February 25, 2010

MUMFORD & SONS

Have you heard of the English folk rock band Mumford & Sons? I have been listening to them for just a little while and am completely charmed by their instrumental sound. They also seem like pretty cool guys. I love this video for their song The Cave.

February 24, 2010

PROTRACTOR

I am loving these clever protractor door wedges by Offcut Design. {Also available at Design Museum Shop}

February 18, 2010

SUNDAY SUPPERS' PARIS

I am constantly impressed by Sunday Suppers... by their enchanting dinner parties, incredible meals, and especially by the beautiful photography and styling of Karen Mordechai. Her recent pictures of her trip to Paris (including a visit to the shop Merci, which is definitely on my list) were so gorgeous, it is hard to resist the urge to book a flight for the spring! {Images by Karen Mordechai}

February 16, 2010

BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE

Last weekend I headed up to San Francisco to see my valentine, to celebrate a friend's birthday, and to, of course, take in a few cups of SF's Blue Bottle Coffee. Blue Bottle is a coffee lover's dream... I won't pretend to understand the science (or the siphons) behind its rich deliciousness—all I know is that they make some serious coffee. And I am especially into their New Orleans iced coffee... {Image: Frankie Frankeny for Blue Bottle}

{Post script: Blue Bottle is going bicoastal and opening in Brooklyn...}

February 10, 2010

ORNAMENTALISM

I love this image of NYC fire escapes taken by the talented Irene Suchocki... the colors and textures are just so beautiful. More of her work can be viewed here, and prints are available in her etsy shop.

February 8, 2010

VILLAGE

I have loved the clever and ever so romantic For Like Ever poster by Village for so long... for a while it wasn't available, but I just noticed that it's back. Looks like it may be time to expand my graphic print collection even further...

WELL FRAMED

I am loving the images and layout of this well framed wall by graphic designer/illustrator Juan Leguizamon, featured on Desire to Inspire.

February 3, 2010

WEDGED

Is it spring yet? I am already counting down to longer days and sunny skies... and a chance to wear some incredibly fun shoes. These two pairs from Anthropologie are the best I've seen this season... {top: Sam Edelman Grevy's Wedges, bottom: Cynthia Vincent Caravan Platforms}

February 2, 2010

TERRARIUM

They are everywhere right now, but I still love these terrariums by Roost from Velocity in Seattle...

February 1, 2010

SAMANTHA ROBINSON

I am loving the handmade porcelain of Australian designer Samantha Robinson... especially her beautifully simple coffee cups (top). {Take a peek at her entire porcelain collection here}