June 30, 2009


I just stumbled upon Pratt Libraries' extensive Flickr pool of bookplates from the 19th and 20th centuries...complete with amazing typography.

June 25, 2009


I couldn't wait to share images of Hotel Crillon le Brave in Provence, France—my travel destination du jour (and it really does change daily...). In addition to its stunningly relaxing pool and grounds, Hotel Crillon hosts cooking courses with Provençal chefs, where truffle hunting is part of the program. {Also, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, the hotel is offering 20 rooms each month at €20 per room (!) for all of 2009.....}

June 23, 2009


As a belated (like most things in my life at the moment) father's day post, I wanted to share the sketches of Richard Haines and his blog, What I Saw Today, where he sketches NYC street style as he sees it. Recently he has sketched in-store at the new JCrew Men's Store in Soho and the JCrew store in East Hampton... which would have made a great gift! {Top sketch, bottom photos}

June 17, 2009


Christian Chaize's photographs of Praia Piquinia, Portugal are still available from 20x200. I don't think I'll ever tire of photographs involving European beaches...


I am loving how Anouck Bertin organizes her hundreds of polaroids... and am wishing I could find the time to do the same! {Photograph by Garance Doré}

June 15, 2009


More custom paper work by graphic designer and illustrator Anna Bond of RIFLE...

June 12, 2009


This week Oh Joy partnered with Dwell Studio and held a very cool contest (that I completely missed the boat on). Readers were asked to choose their favorite Dwell pattern and pair it with a fashion item found online... My pick for the winner would have to be this one by Jessica, who chose Dwell's sketch print (my favorite) and this Heidi Merrick dress (another favorite). {Layout by Oh Joy.}

June 11, 2009


In his newly published Hidden Forms, Franco Clivio takes a unique look at the design of ordinary things... in a not so ordinary manner. The impeccable layouts are reason enough to take a peak. {You can find a copy here.}

June 9, 2009


I love the simple logo behind RIFLE, the design firm of Anna Bond. Also, can't wait to share some of her amazing custom paper work.... coming soon!


I owe Victoria a huge thank you introducing me to Loft Life Magazine. Devoted entirely to loft living and design, the homes featured are nothing if not inspiring. Though I have a certain level of phobia about the ultra modern, it is hard not to admire the simple, clean, pared down approach that usually goes with living with all that open space. {Images from Loft blog. Design credit top to bottom: Valerie Pasquiou, BSC Architecture, fernlund + logan, via NYTimes.}

June 7, 2009


Anthropologie went to Austin for their June issue and it is quite beautifully done!

June 3, 2009


I picked up this fun little paper pinhole camera kit from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art store for mere dollars, which now brings my number of toy cameras up to a somewhat rediculous level. Anyways, I am excited to see what develops. I'll be sure to keep you posted! {View some of my favorite pinhole photography here}

June 2, 2009


Last week while visiting my Grandfather on the Jersey Shore, we made a point of going on a little polaroid safari of the Seaside Heights boardwalk... and it did not disappoint. It also didn't disappoint on the people watching front...

June 1, 2009


A huge thank you to Sunset Magazine for including me in their June issue as one of their editor's picks for Southern California. It was a pleasure working with super friendly Sunset editor Jess Chamberlain and photographer Andrea Gomez for the article and I am glad to be able to share some of my Santa Barbara favorites! {Cover photo by Jon Jensen.}