apartment snapshots

January 14, 2012 § 2 Comments

a couple of weeks ago, the boy and i stepped into west elm where i sort of went a little nuts. you see, i love that place. i would move in if they would let me, except… i don’t want to live in emeryville. dealbreaker. i’ve also resigned myself to the fact that my place will never look like their catalog – our design tastes don’t exactly overlap very often, and as a result our decor “situation” isn’t exactly cohesive (read: you wouldn’t know a girl lived here unless you looked in the closet…okay and maybe the bathroom). we left empty-handed and on the ride home, i’m pretty sure i had a decor identity crisis. it was fun for all… i assure you.

when we got home, the boy went to sleep and i placed an order online (heh heh). all was well in the world! and when the package(s) finally arrived and i had set everything out, he actually sort of approved, meaning nothing “disappeared” the next day.

west elm chevron bath mat, anthropologie towels (similar here), mor hand/body wash

ikea striped throw (also featured here), west elm bijoux dots and triangle pillows

yeah. there are a lot of fake dogs in this household (not shown: z gallerie pug bookends).

confetti love

October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

i really, really love confetti.


(photo by dh kong)

like.. a lot. the above photo was taken at a job i had a few years ago, when we were filming a quick video… a clown was involved. and a bounce house. we were all standing around at the end of the day, surveying the confetti explosion that had happened, and i sort of… jumped into it. with the office dog. for no reason.

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dog/house

October 20, 2011 § 2 Comments

good dog

pug plate, john derian. milan rug, twinkle by wenlan. poodle salt & pepper shakers, jonathan adler. best in show wallpaper, osborne and little. yorkshire terrier print, mod dog shop on etsy. le chiot sculpture, cb2.

…drooling over these doggy-inspired decor finds. which is your favorite? no surprises here… i’d happily adopt every single one!

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hello! and a lovely sunday.

August 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

hello! welcome to my little blog.

this is me 🙂

i’ve dabbled in a fair bit of blogging in the past, but never really maintained a blog of my own, so here goes!

today was one of those sundays that every weekend should have, for no particular reason. it began with pie – actually that probably explains a lot of it – as all good days should. it sounds glamorous, but really just entailed my friend (baker of said pie) and i standing at my kitchen counter in pajamas, eating appetizer-sized forkfuls of apricot pie out of mini anthropologie cups. hey, if you’re going to be lazy, you may as well do it in style (or so they say).

then we were off to the ferry building! in a perfect world i would begin each day wandering from shop to shop, with a cup of blue bottle coffee in one hand and a miette macaron in the other, or maybe one of those funny little cones filled with salumi. okay, maybe just once a week. that whole place, touristy as it may be, has a certain charm that gets me every time.

a hop, skip and a jump later, we ended up at madewell… and this happened:

a skirt with perfectly imperfect spots – i can’t wait to pair it with tights in the fall! and a plaid top with the sweetest rounded collar.

..and then a quick tip-toe through kate spade, where i scooped up the 2011 wall calendar (i realize this is a bit nuts seeing as it is august and all).

i had to do a fair bit of cajoling to convince the boyfriend that our apartment needs twelve kate spade art prints framed and scattered across our walls, but i think i may have succeeded. i mean, i baked sprinkle-topped sugar cookies and everything. those are convincing in and of themselves. apartment decor negotiation is no joke, i tell you.

bye for now!

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