Sunday, May 30, 2010

Carton Furniture

Designer: Riki Watanabe


Designer Dan Hochberg and Odelia Lavie


Tamago Furniture (tamago is Japanese for egg, a sushi delicacy as well)

Merci Design 


Bravais Chair

designer Liam Hopkins


A Green Treasury: Hope for Green

Congrats to the shops featured!! Love all their shops, so go check them out!:)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Eco-Friendly: Reduce Reuse and Recycle

I've been obsessing over the latest environmental catastrophe that has hit the Gulf of Mexico with the current BP spill. After a month, the oil is still gushing and I'm sure we are all concerned about the sea life and the ramifications of this on our wild-life. And what this will mean to our environment in the future. 
The Facts as cited from

Americans generate 30 billion foam cups, 220 million tires, and 1.8 billion disposable diapers every year.

Every year, one American produces over 3,285 pounds of hazardous waste.

Over 80% of items in landfills can be recycled, but they’re not.

    Vehicle exhaust contributes roughly 60% of all carbon monoxide emissions nationwide, and up to 95% in cities.

    Large hog farms emit hydrogen sulfide, a gas that most often causes flu-like symptoms in humans, but at high concentrations can lead to brain damage. (That one scared me the most..)

    There's more. lots more. There are small ways, however, for you as an individual, to help.

    Use cloth diapers.

    Buy local. Less demand for produce outside your area means less transporting of bulk goods from other places. 

    Compost, recycle. 

    Carpool, use public transportation, bike or walk.

    Use energy saving light bulbs. Turn off your light when not in a room. Take the plug off your appliances when you're not using them.

    Eat more vegetables, organic or with low pesticides. Eat less meat. 

    These are the simple things you can start with. They're small but if we all try them, the results can be promising. On our part, I've started separating our garbage and actually make time to shuffle it all in the car once I have enough paper/plastic/aluminum and drive it myself to my city's recycling center. It's a process but I'm trying to find that rhythm!

    What more do you think you can do to help with decreasing the impact of pollution on our planet?

    Here's a few lovelies from Etsy, which has wonderful resources on its blog for reducing waste and points us constantly to shops on the Etsy site that utilize recycled mediums::





    vegan linen sandals zerkahloostrah@etsy




    lavender eco-friendly linen necklace from cynamonn@etsy





    upcycled tote from elsjeboer@etsy

    Also, thank you Etsy for the latest treasury to make the FP! All the convos I received from the sellers featured were ecstatic, so thank you for making their day:)

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Stay safe and I'll see you next week! XO, Maha & Emma:)

    Thursday, May 27, 2010

    Quick Post and then I'm Off!!

    Awesome weather today! Cooled down a bit. For a while there, I was reminded of how much I don't like humidity and excessively hot weather since we've been having close to 90 degree weather here in Chicago and it's not even July..I just popped in to share a lovely treasury someone has me in. A fantastic shop at that also. I am very much affected by images and they do have an effect on my mood. My mood lifted quite quickly when I saw this treasury. The fact that I'm in it is just icing on the cake. Thank you PianoBenchDesigns :) Enjoy!

    Summer Fun

    Hi, Emma here. Just dropped in to let you know how my summer is going already..

    So, we've been hit with some sorta heat wave here in Illinois. Hot, hot. How hot was it, well, since you asked (and since I love a good joke):

    It's so hot that I saw two trees fighting over a dog. 
    It's so hot, today I saw a chicken lay a fried egg.

    It's so hot that I have found out (the hard way) that my seat belt buckle could be used as a branding iron.(true story..ouch!)

    Do you see what amuses my Mom? (shakes head)

    Girls with cars

    Yup, I'm bicycling. Isn't May National Bike Month?

    Acting silly for mom. She was in a mood, so..

    I smiled, posed for her photos and then

    of course, a little comedy can't hurt!

    Here, me being prim and proper (I was tired and it'd been a long day, people!) 

    I better get some shut eye. It's hard work being this adorable;).  XOXO, Emma

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010

    I'm Not Obssessed

    eggs, originally uploaded by alice b. gardens.

    with beautiful photographs.


    sakurako kitsa@flickr

    with winding stairwells


    With women in dark pant suits


    Louise Brooks

    with simple and intricate accessories

    purity earrings from eva666@etsy

    felt feather fascinator from blueeyedfreckle@etsy

    Leafy green mandala from caitlinsainio@etsy

    With the Magical..


    photo: the stream of time. photographer: unknown. 

    Karen Wise Photography

    Art is a step from what is obvious and unknown toward what is arcane and concealed. Khalil Gibran

 Luis Jacob (he's amazing)

    When old age shall this generation waste,

     Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
     Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,

                     "Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all

                         Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

                                          Ode to a Grecian Urn, J.Keats

    Romy Schneider

    Aesthetics is defined as the critical reflection between art, culture and nature.
    Aesthetics studies new ways of seeing and of perceiving the world.from

    Diaphanous Dryer sheet dress


    Diaphanous Layers
    The 10 cent designer's photostream @flickr

    Diaphanous Kelly with Box



    Photographer: Baldovino Barani