Tuesday, December 18, 2007

the winner!
off for a break. see you in the new year. happy holidays...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

new post over here. thanks kelly for the crafty tip!

Friday, December 07, 2007

oh wow, these are so great.....i'll take all of them, thank you.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

forever on a quest for the perfect boots:

too wide

too narrow just right?

Thursday, November 29, 2007

lovely items from coe & waito. some available from peek keep.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

searching for some some fun, small and inexpensive children's (or adults!) gifts to bring with me during holiday travels. this is a wonderful resource! (thanks lauren! and ma!)

- the classic art of handshadows
- pair of gyroscopes
- wooden yo yo kit

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

it's been a busy week so i'll be saying happy thanksgiving and checking out for now. but first, a quick thanks to a few folk that kindly send me readers quite often (according to my site counter), in no particular order:

ashley rose helvey (look at her incredible felted clothing)
slow/progress (great eye and lovely photographs too...)
shiny squirrel (check out her wonderful store)
abby try again (i especially enjoyed her recent "beautiful book week")
bientot demain (merci bien, j'aime bien votre blog aussi! c'est vraiment trop beau...)
studio wellspring (great resource for dance/design lovers...thanks anjie!)
port2port (beautiful photography and letterpress prints, plus great links)
hoping for happy accidents (lovely finds and inspiration)
design*sponge (fantastic resource for everything design. amazing champion of women run businesses. thanks grace!)

happy thanksgiving everyone.

Friday, November 16, 2007

lovely woodcut print by margareta bergman at the addison street windows gallery "nordic mysteries" show

Monday, November 12, 2007

little break from here this week. but you can find me over here now, too!

Friday, November 02, 2007

more yarn fun here. i really love these pins. nice holiday gifts, perhaps?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

oh so sad....i knit this gorgeous scarf only to find that my neck and face do not like the yarn. too itchy! might have to try again with some softer yarn.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

i saw a gold teapot at target. i really liked the gold...a lot. nice price but not so nice shape.

this one from lillehus is very pretty, but i definitely prefer a ceramic teapot...will keep my eyes open.

Monday, October 29, 2007

really liking julianna swan's embroidery work. oh so pretty.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

wow, that was an unexpected hiatus...just wasn't feeling the inspiration these last two weeks. let's see how it goes, i might need to take another little break. my focus is over here lately...but i got excited about this basket. jop, a basket did it for me today, kind of funny...(via hyb via ohhappyday)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

a little love for boden today:

Monday, October 08, 2007

yet another wonderful item from showpony

oh, she has a blog too!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

we haven't spent any time decorating over here yet; been to busy tearing things apart and putting them back together. but i just ordered some fabric from superbuzzy so i can whip up a few couch pillows (finally!). for some reason i always thought i'd want a soft-neutral palette in my house but color just keeps slipping in...

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

kind of lusting after this coat from delias. haven't ordered from them since college...wonder what the quality is like these days.

Monday, October 01, 2007

2 thoughts from the weekend:

1. thinking about a practical fall boot purchase.
they need to be very comfortable, warm and happy to get wet as they will be coming with me to germany over christmas. i'm looking at blundstones and clarks but i'm not crazy about the look of blundstones (though the new toast catalogue does make a good case for them) and fear that the wallabees might not be actually fill any of the requirements. any suggestions out there?

2. the much heralded neiman marcus cookie recipe really is the best. i've been a devotee of the silver palette recipe and then the tollhouse recipe, but dagnabit if neiman marcus doesn't beat them both.

oh, and not a weekend thought, but looking forward to thursday's real life opening of this online store.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

and another one...michelle pointed out this beauty of a coat which reminds me of this lovely lady's incredible handiwork.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

carlene over at knitsquirrel makes beautiful pillows, blankets and other crafty goods. but oh goodness look at these drawings! beautiful, non?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

feeling the end of summer and the coming of fall. two images from the past year that have been living on my wall for the last couple of months. (right image from elle decoration. can't remember where i found the left image)

Friday, September 14, 2007

i've been busy obsessing over knitting these past few days. the weather is starting to change and i'm already thinking of cozy fires, big cups of tea and sweaters...
i've been knitting for a few years now but i've never ventured out from the most basic of stitches. but i've been bored with myself as of late and pretty yarn can only take you so far. i was galvanized to venture in to the terrifying territory of patterns by this lovely site and her claim that she's just a beginner as well (really??).

oh boy...
here's what i'm working on right now:
this beauty of a scarf from knitty
a shawl from knitty
and dreaming of conquering a sweater this fall...wish me luck!

Monday, September 10, 2007

louise bourgeois has created a book of tapestries. if you're in australia you can see them in person. if not, you can see some of the pages here.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

pink sunsets...

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

and may i just mention the goodness over at crate and barrel these days?

oh, a little clothing/shoe love over at browns...