Sunday, February 27, 2011

calder, alexander

jeff and i went to the calder exhibit this weekend at the nasher. it was absolutely brilliant seeing them all displayed in one large, beautiful room. im so inspired to start reading more art books and actually producing art in my spare time i.e. my 2 free seconds every day. not only do i love the famous calder mobiles but also his wire sculptures. the shadows add another dimension.
1. little face
2. goldfish bowl
3. portraits that greet the visitor at the whitney museum (2009)
4. mini mobiles (a gift to his wife, louisa, for her fiftieth birthday)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SR wall pockets

today i was admiring ben and makoto's bookcase in the sneak peek section of design*sponge which led me to their studio website, they actually make said bookcase as well as DIY patio garden kits and these geometric wall pockets. check it out!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

black and white

these delightful items can all be found at the marimekko concept store upper east side new york. and luckily online too!


i just received my early spring toast catalog in the mail this week. it's awesome.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

i haven't been able to get jeff to wear colorful tees or even neutral patterned shirts so i've talked him into colorful socks to brighten up his look. luckily jcrew has a great men's selection this season.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


it's pretty obvious that jeff and i love birds so it was such a treat to find abigail's shop this week. all her creatures are hand-made in london, england.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ellie evans

i was looking into embroidery and cross stitching the other day and ran across ellie's pin cushions. i love how she combines the traditional art of embroidery with a modern mix of fabrics and designs.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

potato prints

snow day!
calder and i spent a couple of hours making valentine's for his class party on friday.
super easy and super fun!

apolis • advocacy through industry

interesting idea.

read all about the apolis philosophy here.

check out their product here.

molecule building set

loved this building set and the shop.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

makr carry goods

although i already found my perfect backpack, i still love searching for new bags. some people have a million pairs of shoes, i collect bags :) check out makr carry goods, started by jason gregory in winter park, florida .

loyalty and blood

i bought a cool geometric shaped necklace from we are 1976 a few months ago not knowing it was by the husband and wife team, loyalty and blood. these fellow texans now live in brooklyn where they run their company. be sure to check out the goods!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ashley percival

love these quirky illustrations i found today browsing etsy. find more here.

purl soho

if you love fabric like i do then you can't miss out on purlsoho. although i've never actually visited the store, i've purchased all kinds of japanese fabrics online. they also carry liberty of london, alexander henry and tons of other designers.