Thursday, August 28, 2008

sometime this year

camping in joshua tree.

:: image from apartment therapy

Monday, August 25, 2008


the UK-based clothing company toast is like a refined, british anthropologie. i've received a couple of their (thick!) catalogues, and i'm in love.

the clothing is beautiful. but it's the photography and the page layouts and the weight of the catalogue that really made me fall for them. better than any anthro or j.petermann catalogue that i've loved in the past.

if only the dollar were not such a weakling...

check out their website -- or request a catalogue here.

:: images from toast, fall 2008

muji muji

these muji colored pencils get me as excited as a 64-pack of crayolas.

moma store tells me: the name 'muji' is derived from the japanese phrase 'mujirushi ryohin,' meaning 'no brand goods.'

i love the perfect, simple, natural packaging. and each bright color!

:: images from muji & me

Friday, August 22, 2008

thinking about...

+ the lovely chemex & manual drip coffee [above]
+ headboards for my bed
+ windowsill gardens for some fresh basil
+ more patio lights
+ firing up the grill this weekend!

:: image from apartment therapy

Thursday, August 21, 2008

catching up

apologies for the quiet.
there's lots to catch up on after two long weekends of houseguests!

first, the laundry & the living room & the groceries & the overflowing inbox.

then, the backlog of random ideas & pictures that have piled up in my head.

working on both...

on that note, i'd love to live in a prefab someday.

:: image of my favorite wee house

Friday, August 8, 2008

sitting on the rock in the bay

perched on a rock in the middle of narragansett bay in rhode island, clingstone has avoided falling into the ocean for a century.

dramatic. and gorgeous. and from this nytimes article, it sounds like the ultimate fixer upper.

i love the history, and from all the photos, i love love the house.

to keep the huge home in shape, the owner hosts annual "work weekends" and invite 50+ friends and family come to eat&drink and clean&repair. sign me up please!

:: all images from nytimes

Sunday, August 3, 2008

planning ahead

and it's already calendar season...

kate spade released her awesomely designed annual desk calendar for 2009.

this year's theme: road trip.

Friday, August 1, 2008

august - sigh.

even though i don't have school starting in september anymore, and even though LA doesn't exactly cycle in seasons, the start of august still gives me pause.

a reminder to start squeezing the last out of summer.

::image by tookie