Tuesday, June 29, 2010

pretty simple - marie claire maison

i was making my monthly rounds at the magazine rack - when i got to this article in marie claire maison i flipped! the issue was all about the simple life - and these images are just that and oh so gorgeous!

i have no idea what these counter tops are made of - concrete maybe? but im into this over all stoney blue palette of this kitchen

and this bedroom is my favorite - its going top of the list for inspiration... so simple white, natural and a nice dark blue for accent - gorgeous!

photos by phillipe garcia

Monday, June 28, 2010

find your way out of a paper bag - MAPTOTES

yesterday i was at the Giants/Redsox game - it was a beautiful day for baseball! but i also saw a girl carrying the cutest Boston tote - of course i went up to her and asked her about this adorable canvas bag she was carrying - a MAPTOTE

above is the boston grocery tote - i think this would be such a cute bag to fill for bridesmaids gifts or gift bags for wedding guests - the are very reasonable and made by the cutest couple im totally stoked on these great bags!!

and below are a few other city totes that i loved - including the Napa wine bag - how cute of a gift this would be to bring to your weekend host or hostess!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

simple sundays

so this week, instead of sharing one of my photos, im going to share this beautiful bit of inspiration -

Thursday, June 24, 2010

shead some light on it - interior inspiration

lately there has been a bit of a to-do about the old edison filament lightbulb - its been popping up everywhere in the design world- and i would agree that there is a certain appeal

but instead of finding them overhead ive been intrigued with collections of them, tucked away in bookshelves or out on desk tops and counters. screwed into the very old porcelain style sockets they become more like works of art than an electrical crisis ....

illuminating no?

photos by artist catherine wagner from the series utopia, m.bibelot via flickr, modern50

Sunday, June 20, 2010

simple sundays

ahhh love! wishing my friends all the happiness and a lovely marriage

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

mirror mirror - interior inspiration

a move is on the wind ...3 years in a tiny studio, although wonderful has become- what with the etsy shop and giving up my studio and a bf who works from home many day - quite small!

so as i think about a move i am of course dreaming about the kitchen...i keep coming across these kitchens with mirrors. what a fantastic idea!!
it will automatically bring depth and light to the space but i think its perfectly unexpected and thats just right by me!

images via house&gardenmagazine via brabournefarm,finelittleday, unknown, housebeautiful, apartmenttherapy

Thursday, June 3, 2010

dutch masters - floral inspiration

.......yesterday morning i made little trip and spent a whole afternoon with lots of lovely flowers from the san francisco flower market. absolute bliss.....

i throughly enjoyed this from start to finish... picking out a few bunches of well priced flowers....

collecting some of my favorite vessels from around the house and borrowing a few things from the etsy shop

and a bit of inspiration all a vermeer and other lovely vanitas painters ......