Disney's Winnie The Pooh Figure `Silly Old Bear`
by Lisa Topiol
Alright, I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for tacky housewares. It's not that I want my house to look weird (which there's nothing wrong with!) or overly quirky, but there's just something about a humorous little addition to your home that really attracts me. It's hard to find something that perfectly fits that requirement. I get such a kick out of this Shakespeare Tissue Box Holder by Bard though! Looking at the picture alone cracks me up! How hilarious is it that the tissues come out of Shakespeare's nose? I mean, this thing is just plain awesome. Tissue boxes are one of those items that you have very little control over how they look. Sure, there are a few brands that make boxes with a slightly cute design, but it's never anything that great. Forget about hiding tissues under the coffee table or in a corner, now you can showcase your awesome style and sense of humor with a little Shakespeare! I'm sure there are some literature buffs out there just dying to take this baby home.
Jeanne Lanvin founded the fashion house we know as Lanvin in 1889. In 2001, Alber Elbaz took over as artistic director and the house has never been the same since. His designs grace the red carpet and hang in fashionista's closets everywhere. Along with the gorgeous gowns, he incorporates cute "Little Miss Lanvin" illustrations on some cheeky t-shirts and sweaters. Now they're stepping into 3-D. Lanvin has partnered up with the porcelain company Franz to make "Little Miss Lanvin" dolls. Each season there will be 6 new limited edition porcelain dolls, with just 800 released. Priced at $345 each, they each come packaged in Lanvin's signature pale blue box. The idea is homage to Jeanne Lanvin's part in the post-war Theatre de la Mode show, in which French couturiers showcased their designs through miniature dolls, due to the lack of fabric. Spring '08 and Spring '09 dolls are out now, and the newest collection will be out soon. Check www.franzcollection.com to find out where you can buy them!