Friday, September 30, 2011

blog break

walden pond in concord, mass.
peak leaves in ithaca, ny
acadia national park, maine
castle hill, ipswich, ma
essex, ma
marshall point light house, port clyde, maine
back beach, rockport, ma
camden, maine
happy fall and happy weekend! wishing you a weekend filled with your favorite things. i am taking a little break from blogging next week and will be back the middle of october. i'll leave you with some photos my husband and i have taken while living in new england for the past 5 years. cheers!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


i am so inspired by the autumn TOAST catalog. all of the clothes and romantic scenery have me dreaming about sipping hot cider and taking longs walks in fields of long grasses without ticks. the textures and colors of fall displayed in the catalog are raw and have everything to do with nature. love it!

photos by sarah maingot for TOAST.
found via musings (flor's blog on design) by peggy wong.

an eric carle book birthday party in the adirondacks

k+r love eric carle's colorful illustrations and charming books. their favorite is "the very hungry caterpillar". after i read it to them, they have to recite the day he ate all the junk food and got a stomach ache. they think it's a hoot. anyway, we took our family trip to the adirondacks recently and we thought it would be the perfect place to celebrate their 3rd birthday with all our family there. we made it an eric carle theme with some of his books to display. i try anyway i can to incorporate books and fun into the girls lives in hopes they enjoy reading as much as i do. we purchased some party supplies from the eric carle museum. i had the stripey yellow and white table cloth from fabric from ikea. and my sweet momma brought the most excellent cupcakes from a local baker in chagrin falls, ohio called sugar me.  it was low key event and we had so much fun hanging out with our family by blue mountain lake, laughing, watching the sunset, and eating lots of treats.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

danish delight

talk about scandinavian chic! the artwork on the walls, the delicate lines of the chairs, rugs on the wood floors, and overhead lighting has my head spinning with delight. love, love love this danish house.

photos by kristian septimius krogh for bolig magasinet via emmas design blogg.


whenever fall starts peeking it's head around the corner i want to fill the house with pillows and blankets to cuddle on the couch with. wolfun textiles are exactly why fall is my favorite season.

via seesaw.

Monday, September 19, 2011

blue mountain lake, ny

we went on our annual trip to the adirondacks this past weekend. it's beautiful up there. i mean the kind of beautiful where your eyes scan the horizon and you try to take in every mountain, every island in all of it's breathtaking allurement in hopes that your brain will remember this pristine landscape so you have a happy place to picture when you get home. we met josh's parents, chris and gay (family friends from ohio), my parents, and my bro and his fiance (briana) at the hedges. it's a historic camp set right on the shore of blue mountain lake. we met for breakfast and dinner in the dining hall. went to the antique show at indian lake. celebrated rory and karoline's birthday (more pics to come). watched beautiful sunsets. rode bikes. josh and i kayaked across the lake, docked our boats, and hiked up to castle rock and then kayaked back in time for drinks. saw and heard loons. sat by the fire pit and roasted marshmallows. i miss it already.

la clinica

 simple and sweet furniture designs for baby by la clinica.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

inspiring interiors

hope you all are having a great week! love the sophisticated interiors above. hope you do to. signing off for the week to spend some time with family. hope you have a glorious weekend filled with love and fun.

image sources:
1. magnus selander for elle interior. 
2. marie claire maison via bodie and fou 
3. mia linnman
4.  toby scott for est magazine
5. stellan herner via emmas designblogg

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

abigail brown's birds

how sweet and charming are these little birds created by abigail brown. she makes them by hand using new and reused materials to replicate the coloring on each individual bird. i can't believe how detailed they are. check out all of the little birdies here.

found via styled magazine-issue #2.

haystack mountain school of craft in maine

now: 2011
then: 1969
haystack mountain school of crafts is located on the coast in deer isle, maine and offers summer workshops in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, graphics, metals, and wood. after looking at many pictures of haystack i cannot get over the architecture of the buildings that have withstood the test of time. i think the campus looks just as modern now as it did in 1969 when the american architect, edward larabee barnes's vision came to fruition. in 1994 edward larabee barnes (1915-2004) was recognized by the american institute of architects with the presentation of the organization's twenty-five year award. it is one of only forty-one buildings in the country to achieve this distinction. to read more about the architecture of the haystack mountain school of craft check this book out: vision & legacy:celebrating the architecture of haystack.

"i’ve always been drawn to making things as simple as possible if you can do that without making them inhuman or dull or oppressive."
~ edward larrabee barnes, architect, 1989
speaking of haystack during an interview for architecture magazine.
photo sources:
image 4: rachel beckman