Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy {Sparkly} 4th

I'm taking off for Vermont for this lovely holiday weekend and I can't be more excited to be back in the north east (not to mention be in one of my best friend's weddings!). Here are some of the colors of independence day in forms that make me smile. I hope you all have a wonderful red, white, and blue [and sparkly] weekend!


Images via, Pintrest, and Atlantic Pacific blog.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Feeling the need for a little adventure

I've been looking over my calendar and seeing what the summer has in store for me and I couldn't be more excited. I hope you all have a little adventure planed for yourselves as well.

Monday, June 13, 2011


A black fruit + red lips kind of monday...

image via wit+delight

Time for salad..

I think I look at this article from The New York times, that I found a few years back, at least once a summer when it gets to be about a hundred degrees outside - not kidding - for those of us in Austin. 101 Simple Salads for the Season has so many (one hundred and one, to be exact) awesome salad ides so that you can limit your time in a hot kitchen and use fresh ingredients you may pick up from your local farmers market! Check it out, and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

PS1 MOMA :: Young Architects Competition

This years winner for the PS1 Young Architects Program competition are a Brooklyn based design studio, Interboro Partners. Their design for this years installation is clean and simple and actually quite elegant. Having seen many of the summer installations, in person, this is one I am sad to miss. The installation, named Holding Pattern, will feature a twisted rope canopy stretched over the courtyard. I enjoy how it's a bit more interactive from the dance floor for the Warm Up Parties where the people can enjoy the summer music series and the art at the same time. Take a look below for images of what PS1 will turn into for the next few summer months (opening this June).

Images via Dezeen magazine 

Take me Away :: Ace Hotel

Every now and then I will see a hotel design that makes me want to to go vacation JUST to be able to stay in the hotel - Luckily the Ace Hotel's are also located in a few great cities across the US. Check them out and tell me you don't want to visit Palm Springs just to hang out in that hammock.

New York.


Palm Springs.

{I should also mention I love their website design.}


Sometimes people can steal the words right out of your mouth. Sometimes someone else can simply say it better...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pen Pals

I have few friends spread all over the country and a few more moving away for the next 7 months or so on residency programs. As much as I miss them all, I find comfort in knowing I am an exceptionally diligent pen pal. For keeping in touch, I am gushing over some of these lovely correspondence cards from Rifle Paper Co.. I can't wait to send these to my friends, full of my written word, to keep them up on the news!

Flower Love :: Bornay

Very beautiful and unique flower design from Bornay out of Barcelona, Spain...