October 29, 2008


Jenny Beorkrem of Ork Posters has just released a Seattle edition -- my hometown! (Algthough I have to say I'm not totally sold on the colors. Please oh please white on grey?) Also, it looks as though Portland, Toronto, DC are on their way. {Ork Posters}

October 28, 2008


As soon as I flipped to a Malibu beach home designed by Nate Berkus in the November issue of C Magazine, I had to rip all the pages out to save. His ideas were so simple, clean, and interesting -- especially the use of old beachwood on the wall in the stairway (above).
{Designed by Nate Berkus. Photographed by Lisa Romerein for C Magazine}

October 23, 2008


Another multi-month (fabric!) calendar from another one of my favorite printers, Lotta Jansdotter.


Materialicious is one of those blogs that is consisent and intriguing in its reporting of home design and architecture, but has really left me coming back for more with this conversion of a farmhouse into a summer home in Denmark. Blue stairs! {credits: LASC studio, Laura Stamer Photography}


Egg Press has just put out their 2009 calendars, and I am a big fan. Lately, as I have felt my time spiraling out of control, I have been feeling the need for multi-month wall calendars like this one. It is worth it here as well to mention their simple, sharp letterpress cards...

October 21, 2008


These Light Blubs, designed by Dutch-born Pieke Bergmans, are a clever re-design of the standard light bulb... and are, as one Apartment Therapy reader described, "sort of disturbing for some reason." I think Salvador Dali would approve. {View Pieke Bergmans' other crazy work with glass here and this table here}


Although this song is a tad depressing, I just think it so pretty and I can't seem to get it out of my head! {Video: Cath by Death Cab For Cutie}

October 17, 2008


This week has been a doosey, hasn't it? Thought I would at least end on a high note.

I like THESE PLATES by John Derian.

THIS PHOTO is one of the most beautiful I have seen in a while.

MUJI comes to JFK!

These HELSINKI KIDS are too much.

I am intrigued by THESE CHAIRS.

And last but certainly not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to both of my brothers!

{Image from the New York Times}

October 16, 2008


Wow, I hope I didn't miss the boat on this one. I am loving everything in Project Runway winner Leanne Marshall's (sold out) etsy shop. Fantastic. {via Leanimal etsy shop}


Grace Bonney of Design Sponge has been thinking lighting today and I like where her head is!
{Top: Wired King lamps by Autoban. Bottom: Sliced Lamp by Studio Mango}

October 14, 2008


I have, often subconsciously, been noticing the interior photography of James Merrell everywhere. I don't know if he personally chooses the interiors he shoots, but I love almost every one of them for various reasons... {More here. All images by James Merrell}

October 10, 2008


{Image via Decor8}

October 9, 2008


I could not resist sharing these beach house photos from a 2005 Bazaar posted on Habitually Chic's blog. That photograph of the blue goblets alone... {Home of Pamela Skaist-Levy}


THIS is such a great idea. Doilies and orange thumbtacks. {Coffee shop wall images by citypix flickr. Via SeeSaw Designs}

October 8, 2008


If you haven't already... check out the Modern Economy online sample sale for some Rae Dunn pottery, Ferm Living wallpaper and wall stickers, Tina Frey resin bowls and bracelets...

October 3, 2008


I really like the look of round mirrors and I am especially drawn to bulls eye mirrors (such as these), which are usually convex. Maison 21 shared this fantastic selection from The Federalist, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, and I love them all!

{post script: I couldn't find any item names, so I believe the numbers are for ordering, so you call and say that you would like a No. 8, please}

October 1, 2008


These polaroids taken in Italy by the talented Australian Vanessa have really made me smile, and inspired me yet again to buy some film before it's too late. {Images: lake como, beach umbrellas, milano. Copyright .v}