Friday, January 27, 2012

a break from all the stuff

This was three weeks ago
(and I only synced my iphone photos a few days ago)

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by the internet these days. (Hence the lack of posts this week.) There are too many beautiful and cool images and blogs and—things. Keeping up seems impossible and futile, if that's not redundant. I'm sure I'll be back soon—there's too much that's beautiful and cool, after all. But in the meantime, more important things: Charlie turned nine (most important of all), the weather has been crazy warm (no snow this winter, please!), I really liked this book, and I'm liking the beginning of this one. And having read this, I'm hoping to see the movie too.

Monday, January 23, 2012

me & ro gold flower band

Gold flower band

This Me & Ro daisy ring couldn't be sweeter. Spotted via Jessica's pinterest page (and you should read her fantastic blog too).

Comes with just three flowers too
...and a silver variation with one bigger flower

Thursday, January 19, 2012

amy marcella on etsy

January print (originally from a calendar set)

Amy Marcella, an Etsy artist from Milwaukee, makes simple, delicate prints and notecards.

Flower print
November print
Fish print
February print
A set of Valentines,
which you could frame separately and hang in a row
(or just send them to people you love)

olaf hajek on the selby

Perfect use of chalkboard paint
Amaryllis, prints, books, Alexander Girard dolls

This artist has a seriously great place. And Todd Selby has, as usual, a great eye for the details.
Cool minimalist matrioshka
Lucha libre dude on a gas meter
Cool shoes
Warmed-up midcentury basics

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

nice shoes

Sam Edelman shoes here

Ankle strap with grommets? Slight platform? Super-high, not-too-chunky heel? I'm sold.

These are equally great and impractical: 

Esther platform pump by Loeffler Randall

(Also, how cute is Jessie Randall in the current Matchbook?) And finally:

Marais closed-toe wedge

If I were being picky, I'd make this heel a little higher. But the gray suede is lovely, and the slim ankle strap is perfect.

Friday, January 13, 2012

colette bream on etsy

Toddler bedding

Some weeks I find nothing to post; right now the Internet is throwing good ideas at me. Colette Bream's Etsy shop features sweet sheet sets and pillows—plus adorable party hats and magic wands.

Knitted flower pillow
Colorful felt garland
Linen party hat

Thursday, January 12, 2012

conroy & wilcox


Strange, beautiful silver hair clips, headbands, and jewelry from these designers' "Fern" collection.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

tricky child o' mine

My spinning instructor played this in class yesterday. (By the way, she's completely inspiring: sweet but commanding, full of energy, and six months pregnant. And she wears the hell out of pigtails and a bandanna.) This perfect (though probably illegal) mashup takes me back to the 80s. Turns out Guns N Roses are an even better match for Run DMC than Aerosmith was.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

ferd clothing

Halter top
"Ferd" was this designer's childhood nickname. And her beautiful kids' clothing is exactly what I was talking about. Simple, easy shapes with fantastic Liberty fabrics and sweet details like bows, sashes, and puffed sleeves.

It comes in magenta too
And in a puff-sleeved dress
Madeline dress
Grey flower top
Strappy tank

Monday, January 9, 2012

ten broeck cottage

I can't remember where I first saw photographs of this house in Hudson, New York. But the blend of traditional brown cottage and boxy red addition—and the spare, perfect rooms—definitely stayed with me.