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{small stump} currently loving... 30 Nov 2007

It's been a while since I've posted a "currently loving" image, so I'm thrilled to be sharing today's piece from Jill of Small Stump. From now on, I'll be posting a image from this series on Fridays so you can end the week with a bit of inspiration and a beautiful photo. Now, to Jill...


WHO...Jill Pilotte of Small Stump. In addition to her own line, Jill is also the Artist and Design Gallery Curator of Rose and Radish in San Francisco.

CURRENTLY LOVING...wood, white, warm...
This is my current dining table centerpiece and I love the combination of soft, hand-made, pieces and warm, woody textures. My growing collection of felted bowls and containers are perfect for displaying little groupings of objects. A small tree sits inside my favorite felted pot made by Papaver Vert, and I set some mini pine cones on a white pod from Project Felt. I often use little slices of logs as display pedestals for really special pieces like these Coe and Waito porcelain acorns (available soon at Rose and Radish). The little pile of crocheted balls are made by Relishdress.

disks of chocolate 30 Nov 2007


Last month I came across these beautiful chocolate mendiants by Eclat Chocolate. Of course, I noticed them for the beautiful textures and patterns pressed into each disk. But they are also delicious and beautifully packaged. With a high cacoa content, they're rich yet light...perfect for those who don't like their chocolate too sweet...

domino honorable mention! 29 Nov 2007


For those of you who followed the Domino decorating contest, the winner Catherine was recently announced with her gorgeous French parlor style bedroom in Mill Valley, CA. Today, Domino announced that they're giving away $1,000 to one of the 12 runners-up, and I'm one of them! Yay! {Our bedroom is the bottom left photo}. I'm flattered to be chosen as a reader favorite along with these other great submissions {including Victoria of Sfgirlbybay}. Voting for the runner-up prize begins today through December 14th. Click here to vote for your favorite!

jessie randall for target! 29 Nov 2007


Oooh! Target is teaming up with Jessie Randall, designer of the coveted Loeffler Randall brand, for its next limited-edition accessories collaboration. The sweet metallic flats & bags are too cute and a wonderful, more affordable option. The line will hit stores beginning December 30th! Read more here...

{via Orange Beautiful}

jill malek 29 Nov 2007


Graphic designer, Jill Malek, creates hand-screened wallpapers inspired by the fluctuating patterns of frequencies found in nature. By emulating the recurring events we see in nature everyday, her new line, frequencies, attempts to capture the synchronized patterns of movement in flocking birds, the gained momentum of running horses, the growth patterns of vegetation and the cyclical activity of human and animal life. The metallic and tone-on-tone colors are just gorgeous...

books of photos... 28 Nov 2007

Love the illustrations on these photo books at Auto...


oh joy! elsewhere 28 Nov 2007


I've been so crazed lately, I forgot to mention that I have added a new little section to the right side bar called, "Oh Joy! Elsewhere" where you can see home decor selections from my Philadelphia Inquirer column (updated every Friday) as well as shopping picks from Outblush (updated daily) where I am a contributor. I've got some fun holiday decor and stocking stuffer gift guides coming up in LifeStyle so check the side bar regularly for new pieces! Here's one of my favorite recent stories...all about cozy things for winter...

scholten & baijings 27 Nov 2007

Gorgeous woven blankets from Amsterdam-based Scholten & Baijings...


{Available for purchase in the US at Modern Child.}

feathers... 27 Nov 2007


Ever since my wedding last year, I've been more into hair accessories especially those involving feathers. I love these photos from the Danish clothing brand, Noa Noa. While some may be too costume-like for everyday where, they're really pretty and fun...

give a little this holiday season...for free 26 Nov 2007


The folks at Tiny Prints are willing to donate up to $50,000 to a few great charities. All you have to do is choose which charity you would like $0.10 donated to. There's no purchase necessary at all just click and choose one...click here to help benefit either the Starlight Starbright Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, or Big Brothers Big Sisters.


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