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If Simon Doonan were a prep-school princess, we suspect that he'd be dressing in head-to-toe United Bamboo. Full of patterned goodness, the United Bamboo resort 2011 collection packs a stylish punch, but is still as easy and light as one would expect from a resort offering. Delicate liberty prints and kitschy teal florals are paired with muted separates in a way that elevates both components for an off-kilter, but still proper package. We loving the quirky, Tenenbaum-esque world of Bamboo, and to help you get way into the mood, we're giving away a James Iha 7-inch vinyl featuring Britta Phillips that was recorded exclusive for United Bamboo, and played during their fall '09 show. Just comment below and we'll pick a winner at random tomorrow at noon. Good luck!
By Margot Guralnick
Is a room of one's own overrated? Are closets unnecessary space hogs? Is clutter the enemy? Architect Takaaki Kawabata, a senior associate at Janson Goldstein in New York, and his wife and collaborator, designer Christina Kawabata, recently transformed a 1960s log cabin in Garrison, New York, into a read
Winter is not exactly beauty's best friend. One of the only beauty bonuses courtesy of chilly weather: less-frequent shaving, for those of us who choose to do so at all. We've stowed away our skirts and shorts in favor of pants and leggings, so most days, a “What’s the point?” attitude makes total sense.