Monday, April 28, 2008

Photo Monday

Kelly Street Hood Ornament

Bronco in the Grass

Hopefully this will be an ongoing post highlighting photographs I take over the weekends! Any feedback is appreciated!

This weekend, I think the vintage trucks take the cake

Friday, April 25, 2008

Fashion Friday: A Game Plan

I was invited to a do a little shopping in the city this weekend. Before I get the shopping-spins, I thought it would be fun to create an inspiration post to get some ideas.

Punchy separates.
Designs by Peter Som and Carolina Herrera.

Bermudas for work.
Designs by Chaiken

Flouncy dresses.
Designs by Matthew Williamson and Emilo Pucci

Urban prairie?
Designs by Matthew Williamson and Andrew Gn

Casual brights for weekend.
Designs by Tracy Reese and Blumarine.

Painterly effects for dressy occasions.
Designs by Elie Saab and Maurizio Pecoraro

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Loving Color

The creator of Wear Palettes must love color. This graphic design student uses the amazing fashion photographs from The Sartorialist and focuses on the color palettes created. The combinations are stunning:

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sweet stuff straight from the source

I'm a big fan of Etsy (source of all hand-made things), and just learned about another site named
Supermarket whose tag line is "Great design. Straight from designers."  

This great stuff just speaks for itself:
"Heavens to Betsy" Tea Towel by Grace and Go

Basket Bowl by Perch

"Walk this Way" wall decal by Elly Nelly

"Q is for questionmark" print by Gregoire Ganter

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Come rain or come shine

A hat always helps.  Take a look at these designs by Brooklyn based, Tracy Watts 

I love the bold ribbon on the 1st and (of course) the birdie surprise on the 2nd.

Celebrating Earth Day

It's my feeling that we should think about the Earth everyday. Well, here are some fun ways to say "thanks World, I get you and appreciate you!" along with some Earth Day resolutions.


Design by Red Paper Record

Since I still have loads of plastic bags around the house...I'm going to start grabbing one as I leave home for a walk and pick up some litter along the way!

~ Enjoy this terra-inspired design:

Fruit Bowl Design by Fluid Earth

Or take some time to talk to the kids I know about's amazing how one kid can make a difference if they are learn to conserve early on in life!

~ Make/Buy art with recycled media

"Among Her Things" Collage by Brush With Imagination

I'm going to start digging in to that pile of old notes, concert tickets, foreign change, photos...and make some art of my own!

Wear vintage:

70's Dress found at Ma Petite Amy

I'm going to invite an honest friend over, try on old clothes, and make some decisions on what is cluttering up my closet and my life!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Rodin and Chihuly in the City

Matt and I celebrated my birthday and my new camera purchase with a day at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. (Thanks Matt!)

While I like my photographs, I think the amazing work of Rodin and Chihuly makes it easy to capture the beauty:

Friday, April 18, 2008

Fashion Friday: Dress Up

My birthday is days away. My dream would be to dress all most dearest friends up in glamorous gowns and go paint the town with our dashing S.O.'s. Care to join me?

50's loving birthday girl frocks!
Designs by Charles Nolan and Fendi.

Beachy chic for Andrea and Tami!
Designs by Tuleh and ADAM.

Classic style with a twist for Jayel and Jen.
Designs by Oscar de la Renta and Carlos Miele

Playing with muted color...perfect for Nikole or Lucy.
Designs by Bagdley Mischka and Luisa Beccaria.

In case my mom wants to join us...I thought both of these would be perfect for her!
Designs by Bill Blass and Naeem Khan

Sassy modern for Jill, Laura or Becky.
Designs by Temperly London and Elie Saab

Youthful beauties for Kim, Kate or Jamie!
Designs by J Mendel and Valentino

Fierce pieces perfect for Alyssa and my sis.
Designs by Giambattista Valli and Jason Wu

Art Inspiration: Photography

Who would not be awed by these photographs by Karen Knorr



The Green Bedroom Louis XVI

This "Fables 2004-2005" project was produced in the Carnavalet Museum in Paris.

Found via {this is glamourous}.