Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Glossy Favs: Foryoo Etsy Shop

Everyone wants to put down roots. And mine are firmly rooted in these a.m.a.zing address stamps. Etsy shop Foryoo has the most incredible designs that will make you want to send all of your correspondence by snail mail.  Available in self-inking or old-schooled wood handles and sooo affordable at about $30 each. Even renters (or squaters) like me, can have their own little slice of heaven.

All photos via: Foryoo

Monday, May 7, 2012

Room of the Week

I know it's only Monday, but I don't think this room can be outdone.
 Making even renting (where the bathrooms are always cramped and horrendous) enviable.

Lonny Magazine March/April 2012 | Photography by Patrick Cline; Interior Design by Anna Burke

Friday, May 4, 2012

What I'm Loving: Toile + Ikat

This week I stopped by The Madison Hotel in DC to see the anxiously awaited return of a great space to DC. The renovations are CRAZY CHIC. And I fell hard in love with this mix of Toile and Ikat in the lobby bar. Prints on Prints, people. It's the new 2012.

Toile Plus Ikat

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Soda vs. Pop: The Final Frontier

In life there are great moral divides. Mine is Soda Vs. Pop. 

Midwestern roots and a East Cost life can't see eye to eye. Cue, cheeky Jonathan Adler gifts to the rescue. I picked up these adorable tumblers in NYC last week, while I was helping a friend with her final wedding fitting. Peaceful coexistence and a fizzy drink live happily ever after.

Bonus points for a coordinating drinking straw. I love this great selection on Etsy from HeYoYo

Friday, April 6, 2012

Before and After: What a Differance a Desk Makes

I blame global warming for the plague of ruts I've seen everyone in this winter/spring/summer-in-spring season. Maybe we didn't get proper hibernation time this year, but I have certainly come down with a case of the blahs. I plan to take mine on head first this weekend with a change of scenery- sitting next to the ocean, drinking mimosas.

A few weeks ago I helped a friend who was having apartment-blahs. We weren't going for drastic change, just enough to feel different. And our goal was under $40 and start-to-finish done in one evening.

Here's the Everyday-Girl-Awesomeness Transformation

How we did it:
  • The #1 difference was made by hanging simple sheer curtains (all materials from Target). 
  • Cleared off all the things that naturally pile up on desks.
  • Important papers went into a vertical file box (also from Target) 
  • Current books in rotation stayed on the desk, all other books got stacked on the floor underneath a table next to the desk in neat piles. It's a studio-we had to get creative 
  • Added: My favorite Calendar from Etsy and a framed personal memento, a glass jar to hold odds and ends and a bunch of sunflowers as a treat.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thursday Tabletop: Flowers + Tins

Step 1: Collect cute tins (or spray paint un-cute cans)
Step 2: Buy flowers. Bonus points for not arranging them
Step 3: Drop flower bunches into tins. Add water.
Result: The most stylish centerpieces on the block. 

Take that Easter Bunny.