Thursday, April 30, 2015

austin house tour.

i'm off and running today, but wanted to share the loveliness of this austin texas house tour with you...
read and see more about this austin home owned by ashton arthur here. loving the additions of bold color and fun pattern to all of that white. enjoy!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

this seating. this company.

you just know a company, and their overall ethic is fabulous when their "about us" segment reads "to meet the demands and desires of today we believe it is necessary to have an open and innovative mind, a child's curiosity - and a heart that refuses to take the easy way out"...
this is the seating line that i'm currently coveting offered up by the swedish design company BLÅ STATION who describes their office as being located "on the southeast coast of sweden, where the ocean is just as restless as we are." ah, awesome much?!

their seating lines offer generous amounts of space, yet offer secluded, comfy hide-away sections about them to just be, to relax and breathe. BLÅ STATION also utilizes amazing materials such as ash wood, and durable steel, down and leather to name a few. i see these just about anywhere, hotel lobbies, libraries, you own living room or even a children's room. they are versatile and flexible to many different surroundings. don't you just want to dive right in? me too...enjoy!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

cylinders & hexagons.

i'm always in the market for unique ways to both display and burn candles...
these are so pure in design and simple to style. one is a cylinder shaped candle holder, the other, hexagon. both are offered up by le shop, here, in case you like them too ;) enjoy!

things i want to try & buy.

man oh man, as you bop around on line, you see so many things you want to try & buy. here are a few of my most recent cravings...
these jeffrey campbell vandross heels.
this mini frozen yogurt cake recipe
these la'akea shorts
this recipe for grilled baby artichokes with chimichurri
this palms presidio tote
this avocado radish toast snack
this garnet dress
coming out of a long winter i feel like my craving for both fashion and food is on steroids! what about you? what are you craving these days? i'd love to hear! enjoy...

Monday, April 27, 2015


currently in love with this whispy, heirloom jewelry line by designer wing yau, called wwake...
for me lately, gone are the days of the large, clunky earrings. i'm incredibly drawn to the barely there, the tiny bit of shiny metal that just barely catches your eye in a flash. pure love. enjoy!
avo is leather rugs and leather pillows, but avo is also these hand-painted leather clutches...
and avo is also brooklyn based designer brit kleinman. straight out of rhode island school of design, brit was designing for the likes of samsonite and jack spade. avo is her own line and she states that she "loves the character a product acquires when it is hand-made." true, product has a very different overall feel, a particular uniqueness to it when it is hand-made. it is somehow more special.

brit also writes an interesting website called the way we carry. it explores the ways with which we carry out daily tools, our stuff. check it out here, and enjoy! happy monday to you too!

Friday, April 24, 2015

have a dynamite weekend!

i am soooooo glad that it's friday...
feel like i let alot of stuff get to me this week, and i'm going to try to shake it off! the just let things happen motto doesn't always work for me, i'm miss impatient! but i'll work a little harder at it this weekend.

i've just finished this book (in 2 days!) and i'm in search of my next read. i'm truly loving reading for pleasure after a TON of reading for graduate work. i'm looking for a new frame for this recent purchase and something pretty to put in my new outdoor planter (i'll take photos when i fill it up!).

hope that you are having a great end to your week and looking forward to this weekend, as much as me! enjoy...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

gabriel scott welles lights.

okay, seriously loving this new lighting line offered up by gabriel scott. have a look...
this configuration in particular is called the "welles long chandelier." it's a series of interconnected, geometric & metallic shapes reminiscent of branches, of bouquets, of blooms, and what's pretty cool is that you can customize this lighting.

so shape it into various sculptural lengths and forms. gabriel kakon & scott richler, based in canada, are gabriel scott. they have a rich and varied background in the world of design, from fashion design to industrial design, and it shows.

pieces are shipped out of up state new york and are custom made. they are not cheap, but really good design rarely is. enjoy!

p.s. if you are drawn to this particular gabriel scott line of lighting, you should SEE what else they have, exquisite!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

mid-week distraction.


having a looooooong start to this week. so i don't know about you, but just needed a plain ol' mid-week distraction...

a great travel blog.

super pretty bras.

peanut butter snack cake.

this amazing line of jewelry.

cosmic dance and emotional pop music.

loving this little white dress.

sometimes this is so true.

might be my next pair of eye glasses.

i'm not really into wall decals, but this one is cool.

of course i'm a red sox fan, so this made me cry.

ok, back at it. hope that your week is moving along faster than mine! enjoy...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

a sale & la garconne.

i swear i don't try to have expensive taste, but lately even my on sale taste is, well, expensive...
and to prove it, here are some recent seriously "i'm wishing for" sale items over at la garconne. those boots would make me feel like wonder woman! enjoy!

colorful vessels.

norwegian designer kristine five melvaer is creating beautiful product lines, but her colorful vessels are my favorite, so far...
when i was younger, i never actually played with marbles, but i do remember that when someone i knew had a brand new bag of them, i LOVED looking through them, at all of the intricacies in the layers, the design, how the colors mixed and interacted, how the glass felt in my hands. i feel like kristine's glass vessels are like that, they're captivating. the color is mesmerizing, her use of line and shape is interesting and with brilliant scandinavian simplicity. kind of like those old fashioned marbles. enjoy!