Thursday, April 28, 2011


Wanting more ink blot designs in my life. They're so simple and interesting. I love how they're been showing up everything these days pillows, clothing, even wallpaper. What do you see?
Ink Blot pillow by PigeonToe Ceramics

Okay not an ink blot really, but I love the feeling of this handpulled screenprinted print by Essimar

 Silk inkblot tee by Rachel Rose

 Ink, a second generation of wallpaper by Abbott Miller available at Knoll Textiles

 Drip is also fun

Found via Uniform Natural's photo stream on Flickr

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Spring has finally sprung in NYC. I couldn't help but grab my camera and snap some pics of the bright tulips and flowering trees that are bursting into bloom.

A new (and welcome) type of snow in the West Village...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I know I talk about West Elm... um a lot. But I can't get enough of their collaborations with David Stark and Stray Dog. Here are a few of the purchases I'll be making before summer starts.
How cool are these patterned frames?

I'm a nerd for anything as simple as this wire cube lamp.

This David Stark Rope Bowl is perfect for summer. What would you fill this with?

Love the simplicity of David Stark's Soup Can vases.

 I would love to have a matching set of these Stray Dog Table Lamps for my bedside tables.

This trellis shower curtain reminds me of Greece in the summer.

How adorable are these seersucker placemats?

I love the swirl patterns on these terracotta cylinder planters.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Happy Friday! This fresh arrangement of garden roses, anemones, lilac, basil and mint helps brighten up a rainy April day.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Something needs to be said about these adorable ric rac bangles from Lily Pulitzer that I spotted over at Haymarket Designs. Instant love...

And this one too!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Every once in awhile I like to look at the items I've favorited on Etsy. Here's a snapshot of what I've been digging recently. Definitely have a few themes going here...

Anything you've seen on Etsy recently that you adore?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I'm ready for spring, I've said it before and I'm hoping if I keep saying it, it will finally arrive. What's making it harder is that while spring flowers are blooming everywhere, the trees have not gotten their full set of leaves. I think that's why I'm craving the color green. Not just any green, but a deep rich emerald green.

It all started when I spotted these pants in an ad from Gucci....

Obviously I couldn't afford those, so I found a cheaper option at Zara.

But then I started seeing green everywhere...
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I spotted this incredible sofa in the home of interior designer Bailey McCarthy in the latest issue of Rue Magazine.

My friend Mary Kate's fantastic Nick Olsen designed apartment was featured on ShelterPop. I can't get enough of those gorgeous green stripes in her bedroom. Check out the rest of her cool renovation here.
photo: Mary Kate Frank via Shelterpop 

This bright green piece of art stands out in a crisp white living room.

 I have always loved this Miles Redd designed kitchen from House Beautiful.

What a lucky 3 year old to have a bedroom like this with gorgeous wallpaper and headboard.

I found these awesome Grant Hamilton prints over at Kate Spade

And how about this gorgeous green wedding dress spotted over at Green Wedding Shoes...
photos: Susan Dean

Yes, green is definitely my new favorite color for spring. Have you found any green interiors that you love?

Monday, April 18, 2011


There's nothing like getting out of the craziness of the city, even if it's for just an evening. This weekend, armed with my new camera and a fellow foodie/chef, I hopped on metro north to visit Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

Easily accessible, just 45 minutes outside of the city, Blue Hill at Stone Barns is known as one of the best restaurants in the country. It's helmed by renowned executive chef/co-owner Dan Barber, Dan's brother David and David's wife Laureen. Foodies can expect an ever changing menu that takes the farm-to-table to a new level. 

Before dinner, we walked around the huge greenhouses on the property and "sampled" the many rows of seasonal vegetables that would be used in that night's dinner. 

Chickens, cows, pigs and sheep are all raised on the farm. 

This huge sheep dog took his job very seriously, but eventually warmed up to us...

One of the more innovative farming techniques included mobile chicken coops that regularly relocate around the farm. 

Once inside, the food to say the least was amazing. While I didn't capture everything (too busy eating), here were a few of my favorites....

The vegetables on the fence were beautifully displayed with a simplicity and goodness not often found off the farm. 
(Image courtesy of The Girl Who Ate Everything)

This course included a trio of fresh carrot juice, radishes and turnips, whimsically displayed in a bed of soil. (Off to the right is a shot of scented geranium infused vodka).

The gardener in me delighted in the fresh pea shoots that were pruned table side.  I've made my dinner companion promise that he'd help me recreate the lemon vinaigrette. I had to stop myself from licking it off the plate. 

One of the best meat dishes was a compilation of pig parts (heart, snout and cheeks) served with ramps and broccoli rabe. The bottom of the plate was a mixture of shaved lardo and immature egg. Paired with a Roja this dish was INCREDIBLE!

After almost 12 dishes, we walked out feeling completely satisfied and happy, but not overly full. If you get the chance, definitely worth the trip. I know I'll be back again soon... 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I'm back after a few very long, busy days in NYC.  I've been knee deep taking photos for O&B, edits, taxes (ugh!) and working on some upcoming projects and so my blogging has suffered just a bit, but I promise to be better friends.

I received this via email from West Elm this morning. Couldn't you imagine these patterns sew together as an amazing coverlet?

 I dove into the collection and there are definitely some fantastic new graphics. Here are a few of my favs...

 Sunshine Tea Towel (I'd love a dress made from this print!)

Do you have any favorites from West Elm's new collection?


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