Friday, December 9, 2016

have a fun weekend!

happy friday friends!
what are you up to this coming weekend? anything fun? holiday parties? i'd love to hear! i really want to see this movie, i'd love to try to make this "merry" garland this weekend. and i don't have the winter blues (yet) but i might try to make this "citrus cake for the winter blues"...it looks delish! i hope that you have a fun weekend!

and it's friday
, so some fun finds from around the world wide web:

a fun stocking stuffer.

a perfect door knocker.

this velvet mini slip dress is the sweetest. (red for xmas!)

okay, this puppet, perfection!

been swaying around the house to amy winehouse lately (one of my absolute forever favorites), especially loving this...

too funny.

this incense sampler would make a great xmas/hostess gift.

this pompom clutch just seems necessary somehow.

pretty soaps.

this leather bowl, pure love.

chill pill.

how stunning is this little dessert?

artistic memory sticks. rose gold please!

i just want this.

another fun gif.

this cocktail sounds pretty delish.

a pretty top for the holidays.

and are you looking for a sweet holiday home decoration? this half wreath idea is perfection.

don't believe the hype.

and for fun, the latest carpool karaoke! madonna style

Thursday, December 8, 2016

art wall styling

i've been veeeeery inspired by pinterest lately and many new art wall styling pins. i went through a phase where i was wall art styled out, if you know what i mean. it seemed cluttered and heavy and overdone. so in turn i paired down my apartment walls to a more minmalist style, only hanging pieces that i was really drawn to.

but a few of the pins below are tempting me back, to the well styled art wall...
what about you? did you get art wall styled out like me? i'd love to hear...enjoy!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

cozy commercial spaces

i spoke with a number of people who went out to eat this past thanksgiving, and at some unusual places (one woman took her whole family to a chinese dumpling house!) and it got me thinking of where we choose to spend time and eat, to just be, with friends and family. what are we drawn to and why? when?

if i could design any "type" of space i would have to choose commercial spaces, they by far feel the most open and experimental as an initial blank canvas or stage, a chance to integrate wow pieces and a chance to get just a little bit daring...
i found these commercial spaces cozy & serene today. spaces that i could easily spend a holiday meal while taking in what the designer(s) accomplished, what he or she was hoping to convey or instill in you as you spend precious moments there. i love that...enjoy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

color palette inspiration

i'm just kind of drawn to these color combinations/palettes/smashups today...
it's funny how sometimes just color can get your creative juices flowing...enjoy!

Monday, December 5, 2016

monday & greg hart

i was taken back this weekend by the historically haunting portraits by artist greg hart...
this particular line of portraits are not his most recent works, but as you look into the eyes of each of greg's subjects, a historical narrative unfolds, overwhelming emotion, a proud yet vulnerable demeanor exudes from each face, each set of eyes, and the painterly way greg builds his subjects infuses both a sensitivity and a particular despondency that stops you. fascinating. enjoy!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

sunday & no hard feelings

swinging and swaying around the house to the avett brothers this sunday morning...no hard feelings

not sure if this song could be any more beautiful...enjoy!

Friday, December 2, 2016

have a cozy weekend!

happy friday friends! what are you up to this weekend? anything fun?
i've been feeling like hunkering in, staying in bed late and watching movies under blankets. feels good! i just picked up this book and can't wait to start it. also making progress on my next tiny ship series project, hope to fill more in this weekend. just tons of relaxing stuff on my calendar this weekend! i hope that your weekend is everything that you want it to be ;)

and it's friday, so some fun finds from around the world wide web:

i don't have any tattoos, but this idea is really neat.

i just love this question and answer session.

a pretty paperweight
. (lots of great xmas gift ideas, like this,  over on goop!)

her handcarved tables are aaaaaamazing!

a fun do it yourself photos ornament idea.

how fun are all of these mix & match trays?

oooh, this skirt.

a cool side table.

make a leftover pumpkin pie milkshake. yum!

they read all 20 national book award nominees for 2016. here's what they thought.

really love this "ascension" tote.

a gorgeous bed.

cool corduroys.

her wallpaper line is lights out gorgeous.

this dotted throw, so sweet.

speaking of sweet, tons of gift ideas here.

such a creative little video.

these are just kind of funny.

fabulous furniture, this bookshelf from glas italia.

want this bag for next spring/summer.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

hand woven: etsy love

i'm currently coveting a number of wall weavings over on etsy, here are a few recent favorites saves of mine...

p.s. these are cute for xmas ornaments too!