Wednesday, December 31, 2008

snow day

it's cold. and snowy. and icy. and all i want to do is stay comfy-cozy in my flannel sheets...

this is my dream day-in...

clockwise from top left...
tub photo from canadian house + home

mamma mia... oh my!

i was a little late getting on the Mamma Mia train, but i finally saw it last night and all i can say, is that, if i had the money, i'd be on the first flight to greece! UNBELIEVABLE scenery... but, my favorite part, of course, was the set design. 
the textiles, paint colors, antiques left me drooling for more...

Josef Frank textiles (remember this anthropologie chair!?) hanging on the clotheslines....

find his textiles, shown below at Svenskt Tenn 

hand embroidered bed linens
(as seen in the movie still at the top of this post)
much like this

love the layers, piles, prints of mix-matched quilts 
(not to mention the aegean blue walls!)


how amazing would it be to have a relaxed, inviting, chic guestroom done in this style...
a playroom? 


mamma mia film stills from

Sunday, December 28, 2008


if you care about human rights, immigrant rights...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

welcome little one

this is just such a great idea for a baby shower (IF you have crafty friends!)...

all of the guests were sent plain, white onesies with their invitations, asking the guests to please personalize it anyway they choose for the mother-to-be. 
i  took on the project for a friend, so never got to see the final results, but i can only imagine how adorable and personal all were.

the super-cute invite and the included onesie, awaiting it's personal touch..

we chose an elephant (for good luck!) and a pretty floral

finished off with a pink zig-zag stitch...perfectly sweet.


this makes today suddenly less grey.
from all that jazz

Friday, December 12, 2008

look how they shine for you...

yellow is one of my all-time favorite colors.
i can't help but feel happy with yellow...ummmmm, sun.
these bursts are cheering me up through these days of rain and grey...

Parisian-chic as seen on the sartorialist

yum. a george sherlock couch is forever on my total dream list.

summer '08...those were the days.

osborne + little wallpaper turns the smallest space oh-so-chic

fantastic styling from j.crew for fall '08

love the blue too...
tom stringer design partners

yes, please!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

winter night trees

i would love to add these trees to my holiday decorating collection...

but, would i be able to put them away at the end of the season?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

why i hate fashion...

checking in on my google reader this morning, exploring new blogs and i come across
camp comforts- a fantastic little fashion news and inspiration site, when i see this:

i literally almost pee myself with excitement, thinking that some stylist has seen outside of the box and used my cape in a shoot for women!
but, NO!
the cape (and full ensemble) is credited to APC. lovely.
ok, maybe i am nutso, but all I can say is it looks awfully similar to this (by me):

now, not to get confused with my last post... i am all for cheering on the little guy, the stay-at-home mom, the crafter, who is inspired by a piece of (high) fashion and wants to set out on their own, on their little SINGER with pin-pricked fingers and attempt to re-create.
go for it.
i wish i had the time.
but, when a huge fashion company takes more than inspiration (we are talking down to the buttons here, kids) from the little guy, i get pissed.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

cascading flowers

i am just BLOWN AWAY by this amazing DIY project over at the scoop

check out how much more beautiful it is than the j.crew jacket that inspired it...

in your face j.crew!

stay tuned for the step by step instructions that Kristen is promising...

this will most certainly be added to my handmade christmas list for a special someone

Monday, December 1, 2008

holy goodness

no, even after thanksgiving i am not yet sick of pumpkin

HOW GOOD do these look!?!?!

SERIOUSLY... pumpkin and gingerbread ice cream sandwiches

from cannelle et vanille
found at oh joy!


on my VERY long list of projects this holiday season: a wreath

i don't yet know if we will have a christmas tree in the traditional sense in our very small apartment, so do i go for the smell of pine with the wreath or, do i go for color, whimsy or just flat out cool? these are getting my juices flowing...

i might just eat this one by Alicia of Posie Gets Cozy via One Pretty Thing

this is just so chic, modern and unexpected...will it wilt?

the goddess does it again