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great infusion of color and detail...


...in Mayle's Summer 08 collection...

{available at Jake in the US}

terrain opens tomorrow!


Some of you may have heard about the new home & garden lifestyle concept in the works, Terrain, the 4th brand from Urban Outfitters, Inc. The first retail location, Terrain at Styer's opens to the public tomorrow in Concordville, PA...just outside Philadelphia. Here's a sneak peek at the new 11 acre garden center blending home fashion and horticulture. I've been hearing bits and bobs of things in the works, so I am sure the space and details will be absolutely stunning. I'll be visiting the new shop next week and will some post more photos then especially for those of you not in Philly...

{UPDATE: see more photos of Terrain here and here.}

shadowplay studio + juno


Since I rarely get to see movies in the theater, I finally {finally!} saw Juno last week when the DVD came out. Of course, it was as good I had anticipated, but how cool were the opening credits. Turns out the opening credits were hand-made by Shadowplay Studio in LA. If you haven't seen it, check out the Juno opening sequence here and click here for behind-the-scenes photos of how it was created.

{Images from Shadowplay Studio.}

gorgeous peaks of rainbow...


...from Poltock & Walsh's Spring/Summer 08 collection...

{via Scout Holiday - a great fashion blog I stumbled upon yesterday!}

{marissa likes}: from an oh joy! intern


In February, I took on my very first intern, a college senior graphic design student named Marissa who has been SO great to work with. I've been keeping her busy with other projects which is why you've yet to hear from her until today. So I thought it would be a great time to share some of Marissa's favorites a couple times a week until she leaves me next month to go off into the full-time working world. So, here we have the first of a short series of picks from Marissa in her words...."Magma is one of my favorite shops in London. They sell great design books and posters. I particularly like the book Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am which showcases the work of illustrator Sara Fanelli."

kumquat cupcakery


If you've been reading this blog for a little while, you may already know my weakness for tiny things. and sweet things. So, combine them together and it's basically the perfect party for my taste buds. Check out these mini gems from Kumquat Cupcakery in Brooklyn...yum...

little doodles


I love the mix of bright watercolors and black & white line drawings in Little Doodles' original prints.

feeling the slightly off-kilter contrast of purple & yellow...


{left to right, top to bottom: sunshine cosmos toiletry bag from hable construction, hair accessory from colette malouf, paulette macarons, j.crew cami and shorts, lemon floral arrangement from lemons book {via snippet & ink}, kate spade web loop key fob, and hair band by colette malouf.}

pretty toppers


Ever since our wedding almost two years ago, I've been infatuated with hair accessories...especially those that have a dramatic, special feel but can be worn on less dressy occasions like these beautiful pieces from Colette Malouf...

ikea on wheels


If you liked the Orla Kiely tram from a couple weeks ago, check out this monorail in Kobe, Japan adorned with prints from Ikea's spring collection to celebrate the opening of a new Ikea location in the area. See more photos here.