Telling Time

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How accurate is your time?  We depend entirely on the clocks by which we schedule, organize and gauge the duration of tasks and events in our busy lives.  If you’ve noticed, our clocks are never perfectly synchronized and we always seem to be running on different times set apart by slight discrepancies in minutes and seconds. However, the certainty of knowing that there’ll always be 60 seconds to a minute and 60 minutes to an hour facilitates a sense of infallible structure.  Perhaps this is where my current fascination with clocks stems from.  Anyhow, I aspire to become a collector of things many and clocks are high up there on my list: vintage clocks, retro clocks, wall clocks, mantle clocks, alarm clocks, novelty clocks…


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This triplex penthouse apartment in Brooklyn was converted from the watch tower of an old industrial building.  It has four working clocks that are electronically synchronized to not only tell time, but serve as unique window treatments.



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Apparently, the hanging of deconstructed clock faces makes for some interesting wall art.


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There’s something so endearing about the curvy, feminine shapes of these Swedish Mora clocks!  The perfect counterpart to the traditional, English Grandfather clock.



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The first thing that came to mind after seeing this image was the Jetsons theme song: “Meet George Jetson…his boy Elroy…daughter Judy…Jane his wife.”



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Obviously not a working clock, but this vintage Adams English plate’s a nice collector’s item.  The time is, as it seems, permanently fixed at 6 o’clock.



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A rather whimsical piece made from vintage tea cups…but can you imagine the amount of dust it’ll collect?


Sundry Stripes

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What evokes the onset of warm weather like the perfect nautical stripe?  The first summer I spent in France was when I was 15 and it set me off onto the perpetual hunt for the perfect Breton shirt.  Rarely do I pass a striped garment without contemplating the need for its presence in my already overflowing wardrobe full of stripes.  So, keeping with tradition, I suppose this quest will continue yet again this spring.

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The original Saint James ‘Naval II‘ is the quintessential Breton shirt and definitely an ageless classic ($130).



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There’s something so cool and summery about the Kate Spade ‘Lido’ espadrille ($99), in 3 color options – blue, green and gold.



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This  Sea Bags tote is the perfect accessory to complete your nautical wardrobe! I’ve been coveting one of these ever since I saw my friend  bring one back from her little town in Maine.  They’re made from recycled sails, making them 100% waterproof ($195).  I want one!!!


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I don’t know why, but I love this chair!  Not sure what I’d do with it or where I’d put it, but you never know…maybe one day I’ll be living in a striped home.

Tasteful Tangerine

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What’s more fun than introducing a bright pop of color for spring?  Well, the Spring 2011 trends seem to dictate that orange is the hue of choice this season.  I personally hold a strong affinity towards this particular color, so that makes for one happy camper.

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Now, we can’t mention the color orange without thinking about Hermès!  The ‘Hermès Victoria II‘ is a practical carry-all bag, albeit for a hefty sum ($4,525).

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For those of us who were getting tired of seeing the Michael Kors ‘Hamilton’ bag popping up everywhere, this season offers a nice update in an orange-tone leather ($298).



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The Kate Spade ‘Shady Side Magazine Tote’ is the ideal every day bag.  Get it now while it’s on sale ($229.50 – originally $255).




Now, for the pièce de résistance!  I was at Lane Crawford the other day and the Vabene display happened to catch my eye.  Maybe it had something to do with the bright, sunny weather we’re currently enjoying in HK or the fact that I was wearing my first ‘transitional’ spring outfit (blue/white gingham shirt, white jeans, nude ballet flats), but I couldn’t help but think that the Vabene ‘Mondo’ ($395) would add the final touch to my otherwise simple look.  I wavered on my choice of color (12 total), but finally decided on orange.  How befitting, right?  Though this oversized watch looks ridiculously large against my wrist, I can’t help but think that I’ll rather enjoy flashing this bit of color around all season long.

Balletic Blight

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What girl doesn’t dream of becoming a ballerina?  This girl certainly does!  Today was the first time in 10 years that I stepped inside a ballet studio, thus making another feeble attempt to correct years of poor posture and overcome my general lack of coordination.  Try as I might, I’m hardly the age at which one fulfills their balletic aspirations and so this pseudo-ballerina will just have to settle on looking the part this spring:

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YSL ‘Love’ ballet flats…seriously, what’s not to love?!  Well, maybe just the price ($485) and the ultimate decision in choosing the right color.

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Moschino ‘BowWow’ ballet flats – another collaboration between the Italian fashion house and Kartell, the plastic furniture company.  A rainy day alternative in 8 fun colors ($119) and it doesn’t hurt that they’re 100% recyclable.

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A little bit of kitschy fun from Whimsical Watches without having to break the bank ($49.95).



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