December 31, 2009


Have a wonderful holiday weekend and a fresh, sparkly New Year! {images by Beth Retro, via elephantine}

December 30, 2009


I am loving the latest offerings from one of my favorite vintage etsy shops, Trampoline... especially these vintage decanters, glasses, and copperplate engravings...

December 29, 2009


These wire letters from Urban Outfitters are just $8 a pop and are just the right size... there aren't many letters left online, but I came across quite a few at my local UO before the holidays. {via svpply, such a cool new site}


I love the ballerina photographs of Harrison Hurwitz... there is something about them I find quite ethereal. {Image copyright Harrison Hurwitz, via seesaw}

December 28, 2009


Now that all my Christmas gifts have been handed out, I can finally share one of my favorite findings… beautiful limited edition giclĂ©e prints by Josh Brill of Lumadessa. I gave my Mom the Northern Cardinal print (above) and was delighted that it was even more striking in person. Not only did it arrive with plenty of time for Christmas, but it included a handwritten note of thanks... {Images by Lumadessa} {Also, check out the Lumadessa iPhone wallpaper}BTW, today also happens to be my Mom's birthday... happy birthday Mom!!


I love how good design can put some life into simple everyday things... like these teflon scissors designed by Hayashi Cutlery. The teflon also creates a non-stick surface, perfect for cutting through tape. I especially love the bright rubber inside the handle... Available at the shop at Cooper-Hewitt.

December 23, 2009


I hope you have a joy-filled Christmas wherever you might be celebrating!

{Reindeer print by Sharon Montrose... would make a beautiful and unexpected holiday decoration!}

December 22, 2009


I love these Christmasy displays by Faye Toogood, which were part of a Christmas press show for European home store chain Habitat. View more of the project and Studio Toogood's portfolio here.

December 19, 2009


This wintery image via the Thinking Tank makes me excited to see some snow at Christmas...and for all of you on the east coast, stay warm and safe travels!

December 15, 2009


In case you haven't finished your shopping... here are my gift picks for guys...

{1. Best Made Co. axe $250 / 2. Max 365 Perpetual Calendar $65 / 3. key ring screw drivers $5 / 4. Jonas Damon Twice Twice Clock $150 / 5. La Cie 8GB memory key $31 / 6. Zirh body bar $15 / 7. Ace grooming scissors $15 / 8. Zen Blocks $25.50 / 9. Jonas Damon Torch Flashlight $48 / 10. Knock Knock To Don't notepad $7.50 / 11. London Design Guide £10 / 12. Leatherman New Wave Multi-tool $85 / 13. Klein Tools canvas bag $9 / 14. Postal Co. notepad $12 / 15. Filson duffle bag $215 / 16. Zuriick Ake sneaker $55 / 17. Magno wooden radio $250}

December 14, 2009


I love these cozy images of Delancey restaurant in the Ballard area of Seattle, which was recently featured on sfgirlybybay. Not only does the food look amazing, but the couple behind the quaint new restaurant do everything from the menu to the cooking to running the business... and you can tell they do it all with a lot of love. It's definitely on my list next time I'm home visiting family.

December 11, 2009


I find antlers to be extremely beautiful and still love how they look in a home. I also find these swarovski crystal studded pairs by Peter Pracilio to be unlike any I've ever seen. You can find his pieces on his site, and a few more at The Future Perfect.

December 9, 2009


This is the first of three gift guides... I hope you find some good ideas here! This is the second year I've put together gift guides and I have to say I love doing them....

{1. Nat Thakur striped leather purse from Eden & Eden $60 / 2. NARS lip pencil in Dragon Girl $24 / 3. Bex Rox gold reindeer necklace £188/ 4. clarevivier La TropĂ©zienne bag $240 / 5. IMM master key flashdrive $36 / 6. La Mer watch $85 / 7. Fornasetti Themes & Variations plate $215 / 8. Balmain Amber Gris perfume $135 / 9. Proenza Schouler leather wallet $165 / 10. Apolis Activism gauze scarf $64 / 11. Tim Walker Pictures $78.75 / 12. Zoe Chicco spike studs $122 / 13. eos lip balm $3.29 each / 14. cashmere ear warmers from REI $19 / 15. iKaraoke (I've never tried it out, but it just looked too fun not to include!) from $3.99 / 16. The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman $16.50 / 17. screenprinted moleskine by cutiepiecompany etsy $8 / 18. Lomo supersampler camera $45}

December 8, 2009


These glass bulb ornaments by Land-Rich are by far my favorite Christmas decorations I’ve seen so far this year. I also think they would make an incredible do-it-yourself gift… all it would take is your favorite (dried) piece of botany and some clear glass ornaments from Michaels or online here... {via A Cup of Jo}

December 4, 2009


Each year The Killers create a Christmas song as a part of Project Red. This year's song, Happy Birthday Guadalupe, features one of my new favorite bands, Mariachi El Bronx...and, randomly, stars Luke Perry.

December 3, 2009


I have always found the iconic Julia plates by Fornasetti to be stunning. And Anne Hathaway paired with Fornasetti wallpaper seems such a perfect match... {image via tatielle and the next page (the amazing must-visit new project of Ms. Muse)}

December 2, 2009


Love the furniture of Autoban... and their styling of The Ojeni Apartment in Istanbul. Not only do they design incredibly beautiful furniture, Autoban also takes on interior design projects, like this residential beauty. {via Apartment Therapy}

December 1, 2009


I think I am developing a bit of a thing for lighting... and these filisky little pear lights from le souk are just my style. I love how they are ornate, but still modern looking. They are handmade (in Egypt), which makes each one just slightly different from the next.