September 30, 2009

MOR


I love the packaging of Mor Lip Delight... and with flavors like sorbet, apples, and cassis, I'd like one of each!

JOSE VILLA

Ultra talented photographer Jose Villa took some amazing Holga shots on a recent trip to Mexico and the results are stunning... {Images copyright Jose Villa}

September 29, 2009

URBAN BIKE

I just discovered the new Urban Outfitters Bike Shop and think it is such a fantastic idea. You can customize your bike online, right down to the color of the chain and the tires, and have it delivered to your doorstep. The possibilities are endless... view the image gallery here.

September 28, 2009

FIFI LAPIN

Have you visited the blog of stylish bunny Fifi Lapin?{Also visit Fifi Lapin's shops here and here}

September 23, 2009

CAMPING=WEDDING

I loved the invitations/save the dates from Victoria & Fritz's wedding, designed by the groom himself. The pictures of their wedding in Forks, Washington also looked amazing... view more here and here. Don't they look fun?! {Images from the wedding flickr pool}

September 20, 2009

SARAH CIHAT

This weekend I saw for the first time some of Sarah Cihat's rehabilitated dishware and I am a humongous fan. Using old, discarded dishes, Cihat redesigns them with bright, bold prints that give them a second life. Her website is a must-visit...

JET AIRLINER

Photographer Josef Hoflehner just released his newest book, Jet Airliner, featuring images of planes landing at what I assume is Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten... which are some of his most beautiful images yet. You can find a copy of his book here. Also be sure to visit his stunning portfolio. {Images copyright Josef Hoflehner}

September 15, 2009

SHAWN SOH

How cute are these bookshelves by Korean designer Shawn Soh? They are available here... but it is a little tricky translating the site...

ROB RYAN & ELLE UK

This week one of my favourite London-based blogs, Wee Birdy, featured this limited edition cover for the October Elle UK by master paper craftsman Rob Ryan. The cover was designed for the 25th anniversary of London's fashion week and I don't think it could be more spot on. (Let me know if you find a copy stateside!)

September 14, 2009

ARE YOU READY?

GG returns! {Image by Frederike Helwig via Ms. Muse}

September 13, 2009

SHHHHH...

I love these little cards by Set Editions... and how Derrick Cruz of Black Sheep and Prodigal Sons has displayed his... {Image by The Selby}

100 ABANDONED HOUSES

Detroit photographer Kevin Bauman has compiled a beautiful series of photographs entitled 100 Abandoned Houses, highlighting home abandonment in the Detroit area. I found the artist's description of the project to be quite fascinating and worth reading. Prints are also available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going toward housing (and related) organizations. {Images copyright Kevin Bauman.}

September 10, 2009

HEIDI FOR TARGET

Santa Barbara native and clothing designer Heidi Merrick designed this sweet little ikat skirt for Target recently.... luckily you can still find it here. {Image from Heidi's blog.}

ROSE & RADISH

San Francisco home and floral boutique Rose & Radish recently closed their Hayes Valley location.... only to plan their reopening in the Embarcadero! I love their carefully selected items and can't wait to check out their new digs!

JENNIFER CAUSEY

I like Jennifer Causey's inspiration wall... and especially her blue tape! {Also check out her beautiful photography site. Via frolic}

September 9, 2009

MAUI

I'm back! Okay... so I've been back. Anyway, I just wanted to share a few of my favorite places from this trip to Maui in case anyone is interested...

Napili Bay - this is the area where we stayed... I would completely recommend staying here
Merriman’s - I can't say enough good things about this restaurant on Kapalua Bay... I want to go there every night to watch the sunset on the patio by the fire pit...
The Coffee Store - must try the iced electric brown cow
Sea House Restaurant - in Napili Kai with the yummiest breakfast...love the crater pancake
Nuage Bleu - the town of Paia was one of my favorite places in Maui, and this shop was one of my favorite places in Paia.... I had a hard time choosing which piece of jewelry I loved most
Paia Fish Market - fresh fish tacos.... super laid back
Flatbread Company - kalua pork flatbread in a lively atmosphere, so good
Mama’s Fish House - we didn't get a chance, but I would love to eat (and stay) here
Road to Hana - definitely do it once.... be sure to hike down to the 3 bears waterfall, stop for homemade ice cream (at mile 27 ½), and visit the black (and the red) sand beach
Vintage European Posters - a gem amid the overwhelming Lahaina art scene
Road North - we loved the drive around the north side from Kapalua to Paia (there is lots to do just north of Kapalua)... although we heard some rental cars are banned from driving there
Molokini Crater - we apparently had perfect conditions and I am a water baby, so I loved it
Black Rock - it may be crowded, but this is the spot to swim with turtles