Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Cupcake Friday and Halloween

How cute is this spooky cupcake pincushion?
For Halloween we are dressing up our dogs at the studio today (it's all last minute, but I think I'm going to try and get my Boston Terrier into a bumble bee costume). I'll be sure to post up the silly pics! Happy Cupcake Friday and Halloween everyone!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kicki Moller

Such pretty lace lampshades from Kicki Moller. I'd love to have a cluster of them hanging in the corner!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

La Pomme Sachets

I couldn't resist posting more sachets! These little lovelies come from La Pomme.

Fall into Inleaf Design

These lovely hand-printed geranium and fern sachets and pillows by Inleaf Design will usher Autumn into any of your rooms!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Shop Friend: Bitters Co

Whether it's a wedding or a dinner party, my favorite centerpieces are those that convey personal charm and natural beauty. Seattle based Bitters Co (featured in the latest issue of Domino) has a wonderful selection of eco-friendly "containers" perfect for putting succulents and clusters of hydrangea into!

above, clockwise: Metal bowl, centerpieces by Kathie Beamer,
mini-arrangements by Michael Daigan.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Kartell:La Boheme

Kartell's La Boheme stools by Starck always put a smile on my face. If I could, I'd have a cluster of them in a garden too! The photos below are from an exhibit Kartell held in Milan of iconic pieces from their collection.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy Cupcake Friday

Wow. This one I have nicknamed the "Mt. Vesuvius" of cupcake towers! I'm ready for the chocolate molten lava to spill out.

Happy Cupcake Friday everyone!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Holly Stalder

I saw the work of Holly Stalder on Etsy last night and fell in love with her capelets and shrugs. Donning one of these could quickly reinvent any LBD in your closet. Not to mention how beautiful these would look over a wedding gown or bridesmaid dress!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Paper Flowers

...and an origami gown wouldn't be complete without paper flowers! Can you believe these flowers by St. Jude's Creations are made of paper and tissue? The paper orchid would be so pretty to put on top of favors.

Origami Gown

I love seeing swapped and recycled materials put to creative use and this origami dress is awesome!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Shop Friend: Honey Interiors

I stumbled upon the work of interior designer Tamara Kaye-Honey of Honey Interiors and completely fell in love with her aesthetic. I am such a fan of high-low and Tamara expertly mixes modern and vintage elements in creating livable home spaces. These two California residences showcase her blend of stylish, kid-friendly, gracious and graceful interiors.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Blah Blah Pillows

...and more Monday accessories:
These adorable Blah-Blah and Rainy Day pillow will brighten any day of the week! Available at Eden & Eden.


I've got some Monday pick-me-ups for the week. Starting off with this cute little "Car-Sage" that you can pin to your car on your way to work.

Designed by British Accessories Designer, Johnny Loves Rosie.
Email for buying info.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Happy Cupcake Friday

It seems it was a loooong week for a lot of folks, so do as we do and cap it off with some sweetness. Happy Cupcake Friday and have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Style Me Pretty: Breast Cancer Awareness

If you read this blog, then you know how much I adore my friend Abby of Style Me Pretty. I was so touched to contribute to her Pink Week of Stationery as it is in honor of breast cancer survivors.
You can win one of the stationery ensembles featured below (including one of ours), just click here to go to Style Me Pretty and enter!

above, clockwise: Cat Seto, Ceci Ny, Love at First Invite, Paper Zest

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Days of Youth

Oh the days of youth! These pieces by Dutch artist, Marion Van Cruchten are full of childhood nostalgia. I love the dandelion ring!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Claire Pettibone: Back Row View

As many of you brides know, the back of the wedding gown is just as important and front... And Claire Pettibone's gowns celebrate every turn that a bride makes. I couldn't stop looking at the backs of all of her dreamy, intricate gowns.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Shopfriend: Bloomingdale's Registry

Here are pics from the fun event at the SF Bloomingdales where we were invited to present our invitations to couples. The registry and service at Bloomies is top notch...on this particular day, attendees were treated to mimosas and brunch, yum!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Cupcake Friday

How cute are these cupcake speakers? And yay to the new Sprinkles Cupcakes that opened up at the Stanford Mall in Palo Alto. I would have provided a pic of the cupcakes my sis brought me (and waited 1 hour for!) but they were much too quickly consumed...

