Thursday, April 23, 2009

india rose

White Devil Bedding

Definitely going to attempt the ruffling this summer w white bedding.
AT did a roundup of laundry bags, of which India Rose's White Devil Bag is for sheezy a standout. I don't even like tiered things! - but it works in such clean monochrome.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

happy tape

Can you believe how cute, how genius?! I love the richer, darker colors - so saturated. About 5 dollas a roll.
Happy Tape of Japan has been big in the blogsphere, and they're just reopening imports into the US. They also have a blog and an etsy store (of course).

Thursday, April 9, 2009

YESS what amazing design!! I think my little brother would be down for this.

From the home of eco-conscious British architect Alex Michaelis in London. Looks good with the limestone, but what do you think of the glass? See Cookie Mag for the rest of the home.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fröhliche Mittwoch!

I can't wait for summer - garden parties! These hanging vases will definitely make an appearance for our annual Fourth of July block party.

Votives/Jars/Baby food jars, grosgrain ribbon, and hot glue gun. Cheap! Keep it to non-colored glass. This would look really beautiful at night varied with hanging candles in same jars. Aw!

Happy Wednesday, suckas!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

hidden tv

Ironic grandeur and a well-placed focal. Home of Megan Trinidad, up for nominations for AT's Small Cool 2009 contest.

Kelly G Design

My initial reaction to this interior: mm beautiful white magnified in so much natural light, mixed textures, natural grained wood and blue! But then you notice that speck of dark - yes, a screen!

Kelly G built this entire mantle and screen from scratch. Yo Kelly, youz a crafty ass bitch!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Do It Yoself: The Bound Book

A tidbit on book bondage: all you need is paper, glue, stiff cardboard, fabric/leather. See Instructables for "How to bind your own Hardcover."

Naomi Lecht's freshlyblended journals, from Etsy:

Gingko Journal in red and white, 25

Rainy Day in August Journal, 25

Adorable bookplate, right? All journals include a cotton ribbon book marker from angela liguori at carta inc.

Husband and wife team Matthew and Ariana Broerman have a collection of hand-drawn and screen printed designs at Paper Cloud. Some of their mad cute/cheap journals:

Onionpods Journal, 11.40

My cousin Lillian is really good at this. Add this to your summer project list Lillian!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

painted lady

I'm having a bout of nostalgia. The Rat Pack's version of "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" keeps coming on in my shuffle (it's the one where Dino Crocetti says Fran Sancisco)...

I was thinking about how much I'd like to have a rounded window so that I could really be a hobbit, and began thinking about this building that I used to pass by on the 5 Fulton to and fro school/work.

1347 McAllister Street
Architect: James Francis Dunn

Late 1890s

It's a good example of the Second Empire Victorian (also called French Baroque or Parisian Belle Epoch) style that was made in imitation of Parisian opulence. Characteristics include mansard roofs (two slopes on each of four sides, adds extra level/attic space), big bay windows w balconies, peaking dormer windows, cornices.

Can't help but swoon every time I see this. Art nouveau influence w oeil de boeuf windows. I've never really succeeded in counting how many exterior colors are used (partly because there's so much stonework to match), but that's one of the things I love about San Francisco Victorians. Can you tell? Is this one 10 paints?

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Look what I stumbled upon on Martha's website!

Martha does not seem to have accounted for our other sibling - sorry Willy Milly. But I've added you!

We look mad cute, but I don't think any of us have any empty space in between our thighs bahah.