Friday, May 11, 2012

The May edition of Lonny is out!

The May 2012 edition of Lonny was (finally!) released yesterday and it features lots of gorgeous eye candy for the design-obssesed among us. The issue is mainly focused on outdoor entertaining but it has some great indoor spaces as well (plus a vibrant bonus trip to Morocco, a place I've always wanted to visit). Everything in this issue feels bright and fresh and airy - perfect for late spring!

Here's what I'm bookmarking from this issue...

All white outdoor furniture (love the tulip table outside!) with brightly colored place settings (pg. 96)

Still love me a sunburst mirror, plus layered rugs, and a bright antique lamp (pg. 129)

Bright white kitchen with shelves and subway tile (pg. 141)

Embrace the bold! Mix 'n matched dining room chairs with Red Eames chairs, and striped black and white wingback chairs. I adore this combination! (pg. 162)

Statement art: large pop-art Jackie O. Sassy and classy. (pg. 165)

Love the blue bamboo chairs and seahorse table! Great lighting fixture and potted plants on the table too. (pg. 172)

Expert use of modern vintage style here. I love it all, especially all the lucite, the bell jar, that subtle yet glam wallpaper, the ornate mirror, the gold bookcase, and the blue bust! Fantastic. (pg. 188)

Just a lovely little desk nook! (pg. 194 - but check out pg. 195 too for the desk details - perfection.)

A sequined coverlet! Can you stand the glamour?! (pg. 224)

What were your favorite moments in the May edition of Lonny?? Do share. And if you haven't read it yet, just click here and enjoy!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Still alive.

Rijksmuseum Research Library, Amsterdam {via Flavorwire}

Hello my friends. I'm still alive, I promise! Just been super busy working, traveling and watching lots of dear friends get married. But I miss my design friends! I'll be back to regular posting shortly. For today, let's take a deep breath and enjoy the utter perfection of this library. Can I live there?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mini hiatus

design zealot friends, I hope you will pardon my minor bout of radio silence of late. We've been working over here on a new logo/look and feel of the blog and simultaneously, both work life and personal life have been eating me up lately. Hoping to get some fun new stuff up soon - bear with me!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday design finds 1.13.12

Well, how was your week my friends? I must admit, for me it was the kind of week that left me breathless, feeling scattered and crazed. But we got through it, didn't we? And now we have a delicious weekend ahead of us. I don't know about you but I'm planning to lay low and relax, nowhere I have to be, nothing I have to do. Divine.

Here are some pretty things to enjoy this weekend.

Friday design finds

This look inside the home of interior designer Ryan Korban from Brides.

 The drop-dead stunning Moroccan home from ELLE DECOR.

An ever so lovely lamp from Anthro.

 This sneak peek inside the March/April issue of Lonny.

 This pretty home tour from Song of Style.

These incredible Kevin O'Brien pillows from Design*Sponge.

And finally, this fabulous Dutch restaurant with train car style booths from WeHeart.

Hope your weekend is both cozy and full of love.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Eames rockers

Have you ever had a chance to see an Eames rocker in the flesh? A couple weeks I came across one while visiting Design Within Reach in Georgetown, in a gorgeous robin's egg blue. As many times as I've seen them in pictures, I wasn't prepared for how drawn I'd be to those aesthetically pleasing lines, those simple curves. I fell so hard, so fast, it was painful to leave the shop. It felt like I was leaving MY chair behind!

I know now that I will have one for my own one day. But in the meantime, let's take a look at some of these beauties in a few different spaces.

I know they're not for everyone but as an accent piece, they really offer a beautiful shape and pop of color. So! Are you in love too?

Do tell.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friday design finds: 1.6.12

A day late and a dollar short, what are you gonna do? Life moves too fast.

Friday design finds

These dream necklaces by Dinosaur Toes from Daucus Carota.

This charming farmhouse home tour from Design*Sponge.

And also from Design*Sponge, vintage suitcase vanities!

An office slide in a lobby in Toronto from Design Therapy.

A bright yet cozy creative office tour from Color Me Carla.

And finally, these tips to keep your home tidy and organized. Perfect for New Year's cleaning! From Marcus Design.

What you got for me?

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Love, light, & magic

{via Pinterest}

Here's to a 2012 full of love, light and if we're lucky, a little magic. Of all the nights of the year, tonight comes the closest to bridging the chasm between every possibility and real life. If anything, we can marvel at just that. 

Ah, but there is so much more than that.

{via Pinterest}

Happy New Year.