Thursday, July 31, 2008

the sartorialist

If you have even the slightest interest in fashion you must give this blog a whirl. Fabulous street fashion photos posted daily by Scott Schuman on The Sartorialist. His vision, photography and fashion sense is consistently remarkable & truly inspirational.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

cute cute

From courtney courtney on etsy. She combines recycled and new fabrics together to create kitchy t-shirt dresses for kids. Most are one of a kind.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

lights out

Loving my new lanterns that I blogged about here. They are portable and rechargable. Plan on using them inside, outside & in case of emergency. Tonight they are settling in on the dining room table.

trash talkin'

I received a very passionate comment this morning regarding last night's post. So passionate, that I feel compelled to share some of the details.

Now, I am certainly no expert on hair ties, I was simply directing my readers to a product that I found new and exciting. There appears, however, to be some controversy regarding the original owner of the design and it seems that I have offended someone by promoting last night's brand. I do apologize, that was clearly never my intention.

Upon advisement, I clicked on over to Trash Ties and, while I have absolutely no legal expertise whatsoever, it does appear that Heather Bailey owns the patent to the invention. Even better still, she also has a great blog and a keen eye for all things pretty.

I still adore the concept of these nifty hair ties and I hope that all parties involved settle things fairly real soon.

Monday, July 28, 2008


How fun do these look? Found on cool mom picks & sold by knotheads. Available in two sizes & a small assortment of colors with a collection of head shots for inspiration.

this shirt saved a life

Cookie Magazine's daily find
, a simple t-shirt by Tiny Revolutionary. Or not so simple. Of the $38.00 cost, $20.00 is donated directly to Africa Aid to fund a child's lunch for an entire year. Available in adult sizes as well.

real simple

Noticed the Magnetter mail & key solution by Umbra in the August Real Simple Magazine. After visiting the Umbra website I stumbled on a few more neat finds shown above including the flybrary bookshelf, the pulp bulletin board, and the wallflower wall decor.

Friday, July 25, 2008

a mad tea (towel) party

Found this on the decor8 blog tonight. The Nicolas Gallery in downtown Cincinnati asked 25 artists to create a unique work of art on a tea towel. What a clever idea which made for what looks like quite a fascinating show. You can see more images from the show here.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

pretty paper

Images from tiny prints. In addition to a modern selection of cards & invitations they now offer DwellStudio Stationary as well.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

playing house

We just spent about an hour putting together one of these doll houses made by Plan Toys and purchased at Goodnite Moon. It was definitely not fun assembling but it was well worth it. It's perfectly styled for our sophisticated two-year old. So stylish, in fact, that I almost want to play with it myself. Unfortunately I didn't realize that the dolls were not included in the "chalet dollhouse with furniture". I revisited the Plan Toys website to see how I could have been so dense and under the dollhouse, accompanying the following image of the dolls, they say, and I quote, "add more fun". Um, yeah?! Nevertheless, this house it's already a hit in ours.

Monday, July 21, 2008

back to school

Mini Boden never seems to let me down. Just when I think I've had enough they prove me wrong. The Autumn collection has arrived and (while I do wish they hadn't shot every model directly into the sun) it offers a fresh twist without straying from the quality and casual style they represent. Love how they mix and match prints, colors & fabrics with ease, almost like a kid would. Who knows, maybe THAT's their secret.

bath toy roundup

The bath "toy store" by Kuster. Four color combinations. Set includes two buckets. The smaller scoops up toys and allows water to drain out the bottom. The larger holds the smaller. Drainage may not be quite as efficient as the mesh nets we have suctioned cupped to the shower wall (when they are not falling down) but these colorful vessels are certainly easier on the eyes. Seen on Cool Mom Picks and available from Bare Babies.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

not your grandmother's wallpaper...

or is it?

Fabulous silhouettes on vintage wallpaper patterns by Inke Heiland and available at Nonchalant Mom.