Friday, October 23, 2009

Everything is illuminated

My roommate (Hi Anne!) and I want to put a pub table with stools in our kitchen and I'm thinking a pendant lamp from above would pull the look together really well. Here are some of the styles I've been salivating over during my search.



[Capiz Shell Floral Pendant Light, $339.99 at Target]

[Pleated Pendant, $139 at West Elm]


[Ikea PS Maskros, $89.99 at Ikea]


[Regotlit shade, $6 at Ikea]

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pearls of wisdom

On sale for $75 (used to be $125) at jcrew.com:




...get it -- pearls of wisdom?

All you need is loft

I have total loft envy -- did you know this? Check out the listing for this beautiful loft for rent on Lincoln Street in the Leather District, listed at loftsboston.com. Can you say SWOON?








Connected to the bedroom is a freight elevator which has been converted into a darkroom. If photography isn't your thing, then it'll make for a pretty sweet walk-in closet.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

'Tis (almost) the season!

...what, too soon? Go easy on me - it snowed this week in Boston.

I've always loved the idea of sending holiday cards. Each year I look forward to the stream of thick, hardy envelopes and the beautiful cards they protect. I like to go through them one by one, taking mental notes of my favorites. There are the photographic cards, which track the physical evolution and growth of family and friends over the past year. Then there are the beautiful winter scenes, the religious cards, the non-denominational holiday greetings, and the well wishes for a happy new year. Here, I've rounded up some of my favorite letterpress designs found on Etsy. Though sort've pricey, (the cards I'll use this year I bought for 50% off during the post-holiday sales, woo!), I'm really loving all of these whimsical, sometimes cheeky letterpress designs -- even if I can only gaze upon them over the internet.





[$25 for 10, from Etsy shop ColorBoxDesign]



[$37 for 10, from Etsy shop ColorBoxDesign]



[Personalize the message inside -- $20 for six, from Etsy shop armatodesign]



[$28 for 12, from Etsy shop vandaliastreetpress]



[$28 for $12, from Etsy shop vandaliastreetpress]




[$13 for six, from Etsy seller afavorite]



[$13.50 for six; from Etsy seller afavorite]

The inside says "Delight in the sweetness of the season."




[$13.50 for six; from Etsy seller afavorite]

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Got baggage




Perfect for anything from a weekend getaway or a trip to the gym -- my favorite part is all the delightful colors these Wm. J. Mills & Co. canvas duffels ($100 - $160, depending on size) come in.
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