Thursday, August 31, 2006

when i was in junior high and high school i used to wear my mom's old hand-me-down pieces from cp shades. i'd forgotten about them (or rather, only thought of them as a sort of 80's/90's brand), until i happened to walk by their soho store the other day. it was such a nice rediscovery. everything looked so fresh to me - great, natural fabrics...minimal, clean shapes...just right.

oh and the marni on-line store is open. such fun browsing and wishing.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

i am so in love with the work of brooklyn-based painter kelley mccarthy...

oh and on a completely unrelated note:
if you've read pyongyang by guy delisle, then you might find this interesting. and if you haven't read it, what are you waiting for?

there are some gorgeous rings at cosa fina jewelry.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

like grace, i am totally taken with coe & waito. what a fabulous find!

Monday, August 28, 2006

this is just an ideal carafe.
similar to the iittala kartio pitcher, but in stainless steel.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

some street art that lives down the block from my house. i made sure to take a photo of it this morning, because its starting to peel away. its by swoon, who has one of the best pseudonyms ever.

oh and the new blueprint magazine arrived in the mail today and there is so much to love. perhaps they have someone on staff whose job it is to read my mind (silly thought, right?). i hope it doesn't disappear, as its rapidly climbing my favorites list.

an addendum...
i have a copy of mid-century modern by bradley quinn that i'd love to swap away to a deserving home. would you be interested in swapping with me? i'll even throw in some other goodies. e-mail me if you are interested.
gone to sweden!

Monday, August 21, 2006

the stump project by madelon galland is genius - i love how its so unexpected.

galland's prints are also really wonderful.

(via supernaturale)

Sunday, August 20, 2006

some of my thrifting finds from this weekend...
i was excited to come across an urchin vase by roost and a basket bag that is perfect for trips to the green market (and quite a bit like this one i wrote about a little while ago). still no clothes though. thrifting for clothing has always been tough for me, but its especially tough in new york. i'm a curvy girl and i can rarely find things that fit. argh. hopefully i'll have some luck in portland.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

these are kind of perfect.
(available here)

oh and i'll be in portland and seattle soon...any suggestions on places to visit, things to eat, etc.?

Monday, August 14, 2006

this weekend, the boy and i went out to storm king to see the landscape of native grasses and trees and to see the amazing sculptures. it was really an inspiring experience to be out in nature and encountering these massive, beautiful pieces of art. one of my favorites is pictured above, andy goldsworthy's storm king wall. i also loved richard serra's schunnemunk fork, the odd and dark sarcophagi in glass houses by magdalena abakanowicz, and menashe kadishman's suspended (which is so so dramatic in person).

if you live in the city, be sure to get to some green and some sky for a while.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

i kind of love hel-looks. its one of a small handful of street style sites that remain a constant, surprising source of inspiration for me.

this look is just so wonderful. i adore the idea of incorporating a school uniform in this way. (of course, i'm probably the only woman on earth who wore uniforms throughout much of her grade school days and somehow still wants to wear them.)

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

this just might be the best cookbook ever.

living and eating by architect (!) john pawson and chef annie bell is full of simple, gorgeous recipes with clean flavors, not to mention stellar photos. search around and grab a copy. i'm so glad that i did.

be still my beating heart...
(via design*sponge)

Monday, August 07, 2006

i had a weekend away.
it was a really interesting experience with a lot of wonderful artists.
but it was also a working weekend. and i am exhausted.
so i'm doing a little resting today and slowly catching up.
but will be back tomorrow... or the next day....
(oh and yes, photo by me)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

one of my male readers e-mailed to ask about sources for clothing and accessories for guys.

so this one is for the boys.
(and the men and women that love them...)

we (meaning, the boy and i, either together or individually) are big fans of lodendager, brooklyn industries, steven alan, hollander and lexer, oak, kadorable (can't say enough about their super soft t-shirts), cydwoq, ben sherman, palladium (the boy bought the "sloppy" boots last fall and they are perfect), and dunderdon (pictured above...i seriously could live in the store). sometimes we also find things at the gap (and banana republic and old navy, blah blah blah).

we admire and are inspired by folks like cloak, john varvatos (his new lower-priced line for converse is great), the street style on display at the sartorialist and of course, vintage.

i actually love men's fashion. its often more streamlined than women's and of course, the color palettes tend to appeal more to me. i guess it often touches on the utilitarian obsession in me.

oh and check back for an accidental interview soon and please stop by yesterday's post and let me know what you collect (curiosity, curiosity).

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

i love collecting. especially old objects. they have the weight and texture of time and use and love. the older i get the more important it becomes to me to have objects like these around.

i collect vintage wooden bowls (usually acacia or teak, like my latest acquisitions in my photographs above) and heath ceramics (vintage and new). i also collect handmade jewelry, marimekko fabrics, linen tea towels, books, recipes, interesting shoes, found art, memories, pounds...

what do you collect?