Wednesday, December 15, 2010

holiday card 2010

Handmade holiday cards are a wonderful way to spread cheer.
In fact, I look forward to the painstaking process of
assembling dozens of family greetings for the holidays.
Each year evokes a new idea.
For 2010, I opted to do an 'ornament'.
Sneak a peek and happy holidays!


Organized and ready for production!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

red cord lamp


Love the simplicity of this modern lamp from cb2...
but the red cord is what makes is great!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

house+wears: light + lovely


Hang this Tom Dixon glass pendant in a room to give some
glam to your house. Wear this necklace
from Anthropologie to dress up a simple top.

Friday, November 5, 2010

barefoot contessa's kitchen + new cookbook

I've loved Ina Garten's (Barefoot Contessa) East Hampton barn kitchen
since I first saw it in her cookbook, "Back to Basics".
All that white + light! I can see myself hanging, cooking + entertaining
in that fabulous space.
I have all of her cookbooks, which include the latest my sister surprised me with,
I've already made the panko crusted salmon, yum!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

junie b. jones for halloween

Ruby chose to be Junie B. Jones for Halloween.
(a popular kindergarten + first grade book series)
As my daughter, she should know by now that some creativity
needs to go into it.
She selected one of her favorites, 'The Mushy Gushy Valentime',
and whaLA!...We put her IN the book.

Monday, October 25, 2010

jonathan adler



I was in Boston last weekend with my girlfriends and a trip
is never complete without a little shopping.
We hit Newbury Street and I finally checked out
Jonathan Adler in person.
Fun furniture and accessories in great colors!
Here's a sample of what caught my eye.

My girls and I out the night before.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

leg warmer trend

Leg warmers are back!
...but fortunately they've been updated since
the 'Flashdance' era.
Love these I found on the runway.

...then I had to try them myself.
Here they are updating my 4 year old ankle boots.
Very comfy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

HIPSTAMATIC app for iphone

My new favorite app is HIPSTAMATIC.
I love the bright colors + old school quality.
Today is the perfect fall day!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

fall porch scene


Here's my front porch embracing Fall...it helps that the sun is shining.
The Indian corn wreath makes it complete, a gift picked up at a local farm by my friend Paola.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

color collections: persimmon


Oh how I love the color orange for fall!
Mix in a little red and you've updated to persimmon!

1. Clementine Beads Fabric by Hable Construction, 2. PLY Print Blocks at Modernseed
3. Spring sunset out my father-in-law's window, Siesta Key, FL.,
4. Stella McCartney Ribbed Dress at Bergdorf Goodman,
5. Diane von Furstenberg Victoria Long Gloves at Bergdorf Goodman,
6. Marimekko Madison Bedding, Crate&Barrell, 7. Eames Rocker, Modernseed,
8. Martini Side Table by West Elm, 9. Laura Kirar L'Eau Commode by Baker Furniture,
10. Kate Spade Small Valerie at Kate Spade,
11. Westwood Tapestry Cushion by The Rug Company,
12. Bokja Swivel Stool at ABC Home,
13. Twirl Karolina by Kate Spade
14. Etro Paisley-Print Cashmere Cape at Neiman Marcus,
15. Big Heart by Fabulous Stationary

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

art displays

I love the tight-knit horizontal row of pictures
grouped over this desk.
When photos or any objects are displayed unconventionally, it's more interesting and has a stronger impact.
photo from Real Simple

This grouping works because each piece is simple
and they compliment each other.
I love the way they have it displayed to the floor.
photo from design*sponge

This wall is eye catching because of the
common subject matter and great colors.
photo from design*sponge

Saturday, October 2, 2010

design museum holon

The Iconic Design Museum Holon Building outside Tel Aviv is a public art museum in progress for the last 4 years. I love the different shades of red and beautiful steel ribbon-like facade!


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

fabulous photos

My friend Megan (Megan Mlakar Photography) is a great photographer!
She took these photos of our friend's brother's wedding in Chagrin Falls.
They belong in a magazine!

Monday, September 27, 2010

anna french bees


I've always loved this fun whimsical print called 'Bees' by Anna French.
In the top photo I used the fabric in a girl's bedroom on accent pillows. I've also incorporated in into baby blankets I've made as gifts.

Friday, September 24, 2010

soba with salmon + watercress

This recipe is healthy AND delicious!


INGREDIENTS
Serves 4.

6 ounces salmon fillet, skin removed
8 ounces soba noodles or other flavored pasta
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons minced chives
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups watercress

DIRECTIONS
In a straight-sided skillet over medium-low heat, bring 2 inches of water and a pinch of salt to a boil. Gently place salmon in water. Poach at a low simmer until cooked through, about 7 to 8 minutes. Remove and let cool; flake into large pieces.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add soba and cook until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water.
In a large bowl, toss soba with buttermilk, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, chives, and salt and pepper to taste. Add watercress and salmon, and gently combine. Serve or refrigerate until ready to eat.

From Whole Living magazine

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

inspirational interiors

This kitchen is fabulous!
It's light and airy, has a modern feel but yet it's classic.
I wouldn't get tired of it!
This great room is so inviting. It's calming but still has lots of color. The art work is also a great focal point.

Monday, September 20, 2010

keys please

Check out these awesome 2 foot tall keys!
You get the idea of scale in the top photo.
Sculpted out of hot glass by John Miller, they are on exhibit
Definitely worth checking out if you are at Eaton in Woodmere, Ohio.


Friday, September 17, 2010

smitten for kitten heels

My new metallic 'kitten buckle' mary janes from Amy's Shoes.
Also seen in Lucky Magazine!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

jewels + scarves

I love this combination of Chan Luu jewelry
I found in a Calypso ad.
While checking out Chan Luu, I found her lovely silk scarves.
Look at those colors!
(I've got to find a way to have one!)

...and of course it looks fabulous on Reese Witherspoon!

Monday, September 6, 2010

stitched invitations

One of my favorite creative projects...making cards.
Here are some of my recent invitations.

eames hang-it all

Accents of bright pink and red drew me to this space.
(shown in a photo from the former Domino magazine)
I love the clean simple walls and furniture with pops of color.
The most eye catching accessory that ties it all together
is the eames coat rack.
It's always been one of my favorites!

Here's the one I share with my daughter and our abundance of bags!
We got ours at Design Within Reach.