Saturday, December 17, 2011

west side market

Today we headed down to Cleveland's West Side Market.
Such an awesome place, I've vowed to get there more often.

Here I am, shopping away.
 Full of fine meats + seafood, fresh vegetables, baked goods, 
dairy, cheese products + even fresh flowers.
Check it out here.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

bright colors: inspired by kermit the frog

We just went to the new Muppet Movie.
I saw Kermit the Frog in a new light...for the great color combo he is!
Got neutral?
Add color!
Inspired by Kermit.

1.  Southampton Rug, Jonathan Adler
2.  Henri Matisse "La Gerbe"
3.  Letter Pillows, Jonathan Adler
4.  Boka Persimmon Table Lamp, Crate&Barrel
5.  Barrington Sofa, Crate&Barrel
6.  Red + Natural Zebra Pillow, Jonathan Adler
7.  Esme Bruno Table, Crate&Barrel
8.  Adele Barrel Chair, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
9.  Moroccan Pouf, Jonathan Adler
10.  Olin Rug, Crate&Barrel
11.  Gava Vase, Crate&Barrel
12. Bromley Rug, Crate&Barrel
13.  Curvee Shelf, House Eclectic
14.  Round Lacquered Boxes, The Container Store
15.  Warhol Untitled 1954, Room&Board 
16.  Slim Desk Lamp, Crate&Barrel
17.  Pink Lemon Pillow, Jonathan Adler
18.  Parsons Twin Bed, Room&Board
19.  Marimekko Unikko Red + White Pillow, Crate&Barrel
20.  Chevron Throw, Jonathan Adler
21.  Eames Molded Plastic Rocker, Design Within Reach
22.  Moroccan Leather Pouf, Serena & Lily

Friday, November 25, 2011

color collections: black (FRIDAY)

World Map Pillow, Ferm
Industrial Pendant, West Elm
Hadley Bench, Oly
ipad 2, apple
Women's Merino Sweater Coat, Patagonia
Reindeer Doormat, West Elm
Stuart Weitzman 'Mainline' boot, Nordstrom
Zig Zag Rug, West Elm

Sunday, November 6, 2011

turn back the clocks

Daylight savings is here.
What will you do with your extra hour?

Primary Clock by David Weatherhead + GOODD, Thorsten Van Elten
Nelson Ball Clock, Design Within Reach
Wall Clock Green Apple Tree Recycled Book, Etsy
Alessi Fratelli Campana Blow Up Wall Clock, All Modern
New Happy Hot Dog Doxie Dachshund USA Wall Clock, Etsy

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

joelledesign: orange doors

joelledesign: orange doors: Inspired by pumpkins. Love this door edge detail... I'm going to use this somewhere! photo sources: Houzz , decorpa...

orange doors

Inspired by pumpkins.

Love this door edge detail...
 I'm going to use this somewhere!

photo sources: Houzz, decorpad, Martha Stewartatticmag

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

zig zag day

take a zig zag day

no plans.
no cell.
just go...
see where it takes you.

After an afternoon of viewing the latest + greatest in interior design 
at the Ohio Design Centre's Fall Market Day, 
what inspired me most came from NY Designer Lori Weitzner.
Her presentation "The Preservation of Passion" reminds
us to always be on a quest for new resources + inspiration,
and open ourselves to opportunity.

Monday, September 19, 2011

color collection: navy + neutral

Fall is here...turn Navy + White into
Navy +'s a classic!

1. Tivoli Model One Radio, Tivoli
2. Woven Veneer Pendant, West Elm
3. Piano Player's Wooden Stool, Wisteria
4. Stamen Pendant, Design Within Reach
5. Nelson Ball Clock, Design Within Reach
6. Zig Zag Throw, Jonathan Adler
7. Knitted Basket, Ferm
8. Richard's Tall Coffee Table, Restoration Hardware
9. Bill Sofield Mustique Sedan Chair, Baker, Knapp + Tubbs
10. Pure Forward Sofa, ABC Carpet + Home
11. Allegra Hicks Flower Pillows, West Elm
12. Celeste Natural Shag Rug, Crate&Barrel
13. Hammered Metal Table, Serena & Lily
14. Turned-Leg Dhurrie Ottoman, West Elm

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

missoni at target...going going gone!

My Missoni purchases this morning.

