things i love thursdays.

1. Red Flock ($30), 2. Emma ($75), 3. Comment Ca Va? Card ($3.50 for 1, $12 for set of 6), 4. Bloomsberry Chocolate ($5), 5. Old Fashioned- Original Fine Art Photograph ($35), 6. Rose Bloom Weekend Bag (£60.00), and 7. Chanel Black with Red Tip Ballet Flats ($529.99)

flickr photo of the day : candy shoppe.

Untitled by reddott.

tabitha emma.

It is almost as if these creations by Tabitha Emma were designed just for me. Cupcakes, confections, and tea galore... just a few of my favorite things. I love how delicate and feminine all of her pieces are.

More from Tabitha: her Etsy shop, her weblog, and her page on deviantART.

sleek and black.

Although I am usually a huge fan of color, sometimes I really like sleek and modern black items (plus, they can look fabulous when paired with something soft and colorful).

1. VITRA Eames House Bird ($195), 2. Mini Chandelier (£35.00), 3. Big Dot Magnet Board ($15), 4. Bobby Chair ($1,995), 5. Faceted Black Heart Ring ($10), 6. Retread Purse ($165), and 7. Silhouette Clock (£15.00)

8. Smoke Chair ($4,875), 9. Rider Table Lamp ($49.95), 10. Decoco Frame (£7.95), 11. Dolce & Gabbana Black Patent Peep-toe Booties ($620), 12. Bombo Adjustable Swivel Bar Stool ($546), 13. Noir Etched Glasses ($16), 14. Blythe Rectangular Ottoman ($1,725), and 15. Penelope Phone & USB Base ($145)

angela adams : new!

I love the look of these new totes and travel kits from Angela Adams. ($39-$149)


flickr photo of the day : the viewmaster.

"storyteller" by kate slater.

k studio wall art.

I really, really love this fabric wall art by k studio. There is just something so sad and sweet about it (available at Design Public, $198).

denise grunstein.

I am completely enamored by the editorial work of Denis Grunstein. Denise is one of Sweden's best known and highly respected photographers, and it is not hard to see why. Her images are romantic and beautifully styled and reflect such a strong fashion sense. So completely beautiful.

a whole lot of beautiful dishware.


flickr photo of the day : grey & yellow.

"Summer Garb" by Capt. Mouffette.


I am quite obsessed these days with the idea of learning calligraphy. I received a set of pens and ink during the holidays and I am finally making it a goal to teach myself. The past couple nights I have been looking at the work of many wonderful calligraphy artists that are so very talented at creating gorgeous lettering.

Rebecca Trawick of Bluebird Studios

Sylvia Cordero Vega

Maybelle of May+Bell

Claude Dieterich

Betsy Dunlap

lady de lace.

I love well designed lace-inspired items (such as this, which I have posted before). These 'Lady De Lacy' bracelets were inspired by lingerie and its use of lace and are cut out of incredibly thin powder-coated steel. I find them to be quite beautiful (from Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, $135).


flickr photo of the day : happy memorial day.

"picnic" by simply photo.

I'm taking an extra day off of blogging for Memorial Day. I wish you all fun picnics and barbeques (and hope you don't live in rainy places like here!)


flickr friday : markets.

Inspired by the beautiful farmer's markets I have been enjoying in our area...

flickr friday : markets.
1. local peaches, 2. Too Beautiful to Eat?, 3. ameliemarketinmontmartre, 4. Tikka, 5. Vancouver WA Outdoor Market, 6. market day: 52/365, 7. Oranges at the market, 8. may17: cilantro, 9. spices 3, 10. 138, 11. bhseattle5, 12. Celebration of Apples, 13. Scholls Oregon, 14. fruit'n'veggies, 15. Farmer's Market Raspberries, 16. Last outdoor farmer's market, Santa Fe, November 3, 2007

etsy finds of the week.

1. Beginning from Paulette Edition ($25), 2. Stunning Red Necklace from eninaj ($125), and 3. Organic Shakespeare Dress from Makool Loves You ($190)

4. Ochre poppy wallpaper lamp-shade from Draw Flowers ($250), 5. The White Pear from La Pomme ($18.50), and 6. Bird Cage Necklace from Tilly Bloom ($24)

7. Do the Dishes- tea towel from Showpony ($20), 8. blue rustic bowls, set of 2 from gleena shop ($45), and 9. Tight Rope Walker from Jacksonswift ($30)


flickr photo of the day : the piano.

