Monthly archive August, 2010

Dog Days Got You Down?

If you are like me, then the relentless scorch of late summer heat is beginning to get to you. During these last several weeks of triple digit temperatures, everything around us seems to be intensified…the sun’s heat, the cloudless sky, the glare in our car windows, and the sweat on our forehead before you’ve even...

CB2 and The Selby

Ok, folks…I’ve got some exciting news! You remember this guy…Todd Selby, a photography and style inspiration. Well, I have the chance to meet him!!! Maybe…hopefully! But I need your help. CB2, a hip furniture and decor company specializing in all the best of modern furnishings, is hosting a contest in collaboration with The Selby. The...

Verde Vision

I have been having the best time with my newly acquired green lens sunglasses. Everywhere I go I view a sea of vibrant green! I found them during my recent trip to Minneapolis at the coolest vintage shop, Tatters. Great prices and gorgeous pieces. If I hadn’t been flying home and on a budget, I could...

Rue, Right Around the Corner

In case you missed it, the very exciting news of Rue Magazine’s first launch sneak peek hit the web last week. AOL’s Shelter Pop wrote a wonderful review of the magazine’s much anticipated launch this September 16th. You may remember Crystal from Plush Palate and my guest post for her a couple weeks ago. Well, she...

An Encounter with the Past

Yesterday evening I had the delight of  driving by a ballet studio here in Fort Worth en route to other non-dance related errands. As I peered through my car window and into the studio space, a rush of memories overcame me as I watched young teenage girls in pink tights, black leotards, tightly wound buns,...

Autumn Planning with Polyvore

So, what is the latest buzz about town?…Fall is Right Around the Corner! Retailers and publishers alike have been tempting us with heavy knits, long sleeves, and sassy boots at every angle. But now it is your chance to take on your own Autumn planning. I have long been a fan of Polyvore for blogging...

Quiet Corner

In a quiet corner, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of residents moving in and out, is the most gorgeous entry area original to our apartment building’s catholic chapel. With it’s hushed blues, greens and golds, this unexpected side hall offers a moment of calm in our mostly crazy lives. Each day I have...

Summer Succulents

Summer brings to mind so many different emotions and images. This past (well not quite past yet) summer will be remembered for many things…this…this…and definitely this. But I will also enjoy recalling my trip to the Minneapolis Walker Museum Sculpture Garden and Conservatory. I happened upon these brilliant succulents during my walk in the greenhouse and...

More Therapy!

On Tuesday I told you about my search for spiral staircase solutions on Apartment Therapy’s site. Well, I got reeled in again and this time looking at gorgeous rooms with canopy beds. Yes, canopy beds…one of my dreams for the future of my little apartment. You may remember this image from a post I published...

Etsy Envy

Surprise, surprise! Two posts in one day! During my coffee and blog routine yesterday morning, I was catching up on one of my favorite daily reads at City Sage and, by way of her morning post, I got turned on to Etsy again. Similar to my experience a few days ago, I found myself rummaging...

4 Years and Counting!

Today is a very special day and although I will do my best, I know as I write this humble post that it won’t give proper justice to the significance of this occasion. Four years ago (I can hardly believe it) on this splendid day, David and I committed our lives to one another. Since that...

What Do You Do with a Spiral Staircase

Spiral staircases…how do you work with them? I was recently asking myself this question since I am currently living with one. (You can see the pics of our new place here). As many apartment dwellers know, one of the best places to find apartment inspiration and unique problem solving is the amazing Apartment Therapy. So,...

Dancin’ in the Summertime…

…one of my favorite activities as the weather shifts from warm to cool. Back home (in Nashville), I would always look forward to the months of July and August for the annual summer Big Band music and dance in Centennial Park’s event shelter. (Find this year’s schedule here). When I found these photos below from...

On to the Next!

For my regular readers who have been keeping up with my travels to the Minnesota Fringe Festival, I’m sad to say that our adventures here have come to an end but on the same note I’m happy to say that I’m returning home. It is bittersweet, for sure. During our stay in the state of...

Burning the Floor

So our tour continues and, after a short break between Fringe performances, Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre is at it again. Our last two shows are on Friday at 4:00 pm and Sunday at 7:00 pm at the Intermedia Arts Center and if you are in the area you can find more info at the Fringe...

Antiqueified

Wow! Minnesota sure can heat up in the summer. Who knew? So today’s agenda included a lovely outing to a few architectural antique destinations with my friend and director of Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre, Kim Nofsinger. We discovered some real treasures and along the way I decided to document our findings. I was having fun identifying...

I Have No Problem With That.

Do you remember my post from a couple weeks ago when I was surprised and confused by the seeming shift in my personal taste. Monotones? Neutrals? Texture over pattern? Well, the brilliant Ms. Lyons of J. Crew is only making the matter worse. After browsing through the company’s August catalog, I’m sold on this crazy...

Mirror Ribbons

Whenever I find a new element in design that I haven’t seen before (there is a lot that is recycled quiet frequently) I like to wonder what sparked the idea or stirred the inspiration initially. I came across this unique mirror application in one of Jessica Helgerson’s recent projects and thought the same thing. How...

The Bigelow Chapel

As many of you know, I am currently in Minneapolis, MN touring with Shelter Repertory Theatre for the Minnesota Fringe Festival. It has been a fantastic experience and inspiring artistic retreat! I wish it would never end…but I guess change is growth, so onward and upward. Aside from dancing with a wonderfully talented and delightful...

Guest Appearance: At Plush Palate

I am so honored to announce that today I have a guest appearance/post at one of my all-time favorite design blogs, Plush Palate. I started following Crystal Gentillelo and her beautifully written blog about a year ago and she has now become a daily read. Her gorgeously composed posts inspire and inform my ever growing...

Meeting Half Way

Today’s post features a home that I simply love…nothing more complex than attraction. It’s the perfect mix of warm and masculine, simple and detailed, luxe and humble, old-world and new twist. Ok, so maybe the Saarinen dining set influenced me a little. What can I say…I can’t help myself. I mean look at that gorgeous...

Creative Finding

Not long ago I found the coolest network for creative artists and professionals, Behance.net. Aside from being an awesome tool for those working in the industry, it is an incredible resource for the rest of us simply looking for inspiration. A recent Twitter update landed me at this project by the branding group, Coming Soon....

Person to Place…Episode 3

PERSON TO PLACE… Episode #3: PERSON: Brilliant, summer colors…exotic motifs…outdoor theme. Ms. Framel shows us a beautiful rendition to pull inspiration from. PLACE: And Domino, of course, never disappoints. Pool party anyone?

The Walker and Our Place

Exciting news (in my world)! We unpacked the last box and hung the last picture (almost) in our new place on Saturday and I took the time (*read-got distracted from packing) to take a few pics of the place. I was feeling very inspired by The Selby and now I’m feeling brave and want to...

Todd…The Selby

Have you heard of him…The Selby? He’s quite the character and he’s coming to your place (or someone else’s) and you can travel with him! This unique artist, Todd Selby, is taking his lenses into the homes of creative individuals across the globe and discovering the environments that they find themselves comfortable in. His website...