31 January, 2012

Greenfynch Setee

Lookee here what I spied with my little eyes in the new Anthropologie catalog:

{Greenfynch Settee}
It reminds me of these incredible photo collages by Abigail Reynolds.
I want it.
How about you?

25 January, 2012

25 Again...

It's my birthday.
Let's enjoy some cake, shall we?

{images via Herriot Grace}
Make a wish, my Sweets.

24 January, 2012

What's Your Type

Keira Rathbone is a British artist working in a most unusual medium:
the typewriter.
Portraits, still life, and landscapes all created with key strokes and space bars, on a typewriter.
A typewriter!!!


Bet they never taught this at secretary school.


23 January, 2012

Around the House

While best known for his New Yorker covers,
artist Saul Steinberg also got sketchy with the furniture.


19 January, 2012


What, you may be pondering, is Iconatomy?
Funny you should ask.
Iconatomy (icon, anatomy) is Swedish artist George Chamoun's seriously cool series of collages of Hollywood icons, present and past.

Chamoun tediously fitted together the images of his cleverly combined subjects. No digital morphing whatsoever.

The results are absolutely brilliant, don'tcha think?


18 January, 2012

Polar Opposites

Combining interests both feminine (needlework) and masculine (old cars), Lithuanian artist Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene proves the old adage that opposites do indeed attract.

Soft, delicately stitched roses.
Hard, road-torn metal.


17 January, 2012

For the Hair

{The Martha Set}
Bobby pins. Hair pins.
Whatever moniker strikes your fancy.

{The Charlotte Sometimes Set}

I've made a few sets.
From old buttons and earrings and pins and charms.
And named for girls in songs.

{The Sweet Jane Set; The Lovely Rita Set}

They made their Grand Debut in my little shop today.

12 January, 2012

Spencer Studio

Lauren Spencer King completes thoughts. Using vintage photographs as her muse, the Los Angeles-based artist pencil-sketches beyond the edges of what is captured in the frame, giving the images what she calls "a place where the past and present can meet."
The results? Sublime.

{all images spencer studio shop}

10 January, 2012

A New Frontrunner Emerges?

Honey, you know it would be fabulous.

{image stolen from my friend Sarah's Facebook page. If anyone knows the actual source, I'd love to give a proper pat on the back!}

09 January, 2012

Travel Wardrobe

Auckland-based designer Anne Wilson of Annex at the Design Foundry creates dresses that appeal to multiple sensibilities.
There's the wanderlust factor of the vintage maps,

and, well, who doesn't love a good frock, paper or otherwise?

They have me wanting to pack my bags. How about you?

06 January, 2012

Happy Weekend


Happy Weekend, Dear Readers? How is 2012 treating you so far?
I hope the first week in has been a relaxing one, after all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
I spent the first week plotting and planning, with a little play mixed in.
I saw The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and, seeing as how I practically never go to the movies, it may very well be the only thing I see this year. Which is not a statement on the movie itself: read the book, enjoyed the movie. Wouldn't mind living permanently in Blomkvist's tiny cottage.
I've also been working on some new lovelies for the shop- I'll work on getting some sneak peeks ready for next week ;)
(ps- the sale is still going on through next Thursday!)
This weekend will bring a belated birthday celebration for my mom, which means I'd better get cracking on the cake.
See you next week.

05 January, 2012

Sail On, Sailors

The week before Christmas was secretly spent toiling away with newspapers, paintbrushes, a needle and a thread, until the wee hours. Inspired by Ann Wood's beautiful paper mache and vintage textile boats (and following her detailed tutorial), I set about creating little ships for my nephews.
Two layers of high school and college sports scores from a shore-area newspaper (so as not to cover the boats with any bad news) were glued and smoothed down, and covered with paint. Green for Nephew One, blue for Nephew Two. It was, unbelievably, a first go at paper mache.
Masts and yards were fashioned out of bamboo skewers, soon to be joined by sails made from sewing basket scraps. My vintage button collection was pillaged for the rigging.
Through some great miracle, the S.S. Boys were ready to sail by Christmas morning.

Sail on, Sweet Boys.

04 January, 2012

Holiday Hooch

Remember the 36 lemons I peeled and squeezed and fermented in the fall?
Well, I'm happy to report that the limoncello I gifted friends and loved ones with this Christmas was a hit.
A big hit.
My phone is filled with text message requests for refills.
Holiday Hooch.
A new holiday tradition my have just been born.

03 January, 2012

Clean Uppin'

{Ursus Wehrli}

Another merry holiday over and done.
Time to pack it all away.
Out with the old, and in with a shiny new year.
Welcome to it, Dear Readers.

02 January, 2012

Out With The Old

{bee vintage redux}
"And now let us welcome the new year full of things that have never been."
Rainer Maria Rilke
It's a new year, my Darlings.
And to celebrate, I've put my whole shop on sale.
All the lovely things, for you, for your home, for your Valentine, for your best friend's birthday.
They're all on sale.
I'm celebrating 2012 by taking either 20% or 12% off of every pretty little thing.
(20%. 12%. 2012. Get it?)
Through January 12.
Twelve days of sale for 2012.
Go forth and shop!
And Happy New Year.