Archive for May, 2010


Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

This weekend I visited a new store opening, Ugmonk. They offer simple, well-designed cotton t-shirts, and they display them in the most shocking t-shirt shop display you have never seen! I love their loose fitting cut and care-free designs, I think 7 days a week is my favorite because that 7 is just beautiful, I could really wear that shirt anywhere. And I wish I was wearing the No shirt today…it’s just one of those days.

images via Ugmonk site

flip flop

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Just had to share the most comfortable flip flop EVER; Sanuk’s yoga mat sandal. I discovered these in Key West and have since bought an additional pair! And don’t worry they have a men’s version, the beer cozy sandal.

image via Sanuk

weekend thrifting

Monday, May 24th, 2010

On Saturday I spent the first part of the day thrifting with my friend Alison. We started in Georgetown with visits to Annie Creamcheese and Second Time Around. In Annie Creamcheese there was some really unique jewelry by Monserat de Lucca (Some of our favorites shown above: Western Bracelet, Pac Man Earrings, Measuring Tape Ring.)  Our final stop for the day was Unique Thrift Store in Falls Church, VA where we found these fabulous steel chairs for $10 a piece (sorry for the bad phone picture). They are actually more comfortable than you would think AND in great condition. I can’t wait to make some cute cushions for them. I’m disappointed that I wasn’t able to find a suitcase for the vintage suitcase cat bed that I want to make…I guess that will have to wait til next time.

world cup

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Write The Future from Nalden on Vimeo.

I just had to share this amazing Nike World Cup soccer promo done by Wieden+Kennedy. Watching this video got me soooo utterly excited for the World Cup which happens to be only 20 days 22 hours away (but whos counting.)

My agenda for the weekend: Thrifting for a vintage suitcase to make this super chic cat bed. I’m sure to find plenty more goodies while I’m out—I’ll be sure to share on Monday.

Hope you all have a fabulous and craft-filled weekend!

ann carrington

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Last night on Bravo’s 9 by design the family traveled to London and were honored to meet their favorite artist Ann Carrington. Let’s just say it was love at first sight when I saw Ann’s Pearly Queen made out of buttons. (Reminds me of Lauren Levy’s exhibit Beneath the Palm of my Hand. I wonder if Lauren was inspired by Ann?) Ann uses many different mediums for her artwork, even though the button pieces are definitely my favorite; safety pins, forks, seashells, old jeans—turning common objects into something much more beautiful. So inspiring. I hope to own one of her pieces someday. Check out more of Ann’s work here.

images via Ann Carrington site

a fine frenzy

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

I’m obsessed with A Fine Frenzy’s album Bomb in a Birdcage. Favorite song so far: Electric Twist. Besides being completely adorable (talk about major girl crush) the lead singer, Alison Sudol, has a dreamy, beautiful voice that truly shines in this fun and whimsical album. I first discovered A Fine Frenzy through an amazing stop motion video that featured Alison (view it here) posted on the Mint design blog.

scenes from the weekend

Monday, May 17th, 2010

I had the most wonderful long weekend visiting my good friend ZonaFoto in New York and New Jersey. The weekend started off on Friday with a full day in NYC—Soho shopping, The Impossible Project store and a breathtaking performance by the Sa Dance Company. On Saturday we took a trip to the Jersey shore, Seaside Heights to be exact. It was a lot bright colors, cheesy games, vintage signage, fried food and stuffed animals, no snooki sightings though. On the last day we headed back into the city for a visit to the Lomo store and a couple visits to Kid Robot. All in all, a fantastic, busy, tiring and inspiring weekend…sigh, now back to reality.

top images: The Impossible Project store, Lomography store, street vendor art

bottom images: Jersey shore

garden state

Friday, May 14th, 2010


En route to visit my bff ZonaFoto in New Jersey. Today we will be spending the day in NYC, maybe going to the MOMA, the impossible project’s new soho store and seeing a performance by the Sa Dance Company.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Image via here

colour lovers

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

COLOURlovers is one of my favorite sites to scope out the most current color trends and I just discovered that they have a blog! The blog covers daily trends, new products and inspiration like Pantone’s Fall 2010 Fashion color report shown below (complete article here.) I’m in love with Lagoon, Woodbine and Oyster Gray. Definitely check out their site and blog for all your colour needs.

map of the future

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Beautiful infographics designed by Density Design—I could stare at this for hours. See it all here.

found via Behance