Thursday, February 25, 2010


Thank you to Tracy at blog for doing an interview with me. Check out the blog post here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Contrived to Charm Leather Belts & Corsets

My friend TIffany is cranking out these awesome handmade leather tooled belts. She also has a new blog Contrived to Charm. You can buy her amazing leatherwares on her Etsy store.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Designer Drains

Came across these today and thought well these are sure fun.
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Rolling Huts | Cool Mini Spaces

My Mom and I were catching up over the weekend and she was telling me about some great small footprint buildings that she had seen recently. And I was telling her about how I was perusing the new Sunset Magazine and came across these fabulous Rental Cabins. Mom knew about them and said they were done by them same architect, Olson Kundig Architects. The rental cabins are in the Methow Valley in Eastern Washington. You can find more info on The article she came across was in Seattle Met.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Shameless Self Promotion | Alicia Hanson Jewelry

Sterling Silver Deer Moon Pendant

Sakura Cherry Blossom Necklace.

Here are two new jewelry designs that we are going to be releasing soon on our Alicia Hanson Jewelry Site.

Second Sister Jewelry

I was perusing Flickr last night and one of my contacts SecondSister had some fabulous new pieces up. I love her mixed media jewelry and I just love this sweet little bird. All pieces are available on her Etsy Store Second Sister.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Have you seen Lonny Magazine ?

I am an avid paper magazine reader and subscriber. But I also love this new magazine Lonny that is purely digital. The magazine is interior design and personal style. I love the presentation of the magazine and it's clean style works well for me and I love that it has hyperlinks so I can click right thru to web sites and such. Now if only I had an I Pad to view it on.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My New Favorite Artist - Tamara De Lempicka

This weekend I went to the Palm Springs Modernism Week. It was a fun excuse to go to the desert for a day trip. I had never been, and wasn't sure what to expect. Overall the show was good. It wasn't super huge but a lot of quality retro modern pieces. There were a lot of dealers with wonderful collector pieces. I was pleasantly suprised to see all the wonderful jewelry that I had new idea would be there. My favorite discovery was coming across this booth by DK Art Publishing, who had all these wonderful prints by Tamara De Lempicka. I love her art. My favorite is the Autoportrait. I think the subject in the painting has an uncanny resemblance to Uma Thurman in Henry & June, which is my all time favorite movie. I love coming across something that is very inspiring and her work did it for me.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Caged Bird Sings

My favorite Garden Blog, had this fabulous Bird Cage Swing. I just love it. This would be so fun have in your front yard. I can picture it in some fairy tale music video as well.
Design is Ontwerpduo
Project: Garden of Eden
Photographers: Patricia Rehe & Lisa Klappe

Friday, February 5, 2010

Fabulous Offices | Papaya!

I just love this pink office from the girls at Papaya. Since Ginger is such a big fan of the color pink I have actually started to love pink again. Decor8 did a wonderful post about the Papaya offices read it here. If you haven't heard of Papaya, you have surely seen there great designs around. Papaya has a great blog here too. My favorite piece in the room is the great desk that papaya created. I love the pattern the CNC'D into the wood panels. Great Job Papaya.

Monday, February 1, 2010


The cupcakes at the top are from California Magazine. I love how they look so Anthropolgie.
The second cupcakes are from Kylie Lambert, a pastry designer in Australia and one of my Flickr friends. Her blog is here.
The mushroom cupcake is from anoher Flickr fav Sweet Cupcakes and treats Her web site is Just cupcakes and she is another Aussie.

Victorian Top Hats

Well I am loving just looking at wedding sites lately. I came across this gorgeous retro hatmaker on Etsy, Topsy Turvy Design.
These designs are so fun. I think they are great since we are now in the month of Love. Check out her store and the Be mine hat. Topsy Turvy also makes great retro veils too.