Wednesday, April 27, 2011

iPhone {addictions}

I have been messing around with Instagram and PhotoStudio on my iPhone and can't seem to get enough! Just thought I would share a few pics...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

D.I.Y. LIGHTING {ideas}

Most of my DIY projects include an old piece of furniture and a can of paint, but I'm ready to venture into the world of lighting. I'm currently looking for a hanging {and transportable} pendant light so I thought I would explore my options. Here are a few designs I'm considering... 

I'm leaning towards the ball and twine pendant from Crafty Nest with a Solo Thais twist, but I'm open to suggestions. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

FRINGE? {yes please}

Fringe on my shorts... definitely. Fringe in my kitchen...perhaps. 

images via Nasty Gal and House to Home

I love the idea of room dividers that still let you see what's happening on the other side of the space, whether it's a bookcase, curtains, tall indoor plants or any other creative structure. I also like the idea of hiding the kitchen when it's not in use. My talented boss {Erica Smith} at Classic Kitchens & Baths designed a small 'show house' for Country Home Magazine which was displayed at KBIS {Kitchen & Bath Industry Show} a few years ago {see below}. She incorporated a full width curtain in the kitchen which was meant to be left open the majority of the time, but the mess could be easily hidden while dining or relaxing by the fireplace if needed. I love this idea! 

Curtain Open

Curtain Closed

Living Room {adjacent from the kitchen}
And who knew plywood walls could look so chic?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

TINYcrush Society {Lovesick Mozart + the Supreme Monster}

Last Saturday, April 16th, I rounded up a few friends for a quick drink at Mesa Verde {mmm....margaritas} and headed to an old, abandoned hardware store to attended TINYcrush Society's 2011 Spring Capsule Collection presented by designer Dre Rawlings. Lovesick Mozart + the Supreme Monster was a combination of Dre's latest colorful creations, limited edition t-shirts by artist Tom Friedman and cashmere woven accessories by textile designer Elyse Allen. In the words of Dre...Welcome to BANANAtown!!!

Having attended the show last year in the same fantastic location, I knew I couldn't miss this year's show...I was soooo looking forward to the performance!

Loved the brief tribute to MJ's 'Thriller' dance!

Feeling inspired by the dancing...luckily there was a room full of mirrors close by.

2011 Capsule Collection by TINYcrush Society and artwork by Justin Norris 

Delicious jelly shots and adorable 'Wandering Wenches'!

Glovelettes by Elyse Allen Textiles

This 'photo-scape' was a collaboration by Dre Rawlings & Chattman Photography, and the vintage inspired wallpaper backdrop was painted by Jackie-Boudreau-Kinsey.

I had such a blast and can't wait for the next event...a source says it may be sooner then later. To find out about upcoming private trunk shows {locally, NY and LA} contact Dre Rawlings at for the schedule. 

"LIKE" TINYcrush Society on facebook to stay up on events and sales. 
The limited edition t-shirts by Tom Friedman are also available at

If you missed the show, or want to get a glimpse of the awesomeness that took place...check out these videos by Chattman Photography

Dre {on the carriage} with her performers via Chattman Photography

Choreography: Cynthia McLaughlin with Dre Rawlings

Performers: Lucas Klinge, Lani Nahele, Kate Pousant, Cynthia McLaughlin, Justin Norris

Hair design: Adriana Papaleo

Makeup: Jenessa Cintron

Jelly shots/chocolate cameos: Caitlin von Schmidt

Wandering Wenches: Hayley Brown, Julie Hash, Milena Dabova, Eliza Green-Smith

Band: Rebel Base-Jd Hairston and Anika Balaconis

Glovelettes: Elyse Allen Textiles

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

FIRST AID {medicine cabinet}

I've somehow stumbled across the website of Alexandra ANGLE Interior Design and I've been admiring her gorgeous portfolio of design projects. She also has some great pieces of furniture like this First Aid Medicine Cabinet! I need want this!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

JUST A QUICKIE {weekend project}

After a great weekend with friends, food and fashion {more about that soon} I didn't have much time to get my hands dirty with a project around the apartment. However, as my Sunday was coming to an end I started looking around for a quick and easy project to fill that creative void, eventually deciding this $3 table would be perfect {purchased a few months ago}. With the table top cracked down the center, the legs covered in scotch tape and loose screws in every corner, I knew I didn't want to invest too much time into saving this side without planning, I just went for it.

After removing the top section I filled in the exposed screw holes with wood filler and gently sanded down the surface. It was far from perfect so I decided to work with it "as is".

As I glanced at my paint selection I was immediately drawn to my spray paints from another project {here}. PINK & GOLD.

I lightly dusted the top of the table with pink spray paint, covered the middle of the table with random strips of blue painters tape and sprayed over it with gold paint. 

As I pulled the tape off it also peeled away some of the pink paint so I, again, embraced the beat up character of the table. I sprayed the top of the table with a semi gloss polyurethane and called it good. 

And for's a coffee table/foot rest in the corner of the dining room where I can sit and catch up on my design magazines. If warm weather ever decide to make an appearance, these pieces may move outside. 

So...the next question I spray paint the wicker chair? I'm tempted, but I think I'll wait for some feedback. 

I used the same blue tape and spray paint technique to create a quick piece of art below Marylin. 

With the sounds of the Celtics game in the background, I happily tucked myself in this corner last night and blogged away!