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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

fashion: feminine & boho

i absolutely adore the soft grey ruffles in this mini skirt, and by matching it with a boring, loose-fitting white tee and brown braided belt, it suddenly becomes "boho" and casual instead of in-your-face-feminine and fancy.  perfect.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

random: victorian dollhouse

so i'm slightly obsessed with dollhouses.
no, really, i am. 
so of course i love this victorian dollhouse.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

decor: office space sign

sometimes i dream of being the kind of career woman who has a home office - an entrepreneur, writer, etc., and i've always understood the importance of having an organized, inspirational workspace.  in case that day does come, i'm filing this idea away in my future design box :

i loooooove the "think" sign!!  it's simple but just perfect for an office.

via one sydney road

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

design: beyond beautiful bedroom

i am absolutely *obsessed* with this bedroom:
honestly, everything about this room just enchants me:
- the beautiful green wallpaper with tree branches painted, the bright pillows on the bench (next to the window, no less!)
- the crisp white linens, the funky lighting...
- but mostly, the beautiful canopy.  i love how the canopy is more like curtains than a veil, i love how the bed frame has the canopy starting in the middle of the bed rather than at side posts, and i loooove the cream curtains when the rest of the bed is white! 
SO beautiful!

Monday, June 14, 2010

design: exposed brick

i've always been fairly uncertain about exposed brick in interior design, and especially in the bedroom - it can have a fun, urban look, perfect for a downtown loft.  as fun as city-chic lofts are, i tend to lean towards the shabby-chic-in-a-cottage look.  rooms that intrigue me are usually described with words like : classic, quirky, cozy.  . . . and those are room that typically don't have exposed brick.  so imagine my surprise and happiness when i came across a decorated room that meshes brick and my cottage-y style -- it even has a killer chandelier!!

take a look:

thanks much to beth dotolo of Nest Interior Design --- for showing me that exposed brick can work in a bedroom and still have a soft and feminine feel!  see more exposed brick rooms here.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

fashion: bridal belts

i love bridal fashion and love the idea of working in this field as a bridal consultant. this past spring i worked at a prom dress store as a sales associate and realized that finding the perfect dress for a girl is just beyond fun!  since prom season ended, i have been filling my time with "say yes to the dress" on tlc.  i have a serious love affair with this show and it would be a dream come true to be one of those fabulous kleinfield consultants. when the show isn't on, I can be found on kleinfieldbridal.com, keeping up with the new gowns and accessories.

here's what came up on their blog today: bridal belts:
this made me super happy because I really looove belts! as a petite/curvy girl, i rely heavily on belts to pinch in my waist, the only [somewhat] small part on my body.

Friday, June 11, 2010

fashion: eugene riconneaus shoes

so apparently there's this young' [20 years old!] french designer out there who makes incredibly fun, unique shoes, and i sort of want all of them!  his name is Eugene Riconneaus and I found out about him from this article on the fashion blog she breathes

here is my favorite pair:

too adorable!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

art: book sculptures

have you ever read a book and felt the words just jump off the pages?  have you ever so lost yourself in a story that it is no longer a story, but becomes a reality so tangible you feel you could reach out and touch it?   artist Su Blackwell certainly has - how else could you explain her remarkable book sculptures?  J

just take a look . . .
2008, the wild swans
2007, alice, a mad tea party
2009, pandora opens box

i don't want to write a whole lot about these pieces because i feel their fantastical beauty speaks louder than anything i could possibly say.  basically... i'm in love.