Tuesday, April 26, 2011

fabric of our lives...


i just saw this commercial for the first time yesterday. i think it's a pretty adorable ad for cotton and perfect for spring. i wish she & him would go on tour again this summer. and i wish i had my beloved pink bruiser bicycle. i really miss her.

Monday, April 25, 2011

across my heart...

love token

so the lovely jay ( who has a delicious blog, by the way) tipped me off to this victorian love token on ebay and i instantly pulled the trigger. my husband's name is ed, but i have lovingly referred to him as "eddie" since the 8th grade. i am so smitten with this necklace and i think i will wear it for always. what a treasure... kind of like my husband himself.

the shape of spring...

veggies III

strawberry plant & watering can

veggies II


spring has sprung in such a big way. my baby garden welcomed a few new ferns and a darling strawberry plant from the easter bunny(momma branch). the farmers markets are in full swing and the candy-colored radishes and nubby, gnarled carrots look like something from a children's book.

i have a crush on spring.

Friday, April 22, 2011

collectors edition...

world of interiors

world of interiors 2

world of interiors 3
{photos above by james mcdonald for world of interiors may 2011}

world of interiors 4
{photo by ricardo labougle for world of interiors may 2011}

world of interiors always brightens my day when i spy it in my mailbox. just when i start to have anxiety about my overwhelming collection of collections, this magazine bursts with likeminded homes. homes that are unabashedly overflowing with treasures coming out of every nook and cranny. i also appreciate the rawness of the spaces they feature. spaces that haven't been tricked out to make the readers believe that these people lead perfect lives without papers and files and messy piles.

i love imperfections and am thankful world of interiors celebrates the same sentiment. wabi sabi, folks. it's how i live my life...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

sofia's choice...

sofia's choice

thank you self service magazine for this little glimpse into sofia coppola's must haves. growing up a marc jacobs junkie, i naturally geeked out over anything sofia coppola. a few years ago a friend tipped me off that she was shopping at the little marc store, so i dashed over and pretended to flip through the racks of baby clothing... all the while conspicuously gawking.

i heart sofia coppola. now go enjoy her champagne-in-a-can in honor of this post ;)

blue jean baby...

blue jean baby 2

blue jean baby

so i mentioned my true grit look for spring earlier, and today i hit a jackpot thrifting in the denim and pinstripe department. this girl, lena dystant, is my current sartorial crush. i've seen pictures of her popping up and she also styled this amazing lookbook. it is definitely getting hotsy totsy in the south and i am rounding up my arsenal.

spring and summer= railroad stripes + pinstripes + sailor stripes + paperbag trousers + overalls + edwardian camisoles and lawn dresses+ chore jackets + straw hats+ loafers + ballet flats.

Friday, April 8, 2011

ancient industries...

ancient industries

there are certain "trends" i will happily wave goodbye to and there are some that i hope stick around forever and ever and ever. in the case of general stores and mercantiles, i never tire of seeing new ones crop up. the latest ancient industries is superb and supremely english country, which i adore! here is a roundup of some items i would( and lets face it-probably will) empty out my pockets for. i'm digging the dishcloths instead of sponges. sponges have always kind of skeeved me out, with the exception of the lovely expandable kind. oh, and anything seasponge-y.

*for my favorite general store of all time, go here. my heart belongs to brookfarm and their beagle, nutmeg.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

tintype camp...

john coffer 1

john coffer 2

i believe i discovered this tintype camp via amy merrick and i have been jonesing to go ever since. i am in awe of the photos that are created under the guidance of photographer extraordinaire, john coffer. can you imaging spending a weekend camping and immersing yourself in old timey photography methods? i would give my eyeteeth to nab a spot in his class, wouldn't you?

rhea thierstein set design...

rhea thierstein set design 1

when design*sponge editor amy azzarito twittered about the lovely works of rhea thierstein, i just about fell off the couch. i am a HUGE tim walker fan and a HUGE shona heath fan, and she has trained with shona and now set designs for tim. she even art directed his film, The Lost Explorer(which i am dying to see). she is such a visionary and she has a blog that is becoming a must-read!
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