Saturday, December 30, 2006
I've just debuted a brand new collection called Kimchi Girl at my webstore, Seven Year Kitsch. The first design in entitled Kimchi Lover and it's offered on all sorts of things, like t-shirts and buttons and mousepads and on and on. So please go & check it out! Thanks!!!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Lisa Petrucci, one of my favorite artists, sells merchandise on her website featuring some of her many fabulous designs. One such item that I absolutely love is the "Hawaiiana Honeys" set of 4 8" x 10" prints. The set sells for $25.00 USD (postage paid!) and features Wendy Wahine, Beach Babs, Sunny Surfer and Nautical Natalie. Very, very cute stuff. :)
The best font company in the whole world, House Industries, also makes awesome merchandise. Case in point: the Alexander Girard Alphabet Blocks. Yeah, it's "for" kids, but any design-minded grown-up in your life will be sure to appreciate this Girard-inspired item. It comes with 28 wood blocks and retails for $100.00 USD.
Monday, November 27, 2006
This dress is actually in my budget! I think I'm going to use some of my birthday money on it. I think it's way sexy! The dress comes in navy, red, lilac, black, and black-red and retails for $32.99 USD. The store, ChinaTowner, carries quite a few very cute and affordable asian-inspired dresses and separates.
The tortilla chips they serve at the On The Border Restaurants are incredibly delicious. So light, so crispy, so tasty, so...huge! They are each half a tortilla! I guess the restaurant sells packaged chips in stores, but I highly doubt they taste as yummy as the ones they serve in the restaurants.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
A commercial for Marks & Spencer starring Twiggy and the awesome Dame Shirley Bassey. I wish they'd hurry up and release DSB's version of Pink's "Get The Party Started" already! I am crazy about it!
Friday, October 20, 2006
There is nothing kitsch about these Cavallini & Co. calendars but I still adore them. They come in 16 styles, ranging from 'Travel America' (as shown to the left) and 'Japanese Woodblocks' to 'Classic Cats' and 'Vintage Posters.' Printed in Italy on heavy cream-colored paper, each spiral-bound calendar is 13" x 19" and retails for $21.95 USD @ Flax.
Hah! This looks just like something I wore as a kid. I looooove it! I'm still down with rainbows and unicorns - yeah, I said it! The sweatshirt is by Fred Flare and comes in 2 sizes (unisex size xs and s). It's $30.00 USD @ Fred Flare.
This gorgeous gold plated bracelet inspired by Alice In Wonderland is from one of my favorite lines, Disney Couture. It comes with an Alice dangle and retails for $100.00 USD @ 80s Purple.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
The tokidoki for LeSportsac Collection is just too cute! I adore all the prints and bags and accessories offered, especially the Città print, as seen on the Luna Travel Bag to the left. The bag is 9.75 x 18 x 9.75". Each bag comes with a super cute mini doll, called a Qee. It comes in 2 other prints (Città Rosa and Foresta) and 2 solid colors (Fumo and Arancia) and retails for $210.00 USD.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Since I grew up in an Eichler, I have a special fondness for all types of mid-century architecture, particularily homes such as the one my parents own. There are quite a few design/architecture magazines out there that focus on the modern and post-modern, but my favorite of the bunch is Atomic Ranch Magazine. Yes, I am biased because it's heavy on Eichler stories, but it covers atomic era ranch houses too. A one-year/4 issue subscription is $19.95 USD.
Barbie turns pin-up girl! Wow, I'm so glad Mattel started this line. I really hope they make more of these dolls. This line of dolls is inspired by the classic 40s-50s pin-up of yesteryear. The Hula Honey Barbie Doll to the left was designed by Anna Choi and retails for $39.98 USD.
Way Out West Barbie Doll ($39.98 USD)
Lady Luck Barbie Doll ($39.98 USD)
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
I am soooo not the tattoo type, BUT if I had to get a tattoo, I'd get a Sailor Jerry design, no question. His tattoo designs aren't just tattoos, imo, they are art. Luckily for Sailor Jerry fans, there is now a bunch of official merch, like tees, jackets, rings, barware, and purses, carrying his designs. One such item is this Cowgirl Tattoo Chain Wallet, which retails for $48.00 USD. It's 100% leather and comes in black.
