Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tiny Homes

These are so enchanting. I came across these little clay houses in a post on Apartment Therapy and when I clicked over to the artists website on Etsy found even MORE I was in love with.
I especially like the ones that are on necklaces... So creative.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The MOST Beautiful Sofa...According to Me

I saw this on Apartment Therapy and it literally took my breath away. Its like someone decided to make a couch JUST for me.

Now, who knows if it is comfy, but just the looks of it make me dizzy with design joy :) I pray that someone appreciative will buy it and love it for me!

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Pom Love

I adore color - it feeds my soul. I also love pom poms. So this picture marries my two great loves.

Find a way to feed your soul today with something creative, big or quietly small. Just feed that creative need.

Have a glorious day :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lovely Kitchen

Well, there it current dream kitchen:

The chandelier really makes the room for me. Then the aged farmhouse table with stools, that gorgeous floor, the cutglass in the cabinets, the LIGHTING in the photograph - it just all comes together beautifully. And for that reason, this kitchen is my current favorite. Ahhhhhh...bliss.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pennies Are Always An Option!

If you feel that you have run out of flooring options, just start counting your pennies...

Picture of the floor of the Standard Grill in the Standard Hotel New York.

Apparently they make a wicked cool floor. Yes please, I'll take that!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gadgets I Want: iPhone Case

Check out this iPhone 4 case, designed to look like a sleek Leica Rangefinder camera:

Yep, that's ultra cool. Totally want that.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Story Stones

I saw this on Pinterest and Ohdeedoh recently and fell in love. I happily bring you Story Stones, a fabulous DIY project for your kids this summer or as a gift for the little ones in your life. There is something deliciously summer-like about painting rocks, don't you think?

Emily from Red Bird Crafts is the genius behind these happy, colorful stones with a story to tell and has detailed how to create them on her blog.

Please go check it out - I mean, just look at how adorable these little rocks are! Instead of just being rocks they are completely transformed into colorful, happy components of a story! Love it :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Today I am inspired by:

Colorful, controlled chaos on an inspiration board...

I love that settee...

Whimsical, funny little pacifiers for the tiny people in your life...

Isn't that brilliant?

A cake with embroidery design...

Methinks it is too pretty to eat.

This chair in my favorite color combination...

And this quote...

What inspires you today?

Monday, June 6, 2011

A New Way to Store Books...

Stumped on a way to store your books? Bored with the same old bookshelf situation? Well, how about this architectual/artistic wonder:

I wish that I had the URL for this but I found it on Pinterest and then repinned it - anyone want to claim it properly for me????

Isn't it magnificent? I like the lounging among the books option best of all :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Handmade for Home: Monopoly Money Lampshade

This is a GREAT idea! DIY Monopoly money lampshade. You really could apply this idea to so many things: old game pieces, game cards, old foreign currency you're too lazy to go get exchanged...

But this artist did things right. Check out the explanation from her etsy shop for the lamp:

"Who needs budget reform when you have this table lamp. Base is covered in a kitschy safety green and the shade is truely unique. An old thrift store shade is covered in vintage Monopoly money in a feather or scale pattern. All those beautiful pastel colors you have come to love in this classic game. Pale pink, mustard yellow, soft blue and mint green. This collection of play money is from 1935. They have a lovely aged appearance, but are quite durable and are still in great condition all $5739 of it."

Very clever - I may have to borrow this idea for myself.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Handmade for Home: Scrap Map

I am a big fan of using your leftover fabric scraps for anything you can and when I found this I got so excited. Fabric scraps for a map of the US! Scrap map!

Wouldn't this be charming in the living room, or even a playroom/childrens room?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Get Away to the Great Outdoors...

This may be one of my favorite pictures ever :)

Lately we have been spending a lot of time outdoors making our backyard an extension of our indoor living space. Its easy to do that living in California (although the rains of late have dampened our plans a bit). We've created our very first garden on one of our side yards, hung lanterns and baskets of flowers around the perimeter of our yard, freshened up chair cushions and just today I laid some new flagstone to make a little path around our new said garden (thanks to my friend Sarah). We are truly rolling up our sleeves to make our piece of the great outdoors GREAT.

I find inspiration in some of these pictures:

I wish that we could have a fireplace in our outdoor space - it would be so cozy! And I wish for an overhead trellis as well...Isn't this space gorgeous?

I love this space! I want to hide out in this little "treehouse" and take a nap! Or maybe listen to my kids laughing and playing house in there. Its so beautifully nestled in the trees and shrubs; what a beautiful retreat.

We spend the bulk of our warm spring and summer months outside (and into the fall as well), so I like for the backyard to be a colorful, true extension of our home. But that takes WORK and time. I'm grateful for a little inspiration :) What have you been working on in your outdoor spaces and what inspires you?