Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I'd never heard of Gudrun Sjoden before I saw an advertisement in the September '09 issue of Country Living (U.K.) This issue is one of the most beautiful I've seen in a while from them. So many things to ooooh and ahhh over.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Yes ... and that's a good thing, I think! Available at wishingfish.com.
... and comes up once more as the perpetual deb at the ball. I love Drew, she's girlish and gutsy at the same time. Sure, the top of this dress should have been brought in, and maybe the shade is just a hint too pale for her, but who cares? Drew is enjoying being Drew, who cares what the fuss budgets say?
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Cute-as-cupcakes bloomers available through Hannah's "dot.com" site here.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
At my other blog The Daily Corgi I occasionally highlight Corgi-themed items. The latest is from Jann Richardson at InaBit, where she sells custom-made Dog Art.
The image here is of Moe, a Cardigan Corgi. Hung from a pendant, this is one wearable and and fun conversation piece!
Something like this would make a super gift for, say, a Chihuahua-loving friend :-).
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
From Barbara Schriber Designs, these handmade crowns and trinket boxes are irresistibly fun.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I subscribe to Newsweek, which sometime in the past few months changed both its format and its typeface throughout the magazine, though I'm not sure that they fooled with the very familiar cover font. Maybe. All I know is that it changed the character of the magazine (I felt like a fogey for disliking it for as long as I did) and made it feel less serious.
I do like the new typeface but I suppose I don't like change that radical, that quickly. At least not when I didn't initiate it!
Friday, September 4, 2009
ishandchi: Aussie creative Vivian shares her spot-on eye for design and color, both her own and that of others. She lives in Sydney in a cottage she's named "Betty", and derives inspiration from "blogs, interior magazines, fashion photography, the sixties, fabrics and Japanese art." The fact that she's named her house "Betty" is such a tickle. Oh, and her etsy store? Loving it like lemonade on a hot afternoon.
Vintage Chandelier - Pink
8" x 10" Archival Paper Print
happy loves rosie: I didn't see a single thing on this hap-hap-happy site that I didn't love, starting with the cheery masthead. It's a busy site, but I like busy. It's full of red, which I think is fast becoming my favorite color. It's got lots of nods to fun, colorful vintage images (especially women's and home magazines). It's just downright exuberant, maybe even over the top, but in a totally charming way. Happy Loves Rosie puts me in mind of all things Cath (Kidston), which is never, ever a bad thing. Do you want a brand new blog or banner design? Happy does those too ... check it out.
brown button: Like a well-edited magazine. Drift from post to post, each one different but enough to make you stop and linger, though you want to follow the impulse to keep on turning pages! (Does anybody else do that with a new magazine or is it just me?) The pictures, the pictures, the pictures, oh the pictures! A real treat from yet another Aussie, who also runs a well-edited on-line shop full of delectable treasures like these plates from Netherlands-based Greengate:
Finally, this one's not a blog, but a flickr photostream worth exploring: Vintage Pleasure. I particularly liked her My Corners and Inspiration, Vintage Fabric and Vintage Magazine sets.
And now I've got to stop and consider the necessities of moving on with the rest of my day. Showering, tidying, returning e-mails, making a plan or two for the Labor Day weekend. As a car-less chick, I find it difficult to plan things too far afield, and of course many of my friends with families take off for the shore or the mountains for the last days of an all-too-short season. That funny feeling of having been left behind becomes less abstract and more tangible when these holiday weekends rear their head.
I'm afraid some of the oh-no-here-come-the-holidays blues are creeping in. (You too can worry yourself silly for fun and profit!) Maybe I'll see the indie "post-modern romance" 500 Days of Summer to take my mind off of it. If nothing else, the soundtrack includes some Regina Spektor, who is a talented charmer.
So today I put my cynical crystal ball in the back of the closet and forget it.
Happy Labor Day Weekend, everybody.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Well, for me they just got even cooler. Behold their "Barking Mad" wallpaper! All of their wallpapers are interesting, but for me as a dog fanatic this just takes the trophy. There's a neat close-up scan/view function at the site, so check it out ...
... and don't say I didn't tell you that this was Million Dollar Cute.