I don't generally wear cufflinks, but when I saw these on Design*Sponge, I wanted to run out and buy a pair for when I actually sport French cuffs. Men's accessories have really been stepping up lately and these sexy pieces, by designer Sonia Spencer, really hit the mark. And they're only $25. Can't beat that for a little splash of fun.
My pal Carolynn Travis, who I will always lovingly refer to as Chaka from her days managing Poi Dog Pondering, is quite an entrepreneur. Last year, she launched EarLove to help people protect their hearing at live shows and other loud venues (Travis is legally deaf in one ear from a genetic defect). Before that, she created her alter ego, Numinous Radio, a hot-as-shit trip hop DJ.
And now, she graces us with All That Glitters Glitters, reproductions of iconic cereal boxes and other great imagery. The cool thing is that the entire piece is created with glitter, hence the name.
Plus, the pieces are totally affordable -- no more than $300 for original artwork. And you can commission her to create a totally unique picture of, say, you and your dog hanging at the beach.
Trix apparently aren't only for kids. Nor are scenes of Chicago.
My pal, Kent Nielsen has been producing some of the most gorgeous men's suits with stunning shirt-and-tie sets for almost two years. Based in Chicago, Nielsen has started making a name for himself and proof is that Hany Abu-Assad, who already won a Golden Globe for best foreign film for Paradise Now, will wear a Nielsen tux to this year's Academy Awards.
Kent, my friend, I'm so proud of you. I just wish I could've gotten that hot orange bowtie tied for the wedding in December!
And, if you're in the market for a sylish fitted shirt, check out Kent's website.