Friday, March 25, 2011

Around the World, Around the World

Combine a love of vintage, bold colors, and a serious case of wanderlust and you get my new obsession: globes! They have such a timeless quality and remind me of all the great places I have been and dream to someday visit. I have been stalking this lovely vintage inspired globe from designer Kelly O'Neal for a while now. He uses a recycled metal globe based on a 1950's classroom model, and the base is taken from one around the late 1800's.
It recently went on sale at Sundance and I had to order one up pronto. This is one big wide world honey, measuring in at 20" Dia. x 29"H.  It really creates a focal point in your space and with the vintage inspired feel it immediately felt like it's always been in my house.  Now I'm lusting these over lovely globes by Wendy Gold at ImagineNations.
She also uses vintage globes as the base and the artwork is all handcut and decoupaged on to form one lovely creation.  Such beautiful pieces, I might just need to start a collection. You can also check out Gold's work at her etsy shop where each globe is made to order and custom sized. Until next time, bon voyage!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Inspiration on a Budget in Berlin

I simply adore this Berlin apartment featured on the new IKEA LIVE website.  It's modern and playful without being over the top. I tend to shy away from IKEA, mostly because the closest store is two hour drive away. But this little apartment gives me renewed faith for my IKEA Saarinen inspired table that I picked up years ago and have yet to repurpose in my new home. The pics of their circular dining area might have some influence there.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Cynthia Vincent and Eugenia Kim are Coming to Target

Mark your calendars! Cynthia Vincent and Eugenia Kim are releasing a line for Target on April 18th. Cynthia Vincent will be featuring her latest round of "it" shoes, while the Eugenia Kim line will highlight her beloved hat collection. Here is a sneak preview of the line compliments of The Recessionista. I'm very curious to see the quality of the materials used on the shoes, but I have high hopes for those hats. Just in time to block out those summer rays.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Très Chic

In a parallel universe I live in this Parisian apartment photographed for Elle Decor (by way of apartment therapy).  Its a fantastic blend of modern and classic, with a heavy dose of eclectic flair.  It feels lived-in yet impeccably designed. 

Hmmm, I think I will be testing a light grey paint color on my living room walls this weekend. Now if I can just figure out a way to sneak in those pops of lilac.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Farm Fresh

I'm loving this stoneware egg crate from Anthropologie.  The time of egg dyeing is upon us and I can think of no better way to display those edible little works of art.  My local farmer's market is about to start too - what a great way to store those farm fresh eggs.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Walking Down Abbey Road

Say hello to the Abbey Road cuff. Yes, I will be ordering this lovely silver bracelet today. It makes me oh so excited about spring and summer on the horizon and that I will be able to show bare arms again. Oh yes, did I mention it's only eighteen dollars from the lovely folks over at Free People? I thought you might like that.