4.20.2009

a lady of modern means and a vintage heart

my lovely friend, l., who also happens to be a design goddess, is making me a pair of silhouettes for my new apartment. we were searching for appropriate oval frames for said silhouettes, when i came upon this showroom in l.a.: woodson and rummerfield's house of design

i fell in love and think they hit the nail on my head with this style--many of these rooms incorporate hunter chic and the vintagey-look. they call it "modage"--modern & vintage. i am trying to figure out a way to make my walls look like they do in any of these rooms. i love the color schemes, too:

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4.09.2009

Only In Dreams

by now, you've probably heard about the themed hotel trend. there's the one in the converted jail, the one underwater, and the one made out of ice, etc. BUT, as of 2007, there has been a particularly peculiar one on the scene: Propeller Island City Lodge in Berlin. now, i understand the idea of turning lodging into an art form, but does it really make people want to stay there? take a look at some pictures of the rooms, and you be the judge.

welcome to our hotel. perhaps you like to try our floating bed room:
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or maybe the great escape?:
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no, not interested? do you like thinking you're upside down when you sleep?:
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perhaps coffins would suit you better?:
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or maybe a mine shaft-like experience would be your preference?:
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4.08.2009

mistakes on a celebrity scale

can we talk about this?:

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mandy moore and ryan adams get married? i'm shocked, SHOCKED! also, what is with that hair?

everything's better in mini

two of my co-workers had babies within the past month. one of them brought her new pup by the office friday, which spread baby fever among the office ladies. for her baby shower gift, i purchased a winnie the pooh "starter kit" from target without giving much thought to it...

but then, the other day, i passed by the window of janie & jack, a children's clothing store that can be found in your local upscale mall. some of the pieces caught my eye, which got me thinking about baby couture. i used to assume that you dressed babies in whatever was the easiest to wash, but i've become increasingly interested in stylin' spawn. so, while i am not looking into fertilizing these eggs anytime soon, i am interested in the concept of my children in my head and how i might dress my little dolls.

ladies and gentlemen, the year 2030:

julian will rock ralph lauren:
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bowtie. definitely.

jane will look smashing in this smock dress by janie & jack and best & co. vintage cashmere cardigan:

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edgar will eat your heart out in this hartford cardigan and Dolce and Gabbana loafers:

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simone will be tickled in this tammy donohoe baby-sized jacket and stuffed elephant ensemble:
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lastly, cecile will be phenomenal in this phillip lim coat, dress, and stockings:

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...and let's not forget the family dog, sir thomas paddingforth, in his tartan vest:
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(note: now that i've written this entry, i'm kind of freaked out about how well i actually have this all planned.)