Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I also found a great website for those holiday gifts that you may have gotten from someone who loves your dearly, but doesn't quite realize that you aren't into New Kids on the Block anymore...
The Bad Gift Emporium
You can even buy someone's trash that could be your treasure. Happy re-gifting!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
These are just a few of their beautiful creations. I highly recommend checking out their website:
Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
But I must say, this kitty is quite fetching. She is a "silver fox" to be exact. If this isn't your cats style, perhaps "bashful blonde" is more appropriate.
Check out their website if you would like to see "pink passion" or "electric blue". For a mere $50 you can have one of these and your cats undying hatred. What a bargain!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
And I don't even cook! But look at how cool it is. It comes in a variety of colors and is from the company that makes the ovens for Subway (what a selling feature, eh?)
And if I were to get a new refrigerator, I would definitely get one from this company:
I mean, just look at these!
If the Union Jack is a bit much, they offer 15 other colors. Something for everyone.
Oh, and then, while I am playing pretend, I would install this floating fireplace.
Just so you know, my imaginary home is awesome.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Would it be completely overindulgent to get two?
Winters in Boston mean that jackets are actually part of my daily wardrobe. I can't wear the same one everyday now, can I?
Check them out here: Soia & Kyo
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
While I was visiting my Southern family in Alabama, my dad took me (and Joel) to see this new community that is being built up called "The Waters". It is basically an entire town being constructed from the ground up surrounding a lake (that's the water part, obvs). He took me to see it the last time I visited him, which was just about a year ago, and it looked like a skeleton of sorts. Now it looks like a really quaint little town.
I'm not really sure how I feel about these "Stepford"-looking communities. In some ways, I find them charming, but it also seems like there is no real personality there. It is impossible for anyone's own individuality to shine through. It reminds of Celebration, Florida, a Walt Disney development that I was enamored with as a child. It looked like something out of a story book or a Disney movie. All the houses arranged in neat rows, in pastel colors with perfectly manicured lawns.
But I went there several Christmases ago, with my childhood fantasy of what living in such a Edward Scissorhands world might be like. Let me tell you, it was like this: being in Florida at Christmas time, with people in shorts and t-shirts, walking around "Celebration Village" with holiday music blaring through strategically placed speakers, all the while spitting particles of fake snow out my mouth that I had inadvertently inhaled while gaping at the sight of such inane consumerism and bad taste. Definitely NOT what my childish mind had envisioned. Of course, that was Walt Disney's version of what an idyllic life should be like. At least the developers of The Waters have left out the speakers and snow machines. For now.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Well, I kind of forgot about this news report until this weekend. On Saturday I was a total grump. Really not pleasant to be around (just ask my co-workers!). So when I got home, I decided I was going to try not complaining. Not for 21 days, not even for a week, just from about 4:30 - 6:00. Let me tell you, it was HARD! I never realized how many things I grumble about. Not big huge complaints, but something as simple as "it sure is cold in here" or "I'm hungry". I managed to make it until 6:00, but I did nap for 45 minutes of that 90 minute time frame. And the other 45 minutes consisted of me saying things like, "I feel so tired..I'm not complaining though! Just stating a fact." Somehow I don't think that counts as not complaining!
I challenge you to try not complaining for a whole day. Maybe most of you are not as easily aggravated as I am, and will therefore have no problem abstaining from a few rants about the annoyances of your day. Honestly, I really didn't realize how quick I am to complain about things until I made a concerted effort NOT to. If nothing else, I am now aware of it and I am trying to be generally more positive. But how anyone could go a full 21 days without one gripe seems almost impossible! I wonder if silently mumbling to yourself is allowed.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Pretty ingenious really. Did I mention that I want one?
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
This little kitty bed. It's just so stylish! The cool baroque cover is sold separately, in a variety of colors. Check them out here: Rondo cat bed
This one is just a bit more space-aged and comes in a few different colors as well. They have shorter ones that work for little pups, too! Check them out over here: Modern pet beds
These retro numbers would be great for a feline friend or a pooch. Bubble bed
And none of these would I find embarrassing to have in my home. Nestor's happy. I'm happy.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
And, if you are here in Boston join me at their show tomorrow night at Great Scott. I can't wait and I hope to see you there!
Friday, November 9, 2007
First of all, I can't bring myself to eat anything with "blast" in the name. It makes me think of unpleasant moments post-dining that really aren't very appetizing. Not to mention, I'm not a fan of canned foods that come equipped with a spray nozzle. Like Easy Cheese, for instance. Yuck. This must be advertised at 3 in the morning, when people with sleep deprivation are really hungry and not thinking rationally. Who else would buy it? And it seems weird to me that it is organic. Why bother, you know? It's pancakes in a can, for Pete's sake! This is such a strange concept and kind of repulsive, although I will admit that I'm getting quite a hankering for pancakes...made from scratch, thank you very much.
