Masthead

Michelle Gubitosa
Managing Partner

Nilda Martin
Managing Partner

Christina Martin
Media + Marketing Assistant

SEARCH
Gallery

Twitter


Wednesday
Jan202010

ONE HUNDRED SIX.

Apparently it's Fashion Tuesday, here on the PHI blog - funny, since we were having a conversation the other day about things we could post and talk about.

Now theoutnet is a great place to find designer ware that has been markdown - still incredibly expensive though. And now a personal confession: Marc Jacob bags are a big favorite. They're always cool, always really innovative, and there's always a great color.

Take the Roberts canvas tote - Saffron colored with quilted leather purse embellishment. There's old-tone metal hardware, short double handles, a contrasting multicolored grosgrain detachable shoulder strap, two studs at the front, a plaque at the back, a turnlock to fasten and is fully lined. The even better part? There's an attached leather purse has a gold-tone logo-embossed frog clasp with purple jewel embellishment and stitched-seam detailing throughout.

But even though it's gone from $2150 to 752.50 (and apparently, it's now unavailable on the site), it's still on the list of wistful thinking.

Wednesday
Jan202010

ONE HUNDRED FIVE.

So let's face it. There's nothing like Chanel - from shoes, to attire, to the scent of all scents, and a personal love, No. 5. But this blogger's not entirely sure what to make of their entire sporting line. Maybe it's because the preference in the wintertime is something along the lines of spa, not skis. Or maybe it's because should I decide to go and ski, I might take someone to the hospital with me. Needless to say, they are really beautiful - full of dark words and exquisite crafting. It's amazing design work and if you are a ski, snowboarding lover - this is something for you. Visit the rest of Chanel's 201o Sports/Accessories collection.

Tuesday
Jan192010

ONE HUNDRED FOUR.

Designer Yoav Avinoam developed a handcrafted method for casting furniture from repurposed sawdust. His tables and stools beautifully juxtapose various textures, while crafted with a mix mixture of resin and sawdust from a variety of woods.

He lays the legs of each table directly into the mold, integrating these elements into the setting sawdust This creates a crumbly texture for the tabletop while adding support. The form of the tree branch-inspired legs also help secure the parts into the mold while it drys. You can check out the process here, at Inhabitat, where there's a gallery of how Avinoam works.

Tuesday
Jan192010

ONE HUNDRED THREE.

We love Matt Brown, an Interaction Designer/Industrial Designer who explores and chronicles all his projects on his site. Like this one.

Now this blogger is old-school. At any given time, glancing into her purse, you can find at least four notebooks. It's the feeling, reader, of having your pen scraping against the paper, ink staining your fingertips (or pencil if you're ridiculously hardcore), and then looking back at what you wrote either feeling incredibly proud ... or utterly dismayed.

We could go on and on romanticizing, but instead we're going to talk about this notebook. Slanted lines? Well, think about the airport or being in the car - how ridiculously uncomfortable is it to write in either or? First, you have to sit next to an absolute stranger on the plane and be completely mindful of your space. You know you're in trouble should you accidentally elbow your fellow passenger - now, it could be because they've fallen asleep on you, you're actually an extra on a Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy (or the unfortunate viewer of her Golden Globes dress) or ... well, you could go on.

The point is that this notebook, the slanted notebook, is great, accessible, and perfect for those tight spots. Which is just a total bonus. The lines are angled should you need to maneuver - and let's face it, elbow accidents happen all the time.

Tuesday
Jan192010

ONE HUNDRED TWO.

First of all, youworkforthem is by far the coolest site to spend a little time just browsing. And yes, we're already well into January - but it's never too late to do a Top list. But the list is an interesting read, exploring the favorite fonts among designers of all sorts. Do check out their blog as well.