Hello-Hello, and welcome to a Wednesday here at The Prepatorium. We are racing out the door, so today’s post is brief.
We begin with an update on the upcoming Lisa Birnbach / Tommy Hilfiger “Prep World” collection launching in May. Readers may recall that merchandise will be available at pop-up stores made to look like a Nantucket Cottage.
Presentations of the line were made to Japanese media in early March (before the earthquake and tsunami), we share more shots from inside the “cottage”.
The decor is as expected, achieving the charm one associates with a cottage in a seaside community.
The clothing continues to look appealing, the styles and fabrics are basics we like. (With the exception of a few items with heavy logos.)
Perhaps our favorite part of the Japanese presentation was the four-legged guard on duty.
There are also more views of the apparel via a Spanish style blog:
A few more images, obviously the anchor motif remains a strong design element.
(If interested in more on the line, click here for our first post on the topic.)
Next, something that really is for the birds.
“Out on the East End of Long Island, in the toney hamlet of Quogue, you’ll find summer houses just like this one. A great, big beautiful wraparound porch and a western red cedar shingled roof, including a turret, are the standout features of this new Signature Birdhouse.”
What a posh home for your feathered friends, surely these qualify as preppy digs for the avian crowd. They are all created by Home Bazaar, the company is famous for its architectural birdhouse creations. Below we show the Sag Harbor Birdhouse (l), and on the right, the Manor Birdhouse.
A style near and dear to our heart, the Petoskey Lake View Cottage.
From the item description:
“In the Northern Michigan resort town of Petoskey, you’ll find some of the most delightful summer cottages. Our birdhouse, embellished with hanging flower baskets and topped with a rich western red cedar roof, will provide all the creature comforts for your feathered friends who make the long trip from down South. Removable back wall for easy cleaning. Will accommodate wrens, finches, chickadees, nuthatches and titmice.”
They are just delightful.
We leave you with a story that has troubled Tilly. It involves Blue II. Blue is Butler University’s mascot.
Why is Tilly upset? It isn’t because Blue has his own blog.
Not is it because Blue is the subject of a TMZ Exclusive story. (Tilly hopes never to be seen in that publication.)
And it isn’t because Blue is going to the Final Four on a chartered plane. With his own seat.
Nor is it because there are even “Make Your Own Blue” masks on Flickr.
It is because Blue has his very own Twitter.
And Tilly has no Twitter account.
Poor, sad, sorrowful, pitiful, put upon, pathetic Tilly.