ಸೋಮವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 28, 2011

sweet pastels

sincere thanks to miss amy moss for including my holla card in this round up of cute finds over at eat drink chic last week. quite an honor! much obliged, amy!

girly show

cate blanchett in givenchy, photo: lucy nicholson/reuters

gotta have my girly moment with the 2011 oscar dresses. anne hathaway's handful of costume changes were gorgeous, but my favorite is cate blanchett's givenchy gown. i did like melissa leo's dress, but don't know if i should...amy adams was gorgeous! and natalie portman was cute as a preggo button. jennifer hudson was looking great in that color, but maybe too much cleave? 

did you watch the oscars last night? what did you think? 

melissa leo in marc bauwer, photo: frazer harrison/getty; amy adams in l 'wren scott, photo: matt sayles/ap

natalie portman in rodarte, photo: john shearer/getty ; jennifer hudson in versace, photo: jason merritt/getty

ಬುಧವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 23, 2011

we've all come to look for america

tennessee / matt lehman
digging this project called fifty and fifty, where a designer from each state interprets their respective state's motto. a new piece is posted every day. here are some of my favorites (so hard to only pick a handful):

pennsylvania / jessica hische 

new york / dan cassaro

maine / josh brill

connecticut / meg hunt

minnesota / erik hamline

kentucky / nate utesch

ಸೋಮವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 21, 2011

storefront type

there is flat out nothing better than old school signage. found all these gorgeous examples on we love typography, a new-to-me site that i was sifting through earlier today for a spkdm project. i wish more businesses would embrace their old storefront signs instead of replacing them with flat boards with no personality. the old stuff says 'quality' and luxury to me, even when faded.

world famous photo ops

my man found these the other night and i had to repost. photographer corinne vionnet took hundreds of tourist's photos of iconic landmarks and overlaid them to create one image. these are part of a series called "photo opportunities." they almost vibrate or look like an impressionist painting or something. what a great perspective...of the same perspective.

[via my modern met]

ಭಾನುವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 20, 2011

happy sunday

what are you doing with the rest of your weekend? we're recovering from a raucous game-night and will perhaps accomplish some tiling (so at last our kitchen will be finished). maybe.

[photo of a san francisco valentine from the life archives, by justin sullivan/getty images.]

ಶುಕ್ರವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 18, 2011

for schlepping

i'm loving these totes with adjustable leather straps by fabric & handle. versatility is a must for me when it comes to these types of bags. i hate it when i can't sling totes over my shoulder (especially in mpls, where we wear jackets and coats two-thirds of the year). perfect for the farmer's market or trips to the post office (in my case). looks like a cool d.i.y idea to try, but they are just $29-$39 for this tote shopping bag style.

[via simplesong]

ಗುರುವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 17, 2011

i want to go to there

i'm on a scandanavian interiors kick, from sites i can't understand, as per usual. look at this lovely home with lots of raw wood + cool grey blues. easy vibe with rumpled sheets fur throws for every room.

sorry for being blog-m.i.a. working a real job really cuts into my internetting. anyway, on to the house candy:

ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 15, 2011

winter + vintage

there's no place like here: hindsvik from etsy on vimeo.

lovely film by etsy's pascal perich about the home of my favorite online vintage retailers, hindsvik. the couple behind the gorgeous shop live in a bright, light house near lake erie in port colborne, canada. take a gander at there's no place like here: hindsvik.

i wanna write you a letter

21 year old andy warhol writes a bio for harper's magazine in 1949

thoroughly addicted to letters of note, a site dedicated to showcasing fascinating correspondence, often providing behind the scenes looks at iconic events. there is always a bit of background info to provide context. so great. here are some of my favorites (so far!)

[thanks for the link scott.]

a product marketing manager for campbell's soup writes to mr. warhol

funny rejection letter from mad magazine

hugh hefner writes to a fan who requested the first issue of playboy

then unknown mr. coppola asks lee marvin to be in his picture, pre-brando

ಸೋಮವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 14, 2011

too legit, too legit to quit

steve and i decided to have a $0 valentine's day this year, along with our traditional heart shaped meatloaf (you heard me).

i made him homemade peanut butter cups using this recipe. he surprised me with my own bona-fide, official website for valentine's day. isn't that so sweet? pinkshirtsandcarwrecks.com in the house. right now, the only thing that's up is the smooch graphic, but rest assured everyone will know when things get legit.

pillow talk

love it up today, ya'll. happy valentine's day!

print by jen gotch available at her shop for $65.

ಶನಿವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 12, 2011

don't be an ass

kate spade valentines are up! i usually email them out to my peeps but this year i ended up popping some cute old school ones in the mail. real mail is the best, but last minute valentine options are so great, especially kate spade-style.

ಗುರುವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 10, 2011

so fresh, so clean

i've been browsing non-english interior design sites again. thus, i don't know anything about this place, except that i love these super fresh spaces in this home over at mixr.se. the traditional leather furniture (such a pretty green) looks so right in a bright, light space. and take a gander at those gates. gorgeous.

ice berg, right ahead

it is real cold here in mpls, so ice bergs are appropriate this morning. at least the sun is out otherwise there would be no hope. love these original ice berg studies painted by jeremey miranda. original art for under $100! these are sold out in his etsy shop, but he has more lovely seascapes up for grabs.

[via modish]

ಬುಧವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 9, 2011

mini pennant giveaway winner

i drew a name and the winner is....the late afternoon! two mini heart pennants are coming your way. congrats!

she said:
I just discovered your blog/shop and love both of them! Your handmades are so cute - especially the pennants! My favorites are the peacock and charcoal! 

This valentines day, the boyfriend and I are road-tripping down to LA. There's nothing more fun than an open road, stuffing ourselves with snacks, and spending hours and hours laughing in the car. Oh, and Disneyland, of course.

if you'd like to get a mini pennant of your own in time for the big day, head over to the handmade shop. thanks to everybody for entering and sharing your valentine's day tradition! 

ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ 8, 2011

almost famous

just perusing through the preview of anthology's second issue and spotted something familiar in the spread about kelley lilien: a mustard yellow fondue set. the name looked familiar (didn't make the connection until now) and lo and behold, back in october she purchased the fondue set from pinkshirtsandcarwrecks vintage! (eagle eyes, i tell you.) she used it for a party that looked like so much fun (and in which oh joy! was in attendance).

so, i'm almost/sorta/kinda famous. go etsy vintage!