Wednesday, December 28, 2011

it came, it happened & then it was gone...

wham! bam!  the holidays snuck in one door and a few glasses of champagne, some holiday treats, and some "ho-ho-ho-ing" later, it was gone. 

i must have been a pretty good girl this year because  a few wonderful things that i wished and hoped for made their way safely into my sweet abode, but what i love and cherish most about the holidays is the merriment, festiveness, and hope that lurks around every corner and oozes out of everyone you come across. 

i hope you enjoyed time with your closest of close and that you found time to be thankful for your life's abundance and in somehow, way, shape or form helped add richness to someone who is a little less fortunate than you. 

...and may we all keep and carry a little piece of that holiday spirit with us as we charge, full steam ahead, into 2012.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

loving his list...

since we're on the topic of designers, i wanted to share this LOVE LIST from eero saarinen (the whiz behind my most coveted item on earth) to his beloved wife.

just his simple, romantic way of letting her know a few reasons of why she capture his heart. wonder i like him. a great eye for style and a romantic at heart.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

inspiration icon- charles & ray eames... via cube

in celebration of their movie that is out in limited release... i'd like to take a moment and just give kudos to one of the best american influences in modern architecture and design, charles and ray eames...

innovators in design and super resourceful in the materials they used, their architecture and furniture designs are still a source of inspiration today... and to boot, they were a husband & wife team! talk about partners in crime. this makes me L-O-V-E them all the more.

here's a video i stumbled upon that just made me laugh. check out ice cube breaking off some knowledge... and in his words, "the eames made structure and nature, one. this is going green 1949 style, biiiiitch...belie've 'dat." oh...and his take on the LA freeways is spot on, too.


**via pacific standard time

Monday, December 12, 2011

the midas touch...

loving the richness, sophistication and uniqueness of canvas's gold plated cutlery. i envision them placed at a table setting of mixed china plates and some rustic touches for a toned down, yet elegant dinner.  

will you be my guest??

Friday, December 9, 2011

pantone please!

cruising thru a gift guide i saw that a color lover's dream has come true and that there is now an official set of PANTONE markers... and i thought the jumbo box of 150 crayons was dreamy!!

you definitely have to pay to have 150 for their rainbow of color perfection BUT with a brush tip on one end and a fine point on the other it's almost like getting two for one... right?

dear santa... whadda ya say??

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

paper knots & bows...

i love to wrap. not rap, but wrap (well... i rrrrrrreaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyy wish i could break you off a little freestyle rap, but that's another post in itself)...wrapping as in presents, i've got covered...

i love it and the possibilities are endless.

needless to say you can see why i adore all the wrapping goodies over at knot & bow. i really can't get enough. twine, heart stickers, gift tags and ribbon...oh my!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

minoux on my mind...

loving the simple splash of color and geometric designs from minoux jewelery.

my ears need those dang-ly coquille's and my neck is longing for a hot pink layer.

Monday, December 5, 2011

a mistletoe reminder...

i'm a big fan of ellen and i'm pretty sure she and i would be great pals if our paths ever did decide to cross.

i love her spin and witty commentary on pretty much any topic under the sun... and this clip doesn't disappoint.

here she is talking about tlc's latest effort to try and rake in ratings with their new show, virgin diaries.

hope this brings a chuckle to your monday... oh, and since it's the season of mistletoe rendezvous, please remember... less chewing.

Friday, December 2, 2011

1st Thursdays...who's with me??

1st Thursday's have been around since I moved to the city (over 10 years ago...) and it's a great way for young san franciscan's to get out and explore our local art galleries and check out some amazing art all while munching on cheese and sipping on wine.

What I didn't know is that the MOCFA steps up their 1st Thursday event with CRAFTBAR, a crafting collective featuring ETSY artist's who demonstrate projects and allow participants to create their own masterpieces to take home.

i don't know about you, but this is right up my alley and on my calendar for 2012. 

for all you local pom-pom's...who wants to go with??

Thursday, December 1, 2011

monogram me...

dear santa...

i've been good this year...
please get this lovely piece around my neck!!

i know i don't have the BEST combination of initials, but still...i am who i am.

yours truly,