If you want to try them click here: Batter Blaster and make sure to watch the demo...it's "amazing".
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Seriously, if you go to Sweden pick me up a pair in 7 1/2 (that's 38 EUR) and don't tell my wallet!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
An apartment building in Tokyo. Surpisingly enough, not Tokyo Disney, just Tokyo.
An apartment building in Slovenia. I never would have guessed!
This is no Barnes and Noble. It's the Kid's Republic bookstore in Beijing.
An animal shelter in Amsterdam. Oh, to be a Dutch kitten!
And then, to round things out with the cutest, most colorful picture yet...my boyfriend's nephew, Isaac, in his Halloween construction worker costume.
I mean, does it really get any cuter than this?
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I don't have room on either side of my sofa for ends tables, so this seems like the perfect solution! Look at it in action:
Genius! But I have to say that the $245.00 price tag seems a bit steep. Does the fact that it's German make it any more reasonable? Probably not. Maybe IKEA will come out with a cheaper, yet still incredibly stylish version?
Check it out here along with alot of other cool German made stuff:
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Every year, I transfer all of my friend's and family's birthdays from my old calendar to my new one. While I do this, I think about how THIS year I am going to send presents to all of my friends or at the VERY least a card. And I try, I really do. I think about it the weeks leading up to each occasion. I will even go online looking for the perfect gift, but it never fails that the birthday comes and goes and I will not have purchased one single thing. With any luck, I will remember to at least call the birthday boy/girl. If only they would realize how much thought goes into their lack of gift from me. Thus the reason for me being so surprised and proud of myself for actually buying Christmas gifts well ahead of time.
Anyhoo, some of you may know my obsession with a website called Etsy. It is a virtual cornucopia of handmade artwork, jewelry, clothing and accessories. This is where most of my shopping is currently happening. I love it because most of the items are unique and certainly not mass produced. Not to mention I like feeling like I am helping out independent arteests.
Here are few things that I have gotten from Etsy:
This is by one of my favorite Etsy artists, Matte Stephens. My lovely boyfriend bought me this mod print for my b'day. Now I just have to get it framed!
I love this necklace! It was one of my staples for the summer. You can find similar items at Nouveaux Jewels on Etsy.
And these are my new favorite earrings from Foundling. I love the black and white vintage fabric that they are made from. Plus, they dangle!
Have I convinced you to go to Etsy.com yet? I hope you like it, because more than likely, if you get a present from me, it will be courtesy of one of the fine artists on this website. Happy shopping!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
And this, if your dog ate your mom's beloved diamond necklace?
Seriously, who thinks this is good design? Who would want this in their home? And then, if feces-inspired furniture doesn't do it for you, this could be more to your liking...
I'm sorry if I have opened your eyes to new and unappealing options for your home. To cleanse your palette, I will leave you with this beautiful lamp...
Now, isn't that better?
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Now, living in Boston, I have more than enough excuses to fulfill my boot fantasies. And boy do I. I think I have about 10 pairs currently and my most recent purchase is definitely one of my favorites.
Check out the color! I love it!!
You can find them here: www.camper.com
I was looking at one of my many daily blogs and came across a couple others that I may have to add to my collection.
This picture came out kind of small, but you get the gist.
I'm hoping by posting about the things that I want, it will actually keep me from going out and buying them. Or at least postpone it a little! And of course, it works like a little wishlist from me to you. *Nudge, nudge, wink, wink*
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Curl Up and Dye
Hair and Now
I know there are more, but I can't think of them this late on a Friday night. Every time I drive past a "punny" salon name, I mean to write it down. Maybe this new endeavor into blogging will help me to keep track of them. If you know of any feel free to comment. :)
Speaking of all things hair-y, I'm getting a much needed haircut on Monday and, as I normally do when I have such an appointment, I am obsessing about which hairstyle will be the PERFECT one for me. During my daily web browse, I came across the ridiculous, yet utterly addictive, website through Instyle magazine where you can upload your face and pick any number of celebrity styles to cut and paste on your noggin. You can also change the color and give yourself incredibly realistic (ha!) highlights or lowlights depending on what you fancy. So during one of my busy days at work, I chose 3 celebrity styles that could be the new me...
It's hard to choose, right? I'm afraid I still have some hard choices to make.
I highly recommend this website though, if for nothing else than some serious laughs.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
But I digress...all of this sitting, aside from making my butt sore, is allowing me the opportunity to peruse the web like never before. I came across these little guys while shopping for a friend's birthday gift and I think I may need to collect ALL of them. Cutest. things. ever.
Here are some of my faves:
You can check out all of them here:
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
snuggled in one of these...
Telling ghost stories and lighting up your creepy, shadow face with one of these...
Ok, maybe I would rather set the tent up in my living room, turn all the lights off and PRETEND that I am camping outside...but that is only because I love indoor plumbing so much. If only Orla Kiely would make a fashionable outhouse.