Have you seen the new Lytro camera?
You can get full details on the science behind it (light field mumbo jumbo) on the website. But putting theory into practice, the user can take a picture and then play around with the focus later. Here are examples of two pictures focused two different ways AFTER the image was captured:
The perfect camera for a regular Joes who are never going to become serious photographers with all of the lenses and technical training. And particularly good for events or action that you don’t want to miss while fiddling with camera settings.
While I love my “real” camera and do want to learn how to do more with it – this little guy would come in pretty handy for on the go – every day picture snapping.
Now I’m curious to hear what users think…
How cute is this little lamp?
What about this tall one?
Or this one?
This would be great for holding keys by the front door (do you think anyone would get the Greek Key thing?)
Probably not. So I’d just tell them.
She also does monogrammed pieces!
And custom work. I could go on – but preschool pick up is in 20 minutes and I STILL need to write something for The Big Piece of Cake. And speaking of having too many blogs – new posts are up at Style Key West!
Check out Jill’s website HERE and her blog HERE. AND of course, the fab interview on Annechovie (where I discovered her work) HERE!
5/17/11 UPDATE: My friend just informed me that not only is she familiar with Jill’s work and owns several of her pieces, but that Jill will actually be in my area doing a show this weekend. Obviously – I’m going. I’ll be sure to take some pictures and report back!
Dress up a formal meal with this mother of pearl flatware from Greige*:
I’m in love. And at $75 for a five piece place setting it’s a steal to boot! See more fantastic home products HERE.
*Discovered via Hooked on Houses
A long time ago my friend, Nancy showed me a new pair of earrings that looked a lot like this:
I wonder if they were from Oliphant. Either way, I loved those and I love these. Oliphant’s version comes in both turquoise (pictured) and clear crystal. they also come in a larger size:
Another pair that caught my eye makes me think of vintage dresses and cocktail parties:
They would never go out of style.
I also love these pendant necklaces:
And this bracelet would get a lot of air time in my accessories rotation:
Pretty and feminine. Timeless. See more HERE.
Have you had a chance to peruse the new leather line at Tiffany & Co. yet? Since I don’t live in NYC, I’m limited to online views, but I’m in a full swoon over the loveliness.
Not a flashy logo in sight. No studs or millions of zippers. It’s sophisticated elegance all the way, thanks to the direction of Richard Lambertson and John Truex.
My favorites include these killer clutches (someday they’ll be heirlooms…that justifies the expense right?)…
…ladies who lunch purses…
…the slouchy hobo…
…and this reversible tote that practically brings tears to my eyes:
I wouldn’t kick the black suede/metallic leather version out of bed either:
You think I’m kidding?
While there aren’t any rainbow T&Co. patterns to be found, label whores will be gratified by the signature Tiffany blue lining and engraved clasps.
Since I tend to gravitate toward “pretty” as opposed to edgy, this line is right up my alley. So if any wealthy admirers out there would like to buy me a little prezzie…
I do love all things that sparkle, but if I was given free range of the flagship store today, my first stop would be leather.