Thursday, October 30, 2008
While browsing one of the Design*Sponge Sneak Peaks this morning I spotted the gorgeous art piece by super talented Chris Natrop. He creates stunningly detailed installations from a single piece of cut paper. Amazing! I love the contrast against the bright colored walls, too. It's amazing what patience and vision some people have!
Posted by Winifred Grace Gundeck at 3:11 PM
It's hard to believe that the Holidays are just around the corner. This morning I've been browsing the Wisteria website and came across this adorable twist on an advent calendar. For $59 I think it's a great gift idea for anyone with kids.
Posted by Winifred Grace Gundeck at 11:05 AM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Uber feminine and totally wearable. I love these new Spring designs from local clothing designer Annie Novotny. She is an Art Institute grad and uses sustainable fabrics, vegetable-based dyes, and recycled materials in her latest creations. Frei Designs can be found at Pivot on West Fulton Market.
Posted by Winifred Grace Gundeck at 10:05 AM
I know I might be biased having grown up in the South, but this Atlanta-based interior designer really nails it. Her use of color is incredible and I love how she incorporates artwork in to her rooms. Check out more of her talent right here.
Posted by Winifred Grace Gundeck at 1:26 AM
Monday, October 27, 2008
Check out this amazing house in one of the recent episodes of Mad Man's second season. Divine. After doing a little bit of research I think I've discovered it is a Pierre Koenig design. Check out this link for more information and images on his design.
Posted by Winifred Grace Gundeck at 9:09 PM
My good friend JC just finished building out the new Lutz and Patmos e-commerce site. While checking out the super clean site design and easy navigation, I came across this gorgeous "coat". Perfect for the chill that's setting in! Congratulations, JC!
Posted by Winifred Grace Gundeck at 8:37 PM
It's been way too long since I've made an entry. I don't know what to say! Things have been super busy, finishing up Holiday, filling Autumn orders, and scheduling that long awaited photo shoot with Gintas! Finally, I have a few photos I can share! It's amazing how quickly the day flew by, but everyone who helped out was amazing, including Lissa on Maxwell, Jake, P45, and Kaveri for their generous clothing loans!
Posted by Winifred Grace Gundeck at 1:55 PM
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
The beautiful photographs you saw featuring the Fall 2008 Erica Tanov collection were taken by Erica Shires. Her images are nostalgic, unexpected, and a little bit haunting. Just do yourself a favor and go to her website. The number of beautiful photos are too many to post here!
Posted by Winifred Grace Gundeck at 12:52 PM
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Don't you think these clothes by Berkeley based designer Erica Tanov would look amazing with those Vogel custom-made riding boots? Her timeless designs can be found specifically at Sweet William in Hinsdale, Illinois. And, for the record, Sweet William also happens to carry Winifred Grace. (What do you know?)
Posted by Winifred Grace Gundeck at 11:39 PM
Mick Margo is a fabulous store in New York that picked up Winifred Grace this past Spring. This Fall they picked up a scrumptious line of handbags out of France called Tila March. The suede is like butter, and just look at these colors! You can see more Tila March styles here, or purchase this bag on the Mick Margo website here.
Posted by Winifred Grace Gundeck at 12:12 AM
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
As the days grow shorter, and the grim days of winter approach, there are only 2 things that help me survive. 1) Knowing that the long, warm days of Summer are my reward, and 2) periodic visits to Naples, Florida. As soon as I step off the plane I feel 20 pounds lighter, 10 years younger, and instantly inspired. A super talent in the Naples area is photographer Clyde Butcher. Derivative of Ansel Adams, his work takes on a deep meaning as it was born from the of mourning his son's death. Visit his site to view more inspiring photos, or if you are in the area visit his studio.
Posted by Winifred Grace Gundeck at 11:52 PM
I was recently asked who my "style icon" is. Cate Blanchett, while maintaining her status as an unbelievable actress, also manages to maintain a very unique style. She's always stunning, and willing to take risks. Sometimes she absolutely nails it, and other times she is a miss. But no matter what, she does it with porcelain elegance and confidence.
Posted by Winifred Grace Gundeck at 9:17 PM
I first read about this talented artist on Design*Sponge, and then recently saw her work in person at the Renegade Craft Show. Susan Dwyer of Up In the Air Somewhere is a Chicago-based artist who creates these ever so subtle, ever so light and airy paper and ceramic objects that really do look as if they could float. You can view her entire collection and online store here.
Posted by Winifred Grace Gundeck at 9:25 AM