February 24, 2010

Bubble Magic

These whimsical hand-crafted pewter and sterling silver bubble wands would make a great birthday, Easter or just any-day gift for your sweetheart. Priced from $34.00 - $198.00 at Chasing Fireflies.
Engraved on the circle of this wand is "imagine my friend, a place of dreams". The magic of bubble blowing can be given to your favorite dreamer, no matter what their age.

February 22, 2010

Turquoise Chandelier

This has to be the most gorgeous chandelier I have ever seen (and not just because I am so in love with Turquoise). This office was designed by Massucco Warner Miller a San Francisco based interior design and decor firm. The use of the deep jewel tone blues with the pale blue color of the walls is lovely, don't you agree?

Images courtesy of Massucco Warner Miller Interior Design and Decoration

February 20, 2010

Nesting Newbies - New Online Shelter Mag

I am LOVING Nesting Newbies a new quarterly online digital shelter mag started in 2009. There is so much to discover - cooking, entertaining, decorating and more!

Just look at this lovely dining space featured in the last issue of Nesting Newbies. Dreamed up by a a team of talented designers from the San Franscisco Design Center. It is a whimsical space where the divine can dine. So much fun! You must get right over there and check it out. Enjoy!

Images courtesy of Nesting Newbies

February 18, 2010

Black Bedroom

I have a Master Bedroom that needs updating and I keep coming back to black walls. The room is large and is separated into two rooms, one that serves as a sitting/dressing room which is a super bright room. Here are some photographs of inspiration rooms.

photo from Living Etc via Apartment Therapy

from MarieClaireMaison.com via Apartment Therapy

I really like how slick the walls appear to be, so a smooth wall with a semi-gloss paint will help to reflect light into the room.

February 16, 2010

Modern Fabrics, a designer fabric reclamation effort, features discounted fabrics from favorite designers such as kravet, Architex, Bernhardt and more! All fabrics are rescued from the cutting room floor. Find textiles that are generally only offered to-the-trade.

Modern Fabrics says they are "committed to building a large market for discarded fabrics while ensuring an ecological textile life-cycle." and,

"All of our fabrics are recovered, post-industrial waste generated during the domestic manufacture of new upholstered luxury residential and commercial furniture. These fabrics are in new condition, immediately ready to be upcycled and reused on your furniture, cushions, craft or interior design projects."

In fact, textiles from Modern Fabrics qualify for LEED® credits. Fabric yardage is limited, so move quickly!!

1. Knoll Textiles - Gala - Frost - $21.00 per yard

2. Calvin Fabrics - Innsbruck - Tyrolean Blue - $30.00 per yard

3. Designtex Bainbridge - Dakota - $30.00 per yard

4. Maharam Around - Pool - $24.00 per yard
All images courtesy of Modern-Fabrics.com

February 9, 2010

Xenia Taler Tiles

I'm thinking these tiles from Xenia Taler would add a a little fun to an entryway or some spice to a backsplash. I really enjoyed perusing the collection. See for yourself here.

Fondue You?

This individual Chocolate Fondue set from Menu - Designed by Jakob Wagner would be a great addition to any Valentine's Day celebration.

The chocolate is heated by means of a tealight placed in the lower part of the cup. The upper part is constructed like a thermo cup to keep the chocolate liquid without burning. Made of porcelain and synthetic material. Overall size is 4 3/4" H.

-photos courtesy of panik

February 8, 2010

Don't have space for a coat rack? Try this 2D - 3D removable wall decal coat tree for just $109.00 from GNR8.com

Art in Public Places

Mario Nanni is an artist, a designer of light you might say. His work can be seen in homes, offices, retail showrooms, museums to name a few. The lighting for the Armani showroom was designed by Nanni. But now his work can be seen by all on a grand scale.

Nanni's visual and musical installation on Milan's Teatro alla Scala is named "la luce della musica", a tribute to the opera "Carmen" by Georges Bizet, which opened the theatre's opera season this winter.
The theatre, designed by Architect Giuseppe Piermarini, boasts beautiful images on the facade of the building by way of video projection and light. The fantastic view can be seen from an expansive plaza across the street. The scenes include people sitting on the eaves of the building, giant books stacked on shelves, light bursting from the windows and crimson theatre curtains drawn to signify the end of the performance.

Mario Nanni explains that the illlumination of this cultural building is "to live from outside a moment that is normally lived within", thus bringing culture to all.

This project is part of Milan's International Festival of Lights and
closes January 10th, 2010.

"The realization that the scale is seen like a container of all the culture
of our city" - Mario Nanni

-all photos courtesy of Mario Nanni

February 4, 2010


One of my favorite birthday presents this year was this First Slice Pie Spatula. It bakes right into the pie. And we all know I make lots of pies, well at least lots of chicken potpies! I LOVE it!! Thanks Heather!

from Walter Drake:
A perfect first slice - every time! Set the spatula into your pie tin and place the unbaked crust on top. The lip of the spatula hangs over the lip of the pie tin. Bake pie as usual. When it's ready to serve simply cut along the edge of the spatula, and the first slice lifts right out. No crumbling, no breaking.
Aluminum, 4 3/8" x 6" long. $3.99

February 3, 2010

Affordable Fun Frocks

I know the groundhog saw his shadow...but these little frocks are perfect if you live in the tropics.

If you are looking for something warmer try this little black dress a steal priced at $14.99 - pair it with this single breasted wool trench coat, available in three colors and priced at $49.99. Alloy has a great selection of clearance priced items to choose from, plus shipping is free on orders over $25.00, just enter the code ALAW25 at checkout. Get shopping!