Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

if you haven't figured it out by now

i have a thing for velvet couches, particularly ones in bright colors.

this one, with that great green wall, hand made rectangular pillow and dainty little feet - too good!

Monday, December 12, 2011


totally digging this giant paper mache deer/cow head


a long ago favorite

i forgot to post this when it was fresh. this house is one of my all time favorites for a few reasons:

1. a copper ceiling
2. a hole with a pole
3. a lot of books, in no particular order
4. feathers

Thursday, August 25, 2011

love notes

i've had a long love affair with a chalkboard wall. i love the frame for especially important messages (my honey usually misses the ones i leave him).

(via poppytalk)

i must admit

i am tempted to run away with a caravan.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

another one

kind of obsessed with old leather chairs, if you haven't noticed.
(via highgatedreams)

Monday, June 20, 2011

warm woods and white walls

this is some for serious drama

love those off-kilter cabinets!
same house, by the by.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


great reuse project. could make a fab bench... maybe for the dinning room...
(via d*s)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

oh anthro

went to anthropologie last weekend and fell in love with these little guys at $228 a pop:

i thought all hope was lost because, despite the being called kilim, they are make of woven recycled sari silk which sells for $16/160 yards of yarn and that is maybe enough yarn to knit half a side of one of these stools, which makes $228 sound like a bargain.
i was considering buying a kilim rug on ebay and chopping it up, but then i found a source for actual woven fabric at $12/yard and three yards would make two stools with fabric to spare. plus wood to make frames and foam padding, two would be well under $100.

i already have the spot picked out in my living room.

while i was drooling over them online (and checking dimensions (20"h x 18"d x 18"w, in case you were wondering) so i could get my knock offs just right) i found this guy:

who would also be relatively easy to make a knock off of for far less than the $998 price tag. if i found the reclaimed lumber (rather than buying it) it would just be labor - and paint if one so chooses.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

hook & stick


this awesomeness is virtually in our back yard (as in two hours away in indianapolis)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

mo' sticky

honestly, this room doesn't do too much for me - especially that apron skirt on the chair in the center of the picture. but that chandelier - stick/string goodness.
(via lonny mag)

like a painting

(via batixa)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


this room has the perfect (for me) combination of industrial, global, warm wood...
(via byrdiebrown)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

profile portraits

i've been obsessed with profile portraits lately.
more work by this artist

(via batixa)

sunny and stick-y

love these little stick lamps, sculptural and quirky.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

lemon map

like islands on a map or clustered stars
(in my pocket)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

for the dogs

imagining my dog sitting next to a photo of her transformed into a pillow. too funny.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

wood grain

makes me want to start a new collection. or maybe just hang all my wood spoons on the wall...

(via batixa <-- have i mentioned that i'm crazy in love with batixa right now?)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

true two by fours

notice that the shelves are made of the same material as the joists
(via give me... too much color or no color at all)

a rock and a soft place

i was thinking about fixing the wall that will someday have a salvaged mantle (literally saved from the jaws of a garbage truck last summer).

then i stumbled upon this today:

(via the city sage)

which made me think of this:

(via poetic home)

not so crazy about the pieces of wood, but... those river rocks... so quietly beautiful.

Monday, April 4, 2011

storm trouper

(via cinoh)

it's official

i'm in love with batixa


(via batixa)

sticks and stones

thread is softer than stones.
(via batixa)

i don't love

this room (that sofa looks about as comfortable as a log),
but i love the convex mirror over the sofa.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

i'm a sucker

just about my favorite shade of yellow.
and hello, strange deer in the window. i love you too.
(via emily henderson)

Monday, March 7, 2011