flowing and fluttering lanvin

February 25, 2011


i think if i had any of these amazing dresses by lanvin,
i would just walk. everywhere. all day long.


my secret heirloom garden

February 24, 2011

this is the year that my garden will be lush with heirloom vegetables.

to be specific:
christmas pole lima beans
broccoli calabrese
tonda di parigi carrot
lemon cucumber
louisiana long green eggplant
mervielle des quatre saisons lettuce
ananas d’amerique a chair verte melon
chervena chujski peppers
rouge vif d’etampes pumpkin
viroflay spinach
cocozella di napoli squash
cherokee purple tomato


jealous? don’t be!
you can order the seed packs from terrain too!

a familiar orange octopus

February 13, 2011

when i saw this illustration by amber alexander, i recognized the octopus immediately!  you can’t tell me that it’s not the same one i had the pleasure of meeting at the oregon aquarium back in september.
it simply must be the same one.
no question about it.


check out more work by amber alexander.

cherri house, quilter

February 4, 2011

yesterday i posted about a woman, fred shand, who created quilts with a very organic feel to them. non-traditional.

i thought it would be fun to post about the opposite. cherri house is a well known quilter who has written a variety of books, one of which is city quilts, where she takes her inspiration from the city. sometimes when you are walking in and around and through a city, you can forget to stop and admire just how amazing it can be.

cherri has managed to do that, and then put it in a quilt, go figure.


cherri house, city quilts.

fred shand, quilter

February 3, 2011

just the other day i was talking to a friend who quilts, and she mentioned that she is growing a little tired of her regular angular designs and expressed her desire to explore some more organic, free form shapes.  i, myself have never done any sort of quilting, but i can really appreciate all the work that goes into each one.  i know it’s no simple task… people spend months on a quilt, sometimes years.

a few days after speaking with my friend, i saw these by fred shand, an english artist that anthropologie is featuring.  definitely not your typical quilter, she uses a variety of methods from silk-screening to painting to sewing and quilting in order to make each one-of-a-kind piece.


fred shand.

alan, steven sp.11

February 1, 2011












so, i’m not quite sure whether steven alan has been looking at my wardrobe for inspiration for his new spring line…

…or maybe it’s that he knows what i want my wardrobe to look like and used that as inspiration for his new spring line.

either way, i think he’s following me.



February 1, 2011

anthropologie is finally unveiling it’s bridal line, bhldn, on february fourteenth.

as my soon-to-be-wed-in-the-process-of-planning-her-wedding friend jeanne put it, “ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh snap”.

hopefully following the footsteps of jcrew, i think it might be a great asset to help keep down the what can be over-the-moon costs of weddings these days.
however, i guess we won’t know until valentine’s day.