I can't stop listening to this cd!!!! I have been a fan of Stacy Ferguson aka Fergie since the first time I saw her on star on Kids Incorporated. She's come a looooong way from those days, and she recounts her journey in some of the most moving songs on The Duchess, such as "Finally" and "Losing My Ground." The cd is on sale @ Amazon.com for only $9.72 USD right now!
Monday, October 02, 2006
This 4"x2" mirror from Bellissima looks like an item you'd find at an art deco sale. The top rotates to reveal the mirror. Not only do these little palm tree mirrors come in green, but you can also get them in red or yellow. They retail for $18.00 USD at Luna Boston. Quantities are limited!
I totally dig these handcuff chokers by Jessica Elliot. They come in either sterling silver or vermeil. The pricing for the chokers ranges from $168.00 USD to $228.00 USD. The company will make a 14k gold version for you if you email them. There are also matching earrings, bracelets, and anklets too! The Sterling Handcuff Choker on Heavy Chain is pictured on the left and is $204.00.
Vermeil Handcuff Earrings ($130.00 USD)
Vermeil Handcuff Bracelet ($160.00 USD)
Sterling Handcuff Anklet ($135.00 USD)
Friday, September 29, 2006
This Pin-up Girls Clock is actually something I already own, but I am crazy about all the products from Dolce Mia Designs and wanted to share! I am sure I will be spotlighting some of their other fine products, such as frames and albums, in the future. The Pin-up Girls Clock comes in either a round shape ($52.00 USD) or a square shape ($48.00 USD).
There is a similar design featuring Pin-up Girls and Playing Cards with similar pricing. Trust me, it was hard to choose between which one I wanted more - I love 'em both so much!
This incredible collection of Busby Berkeley movies retails for $47.99 USD at Amazon.com. The six dvds are remastered and include Footlight Parade, Gold Diggers of 1933, Dames, Gold Diggers of 1935, and 42nd Street. The 6th dvd is called the Busby Berkeley Disc, and is mostly made up of Busby Berkeley-directed musical sequences from nine of his movies.
I think this is one of the cutest hats I've ever seen! This beret comes in either a zebra or leopard print and is $110 USD. It's made by this great company called Coquette Faux Furriers, who create handcrafted cruelty-free glamour accessories, cause baby, fur ain't good unless it's faux!
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
I love to listen to XM Radio for a variety of reasons, number one being channel 202 (home of Opie and Anthony), so of course I'm down with this cute as hell pink inno. Not only is it adorable, but $30 from each inno sold and activated go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. You can purchase one from Circuit City or directly from XM Radio. The inno is $349.99 USD.
I know it's just an ice cube tray, but I think the idea is clever! Why didn't anyone think of this earlier? Now you can have ice that looks like the expensive kind of 'ice'!!! Mix in a little food coloring to make rubies, emeralds, etc.! It's $7.99 USD at Perpetual Kid.
This stylish retro speaker system / dock for your ipod retails for $149.95 USD and comes in three different colors (black, white, green). It's compatible with all the docking ipods. From the folks at Speck Products.
CanCan Moiselle ($110.00 USD)
Hootenanny Hellcat- Coupe ($330.00 USD)
Singapore Sling ($250.00 USD)
These purses are the ultimate! You can have your Louis Vuitton, your Chanel, your Prada. I'll take one of the purses made by Revamp Productions ANY day over one of those. I'll take The Fury with a clutch ($390.00 USD) and the matching shoes ($175.00 USD), please!
One of my favorite places on this whole planet is Disneyland. I am, in fact, such a fan of the park and its creator, Walt Disney, that I probably border on fanatic! Everything about the park intrigues me, from the rides to the hotels to the history of how it all came to be. Finally, there is a book about the early history of the Disneyland Hotel. It's called Disneyland Hotel: The Early Years 1954-1988 by Donald W. Ballard. The book is incredible! For a full run-down on everything that's discussed in the book, visit MagicalHotel.com. There's a lot of great stuff on the website too, including scans that you won't find in the book, such as rare brochures and pictures of the hotel. If you are totally diggin' the rare pics, you can even purchase them as 5x7 or 8x10 prints.
The book retails for $47.50 USD.