This week’s color palette was inspired by a unique fashion installation on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
These fun knitted stools were created by Irish textile designer Claire-anne O’Brien. They are just about the coziest little stools I’ve ever seen.
This unconventional line of spring couture designed by Riccardo Tisciby for Givenchy caught my eye with its Japanese-inspired design sensibility and imaginative sci-fi vibe. With elements sewn together to incorporate the classic Japanese icon of a crane paired with bold Philip Treacy headpieces that look like a cross between a samurai helmet and something out of Star Wars, these dresses manage to look both techie and classically traditional at the same time.
Lucky coin purses? Love these fortune cookie purses by Diana Eng, a former Project Runway (Season 2) designer.
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The Dog Bark Park Inn is a charming bed & breakfast in Cottonwood, Idaho where you get to sleep inside a giant beagle!
Entering the body of the beagle from a second floor deck, guests will discover decorative furnishings carved by chainsaw artists Dennis & Frances and dog-shaped cookies waiting on the pillows. Up another level inside the head of the dog is a loft where you can sleep right in the muzzle of the Beagle, making for a truly remarkable stay.
Find out more at Dog Bark Park Inn.
Today we’re launching Color Vixen, our latest design series dedicated purely to color. We’ll be bringing you fresh and unique color palettes inspired by our favorite designers, artists, and fashion trendsetters.
This insider’s guide to harmonious color combinations is perfect for graphic designers, home design aficionados, artists, and just about anyone looking for a little splash of color to brighten the day. We hope this series will accentuate your design toolbox.
Got your own inspirational images with fabulous colors? Have the perfect Pantone swatch combo? Send us your brilliant ideas—we’d love to see what you’re dreaming up.
This week’s color palette was inspired by the Oscar-winning film Alice in Wonderland.
Hollywood sparkled last night with glamour and glitz as celebrities came out for the 83rd annual Academy Awards. Our absolute favorite “Style Vixen” of the night was Gwyneth Paltrow, dressed in a sleek and shimmery Calvin Klein gown that evoked a hint of sci-fi glam and Cleopatra styling.
Here at Culture Vixen HQ we’ve been working hard to upgrade the site. Here are some of the new improvements we’ve made:
Tyson Wintibaugh has joined the team as a full time editor and combined with our contributing writers and submissions, we’re pushing ourselves to publish more frequently and get you more articles to fill up your rss reader.
We’ve introduced new categories and reorganized our sections to refine our focus on delivering the best articles on art and design. To top it off, we’re moving toward an online magazine format, and we have a new tag line: The Magazine of Creative and Unconventional Design.
We’ve switched to new servers that are dramatically faster and more efficient. To save you even more time, our new comment system lets users login using their Facebook, Twitter, or OpenID accounts to make leaving comments quick and easy.
In the upcoming weeks we plan to roll out additional upgrades including a site redesign, so keep on the look out while we strive to deliver the best design articles around, and feel free to let us know if there’s anything we can do to improve the site…maybe by using the new comment system. Just a thought.
We’ve been overhauling and upgrading the site behind the scenes recently and tonight we’ve got a major server upgrade scheduled. So in the off chance that you experience any interruptions, rest assured we’ll be back up in no time! —the Culture Vixen team
Looking like something straight out of an sci-fi story, these wild shoes by designer Edmundo Castillo light up with the push of a button, and can even be set to flash on and off as well! Castillo is said to have been thinking of the movie Tron: Legacy when creating these wedge sandals, which are made with the same type of lights as the movie’s costumes. To recharge these party shoes there’s a USB plug in the heel, guaranteeing hours of illuminated strutting.