Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mirror, Mirror

I've always loved Jonathan Adler's apple mirror. I think I'm finally going to buy it for Lyla's bathroom. It's such a fun and colorful piece.

And speaking of mirrors, I recently bought this one from Jayson Home and Garden. It's quite lovely and I was sold on it's hanging attachment.

However I have to say my favorite mirror right now is this one by Grain, but it is very much out of price range.

photos top to bottom:
{apple mirror by jonathan adler}
{freeman mirror by jayson home and garden}
{bound mirror by grain design via remodelista}

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Little Style

I'm looking for a cute little winter coat for Lyla. These Max & Lola jackets are high on our list.

They sell them at Les Petits Chapelais, one of my absolute favorite children's clothing stores in NYC. It's right on Thompson Street in Soho, across from a playground, so I shop while Lyla and Patrick hang out in the park - it's super convenient.

{photos from max & lola}

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Colorful Living

This is how I want our apartment to look and feel. While we don't have all of the lovely period details of this fancy home, we do have the potential for color. The pattern, color, and overall fun feeling of this apartment is just pure gorgeousness.

{via curbed}

Friday, October 7, 2011

Little bits...

So here's a little bit of what I've been up to personally. Lyla is getting so big - she's already 2.5 years old! I can't believe how quickly she's grown. Even looking at photos from 6 months ago, she has changed so much.

She is quite the active little girl. Last weekend my friend and I took her up to Outhouse Orchards for some apple picking, pony and haystack rides. As you can imagine, she was more into the pony rides than anything else. And the food! I'm still thinking about their apple cider donuts. They were soo good. So much so, I'm considering go up there again this weekend.

Lyla is in school for a few days a week which allows me to work but on our days together we keep ourselves very busy. On most days you'll find us at our neighborhood zoo or riding the carousel. Yesterday we happened to ride it 5 times. Yes, you read that right and she wanted to keep going. To her dismay, we (I) had to take breaks in between each ride. This carousel is super fast, or maybe it's just me getting old. But 5 rides was enough to cover me for at least a week.

It's beautiful Fall weather up here in NY, and we are enjoying every second of it. I hope wherever you are, you're having lovely weather as well.

Have a wonderful weekend!

{photos by me}

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bird Love

I love these bird photos by Leila Jeffreys. Her life has been full of travel and a deep love for animals which she shared with her family. She really brings to life the personalities of these birds through these loving and charming photographs.

I'm excited to see Jonathan Adler is starting to show and sell her photographs in their stores. I'm looking forward to checking these out in person!

{all photos copyright of leila jeffreys}

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sweater Letters

These hand embroidered letters are quite lovely. The patterns & colors that make up each letter are perfect.

MaricorMaricar is selling the letter 'B' here.

{photos from behance network, artwork by maricormaricar}

Friday, September 30, 2011

Radiohead at Roseland

Patrick and I were one of the lucky people that got to see Radiohead in an intimate concert at Roseland Ballroom. The show was unbelievable and we were fortunate to sit on the side of the stage with completely unobstructed views. Since they aren't officially on tour, it was a great mix of old and new. Some highlights for me were OK Computer's "Subterranean Homesick Alien" and a nod to REM's "The One I Love" into their "Everything In Its Right Place". It was definitely one of those amazing performances, where everyone in the venue knew how lucky they were to be there and appreciated how special it truly was (definitely a pinch me moment).

This show was definitely on top of my list of amazing performances, but nothing will ever compare to an Arcade Fire show we went and saw almost 5 years ago at a small church in the West Village. Check out this video, we were within feet of this performance. There is nothing quite like the acoustics in a church.

{photos by me}

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wonderfully White

I often admire homes with beautifully painted dark rooms and heavily patterned wallpapered walls. The rooms always look so sophisticated & together. But for me I love white. But white alone is boring, and we tend to fill up our walls with lots of colorful artwork, books, etc. When I saw this home shot by Patric Johansson, I kept going back to it and thinking how beautiful it was. White, clean, yet colorful and organized. Exactly what I strive for in our home.

Back when we were renovating our apt. I tested out 5 different whites for our walls! And not just on one wall, I literally painted each wall throughout the rooms to see how each white looked with that particular room's natural light. It was an arduous (but worth it) process. I ended up going with a greyish white (Ben Moore - Winter White) for most of our walls, and for trim and ceilings I went with Ben Moore - Simply White. The two look beautiful together. I definitely tend to lean more towards the greyish/blue whites than the yellowish whites. When I'm ready, I look forward to showing you photos of our apt.

{all photos by patric johansson via desire to inspire}

Monday, September 26, 2011

Floral Realism

A beautiful series of paintings of double exposed photographs by Pakayla Biehn. Very lovely.

{images from pakayla biehn}

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rows of Color

Pretty, pretty sea glass postcards from my favorite state in New England, Maine.

{designs & photos by quercus design}

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tiny Bunnies

I really love the jewelry of Emilie Thomas. Often, animals in jewelry can come off a bit juvenile, but these are beautifully sophisticated. I happen to love, love, love the tiny bunny rings - so very sweet.

{photos from emilie thomas via twbe}

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back to School

It's no secret I'm a fan of Meghan Whitmarsh's work, so I was super excited to see her line of "School Supplies".

This week is Lyla's first week of nursery school and while these supplies aren't the most practical, they are beautiful and will look lovely mounted in some shadow boxes. Lyla's bedroom is full of hot pink artwork and these will be a great addition to her growing collection.

{photos from grey area}

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

An extended break

Hello! I've been totally MIA all summer long. I took a longer than (actually a total surprise) break from blogging. It's been a busy summer with lots to share. I'll be popping back in here soon, towards the end of the month. The break has been good and I look forward to sharing more with you soon. I hope you've all had a wonderful and lovely summer.

Here's a little snapshot of our Maine vacation from this year. I'll be back soon (I promise).

Monday, May 9, 2011


Beautiful, surreal, and mystical photos by Alexander Binder.

{photos by alexander binder}

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Small Fashion

I just can't help myself with these little dresses from Ode. I'd love to wear them, let alone fill Lyla's closet with them. Pure preciousness.

{via small}

Monday, April 25, 2011

Feminine Fall

One of the couples I'm working with sent me this gorgeous photo of bridesmaid's dresses as color inspiration. I'm in love with these colors as well as the entire story at Martha Stewart Weddings. Absolutely divine.

How amazing are these jewel shaped cookies by the always amazing The Jewels of New York!!!

{photos from martha stewart weddings}

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Summer Style

I'm super into Built By Wendy's new Spring collection. I haven't been this excited about their clothing in a couple of years, so I'm looking forward to spending a little extra this year on my summer wardrobe.

{photos from built by wendy}

Friday, April 15, 2011

Lasers of Color & Soft Embroidery

I'm super excited to see this new print by Megan Whitmarsh. It's an 18 color screenprint with hand embroidery. I've been proudly collecting Megan's work for the last 6 years and to be able to own a screenprint with that many colors & embroidery for $225 is a no-brainer to me. Megan's been a favorite artist of mine for a while now, and I can't wait to get this gem framed!

{photos from paper monster}