Friday, August 31, 2012

Sleek Design

I'm digging my subscription to Interiors & Sources. The first issue and it's loaded with cool things. Below is a swanky showroom located in Dusseldorf, Germany. The Basler Showroom, designed by Blocher Blocher Partners. I love the cool gray metal with bursts of pink accentuating the current fashion of the showroom. 
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Above photos from Retail Design Blog.
Photo credits: Klaus Mellenthin for Blocher Blocher View, Stuttgart

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Boy, do I love a good candy store. I turn into a 5 year old upon entering such a heavenly place. I laugh because all my co-workers think I'm this super healthy person, which is sort of true. I say sort of because I can't buy or keep candy/junk food in the house. It doesn't stand a chance, and I have absolutely no will power over such things as "grab food" sitting in my house.

I ran across this awesome candy store in my Interiors & Sources magazine. Below is the Candy Room, located in Melbourne, Australia. Isn't it fantastic? Obviously, I need to see this in person:-)
*Photography by Richard Kendall

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

McAllen, TX

Best of Competition winner for 2012 Library Interior Design Competition goes to Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. for the design of the McAllen Public Library. Heck yeah, good 'ole Texas! MSR Ltd used an abandoned Wal-Mart and converted into a library space. Great idea! Check it out!
*Photos from MSR Ltd website.

Monday, August 27, 2012


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"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt."
~William Shakespeare

Sunday, August 26, 2012

120 Years

I had no idea Vogue had been around for so many years. 120 years is a long time. And to celebrate the year the September issue is HUMUNGOUS, as in 916 pages humungous. Granted Fall season is the best for fashion magazines filled with tons of style and crazy goodness. 

First issue back in 1892
One of my favorite covers, 1949. Notice it only cost 50 cents. I just purchased the September issue for $6.99 and worth every penny. Too bad I'm in summer clothes for another 3 months.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


There are a ton of hobbies I want to explore, however, space seems to be an issue. While perusing the design blogs I've noticed quite a few studios (referred to as the modern shed) built in people's yards. This beats the old school shed any day of the week. When I have a house I will totally build one. Just think you can leave it messy and no one will know.
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MB Architecture built the studio container above. Supercool, right? Oh, the fun it will be.
via Studio Shed
I love the open doors with the deck above. I think Bronco would be pleased with this option.
Kanga Room Systems based here in Austin, convenient.
via TreeHugger
One of my favs. Although, I won't 'office' in it. This space is for painting, sewing, building furniture, etc. Kithaus designed by Tom Sandonato and Martin Wehmann. Don't you want one, too?

Monday, August 20, 2012


Coco Chanel 1930 via dpchallenge
"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about."
~Helen Frankenthaler

Sunday, August 19, 2012


E*cards never fail to crack me up.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Loves of the Week

Random things I saw this week and loved this week...enjoy!
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I love surprise there.
via Elle Decor
Delray Biker Blues- My Pink Soapbox
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I absolutely LOVE this kitchen. Simple clean modern look...sleek cabinets and love the color combo. Awesomeness!!!
via this is glamorous
Don't think I'm not already checking out dresses for the holidays...I am. Fashion is challenging in the sense you have to think way ahead of the time you actually need to wear the outfit. This is more difficult when you live in a super hot climate. I'm diggin' the gold dress above.
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I'm in need of a new look and love the sleek sexy look above. Can't wait for some fall weather. This is my favorite time of year as far as fashion is concerned.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


The world is building some really cool libraries these days. Below are some pictures of the O.A.S.E. Medical Library in Dusseldorf, Germany and designed by HPP Architects. While I have no reason to step foot in a medical library I think the design on this one would be a ton of fun to learn in.
*Pictures via Freshome and photography by Jens Kirchner.

Monday, August 13, 2012

There's a Window Opening...

I can feel it!
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"The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy."
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Perfect Sunday

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"Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know."
~J. Keats

Friday, August 10, 2012

While it's true my heart will forever love the color blue. I do have a bit of a crush on it's cousin, purple. Do you like the color purple?
via Elle Decor
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Who doesn't love a tufted poof as a coffee table?
via Designtraveller 
via Here
via Ladiesofluxury

Tuesday, August 07, 2012


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It's really ok to just let go and accept the chapter has come to a close...

Monday, August 06, 2012

The American Ballet Academy by Andreas Sjodin

"I'll take character over reputation. Your character is really what you are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
~AJ Perez