TMRDNL by Tamar Daniel
TMRDNL is the name of the label, Tamar Daniel is the designer and founder of this beautiful fashion label. What made me fall head over heels for this collection is the use of beautiful, flowy, lightweight fabrics which offer a very stylish look and makes it the perfect collection for travelling. These beautiful pieces pack in a suitcase really well, with no wrinkles and less space and best of all we will look our best the entire time we are away. This company is making me rethink the way I pack for my next trip. If you want to see more of what TMRDNL has in her collection, click here.
Task in Williamsburg. Brooklyn, NY
Task is a fairly new shop located on North 3rd street between Berry St. and Wythe ave. in Williamsburg. This shop wins "The Most Welcoming Shop" award in Williamsburg from Putucos. The selection of homegoods, jewelry and clothing is elegant and contemporary. Shopping for a gift for mother's days or x-mas doesn't have to be so intimidating anymore, Task has the exactly what you need when if comes to gift shopping. I highly recommend everyone to stop by Task and I'm sure you are going to find something you want for yourself or a loved one. Finally, for all the out of town readers you can shop online!
Whisk. Williamsburg, New York.
Here is another discovery since my last trip to NYC. Whisk is a beautiful, french inspired, kitchenwear shop on Bedford Avenue. They carry the classic and contemporary brands of cookware, bakeware, dinnerware, accessories and linens. This shop is whimsical and it makes you want to cook and have friends over for dinner. This is the only kitchen specialty store in Northside Williamsburg which makes it even more unique. The shop is filled with colorful pieces and lucky for people out of town we can all shop online at Whisknyc.com.
If you are visiting New York I highly recommend you visit Whisk for your cooking and hosting needs. Whisk is located on Bedford Avenue between N 3rd and N 4th Street. Let me know if you go and how you liked it.
ID New York. Williamsburg, NY
ID New York was my second stop in Williamsburg and this store was a new addition to Bedford Avenue since my last visit to the area. ID New York is a men's contemporary boutique that dresses the classic and stylish men of Brooklyn. They carry a great range of denim, footwear, shirts, bags and accessories. This shop is complete with everything you need to look the part in the city. I love their offering of ties and bow ties from General Knot & Co. The store is filled with great little details and if you are in the area you have stop here to take a peak, this will also be a fantastic place to get a gift for the man in your life. ID New York is located on Bedford Avenue between N 4th and N5th street.
Jewelry at Mini Minimarket. Williamsburg, NY
I just got back from my wonderfully inspirational trip to the city of New York. As always I had to go to visit my old neighborhood, Williamsburg. My first stop was at Mini Minimarket where they sell clothing, accessories, shoes and jewelry. What caught my eye in this shop was the jewelry variety and quality. All these pieces are under $100 and they are great statement pieces. The bicycle pendant is from the Australian label Polli made with recycled brass. The other three pieces are from Brooklyn based Sasha Nash. These and many other great and affordable designers can be found at Mini Minimarket on Bedford Avenue between N 4th and N 5th street in Williamsburg.
Tibi: Something Blue
Because it's been so long since I wrote about fashion I thought this will be a great way to start. Here are my top three favorite looks from Tibi, a brand created in Hong Kong and relocated to New York City after a few years of success, they now have a beautiful flagship store in Soho and their line of women's clothing is available worldwide.
If you look at the collection you can tell the creator, Amy Smilovic has a clear vision on women's needs, details and quality. I love her bold use of color and her casual yet tailored looks. I am loving this bright blue color for Spring 11. For more on Tibi click here.
Brooklyn based designer Mina Stone is gaining more popularity every day. Her collection includes beautiful draping fabrics and super feminine dresses guaranteed to give you a look to remember at your next party. I love the choice of rich colors, they are unique colors and yet they are very easy to wear. Her specialty is showcasing how fabrics can drape perfectly on a person's body by taking advantage of their properties to the fullest. If you want to see more of Mina's work click here.
Graphic Designers around the globe have the ability to shape the way we see brands, places and product. Finding the right name, font, logo and color is one of the most intimidating task when creating a business. I appreciate good graphics and Dana Tanamachi has been added to my list of favorites. Dana is a talented graphic designer who works at Louise Fili Ltd. in New York City but has been doing these custom hand drawn chalk board signs for shops, restaurants and events. I truly love the vintage inspiration behind her style and I think there should be more of this out there. If you want to learn more about Dana click here.
Snoozer Loser is a fun, light-hearted and playful brand based and manufactured in New York. This is a lovely clothing label inspired by vintage clothing. Enjoy the entire collection including the accessories line here.
Letter Lights by Amy Adams
This is a way to personalize lighting pieces in you home. These are delicately handmade in Brooklyn, New York by artist Amy Adams. You can buy one letter or buy a set of up to six letters to decorate you room. These would be a great way to do lighting in a nursery room. These are available at Twine.
This post is dedicated to all the fashionable men looking for a proper suit and shirt. This is the type of brand that will sharpen any man's style in an instant. These beautiful pieces are designed by the New York based designer Olexa Casanova, his style is ultra sophisticated, matured and incredibly sharp. Visit his site here.
Takashimaya. New York, NY.
Takashimaya is one of a kind department store chain, the company started back in 1831 when they opened the first kimono shop in Kyoto. Today, Takashimaya is one of the wold's largest chain of department stores.
Their attention to detail is what sets them apart from other stores; The New York store's enviroment is meant to feel familiar, confortable and as if you were right at home. If you are in NYC make sure to go to their store in fifth avenue, each of of their six floors is filled with carefully selected items from all over the world.
Lucky for those out of town they offer a small selection of the store online. These are some of my favorite picks. Every single one is unique, delicate and chic!.
Ochre. New York, NY
Ochre is a home goods store located in the heart of Soho. The showroom is stunning and romantic. Every piece sold here was made by incredibly talented designers. Ochre sells a a great collection of lighting fixtures, rustic furniture and beautiful tableware. This is a beautiful place to visit for gift shopping and home decoration projects
Barbara Shaum. New York, NY
Anyone that knows me personally knows my love for leather goods. This studio in the heart of the Lower East Side is the biggest gemstone of my trip to New York. The place is small and unmarked, I just happened to be walking by it and noticed some leather sandals on the display window. I walked in and found the most wonderful leather shop I have ever been in. Barbara Shaum has owned her business for decades and she still runs it successfully.
They handcraft every order of shoes, boots, sandals and bags right in the studio. I felt very lucky to be able to go inside this treasure. The studio is only open from Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1pm to 6pm. I was overwhelmed with Barbara's passion and commitment to keeping it handcrafted and traditional.
If you are interested in shoe making, crafts or leather goods you should stop by to visit Barbara. The shop is located on 60 East Fourth Street in New York.
Artesana Interiors. New York, NY
Artesana Interiors is a store that offers tiles, furnishings and antiques in New York City. Every tile and furniture displayed is exotic and sophisticated, most of the items are made and brought from Morocco. You can feel that every piece in the store was carefully chosen and handcrafted. I am in love with their giant tile collection. Tiles can be a great source of inspiration and here are my four favorite designs. These tiles show a great combination of colors and beautiful patterns.
Artesana Interiors is located 36 West 21st St. They have an incredibly inspiring showroom, you'll feel you are walking into an artisans market.
Partners And Spade. New York, NY
Partners and Spade is a studio that gathers a collection of the similar vintage products and then sells them. The space is set up to display all the sets and you can buy one of the pieces or get the whole collection. The cool thing about it is that if you choose to buy just one piece, you know that other people will have part of the whole set as well. It's like just buying one piece of a puzzle. They are only open on the weekends or you can call ahead to make an appointment during the week. Visit their website here.