Thursday, December 31, 2009



Happy new year, everyone!
Yay resolutions!

1. Take supplements daily
2. Spa/massage treatments more often
3. Moisturize daily

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I'm super excited about tomorrow, Wednesday. Dad and I are heading to the Egyptian exhibition at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk. I'm hoping I can sneak a few photos, but of course you did not hear that from me. Afterward will be a fun-filled day of returns at MacArthur, but I don't think anything will phase me after such an amazing collection. Supposedly, it is "one of the most extraordinary exhibitions that the Chrysler Museum ever has hosted." Oh, I'm getting goosebumps:

Block Statue of a High Official of the Ptolemaic Period

Canopic Jar of Hor Depicting a Jackal

"Ancestral Bust" of a Woman

Large Outer Sarcophagus of the Royal Prince, Count of Thebes


Things That are Weird

Body types
Belly buttons
Impaired judgment
Flamingo legs
Killing animals for fur
China's opening ceremony
Pearls, congealed oyster spit


Things That are Ridiculously Amazing

Complicated stone/brick masonry
Stove top oatmeal
Oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies
Sixteenth-century French antique tile flooring
Wide-leg pants, i.e. Charlie Chaplin's pants
Fluorescent yellow yarn
Color wheels
The 1920's, i.e. Art, Fashion, Film, etc.
Crocheted sculptures
Old women that wear animal prints and red
Antique bottles
French soaps
Fabric constructed to look like flowers, i.e. Valentino
Elaborate tea cups and saucers
Crepes, gelato, and paninis, i.e. Melt
Heavily textured oil paintings
Architecturally significant structures
Cutting paper
Sol LeWitt
Spiraling staircases
Repurposed goods, i.e. books, vintage furniture, pillows
Anthropologie displays
Chaos theory


If these Christian Louboutin slingbacks don't scream, "contemporary art gallery opening," I don't know what will.


These Jeffrey Campbell booties are a steal for $165 and $180:

...compared to this Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony pair for $625:

Though the Chloe Sevigny boots are noticeably better looking, well, you get what you pay for. The Jeffrey Campbell boots are definitely great alternatives though. I really love the second pair.

Monday, December 28, 2009



Ben, Dad, and I have been practicing our archery skills in the backyard:

It's tons of fun, I totally recommend it.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


If you're looking for a deal...

Forever 21 - $12.80


I love Marni:
Spring '10

Fall '09

...and the Forever 21 copies that save me the thousands and thousands of dollars I don't have.

Friday, December 25, 2009


I love Taschen books. The full-page color photographs and illustrations never disappoint. So far in my collection, I have the Dali set and the New York, Paris, and London trio. I'm hoping to find a good deal on Amazon for the others, especially the Domus collection.


You have to admit, it's beautiful.


As far as clothing stores, I love Opening Ceremony. I can't wait to stop in and hopefully get my hands on these pieces:

Fashion's Night Out For Opening Ceremony : Rodarte Special Tshirt

I also can't wait to check out 3.1 Phillip Lim, Diane von Furstenburg, Jeffrey NY, Bergdorf Goodman, and Barneys. I guess I should start saving up now or selling everything I own to make room, haha.


I'm mapping out shops in New York I'm hoping to check out during my trip. So far, I've fallen in love with R 20th Century's online shop so I can't wait to stop in the store. I'm hoping to take a look at these hand-made pieces:

Jeff Zimmerman - Hanging "Vine" lamps

Jose Zanine Caldas - Lounge Chair

Hugo Franca - "Yurua" Arm Chair

I'm also hoping to check out Ted Muehling, BDDW, Jonathan Adler, Moss, and the MoMA Store among others for ceramic pieces, furniture ideas, and unique designs.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


I am obsessed with this amazing design book by Sibella Court called Etc.- creating beautiful interiors with the things you love. I got one this morning for Christmas and leafed through it immediately. I was pleasantly surprised and refreshed with her ideas and display photos. I can't wait to apply some of her re-purposing concepts to my barren rooms. Good luck finding this book anywhere online; my mom, with a stroke of luck, found my copy at the Anthro in Charlottesville, VA.

From Murdoch Books, "Packed with tips of the interior stylist's trade, Etcetera is a lavishly photographed interiors book in which every image demonstrates a clear and easily replicable principle that will help transform a room without the need for expensive and permanent renovation. Author Sibella Court's style is very global, combining contemporary elements with antiques and junk-shop finds, textile fragments, wallpapers, collectibles and ephemera. Etcetera draws on five of Sibella's favourite colour themes as a framework for the display of her impeccable eye for detail."

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I was tooling around on Design Sponge and found amazing work by Brooklyn artist, Carrie Bobo. I love her work, especially these architectural paintings and prints: