Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My new obsession

These luxurious richly-patterned handmade pillows from Sukan
are to-die-for. I would like to buy at least 10 of them - enough
to cover the (imaginary) Moroccan daybed in my (nonexistent)
well-shaded garden courtyard, creating the perfect spot to sip
mint tea and dream away an afternoon. Ah...

Monday, September 26, 2011

So long, Summer!

My favorite season, summer, is officially over. Why do I love
summer so much? Long days, sidewalk cafe seating at night,
trips to the beach, flip flops, cute summer dresses, toenail
polish in a rainbow of colors, evening jogs in the park, feeling
the warm sun on my skin ... I could go on for days.

This year, I'm fully embracing fall: cozy sweaters, leggings and
boots, sipping hot chocolate while strolling the farmer's market,
college football games, pumpkins, you name it. I'm all in!

But before that happens - it is still 80 degrees here in NYC today
after all, so I'm not totally in the fall spirit YET - I'm savoring the
summer moments and memories with a few favorite pictures
from the season.

The first picture is from late spring actually - one of the first really
warm balmy evenings - and we spent it at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
The other images are, from top to bottom: the calm waters of St. George
Island, FL; a sultry night in Kiawah Island, SC; purple thistle against a
foggy backdrop in Marin Co.; and my bro's backyard in Corte Madeira, CA.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blocks of Color

From Matthew Williamson's Spring 2012 collection; I'm loving the rich palette
and bold color blocking. I'm usually a fan of his ethnically-inspired patterns
but the solids here are just awesome.

(Images via New York Magazine)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

yes, these are edible

Wow, I am totally blown away by these edible cake toppers
from Andie's Specialty Sweets (via Unruly Things).

I would love to see a simple white, stacked wedding cake coated
in the vintage buttons. And the ferns! Just amazing...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Around the Web

A few fave posts/items I've seen lately:

This fab mirror-tile wall with do it youself instruction on Lonny Mag

Neon wedding tabletop via design*sponge

Ombre tote fabulousness via oh joy

Friday, September 16, 2011

letterpress love

I love the color combinations on these super-cute letterpress
cards by moxie house.

Monday, September 12, 2011

2012 Calendars

Just finished shipping a whole bunch of our watercolor art
calendars out to stores, whew! We'll be listing them in the shop
very soon. If you'd like a heads-up when they're ready, just
sign up for the mailing list on our home page.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Zigs, Zags, Stripes

Spotted some fun patterns while running errands in the city: an eye-catching wall of striped ribbons from M & J Trim , just down the street from the Missoni for Target pop-up shop on 6th Avenue.

I must admit I'm pretty excited about the Missoni/Target collaboration! I've long been a fan of Missoni's intricate patterns and fabulous color combinations. Let's hope it doesn't all sell out in two seconds...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Snapped a few shots with my i-phone of some Fine Day Press cards
in the SFMOMA gift shop while we were visiting San Francisco.
SO excited to see our Popsicle notecard set and Birdcage Thank You cards there!

They also had some great gifts - including this colorful geometric
city tote, weighty fabric-covered Pucci book, and adorable Paris onesie
by Maptote. I picked up one of the onesies for my preggo amie who
loves all things French.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A riot of color

Dahlias, my favorite flowers, are in season right now! I took
these pics at the Grand Lake Farmers Market in Oakland
last weekend on our visit to the Bay Area. Gorgeous.