August 30, 2012 § Leave a comment
August 28, 2012 § Leave a comment
I should have said, ‘or to hang’, but because of the grain in paper, it collects dust very easily, so if you want it to last, frame, shadowbox, or press it to keep it in good form! I love beautifully made paper art and all of these come from my Pinterest board where all links are available! Our local library hosted an Origami Paper Boat race, where an Origami specialist showed the kids how to fold their boats, then after a dip in wax, we raced the boats down the stream!
Fun and beautiful!
August 27, 2012 § Leave a comment
Nice Find Seattle!
August 23, 2012 § 1 Comment
Recently, I’ve found myself somehow feeling like I need to be surrounded by J.Crew. And ‘recently’ is really more of a arbitrary term because I feel this way every fall. Something about growing up around New England (from age 14 on) makes me think I need to be clad in preppy chic as any eclecticism of summer fades away. So, Hunter boots out of the closet, and JCrew’s catalogue becomes my latest reading literature… My musts lately…
Macalister Wedge boot.
‘City Mini‘ Skirt
Neutral Stripe Hoodie.
I absolutely die for the JCrew look, which is why I lust so vigorously, BUT a lot of their stuff doesn’t fit me all that well and my friends laugh when I say it, but I feel ‘shoulder-y’ in a lot of it. So… take the inspiration and shop around. If there’s anything a good fashion article can tell you, it’s that you have an exceptional body and it’s not built like anyone else’s. So I hope you enjoy the looks and I’m jealous if they all fit you, but shop around and own what suits you. Have a fun preppy Fall shopping storm!
August 22, 2012 § Leave a comment
A commenter or two said that their kitchens are small and that the dream kitchens didn’t do anything for them.
While it was not my intent for us to take these literally and for us all to go out and emulate the dream kitchens (they were meant to inspire in terms of style, accessories, architectural elements, colors, etc.), I did take note of their message.
So, I started searching for smaller kitchens that would still meet our level of style, but also limitations in terms of space. Needless to say, there were not as many. Some of the “dream” kitchens I had pulled from cabinet manufacturers websites, where they had large showrooms with mock kitchens that literally had everything and the kitchen sink!
House Beautiful had an article about small kitchens, but some of the kitchens that they considered “small”, really were not small! But I did find some that…
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August 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
So after the awesome response to the Krantz crystal models at Spindler Antiques, I wanted to investigate why I love crystal or geometrically inspired objects, or at least share a few more objects that satiate my slightly askew, but neatly proportionate way of organizing shapes in space.
Jar No. 3 by Present & Correct
Necklace by Amalia Vermell.
PS – these are all images I’ve collected on Pinterest!
August 15, 2012 § 1 Comment
My background is in office design, and a lot of bloggers, media, and designers have taken notice of the Tetra Shed – an all-in-one office space with a bomb design and easy layout!
Now you don’t… I should start with now you see it, but I like this because it makes….
this such a shock!!! How cool is that?! Space for two people to come to work and design to make every other company jealous.
This image via. And the view from the front when ‘open’ for business! I hope you are as wowed as me – definitely something to get my design mind whirling! Happy Wednesday!
August 14, 2012 § Leave a comment
A couple things for the start of your week if you didn’t have much time Monday… Happy Tuesday!
From Charming Trinity.
Lucite bench with upholstered cushion. Love that combo. From Dolce Vita.
Maybe I wouldn’t have gone for that fabric, but I love the super antique with some fresh fabric. And what a bizarre style – awesome!
August 10, 2012 § 1 Comment
What to wear if you’re not so much the heels type. I have a friend with a great collection of socks, and another friend who’s wife vowed to support his love of fine footwear at their wedding, and my father’s cufflink collection has probably soared over a hundred by now. Men have few options to jazz it up, but everybody loves a little extra something to make them feel sharp. Here are some items I’ve been lusting after for the men I surround myself with!
Maybe a little flashy for Dad’s collection, but I LOVE these!
And good casual shoes… always.
Timmy wore these Persols down from Bozeman. Aparently Montana is a style nook I need to think about a little more year round!