When I first saw Odd Molly's spring/summer '10 collection, I flipped out-- it's so adorable! I couldn't wait to share. The Swedish clothing company has been on my radar for a couple years now (I have a weakness for Swedish design!). But Odd Molly is so much more than cute clothes-- social responsibility is also very important to the company. Each article of clothing is hand-sewn and cut from sustainable, high-quality organic fabric. This past June, Odd Molly became a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, an initiative dedicated to improving the lives of workers around the world. Due to the high standard they set for themselves, their products are a little more expensive than what you would find at big-box retailers. But, it's well worth the extra cost-- I wish more companies would follow their lead!
It's so inspirational to read about designers who began their career in a field other than interior design but eventually followed their hearts to find enormous success. Carla Lane is one of those designers. Originally a columnist for the likes of Angeleno and W Magazine, Ms. Lane opened Carla Lane Interiors in 2007. She's launching her own line of eco-and-kid-friendly products later this year- a quick glance at her portfolio tells you that it's going to be amazing! Here are a few photos from her website. Check the rest out here (she's so talented!).
On a side note, I had total déjà vu when I saw the tufted headboard above. Last night, I stumbled across it's sister in Tori Mellott's apartment via this article in The New York Times about custom-made furniture. Love!
Spring has sprung at Kate Spade, and I'm loving every bit of it (If you didn't know already, I am obsessed with Kate Spade)! But really, how adorable are these springtime looks? To see all of the looks, click here. I can't wait for the warm weather come April!
If you have yet to purchase a Valentine's Day present for your beau, I highly recommend that you check out Pierrepont Hick's line of neckwear and bow ties. The company, which launched this fall, is run by a husband-and-wife team out of Minneapolis. Their products are made by master craftsman, not machines, in New York City's garment district and make even me want to wear bow ties! PS: Here's what's in store for spring (it should be available any day now):