Friday, August 27, 2010

Hooray for masculine looks

{Marlene Dietrich wasn't afraid to dress like the boys}

Gotta love menswear for women, and likewise masculine home design. Drawn to the strength, no-fuss attitude, and utilitarian point of view in this looks:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

This appeals to me. Immensely.

While out to dinner recently, my friend Tito commented on something I was doing that I'd never noticed before. I was organizing my food, absently stacking the french fries on my plate so they all lined up like logs, classified by size. I'm not sure I do this all the time -- I'm certainly not one of those people who HAS to put things in order, nor am I all that organized in my personal life -- but it did make me realize how much I appreciate (from a design perspective) things which are neat and orderly. And so do the folks behind the wonderful tumblr blog Things Organized Neatly.

Check it out:

(all images from Things Organized Neatly)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Movies with style: 'Roxanne'

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

House tour at Nick and Zoe's

{Hi Nick!}

This bright, airy space in JP is a testament to the old adage "One man's junk is another man's treasure." Nick (you may remember him from here and here), who lives with his wonderful and stylish girlfriend Zoe, has made this his mission, rescuing discarded furniture from dumpsters, sidewalks, and Craigslist. A bit of sanding and some fresh paint is all it took to create a space with one-of-kind statement pieces.

{Hey look, it's Zoe and Olive!}

The open floor plan lets the light from the front of the house flow throughout the space. The arrangement of the furniture near the windows around a quirky area rug creates a distinct living room while a table and chairs transitions the flat from dining room to kitchen.

In the bedroom it's all about maximizing the space. The custom-made bed has built in drawers for storage beneath, helping the couple to utilize every last inch of their 710-square-foot pad.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Random Acts of Style: Oh Somerville

{Spotted on Cherry Street in Somerville}

Friday, August 13, 2010

I covet Wesley's bag

Sunday, August 1, 2010

My office: a love story

So sad to have to leave this sublet at the end of August, because it means leaving my beautiful office behind.

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