Sunday, July 31, 2011

Swim Army Usb Flash Drives

Really cool USB flash drives from Victorinox Swiss Army.

They are waterproof and shock-resistant, and also offer USB data encryption. The Slim and Slim Duo come in sizes of 4GB to 128GB. The Slim Duo basically offers two thin USB drives in the same compact form

Get one here.


Functional Ornamental Dishes

Sweet! Designed by Ariane Prin.


Scotch Tape Shoe Dispenser

Fashionistas, you'll love this one! Get it here.


The New York Times Scented Candle

If you like the smell of newspaper, this candle is the one for you.

The New York Times Candle was one of designer-artist Tobias Wong, who passed away in 2010, last concepts. With the current fascination with scents and, especially, experimental scents, Wong proposed producing a candle with the fragrance of newsprint inspired by The New York Times, an institution he greatly admired and with which he had a longstanding relationship.

The project, though in progress, was never actualized. So you’ll just have to stick to sniffing the Sunday Styles.


Klein Constantia Honey Packaging

Beautiful honey packaging for Klein Constantia Farm by Terence Kitching.

 "The small white box resembles a bee hive box with embossed ridges to denote planks of wood & nails. The famous Klein Constantia crest is gold foiled on the front of the box below the diecut slit that has one bee on its way into the box inviting you to open the packaging. The box opens to reveal a, bee covered, honey comb pattern as well as small diecut bees packaged inside each box. all the bees were also detailed with gold foiling."


High Heel Nike Dunks?!

Ok, calm down, they're not real, but you gotta admire the execution. Kudos!
A precursor to what Louboutin x Nike or Jimmy Choo x Nike could look like?


Cake Candelabra

A chandelier cake topper/candleholder that Liberace would have loved!
Get it here.


Chocolate Bed Toppings

Chocolate bedding set. Guaranteed sweet dreams with this one!
Buy it here.


Chalkboard Office Accessories

Waaaant! So practical!
Get them here.


Turn Tap for USB Power

The Charging Tap is a hub that charges your cellphones, digital cameras or others. You just hook up your gadget and turn the tap on. Designed by Qi Weijia.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sunny weekend

I hope everyone is enjoying this hot sunny weather. This amazing French ormolu decoration at the Getty seems the very height of summer sun to me!

Friday, July 29, 2011


Weeeez, it's already end of day Friday - and may I add happy hour time?!
...wishing you a beautiful weekend! See you back here on Monday! Xo, Si-

Photo Elliott Erwitt

a thousand tiny stitches

My uncertain days with a new baby are beginning to settle down, and I find my thoughts turning more and more to my creative projects, and how I can get to them and balance parenting without making a mess out of both my projects and my children!

When the weather is chilly I always seem to crave the comfort of working on my quilting projects. But this summer, too, has been so cold and grey that I have found myself turning to this work-in-progress quilt. Often, when I can grab a few moments, I will spread it out and stitch even just a few dozen more stitches. I find comfort in this - the repetition of the stitches always seems to calm me.

It is a pleasurable task, but I still find myself wishing that I could just finish this quilt already! I am so looking forward to washing and spreading this baby out on my bed. Despite Adelaide's insistence that this quilt is hers - this one is for me!

thought of the day : courage.

"Go Forward with Courage," an archival print by Jen Ray of Corduroy, one of my favorite Etsy shops these days. ($30)

for the morning...

...stunning photographs by Julia Hetta to start the day. So very dreamy.

danced, danced, danced all night

I watched My Fair Lady months ago and daily still have the song “I could have danced all night” in my head. I would surely be singing (and dancing to) it constantly if I lived in this beautifully converted ballroom designed by Steven Gambrel.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

An artist flat in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

This is the Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris VI, apartment of artist Kyo and Sum, her Jack Russel terrier. Kyo surrounds herself with mix and match pieces, giving her interior a bohemian chic feel that inspires her paintings and sculptures. Chicissime.

{Photos Jean Marc Palisse for Cote Paris}

Time is ticking....

This baroque chinoiserie clock from the Getty reminds me that summer is ticking away. I've had so many things going on I've barely had time to write about any of them but look forward to some interesting posts in the near future!

emma cook.

Resort 2012.
Happy weekend.

cambridge satchel.

The nude satchel is a more practical solution but something in me is leaning towards the fluorescent orange. Have a little one? Peep the backpack version.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

along for the ride

I am so in love with this little baby - he has stolen my heart! Reid has a lovely and sweet disposition which I find so charming, and am ever so grateful for.

Although, I have to admit, he did kick me in the butt the first little while - my goodness! I had somehow forgotten how much work little babies can be. But those first many days of big ups and downs have faded into a new life together and once again I find myself loving being a mom and these days together with my two little ones.

The funny thing about this photograph (above) of Reid, is that Adelaide was driving me crazy when I was trying to take it. She was dancing all around Reid's head all hyper and crazy-like. Totally getting on my nerves! But it was because of her and her antics that I got this wonderful shot - Reid is looking up and smiling at her. I have to try and remember this - to accept my daughter more. And to take deep breaths, and try to be more patient.

Mostly, Reid just loves being with us. Whatever projects or adventures Adelaide and I get up to, Reid is always with us, too, happiest just to be along for the ride.

Both Adelaide and I refer to Reid as "our baby", and he truly is.

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