Greenhouse dreamhouse

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Greenhouse dreamhouse
(emma.williams)
Greenhouse dreamhouse
(sweetfineday)
Greenhouse dreamhouse
(haley o'rourke)
Greenhouse dreamhouse
(meg thomas)
Greenhouse dreamhouse
(alyssa merrick)
Greenhouse dreamhouse
(chloe dill)
Greenhouse dreamhouse
(bryce milton)

Can you believe as many times as I've blogged about bedrooms, homes, even tree houses, I've not once blogged about greenhouses? Back years ago, when we first moved to Connecticut (before we moved to california), my mom and I had a bit of a green thumb. We'd plant vegetables and make flower gardens and try to ward off the deer who would eat all our tulips. Our planting days always involved trips to the greenhouse to pick out our plants, flowers, veggies... whatever we would plant that day. These pictures remind me of those days. And I kinda miss those days. Maybe someday, I'll have a greenhouse of my own. Did you ever or do you have a green thumb?

Monogrammed mugs

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
My latest craft venture has been monogrammed mugs. I adore Anthropologie's monogrammed mugs and wanted to try my hand at making my own. Over the weekend, my mom and I did just that. The beauty in this project is you can make the design as simple or intricate as you want (no freehand drawing involved, only stencils). My mom and I did a simple monogram since this was our first time.
Monogrammed mugs
Monogrammed mugs
Monogrammed mugs
Monogrammed mugs
Monogrammed mugs
Monogrammed mugs
Monogrammed mugs
Next, I'm going to make a monogrammed mug for my dad so we'll all have matching mugs. We're very cheesy that way ;) And after that, maybe I'll venture into making some more intricate designs.

Olof Grind

Monday, November 28, 2011
Olof Grind
Olof Grind
Olof Grind
Olof Grind
Olof Grind
Olof Grind
Olof Grind
Olof Grind
I love this photo series from Olof Grind, an 18-year-old photographer from Sweden. Magical. I've seen that girl (who, as a side note, has the prettiest hairs) on Tumblr, Pinterest, etc., and am so happy to finally find out where the pictures are from.

Anywho, hope you've had a great weekend and are well rested for the week!

Sponsor in December

Sponsor in December
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Country lane

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Country lane
Country lane
Country lane
Country lane
Country lane
Country lane
countryside charm print dress c/o ruche, tights: hue, shoes: urban outfitters

I got this dress from Ruche a few weeks ago and pretty much immediately fell in love with the print. Ducks, quail, geese, whatever they are, they're cute and I love them.

This little section of town is pretty neat because it looks like it's in the middle of the country, but it's actually right across the street from a grocery store. Go figure. There's also a cat that sometimes sits in the window of the abandoned house, which is kind of cool but also kind of creepy too. I was hoping he would be there for the blog pictures, but alas, no cat to be found.

Welp folks, I'm signing off early this week. Have a great weekend and I'll see you back here on Monday!

Wallpaper makes me happy.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I've got a thing for wallpaper. Patterns too. And my gosh, how perfect are these wallpapers?! I realllyyy love the look of wallpaper in cabinets like this or this (note to self: do something like that for my bedroom). Oh and as far as prints go, I've discovered that Cath Kidston is forever my fave.
Wallpaper makes me happy.
(design*sponge)
Wallpaper makes me happy.
(dara quesada)
Wallpaper makes me happy.
(cath kidston catalog via homeshoppingspy)
Wallpaper makes me happy.
(design*sponge)

PS. Today is the last day to enter the Ruche giveaway. Some serious goodies to be won, so make sure you get your entry in!

Bruno Dayan

Monday, November 21, 2011
Bruno Dayan
Bruno Dayan
Bruno Dayan
Bruno Dayan
Bruno Dayan
I just recently discovered Bruno Dayan's photography (although i had seen a few of his images here and there without knowing they were his photographs). I spent most of yesterday browsing through his images (the perfect antidote for a dreary rainy day). I know these are a little more on the high fashion end of what I usually post about, but my goodness, I love his fanciful sets and the fairy tale stories he tells.

Mercedes in her studio

Friday, November 18, 2011
Mercedes in her studio
While in LA, I visited Mercedes Helwein at her studio. She's a very lovely lady and if you aren't familiar with her illustrations, I strongly urge you to check them out now. She's also the film director behind this Orla Kiely video. And she's also written a book. So pretty much she's my hero. It was such a treat to get a glimpse into her life. Here's a look at what I saw...
Mercedes in her studio
Mercedes in her studio
Mercedes in her studio
Mercedes in her studio
Her studio is wonderfully gorgeous, filled with artwork and knick knacks galore. She has an entire closet full of vintage goodies she's collected over the years; most of which she has her models wear when she paints them.
Mercedes in her studio
Mercedes in her studio
Mercedes in her studio
Mercedes in her studio
Mercedes in her studio
Mercedes in her studio
Mercedes in her studio

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