Friday, July 3, 2015

have a super long weekend!

happy long weekend, happy 4th of july!
in my part of the world, this weekend is setting up to be pretty amazing weather-wise (thank you very much!). i have to say, the summer has not quite felt like summer yet here. not hot yet, not summery yet. hard to explain, just not feeling it yet. so BRING IT ON THIS WEEKEND!

what are you up to? do you have any plans? i plan on swimming for the first time this summer. so there. and tonight i'm heading to one of my favorite spots to watch fireworks. wine in hand. i hope that you have an amazing long weekend. i'm sure that i'll be posting about another new music find for ya too. have a blast everyone! enjoy...

if you are interested, here are a few fun things i noticed this week:

a super cool portrait from discarded wood.

do you like to make home made bread? create your own bread stamp.

this watermelon salad looks perfect for a holiday weekend.

so do these watermelon popsicles.

for an outdoor party this weekend, these would be SO pretty placed on the table.

when in doubt, vacation.

a cool bar.

fun (and bright!) summer (faux) tattoos.

might read some of these this long weekend.

she went to cuba. i want to go too.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

shift lights.

the design firm shift has created these very geometric pendant lamps, emulating urban landscapes and modern city structures, (like this even)...
i really like these, i really like them in stark black and white color palettes. there is a definite tension they create and emulate, but the softness of the light transforms the lamp in such a way as to give a stiff, metallic structure a sense of a lighter edge. lighting that stops you,that  makes you consider it, to consider such dynamics, lighting that moves you in some a good thing. enjoy!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

designer farrah sit.

designer, farrah sit, whose ethos is "own less and own well" is on my radar lately...
a graduate of the rhode island school of design, farrah spent years in the fashion industry designing lines for designers like calvin klein and vera wang. farrah is based in new york and designs with "exacting attention to detail coupled with a quiet minimalism."

i find each piece striking. and in a particular way. the line, the material used in the design, and for me, the way each piece sits, if that makes sense. check out farrah's lookbook here, to see more of her work and placed in particular ways. and enjoy!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

summer & airplanes.

i drove to south boston yesterday, to castle island to watch the planes...
the day started with lobster rolls at the classic landmark sullivan's (and they have the BEST grilled cheese sandwiches ever too). sullivan's is right on the property, so that's dangerous doing right there. um, all of the french fries i can have? yes, that is dangerous indeed.

but really the reason i go is my lifelong fascination with airplanes. yup, i admit it. i could watch planes take off and land ALL. DAY. LONG. and i'm not sure why really. i find the whole process captivating, enchanting and romantic. i wonder where everyone is going. are some people already sleeping? are they scared to fly? are they going somewhere because they have to, they want to, they need to?

castle island is perfect for all of that contemplation. depending on the way the wind is blowing, planes either land or take off, DIRECTLY over your head if you are just standing there or laying on the grass like i was (hence some of the crazy angles i captured). it's kind of a magical place castle island is. especially if you like laying on a beach blanket during the summer and watching the planes. like me. enjoy

Monday, June 29, 2015

summer braids.

i want to try all of these, these easy summer braids, carefree and sexy...
and i LOVE the pops of color, like that blue above, how fun?! enjoy

p.s. i posted these links on my pinterest site, here.

monday & flex lighting.

let's start out the week strong, with strong lighting, with this lighting...
this flexible lighting is called "merkur" and is designed by czech artist rony plesl for preciosa (which offers the kind of crazy, custom, you can only dream about lighting by the way). this lighting is coming at you. it's strong in material with its heavy jointed metal, and "inspired by the male form, firm, vigorous and confident in design."

the lights can be positioned upward or outward, depending on how you move them. it's sort of like taking a hunky construction worker and making a beautiful chandelier out of him. if you think like i do anyway...enjoy!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

sunday & more brandi carlile.

on a serious brandi carlile listening kick these days...

you know how some artists sound/words/everything just gets to you? just moves you in like a million ways. yeah, it's like that with her. enjoy!

Friday, June 26, 2015

cheers to the weekend!

another friday that i'm happy to see!
what about you? how was your week? sunday is supposed to be cool and rainy in my part of the world. i'm already looking forward to walking around the house in socks and having a looooong morning drinking coffee. i'm also considering getting out the paints and the GIANT canvas i've been staring at for months.

i purchased a birthday gift for someone recently and i chose a local shop, (here actually) a shop that features a variety of artists and their work. and that's it. that's all i need to become inspired, just walking into a gallery like that. boom.

surrounded by beautiful paintings, knowing that i have it in me as well to create something as well, however beautiful i suppose is subjective. but inspired i was! i'll let you know if i make nothing turn into something. have a super weekend, cheers!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

5 random spaces.

keeping it simple today...5 random spaces i could spend LOTS of time in today...

striped kenyan baskets.

i love these today, stacked, singular, in bunches on the floor or shelves, plus they are super pretty...
these "kenyan" baskets are offered up by decorators notebook, here. at first i was drawn to the pink collection but now it's all of them really. funny how that happens. enjoy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

out with the whales.

i seem to be posting less about design this week and more about summer. if you'll indulge me, here are a few (and, ahem, i took a alot a ton more than this!) images of my day with the whales yesterday...
it was seriously one of those picture perfect days for boating, and whale watching. clear, calm, the whales were very easy to spot and to really see detail. they were known in the area to the boat's captain, he knew their names. some had calves, some were resting, some were playful. it was a perfect day on the water.

and i have to say, being out there, as cliche as it seems, with no cell phone, no computer to check, nothing but watching, listening, breathing, well man oh man it did me wonders. it was actually quite theraputic. maybe i'm in the wrong profession i thought at times, (half jokingly, half not). maybe out on the water is where it's at? well it was for me, if only for one day. enjoy!