Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A shopping we will go......

Free People wallet

So at lunch I did a little shopping at:
Pottery Barn Kids
Gap Kids
Banana republic
Free People......

Lot's of fun. I'll try to get more photos for you!

om home

Check out this new site based in Montreal called Om Home, they just launched in Sept 06. Featuring beautifully embroidered pillow, napkins, placemats and more to come.

'In 2002, on a trip to Kolkata, India, Oorbee learned that Alpona was a dying art form. Soon after, she began collaborating with local artisans to develop a line of pillows and table linens - their expert embroidery skills merged with her designs in an array of wonderful colors and fabrics and bold patterns to reincarnate Alpona for future generations. '

beautiful photos

via Nirali Magazine

Monday, January 29, 2007

Inspiration...The English Roses

The inspiration for my daughter's bedroom was found in Madonna's book 'The English Roses'.
Actually, the illustrations by Jeffrey Fulvimari are what I really adore! The girls are so sweet and charming. The colors are so vibrant and just amazing.

Marimekko wall art via CB2


where are you Brocade Home?

I really cannot wait to get my copy of the Brocade Home Catalog. I've seen sneak previews via Decor8 and Apartment Therapy. I also love the plates shown here by Sarah Cihat!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Kelly Wearstler---

Sunset plaza bungalow

Brentwood estate

Kelly Wearstler

Couldn't you just stay outside forever if your patio/backyard looked like this.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

See what I bought

today during my little lunch trip to Anthropologie over here.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

handmade valentines for kid's

via Martha Stewart......

I actually used these at my daughters b-day party last Spring. They were a big hit!

Domino online

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


I'm a huge fan of Targets 'Global Bazaar' collection of things.

Here is one of my favorite chairs! $150 bucks... I totally want it.
Ok maybe it won't last forever...but I don't care.
Or how about this chinese arm chair? very nice. Just add a pretty little cushion.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Black, white and gorgeous

Have you seen CB2's latest black & white goods. Oh my, I'm in serious trouble. I'm still recovering from all my Christmas spending, probably mostly on myself. Check out the 'until dawn curtain' by Tord Boontje...yes you may recognize the his designs from Target as well as other places. $89.95

vis-a-vis good! $24.95

suvetar bed linens $29.95 - $109.

This is one of my favorites...Marimekko Hetkia wall hanging! $84.95

Friday, January 12, 2007


I know I haven't been posting much. Although I don't like to make very specific resolutions (well not out loud), I do have some general ones I plan on keeping. One of them is definitely related to 'creativity', basically using my creative genes in some small way on a very regular basis. (whether it is drawing, illustrator, crafting, painting, anything).
I feel this is especially important since my day job doesn't use or require ANY creativity. I feel like need to do something creative to feel alive and feel like I'm heading in the right direction. And not get seriously depressed again. I don't know if this sounds crazy. But if you are a creative person and not working that way in your day to day job, trust me it sucks the life right out of you. And that is not an exaggeration.

So just a blurb about Pinky Brown -redesign ... what is the idea? Well part of it was to create
'things' that have a second use. Maybe repurposing items to give them a second life. Of course its not a new thought. But I like the idea of making something beautiful or useful out of something not ordinarily used for that purpose. So I promise I will be sharing my first 'redesign' in the next couple weeks!!!!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Lots of Love for Designers Guild....

How can you not LOVE the Designers Guild!!!!

Scribble on walls

If you like removable wall decals as much as I do, check out 'Scribble On Walls'!
(just a note they are removable, but not reusable)
They also do custom designs, so let your imagination run wild!

This first on is called Tahitian Lizards...

or maybe you want some tags for your nephew (it says Chris)

or mega people...

or is the celtic knot more your style

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

ETSY: Scrabble necklace

My lastest love is the Scrabble letter necklace..... I am getting one for xxxxx, well I don't want to say because she may be reading this. I'm also getting one for myself.
This one is made by Eunice from 'Littlethings1' on etsy.