Wednesday, October 27, 2010

museum of forgotten art supplies

So sad and forgotten! Check out the Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies, curated by Lou Brooks over at Although, I still use design markers kinda like the ones above. Hey, wait a minute, I still use a few things in their list! Anyway, see the full photo gallery here.

{All photos above are from the Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies.}

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

latest kitchen favorites

Some things I'm loving right now – really just because they either look or taste pretty, and kitchen gifts always make good hostess gifts. You never know when you'll need to have one on hand! Ok, so here's a little wishlist:

Cute picklin' jars from Terrain by Burgon and Ball. They also have jars for herbs and jam.

And, speaking of jam. I really like this one's name: Bonnie's Black and Blue. It's made with sun-ripened blackberries and blueberries. Yum.

Another find on my wishlist at Terrain is this Opinel knife set in cheerful, mid-century inspired colors.

Cute cherry-themed melamine tray by Rice dk from Huset.

What's that? You want some more jam? Well, here ya go: Slow Jams, Jams for the People. Love the packaging, the name. All of it.

Ok, see, I have a little thing for kitchen towels, and Leah Duncan's designs are awesome. May have to scoop up a few at her etsy shop. Ok, confession: I already got this one! I think I have a problem. A kitchen towel addiction! Either way, this design is really sweet.

Here are some beautiful blue glass tumblers (made from recycled Franciscan wine bottles) from the Brook Farm General Store.

They also have this fun folding knife. I'm liking that little anchor inlay.

Some nice horn servers from Jayson Home and Garden.

So, this is Mo's Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix. What the what? Bacon AND Chocolate? Don't mind if I do! (I think this and the Slow Jams were in a recent DailyCandy together. I almost lost it over the breakfast-food awesomeness of it all.)

This delicious pizza is from The Pioneer Woman. Have made it several times recently for my guy and others, and have gotten some seriously rave reviews. Yay! It's yummy and super easy to make. You must try it. That's an order!

{All photos above are from the shops/designers/chefs listed with each item.}

Sunday, October 10, 2010

happy birthday, lonny!

Have you seen it yet? The first-anniversary issue of Lonny is nothing less than awesome. John Robshaw's country house, a gorgeous Thanksgiving table by Eddie Ross, and Celerie Kemble's Manhattan apartment? I'm kind of in design heaven right now.

The images above are from the latest issue. And, in a nod to their birthday celebration, I've posted some older Lonny mag photos below – dug out from deep in my inspiration folders – a lot of which they now have available in the Decorate section of their site. These are some serious favorites from Lonny's first year in action:

Ooooh! Just now realized that Lonny staffers have started a great new blog – certain to keep me company in between issues! Yes!

{All photography above is by Patrick Cline and art direction is by Lonny Editor-in-Chief Michelle Adams – both co-founders of the magazine. Photos used above from the Oct/Nov issue feature, from top: John Robshaw's porch; LuLu de Kwiatkowski bookshelves; Celerie Kemble powder room; LuLu de Kwiatkowski breakfast room (Btw, how cute are those kids? They look almost exactly like my twin cousins when they were little. Adorable!); and Eddie Ross' beautiful Thanksgiving table setting. For the photos above from older issues, from the top: Michelle Adams herself arranged this cheerful bookcase; bedroom by Lisa Fine; Ashley Wick living room; two by Ashley Putman – kitchen and bedroom; Ben Brougham bedroom; former Domino magazine Editor-in-Chief Deborah Needleman's home office; Rita Konig's outdoor pool and lawn; Cath Kidston dining room; and Elizabeth Bauer living room.}

Friday, October 8, 2010

some things i've worked on lately

Hi! It's me! Sorry I've been a little bit absent lately – or should I say a lot instead of a little? I really have not been a very good blogger these days. I'll try to be better! So, here are a few things I've been working on since I've been gone:

Some new stationery contest entries!
Have been working on lots and lots of other new projects, including finishing my office/studio space in my new apartment, weddings, weddings, weddings, baby announcements, some stationery, websites, logos, and more weddings! Here's a little sneak peek of a few things:

More to come real soon!
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