ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ಮೇ 31, 2011

d*s is all grown up

wow! have you seen the new design*sponge? the redesign is so pretty - i love love that dark charcoal grey! the peachy ribbons just pop on the background, one of my favorite color combos for sure. they did a great job keeping the soul of the old d*s and updating it to be more reflective of their current, grown up vibe. really lovely. congrats grace and company!

(plus, gotta love that living in: wet hot american summer post - have to love anything the state has done!)

peachy keen and kitschy clean

the latest issue of covet garden features the adorable home of moira roe, who has great vintage style and a refined taste (and gives etsy vintage a shout out - holla!) i love the kitsch factor in her decorating, but appreciate that she keeps it clean and relatively simple. so often retro goes too far and your space is overwhelmed. check out the rest of her home over at covet garden.

ಬುಧವಾರ, ಮೇ 25, 2011

playing in the dirt

garden gear cards, set of two for $5
i'm into all things planting this year - last year i just experimented with the flower beds and got to know my new backyard. this year i'm expanding a little, but still taking it slow. i wish i could be out in the dirt all day! loving these illustrated garden accessories by heidi over at red cruiser. cute and practical. i'm very new at this whole gardening thing, so i'm trying to let it flow instead of virgo-ing it up and stressing myself out. but i do think it pays to be a little bit organized. check out the rest of her shop, too.

seed saver envelopes, set of six

seed packet holder sets of three, large and small

garden journals, set of three

ಸೋಮವಾರ, ಮೇ 23, 2011

got rhubarb?

i've got rhubarb on the brain today, much like this fellow, except i'm thinking about where to plant some rhubarb crowns in my backyard - it's a big decision! can't wait to make rhubarb pie from my own garden. i've been pullin' weeds and cleaning up the yard this morning. after lunch i'm going to finish a grid and screen for my square foot garden. tonight another twins game - here's hoping for good weather (and a good game this time).

original painting of rhubarb pie on a bear's head by emma copley.

ಗುರುವಾರ, ಮೇ 19, 2011

wooden pennants

be still my heart - wooden pennants! new from country throwback artist extraodinaire dolan geiman, these are original screenprints on thin pieces of oak veneer. i love this twist on the traditional. these really take the cake!

shameless self promotion: you all know my love for pennants! i have handmade felt screenprinted pennants in my own shop rank and file, along with a slew of authentic vintage souvenir pennants in the vintage shop.

ಮಂಗಳವಾರ, ಮೇ 17, 2011

retro wanderlust pop up shop

looking forward to retro wanderlust's spring pop up sale this weekend! if you're in the twin cities check it out. both sets of these leather chairs are to die for! for more details visit retro wanderlust and check out her event page.

[photos via retro wanderlust]

more sky than sand

i've always been enamored with the idea of moving to the american southwest. i haven't spent too much time there - i've been to phoenix, vegas and zion national park. have yet to see the grand canyon! but i've always loved georgia o'keeffe's story and used to read natalie goldberg and think, "ah, i want to go to the desert and make art!" i think marfa, texas would be a great road trip destination. i studied donald judd and love his (paraphrased) quote about giving things room to breathe:

"the space around an object is just as important as the object itself."

[prada at night photo via pagog]

15 untitled works 1980 - 1984 by donald judd / chinati foundation

photo by jonathan percy on flickr

no place like here: marfa, texas from etsy on vimeo.

ಸೋಮವಾರ, ಮೇ 16, 2011

on the stereo:

tallest man on earth / "troubles will be gone" from the wild hunt

van morrison / "the way young lovers do" from astral weeks

punch brothers / "rye whiskey" from antifogmatic

pattern on pattern

happy monday! how was your weekend? we suffered through another cold, pathetic twins game, mowed the lawn and hit up the mecca of all vintage-loving estate sales! lots of great stuff for the vintage shop coming up this week. this morning i'm waiting for it to warm up so i can finished my raised veggie bed out in the back yard. until then, i'm loving this house tour of dottie angel's mossy shed.

in another life i'll have a cute cottage like dottie angel's, filled with pattern on pattern and pretty white ruffles. all in all that floral stuff is too girly for steve, but i can squeak in a few retro pillow cases here and there so my love for vintage floral will stay alive.

[via sfgirlbybay]

ಶುಕ್ರವಾರ, ಮೇ 13, 2011


photo taken in 1940 by george strock. time & life pictures/getty images. 

i didn't intend to ignore my little blog for a week, but it happened somehow. busy busy around here! i started a new job at an art store this week - it's totally weird being back at work. today a friend and i hit up the thrifts and brought in quite a haul! updated the vintage shop this afternoon. tonight we ate dinner two tables away from brother ali at our favorite local mexican joint, and now we're going to ride our bikes (despite the crummy weather) to the best cheap theater for a comedy. tomorrow there's a library sale i want to check out in the morning and if the weather holds up i'd like to start my raised bed for veggies. then a twins game with family, but we'll bring blankets and umbrellas!

what are your plans for the weekend?

ಸೋಮವಾರ, ಮೇ 2, 2011

i heard about this from amber and had to post. gorgeous! directed by todd cole it's a collaboration with rodarte called the curve of forgotten. music by deerhunter. i can't believe how old elle fanning looks, can you? loved the clothes (and the prop styling! that would be my dream job!)