Thursday, April 30, 2009

my current crush

...feeling overwhelmed by projects at the moment but wanted to pause and give my blog some attention!

I'm currently obsessing over this Vincent Van Gogh image. I wanted to do a photographic re-creation of this painting but all of the blossoms have fallen off of our trees, so I'm lacking the proper props. Argh! Maybe next year.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

oxalis oxalis oxalis

I have this ongoing problem of calling certain plants by incorrect names – I'll chalk it up to a bad memory but, really, you have to admit that there are a lot of plant names out there... how are we supposed to keep them all straight?

Anyway, in my e-mail inbox today was a photo that solved a mystery for me (a photo featuring two of my fave things: a Jonathan Adler product and a COOL plant). For years, I've been incorrectly calling the plant cyclamen when it is actually oxalis. How did I mix that up?

I associate this plant with the beginning of my relationship with J. He had one of these plants when I first met him... so that's why I love oxalis. { photo: }

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

i heart ikat

I love ikat patterns! This green ikat bowl is the one and only thing on my birthday wish list. Hmm, that might not be the total truth: I wish for this bowl and one slice of banana coconut cream pie from PaPa Haydn. Yum. { image: }

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Oh, he makes me laugh.

Overheard in my house this morning... "Hello, feet!"

Saturday, April 4, 2009

fantasy and reality

I pour over home decor magazines and salivate over images of perfectly styled interiors with perfect lighting. I would love it if my home could constantly match those professional images.

I definitely reside in a place called 'reality'. My funky plantation chair is usually a storage device for quilts, pillows and clothing. My floor is always littered with dog beds and with shoes.

I can't spend my days cleaning and organizing and putting fresh little floral arrangements on every available surface... but that doesn't change my absolute love of design and decor magazines. They are my happy place(s).


{ photo by: ME }