Tuesday, July 29, 2014

let's lounge.

every now and then you notice it, whether you are in someone's home or whether you are in a commercial setting, i'm talking about the really perfect lounge chair...
the italian manufacturer alivar is designing some truly amazing lounge chairs. and they are doing even more than that...they are producing "the most complete and fully comprehensive range of furnishings and furnishing accessories designed by some of the great past masters."

alivar is "re-enacting masterpieces." and why not? if these were truly the best (so far) then why not continue the trend, the look and feel but adding new twists and takes? that's what i'm talking about. oh, and i want this particular chair. in this particular color. right. now. enjoy!

Monday, July 28, 2014

able to breathe.

speaking of spaces, these have a definite air about them...
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i'm super drawn lately to neutral color palettes. palettes combining the elements, tones and textures of natural surroundings. bits and pieces of the places and spaces we all go to decompress, to vent, to relax, to breathe.

what are the spaces you go to (or run to!) in order to get to that inner place? the place where you are still and even non-thinking (is that a word?) but you know what i mean...

today, these bring me there. i love that! enjoy...

random monday.

my brain is still on vacation. so i'm taking it easy this monday by enjoying some random lovely spaces to be...
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i hope that your week is starting off on a positive and creative note! enjoy...

Friday, July 25, 2014

checking in...

happy friday friends! last week for a few days i checked out! and it felt great...
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i went on a short road trip to northern maine. i sat alot. i ate (alot!), i breathed more than i had in what seemed like months. it. was. amazing. i took gobs of photos and will share some with you this weekend. what do i miss the most? the view. i think i must have sat staring at the view from my room/balcony so long that it must have seemed as if something was wrong with me. and i was different, i relaxed. imagine that.

so i'm just checking in now, hoping that your week had some amazing highlights as well. i'll be back to regular blogging next week. for now, have a super weekend ahead! enjoy...

Friday, July 18, 2014

hitting the highway...

happy friday friends! i'm up for a little road trip so i'm hitting the highway this weekend...
it will be a short trip but hopefully one to relax the body and brain for a couple of days. (i'll take pictures!) i hope that you all have an amazing weekend too! here are a few fun curiosities i found this week too. enjoy yourself!!

p.s. i'll be posting pictures to my instagram, so keep tabs there!

this summer cocktail sounds delish!

would you wallpaper your fridge?

i love this look of a framed vintage map as a headboard.

just a really pretty soapdish.

an interesting white moon necklace.

i love what the brick house finds on bloglovin.

a new york donut map.

i soooo want this wallpaper.

a mint and peach lassi.

what kinfolk does with leaves!

a beautiful salad bowl.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

the little white dress.

i've never worn alot of white. and i'm not sure why. but this summer's dress styles, lacy, eyelet, gauzy and silky have me changing my white dress loving tune...
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these are a few of my current favorite looks for the essential little white summer dress. bloggers are blogging about them, they're modeling them & wearing them so beautifully, that little white dress. did you purchase one this summer? if so, i'd love to hear. oh...and i've been converted...enjoy!

exotic culture.

illustrator and product designer miji lee is creating some super sweet designs...
in her words, miji is influenced by "natures creatures, exotic culture and the uniqueness of each individual." miji's work is sensationally soft, feminine and quiet. i love her use of broad brush strokes and then mixing those with patient detailed work. miji's designs are interesting to the eye, they have a positive tone and i love that! enjoy...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

glowing glass.

if i were designing a swanky commercial space (aka bar, lounge, restaurant, wine bar) i would have these bad boys scattered all over the place...
glas italia has a number of contributors playing with glass and light, adding in illusions of iridescence, crackled glass, even wood finishes to compliment all of it. check out more of glas italia's contributors here, and on the right hand side, click on the contributors names to see even more amazing projects they are working on when it comes to illuminating glass. sensational really. enjoy!

japan by point.

ok, so i love this company...
the company is point, they are headquartered in spain and their outdoor line of furniture and accessories (like those lamps!) is to die for. i've been writing in my posts this summer about how much i'm not only enjoying being outdoors more, i'm actually feeling summer, in every way. and with that, i'm tuned in to really unique and fabulous outdoor lines (like this "japan" line).

and this company, point, whether you are seeking out unusual lines of outdoor anything, and for residential or commercial spaces is one to keep tabs on. even the outdoor areas you want to do differently. don't you? yes, yes you do! enjoy...

Monday, July 14, 2014

couverture and the garbstore.

couverture and the garbstore is a super cool shop in the heart of london's notting hill...
and even more cool is how they describe what they do and what they sell: we are "fighting hard the monsters of the corporation, standing up for quality and better days." right on!

couverture and the garbstore is chock full of interesting and hand selected (you can tell) items for the home and a few things for your body, like jewelry and some unusual t-shirts. it's a store that if you stumbled into it, straight off of the street, you'd know it was different. i love that! i hope that your weekend was amazing and that you sucked up some summer like i did! enjoy...

Friday, July 11, 2014

have a summer weekend!

man oh man i've been soaking up summer this year...
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and it's not like i haven't other years. but for some reason this year i've truly been trying to take in every minute, every last drop of sun, feeling warm breezes, running in the mornings as the sun rises. this year seems like it just has an extra special summer to it. i love that!

so get outside this weekend, in your part of the world, feel all of those things. in my part of the world, it doesn't last long. enjoy!