Thursday, September 30, 2010

craving some [eye]candy

There's not much I can say, just show. Sheila, over at compiled a nice little list of hot male celebs. Here, I share a few of my faves (in no particular order) from her list. Enjoy.

Hugh Jackman Robert Downey, Jr.
Johnny Depp Daniel Craig
Gael Garcia Bernal Christian Bale

You can see the full list here. Do you have a favorite cele-hottie? Or is your fave sexy man not a celeb? Do tell.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

shoes, shoes, shoes!

Ok, you know women and shoes... at least most women I know, young or old, are obsessed. With NY Fashion Week done with, I jumped on over to to view a recap of the shoes that went down the runway. Here are a few that I'd sooo wear–if I could afford them. Ha!

Vena Cava
Prabal Gurung
Marc Jacobs
Alexander Wang
Derek Lam
3.1 Phillip Lam
Rag & Bone

Did you see anything you like? There definitely is a trend on chunky, wedge-y shoes. I loves them.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

things i didn't know i wanted

Today I'm sharing random things I've come across that are cute, unusual, bizarre.

How many times have you wished there was a dislike button on Facebook? I know I wish for it 10 times a day. Well, here's the next best thing. This cool stamp (and it's regular "Like" counterpart) are available here.

I want these blocks. Mind you, I have babies no more, but aren't they awesome. Not your typical alphabet. Very design-y ;)

What do you think of these containers. They're oil drizzlers to be exact. I don't think you can use these for anthing other than liquids. They are from this site.

And if I had chickens, I would want to keep them in this nice and fancy (and green!) coop. Actually, chickens or no chickens, I would love to have this in the yard. The kiddies would love an egg-shaped playhouse. Ha! You can find out more via this site.

And just because its Tuesday, here is a tune I ♥ ♥ ♥:

Monday, September 27, 2010

rockin' rain boots

Today it rained pretty much all day here in Cincy. But I totally welcomed the cooler weather! Anyway, I pulled out some old rain boots I have (some Burberry knockoffs I got on Canal Street years ago) and decided I really need to invest in cute, new rain stuff.

I don't really like the classic Hunter wellies (as they say in Britain). If I must do Hunter, I'd pick these lovely wedge rain boots. I love heels. Flat is not my preference. But is it practical? Who knows...

I found all these here. Aren't they FUN?!?! I think my friend Catherine would love the nice green cowboy-looking ones. She's from Texas and proud of it!

I also need an umbrella. But I guess I'll explore that some other time. In the meantime, I welcome any recommends. xoxo

Friday, September 24, 2010

freaky friday

Nothing is deliciously freaky like trompe l'oeil. Here is the work of British artist Charlotte Mann. Isn't she amazing?

She works at scale (life size) and creates rooms and rooms of amazing scenes on pure white walls (and floors!) with just a big fat black marker!

You can see more of her work on her site here. Are you going to get out your sharpie this weekend and get freaky with your walls?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

art for art's sake. get inspired!

Art House Co-op is this great organization that creates art projects that anyone (anywhere in the world) can participate in. You may have heard about the Sketchbook project where you fill up a sketchbook about a given topic and submit it to be shown at a real, touring gallery exhibit.

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

Check out all the other great projects the Art House Co-op has. Some have a fee to participate (but you get the supplies, for some), but others are free or just online. A great one going on right now is the Pockets project where you submit things, usually random, that are found in your pockets or purses.
"We all carry excess baggage with us everyday: keys to forgotten locks, expired chewing gum, intimidating balls of lint. These freeloading objects take our pockets, purses, and bags for granted, weighing us down and holding us back."  (from arthouse co-op site)

These projects are pretty cool. Makes me want to create. Are you inspired? Will you participate in any of these? Let me know if you do. I will do the same :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

owl-solutely craving...


I was wondering how, in a matter of months, I managed to amass a bunch of owl stuff. But one look around and it's hard to miss all the cute owl-y things -- everywhere. From key chains to wallets to rings and necklaces, there is a lot to love.

top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right

Let me see, I have 2 rings, 4 necklaces and one coin purse. And this lovable teeny figurine.

What are you into lately? Or are you a lifetime collector of something?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

tuesday?... tunes!

 Lately I've been listening to a lot of Bat for Lashes. I especially love the song B4L did with Beck for the Eclipse soundtrack. (That song is "Let's get Lost".) Check out the video for "Daniel" - one of my fav.

Did you see Florence and the Machine at the VMAs. She, also, has such a great voice. I guess you can figure out by these that I enjoy ethereal, feminine vocals. I do have a rougher, darker side too.... which I will disclose some other time. Ha ha ha ha ha (think wicked laugh).

What's in your iPod right now? Are your musical tastes all over the place or are you happy with a certain genre?

Monday, September 20, 2010

paper paradise

I write on paper, draw on paper, print on paper, clean with paper, recycle paper, wrap with paper, but I've yet to make art with paper ALONE. As a graphic designer, what I usually create/design with pixels on the screen, this man makes with paper (and patience!). I love it. Meet Owen Gildersleeve. He rocks.

Origami is paper sculpture, but this is something wholly different. Isn't he amazing?
Creating is beautiful.

Friday, September 17, 2010

there is hope... print is not dead!

Just when I thought the Kindles and Nooks of the world were killing the printed page, and with many magazines going out of business (i.e. Gourmet, sniff-sniff), I am happy about Anthology.

Print Is Not Dead from Anthology Magazine on Vimeo.
Anthology Magazine is...
"A new quarterly shelter and lifestyle print magazine that takes a narrative approach to its coverage of home décor, travel, design, entertaining, and culture. We envision the magazine as a collection of stories shared with readers."
It debuts soon but in the meantime, you can find out more and get a sneak peek here. Do you have hope? Please say yes! (I still haven't totally given up on my dream of owning a bookshop some day.)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

i ♥ poketo

I first saw Poketo stuff at Target. It was love at first sight. Do you blame me?! Just look...

After further investigation, I realized that there is no need for a Christmas list for me. Nope, all anyone has to do is visit the Poketo site and they can buy anything there and I will be one happy camper.

These "diamond" rings are only about $12 but they have a real silver one for $140. Luckily, I'm just fine with plastic :)

And check this out: a Capsule Letter. You write a little love note, stash it in the capsule and casually slip it to your favorite person! (I wonder if one can then swallow it to truly keep it secret forever, ha!) What's your favorite Poketo item? You can see more amazingness on their site here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

yarn bombing - have you heard?

Is it graffiti or is it art? Good question. Isn't graffiti art? It depends on who you ask. Yarn bombing, according to Wikipedia, is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk.


Yarn bombers are busy at work all over the world. Phone booths in London are red no more. A VW Beatle has been entirely covered in Australia. Flickr abounds with demonstrations of this interestingly rebellious act.


I think it rocks. And as a happy hooker, I want to participate. I think I'll start around my neighborhood. (See the link, it's not what you think, lol).

Magda Sayeg is a true artist. The Austin resident has had her "bombs" commissioned as art installations all over the world. Above is some of her work. You can find out more about Magda here, and about yarn bombing, here. What do you think, is it art or not?