Friday, September 18, 2009

BYOC : Build Your Own Clouds

Coolest. Room divider. Ever. 

Yes folks, believe it or not, this isn't a fancy shmancy art installation at MOMA. If you haven't heard about it already, Clouds by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec allows the average individual to assemble these innovative structures from a set of fabric tiles and rubber bands in their very own homes. Designed for Danish textile company Kvadrat, Clouds come in two different fabric choices and seven different colors. 

Easy to mix and match, create and rearrange, this set is high on my list of must-have-when-I-have-space-for-it items. Can you imagine the looks on your guests' faces when they see this in your living room? Priceless. To learn more about the designers and Clouds, check out Dezeen's feature from earlier this year, or visit Linge Roset, our main resource for purchasing Clouds in the US.  

The geometric patterns in the photo above reminded me of the sharp, structured angles that have been popping up in fashion trends this year.  Reminiscent of Lady Gaga? Sure. Just take a look at the black dress below by Commes des Garçons. You or I might not wear this borderline costume, but that doesn't mean we can't translate the honeycomb pattern and classic blue/brown palette into other feminine, artsy pieces.

Clockwise from top left:
Brown twill/grosgrain dress by Daniele Alessandrini at YOOX ($180)
Blue strapless bow dress AKA New York on ShopBop ($298)
Moon Dress, RM by Roland Mouret on Net-a-porter
Black honeycomb dress with leather by Commes des Garçons on Far Fetch ($683)
Leather metallic piped bag from Topshop ($50)
Jeffrey Campbell class bootie in brown from Urban Outfitters ($158)
Eye shadow in Molten by Ulta ($4)
Breathe Life nail polish by OPI, in support of the Lung Cancer Foundation of America (various retailers)
BDG Skinny Cord Pant in Port at Urban Outfitters ($49)
Silence and Noise lightweight bomber jacket at Urban Outfitters ($39)
"Sweets for the sweet" honeycomb pendant from luckyduct's Etsy Store ($65)
Metallic suede shoulder bag from Topshop ($125)
Pella Moda Youth peep-toe flats in light blue on Zappos ($92)

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