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July Jul 2108:43 am CDT
I love Ralph Lauren. Love him even more after seeing the wedding dress he designed for his daughter, Dylan Lauren. Awesome.
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October Oct 2007:06 am CDT
I almost can’t stand how cute these mittens are. Whether you’re hailing a cab or directing traffic, these mittens just take the cake! I love product design and I’m always fascinated with ways to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary. They also have a really cute pair that says “Hi” on one hand and “5″ on the other. I’m giddy.
On a side note, recently, I’ve been very impressed by the direction of the Kate Spade empire. Bye bye nylon bags and hello to a completely revamped and chic lifestyle brand! I love their blend of colorful but classic styles this season. If you don’t have a ton of cash lying around, Kate Spade has affordable accessories to add that extra punch to your wardrobe.
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October Oct 1908:33 am CDT
Tea time is a ritual I take part in every day. I love having a moment to myself to just relax and enjoy a break in the middle of a usually busy day. This eco-friendly reusable cup just brings a smile to my face. The pattern reminds me of all the blue delft I bought while in Amsterdam earlier this year. The cup also brings back memories of “high tea” from my visit to London last winter. I looked forward to warm tea, scones and resting those weary legs after a long day of sightseeing. So glad tea drinkers can accessorize (and be environmentally conscious) just like the coffee drinker next to them. Can’t wait to add this to my Christmas list.
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October Oct 1310:41 am CDT
In a world of e-mails, texting and chat, the art of the handwritten letter faces near extinction. I write at least a couple of letters or cards or a week. There’s nothing better than to receive a lovely note in a pile of mail that usually consists of bills and junk mailers. I obsessively design and collect stationery. I have more pens, papers, card stock, and embossers than anyone I know. My shoe collection is jealous of my stationery collection — that’s saying a lot!
Besides practicing beautiful penmanship and modern calligraphy, the choice of postage stamp is the final detail that should never be overlooked. I have a collection of stamps that I keep on hand. There are times where you only need one single stamp. There are other occasions where an assortment of stamps related to one another (asymmetrically placed) are successful in adding that hint of vintage elegance. However, let me stress that there is NEVER a time for a U.S. flag stamp — that is, unless, it’s for a Fourth of July party. Here are some of my recent favorites:
Love him and his artwork. Beautiful choice for correspondence cards. Just recently released by the USPS — get them now before they sell out.
Great for party invitations and summer time bbq’s. Many vintage stamps are sold online. Always buy from a reputable source and make sure they are all uncanceled.
Gorgeous Magnolia themed stamps. These would be beautiful for a southern wedding invitation suite. I love the craft envelopes. They add a casual handmade touch to the overall style.
I adore “Old Hollywood” — the glamor, the excess and the beautiful people that graced the silver screen. These Katharine Hebpurn stamps are a current USPS release. For bold stationery (black & white, chevrons, neutral letterpress), these stamps add a subtle punch without distracting from the overall design.
If the current USPS stamp selection doesn’t inspire you and vintage ones are too difficult to come by, may I suggest Zazzle? Yup, design or own custom stamps or choose from an assortment of user-submitted styles online. Too much fun.
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October Oct 1206:39 am CDT
I love decorating as most of you do know. With the weather changing and harvest season upon us, what better way to welcome autumn than with rich hues of yellow, red and orange. A simple and cost effective way to get into the spirit is to creatively decorate with pumpkins and gourds. Whether you just mix and match a few out on your front steps or decide to go all out creatively, you’ll definitely have some festive decor to carry you from Halloween through Thanksgiving. Here are some of my favorite pumpkin design ideas to date.
Darling Ribbon Wrapped Mini Pumpkins
Cutie Scarecrow Pumpkin
These are all too cute. Can’t wait to get my hands dirty and start on some of these. First up, gilded pumpkins!
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October Oct 0113:16 pm CDT
New ways to look at ordinary objects. Case and point: pencil salt and pepper shakers. A tongue-in-cheek way to season your food.
Designed by Frank Kerdil
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April Apr 1607:04 am CDT
Just darling illustrations. I heart Jane Austen. I don’t care what anybody says.
Via Random House
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February Feb 2513:48 pm CDT
I’m in love! The perfect table to help get those creative juices flowing!
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February Feb 1213:03 pm CDT
Since Domino is done, dead, and gone forever, Lonny Magazine has taken over as my favorite interior decorating/design resource. Better yet, it’s free, online, and probably won’t be going anywhere for a very long time. Home decor. Eat your heart out.