peekaboo

May 31, 2011

“Cheers to affordable modern”.  You’ve got that right, CB2.  I’ve been making mental lists of what I need to purchase before I move in July and a new coffee table was one of them.  Because square footage is limited, and because I’m just obsessed, I decided that a lucite coffee table was the perfect answer.  Won’t cramp my space and certainly won’t cramp my style.  Finding affordable lucite pieces, though, can be a little bit of a challenge.  Untillll I came across this little number from CB2 – the little sister store to Crate and Barrel.   The peekaboo clear…

“Cheers to affordable modern”.  You’ve got that right, CB2.  I’ve been making mental lists of what I need to purchase before I move in July and a new coffee table was one of them.  Because square footage is limited, and because I’m just obsessed, I decided that a lucite coffee table was the perfect answer.  Won’t cramp my space and certainly won’t cramp my style.  Finding affordable lucite pieces, though, can be a little bit of a challenge.  Untillll I came across this little number from CB2 – the little sister store to Crate and Barrel.  

The peekaboo clear coffee table from CB2 is exactly what I have been wanting and the price point is even better.  Score and double score.  Now I just need to find some neat coffee table books to place on this baby and I’m set.  Thank goodness for birthday coming up in July!

CB2, I love you.  

(All images via CB2)    

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Memorial Day.

May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!! Hope everyone has been having a glorious looonnngg weekend like we have!  Today we celebrate and remember the U.S. soldiers that dedicated their lives to serving our country… It’s holidays like these that make proud to live in country of the stars and stripes.  Whether on a lake drinking some Budweiser, singing along to some Bruce Springsteen or Britney Spears, eating out at a BBQ, or just sporting some jorts – hopefully everyone did something with a little American flair this weekend! (Image via Jenna Fifi)

Happy Memorial Day!! Hope everyone has been having a glorious looonnngg weekend like we have!  Today we celebrate and remember the U.S. soldiers that dedicated their lives to serving our country… It’s holidays like these that make proud to live in country of the stars and stripes.  Whether on a lake drinking some Budweiser, singing along to some Bruce Springsteen or Britney Spears, eating out at a BBQ, or just sporting some jorts – hopefully everyone did something with a little American flair this weekend!

(Image via Jenna Fifi)

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Yee-Haw

May 29, 2011

Straight from Knoxville, Tennessee, this hand-made wall art and card stock is one of the coolest things I have seen as of late.  YeeHaw, an Etsy seller, proves that one should never take art too seriously.  She creates block-printed letterpress pieces that are all done by hand.  Everything is made with salvaged equiptment, recycled paper, and re-purposed inks.  All of the imagery is original and the typography is antique. I remember block-printing in my high-school art class and I thought it was such a great concept, but you sadly don’t see much of it.  That may be why I love…

Straight from Knoxville, Tennessee, this hand-made wall art and card stock is one of the coolest things I have seen as of late.  YeeHaw, an Etsy seller, proves that one should never take art too seriously.  She creates block-printed letterpress pieces that are all done by hand.  Everything is made with salvaged equiptment, recycled paper, and re-purposed inks.  All of the imagery is original and the typography is antique. I remember block-printing in my high-school art class and I thought it was such a great concept, but you sadly don’t see much of it.  That may be why I love what YeeHaw has to offer. 

At first I sent these to my boyfriend because I thought many of the pieces were targeted to guys, but I think the would look amazing in any room of the house.  The farmers market pieces would be darling hung as a series in a kitchen.  And woulnd’t they be a great gift for the person who seems to have everything?  Betcha they don’t have some handmade letterpress by YeeHaw! 

I am dying to order a print for my boyfriends house to see how they look in person.  Probably one of the steak prints!

(All images via YeeHaw)

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Sunday’s Best

May 29, 2011

My friend Erin sent me a link to this DIY chevron rug and said, “I want to make this and I want you to do it with me.”  Yes.  If I had hardwood floor and not wall-to-wall carpet in my apartment, 100% I would be all over this do it yerself venture.  And yes, if I lived in Chicago and not Dallas I would definitely help her measure and tape off all the precise angles and lines needed to achieve the crisp edges like the above.  Sigh.  But I really hope Erin goes through with this project – if you…

My friend Erin sent me a link to this DIY chevron rug and said, “I want to make this and I want you to do it with me.”  Yes.  If I had hardwood floor and not wall-to-wall carpet in my apartment, 100% I would be all over this do it yerself venture.  And yes, if I lived in Chicago and not Dallas I would definitely help her measure and tape off all the precise angles and lines needed to achieve the crisp edges like the above. 

Sigh.  But I really hope Erin goes through with this project – if you need a rug or a DIY project in your life I hope you do it too.  Because it’s cheap and cute!  I personally love the grey and white combo Hayley chose but a neutral tan would also probably look great, too… Maybe make one of the stripes a neon or different color than the others for some dimension?  A nice navy or bright pink perhaps?

(Images via Hayley Anderson Photography)

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Fleabags

May 28, 2011

Fleabags.  Canvas + leather + eco-made = stylish, utilitarian, lovingly constructed and detailed bags.  I’ve been admiring Fleabags after seeing them on some of my favorite blogs (Sacramento Street, wit + delight, etc.) and I couldn’t get the bag above out of my brain so I decided to give it some lovin.  This is “the original flea” bag – their first design, originally only 100 were produced by hand and sold as a limited edition in spring/summer 2009.  So pleased they now sell them all year long and with several leather colors to choose from!  I know it was the…

Fleabags.  Canvas + leather + eco-made = stylish, utilitarian, lovingly constructed and detailed bags.  I’ve been admiring Fleabags after seeing them on some of my favorite blogs (Sacramento Street, wit + delight, etc.) and I couldn’t get the bag above out of my brain so I decided to give it some lovin.  This is “the original flea” bag – their first design, originally only 100 were produced by hand and sold as a limited edition in spring/summer 2009.  So pleased they now sell them all year long and with several leather colors to choose from!  I know it was the “electric green” silkscreened logo that first caught my eye on this bag (I’m such a sucker for neon right now, it’s killin me) but I also think the “coffee” colored leather looks so crisp against the natural canvas and it adds a serious juxtaposition to the neon.  

 

Loving this brand even more after I read that the name was derived from creators Shira Entis and Alex Bell’s need for a good-looking and practical bag to take with them on their weekly shopping trips to local fleamarkets – “Fleabags are designed as their ideal solution – dapper, large, lightweight and sturdy carry-alls – that are also eco-minded” – voila!  I am so drawn to all the great products designed by Flea Bags (plus the name and logo are cute and clean).

(Images via Flea Bags)

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