Happy Cupcake Friday and have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Project Runway: Kenley vs Alexander McQueen

Once again, I have been sucked into this season's Project Runway. Did any of you catch last night's part 1 of Season Finale? I'm definitely not one for Kenley (nobody disses Tim Gunn!). So when Michael Kors called her wedding dress out for being a version of Alexander McQueen's 08 design I had to check it out.

Kenley's wedding dress (left). Alexander McQueen (right).

So you be the judge...McQueen ripoff? Read more about it on La Late.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sweet Things: I Dream of Cake

My incredibly talented friend, Shin Min of I Dream of Cake, always amazes me with her artful cakes. This one I had to pair with a Reem Acra wedding gown.

His and Her Placemats

These placemats by Petek Guven are so darn clever and cheeky I'd love to have them out for a good laugh before my meal!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Shop Friend: Josh Jakus

I love, love, love the designs of Berkeley, California-based designer, Josh Jakus. He has prefected form+function+eco friendly with his felted wool UM Bags that unfold completely flat. And take a look at that felted egg carton...such a simple, beautiful way to display your stray apples and oranges!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fall Bud Vases

One bloom and one bud vase...that's all you need for a cheery Monday start!

above, clockwise: vase by Heath Ceramics, Placecard Bud Vase, White vases from ZGallerie, Spiragoya Vases

Fall Dinnerware

And why stop at bud vases...I love adding new round soup bowls (especially these by Heath Ceramics) and a few extra plates for Fall.

above, clockwise: Chez Panisse Collection by Heath Ceramics, Tree Plates, Octopus Plate

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Cupcake Friday

Cheers to olive cupcakes! The perfect compliment to your Friday happy hour.
Have a happy cupcake Friday and weekend!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wedding Shoes : What's Underfoot!

I always love trying to take a peek at what shoes the bride is wearing because I like to think it reveals her innermost wishes for the day...whether it be a pair of comfy, bleached out Vans, Ruby Red stilettos or classic satin pumps. What did you/will you be wearing beneath your gown on the big day? As I was browsing through the beautiful blog for Southern Weddings Magazine, I couldn't help taking a glimpse at all of the fun and varied bridal footwear!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Shop Friend: August Morgan Pillows

My pillow obsession goes back to the days I hoarded stuffed animals as a I hoard pillows from past apartments and lives sealed up in boxes because I refuse to throw them away. Pillows have always been the most affordable way to transform a room, and for me, they always help to jump start a change of scenery. I spied about a dozen pillows to snatch from designer Kate Hersch's pillows at August Morgan. Kate collects vintage and antique needlepoint, repurposing them into one of a kind pillows that are full of wit and flair.

Kate was kind enough to answer some questions I had about her new line for us today.
Kate, how did August Morgan come about?
I have been a collector of fabric for years, and I used to needlepoint before I had children. I actually started needlepointing when I lived in New York! One day I thought that I had to do something creative. I put my love of textiles together, shook it up, and out came August Morgan. My business partner Lance Avery Morgan helped solidify my thoughts.
What influences your design?
My years at Sotheby's definitely influence my design. I worked in client services, so I attended all of the auctions. I saw everything from Silver to Impressionist art. I developed my love of decorative arts there.
What has been the hardest thing about starting your business?
The hardest thing about starting this business is getting my name out there. I am in Austin, and while it is very hip it is not New York. I hope to do the Gift Show in NYC in January.

And how about the best?
My favorite part about my business is simply creating. I am so happy putting fabrics together it is ridiculous. I get a little sad when I sell a pillow, but they always go to a good home!

Thanks so much for sharing with us Kate! To shop her pillows, click here.