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Image: Studio Herrwolke
The angular lines of the Stołek chair by Michael Konstantin Wolke combine the simplicity of form and material. The stackable chair for kitchen and dining room is made of beech and jute and has pinned cords at the back that can be used to tighten the seat if it stretches. 

Image: Herman Miller, Inc./Industrial Facility

Herman Miller, Inc. recently introduced the Wireframe Sofa Group, a newly-commissioned design by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of London-based Industrial Facility.  Minimalist and modern with a visible lightness, the Wireframe Sofa Group features an external cage-like structure that holds its cushioning in place.  Made from steel wire, the durable frame ensures that the overall design is lightweight.  The Wireframe Sofa is the first sofa to employ the suspension technology that was developed by Herman Miller for the healthcare industry.  By evenly distributing sitting pressure, the sofa becomes a comfortable and versatile choice for home, work or hospitality environments. 

Wireframe Sofas are available with black or white frames and with cushion upholstery in all Herman Miller Collection fabrics.   As the frame is separate from the upholstery, the cushions are easy to remove, clean and maintain.   Two-, three-seat, lounge chair and ottoman styles are available. 

Image: Behance
We like the juxtaposition of industrial and organic materials in this the Triangular Concrete Stool by Studio-Nomad.  The stool is the first piece of a six-part collection.  See more here and after the jump.

Image: Valentino
Valentino offers up a real smorgasbord by showing  us a little bit of everything - and it works.  From high-water denim trousers and nautical stripes to camouflage, fluorescent shades and lots of lace.


Image: Thom Browne
i*a favourite Thom Browne plays with pattern and texture for Resort 2014.


Images: Roksanda Ilincic
Have a look at this near flawless collection from Roksanda Ilincic featuring beautiful, structured dresses and gowns in shades of blue, lilac and pale pink.  Jewelled embellishments add an additional dimension to the clothes.

Image: Adam Reich
Brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana have designed the Racket Chair as part of a series of limited edition pieces that are currently on show at the Friedman Benda gallery in New York until July 3, 2013.   The chair features a hand-stitched motif made from remnant backings of Thonet chairs.
Image: Karjean Levine
Peter Pilotto offer us repeating graphics and mirrored, tropical imagery on structured shifts for Resort 2014.

Image: Louis Vuitton

We aren't usually fans of Louis Vuitton, but this collection, in spite of the tweed coats and jackets with kimono styled sleeves, feels younger and fresher than usual.

Image: Anthropologie
We have a huge backlog of posts which all deal with interesting chairs or seating, so we thought we would devote this week to catching up with them.  Starting off are these iron and polypropylene chairs from Anthropologie which look uncannily similar  to the Acapulco chairs from Léon Léon that we featured here


There is a strong '60s vibe with all of the colour-blocking going on in Lisa Perry's resort collection which features figure-flattering shift dresses and kicky mini skirts.

Image: Gryphon
We're really loving the relaxed, easy, tomboyish looks from Gryphon featuring pieces that can fit seamlessly into your current wardrobe but are interesting enough to take things up a notch. 

Image: Carven

Featuring latticework and geometric prints based on African fabrics, girly flounces and lace, Carven show off with black and various shades of green. 

Image: Lanvin
Beautiful clothes and an editorial-style spread from Lanvin for its Resort 2014 collection. Heavy on the draping and goddess gowns, mirrored embellishments add shine and heavy gold chains reminiscent of '80s rappers add toughness.

Image: Cushnie et Ochs
More strategic cut-outs which lead your eye front and centre from Cushnie et Ochs.

Image: Burberry Prorsum
Lace overlays and strategic cut-outs are tempered by sedate hemlines and a muted palette at Burberry Prorsum.

Image: Joe Doucet
This set of mouth-blown champagne, wine and martini glasses by designer Joe Doucet was part of the PLAY exhibit for New York Design Week.  The exhibit encourages a sense of playfulness in design and in that spirit, the glasses in the Baccic collection cannot be placed upright on a surface until they are empty.  

Image: Chloé
While the fashion world has moved on to menswear, we wanted to finish our look at the 2014 resort collections, starting with this sublime collection from Chloé

Image: PONS
We were looking for a fun, comfortable summer sandal for children when we came across these.  Called Avarcas or Albarcas o Menorquinas, these sandals by Pons are an updated version for the traditional footwear from Menorca first worn by countrymen and farmers.

The sandals are handcrafted from top quality and leather according to traditional methods.  Originally, the sole of the Avarca was made from recycled tires, but today they are made using lightweight rubber molds.  The resulting shoe is soft, supple and extremely comfortable.  Colours now range from traditional black and brown to rainbow hues and metallic finishes.

