Sunday, February 28, 2010

Drunken Dares

I love the Winter Olympics.  The events seem more like drunken dares than sports.quote: Bill White  images: Getty

Awesome Attic Bunkrooms

attic bunks coastal living by The Estate of Things.
attic bunks by The Estate of Things.
from the Estate of Things on Flickr

I found this at Target.

Product Image

Friday, February 26, 2010

Glad you asked Boops!

My husband is wallpaper phobic so I am starting him out small.  The inside of our closet.  Did you know ebay has a ton of vintage wallpaper?  Some of it is so cool.  But usually I can only find a roll or two and it is a fairly large closet.  The hunt continues, so far I like the naked people best (see previous posts).  Which do you prefer?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Do you like this?

Or how about this?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


welcome to my home


These entries say welcome.   Mine says enter at your own risk.  What does yours say?

belle masion, house beautiful, house beautiful, house beautiful, apartment therapy, apartment therapy

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hot for Teacher

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One of my bloglist friends found a great source for bookcases and lockers.  Picnics under the Moon suggests Herz for all your school house/industrial needs.  The cases, carts and lockers come in many colors and at reasonable prices.   I can see the white cart full of cookbooks in a kitchen.  I would use the yellow one in my daughter's room.  I think the science lab case would look good anywhere.    We are seeing lockers in mudrooms, playrooms, even kitchens now.  ps Herz: hire a stylist for your photoshoot next time.  I come cheap.

Apartment Therapy

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Charley Harper works everywhere

my living room.  this looks like my cat.
Last Aphid
my daughter's room which is hot pink with red accents.
Piscine Queues
my son's room.
Harper coniferous cardinal
Harper doublelucky
these two in my entry way.  

I love Charley Harper's  stuff.  I bought my kids his alphabet flashcards a few years ago and have one framed in my living room.  But I think I need a few big prints.  The open editions are pretty cheap online, and actually the limited editions aren't bad either.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Silver Lining

Lisa Leonard designs via Coco and Kelly
silver vase 2 lo res by Alastair Hall.
alastair hall via flickr
Ateliers silver dress abigail by Abigail709b.
abagail79 via flickr

Sanctum Soho Hotel via Alkemie

Trying hard to find the silver lining today; my husband got "terminated without cause" from his job.  Mom if you are reading this I tried to call you.  Here is what I have come up with: a) my kids will get private skating lessons from the best skater I know, every day.  b.) the closet organizers will be put up.  c.) the puppy will be house trained d.) he will move on to bigger and better things....

Monday, February 15, 2010

The scene from my front door this morning

In my hometown


Room and Board.  They are local to Minneapolis, and use all American made products.  I love this chair.  My living room aches for this chair.

I love you too sofa.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I have a feeling..

Strawberry and Champagne - Day 246 by Velo Steve.
velosteve on Flickr

That tonight's gonna be a good night....

Juicy Couture Pointelle ruffled tank
Juicy Couture Pointelle ruffled shorts
juicy couture

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Its a quarter after one, I'm a little drunk and

and I need you now                                                   jcrew
John-Richard Collection Orbit-Shade Lamp

room and board

Plasteramic Watch Collection - White
jonathon adler

Do you ever shop online when you are drunk?

Friday, February 12, 2010

quaaludes and red wine
Red Wine Wellspring by Arlo Bates.
arlobates on Flickr

More good Valentines Ideas...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Every Rose Has It's Thorn

So do something like this instead fellas.

or this

this would make any girl happy, am I right ladies?  I personally don't care to get flowers on Valentines Day.  As a surprise on a random Tuesday?  Yes, please.  

Girls just really want to know that our fella was thinking of us, and not stopping at Walgreens on the way home for  a rose from the bucket by the door.  You don't have to buy jewelry, try looking up a love poem online and copying it in your own handwriting on some nice paper  (be sure to credit the author).  Or get some artisan chocolate, not Hershey's Jon, from a hot local chocolatier.  Or do as  my husband did, and get her a puppy.  Puppies say I love you, I am committed to you, I want to clean up poop with you.  Now that is love.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fly Away, to Malibu

Uber Modern Beach House in Malibu, by Jamie Bush.

Yes or No?

Automatic For the People

A television in the bedroom is not sexy.  But Jimmy Fallon is, and so I need one.  I might also need a hydraulic lift to pull it up out of a cabinet like this one.

or this one

Chinoiserie I like you too.

geometric cool.

Cabinet Tronix

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fat Tuesday is only a week away. Indulge.

Muffaletta is the ultimate sandwich.  I dare you to disagree.

This looks like a close second.  They know a thing or two about sandwiches in NOLA.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Baby, It's Cold Inside

Winter is here to stay for awhile, so embrace it. The ultra-swank Chambers Hotel in Minneapolis, does.  The Ice Chamber is the place to drink vodka served up by pretty girls in furry hats.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Feed My Addiction

I need one of these bags.  George Gina & Lucy  is my obsession.  Last year I drove to Chicago to buy one in the first photo.  They don't sell them in any stores here in Minneapolis.  And they are hard to find online.  Easier this year, than last year, but still elusive.  Their website is so fun you can see every style, in every color, but you cannot buy one.  Which makes me want it all the more.  I carry my aqua bag every where every day and with every outfit.  It goes with nothing, and so it goes with everything.  I always get compliments on it.  
Georgegina&lucy Emosion Oceanica Verde Turchesa Lack -

Las Angelinas George Gina & Lucy           

Now I want a silver or black one.  Can you help?  Do you have actual stores in your town that carry the line?  Have you seen either of these models?  Can you put me in touch with the store?  Be careful, you might become addicted too.

Do we like this chair?

Restoration Hardware, you probably got the email too.  $1995.  Maybe not in the above  room, but in this one?

In the shade: Abigail Ahern gave her living room a new lease of life by painting the walls, floor and doors

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The word just sounds sexy


How to make a living table centrepiece accompanying image

Succulents...say it, it feels sexy in your mouth too.

images via: Apartment Therapy, Martha Stewart, and My Favorite and My Best.