Friday, September 30, 2011


Have a fabulous weekend! Hope you get a chance to do something that makes you as happy as this little guy :)

Arty Scarves

Can't decide whether I want to wear these or frame them...


Well Styled

Came across annaleena's blog recently and I'm in love with her aesthetic. This is her own home that she styled and photographed herself. It's fresh and clean, yet layered and informal. The Swedes really know how to do it right. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

This and That

It's that time of week again - I can totally smell Friday. Here are some goodies to help you push on through 

The many faces of Amy Poehler - love this woman. Check them out, there are 30 of them! via Jezebel
this made me want to move to Finland (and lets not forget about this - or this for that matter) 
Can't get enough of all the textures layered in this beautiful home
Feist is sweet and you can stream her new album Metals right here FOR FREE!
Glad to come across a good excuse for making three pots a day (and to ignore the slight jitters)
I really love that this is happening
and also that this is happening

Happy Thursday :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sitting Where You Sleep

makes perfect sense in a long room.

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Get Shorty

I'm loving shorts for fall - especially over tights. Here are a few that would look great with tights or by themselves:

Metallic: TopShop premium lurex boucle shorts $80, InWear pailletten-hotpants €69, Robert Rodriguez metallic cotton-blend shorts £90
Bow-Tied: Second Female shorts €31,48, Lover arabesque bow shorts $264, TopShop self tie silk shorts $76
P/leather: 180 by Jean Yu perforated leather shorts $265, Gryphon leather shorts £133, Jane Norman faux leather shorts £10.50

*I had to change this graphic. The turquoise headers were grossing me out. Hope you like this one better, too! :)

Desperate Housewives

A picture is worth a thousand words. Love these colorful faceless paintings by Kelly Reemtsen, and this photo I came across on tumblr makes me laugh every time. Seriously - what are they about to go do? Is it halloween? Unfortunately I lost the source, but I'm dying to know some context so if you know anything, give me a shout. 

Monday, September 26, 2011


Floors rarely get enough credit. Check out this awesome parquet one in Elin Kling's stockholm apartment. 

Happy Monday/Awesome Shiny Things

Hope you had a fabulous weekend! The wedding was beautiful and such a blast. Those two are such a perfect match and so in love - it made the weekend all the more special. Anyways, here are some awesome shiny things:
1. ABC Home brass shell bowls $99 2. Design House Stockholm work lamp $110 3. Nate Berkus metallic sequin pillow $49.95 4. Cru Intl by Darbie Angell monaco tumblers $29.99

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Weekend!

We're on our way to Highlands, NC to celebrate love, life and happiness with our friends Kate and Peter at their wedding. I love weddings - so much joy all around. Cheers to you and yours and have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Her and There

TrĂ©s chic. I need a leather directors chair stat. And maybe some biceps like that, too. 

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This and That

I can't believe it's already Thursday. And where on earth did September go? 
Anyways, here are some things that caught my eye this week. 

Elizabeth Taylor/Angelina Jolie

Cary Grant/George Clooney

Audrey Hepburn/Natalie Portman

James Dean/Robert Pattinson

these perfect pieces by George Chamoun combining icons of different eras via notetoself 
a totally awesome vacation that I'd do pretty much anything to experience - what a view!
did y'all catch Rue's anniversary preview? love those guys. 
anthropologist's pick: portraits of workspaces i.e. people in their natural habitat
another NYFW fav: Lela Rose - especially 1, 2, 3 and 4
this kind of made me want to cry - but I'm glad he is going to join others of his kind now :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hello Autumn

I know I'm a few days early, but the leaves are changing here so that counts as fall in my book. Looking forward to piling on layers of silks, cashmere, leather and wool in rich hues like teal, ochre, burgundy and burnt orange...

From top left clockwise: 1. Madewell silk bookmark blouse $110 2. Reiss bonita toffee faux leather mini skirt $180 3. Kain modal and silk-blend jersey t-shirt $90 4. DANNIJO cato ring in teal $222.75 5. Michael Kors uptown astor tote $448 6. DVF cranberry suede finn block heel $350 7. Charina Sarte marla sleeveless wrap dress $275 8. Lulu Frost brass teardrop necklace $400 9. TopShop boyfriend blazer $130 10. Marni knitted wool and brass chain bracelet $170 11. Aubin & Wills muscatel merino wool cardigan $140 (*I never said this stuff was cheap)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Make Your Franklin

Loved looking through the Make Your Franklin gallery, an international community art project where artists reinterpret the 100 dollar banknote. Check it out here or contribute your own design!

Outdoor Envy

I can't get enough of this beautiful weather we've been having - It's perfect for a pretty little picnic...

Hope you have a lovely Monday! Try to get outside for a bit :)

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

This and That

A few Fashion Week favorites from the top: Tracy Reese, Jill Stuart, Christian Siriano, and J. Crew - (I know I said I wasn't going to post any photos from the J.Crew show but I really just couldn't help myself.)
Love this new Florence + the Machine song Shake it Out
Also love perusing Dana McClure's shop - thanks to designformankind
Suri's Burn Book - musings on fashion, travel, and other celebrity children from the perspective of Suri Cruise
Amanda makes changing up your furniture look easy with Upholstery Basics on DesignSponge 
These rules make me laugh because they are so on point - It's good to know I'm not the only one guilty of this 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Patterns I Love: Kristin Reger for dublab

Love these patterns by Kristin Reger, and I totally agree with Courtney at designworklife - they'd be awesome as fabric or wallpaper.

J is for Jenna

J.Crew made its New York Fashion Week debut yesterday and received rave reviews from everyone and their mother - if you haven't seen pics, seriously check it out. I started to share some of my favorite looks from the show, but decided instead to pay tribute to the woman responsible for the brand's immense success in recent years, the fabulous President-Executive Creative Director Jenna Lyons.

Seriously, who looks that cool wearing a sweater over a feather maxi? After reading this article, I decided I would really like her if I knew her in person. And THEN I saw her home and decided she's my ultimate girl crush:

dentil crown molding, floor to ceiling windows and a custom chandelier 

glossy black window frames - yes please! Also good to know someone as successful as her is as cluttered as I am.

Annnd her closet. sigh. 

I guess what I'm trying to say is - Jenna turned a catalog brand that easily could have gone the way of L.L.Bean (remember J.Crew circa 2002? so boring.) into one of the most talked about shows at Fashion Week. 
And for that she is awesome.