Lovely things

Friday, August 19, 2011

fabric friday — eskayel

Not your typ­i­cal fab­ric pat­terns, these beau­ties from Eskayel let you inter­pret their mean­ing, almost like an ink blot test. Is it tie-dye? Batik? Do you care? It's just plain cool!

Setting Sun in raspberry linen
set­ting sun in rasp­berry on linen
culebra cubic in blue linen
cule­bra cubic in blue on linen
sweetwater in aqua linen
sweet­wa­ter in aqua on linen

This is just a small selec­tion of the many inter­est­ing fab­rics Eskayel offers. Addi­tion­ally, they fea­ture pil­lows, bas­kets and more on their web­site. An espe­cially fun fea­ture, you can shop their line by color. Enjoy!

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

happy chic — chicago's jonathan adler store

While in Chicago, I had a chance to wan­der hap­pily through the Jonathan Adler store. So much fun packed into one small space! Even my 7 year old enjoyed it — he wanted their Union Jack rug for his bed­room, but left smil­ing with a groovy deck of play­ing cards! Enjoy the stroll… Jonathan Adler Chicago

 

YUM! at Jonathan Adler Chicago
Jonathan Adler Chicago
orange crush at Jonathan Adler Chicago
Jonathan Adler Chicago
Jonathan Adler Chicago
Jonathan Adler Chicago
lush lac­quer at Jonathan Adler Chicago
Jonathan Adler Chicago
LOVE this lamp at Jonathan Adler Chicago
Jonathan Adler Chicago
a menagerie at Jonathan Adler Chicago
Jonathan Adler Chicago
ele­gance at Jonathan Adler Chicago
Jonathan Adler Chicago
hot dogs at Jonathan Adler Chicago
Jonathan Adler Chicago
Jonathan Adler Chicago
Jonathan Adler Chicago
great advice at Jonathan Adler Chicago

I hoped you enjoyed this vir­tual browse! For the full selec­tion, visit Jonathan Adler online!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

summertime, summertime

“It’s sum­mer­time, and the liv­ing is easy” or so Sam Cooke assures us. The demands of a new gar­den, the lure of vaca­tion, a child’s sched­ule is flux – along with enough work to fill every day – leaves me to doubt Cooke’s words. And so you, my Dear Read­ers, are left with­out a new post.  The ideas are swirling in my brain, await­ing their chance at freedom.

Real life con­nec­tions trump those in the vir­tual world every time. While I do trea­sure my vir­tual con­nec­tions, the imme­di­acy of those around me each day in the flesh can­not be ignored. I am hope­ful August will afford me the oppor­tu­nity to share some of my sum­mer finds and adventures.

For today, I leave you with these two events to look for­ward to:

Designer Spaces & Mar­ket Places returns for a sec­ond year, and it's going to be amaz­ing! Save the date for our Pass­port Party:

spaces and places

SAVE THE DATE! Spaces & Places Pass­port Party

And this, spot­ted at West­Farms, made my heart do a lit­tle jig!

anthropologie westfarms

anthro­polo­gie com­ing soon to westfarms!

But don't wish away the sum­mer — go out into the world, enjoy, and be sure to laugh!

laughing in Chicago

Go ahead and laugh!!

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Monday, June 27, 2011

light up my life…from Maitland-Smith

Oh, I need a beach house just so I can have this sconce! It's funky, orig­i­nal and slightly off­beat — don't you agree? In antique brass, from Maitland-Smith

octopus wall lamp with nautilus shells from maitland smith

octo­pus wall lamp with nau­tilus shells from mait­land smith

I adore func­tional ele­ments in a home that elicit a smile as you walk by!

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