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Cool Artist: Rebecca Purcell 28 Feb 2007

While browing around Petulia's Folly today, I noticed a gorgeous knitted & beaded scarf by Rebecca Purcell. It turns out that Rebecca has has a long and successful career in design as a previous visual director for ABC Carpet & Home as well as a stylist for the Anthropologie catalog. Inspired by her collection of baubles, charms, and other materials her work comes across as fashion-oriented but are really inspired by memories and thoughts that started many years before each piece is made.


here birdie, birdie 28 Feb 2007

If I had a house, I'd love to welcome birds with these gorgeous ceramic bird houses by J Schatz. Imagine these in a cluster of various colors...gorgeous! {via Outblush}


oh, habitat... 27 Feb 2007

There are so many UK brands I love, and Habitat definitely tops that list. The fisrt time I discovered Habitat was seven years ago in Paris and haven't had a chance to go back since. With so many well-priced pieces and a diverse designer line-up, I think it would do amazingly well in the US...


{images with a woodsy, outdoor theme from the current catalog}

Blueprint finds it's way... 27 Feb 2007

I finally received the new issue of Blueprint yesterday...after, what seems like a very long break. I know that they've been trying to re-focus the magazine's direction with a new editor and new staff. After reading the latest March/April 07 issue, I totally love it now! It feels younger & fresher...and the variety of topics feel more cohesive. It's like a mix of Domino, Lucky, and Martha Stewart, with a little Jane thrown in there. While I wasn't sure about the multiple topics at first, I really think it works now. The magazine has a lot of sections that feel like blog posts...quick snippets of this and that, interspersed with longer editorials and great images...here's a preview from one of the crafty projects in the current issue...


sweet rain... 26 Feb 2007

The new Free People umbrella is so very sweet. Inspired by a vintage style, there are fun fabric details woven on the inside...


yellow feet 26 Feb 2007

brighten up those feet in spring's new favorite color...{i'll take one of each!}


{left to right, top to bottom: N.Y.L.A. Jetty mustard heels with gold trim, for textile fans...bright yellow Converse Jack Purcell's with Lucienne Day print!, dandelion yellow Charles David Wistful heels, and pale yellow Ted Baker Bacall Sandals.}

Stray Dog Designs 26 Feb 2007

I've got a bit of an obsession with lamps...I love them and would have a ton of I wasn't limited by space or money. There's something whimsical, yet still elegant, about these lamps from Stray Dog Designs. A lot of their pieces are on the cute side and would be great for kids, but my favorites are those that still feel just right for adults.


sweet details... 25 Feb 2007

...in these pieces by Jovovich-Hawk...


happy friday with dandelion yellow... 23 Feb 2007

There's something about this Bev Hisey rug that makes me really happy. Dandelion yellow + ivory + a shot of gold...yum! Have a great weekend!


Philly LifeStyle 23 Feb 2007

For those of you in Philly, I'm proud to announce that my first LifeStyle piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer's Home & Design section hit newstands this morning. I've taken over the regular Friday column from Grace Bonney and look forward to this new place where I can share some fun things for the home. You can also read it online, but it's definitely better in paper if you're local...



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