Friday, March 30, 2012

Textile designer: Luli Sanchez

These designs by Luli (Lourdes) Sanchez, a textile designer for more than 20 years, are all sorts of inspiring to me right now. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Drew Lace Oxfords in cheetah, via Free People, $79. I'm not a big fan of animal prints, but this is subtle and I really like the hot pink soles.

Not Rated tan, red, and white striped oxfords, via LuLu's, $39.

Jazie oxford, via Steve Madden, $89.95.

Bunny in Wonderland oxfords, via Le Bunny Bleu, $49.

Not Rated Boogie Nights navy glitter oxford, via Zappos, $34.99.

Taxxi oxford, via Steve Madden, $89.95.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bohemian Like You

1. Baby Boa vases, via Have You Met Miss Jones.  2. Macrame plant hanger, via Hobby Sue etsy shop.  3. Diptyque sandalwood candle. 4. Chevron throw by Jonathan Adler.  5. Nuevo Kieren Counter Stool in Walnut.  6. Cole stool (or side table).  7. Persephone bowl by Jonathan Adler.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Salt and pepper marshmallows

When Blackmarket Bakery posted on it's Facebook page that they would be making salt and pepper marshmallows, I was intrigued. Luckily, I work just about a mile and a half away from them, and they open early, so I stopped by on my way to work to pick of up a bag of these little weirdos. The verdict? Interesting. Good. Fluffy. Peppery.

They were so interesting, in fact, that almost every single one of my coworkers tried them. I'm always the one who brings in the weird stuff for people to try, and maybe one or two people are brave enough. But everyone in the office wanted to see what these were like. Opinions were mixed.

I'm not sure what occasion calls for salt and pepper marshmallows – they are too sweet to be savory and too savory to be sweet! But... I am strangely drawn to them. I will be racking my brain trying to think of something to do with these, besides just snacking on them. Any ideas?

Update: I brought the leftover marshmallows home to Kyle, and he really liked them!

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Darling Clementine "Little Wonders"

New from Darling Clementine - the Little Wonders series. This adorable set of illustrations is featured on cards, prints, calendars, trays, napkins, place mats, and a porcelain dish set.


In honor of the lazy, rainy Sunday we just had.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New from DwellStudio

New Spring stuff from DwellStudio.

The Good Machinery

I love these decorative animal figurines from The Good Machinery

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My portfolio site is up!

A huge thanks to my friend Rachael for building it for at record speed. 
Contact her if you need a website done.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Vintage Barware

Set of Libbey carousel animal glasses, via Bliss & Vinegar vintage shop.

Vintage barware is one of my favorite things to browse when I'm at an antique store or flea market. There are so many unique, colorful, and playful illustrations and patterns. I especially love when they come in a little carrying caddy. Lucky for us and our bank account, having an almost 2-year old means there aren't very many cocktail parties going on at Xanadu (ah who am I kidding, I'd go to bed at 10 and watch Seinfeld every night with or without the little one). But it sure is fun to look. Actually, the only set of vintage barware I do own happens to be one of these Libbey carousel animal sets shown above. I guess if you're going to own one set, that's a pretty rad one to own. Here are some more neat ones I found on etsy.

Russel Wright "Eclipse" glasses, via The Frabjous Day.

Gold pattern cocktail glass set, via Object of Beauty.

An interesting pattern, via Vintage Harbor.

Circus glasses, via Found Shop.

Numbers set, via Viva Estelle.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Purse charms by Windsday Handmade

These pom pom and tassle purse charms by Windsday Handmade make a bold statement. They are kind of neat, right?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mini & Maximus Spring 2012

The art direction for this entire photo shoot and look book is amazing.
Mini & Maximus totally gets it.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Just can't get enough

All photos are from House Industries.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bizzare Love Triangle

Petit plat en porcelaine à motif nuage, from Etsy shop Asleep From Day.

Pink Jaffa fabric by Swedish designer Linda Sjunnerson, via Hus & Hem.

Geometric leather earrings by Boo and Boo Factory.

Triangle tote bag by boukhoo.

Neon Harlequin Bear Brooch by Sketch, Inc.

Triangles tea towel by Leah Duncan.

Lasercut walnut triangle necklace by miju.