Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Ohhh I cannot get enough of this delightful color combination. It’s monopolizing my Pinterest page like Bieber on a Tiger Beat cover. Of course, this is better. Minty green paired with blush pink reminds me of a big bowl of peppermint ice cream. It works in fashion, interiors, and graphic design. And as you can see, when paired with other bold or dark colors – black is always a safe bet – it avoids looking like the inside of a nursery. Don’t believe me? Check out the beautifulness that is the Peppermint Bliss blog, designed by yours truly for my girl, B.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
…my super cool vintage medicine cabinet! Gosh, I bought this thing at an antique store in Richmond two… three years ago. Maybe. Doesn’t matter. And it sat in a box in my mom’s basement with a bunch of other items I’d forgotten about. Then this past winter, as you may recall, my mom moved. Which meant I had to sort through those boxes and take most of them to live with me at my apartment. Translation: a lot of precious memories got thrown away. Translation: Stuff I thought was a precious memory but was actually crap, just like my mom said it was, got thrown away. Touche, mom. Translation: Listen to your mother. Moving on… I found this charming guy and thought how I could put him to use instead of hiding him away for a few more years. So I threw two nails into the wall above the latrine, plopped it up there, and tada! Extra bathroom storage! Which all of us apartment-dwellers know is a luxury.
p.s. West Elm, my hand towels and bath mat are really starting to look desperate. Please re-continue this line so I can buy new, fluffy, unfaded linens.
*Note: the mirrors above the sink are also a medicine cabinet. But it’s untidy contents are staying hidden from your eyes for now.
Monday, April 25, 2011
‘Serts are what I call desserts.
Tre-tre’s are entrees.
I call sandwiches sammies, sandoozles, or adamsandlers.
Air conditioners are cool blasterz with a “z.” I don’t know where that came from.
I call cakes big ole’ cookies.
I call noodles long-ass rice.
Fried chicken is fry-fry chicky-chick.
Chicken parm is chicky-chicky parm-parm.
Chicken cacciatore… chicky catch.
I call eggs pre-birds… or future birds.
Root beer is super water.
Tortillas are bean blankies.
And I call forks food rakes.
– Tom Haverford’s food slang from Parks and Recreation
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
We all know that buying groups of 2 or more chairs for a dining table can cost a small fortune. But every once in a while, a chair comes along that you fall in love with, a la the hot pink Thonet chair from Friday’s Fashion vs Furnishings. And you want more than anything for one of those beautiful, four-legged creatures to come live at your house. But, as I saw from several of your comments on Friday’s post, you might be unsure of how to utilize a single chair all by its lonesome. Above are several examples of how a chair can stand alone: as seating in an entryway, as a nightstand next to your bed, as a desk chair, around a table with other mismatched chairs, or in the bathroom where it can hold towels or toiletries next to the tub. Proving that one isn’t always the loneliest number, but rather quite a practical one.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011