Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Trendy or Silly?

I keep seeing these plaid jackets and thinking how cute they are in a refined punk/grunge kind of way. Is this just a trend, or is this a coat I will be able to wear for a few years?From U.O.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Vintage Globes

I feel like I've posted on globes a lot in my 7 months of blogging (wow, that seems like a long time actually!). Here are some cute and really inexpensive ones from White Elephant Vintage whom I heard about from Shelterrific. They range from only $10 to $45. What pretty blues.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Yellow Mustard Comfy

This chair was listed under "Yellow mustard comfy" on Craigslist. I was doing a search for mid-century bedside tables, and came across this little guy. I saw it and it made me go "awww..." for some reason. The title made it sound like a cute little chair waiting to be adopted. Too bad it's so ugly. If you're in Chi-town and ready to adopt though, it's only $65!

Ok, back to studying...

Weekend Fun: Barely

I am peaking my head out for a moment after holing myself up in my apartment for a few days to study for my mid-terms. UGH. That, and I have a visitor who Nerms is not too fond of, so I've been interrupted quite frequently by hissing fights and surprise attacks. Can't we all just get along?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ditte Isager Photographer

Found this via This is Glamorous. I feel like these are dark and light versions of each other, and I can't figure out which one I like more. I love the placement of the three mirrors in the top image. From photographer Ditte Isager.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Jess Gonacha Pinecone Print

I just bought this print from Jess Gonacha (aka Treasuring). I've been eying her artwork for awhile now, and this one just seemed special to me :).Some of her new favorites of mine...

Money Can't Buy You Love

But it can buy you warmth, and I would love to have enough money to buy this! I can't wait to not be a student anymore, can you tell?From soia&kyo via Shiny Squirrel.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Domino Living Rooms

I can't believe that some people actually have living rooms that look like this from Domino. These look like show rooms for furniture stores or something. One day I will have a living room this colorful!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Luminaire Chicago

I had a major detour today trying to get to the South Side of Chicago that involved riding my bike for half an hour, and stopping at every L stop along the way to see if it was open. Ugh. But I did end up getting on the train right by this place Luminaire which I'm going to have to go into at some point. Their window displays are awesome too, with Philip Starcke and Eames chairs all stacked up together.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Weekend Fun: BYOP

My roommates and I had a Bring Your Own Pumpkin party this weekend. We had spiced apple cider, candy, cupcakes, Goose Island Harvest ale, baked pumpkin seeds, and apples and caramel dipping sauce. I set up the center piece for the table, which was pretty fun.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Patience Is a Virtue

At the beginning of the fall season I fell in love with this navy silk top from Banana Republic. But it was too expensive considering my new student's budget. I told myself, "just wait, it will go on sale in no time." And I waited...patiently. Until today when I walked in and it was marked down to $29.99. Yeah!!I'm going to wear navy and black tonight :o yes to a pumpkin carving party.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

CB2 Sale Stuff

This Marimekko print is on sale for under $35. I'm thinking it would make a great headboard! It's pretty large too. What do you think? Other items on sale include this brick bath rug for $15, and this fauxboix tote for under $30. I would totally carry that thing around. All from CB2 sale.

Eames Rocker Contest on DesignSponge

Grace at DesignSponge is holding a giveaway with Sparkability. I'm not sure if you have to be a mother or be decorating a nursery, but I'm gonna try for it anyways. I think a rocker could work well in a living room even, and would make a nice edition to my living room in fact. To replace this crazy guy with any color of the Eames rocker...Should I send these pictures in? Am I worthy of a cute chair? I've never showed you guys my living room before. Here it is. Not my favorite room ever but I don't have the time or money to do anything to it at the moment, which makes me sad. Pretty much all of the furniture was free if that makes it look any better :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New from SnapshotRadio

I just did a quick spin through my bookmarked flickr pages and re-visited Snapshotradio. I seriously want this girl to start a blog. Check out this before and after, what a great way to save space.And her inspiration board. Part of the board is an essay about birds nesting she wrote when she was 8, too funny.This bag is handmade.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


...these are on sale for $168, almost unheard of for Anthropologie boots! (But I think you have to be a size 6).

Colorful Fall

While I was out walking really early this morning I found these bright flowers peaking through in gardens. Makes me feel kind of like my mom, taking pictures of flowers, but they are pretty right?

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Happy Saturday

Oy this was a long week. I am so happy it's finally the weekend. I meant to post a happy weekend to everyone, but for now I'll leave it at happy Saturday! This one's definitely relaxing...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Sweating a Sweater

This sweater is so cute. I would love to know how to find it so that I could buy it! How do you find clothes on designers websites? I have no idea where to find Cheap Monday clothes. (from Designformankind)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


My ridiculously ugly bike has had a tire malfunction, so I'm in the market for a new bike. A helpful friend sent over a link on Craigslist to this little guy. Cute isn't she with her little basket?? I might pick it up on Sunday. It is an early Hannukah present from my friend, isn't that nice?

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Bree Bailey on Flickr

Sprayglue --> Wrong Distance --> Bree Bailey on Flickr.

That's how I arrived at these people, places, things and animals, all photographed in a simple, elegant, and again subdued and retro sort of way :)

Lori Pickert's Home via Cookie

Cookie Magazine writer/editor Joanna (A Cup of Jo) posted on this shoot done in a barn retreat in Illinois. Now Illinois ain't got much going on, except for Chicago of course, as far as I know, but this barn is beautiful. I am really getting into subdued colors and design that is translatable to any time period. I love the lack of modern appliances, and uncluttered look of the house.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Shopsin's General Store via Design Pumpa

A blog that has recently linked to me, Design Pumpa, has some interesting finds. It is written in Dutch perhaps? But I love looking at the photos. I found Shopsin's General Store through Design Pumpa. And they have these quirky items, and more. The website has an interesting design and layout as well.

I really love bad jokes with ridiculously obvious puns. These make me laugh.


One of my favorite people ever came to visit me this weekend and I'm feeling a little blue now that he's gone back to New York. Fitting for seeing this dress over on Shiny Squirrel from the Lanvin Spring show. Phew! What a dress.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Red for Fall

I am thinking red is the new color for fall, right? I can't get enough of it. I'm going to buy a red sweater, a red scarf, ad possibly one of these red bags. If I could find it, I'd buy the BB Dakota red flannel peacoat.
La redoute bag
BB Dakota coat
Red Groupie Bag
Urban Outfitters coat
Topshop shoes
Jcrew scarf

La Redoute Shoes for Cheap

For the first time ever I checked out something I found in the Lucky Breaks section of Lucky Magazine. Sadly, the really awesome tote I wanted (for $67.49) was not listed on the site. I did find some really cute cheap shoes though! From La Redoute, a French clothing store with some great stuff. If I did my currency conversion right, these shoes are all on sale for around $30!