Monday, January 31, 2011

Globe Trotter

You'll be sure to always spot your luggage on the carousel with this baby.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Is it Spring yet?

'Cause I think Kate Spade says it is with her latest print ad.  I can't wait for the stripes to roll out of her store entrance onto the sidewalk again.  What a fete of retail design genius!

Friday, January 28, 2011


I love a big wood pile inside an apartment.  So snuggly and wintery.  Perusing the Ligne Roset site, I came across this image. 

Yeah, I'd live here.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

cat years

I'm a cat person.  I can't resist most things feline.  After many years of solidly living in the digital calendar with his Palm Pilot, my father has moved back to a dayplanner.  This calendar might inspire me to flee the digital age as well.  Portability could be an issue...


I miss art.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

the hunt for red capris

I like to visualize the perfect outfit for upcoming occasions.  I'd like to get a pair of red capris to easily mix with black and white tops while I'm in Taiwan.  This pair would be perfect were it not for the obscene price tag.  hopefully Target or J.Crew will come to my rescue.

Etsy Daily

Today's Etsy find is a result of searching for "tassle necklace".  Sometimes a Rachel Zoe marathon will inspire such things.  I miss Taylor.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Good Friends, Good Food, Good Design.

The trifecta of what I've been missing!  OK, I've got good friends up here, but for good food and good design, I had to soak it up this weekend while visiting Brooklyn.  We met up with some friends at Tabare, which was delightful, for all reasons previously mentioned above.  All the men ordered the same thing, which quickly became dubbed the "man sandwich".  It was manly (3 kinds of meat) and delicious.

I enjoyed having a delicious and reasonably priced meal in a well designed space.  The antique lighting fixtures and warm wood panels made for a cozy dinner on a chilly night. 

Sigh, I'll be back some day...

Bazaar Design

I though I'd pay tribute to the December 2010 Katy Perry subscriber cover of Harper's Bazaar before it's recycled into a paper plate.  Best cover of the year.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

cover story

Everyone's obsessed with retro design, but these old covers of Arts & Architecture magazine are fit to be framed.  They have a very North by Northwest opening credits feel to them.

Luckily, these covers are available for purchase so that they may grace your abode.  I'll schedule it as a future purchase with future money.

Monday, January 17, 2011


One can never have too many necklaces.  This is the latest one to catch my eye.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Paper Art

Here's something I think I'd say, "if I had more time I'd like to do this".  But I do have time, and I don't do it.  Funny how that works.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Anticipating the Love

Somehow, I'm OK with the passing of Christmas this year and I'm looking forward to Valentine's day already.  I've enjoyed seeing all the heart motif goodies in stores.  This card is particularly sweet.

Mini City

I'll be traveling to Taiwan in a few months where I'll stay with local families.  I'm going to give them each a little Chrystler Building Statue as a representation of where I'm from.  Chiasso has a great set of different city landmarks.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sale Time

This is a great time of year to find deals on things that don't normally go on sale.  That is of course if you've got any money left over from the holidays!  I'd get this if my credit card bill were a digit less.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dream House

I'd like to spend a long weekend here.  Don't know where this is (can't let a little detail like that stop me) but the photo is credited to this site.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Am I too old for this?

I kinda love it either way.


This lil fatty would be fun to have around my neck.  His price tag is a little steep though.  Maybe I'll find an equivalent when I'm in Taiwan.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Thanks, Santa!

I got a lot of great presents from Santa and a few more from friends.  This was in my mailbox stocking when I returned home.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011!

Is it me, or is it strange that it's 2011?  I think it always seems strange when it's a year that you don't have a milestone planned.  We got married in '08, I graduated in '10, Matt will graduate in '12, it's these odd years that are up to us to define.  So I've not really spent much time thinking about 2011, but now that it's here I will celebrate... by not drinking!  I'm giving it up until I go to Taiwan in March, just to do something nice for my body.  So bon voyage bubbly (just for like 2 and a half months), hello 2011!