Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ART BABBLE: The Art of Window Display

Check out the live window display art by Japanese artist Yoko Furusho. The New York based illustrator was invited by Ikiru, a traditional Japanese store in the heart of Barcelona, to do a live painting filmed throughout the span of a weekend. The psychedelic dreamscape entitled "sweet dreams", her first exhibition in Spain, is showing until September 15th.

Check out her website here.

Friday, August 26, 2011

FASHION BABBLE - Clover Canyon

More of BF's favorite ethnic inspired printed silk in-store now!
Clover Canyon Fall 2011.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FASHION BABBLE: TBA (to be adored) - UK

Precious UK based line TBA just dropped at Babel Fair!
More to come!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TRAVEL BABBLE: Coqui Coqui - Tulum, Mexico

Next Stop: Tulum, Mexico. Specifically the Coqui Coqui Spa Hotel on the Yucatan Peninsula in the Mayan village of Coba. Proprietors and perfumers (and most beautiful couple in the world) Nicolas Malleville and Francesca Bonato have created a perfect beach sanctuary, instilling an ambience of bohemian simplicity. The seven-room hotel, built of traditional Mayan stone, is devoted to natural spa therapies. Rustic beach charm meets refined elegance.

Friday, August 12, 2011

TRAVEL BABBLE: Hand-picked Paradise

Welcome Beyond.

Welcome Beyond is a brand new travel site with a fresh perspective and heavenly eye for architecture, design and ambiance. The Berlin based Founders/brothers Chris and Oliver Laugsch curate one-of-a-kind places to rest your head across the globe. Their objective was to create a travel site that stresses the importance of your home base when you travel and how important it is to find inspiration in your surroundings. Welcome Beyond is bringing a new sense of discovery and meaning to the jet setter. In the near future, they plan to use profits generated through the site to support those who are less fortunate.

Check it out here.

DESIGN BABBLE: Japanese Sugar Clap

Measuring in at 1.4-inches x 2.8-inches and weighing only 24g, this minimalist PowerShovel camera/USB produces dreamy holga-esque pictures saved as JPEG files. The Clap camera features a 2 MP lens with a microSD card that supports up to 16GB. The USB can be used to transfer files as well as charge the battery. But really, it's the cutest thing we've seen since their meowing cat camera...

Available in several yummy colors.
Coming soon to BF!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

TRAVEL BABBLE: Surfing 28 States: India

Last week, BF had the chance to attend the awesome fundraiser/trailer premiere of Surfing 28 States: India. Birthed by two witty Aussie grommets, Jonno Durrant & Stefan Hunt, Surfing 28 States is a documentary based on their 3 month voyage across the 28 diverse and extremely populated states of India. Whilst surfing at any and every opportunity, Jonno & Stefan also chose several non-profit organizations to meet up with along the way. One of which includes Our Home-- a charity currently managing two childrens homes in South India and a local primary school for children who in many cases, would not be able to afford schooling. Our Home strives to work with the local community so that no child is denied the right to an education, adequate shelter, love, care and a nutritional diet.

Sponsored by Vita Coco and Kind Bars, the charity event was held at a Surf Shop in Williamsburg with live music from local bands and a silent auction of their incredible voyage photography. All proceeds went directly to Our Home.

You can check out more info at:

Saturday, August 6, 2011

FASHION BABBLE: Blogger Crush!

UK-based Spanish stylist, Gala Gonzalez. Flawless!
Check out her worldly style sensibility here.