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We forgot to post this last week when we put forward our theory on *Personal Style Bloggers.  Did you agree with our findings?
Images: Givenchy
The Internet is reporting that Riccardo Tisci has decided not to bring out a high-fashion collection for Givenchy this fall but will focus, among other things, on a re-launch of the label's line of watches which had been discontinued in 2009. The unisex watches (which are reminiscent of Timex's retro-looking Weekender) are named after Tisci’s lucky number and feature a stainless steel and sapphire glass housing with Swiss-made quartz movement. The watches are available with interchangeable nylon or leather straps with raw edges and come in six colour combinations.

At present, the collection is only exclusively available at Colette in Paris, Barneys New York in New York and Beverly Hills, 10 Corso Como in Milan, Boon the Shop in Seoul, Selfridges in London and select Givenchy stores, but they will be available more widely come September.

Image: Hervé Léger
Seriously sexy offering from Hervé Léger.  While the basic body-con bandage dress is still evident, this iteration gives it a fresh, modern and sporty feel.

Image: Maharam
To honour the 50th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner's iconic Shell Chair, Carl Hansen & Son have teamed with Maharam to release twenty special editions of the chair, each covered with a different Maharam textile and with a co-ordinating wood frame.  The fabrics used include homespun wool, re-commissioned designs of the Wiener Werkstätte and Alexander Girard and newer collaborations with Hella Jongerius and Paul Smith.  

Image: Moschino Cheap and Chic

Perfect festival wear from Moschino featuring lace, embellishments and adorable bow-tied jackets and coats.  More daisies and a watering-can shaped handbag that is getting a lot of editorial play.


Image: Sonia Rykiel
Pretty sorbet shades from Sonia Rykiel's resort collection.


It's funny when you settle on a theme you start to notice it everywhere.   In our case, flamingos appear to be ubiquitous this summer popping up on everything from bags and swimsuits to shoes and cushions.

Details:
1. Tory Burch Tunic in Caribbean Blue, 2. Tory Burch Taryn Cosmetic Case, 3. John Lewis Girls' Flamingo Swimsuit, 4. Anthropologie Flamingo Clutch, 5. Sophia Webster Flamingo Vinyl Shoe, 6. Anthropologie Flamingo Repeat Shift, 7. Anthropologie Flamingo Wallpaper, 8. IKEA Springkorn Shower Curtain, 9. Anthropologie Flamingo Pillow, 10. Tory Burch Sanibel Bikini

Image: Fendi
Big, boxy and with a '70s vibe, Fendi are carrying on the trend of dresses over trousers we saw coming down the runway last season with their resort collection.

Image: Balenciaga 
For its Resort 2014 collection, Balenciaga gives us complicated folds, focus on the midriff, interesting cut-outs and cut-aways, all with a limited palette.

Image: León León
These colourful, handmade chairs from León León are inspired by the traditional Acapulco chair of the 1950s.  León León have developed three designs based on the original: the Mojito, the Margarita and the Cosmo. The chairs come in five different shapes and three types of materials: plastic, vegetal fibre and leather and can also be made in thirteen different colour combinations.

Image: Jill Stuart
A really feminine collection from Jill Stuart featuring little lacy dresses with a daisy motif (thanks Miuccia) a lot of virginal white, floral appliqués, complicated ties and pretty bows.

Image: Clover Canyon
More photorealistic, mirrored prints from Clover Canyon and its designer Rozae Nichols for its Resort 2014 collection.  

Image: Cynthia Rowley
Cynthia Rowley gives us some serious hardware with these solid, stacked bangles, available here in silver or gold metallic finishes.  
Images: via Jason Wu
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Image: JC Penny
Design by Conran brings legendary British designer Sir Terence Conran to the masses with a line of furniture and accessories available from US retailer JC Penny.   Introduced in spring 2013 as part of the retailer's collaborations with designers like Jonathan Adler and Martha Stewart, we are glad to see Sir Terence's design show up on the other side of the Atlantic with very little dilution of style.  The modern home furnishings and accessories offer a high-end look at budget-friendly prices, including a marbled console table, a quirky nesting table with screw-turned legs in "Conran Blue" and webbed dining room chairs.

Have a look at some of our favourite pieces after the jump.

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We follow a few so-called personal style bloggers and at the beginning were entertained by their originality and ability to elevate ordinary street wear but recently we have noticed some repetition has started to occur.  For all the individuality and fashion credibility these street style mavens tout, it is a little disappointing to see that what is effectively a "street style uniform" has started to emerge. 

We'll be posting elements of the uniform all week.  See if you agree with our findings.
Image: Kokeshi Matches
These whimsically fun Kokeshi Matches from Japan have loads of personality.