and btw....i'm a total drive by lurker. i'm on your blogs more than you realize. just creeping by in my windowless white van. rarely leaving comments. but you all inspire me and some of you (you know who you are) give me total performance anxiety.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
i've been having so much fun yapping in your ear, over the past year that i haven't added a lot of you to my blog crushes. this is your turn: let me know if you're not on my blog role.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
danish architect, arne jacobsen's iconic 'egg chair' turns 50 this year. in honor of it's anniversary,
fritz hansen will be launching a limited edition egg chair (999 will be made) each will have an engraving and a book. the engraving will include a brief description of the chair's history.over the years there have been many interpretations of this lovely, organic design: note the tord boontje version (thank you for this montage, notcot)TARGET's take on the egg chair.....
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
i love this gal's work. abbey ryan, a painter from Philadelphia, creates one oil painting a day and has been doing so since last September (2007) they're the perfect treasure size (most are around 5" x 6" but some are as small as 2" x 3"). little delectable morsels of art. in that i mean, the perfect size to perch leaned against books on a bookcase, a tiny jewel waiting to be discovered. or maybe placed on plate stand , to sit upon a pile of your favorite coffee table books. ryan studio. and I'm sorry to say that a couple of these are already sold..... but hey! tomorrow's another day.
hi. it's me again. the blogger who gets all the incredible SWAG. technically, that acronym stands for 'stuff we all get' so maybe it's more like SIOG -stuff only i get. whatever i'm just thrilled when, again, i open my mail box to THIS: remember that great shop in brooklyn, 'blue ribbon general store'? the owner, ann lopatin, sent me a birthday ball! ok, i've mentioned that i'm sort of like the blog version, of the pathetic girl at the bar who turns to putty when any guy says she's cute. but really, i'm picky. i may be a complete whore when it comes to the compliment bait. but in the end, i only like the nice ones (with great product)
thank you ann, and anyone else who is gearing up to send me SIOG ( john robshaw, john derian, jeanine payer, jutta neuman , ruthie sommers etc) . you're making me the envy of my little blog hood.
Monday, January 28, 2008
did your parents have these when you were a kid? i remember stumbling upon a drawer of these and thinking, 'damn, i just hit the mother lode of sweat bands' i spent the rest of the summer with these firmly planted on each wrist. they're available at vermont country store. 8 for $8 (7.95 but whatever)
it's a good thing that i'm not a fashionista, because i'm still enjoying a look that was shown LAST fall. but this is largely because it's a classic. and i know it's a classic, because here's my mom and some old dowager ( in the back )circa 1975, sporting it (mom is that a dickey i see?) this jacket. this great piped 'blazer' (that word makes me shudder-'welcome back kotter'= blazer to me) is such a classic. a great little somethin' somethin' that will turn any casual look, into instant high fashion chic. not everyone can afford the price of balenciaga luxury but fear not...j crew makes a fantastic runner up: and here's the beauty thing. right now.....it's on sale for $99.00. bar-go-nie
i've always been suspicious of discount department stores carrying 'high thread-count sheets' and now i feel vindicated: in february of 2003, massage therapist, april white purchased '800 thread count' sheets from bed bath and beyond for her massage tables (in an attempt to replicate the bedding at the ritz carlton) upon washing the sheets, she was immediately disappointed. they were scratchy. not lovely and hotel-y but here's where the story gets good (or just weird) she actually sent them to a TEXTILE FORENSICS lab to have the thread count TESTED. did you know such a thing existed? (see i actually teach you things on this blog) the result? 408. as one writer put it, bed bath and beyond has become, "the enron version of dry-goods" white's feeling was that bed bath and beyond was "preying on people by getting them to buy products for a higher price than they're really worth" so she sued them! and she now stands to receive twenty-five hundred and some lawyer fees paid. personally, a lot of work for a little reward. but i see that it was important to her. also: if you purchased bedding tagged, “plied,” “two-ply” or “2-ply” from Bed Bath & Beyond between August 1, 2000 and November 9, 2007, you may have a claim for benefits in a proposed class action settlement.
although this is a funny and unconventional way to 'thank' my dear friends, i'm doing it anyway. i'm doing it because this is my way of shouting it from the highest point and saying "THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU EACH" what a touching, warm, laughter filled, champagne tinged afternoon you created for me. weekends like this, remind me that i am truly blessed.thank you for creating this gorgeous table scape ( shells and beach glass-so pretty) yellow may not be my best color i've decided.
Friday, January 25, 2008
remember that turkish kid i told you about? elif? she's at it again. lord. she's amazing. check out her website or her flickr page to learn more about this last shot. truly beautiful.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
the other day i received a really sweet email from a reader. name: rowena dugdale. pinhole polaroid photographer. while she was at it, she sent me a link to her work. not unheard of. the compliment-bait, the link...and so on. i'm always a sucker. and honestly, it's like manna from heaven most of the time. there are some serious bad-ass artists out there, and i love hearing from them. this would be one of those times. first of all, how can you NOT love that name. so utterly british it tickles my toes. secondly, her work is so, so lovely. and get this, i tell her how much i admire her work, and just like that *snap* she sends me one of her pieces.
"i create photographic prints using pinhole camera, polaroid, photogram and traditional darkroom techniques."if you like photography, she has some really unique and ethereal pieces available. definitely worth a stop in. and for more info about the polaroid pinhole technique, click *here* so on this gray rainy, london like day, i was thrilled to go to my mailbox and receive this beautiful piece of art work. it's going right next to my desk. where all the magic happens.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
america, be on alert WE HAVE WEATHER!!! the bouncy, in your face, maniacal cheerleader weather of l.a. has just been given the full-palm face plant and told to 'sit your giddy ass down'. yes, a lovely, moody storm has just pulled in to town. and i for one, am so happy. at last, i can dust off my wellies and pull out an umbrella. and this is my pick:
seattle's, pare umbrella these lovely nylon plumes were inspired by the umbrellas seen in tokyo. they're hip, elegant and fun. the perfect accoutrement to any outfit on a rainy day.i love the construction of these. total mary poppins, british banker accessory.
brass hardware pin dots? on navy? love it. i love a rainy day
the B to the Log
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- friends and family!
- turn that racket down!
- 50 years of egg
- bed head
- text bowl proposal
- painting a day- abbey ryan
- schwing for swag
- kitchen fashionista- the terry jacket
- shut it.
- the balenciaga blazer knock off
- bed, bath & beyond high thread count sheets, are n...
- thank you!!!!
- peace out
- "hello, my name is elif and i'm 16 years old"
- girly stuff
- rowena dugdale mail
- under my umbrella , ella ella
- mrs duggar...i dig your do
- guess the designer
- found around town
- your walls, your way
- lovely maidens of the bride
- gifted sister gift
- sneak peeks~mexican wedding update
- peace out
- thank you washington post!
- you know who you look like?
- make your own path
- jordan crane
- taking "beer pong" to a new level of sophisticatio...
- really small houses
- rooms: the resort collection
- sneak peak~ hable construction's spring bags and p...
- sweet little pogo find
- scratchy drawings+gloppy paint=groundwork
- jen ray's corduroy
- peace out
- thank you my dear little ducklings...
- happy birthday to me
- sometimes, good design hurts.
- petrie point designs~when vintage becomes modern.
- when parents were cool
- shifty sale find
- blue ribbon shopping
- hipster bingo
- rian rae, just beautiful things.
- silhouette masterpiece theater
- peace out
- new music friday
- petunia face, you're making me misty over here
- some people think i look like kate walsh
- bird is the word
- things that i love....half dozen plus 1
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