kaftan + fedora + ikat

kaftan + fedora + ikat

Before going on to the next inspiration, let’s connect the dots on the ideas that have been influencing design for the past and present moment. On the fashion side, the traditional headwear for a kaftan was the scarf-wrap in turban style. That…

Kaftan Interiors

Kaftan Interiors

Using the kaftan concept to imagine interiors is proving to be a strong tool. Why wouldn’t it engender a place for contemporary world citizens to operate from in true comfort? It includes all genders and all cultures – at the root, genuine and vibrantly alive….

Kaftans

Kaftans

Kaftans are late-tribal-phase garments.  In all geographic locations people first folded and fastened cloth to make togas, saris, kilts etc.  Then they cut and sewed body-and-sleeve garments such as kimonos, kaftans and tunics.   Stitches were a cultural advance, stitching beads an…

Tea

Tea

Concierge M. Gustav also spoke for residential designers when he said “You see there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. You see that is what we provide in our own…

Celebrity Daytime

Celebrity Daytime

A new attitude infuses personal style with freedom and authenticity.  Down with business suits.  Up with celebrity dressing!  At home, on errands, out with friends, in the airport,  Divas show their panache.  Designers Tania Heath and Daniel Bohbot know what is…

The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

Pony is my big inspiration from the 1964 Jane Fonda /Roger Vadim film “The Game is Over”.  Pony perfectly depicts the new spirit of freedom in design. It appears in the film’s remarkable dressing room ottoman – a low large…

Film Magic 1963-64

Film Magic 1963-64

In 1963 New Wave Director Jean-Luc Godard made a “commercial” film about the film industry itself.  Le Mepris featured Brigitte Bardot and Michel Piccoli with Fritz Lang playing himself as the director of the film they are shooting in the…