"aa01" by yaung lo.

things i love thursdays.

1. Pitter-Patter Dress ($158), 2. Owl Clock (AU$80.00), 3. Fully Reconditioned Telephones (£67.50), 4. Text Bracelet ($128), 5. Grey's Anatomy: The Complete First Season ($19.99), 6. Whale Chalkboard ($40), and 7. Lattice Wedge ($154)

lara ferroni.

I am so inspired by the work of Seattle-based Lara Ferroni. Not only is she the girl behind such food-related blogs as Cook & Eat, Fully Completely, and Still Life With, but she is also an incredible food photographer. Her images truly make my mouth water.

Also, for more inspiration, check out Lara's flickr page here. There is so much to look at.


claire coles : porcelain.

I am completely in awe of the hand-embroidered porcelain work by London artist Claire Coles. I am quite sure I have never seen anything like it before.

a little bit of me.

i know, i'm a geek.
me blogging, photo by Alice

I know that I rarely choose to post anything personal on here, since everything is meant to be based on design, but every once in awhile I think it is fun to do so. Today I saw that Chelsea of {frolic!} posted a survey that I thought would be fun to fill out. If you would like to comment (or if you're a blogger, post) your own answers, I would love to hear them!

Three ways you are stereotypically a girl:
1. Pink is my favorite color. Something about it, especially in good design, always tends to cheer me up.
2. I love shoes.
3. I am extremely domestic. I cook, bake, clean, and garden all the time. And I love it.

Three ways you are stereotypically a boy:
1. I belch and fart, I admit it.
2. I have a fowl mouth (my husband says I talk like a sailor).
3. I always think girls are hotter than guys.

Three of your everyday essentials:
1. Coffee from Stumptown
2. Cell phone
3. At least one baked good

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was just about to graduate high school at age 15 and start my first year of college.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?
Drop off my voter ballot, go to the thrift store, blog on my food blog, send out thank you cards, and cook a delicious meal.

3) Snacks I enjoy:
bread and honey, Gouda cheese, vegetarian jerky, fresh fruit, baby carrots, pretzels, bagels and cream cheese, macarons, and muffins.

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Pay off our debt, travel all around Europe, buy a bakery, buy a big Victorian home with a huge kitchen, buy a new wardrobe, put away money for my kid's college expenses, eat at all the amazing restaurants in the city, and donate money to the things I believe in.

5)Places I have lived before:
Los Angeles

flickr photo of the day : gold & pink.

"Sadie" by Pavlunka.

window film.

This Swedish-designed Window Film from Rare Device gives you privacy without sacraficing natural daylight. They come in a number of different designs and have frosted and opaque parts, which make lovely backlit silohuettes. Such a nice alternative to curtains. ($28-$34)


sweet shops.

I have such a soft spot in my heart for photographs of little sweet shops (or, for that matter, anyplace that sells sugary confections), so I just adore these images from a shop called Hope and Greenwood located in London. Plus, their products sounds absolutely delightful.

things i'm loving : monday morning edition.

I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend!

Above: 1. Yellow Leaf Scallop Top ($274), 2. Ever-Together Wallet (£9.50), and 3. Alpha Tea Towel (AU$25.00)

Below: 4. Baker's Twine ($7), 5. Resting Garden (sold), and 6. Mustache Key Holder ($30)

3191 : a year of mornings.

Some exciting news- the ever-anticipated collaboration from Stephanie Congdon Barnes and Maria Alexandra Vettese, 3191: A Year of Mornings, is now available for pre-order! I followed their beautiful blog back when they were taking their soft and gorgeous photographs of mornings (they now focus on evenings, which I also love), so I am quite excited to see it all put together in a book.

"A Year of Mornings" collects 236 images—always taken before noon without discussion between the two women – from this uniquely 21st-century artistic collaboration. The intimacy of these photographs—discarded clothing, a view of a snowy day from the window, a table cloth—combined with their striking similarities in color and composition defies the reality of their long-distance collaboration. While clearly kindred spirits, the two women have met in person only once. Their friendship is maintained solely online, sustained by a shared love for moments of serenity, solitude, and peacefulness. The annotated photographs in "A Year of Mornings" radiate an aura of sweetness and light—the promise of a new day."

Available for pre-order here.

flickr photo of the day : market.

"Flower Market" by .Alyssa.

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