Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I am loving stripes these days, they have a nice chic, yet fun style about them. The below are are called "Organic Easy Traveling Mattress" from here. 
This image just makes me want to drink lemonade and read the paper! From Country Home Ideas. 

I am loving this stripe combination, although don't think I would have the nerve to carry it off!
From Jackson, Johnston & Roe (check them out) here
I'm a big fan of awnings, especially striped ones, they remind me of Asia. Seen on Decorno. 

A chair and a lamp

I am loving these chaise lounge style chairs from Zoe, they just look so comfortable and casual and chic all at the same time. 

This lamp is from designer Pieke Bergmans, he has created what i think is a magical object. I love the optical illusion of this lamp...matched with the chairs, you've got a pretty unique setting! Visit Pieke Bergman's site and give yourself a treat. 

Monday, March 30, 2009

Just taking a little break...

See you tomorrow. xo

Photo credit: From little girl blue via Oh Joy and Cup of Jo

Friday, March 27, 2009

It's a wrap.

Friday again, and it is sunny and warm in New York City! A few things get your weekend going. xoxo Last night C and i went to see Morrisey at Carnegie Hall, although we aren't massive fans, C, scored free tickets so we checked it out. Little did we know we would LOVE it, the Courteeners from Manchester opened, and then Morrisey came on and the house went truly mad. I really love his voice and seeing a truly professional musician perform is always magic. Here is a clip.
A gorgeous shot of spring from the lovely blog, design is mine. 
From the wonderful Sonia Rykiel show

A lovely top from Hende. 
A spring/summery setting for a feast with family. From Skona Hem
A yummy cake to celebrate spring (and for G's birthday today) Photos/credit unknown (to me)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

White Kitchens

Some gorgeous, well organized white kitchens.
I really like the open shelves look and it makes it easier to find everything too!
I like the flow in this kitchen and the counters really pop against the white. 
The windows in this kitchen are really to die for!
I like the cupboards here and the butcher block counter tops all work together. 
Photos/Credits: Canadian Living, Elle Decor

Monday, March 23, 2009

Visiting Olana

This past weekend we had a house full of guests upstate and took them all to see the Hudson Valley home of the late Artist, Frederic Church, called Olana. The Moorish architecture and the attention to detail is stunning. I only have exterior photos, but the website www.olana.org has plenty of information and photos.
PS for those of you with children, it was a hit for all ages. 
The attention to detail was amazing, just look at that roof!

Each doorway had a different tile motif.

The tiles were a work of art in themselves. 

Moorish and Persian architecture in abundance. 

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Weekend xoxo

Friday again, and believe it or not, it was snowing here in New York! Here are some random thoughts and images to get the weekend started. See you Monday.xoxo
A lovely series of "lucky" images from Kiss the Paper. 

Dinosaur designs are known for their fantastic resin jewellery designs. Starting out with a shop in Sydney, they have since opened in New York. 

A very blue morning in East Bali. 
A cool invite from my friend Abie, when I was living in Singapore. I love the invite:
Cocktails...because we can...
I love the contrast of this rather glamorous chandelier against the the tree-not a bad idea! From Domino

Destiny Dawson's photographs always put a smile on my face. 

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Everyday Art

I feel like there is something so satisfying about organizing a closet, a kitchen pantry, or an office space. I love how these images make it all beautiful too, their own little everyday pieces of art.
This image is both art and organization melded together, we all have little mementos, housing them in this sweet little open tray makes it almost a piece of art. I mean look at the buttons next to the picture. From Living etc.
I love how this shoe just sticks out, saying 'hey, look at me'. There is art in these drawers and compartments. From Interior Divine

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bits of blue

Bits of blue for this spring like day in March. Happy Wednesday.xox
A fisherman's boat off the coast of Culasi in the Philippines. My mum's hometown. 

Julian Schnabel's La Blu Rosa

I actually love that wicker table. very retro. From the lovely blog -This is Glamorous

I love how the dress is sky high and the overall effect. From This is Glamorous
PS thank you for alerting me to the origins of these two images. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"a silhouette like a question mark, and she doesn’t apologize for it."

There has been a lot of talk about Michelle Obama's style and physique; her arms, her choice of dresses, her belts, her flats etc..but I just loved this article by Terry McMillan

Monday, March 16, 2009

Just in...overalls are back.

I used to wear overalls all the time in my early 20's (i feel so old writing that) but it is true. i had a pair in purple, blue jean and white. I loved them and apparently, they are back. Although, I dont remember them being $595 dollars...Jeez! From here

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hello Yellow

Some colors just pull me in, I'm drawn to yellows, light blues and beige. Do you have a specific color that you are drawn to? Here are some pops of yellow I've seen lately. 
From the stunning Jardin Majorelle. Please put this spot on your list of places to see.

A very inviting bed from Domino 

Lovely yellow skirt from Rubie Green
Just a tiny touch of yellow here, from Living Etc

I love how this yellow pops. From Garance Dore

Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy weekend xoxo

Where did this week go, it just sort of went pouf, gone. Which makes me feel like time is racing by us in warp speed. Spring (thankfully) is around the corner, our reward for enduring winter. I love being back in the world of four seasons, each one having their own unique beauty. But spring is really something else on the east coast, with the cherry blossom trees going off, the tulips everywhere, the trees going green again, it is hands down my favorite season (although fall is a close second). So here's to Spring and Friday the 13th. 
A few images to get the weekend started. xoxo
Let the fresh air in. From HERE

A sweet spring look from Makool Loves You

Gorgeous blossoms from Abby Try Again 

Pretty flowers from Mary Ruffles
Random but Hilarious Noodle guard - from here

Yummy dessert from Donna Hay


My lovely twin sister Lisa has a problem, can you please help? She lives in a very sweet craftsman house with awesome details and great bones. These pics are of her living room. Awhile ago, she took the advice of a 'friend' who suggested hounds tooth (red and white), yikes. After receiving the newly upholstered arm chairs, the zig zag of the hounds tooth mixed in with the craftsman style was said to induced headaches. But some people seem to disagree. What should she do? Keep them? Reupholster, dye the fabric beige....help us out here peeps.xoxo
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