Thursday, August 25, 2011

perfectly imperfect.

i spotted this picture over at abbey goes design scouting...  i want these shelves + the books + the mobile bar + the dog statues + the blue pottery.  

Monday, August 22, 2011

nuts about needlepoint!

needlepoint is something that used to have a rather antiquated association in my mind, but i keep finding myself pining for little needlepoint novelties!

i've blogged about these before, but i still love the jonathan alder sunglass cases.

Sunglass Case

as is their monogramed credit card wallet

this coral needlepoint pillow is pretty (at sears of all places.)

and i'm still toying with the idea of buying an annechovie kit to give the needlepoint thing a whirl.

Courtney Barnes Chair by Harwell

Sunday, August 21, 2011

numero uno.

when i spotted these number rings on the j. crew tumblr it was love at first sight... but the $440 price tag?    not so much.

these catbird alphabet rings might not be an exact iteration, but at $88 a pop they're a worthy substitute.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

pinhole press.

i recently discovered pinhole press and i'm loving it!

i made one of their 97-photo signature photo books filled with wedding pictures...  although not as user-friendly as other sites, i was beyond satisfied with the final result.  the paper quality is great, the vellum end leaves are a nice touch, and the matte laminated cover is perfect.  i ordered 2 initially as i was unsure what the final result would be, and i've already ordered an additional 3 to accommodate demand!

in addition to their great photo books, they have attractive calendars (which would make fantastic gifts, i might add.)

and wine labels... wouldn't these make fun party favors?

Friday, August 19, 2011


i'll admit it: i've been known to watch keeping up with kardashians.*   i like to see what they're wearing... so shoot me.

i'll even admit a penchant for over the top weddings...  welcome bags with a split of veuve? fine by me.

that's kompletely krazy.

 From left: Khloe, Kourtney, Kim.
(photo: Patrick McMullan)

*primarily when i'm on the treadmill and faced with sixteen and pregnant, mystic pizza, or bill o'reilly.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

baby fevah.

it feels as though a majority of the people i interact with are:

a. pregnant
b. trying desperately to become pregnant
c. new parents

hilary duff is pregnant for goodness sake!

although it will be some time before i'm any of the above, it doesn't deter me from looking at baby garb.

sweet little marc jacobs knock-off's:

baby gap, $22.95

love some ears:

baby gap, $16.95

the piece de resistance:

baby gap, $44.95

which leads me to this question: do you believe in dressing babies like little adults or do you favor a more whimsical approach?  as if it isn't obvious from the above, i definitely prefer a playful approach.... bring on the ears, smocking, and tulle!