I'm having a baby. I'm super excited. Not sure if it's a boy or girl yet... I have to wait a few more weeks to find out. The suspense is killing me. Not because I'm hoping for a certain result, but mostly because I want to start designing the nursery and I just can't do gender neutral. Not to say that pink means girl and blue means boy. I've picked out a grey crib no matter what. I think it's perfect for both. In my hunting for the perfect "everything" I found some super hip furniture out there for my little modern babe. I never thought that a girl like me would ever covet a stroller- but some of the gear is just as cool. This is the stuff I've been dreaming of for my baby's new nest.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Lately I've been feeling like I need to simplify. Utilitarianism has never been a staple of my style. I usually gravitate to pretty patterns and uncomfortable shoes. But more and more I'm so attracted to its basic shapes, colors and materials that are fuss free and really quite cool. There is something very honest about these objects. It's very obvious what their construction and materials are. They've not been over designed or exaggerated. They are just what you need.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
It's been several weeks since my last blog. So much has happened. I just didn't have the energy to write and simply felt uninspired. As the weather has become colder and life is at times a challenge, one wants comfort and warmth around them. We all know of comfort foods that make us feel better. What about feeling that same comfort as you walk into your home. That homemade throw that your mother knitted for you, worthless objects that are priceless to you, the picture that once hung in your grandparents home that now hangs in your own and shelves of books that you can't bear to give away. Our homes should bring us happiness and be filled with not only objects we find beautiful but that also mean something to us. A Hermes blanket may be deliciously chic and exquisitely made, but that hand knitted throw will keep you warmer.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
You Swedes... with your functional, beautiful, mega stylish interiors. Who do you think you are? You're probably in your perfectly whimsical, mix and match, Josef Frank filled homes right now. Losers. I kid, I kid. But really it's not fair how much good design is all around you.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I love paper in all it's forms, but I especially have a soft spot for paper art. It's just so delicate and amazing. I can't even begin to imagine how some of these designs were made. What an amazing craft to be able to work so intricately. Tord Boontje's Midsummer lamp and Until Dawn curtain are both great, accessible options for the paper art look in your home. If you can get your hands on a one of a kind piece- even better!