Friday, January 30, 2009

Graham and Green


Yesterday a friend sent me the link to Graham and Green, a Notting Hill business run by a family who travels the globe to amass interesting and beautiful pieces, not to mention a great website. Any company with such a love of ghost chairs, has a fan in me. Part exotic, part glamorous, this company offers everything from furniture, to accessories, to clothing and kids toys.

I'm falling over myself for these Pantone mugs. I think I even see the color of the year up there.

Crystal diamond napkin rings, perfect for a dinner party with the girls

Clear glass fire guard, for a pristine view of the crackling flames

Blue Glass Lamp, with Cole & Sons Woods Wallpaper in the background no less

And a mock croc side table (see, everything goes with a ghost chair)

How glamorous would this 50's style mirrored desk be for getting yourself ready for a night out.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Morning After

If the thousands of comments floating around the web are any indication of how much Domino will be missed, there will be a lot of tears at mailboxes in the coming months. This really is a huge loss, so I thought a round up of some of my favorite Domino images would be a fitting tribute this morning. Que sad music...

My complete set of issues now seems like a prized possession. RIP, Domino

A Renovation Preview

We've been hard at work with the living room renovation from last week. Just putting on some finishing touches, stay tuned for a full run down tomorrow. Here's a sneak peak...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My life is over

No Domino, say it ain't so!

This cannot be happening...I'm in denial...I refuse to accept this....there has to be something we can do, march in the streets in NYC, a letter writing campaign...something! Have you heard the news? It's heartbreaking and devastating that Domino will cease publication in March. This is not just a hole in the world of lifestyle and design (not to mention my personal joy level each month while getting the mail)...this is the grand canyon.

A photo from the very first issue that made me think this publication was different than all the rest.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2009
CONDE NAST TO CEASE PUBLICATION OF DOMINO

New York, NY, January 28, 2009 -- Domino magazine will cease publication, it was announced today by Charles H. Townsend, President and CEO of Conde Nast. The final issue will be published in March
2009.

"This decision to cease publication of the magazine and its website is driven entirely by the economy," Mr. Townsend said. "Although readership and advertising response was encouraging in the early
years, we have concluded that this economic market will not support our business expectations."

via: Stylebeat

No Offense Winne the Pooh

I have an ever growing file of great kids rooms and nurseries, but I've been opening this particular image about 10 times a day since I saved it a few days back. I don't have kids, I'm not close to having kids, but I do have an affinity for stylish baby gear. It might be the Brio train set, or the stripes on the roman shades (I do love my stripes), but I have a feeling that it's the use of non-baby furniture that makes me love this room. Also, the complete lack of plastic, character-themed anything.

Image: Traditional Home

And some more gear that would fit right in...

Bella Tunno baby gear and a Stokke Trip Trapp High Chair


A Quinny Buzz Stroller and an embroidered blanket from BabyGap

A simple but stylish diaper bag from Pottery Barn and a Bloom Bouncer

Snow Day!

DC doesn't get a lot of snow, but we get a little. Yesterday, the dogs and I trekked outside for a beautiful stroll through the neighborhood and a little time in the yard. Roxy loved digging through the snow for frozen sticks. Boston decided rather quickly that he would prefer to wait in the garage until he could go inside and collect his treat.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

1 Tall Skim Latte and 3 Carats, please


No, this is not me. Not even close, don't get yourselves all excited. But, is this not the sweetest, simplest, most beautiful proposal you've ever seen! I wonder if he painted that mug himself at one of those ceramic studios?

Via LoveNotes, a great little blog run by the editors of Pacific Weddings Magazine (go check it out of you're like me and read wedding blogs and magazine even though you're about as far from getting married as Pluto is from the Sun).

Could I be...'gasp', traditional?

I've always veered away from any design labeled as "Traditional." I'm not traditional, I tell myself. Classic, maybe, but not traditional. Traditional is stuffy, old, stodgy. Like having matching floral wallpaper, draperies, upholstery and bedding.

But the truth is, there is a little traditional in me. I've always wanted to be a Carrie, but in reality, I'm completely a Charlotte. So, as I was browsing over at Traditional Home the other day, I guess it's not very surprising that I ended up with quite a few images in saved in the Idea Folders.

Is this not a great way to do an inspiration board without having corkboard having all over your wall.

I really like the clean lined front of these vanities.

A grown up version of the purple and green color-scheme I had in my childhood bedroom.

Without the patterned tile on the floor, this bathroom would be a snooze. One little detail makes all the difference.

I can imagine myself lying on this chaise in fluffy slippers with a drink in my hand.

I'm an eternal fan of dark walls and light colored pieces.

Ok, so this is pattern on the wall and the window treatments, but it's not floral and it's definitely not stodgy.