Menswear Trend 2012 ~ Return of the Gentleman

While doing research for a -potentially- new and very cool project, I realized that we have been neglecting all of the fashion curious men in our life! Here are our top picks for 2012 – welcome the year of the Gentleman. {Our favorite} top 3 menswear labels at the moment are: 1. Ami, http://www.amiparis.fr The … Continue reading

We Thank You ~ With a New Design Lesson! What is Pattern (Part Two)

First, we must thank all of you that enjoy our site! In our first month of being online, we have been lucky enough to have over 1500 visits. We hope to keep everyone interested with insightful posts, lessons and products which will be available online in the next two weeks! Design Lesson: What is Pattern … Continue reading

Quick Post: Carnaval in Portugal 2012

Carnaval was celebrated last night in Porto, Portugal – so I had to post! To see thousands of people dressed up in masks, costume and dancing in the streets was really fun to experience. I am currently here to work on a few projects that are based on this beautiful city – new news on … Continue reading

Passion for Pattern in the New Marni Collection for H&M

All photos © H&M/Josh Olins The latest collaboration between a major designer and H&M is with Marni, debuting in stores on March 8th! Marni is an Italian fashion line founded by Consuelo Castiglioni in 1994. Noted mainly for its “european-inflected bohemianism” – it is also famous for it use of pattern and vintage shapes/details. It … Continue reading

Things We Love: Latest Vintage Trends in Film

It has been very exciting to witness a major trend in the last year; throwback films to the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Maybe I am just charmed because on Sunday, I had the enormous pleasure of viewing The Artist, the silent black and white film that has been taking over all of the cinema award … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day from EDCC! {Free Download!}

Happy Valentine’s Day from EDCC! Please feel free to download this image to place on your desktop (or just look at sometimes, if you like). In the spirit of the holiday and love, a beautiful quote by Dr. Seuss : “You know you are in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally … Continue reading

Paris Vs. New York, the book!

THINGS WE LOVE: ‘Paris Vs. New York,’ was released last week by Paris-based graphic designer, Vahram Muratyan. Beautifully and simply illustrated, the book compares and contrasts both cities through colorful, fun phrases and illustrations (see samples above, from the artists website). I am totally in love with this book (perhaps, I am biased as Paris … Continue reading

Vintage Spotlight: Slim Gaillard (1916-1991)

We at EDCC love vintage – especially when it involves music, mysterious pasts and multiple languages! I would like to feature one of my favorite jazz personalities, Mr. Bulee ‘Slim’ Gaillard (1916-1991). He was an American jazz singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist, who made himself known by singing in his own language, ‘Vout’ (I guess … Continue reading

Travel Highlight: Interviewing the owner of Galerie Welz in Salzburg/Austria

Hello everyone! I’m sorry I had a week of non-posts but I can promise you, it was anything but quiet on my end. I was lucky enough to travel between five countries in five days and met so many incredible people in the process. One stand out in particular was the owner of Galerie Welz, … Continue reading

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