Saturday, November 28, 2009

My Store Has Run Dry!

Ack! My poor Etsy store has been neglected! There are barely any items listed!

Don't panic. I'm listing more items today and in the days to come to return it to its former glory.

In the meantime, here's a video from Norfolk and Western:

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Grandma's House - The Beginning


Back in August, I started a little project. I decided to move into my Grandma's house and make it my own. The only problem was that my Grandma's house was full of junk... 30 years of junk. My Grandma is a hoarder. So bad that she couldn't live in her house and 12 years ago, she moved out of it, leaving the house to its own, filled with creepy-crawlies, newspapers and boxes of Avon.

In the beginning, I couldn't open the front door... not even a foot. But now I'm actually living in it. It's still a project, but I can't believe how far I've come.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Inspiration

I am so inspired by lush fabrics and stunning wallpaper from Osborne and Little. I just want to go to their showroom and dive right into their vignettes.


I'm in love with the following two wallpapers. I think they would look great on an accent wall or to brighten up an alcove.



These fabrics are so yummy:



You would have to kick me off of this lounge:



Visit the site and tell me which one inspires you.

Poor Henry

Speaking of dogs... Henry got a haircut.

Before:


After:

My mom tried to shave him for me, but that didn't give the best results so I took him to a groomer. I guess he had gotten so matted that they had no other choice.

I miss his fluffy snoodle hair. It will grow back right?




Poor Henry.




Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dogs in Space!


I like this sweet little Gocco print by monocol. Monocol is two artists on Etsy, Tom Eykemans and Gwynne Siakan from Seattle. This print is of Laika, the Dog Cosmonaut Darumina.

Daruminals are based on the Japanese wish dolls called Darumas. Traditionally, the wisher makes a wish and colors in the right eye of a daruma. If the wish comes true, the wisher then colors in the left eye.

It reminds me a display of a dog cosmonaut that I saw at the KGB museum in Moscow.


During the 1950s and 1960s the former USSR used a number of dogs for sub-orbital and orbital space flights to determine whether human spaceflight was feasible. They launched missions with passenger slots for at least 57 dogs. The actual number of dogs in space is smaller, as some dogs flew more than once. A few died due mostly through technical failures or intentionally.



Sometimes I think that Henry is from space.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Etsy Favorites - Furniture


My fantasy house would include this Antique Lion Head Settee and Chair Set by sprucehome.




Etsy seller SparrowsNest1 has this great revamped Antique Server. I love the grey and white combination.



Check out this reproduction The Havana “Retro” Lounge chair and ottoman set. The set is available in a variety of colors by lunarloungedesign, but I prefer this sky blue shade.




modology uses two of my favorite materials, maple wood and Lucite plastic. This stylish mod style credenza is the only item in modology's etsy shop. Why list more items when you have one with a $1,400.00 price tag?


Here's another goodie from lunarloungedesign. This mid century lounge chair reproduction is pretty snazzy. I love the contrast of the metal, wood and canvas.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Etsy Favorites - Lingerie

I'm hopelessly devoted to the Etsy shop, Hopeless. The Yunioshi Garter and Sally Bra was inspired by Audrey Hepburn's character 'Holly Golightly' in the film 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. They are made with 100% silk satin and must feel incredible to wear.

Read her interview with Style Melbourne.




I totally want this teddy by panterbyhand. The price is great (on sale!) but I'm afraid it would be too small for my 5'6 frame.

I was fortunate to have a booth right behind her at last year's Bizarre Bazaar in Cleveland. Her booth helper was Nate Powell, who's graphic novel Swallow Me Whole was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize.


She also makes the cutest bloomers.




I love these
pasties. In fact, I love nearly everything in Gothfox Designs store. The photography, the models, the stylization. I think I have an Etsy shop crush.



Here's another favorite by Boudoir Queen. Her description: "These faboosh tap pants are outrageously decadent. Hand dyed all 20's textiles." Yes, serious decadence.

Also, check out this video about Boudoir Queen:



Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"nothings gonna get me like the old times"



I love this song, "Old Times," by The Whispertown 2000. I can't wait to hear the rest of the album.

"Nothing is wrong, I'm right where I belong."

I keep telling myself that.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Etsy Favorites - Clothing


My new favorite Etsy shop is BoudoirQueen. Unfortunately,
it's on vacation right now. More about her shop soon.



I love this dress, by Etsy seller heirapparel.



I'd wear this any day of the week. Hot! By Etsy seller, elysiumdesign.




Everything in dearpony's Etsy shop seems comfortable. Me likey.

Monday, July 20, 2009

My Wish List *or things I would buy if I had a disposable income

A Vespa. www.vespausa.com Yes, owning a Vespa would be sweet.... but its all about the practicality. (Or least, that's what I tell myself.)




This shawl. Created by the lovely fellow Estian known as Corpseknit, who's first line of her bio reads, "As if created by the skillful hands of Victorian women bound to the underworld, the Corpseknit Clothing line is touched by the romance of a past era."

I had a similar shawl to this, but I left it in a friend's rental car in Cleveland. The next day, I begged and pleaded for someone to mail it back to me... only to be replied with, "We didn't find it." Yeah right.

Someday I will own this shawl, and it will be better than my first one. This one is created by the skillful hands of Victorian women bound to the underworld.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blog Love

When I got home from work today an opened up my laptop, this blog entry was starring back at me: http://blog.ounodesign.com/2009/03/26/so-you-think-youd-like-to-live-in-a-church/
I have no idea how it was opening and loaded in my browser but I am amazed at the entries and information. From a stunning picture of a church turned home:

To a whimsical posting of indoor chair swings:This blog is the findings of Lindsay Brown, a designer in Vancouver. You can read more about her and her favourite things at: http://blog.ounodesign.com/
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