Modern Takes on Denim and Indigo at Fab

Modern Takes on Denim and Indigo at Fab

I think it’s funny every time I go to write a post like this and realize I’m starting to feel a strong sense of Deja Vu…but that’s only because I have my favorite talking points and somehow there are more and more subject matter that fits within them popping up more often as the days and years go on! Once again, I’m highlighting how awesomely versatile the denim fabric is beyond jeans, and it’s pretty cool to see what artists and brands come up with. In all these posts I’m always calling back to previous ones that fit the content, so to keep it short, I wrote about other awesome unique uses of denim here, here (this one’s crafty), here, and here!

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Michael Cina Art Pieces on Fab

Michael Cina Art Pieces on Fab

Image: Fab.com

Michael Cina Art Pieces on Fab

Fab was such an addiction a few years ago…and still kind of is. I’d have to say it’s probably the best place online for gifts, apart from the popular event-based sale site Touch of Modern or maybe even Spencers. Fab though has its own personality, combining a wide range of pieces together in one place to fit any purpose or mood by a multitude of ridiculously creative artists, whether they are painters, interior decorators, jewelers, clothiers, you name it. I’ve become quite a fan lately of sites that combine artwork with pieces you can use everyday, like clothing, bedspreads, pillows, cellphone cases, etc., such as The Coterie and Society6. Fab also offers several pieces like this, and the latest I’ve been drawn to is a collection of bed, bath and personal accessories featuring the amazing abstract art of Michael Cina. I love abstract art because they fit so well with a mood, or whatever a viewer might be feeling while looking at it, and a lot of it can be up to interpretation. Michael’s background is influenced by minimal and visual narratives, using graphics to communicate mood or emotion. I love the colors in these pieces, as if he was illustrating a song while creating them…Fab even states that his work is often done in “response to an emotion or sound” and is rooted in the music and design industries. I thought so before I even read about it. Check out some of these amazing items below!

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Last Minute Gifts

Last Minute Gifts

Sphere Bottle Opener by Areaware, at A+R Store

Last Minute Gifts

I’m not one to follow my other fellow bloggers closely, as one thing I have not really done yet is offer lists of sales or gift ideas. However, I’ve been seeing a lot of random awesomeness lately just in time for the holiday season, so I figured it was appropriate to share them all in a post! I love gifts, whether they are wearable, buildable, edible…you name it. If it’s creative or unique, I’m all ears! A lot of these were discovered through newsletters or other lists (thanks Refinery29!), but many I just stumbled across and they’ve remained a browser tab until I could figure out what to do with them. I already know and love many of these shops…A+R Store, Fab.com and Shopbop, but I had fun discovering others as well, like Moma Store. I know most of us are scrambling for that last minute idea for the family members and friends that are tough to shop for (or, lets face us, most of us procrastinate), so lets get right to it! I hope you enjoy some of these as much as I do!

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