I still remember my very first watch—a Lucy from the Peanuts watch with a white band, that for some reason I wore on my belt loop. Then, in high school, I had Swatches; a true child of the ’80s. I had the one with a black lace print over a teal face and a semi-translucent purple band, with one of those rubber things in hot pink to protect the face. Before I went to college, I really wanted a black Movado with gold dot. I couldn’t afford it, and went for a Gucci that was half the price that I never loved. A few years later, as a college graduation gift, I got a stainless and gold Movado.
These days I have two watches—a stainless steel Cartier watch that I bought with an unexpected check I received to appear in a Samsung ad campaign shot by Peter Arnell (they shot a whole bunch of Internet pioneers of the early-mid 1990s) and a silver & gold stretchy Timex Indiglo. And then there’s the watches I covet: the Chanel white ceramic and diamond watch and the Chanel pearl watch. I also had my eye on this Rolex, though it’s on the large side.
If I were in the market for a watch, I might go for one with rose gold details. Then again, the ones with blue faces are so pretty. And diamonds mixed with stainless steel is a look I love. Here are 15 stainless steel women’s watches that would work for me.
S H O P P I N G
1. Baume and Mercier Capeland Watch
2. David Yurman Thoroughbred Diamond Bezel Watch
3. Cartier Pink Gold & Stainless Steel Watch
4. Burberry Diamond & Mother-of-Pearl Stainless Steel Watch
5. Peugeot Stainless Steel Rose Gold Tone Watch
6. Omega De Ville Ladymatic Co-Axial Watch
7. Bulova Stainless Steel & White Ceramic Watch
8. Skagen Mesh Watch
9. Michael Kors Emery Embellished Rose Goldtone Stainless Steel Watch
10. Nixon The Kensington Crystal Watch
11. Kate Spade Gramercy Pave Grand Watch
12. Movado Stainless Steel Watch With Rose Gold
13. Tissot Cera Women’s White Ceramic Watch With Diamonds
14. Cabochon De Ce Monde Multi-Function Green Dial Stainless Steel Watch
15. Coach Hamptons Watch
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No deep thoughts today, or even particularly serious artwork. Just some fun images of bicycles. Over the weekend it was almost warm enough, by Boston standards (and by that I mean it was over 40 degrees and sunny), to think about getting my bike down from its hanging place and going for a ride on the Esplanade. I settled for a walk It’s wet and muddy, with dirty, frozen mounds of snow still scattered, but I’m hopeful. For now (unless I become a different person and hit the new Soul Cycle), I’ll just enjoy these 15 bicycle artworks.
Bicycle Yellow Acrylic Print
Kelly Nicolaisen • Show Off
Ed Pullela • Bicycle
Elizabeth Graeber • Bicycle
Cecilia Vassolo • Ride In Bicycle
Gabriel Winter • Bicycle Pose
Matt Furie • Bikes
Run4It • Fashionable Hipster Deer
Vassi Slavova • Bike Chick
Allison Glancey & Craig Seder • Going to See My Baby Blue
Chris Whittaker • The Bicycle and the Bee
Ashley Percival • Cat and Owl on Bike
Erin Wallace • Cycling
Jessica Abbott • Red Bicycle
Walter Bibikow • Bicycle Display at Swiss Transport Museum
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Blogger Kelly Beall of Design Crush on Instagram
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“Always go with your passions.
Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not.”
And that, my friends, is how you have a happy work life.
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The lovely Alexandra Boeri from Didriks just sent over the official photos from last Saturday night’s dinner put on by Didriks at Austin Architects in Cambridge. These images are a lot more clear and well composed than the Instagram photos I posted yesterday. Enjoy the gorgeousness of the flowers by Laura Jean Floral & Design, decor by Nicole Rueda-Watts of Observatory, and table settings and food by Taryn Collins for Didriks.
Roasted Tomato and Cipollini Onion Crostini with Ricotta
Preserved Lemon Hummus
Shaved Fennel and Grapefruit
Seared Scallops over Saffron Risotto with Asparagus
Upside-Down Blood Orange Cake
Photography by Nathan Brescia
Saturday night Didriks and Local Root owner Jonathan Henke and his team invited me to a dinner where we talked about business and design. It was held in the Observatory Hill neighborhood of Cambridge, near his shops, at Austin Architects.
Didrik’s visual merchandiser, Alexandra Boeri, organized the nuts and bolts of the event and was the force behind its creative vision. She picked out all the tableware, and worked very closely with Laura Jean of Laura Jean Floral and Design, who did the flowers, and jewelry designer Nicole Rueda-Watts, who provided some beautifully styled decorative vignettes. Nicole is Laura Jean’s business partner in the new shop Observatory. (Check out Nicole’s old loft here.) Taryn Collins, who works at the shop, cooked the delicious meal. It was a such a nice evening, filled with good food, good flowers, and good company.
Here are some of my Instagram photos of the room, table, and meal, as well as some images from Laura Jean’s floral design portfolio.
Peek inside the portfolio of Laurel Jean Floral and Design:
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With my usual inclination for loving photographic images of moody/affected/obscured women (Anastacia Cazabon, Rhi Ellis, Ye Rin Mok, and Lissy Elle) and more specifically, women in water, the first image here, of the girl in the pink sweater passed out half in and half out of a swimming pool, immediately spoke to me. I clicked through to learn that it’s the work of Dutch fashion photographer Viviane Sassen.
In addition to the editorials and ad campaigns, Sassen shows a more documentary style in galleries, including a series shot in Africa. She spent several years spent in Kenya as a child. In this Guardian article, Sassen says, ”Documentary and fashion are like the two sides of my personality,” she says. “Both are intuitive, but my personal work is more introverted and reflective.”
Sassen studied fashion at the Royal Academy in Arnhem and did a stint as a model, and then earned a degree in photography in 1992. Her inspiration includes Nan Goldin (one of my favorites since seeing “I’ll be Your Mirror,” the mid-career survey at the Whitney in 1996), and others who “make intimate documentary work about their own life on small cameras with great energy.”
The images here come from We Folk, the photographic agency that represents Sassen in London. In addition to the pool photo, I really love the Stella McCartney x Adidas campaign; the pastel hues and geometric shapes are reflective of what’s been happening in style, decor, and art right now. Plus, they’d look great on my wall in Delray Beach.
Stella McCartney x Adidas
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