Monday, January 31, 2011

J.Crew in LA

The latest J.Crew spring shoot in LA makes me miss Southern California. My trip in April can't come soon enough!

Best. Office. Ever

I love Summer Thornton's office (pictured with her design partner, Whitney), featured in the latest issue of CS Interiors. So colorful and cheerful!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fool's Gold Barrette

I really love this Luv AJ Fool's Gold Barrette from Shop Bop. I also just found out Luv AJ designer Amanda Thomas is only 22 - you go girl!


Lots of vintage ship vessel prints, wooden crates, and giant letters. What's not to like? Etsy shop Hindsvik is quickly becoming a favorite.

Yes, Please

Shoes by Brazilian designer Santa Lolla. Oxfords - they get me every time.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I really love this thrifted, rug-ish bed cover found over at Old Brand New. Yellow just makes everything look better, even if the pattern has cupids on it.

Via seesaw

Ever heard of thundersnow?

Yeah, me neither. Until I had to walk from the metro to my apartment in it yesterday. It was not as fun as this snowball fight in Dupont Circle, but still kind of cool to say I walked home in "thundersnow". Luckily I did not lose power, but I did lose internet connection (which is why there aren't my usual posts today). Hope you all are warm, wherever you are!

Photo via

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Book Covers by C.S. Neil

I'm a sucker for a pretty book cover and these are no exception:

Here are more non-book cover designs by C.S. Neil. Very cool, especially the Kate Nash poster:

Enormous Paper Flowers

I've been loving Brittany and Paul's Real Wedding featured on 100 Layer Cake for some time now. What I missed is this incredible tutorial Brittany wrote on how to make the ginormous flowers used in her whimsical, Alice in Wonderland-ish wedding. You should go here for instructions.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Steven Alan

All these cute, new spring clothes from Steven Alan are making me bitter towards winter.

Ann Mashburn

These photos of Ann Mashburn's home from Atlanta Homes Magazine, found here, are making me re-consider the color pink. It's a fun focal point to an otherwise traditional living room. While Ann's home has warmer colors, the decorating technique reminds me a bit of Jenna Lyons' famous yellow sofa in her mostly black and white sitting area. I really like the juxtaposition in both homes.

A former assistant to the fashion editor at Vogue, Ann has recently opened up a new store in Atlanta. I think it seems like my kind of place. Lots of ballet flats and that pretty southern style:

Man's Best Friend

This photo kind of made my day, so I hope it starts your Monday off right, as well. These life-size steel sculptures can be seen off the side of a road in South Dakota. I feel like that would be such a pleasant surprise while driving through the countryside! The photo is from Etsy shop ndtphoto, for sale here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Three more weeks...

So, taken ladies, do you guys do Valentine's Day gifts? We had a bit of a misunderstanding one year. Hunter got me a really nice and thoughtful gift and all I got him was a card. I don't think he cared too much since Valentine's Day is mostly for the girls, but I was kind of embarrassed. Anyway, I really love these cards from The Rifle Paper Co. They make me excited for the big day, which is in only three weeks!

Vain and Vapid

I really wouldn't mind this Strata Dress in Mustard from Vain and Vapid in my closet. I love the ruffle.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


This photo from The Selby makes me so happy - it also makes me want to put Japanese lanterns above my bed.


Remember how everything good comes from Australia? Well, here is some further proof I found here:

Photos and clothing from Australian label, myPetsQuare. If you have a minute (or 3 minutes and 51 seconds), you should also watch their dreamy video, Club-Ciné Cinémathéque.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Do you want the good news or the bad news?

The bad news (I always think bad news is better first):

Now for the good news:

The Things That are Tiny blog has made its way into my life (thanks Tina).

P.S. I just heard here that they are diverting from the book in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, part 2 - but with J.K Rowling's permission. Harry Potter fans, what do you think?

Cara Carmina

I LOVE these dolls by Cara Carmina:

Grumpy doll, with this description: "He is very grumpy and in a bad mood all the time and he is looking for someone who wants to adopt him and don´t mind his bad temper."

As someone with an already inordinate collection of non-typical children's toys (many made by my mom), would it be strange to buy these dolls for my future children? Really, the children part is just an excuse. I want the Grumpy for my own!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Empire State of Mind

Dear New York,

Thank you for letting me hang out with my little sister, Amy in your city. Even though it was freezing cold and I didn't get to do things like go on the Shark Boat for fear of pneumonia, we still had a lot of fun:

Also, thank you for your hospitals, allowing Aileen and Knema to live in your big city - they are so much fun to hang out with, great hosts and make awesome ebelskivers:

No thank you for closing some of your greatest stores on Saturday (Pixie Market, you let me down), but thank you for keeping some of your other greatest stores open (totally scored at Book Marc):

Thank you for the New York slices I had while in your city. I especially enjoyed my time at Lombardi's:

And thank you for Levain bakery. The cookies were magnificent, as always. My picture of choice would have been Knema dancing for their live web camera, but unfortunately I forgot to check our photos before the 8 am deadline. This image will have to do:

Let's just say I've got one hand in the air for the big city.

Photos (1) - (5) by Amy or myself, (6) by Kevin Sharkey, (7) by Austin King, found here, (8) found here.
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