Monday, June 29, 2009

sole sister

Imagine ordering a pair of ballet flats out of a vending machine at 1:00 am after a crazy night of dancing in 5 inch heels. Every girl has been in the situation where your body wants to keep going, but your feet won't allow another step... Rollasole Vending Machines are the newest thing on the London club scene. They cost about 8 dollars and are worth every penny! They also conveniently roll up and come with their own bag so after the night is over your can keep them in your purse to walk to work in, etc. My hunch is that we will soon be seeing them closer to home.. Perhaps at a wedding or nightclub. Love this idea. Would you buy these shoes out of a vending machine??

Thursday, June 25, 2009

james beach

 The new James Perse flagship store out in Malibu is so beautifully designed using the furniture from the new collection. If you haven't been to the new store I encourage you to go check it out. I am so excited about this new line of furniture! I have posted some of my favorites below.

have been dreaming of this bed since I saw it...

This sofa is so inviting.. however it doesn't discriminate.. Beans and Mango would be trashing it in no time!
same scenario.. I wish.

I would love to see these chairs in an outdoor dining room. Preferably at the beach.
This chair reminds me of the deck at the J.K. Capri in Italy. 
So nice sitting poolside..

how cool is this?

I am currently obsessed with this new website Paperless Post.  You are able to create custom online invitations and announcements delivered in personalized envelopes to your guests inbox. From there you can manage who received your invitations and track their replies. Check out this invitation I created...

otami time!

Love to see one of these Otami quilts thrown over an all white bed to give a pop of color and brighten a bedroom up for summer! Swap that heavy throw for this lightweight, embroidered quilt. These embroideries are handmade by the Mexican Otomi Indians. One of these embroideries can take up to three months to make! They come in the most beautiful colors and they also look gorgeous when used as a tablecloth. 

ON SALE!!! Otomi Fabric with Minor ImperfectionsON SALE!!! Otomi Fabric with minor ImperfectionsON SALE!!! Otomi Fabric with minor ImperfectionsON SALE!!! Otomi Fabric with Minor Imperfections

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

dwell 09

My sister in law Amanda (my in-house green design expert) just reminded me of theDwell on Design LA event this weekend. It looks like the home tours on Saturday and Sunday are sold out, but its worth a call in to check. Aside from the home tours several green companies will be exhibiting at the event and showing off their latest and greatest green products! I am most excited about the Saturday evening Night at the Movies
Visual Acoustics explores the monumental career of 98 year old Julius Shulman an architectual photographer. (winner of the best documentary from the 2009 Palm Springs International film festival)

The Greening of Southie which examines Boston's first residential green building and the men and women who set out to construct it. 

In conjunction with Night at the Movies, will be the city's first mobile restaurant row.I have featured some of the places I am eager to try.  All of the mobile restaurants here actually offer a inexpensive alternative to catering services so its a great way to check out the food for your next party!

The event will include Tacos Arzia.

Locali  conscious convenience to give us a taste of fresh local, sustainable, and eco friendly food. No high fructose corn syrup here!
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The Green Truck which is healing the planet one meal at a time. Can't wait to try one of their famous "Mother Trucker" vegan burritos. 

Let's be Frank will also be there. I have been so excited to try this place since my friends over at farm fresh foodies blogged about them adding turkey dogs to their on Monday. They use 100% grass-fed beef and their "bird dog" they use turkey from one of the last family -operated turkey farms in the country.
Our SF Shop    
After all of this talk about mobile local food. I am going to have some dinner! Hope to see you at the Dwell on Design Night at the Movies this Saturday night 5:00 pm. 
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Ave. 
Los Angeles, CA 90013 

cameron's house for sale!

Cameron's house from Ferris Buller's Day off is for sale. Wouldn't it be cool to live there?

If you don't remember from the pictures.. Maybe this clip will help.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

urban finds

I have had my eye on this little settee below for quite sometime because its such a sweet and beautiful design. Its hard to make these decisions while shopping online without seeing the fabric and testing the comfort, you never really know what you are going to get. I was in a meeting with a woman today who had this strategically placed in her gorgeous office. I would have believed her if she had told me that she spent thousands on this well restored antique settee, the fabric was great and it was really comfortable. Lucky for us every once in a while Urban Outfitters (do you believe this!) surprises me with a really well designed piece of furniture and this one is just that.

