Bathroom Chandelier

Why shouldn't the bathroom get extra special attention?

Styled by Hannah Simmons, image via desire to inspire

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
- Steve Jobs
via black eiffel


Fantastic use of color

I have a serious tendency toward neutrals. These little spots of color are so bright and cheerful - I think that I might have to start consciously adding a little more brightness into my life...

{... and not just with the decor.
What aspect of any life couldn't use a little extra cheer?}

image via Frederic Vasseur Photography via remodelista

Multi-Light Crystal Pendant

I am still looking for a dining room light, and like this crystal pendant. It would lend a contemporary twist to the room while still holding onto a classical look and offer some flexibility.

I'm not in love with the room, but it is always nice to see a light in use.
image via Taylor Hannah Architect via desire to inspire


I tend to be a slow walker...

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast."

Thomas Jefferson

Lovely, lovely, lovely...

tutu room

I must start collecting pettiskirts right this minute!
This room is oozing inspiration...

{From this house tour of the designers of Obedient Sons and Daughters.}

“Whatever you do,
or dream you can,
begin it.

Boldness has genius
and power
and magic in it.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Free Spirit Interiors

I really like this color block image.
via Desire to Inspire

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.”

-William Hutchinson Murray

Pebble Alphabet by Clotilde Olyff


I want to plan a party...

Check out the eye candy at Amy Atlas events! Oh my...

via all sorts of fun sites

Purple Cow

Purple Cow Product: A product that will infect clients/buyers with so much enthusiasm that they will rave about it to their friends. Once you have a purple cow product, you incite your clients into selling it for you.
-via a magazine clipping

Marketing should begin with a differentiated product or service that gets attention (like a purple cow does among a field of brown ones). Be sure that those who care deeply about that differentiation learn about your product or service (as Krispy Kreme does by providing free donuts when it opens a new store). Those who care will e-mail and tell everyone they know (the idea virus concept). Keep adding new differentiated enhancements to your product or service (pretty soon you don't find a purple cow so interesting). Start looking for totally new business models that provide a breakthrough like your first purple cow did. Don't waste your time and money on advertising. Alternatively, it's dangerous not to do this because your product or service will be lost among all of the other brown cows (undifferentiated offerings).

-via an amazon.com comment


Pull-Out Table

Rather than have a dining table that collected dust, this homeowner designed a table that pulls out from under the kitchen counter and can seat anywhere from the daily2-4 all the way to the special occasion 16. I like the idea in theory.
scanned via O at Home mag

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Life the life you've imagined!"

~Henry David Thoreau

"Fruit Cocktail?"

A really old paper I had saved. I love how fun and refreshing these drinks look.

Oh How Beautiful (You Are)

A mirror that is covered in complimentary thoughts...
(Without the creepy man reflection)

Kind of cool!


Separated Yard

A fantastic example of a yard that as been separated into different usable areas vs. plopping everything down in a large grassy area.

scanned via Sept. BHG

Pottery Barn Clock

I'd doing some organizing and found this page torn from an old Pottery Barn Kids' Catalog years ago. I've been in love with the clock idea (vinyl numbers + clock hands of your choice) from the moment I saw it. Now I just need to find a clock mechanism I like....

Make choices based on your gut, not your head.

Quality counts.

Don't fight what you cannot change.

Live glamorously!

-Barbara Barry


Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone

These banana split pops look amazing.

Ice cream sandwich on a stick? Brilliant idea if kids are around.

I like the idea used in these white grape pops of just combining juice with frozen fruit.

More icy treat ideas and recipes here, although I am just going to add the book (Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone) to my Amazon list.

Cardboard Toys

This treehouse might be put on the kid's Christmas list.


Be not afraid of growing slowly;
be afraid only of standing still.

~Chinese Proverb

She's my baby...

...Oh how I love her!

Reflective Tic-Tac-Toe - Shahar Peleg


Beautifully Designed Yard

This yard is designed so well. I want to copy and paste it into my own outdoor space, or at least remember some of the "why's?" behind certain parts.

The fountain was put in to help drown out outside noise.

The gate and hedges offer privacy and separation from the public sidewalk.

I think that large grassy areas are needed for play, but they don't need to take up in the entire yard. I actually love the idea of breaking a yard up into separate mini-gardens/outside areas. A tree-lined path would be plenty of fun to run around in and would add height and variety.

Tiny details can make such a difference.

scanned via fall 08 Renovation Style


More Desks

I found this desk and still love it, but acknowledge its drawbacks: glass = constant smudges and no discreet storage, which is nice, but not necessary. I did find a couple alternatives to think about, although they really aren't grabbing me.

The above parsons desk with drawers.

Remove all the teeny-bopper surroundings and this desk could be pretty great. It is a style-your-own system so I could add as much storage as I wanted.

Another option within the above system.

I still love this one though....

I can live with smudges.

Assert your right to make a few mistakes.
If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.

~Dr. David M. Burns

Globe Pendant Lights

Fun to look at, but would I ever use one?

(Most likely the bottom right, if any)


Tau See-saw

This makes me want to be little again.

Paint Table

One more unique design concept.

Pixel Sofa

This is incredibly cool.

Why is it that I keep thinking that things will slow down and they just get busier?