Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Green Summer Wish List

Summer, more so than Spring, awakens in me the need to remodel and redecorate. It's when the bright sunlight streaming through my windows allows me to breath in the fresh warm Chicago air and shake off that frigid cold the Midwest is so well known for. It is this time of year that I quietly start window shopping and day dreaming of the spaces and fabrics and wares where I can add a few warm and homey touches here and there.

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.  ~Walt Whitman
A sensitive plant in a garden grew,

And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light,
and closed them beneath the kisses of night.

~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant," 1820

Green Coronet Ceramic Glazed Drip Planter from Modalabode.

Eco-friendly Cotton Fabric Made Flat from Extraseed.

Twin Robins Print from Hadleyhutton.

Fondue Tulip Bowls set of 6 from Jessjamesjake.

Framed Silk Fabric Landscape from Littlebyrdvintage.

Vintage Bicycle Ride 1960s Green Dress from iloveswift.

Hedgehog Wool Needle felted Sculpture from Birdonwirestudio.

Set of 6 Vintage Enamel Green Metal Bowls from Birdie1.

Maple Seed Pod Baby Quilt from Jewelweeds.

A Spring Flower to Put in Your Hair from unjardindehilo.

Wool Felt Corsage-sakura-from emikokellerdesigns.

'In the Woods' from Jennibick.

Original Polaroid Emulsion Lift from Pocketmemories.

Recycled Wine Bottle Wind Chimes from CdChilds.

Dragonfly Paper Chandelier Mobile from Kismetsunday.

Vintage Mini Flag Banner olivesomeday.

Handknit Cuckoo Clock Pillow elf518

*A treasury was created for this blog post. Please check it out here.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Little Discoveries

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Love, Love this

So into this..great way to use up my fabric scraps! Fabric tape-a tutorial.

Can you believe these are ceramics and pottery pieces? They look like illustrations, yet ceramics is what they are. Gerbera by Swedish ceramist Marianne Hallberg.

Åtta vaser



and here

Fine Little Day also has a fantastic shop that houses these lovelies...

The staged images below are from Norwegian photographer Susanna Hesselberg. She takes images depicting the ordinary and pushes it to an extreme. She carries a very surrealistic view on the everyday and mundane. Her photographs suggest stories, yet most are untitled, allowing the observer to come up with their own interpretation. More of her work here.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Random

By now, you probably know I am smitten with simple design. Here are a few of my current delights..

For the Home:

The World of Bookhou

Beautifully serene and eclectic mix for your home. Ranging from wood-working to letterpress to art to textiles, check it out here and here. Oh, and they have a shop on Etsy.

Unusual Fruit Bowls

36 Pencil Bowl

Hmm, interesting take on mold...the Ceramic Wall Art Lily Plates

Handmade Lingerie: The Whimsical

Lady Hume's Blush from strumpet&pink

I just love the images from Strumpet and Pink, British design duo extraordinaire 
Lisa Z Morgan and Melanie Probert. They are so beautiful, poetic and just too pretty to look at.

Flower of Balay 

Eve's Drapes

The Princess and the Pea

Sowing her Seeds



and...The Ethereal...
Ell and Cee

New Love in Clothes

I love Lida Baday's clothes. They caught my eye while I was researching Canadian Outerwear for this winter. Her clothes are simple. clean lines. classic. Plus I'm a sucker for a good turtleneck!

...and Shoes

I adore ballerina flats. It all started when I saw Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn, lightly stepping around for most of the film in a pair. Add those black tights and turtleneck and you have a classic look for the ages. Alas, I shall covet this one from afar...Source.

Happy Friday:)! XO, Maha