Wednesday, October 26, 2011

stylish shelves.

There's something about endless shelves filled with books that make a space feel so comfortable and lived in.  I would love to have a stylish library with walls and walls of books one day...and hopefully a nice ladder to access them all! Here are a few photos of great personal libraries; I love the way that some are organized by color, using the books as wall art...the perfect example of beautiful, functional design. I'm absolutely in love with this first room...

Monday, October 24, 2011

a taste of fall.

There's nothing better than going apple picking in the fall with a nice treat of apple cider donuts and hot, steamy cider to warm up after a chilly day.  I made homemade donuts once with my family and have been wanting to try them again, but this time infused with some of my favorite fall flavors.  Here are some great recipes for classic apple cider donuts (from one of my favorite food blogs, Smitten Kitchen), as well as little pumpkin drop donuts.  Pair either choice with fresh mulled apple cider for a comforting combo full of delightful fall flavors!

Pumpkin Drop Donuts
Photo and recipe courtesy of Lara Ferroni

Warm Mulled Cider
Photo and recipe courtesy of Real Simple

Thursday, October 13, 2011

latest obsession: cor sin labe doli bow ties

Although I'm loving the "all buttoned up" look that's currently on trend, it still makes me miss being able to accessorize with a little neckline glitz. Enter the Cor Sin Labe Doli ceramic bow tie. I can't help but love these quirky little accessories for the collar from Italian designer, Antonioli. The designers behind the bow claim that these eccentric little pieces are often even worn wrapped around the wrist as a bracelet or dangling from the neck with a collarless shirt. Who knew a ceramic bow tie could be so versatile?! Not to mention they come in a variety of colors to match all of those prefectly pressed shirts hanging in your closet. I think I may just have to splurge for the gold...

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

a colorful collaboration for kate.

Deborah Lloyd, the creative genius behind Kate Spade New York, has enlisted the creative services of styling maven, Brad Goreski (of Rachel Zoe fame) to aid in styling the brand's newest collections. The playful, witty styles of both Lloyd and Goreski go hand-in-hand with the modern, yet whimsically-chic edge the Kate Spade brand is so well-known for. The gorgeous prints were conceived by Australian artist, Florence Broadhurst, bringing bold pops of color and classic black + white creations - all accented with cheeky little sayings on bags and graphic tees. Here's a quick peek at the Spring 2012 preview for a little mid-week eye candy...such a happy collection!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

living room love

Rita Konig's apartment via theproperstranger

inspiration in remembrance

A fearless visionary and creative genius, Steve Jobs was more than just a highly successful entrepreneur and CEO.  He was a game-changer. The incredible legacy he leaves behind not only through his influence on the way we interact with technology, but also on the definition of personal excellence, will forever be imbedded in our culture. I will always admire his bold desire to pursue seemingly crazy and unattainable goals, and to pursue them well - so well that the results redefined what is now the future. His legacy, as well as his wonderful quote below, are dedicated to all those out there with big dreams.  Thank you Mr. Jobs for inspiring us all.

Monday, October 3, 2011

glitz + riviera glam

Thought I would start the week with a little glitz a la the Fendi Spring 2012 show in Milan...I'm obsessed with the makeup (who doesn't love a little sparkle?)! Karl Lagerfeld did an impeccable job portraying Italian Riviera-like summer glamour (blown out bouffants, summer suits and oversized shades with twinkling eyes beneath). What's not to love?!  I'm absolutely dying over the striped trench.

Stay tuned for new posts this week...

via honeybun

Fendi S/S 2012 via Crusty Pastels

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