Saturday, May 28, 2011

Summer shopping at NYPULL

 Always on the lookout for new things I could not help but be drawn in by the sign "150 young designers".  In the past, owner, Cella Deluise  designed her own line of women's sportswear and started NYPULL nine years ago.  When asked about people's spending habits today, she responds that people are just "adjusting" to what is happening.  She has noticed men are buying but the women aren't and notes  "for the 25-35 year old, this is the first time they've experienced something like this and with the internet they can shop around and look for cheaper options so some retailers are still struggling".  But enough about that, you can turn on CNN or NY1 to hearthat forecast. Cella, like most of us still remains hopeful and even consults for a few of her young fledglings.  Her menswear picks for the summer 2011...lightweight wispy fabrics and the summer jacket with shorts.   Here are my top "likes" from NYPULL:
Made By Marshall Artist...Originally from England, this is their 2nd season in the states.
Orisue...jeans and tees from Los Angeles
Barque...LA based suiting and tees
Crossley "C" denim jeans from Italy, producing limited edition pieces lined in cotton/cashmere.

Call me crazy but I always thought the store was pronounced New York Pull but it's not. It's pronounced nipple. 
NYPULL..265 Lafayette street  212-625-2000 email:
Made by Marshall Artist cotton pants
Rear details
Nautical stripes


Gingham check with chambray
 Shirt jacket

cotton cargo shorts w/herringbone weave pattern
Made by Marshall Artist cotton sweater

Long knit cardigan



Crossley "C" denim lined in cotton/cashmere

Light wispy knitwear

Orisue jeans

Velvet quilted shoes

Quilted sneaks

Chambray and plaid
Plaid with faux leather trim


Sheer bodice dress with leather jacket
Cella's summer pick...jacket with shorts

Long printed summer dresses

Sheer tunic 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Josh Hadar Designs

Eco-Luxe modeled after a Coach bag

If you happen to be in Soho and see a guy bending steel using a subway entrance or fire hydrant as leverage it's probably Josh Hader.  This is part of Josh’s effort to be eco-conscious from start to finish.  His company HADAR METAL DESIGNS is “an eco-conscious design group that creates one-of-a-kind custom bikes and environmental installations.”   His tools run on solar energy and everything is made by a sustainable method.
These bikes are functional (solar or gas) and yet still, works of art.  The sculptures are works of art that serve as energy gatherers.   All are bio-morphic designs, part living and part mechanical.  “No one ever crossed the street to look at a Prius” so he makes sure that his eco-designs are decadent, sexy and luxurious.  Definitely worth a second look or a walk across the street.
Josh's show, The Evolution Of Steel can be viewed at 285 Lafayette Street until May 27th. See/read more about Josh at

Solar Powered Tricycle goes about 22hrs on a charge

Christy Lynn

Vascular steel casing surrounds heart/gas tank
Eric's Teardrop

Richard The Lionhearted

Photovoltaic Acasia Tree to replace boring solar panels