It's been on my calendar for weeks....I even had my phone alarm set to remind myself...
Missoni for Target premieres September 13!
As you read this the stores are pretty much picked over.
Target's web site crashed.
I thought I was so smart arriving at 9:15.
I walked in to a view of mostly empty racks with a dangling skirt, 
few silky tops and an extra large shift dress.
So I browse through the store hoping to secure some home goods.
Still very picked over but I find a few things.
Then score!
My friend sends me a text across the store
that the dressing rooms are full of early shopper rejects!

I did pretty well...
Now I have to figure what I can allow myself to keep.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

remembering september 11

My holiday card from 2001, post September 11.

God Bless America, land that I love.
stand beside her and guide her
through the night with the light from above.
from the mountains to the prairies to the oceans white with foam.
God Bless America, my home sweet home.

Monday, August 29, 2011

chocoholic torte

I made this torte for our neighborhood party
last Friday and it was a hit!
I thought I'd share the recipe.
Good for 12 people

12 oz chocolate (8 oz semi sweet + 4 oz bittersweet, I use ghirardelli)
2 T cocoa powder (ghirardelli again)
1 1/2 t cinnamon
1 t espresso powder
5 T flour
5 eggs
1 1/4 c sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter (1 c)
for top: powdered sugar, raspberries

10" springform pan w/removable bottom

1. butter + flour pan
2. set oven to 375
3. melt + stir butter + chocolate together over double boiler
until melted + smooth
4. beat eggs + sugar in mixer until it starts to thicken
5. add remaining dry ingredients to mixer + fold in slowly
6. slowly fold in melted chocolate to mixture so eggs don't curdle
7. pour into pan + bake approx. 30 + min. (check w/toothpick frequently after 25 min.
8. cool on rack
9. sprinkle top w/powdered sugar + serve with raspberries

Monday, August 15, 2011

rebecca taylor faux fur jacket

This jacket is the first to inspire me for Fall!
I would wear it with everything.

What a great look!

Friday, August 5, 2011

riotous fashion + form

Over-the-top ruffles as seen in one of my
all-time favorite shows, 'Sex in the City'.
Here Carrie Bradshaw in Paris!

Love this room, so simple but made whimsical + soft
with ruffle bedding + fun pillows.

Some ruffle inspirations I've gathered,
from Valentino to Urban Outfitters to Patagonia. See links below.
I love all the blush, cream + gray tones recently found in fashion...

...and the home

1. Ruffle Necklace by Maneggi at Etsy
2. Valentino Glam Stones Frame Clutch, see on Fashion Handbags New
3. Badgley Mischka "Randee" High Hell Ruffle Flower Sandals, Bloomingdales
4.Lora Paolo ruffled hoop earrings, Bloomingdales
5. Born Crown 'Ambrosia' Flat, Nordstrom
6. Pelage Jacket, Patagonia
7. Ruffle Layer Dress + Chino Ruffle Jacket, Crewcuts
8. Jessica Simpson Girls Slip on Boot, Macy's
9. Piazza Knit Dress, Garnet Hill
10. Worlds Away Capiz Lotus Pendant, Candelabra
11. Waterfall Ruffle Curtain, Urban Outfitters
12. Scallop Edge Mirror, Wisteria
13. Fringe Linen Pot Holder, Wisteria
14. Bone Photo Frame, Wisteria
15. Waterfall Ruffle Duvet, Urban Outfitters
16. Mixed Media Shag Rug, Urban Outfitters

Let's not forget what is does for dessert!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

house+wears: colorblock

It's great to use art for a pop of color
in your house + wear brights to celebrate summer.
This colorblock Lilly Pulitzer Bowen dress looks like it's
inspired by Mark Rothko's 'White Center' painting.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

our lovely soiree 8 years today

8 years ago today I was getting ready
for our wedding on Martha's Vineyard.

Place cards strung on a clothes line.

The perfect casual beach house.

Invitations edged in sand.

Save-the-date packets making it easy
for guests to make arrangements.

6 years of working in a florist pays off,
I made my own centerpieces.

Our perfect bridal party: my sister + Pete's 3 kids.

This photo was used in a 'Destination Weddings'
article in Cape Cod Life.

Pete + his girls.

My nephew Jack, our ring bearer

The night was perfect!
We still talk about it.