While browsing the Urban Outfitters website, I also noticed this cute little rattan pouf
I think this pouf is perfect to throw in front of a sofa or chair to use as an ottoman in a space deprived spot. I love the natural element it adds to the space.

All of the above items including the letter lamps are available at Urban Outfitters.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

capture that color!

What's the latest and greatest iPhone application? ColorCapture Ben is the new iPhone, iPod touch application. You can snap a picture of anything you see that inspires you and instantly match its shade to one of thousands of benjamin Moore colors. Go the the apple website, search for ben, and download to your iPhone. Check out the video below to see how it works. When going in to purchase your paints make sure you ask for the Natura Line, Benjamin Moore's zero VOC odorless paint. Which can be tinted to any color imaginable. 

Monday, June 15, 2009

blue and white

When it comes to blue and white, you really can't go wrong. The spread "Mood Indigo" from the July issue of British House and Garden shows some great shots of different shades of blue and white, while also mixing stripes, ikats and solids. Love the modern furniture and natural elements they paired these fabrics with.

Great contrast with one yellow chair.

I really like the all white canopy bed with a simple blue and white ikat fabric thrown over the top.

Mixing natural elements with the blue and white always reminds me of summer.
The C&C Milano fabric on the couch has been in my favorites bin for a while. It has such a large repeat so I am happy to see the whole thing! I can't wait to use it on my next project.

John Robshaw makes the fabric for these pillows with natural indigo dye in the traditional process of mud printing. You can purchase them all on his website. I would love to see these on an all white, navy blue, or natural linen couch for summer time.

Ink Bed

This is the "Ink bed" part of John Robshaw's collection. He makes it easy on his site to throw all of the fabrics together to make your bed look like the one above. I love how he chose this print below (which is mostly white) for the duvet and sheets and then layered the bed with darker pillows.
close up of the duvet cover

This rug is from John Robshaws new collection of Dhurries. Although they don't come large enough to fill and entire bedroom, I think it would be a great addition layered over a natural jute or sisal rug.

I love these pillows from Madeline Weinribs Amagansett collection. Would like to see these mixed in with some of the Robshaw prints above.

I mean, these Madeline Weinrib chevron print napkins make me want to have a backyard party...I can't wait for June Gloom to be over!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

black, white and a little...

Black and white always looks clean and its a great way to emphasize pops of color.

From Garance dore a simple black and white background makes her red lips stand out. A great inspiration for a room!

From the DWR bubble club chair collection the clean white with black background really makes the color of the pool stand out. 

The Selby featured Alexander Wang's showroom which is all black and white. I especially love this photo of his office. The black and white background shows off the industrial steel lamps.

Guest room at the Chateau Les Merles. A boutique hotel in the South of France with just 12 guestrooms. The modern black and white allows the antique oak armoire to really stand out. I just recently discovered this hotel on Habitually Chic. Its is now top on my list of places to go!

Gwenyth's black with white powder room with Apple's sweet little lavender stool.. Simple yet stunning.

I just love this room...

Great shot of a black and white winding staircase with a little pop of red at the bottom.

Gwenyth's all black kitchen really makes the center butcher block stand out in this photo. 

The all black and white Versace plane. I don't really know what to say here. I dig it though. 

This kitchen is amazing! I am not sure where its from I found it on the jjjjound site. if anyone knows where this photos is from, please tell. 

Thats it for tonight!


Saturday, June 6, 2009

our anniversary

One year ago Jesse and I got married in Las Vegas. Its so hard to believe that it has already been one year, it went so quick and it has been so much fun. I can't wait to celebrate our anniversary every year! We have so much to celebrate this weekend.. Congratulations to Jesse and everyone involved in The Hangover!



Wednesday, June 3, 2009

wedding party

I love these photos from this month's Vogue Magazine featuring Sasha Pivavorova and Igor Vishnayakov's wedding party.