Friday, July 29, 2011

Green on the Inside, Green on the Outside

Inside the home of Maurizio Zucchi of Italian lifestyle brand Zucchi via miss moss - to see more pictures visit here 

A vertical garden on the outside of the Quai Branly Museum in Paris designed by Patrick Blanc and Gilles Clément via flickr

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lovely Loafers

1. Sam Edelman alvin $139.99 2. TopShop marcus loafers $56 3. DV by Dolce Vita koko flat $71.25 4. Me Too nerissa $71.20 *onsale! 5. DV by Dolce Vita wentz loafer $79.95 6. Forever 21 patent leatherette loafers $24.80

This and That

Fun fact: I was named "most likely to be a graffiti artist" in high school. While the prediction never came true (not yet at least), I still enjoy some good street art like Pablo Delgado's miniature wheatpaste scenes found gracing the streets of London - could you imagine walking along and spotting one of these little gems?
My Google Reader knows me too well: the best of cats chillin
For Hunger Games junkies like myself: a first look at Gale and Peta

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Design I love: Mociun

Love these prints from Mociun, a fashion, fabric & jewelry line that uses recycled, organic and alternative materials.  

Sneak Peak

I warned you back in May about Missoni and Target's collaboration for Fall featuring over 400 pieces - Target's biggest to date - and have been anxiously waiting for a lookbook ever since. While I have yet to see one, I came across these photos of Margherita Missoni filming the commercial:

I might be waiting at Target's door September 13th to snatch up that suitcase. 

Further excitement ensued when I came across this feature from Vogue's August issue on Margherita and the line:

"Quality has always been one of the key aspects of Missoni, along with knitwear, pattern, and color," she explains. "It's this artisanal quality that was so important to my grandparents." After several trips to Milan for the Target team to trawl through the Missoni archives, and Margherita and her mother, Angela, braving a snowstorm in Minneapolis for the final fittings, they couldn't be happier with the results.

I have a feeling this will be Target's best partnership yet.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Indian Princess

1. Urban Outfitters sneaker $20 (2 for $30!) 2. Bryna Nicole quintara tote $305 3. Wildfox Couture baggy beach jumper $108 4. ModCloth manzano mountains scarf 17.99 5. House of Harlow 1960 arrow wrap bracelet $79 6. Anthropologie one-of-a-kind berr armchair $1298 7. Head Over Heels by Dune aztec flat sandals £31 8. Tylie Malibu ikat nomad hobo $205 9. Pamela Love medicine wheel feather bracelet $120 

Hey Monday!

Here are some other things I am enjoying this lovely Monday morning.

videos of Amy Winehouse - may she rest in peace

Outdoor Envy

 Please excuse the absence lately - we went to Chicago for Allen's brother's wedding (which was so much fun and absolutely beautiful) and just got back late last night. I wish I had taken more pictures so I had something to share, but we were so busy I hardly had time to document anything! We had a blast in Chicago, though, and were quite sad to leave so soon. In honor of  Lake Michigan, this week's outdoor envy features some lovely lakeside spaces. 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011


from Gleen Manucdoc of Moxy Creative 

1. Woody Allen 2. Kanye West 3. Buddy Holly 4. Michael Caine 5. Kurt Cobain 6. John Lennon 7. Geordi LaForge 8. Malcolm X 9. Johnny Depp 10. Dame Edna 11. Stephen Colbert 12. The Blues Brothers 13. Austin Powers 14. Yves Saint Laurent 15. Elton John 16. George Costanza 17. Bootsy Collins 18. Elvis Costello 19. Terry Richardson 20. David Hockney 21. DMC of Run DMC 22. Andy Warhol 23. Mohandas Ghandi 24. Steve Urkel 25. Napoleon Dynamite 26. Clark Kent 27. Shock G of Digital Underground 28. Truman Capote

Bold Gold Mirrors

Just wanted to say I love them. Big or small, in all shapes and styles, gold mirrors are awesome and always will be. 

They can take center stage or serve as an accent piece.

They work with any color scheme and never look out of place. 

I can't decide which shape I like best. Which one's your favorite?

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Spotlight on: Sheridan French

I first learned of the lovely Sheridan French when she commented on my post over at Coco + Kelley, and after doing a little research, I decided she might be my new idol. As if being a wife, mother, fashion editor and blogger wasn't enough, she launched her own very successful line of beautiful dresses, tunics, tops and shorts. So basically she is Wonder Woman. Here are some favorites below -  each piece is available in a variety of handmade fabrics from Bali. How perfect are these for a summer vacation or just to throw on to run errands? Effortlessly chic for sure!


I also love her "how I wore it page" on the site - is she not the cutest gal you ever saw?

Her blog The Southern Eclectic is a fun look into her life as a mom and wife along with everything else she's got going on each day. I highly recommend it!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Outdoor Envy

This week's outdoor envy features some lovely striped spaces. Whether you go bold in black and white or more subtle with airy curtains, stripes are a great way to diversify your color palate or introduce pattern that's fresh - not overly busy or decorative. 

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