Kyle DeWoody’s Playful NY Apartment

Kyle DeWoody is a 27-year-old creative director and cofounder of the art-meets-design store Grey Area. Her colorful apartment, situated in New York’s Greenwich Village, boasts a mix of designer pieces and discount, flea-market finds with an emphasis on modern lines, metals, and art. “Every apartment I lived in has developed differently.”

“I bought the bar cart for $75 in New Jersey, and I also bought a matching magazine rack to hold my records,” DeWoody says of this area, which boasts a considerable portion of her art collection.

“I grew up in two different homes. One was my father’s nice, slightly bourgeois apartment with Biedermeier furniture and nineteenth-century oil paintings that he mixed in with his own work. Then there was my mother’s house, which was like Auntie Mame on an art high (if you don’t know the reference, you have to see the 1958 film),” explains DeWoody of her living room’s influence. “I would say the place I’ve created for myself has the energy and enthusiasm of my mother’s, but the warmth and homeyness of my father’s place. I find most of my furniture at antique stores, or I borrow things from my mom’s warehouse, BRD. But, if it’s not secondhand, it’s Tom Dixon from ABC Home.”

“I like to mix modern and vintage throughout my apartment,” she says. “In this room, Donna Wilson pillows from The Future Perfect sit on a 1950s sofa.”

“It’s an intriguing thing, the relationship between what we do for a living and how we live,” DeWoody says.

A Tom Dixon copper-shade pendant lamp hangs over the teak table in DeWoody’s sunny dining room—a spot that sees a lot of use despite DeWoody’s lack of interest in cooking. 

When installing art, I like to create little stories to connect works through subject, material, or color,” she says of her brightly adorned walls.

“I really dig costume and antique jewelry, especially big pieces. Looking for them satisfies the same urges as collecting objets does, with the added benefit of being wearable.” 

source: vogue

Girl Crush: Ada Kokosar

Ada Kokosar is an Italian stylist and fashion consultant who shows a serious 70′s vibe with her style. Her outfits are extremely well put together but still with ease and she knows how to use colors and silhouettes that fits her personality.

image sources: stockholm street style, vanessa jackman, hanneli mustaparta and various street style blogs & tumblrs

Izziyana Suhaimi’s Embroidered Illustrations

The Singaporean artist embroiders to pinpoint perfection, dabbles with watercolor, and obviously knows how to wield a pencil. She first stumbled upon this hybrid technique while doing a school project on medical illustrations. After a bit of experimentation and a lot of enjoyment with embroidery, she soon began incorporating the craft into the majority of her work.

“I don’t think modern art should be a certain way. The beauty of art is in its variety and diversity,” says the artist in a recent interview. “In everything and not just art, boundaries are getting blurred and limitations are being pushed.”

source: trendland

TOPMAN Design S/S 2013

The signature psychedelic print reminds me of the shark print Topshop used 2 years ago (remember the white shark dress Olivia Palermo wore, consequently got sold out in minutes) and I must admit that I still fancy it, even more with flowers and as menswear! Oddly, I like color so much more on men than women, so TOPMAN S/S 13 collection is feasting my eyes right now. No words to the perforated trench & suit, luckily I have the coolest boyfriend so I may get him to buy one of those.

source: coute que coute