Thursday, September 29, 2011

Never Looked So Chic

Skating never looked so chic.


{Skateboards by Celine for STOP IT RIGHT NOW}

Geometry Lessons

{The Avalon Hotel, Beverly Hills}

{House of Harlow 1960}

{Gucci Museo Opening in Florence this week}

{Avalon Hotel}

{Alberta Feretti Spring RTW 2012}

{Max Azria Spring RTW 2012}

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fantasy Bachelorette Pad - Part 5: The Bedroom

To me, the bedroom is the most sacred space in my really is a sanctuary from the stress of the day and therefore the decor should certainly make one happy!  This bedroom collection was actually harder to compile than the kitchen post.  I'm never afraid of color, and my own bedroom is definitely a testament to that - but I love my all-white bed.  In my proudest DIY moment, I upholstered a simple white headboard. (looks just like the one below except, you know...white.)  Perhaps before I move -which hopefully will be very soon- I'll do a post on my own house. 

Now for a few beautiful boudoirs...

{my favorite light fixture, ever.  Kelly Wearstler's bedroom}

{Jonathan Adler-designed Parker Palm Springs hotel}

{Carrie Bradshaw's fictional bedroom, my walls are actually the EXACT same color}

{love the gloss on these walls.  This one's actually getting pretty close to my actual bedroom, just add a fuschia velvet chaise lounge and some more colorful art...I will take those lamps though - with one of THESE on top!}

Apparently I like canopy beds.  I had one from age was a queen-sized oak and white eyelet beauty, perhaps I'll share a photo this week.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wanderlust: Craving a Swim

I know that not long ago I waxed grateful on the changing weather and the return to autumn...but seeing as how this is Texas, weather can easily have a 50 degree range from day to day.  As I stood in the blaringly hot sun today on a delightful horse ranch, receiving some wickedly awkward sunburn lines - I pined for a dip in a cold pool. 
This is my inspiration for today's post.  I'm a big geography nerd and also have an unquenchable thirst for world travel - so you may be seeing a lot of these posts as I suffer from my own version of cabin fever.  (This cabin fever is brought on by remaining in Texas for far too long without an exotic respite)

A collection of pools (and general swimming areas) I would basically kill to dive in right now:

This is a floating island at the Hotel Boca Chica in Acapulco, Mexico.  It was designed by Mexican artist, Pedro Reyes.  This this quite possibly the coolest thing I've ever seen.  You can swim up into the middle and lounge in the shady room or jump through one of the geometric windows which dapple light into the interior.  Yes, of course I want to go there.

Also an insanely cool is this offshore swimming platform in Kastrup, Denmark

Bondi Iceberg Swim Club, Australia

Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, Grindavik, Iceland - you can get a massage on a floating, semi-submerged platform.  A MASSAGE.  YES, PLEASE.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fantasy Bachelorette Pad - Part 4: The Kitchen

It's time again for the latest installment of The Fantasy Bachelorette Pad!  Are you excited?  I'm sure you are!  Today I'll be delivering a sampling of gorgeous kitchens.  This has been the hardest room for me to nail down photographically.  There seems to be a great lack of material on what I would consider my kitchen style.  Most of what one finds out there is either too traditional, too cold, or just too something.  Kitchens, more than any other room in the house seem to suffer from "cookie-cutter" syndrome.  A lack of personality and character is something I simply cannot abide by!  So here are some lovelies I've found, I think they all have something different and interesting to offer.  Quite a lot of them have marble islands to offer, I'm pretty sure I'm a fan...

{I love wallpaper in a kitchen}

{A great example of how when renovating a retro house it is absolutely not necessary to (gasp!) "rip everything out"}

{seriously cool kitchen from 1964, however - I'd ditch the copper ware on the wall...PS- is that a rotisserie chicken in the fireplace?!?}

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Finally Fall

So Fall doesn't officially sart until Septmber 23 but the weather has me fooled.  I love North Texas in the Fall, we actually get some beautiful color and heavenly temperatures.... Here's to the Fall!

In My Ears

Music is a huge part of my life and from time to time I'd like to share with you some of the most-played songs of the moment in my day-to-day...

Starstruck  -  Santigold
California Soul (Diplo Remix)   -  Marlena Shaw
Vivrant Thing  -  Q Tip
Veni Vidi Vici  -  Black Lips
Like Herod  -  Mogwai
Dandelion  -  Charlotte Gainsbourg
Slow  -  Twin Shadow
Let Me Clear My Throat (Old School Reunion Remix '96)  -  DJ Kool
Polish Girl  -  Neon Indian
Sun of a Gun  -  Oh Land
Wolf  & I  - Oh Land
Diamonds and Rust (Live)  -  Joan Baez
Money  -  The Drums
Holy Holy  -  Wye Oak
Two Cousins  -  Slow Club
Penobska Oakwalk  -  Quilt
Coming Down  -  Dum Dum Girls
Midnight City  -  M83
Tobacco Road  -  Nashville Teens
Eveybody's Got to Learn Sometime  - Beck
Hypnotize  - The Notorious B.I.G.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


One of my favorite parts of spending way too much time keeping up with New York Fashion Week this past week has been keeping up with the stunning cinemagraphs of the extremely talented Jamie Beck (of the fabulous blog, From Me to You and Kevin Burg.  A cinemagraph is not quite a video, not quite a picture - but a little bit of both.  Artfully done, they really have a mysterious quality to them that keeps me staring for way longer than if they were one or the other.  Here are some of my favorites: