Wednesday, June 30, 2010

rust & red





jjjjound, design*sponge, le fashion
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

getaway

these images had various homes across the web.
but nestled together in this post, they take me to a place of perfection.
a dreamy getaway.
in that dress...
cooking in that kitchen...
walking down that hall...





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Monday, June 28, 2010

influence

subtle hits here and the eclectic mixes drive me crazy.



remodelista
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refreshing

le fashion
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Friday, June 25, 2010

white and wood

the selby photographed the brooklyn home of two very creative artists. and i'm obsessed.
lyndsay and fitzhugh did their entire home in all white and with hits of natural wood.


see more of the post here.
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oversize and bare legs





lookbook
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

cool

everything about this is just. cool.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

embroidered jacket

love

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

artist: adam s doyle

a friend of mine has a few gallery exhibitions opening this week and i wanted to share his work.
i love how unique his brush stroke is.
while so simple and uncontrived, there is an incredible amount of detail.

his own words here on his recent work:
In response to the tragedy in the Gulf, I've been painting animals afflicted with the oil in a manner that encourages us to be mindful of our mark on the natural world. These birds as well as a few coyote pieces will be featured.





be sure to visit adam's website and online store

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Monday, June 21, 2010

summer tote

how great is this canvas bag?
i love the color AND it's only $25 at urban outfitters right now (!)
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

margaritas, tacos & best friends

there isn't much better than good food and best friends.
i made margaritas for sunday brunch this weekend.
they paired perfectly with a few cilantro egg and black bean tacos.
this was my first time making fresh margaritas and they were delicious.
find my recipes for both below...

fresh margaritas
4 lemons
4 limes
agave tequila
1 tbsp agave syrup
several drops of real orange extract
ice
sea salt
rose's sweetened lime juice
lime slice for garnish

makes 4ish drinks

juice the lemons and limes. pour into a small glass pitcher and stir. add just enough tequila to the pitcher to double the amount of liquid and stir. add just a few small drops of orange extract and agave syrup. add ice and stir until chilled.
pour a small amount of rose's sweetened lime juice onto a small saucer.
grind sea salt over another small saucer.
dip rim of glass into rose's lime juice. then into salt, pressing firmly so salt will stick.
fill glass with ice. strain margarita mix over ice. garnish with lime and serve immediately.

cilantro egg and bean tacos
8 corn tortillas
4 eggs
1 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
1 can black beans
2 ripe avocados
2 tbsp white onion, diced
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
authentic salsa
hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste

serves 2

guacamole.
in a bowl, halve, pit, and smash both ripe avocados with a fork. add 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro leaves, the juice of 1/2 a lime and 1 tbsp diced onion. add salt and pepper to taste. mix well and let cool in the fridge.
black beans.
in a small saucepan, simmer beans over low heat.
cilantro eggs.
heat evoo over med heat in saucepan. crack 4 eggs into a small bowl. add 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, salt and pepper. stir well. add to saucepan and stir until just cooked.
for each taco, use 2 tortillas so they won't fall apart. add beans and eggs. top with salsa, guacamole, onion, hot sauce, remaining cilantro and lime.
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DIY reclaimed wood furniture

this post is exciting for me and i've been planning it for a while.
i was inspired to build my own bench after realizing the giant ikea cube housing my tv, books and various randoms was way too large for my small apartment. i knew i wanted a simple bench but the pieces i found were out of my price range.
after a little online research...my idea was coming to life.
boards and beams, in fairfield, new jersey uses reclaimed and found wood to custom build unique pieces for the home. i stopped by one afternoon and was helped by the owner, steve. he had a few raw slabs ready for me to see and i picked a piece of walnut that matched my dimensions.
a few days later i picked up the fabricated piece. steve did such a great job and it turned out better than i had imagined.
i ordered the legs for the bench from hairpinlegs.com. these metal legs look great because of their simple industrial design. once i found everything i needed, assembly was easy and my living room feels much larger and more like me with this smaller unique piece.

the cords and wires will soon be wrapped
in a natural twine to help disguise them

the baskets below help organize and hide
my magazines and dvds


a few more links on reclaimed wood furniture and DIY custom pieces here:

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Friday, June 18, 2010

i heart headwraps


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Thursday, June 17, 2010

more on books

how great does this look?
from the DIY, books covered in antique maps post at remodelista.
see the rest of the post here.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

who needs a bookcase?



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vintage tins

i need some bright in my world today
forever is today
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

natural white

loving the all white





(it is sad that domino magazine is no longer...but if you click the domino link above, you will be taken to a flickr file of saved images.)
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