Monday, August 31, 2009

Right On, Target

I am probably the last person to realize that Target is now carrying wallpaper, but whatever - I'm pretty stoked. I was sort of in a rut picking paint colors for every room of the house, but now I'm thinking a little pattern could be nice.....I'm still not sure if I love wallpaper enough to commit to it in an entire room, but I love the idea of having a little pop of pattern and interest inside a closet or in a small room. Either way, bet your ass some of this will be happening in one way or another up at the house. Some thoughts....

A nice surprise in the back of the kitchen cabinets?

A girly graphic pop in the master closet?

Retro-kitsch to line bureau drawers?

Bold damask in the dining room?

And my absolute favorite to line the back of the china cabinet...This one will definitely be happening - I can see it already :)

Monday Music

The "Summer Nights" Edition

(I have listened to nothing but this song for the past week - completely obsessed)

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Pardon my language, but holy shit.

Kate Spade flagship store in NYC

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Life, Ladies and Gentlemen....

(I love Legos...)
UPDATE: I went to the bank yesterday to finally open a savings account (at the age of 24)....I literally had to ask the woman to repeat herself after I made her explain credit cards to me because as she was speaking, I started thinking about weird it felt to be talking about money like a real grown up, and I didn't hear a word she said. Twenty-four.

"I Want To Go To There" Wednesday

Despite the fact that it might hit 90 degrees today, I wish I were in the city doing some major wardrobe shopping. I love the Bean.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Music Monday

The " I Love Cover Songs" Edition

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


ohmagawd, shoes

'I Want To Go To There' Wednesday

Another 90+ degree day here in Boston - a nice shady pool (and a few strong beverages) would be key right about now.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Music

The "I'm in love with Brandon Flowers" Edition*

*AKA - The "Desperately Looking for a Job" Edtion ("You know you gotta help me out...")

Friday, August 14, 2009


So in love with these adorable dresses from Mod Cloth...

Browsin' the 'Book

You gotta hand it to the architects at Studio o+a for really understanding their clients needs. This new office space for the famous Facebook is spot on. The overall aesthetic really fits with the young company, and the 'industrial chic' idea is taken up a notch by adding some classic pieces of mid century furniture. I think the concept of leaving areas blank to allow employees to personalize the space is so perfect for a creative environment such as this. In an industry that is constantly moving forward, the space can evolve as the website does.

This is what every office should look like. Or at least every office I ever work in for the rest of my life. If only I were some sort of tech saavy nerd...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

'I Want To Go To There' Wednesday

A bright, open studio on this cloudy day...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Simply Amazing

I just have to post this because I am totally blown away. I've really never seen anything like this...

It is a little weird to me that this was a part of Ukraine's Got Talent competition (who knew that existed?), but when you take it for what it is, it truly is amazing and moving. The 'story' she tells is about the German invasion of the Soviet Union during WW2, resulting in millions of Ukrainian casualties. It's crazy (in a good way) to me that she could convey all of this through sand. I have never seen an artist use this medium in this way before. Her precision and speed are just incredible. Trust me, it's worth watching all the way through.

(And on a lighter note - who else caught the instrumental Metallica at the end? Nice.)

Loves It

A shiny pink kitchen!
I've never actually been a huge fan of pink, but for some reason I am head over heels for this room. It's unexpected, bold, fun, happy.....what could be better than that?

Tree Hugger

Forgive me for being such a terrible blogger! I have had a mental block for the past week, so I'm just going to ease back into this with a post that doesn't really need much explanation......because this place is just that awesome. I'm sure any of you hardcore arch/design fans have probably already seen this, but I couldn't help but post it here, if only so that I could marvel at its amazingness one more time. The first time I saw these pictures, I just thought it was some architecture students conceptual thesis or something, but it actually is real......

The Yellow Tree House Restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand is not only a piece of architectural genuis, it actually has kind of an interesting story behind it. The entire project was actually a very elaborate marketing plan developed by Yellow Pages, to prove that you could complete an task imaginable by using their resources to find everything you need. They recruited a fun local blogger to take on the challenge, and it actually came to fruition. Apparently, it is completely booked throughout the time it will actually remain a functioning restaurant, before being converted into public space, available for function rentals. (Ok, so I guess that sort of was an explaination, but whatevs)

I just love the concept and shape of this project - the organic nature of the architecture allows the restaurant to somehow fit in with its surroundings. Not to mention it's like an adult version of the bad ass treehouse everyone wanted as a kid.

Monday, August 3, 2009

The House Tour: Second Floor

So, continuing on the house tour, I thought I'd share pictures of the second floor. These aren't as clear as the first floor pictures, because I took them really quickly while walking through the house, and the spaces are a little smaller, so its hard to get a good perspective on the rooms. Again, these were taken before we did anything at all, so this gives you an idea of just how much there is to clean up. But, as with the rest of the house, all the rooms have potential...

The bathroom is our first big interior project to be completed before I move in. There's great tile underneath the carpet (yes, there is carpet in the bathroom, and it's as gross as you would imagine) but there's just the small problem of a gaping hole underneath the sink. Yeah. New sink, new toilet, fix the tub, new fixtures.....I can't decide if the silver foil wallpaper is awful, or kind of cool in a kitschy, retro way.

The king size bed in this picture makes the room seem a lot smaller than it actually is, but in reality its practically the entire length of the house. As you can see, my grandmother likes pink.

I'll be lucky to have two guest bedrooms, as most of our family lives out of town (or out of the country) and stay at the house when they visit. These rooms will probably be the last to be decorated, but I'm excited to have some space to play around with and maybe try out some different paint colors and projects to make them a little more fun. The "boys room" (left) is the smallest and a little dark as it's at the back of the house and has no overhead lights, so it might be a challenge, but the "girls room" has tons of light and access to the adorable balcony over the sunroom.

I've been a little slack on working on the house this past week, so hopefully I'll be making up for it this weekend.

Monday Music

The "I Can't Wait To See Them Tonight" Edition