Saturday, February 26, 2011

color my weekend

The weather forecasters said we were getting snow this weekend. "Snowstorm picks up speed, bears down on Bay Area" was one of the headlines on Thursday. First time since 1976 they touted.

The kids were psyched. Hell, I was psyched. So, I did what every other person expecting snow at their home for the first time would do. I stocked up the fridge, filled up the gas tank, bought some new jewelry supplies (I can throw that in so that I have an excuse right?), cleaned the backyard of dog poop (no brown snowballs!), and covered the pool. And then, we waited. And waited. And waited. First, buckets of rain. Then? 55 and sunny. For two. Days. Straight.

So, here I sit. No snow. But a passion for color. The great antithesis.  

At least one of these items is definitely coming to our house. If the mailman can deliver through all that powder...

1. colorku game from the moma
it's like sudoku. but colorful. and coffee table worthy.
2. pantone mugs from uncommon goods
because you never know what kind of day it's going to be.
3. regatta stripe towels from garnet hill.
one of each please. just as shown.
4. patterns and colors washi tape from the moma
so cute you just might wrap empty boxes.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

shoe envy

So... I'm planning on renovating our pitifully small master bath and reorganizing the cupboard size closet that currently holds 15 years worth of unworn clothing this Spring. On a budget of well, next to nothing. It's going to be one of those DIY, hire a handyman or call dad for the rough stuff remodels. But damn is it nice to have inspiration like this! What I would do for a shoe wall. This one belongs to Jane Keltner De Valle and the photos are courtesy of The Coveteur.  Heck, my entire closet isn't even as big as this wall. 

And then there are the shoes...

Monday, February 21, 2011

deluna kids

I suppose we'll be seeing a lot more of Deluna Kids since they were featured on Gwyneth's blog GOOP this weekend.  And that's a good thing!  These are just a few of my favorites but it's all pretty darn cute. Everything is made by hand in the UK. By a mom. How cool is that?

Friday, February 18, 2011

fabulous friday. (finally!)

As we close this week, I look back to remember a few of my favorite things. Here's to a lovely long weekend and another pretty little week just around the bend.

Seen out and around...
A creative playroom and an extraordinary set of drawers on ohdeedoh.
Serious furniture envy going on here.

 Confetti gift wrap on Oh Happy Day courtesy of tokketok.

Seen in the shop...

New waxed cotton cords expedited and headed my way.  New creations coming next week inspired by these:
fatboy bean bags

And last, but certainly not least, seen at home...
My darling Zuzu at a "superhero training" birthday party.  Cutest idea ever. Entirely homemade. Masks, capes, wrist guards, food & games. I couldn't have done it better myself. Nor do I think I would have tried!

My sweet boy knowing exactly what to say, at exactly the right time.  I'm convinced.  I'm the luckiest mama around.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

an artful tuesday.

Is it a door? Or is it art? Or is it both? 
I'm voting for both.
Because anyone with a Dr. Seuss quote on their Master Bathroom door is ok in my book.

I still have our Thankful Tree up by the front door.  We made it for Thanksgiving.  It's now February (in case you also live in Northern California and seem to be also stumped by the 72 and sunny weather).  It's just so darn pretty I haven't been able to take it down.  But now I'm thinking maybe I can transform it.  To a photograph / kid's art project / awards tree?  Creepy or cute?  Art or excess?
I'll keep you posted!

All photographs courtesy of Houzz.


Friday, February 4, 2011

a pretty little friday...

Designer Kelly Wearstler and her new blog, My Vibe My Life.
Seen first here.

Negative Space Wedge by Anthro.

Rustic wire basket by 5 Gardenias on Etsy.

Feeling blessed and inspired by so many little things. 
And now I'm off.
To enjoy my pretty little weekend.
I hope you will do the same.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

sass & bide

love the styling by sass & bide. simple. chic. organic. sexy.
almost makes me want to pay $250 for a pair of beat up denim shorts. 
in the middle of winter.

and the t-shirt merchandising? I want to know who came up with the idea to tape them down with duct tape. talk about thinking out of the box. and making it work. big time.

putting on the ritz

Our bling ring was featured in this lovely treasury today. 
Thank you wee bit!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

we {heart} hearts!

skivvy's & tees by small threads

heart shaped tea bags by martha stewart

crayon hearts by martha stewart

heart shaped soaps by martha stewart

heart sachet by amazing moms

love juice by tatertots and jello

make it, buy it, give it or get it.
but there's no denying it.
valentine's day is coming soon...