Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jessica Oreck

I'm finding myself fascinated by the images of Documentary filmmaker Jessica Oreck's office. So many little collections. I couldn't do it myself, but like to look at the pictures.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Art Projects for Kids

As a mom who both wants to instill a creative streak in her kids and keep her sanity, I'm loving the ideas at Art Projects for Kids. It's like a never ending art-curriculum so that your kids can be creative even if you don't have an endless supply of creativity yourself.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

the perfect bouquet

I think the texture of sweet peas and peonies together is so perfect it hurts. The peonies here are this close to budding. I can't wait!

Monday, April 27, 2009

zia & tia layette

Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous!
via designmom.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

train mural

I know a little boy who'd be in heaven in this space. I'm trying to think of a way to recreate it in our shoebox/apartment.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Framed chalkboard

Ever since I saw Penelope, I have wanted a chalkboard with an elaborate lacquered frame. Seeing this one over at Little Green Notebook has me itching to start hunting for the perfect frame for a DIY project.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Elephant on a string

I am completely in love with this wallpaper by Catherine Martin. The mini sofa doesn't hurt either.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


2 beautiful ideas that I'd kind of like to use together:

Folded Fabric Flowers (this one by HanamiGallery)
and shoe clips (these by Erica Weiner).

Wouldn't a folded fabric shoe clip be incredible?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A chair with my name all over it.

The Large Puff by Aiveen Daly.
I'd satisfy it's longing to be mine, but a few thousand too many dollars keep us apart.

Monday, April 20, 2009

hair adornment

I kind of wish I'd lived in an era where women always dressed their heads up to be in public. Maybe then I'd have had a chance to wear something like this. Pretty things by Twigs & Honey.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Balloon Family Tree

Suddenly I'm seeing brilliant family tree art everywhere! Love this balloon one by The Small Object.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Little Gold Shoes

I was so happy to be reminded of this book from my childhood by SarahJane. I love the tradition she has created for her family.

Friday, April 17, 2009


The images from Maja by jujubooks are setting my imagination on fire.
If only I could read Finnish.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

felt applique

I'm crushing on these felt monogram pillows by alexandra ferguson. Her floral pillows are gorgeous as well.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

silhouette pendant

I'd like to decorate a Christmas Tree with silhouette pendants like these by le papier studio.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Under the Apple Tree

Holy Moly this bed is amazing.


I am smitten with the children's clothing at Bonpoint.
The girl's section is even more fun.....

raw chair

I love these muuto raw chairs at unica home.
Not enough to buy them ($$$$), but enough to maybe try to copy the style myself someday. (Can of spraypaint, anyone?)


Really cool reproduction light fixtures and hardware at Rejuvenation.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

miss ruby sue

I love missrubysue's creations. (Like this Big Star bib necklace) Would I ever feel like I had enough personality to pull one off? Dunno.


This drop cloth turned tablecloth is genius. If only my boy didn't have a penchant for yanking tablecloths off of tabletops.......
via ohdeedoh

Friday, April 10, 2009


I'm feeling fairly gloomy that I can't find a way to weasel these vintage silverplated centerpieces into my budget. They could be stunning.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Another tee project

Speaking of awesome tee-shirt projects.....
I love this t-shirt corset made by Nancy at belle epoque.
Pattern found in The Alabama Stitch Book.

Pillowcase Tee

I am so excited to try this pillowcase tee tutorial posted by Theodesign.
If only I had vintage pillowcases on hand, but alas.... I've not even room for the spare bedding I do own.

Martha says

The Martha Stewart Spring Cleaning guide/checklist. It's a good thing.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I'm in love

with a ridiculously expensive willow playhouse.
Thanks to {frolic!}


We may or may not be single-handedly keeping our local Genuardi's/Safeway's San Pellegrino Limonatas out of stock. They are that good. (Ours come in a blue and yellow can... the Aranciatas are good too.)

clothespin doll kits

I love this idea for a gift.
Sadly there is a notable shortage of little girls in my life.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I love this idea for kids creating stationery.
So much, in fact, that I've added "watercolors" to my shopping list.

Felted balls

This felted ball screen at Apartment therapy is giving me all sorts of crafty ideas.

eggs dyed au natural

This may just be the year I try dying eggs with onion skins...

Even more methods here and here.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Somebody grab one of these limited-edition personalized family trees by Sarah Jane Studios! So lovely!

Daffodil brunch

Could somebody please throw this exact party and invite me to it? Thanks, you're a peach.

peep toes

After 9 consecutive years of living like/as a student (with at least one more to go) most of my shoes are what Reachel Bagley would call "carcasses". Cheap carcasses at that.
So today I'm dreaming of shoe shopping, or at least of wearing shoes that haven't been worn to bits.
Emphasis on the word "dreaming...." , that would be a non-active verb.(like these pretty lemon ones, by Frye)


How much do I love the wraps and shrugs at Bonzie? I'm so enamored of the poppy-like Burnt Orange Ethereal Baroque Wrap.
The romance is out of control.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Hollow Books

These hollow books by Suzanne Duket remind me of this old Miguel Bose music video. Only minus the Indiana Jones vibe.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Leather Store

If I ever decided I could afford to spend more than $15 on a bag, I'd probably buy one of these by The Leather Store instead of a name brand designer... that's just how I roll. (Except not yet... right now I only roll for free)

little man shoes

Another thing I own far more of than is practical, but have a hard time resisting is cute baby shoes. Especially when they are for little men, like these by Aurelia and Annalise.

Friday, April 3, 2009

... candles

I have a huge soft spot for birthday candles. I already own more than I will ever use. Whenever I see particularly pretty ones I have a hard time not snatching them right up. These beeswax candles are not only pretty, they also pride themselves on being environmentally friendly.

And speaking of candles... if you stumble upon this discontinued candle on clearance at your local Target, snatch it up! It could pass for an expensive designer candle. (And I love the warm scent of amber).


image by aisleone
I keep checking hoping to see letterpress classes in a town near me, or a town in my near future. (Maybe you will be luckier than me.) It's a great mecca for the letterpress-minded. I especially enjoy their "museum".

Spring Gardening

To further cultivate our inner gardening nerds, we stayed up late last night watching Martha's Spring Gardening. I was glued to the screen, so tangible is my longing to get my hands in some good dirt.

Along those lines, this gardening post on apartmenttherapy also makes me happy. (MSL image from there)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Miss Avocado

I have loved a lot of Miss Avocado's work, but I am smitten by this pencil and watercolor illustration entitled Gretel.


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