabriel creates bags, all handmade—from beginning to end—in Houston, Texas. Under the name Julia Gabriel Studio, the brand came to be after she finished college (where she studied fine art) and was exploring ways to blend...
ARCHITECTURE
DESIGN
HOUSES
HOME DECOR
FURNITURE
TRAVEL
PHOTO BOOKS
DESIGN INSPIRATION
Living Under The Sun: Tropical Interiors and Architecture
Perhaps not a cure for the post-long-weekend blues, Gestalten's new hardcover tome "Living Under The Sun: Tropical Interiors and Architecture" showcases beautifully designed and decorated houses that happen to be located in the middle of tropical wonderlands...
PHOTO BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY
FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
NSFW
RIZZOLI
COFFEE TABLE BOOKS
VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY
70S
GRACE JONES
GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim
Berlin-born fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim had an innate knack for capturing images that were arresting, provocative and sexy. In Rizzoli's ultra-glam hardcover "GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim," readers can explore some of his most...
BEDS
MATTRESSES
HOME DECOR
WELLBEING
FURNITURE
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Helix Sleep's Customized Mattresses
In the Western world, it seems one of the most universal narratives is that of the nightmare mattress. We've all had a Goldilocks moment (or three) in beds that are too hard, too hot, lumpy, squishy, lopsided or creaky. Unsurprisingly, it was the...
ADIDAS FANATIC
FANATIC NEW YORK
ADIDAS LOGO
CRAIG KARL
THREE STRIPES
TANK TOPS
Craig & Karl + adidas for the Fanatic Tournament 2015
As the 2015 adidas Fanatic Tournament blows up in Berlin, London, NYC and Tokyo, design duo Craig & Karl teamed up with the sportswear giant to create a tank top commemorating the event. Like the tournaments of previous years, the 2015 event—in...
STYLE
VANS
ELEY KISHIMOTO
WEARABLE ART
COLLABORATIONS
UNISEX
SPORTSWEAR
SNEAKERS
APPAREL
Vans + Eley Kishimoto Collaboration
Vans and London-based design house Eley Kishimoto—both who are serial collaborators in their own right—have joined forces for a collection dubbed "Living Art." Turning art into fashion, the two have created a line that puts Eley Kishimoto's vibrant...
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