Friday, August 29, 2008

jalea jalea


Heart pendant by Jalea Jalea, Monterrey, Mexico — very post-modern Frida Kahlo.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

to mexico


For the rest of the week I'll be in Mexico for work, and won't be posting. See you next week! In the meantime, here's a shot of a gorgeous Mexican interior from "Mexico Style" of Taschen's ICON series.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

chantilly ai lamponi

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Raspberry chantilly with apricots from Il pranzo de Babette. via tastespotting

Friday, August 22, 2008


Nice packaging for Swiss supermarket chain, Migros, by Külling Identity AG. via thedieline

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

ideo suite

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I've been agonizing for weeks about how to rearrange my home office, and it happens that today I found this appealing space by IDEO on their new website. They created this extended-stay suite for Marriott for 1/100th of the cost of a typical suite using "rapid spatial prototyping." I'm not sure what that means, but if this is the result, I'd love IDEO to rapidly prototype my office space.

Monday, August 18, 2008



How incredibly awesome! I am really excited about this post. Above is an abandoned farmhouse transformed into a life sized dollhouse by Canadian artist, Heather Benning; it even looks like the dollhouse I had as a kid. More info here. via ohdeedoh

power purse

Notcot points out a solar purse that doesn't look like hiking gear - finally!

I know the woodgrain trend is getting pretty old, but I personally can't get enough of it. Madera quilt, pillow, and canvas from inhabit living.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Lovely new plates from illustrator Kris over at

Saturday, August 9, 2008

hoping for sun

I'll be away for the next few days (hopefully) enjoying some sun in this lovely place. I'll be back and blogging at the end of next week. Cheers!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

otto fan

Otto fan from Pedlars Webstore with metal blades and wood casing.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

j.crew luggage

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j.crew has some kick-butt luggage these days, both leather and Globe Trotter centenary edition hard case. It's not exactly affordable, but worth an oggle. via notcot

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

picture perfect

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Looking for a solution to my fiance's hodgepodge of photos atop the piano, I found this lovely affordable kit from Perfect Picture Wall. It comes with a choice of frames, mats, mounting squares, templates for marking the location of hooks, and free shipping.

Monday, August 4, 2008


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I've long been a fan of HomArts decorative products. They have a collection of home accessories with lovely and tasteful vintage illustrations. Their trade site is only open to retailers, but in the meantime you can get a little taste of their stuff on their public site, or a stores such as Paper Source

Friday, August 1, 2008

the funniest thing I've seen in a long time

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Calling card from the lovely press, Blue Barnhouse; caption on their site reads, "Yes, THAT Dave Chappelle." I love it.