Thursday, June 30, 2011

Esty Favorites

Well, guess who has a birthday in near future...? This girl!

Since I have had to make a want list for my birthday gifts from family, I decided I would make another list of just some of the cool finds I have found interesting on Etsy! (They all might not interest as many men out there, than the women...i'm allowed I guess to pick the Gorky things in life since I am a girl & everything!)

splash series & graffiti piece from nicolecohen in new york
(she also has this blog)

from doctorscloset in Vancouver, Canada

Redesigned Furniture from The Pebworth

White Dash Laser Cut Acrylic Ring from rahyaeb

Pillow covers in Free Spirit Fabrics by Rubystella
abstract painting from PresentPaintings in Pennsylvania

So now that I have shared just a few of my you all have any treat from Etsy that you love??? Let me in on your special treats!

peace & love,

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Love the Craspedia flower!

It’s been a long week, already & that’s not to say it has been bad. Mine has been filled with evening walks, playing with my sweet puppy, red lines on projects, kick off meeting at work (for the project I will be lead project manager for!), and lots of productivity.

I’m excited for a relaxing weekend though, really who wouldn't be?!, & just enough down time to recharge for next week.

Until the weekend, here are a few of my favorite treats as of right now!

Obsessed with Cocoa and Hearts artwork by Jen Ramos

Perpetual Kid Website where you can find any gift for you or a friend!

mini indoor wall gardens...I will have one someday!
photo via dornob

A glass tea jar
I am in pursuit of finding a cute one that's actually made out of glass!
I want to make some sun tea this this Texas heat!

 Enjoy your the rest of your week & come back to enjoy some more sweet treats later!

peace & love,

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Snapshot Sunday #2

Here is an artistic treat for everyone to enjoy!

I was in awe of how the artist created these pieces of art and how they turned out so detailed. An artist named Keira Rathbone, which she is most famously known for these types of pieces. She created the artwork by using vintage typewriters and typing out letters, numbers and symbols in place of brush strokes or pixels. The results are the delisiously detailed images!

Now, that is what I call creative!
Enjoy your lazy Sunday afternoon! I'm celebrating father's day with my daddy! :-)

peace & love,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Colorful Treat You Can Actually Eat!

Unlike some of my other treats, these colorful little beauties are actually something you can taste!

I was reading the Kravet newspaper they have at their showroom the other day & found a section called 'Stumble Upon'. It was like the app stumbleupon! which  is a discovery engine that finds the best of web, suggested just for will discover photos, videos, & web pages.

Anyway, in this section I came across a cool blog that had a post about edible crayons they made. Yes, i said it...EDIBLE CRAYONS! Now for all those worrying parents out there of children & animals that like to eat crayons...have no fear! You can make your very own...mostly nutritious...edible crayons! It also is very easy to do!

They made them by grinding up similiar colored foods like nuts or fruit & moistened with melted marshmellow, then put the paste into crayon molds & let the crayon molds air dry, until they become dry like biscuits. You can't bake the molds or they will change their colors.

These made me think...wouldn't they be great in Elementary schools? Or even as a fun lesson about food or could make the crayons in class & they would get to draw with them afterwards! I don't know about you, but if I were a kid, that would be a lesson I would actually listen & love!

This has inspired me to go make my own, & hopefully tasty, edible crayons! I'll let you know how it goes!

peace & love,

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dipped in Chocolate

I recently have noticed alot of items being dipped in yummy colors of paint. Most of the items are antiques being refreshed & given a new look with painted on the chair backs or just the tips of their legs.

This dipping technique makes the traditional set, which might otherwise not mesh well in this modern loft setting, instead look right at home. Both of the two above pictures are from houzz

photo via materia designs

Japanese Urushi spoons

superior servers by ladies and gentle men studio

dipped glassware from design within reach

I would think it would be pretty simple to achieve this effect on your old outdated items too. Even if you can't actually dip the items, you could use a taping technique. You would just tape off the top of your chairs & paint them a clean white, or go for a visual punch with hot pink, peacock blue or any other bright color. I could see this trick working to unify a mismatched assortment of chairs.

I kind of want to try it out on my plain wooden tv trays to give them an artistic look instead of being just the cookie cutter tv trays. I of course would use bright yummy colors, although the neutal colors are just as yummy!

peace & love,

Friday, June 10, 2011

I'll gladly take these stairs

We usually don't notice stairs, they are just an obstacle in the way of where we want to go. Most of them are really kind of boring, but why not make them colorful & add a little whimsy in life? They have a lot of dimension, covering both vertical & horizontal surfaces. You can really give some attention & make a big impact whether it be a little paint or new wallpapered risers. It would make me a little happier to walk up the stairs instead of using the elevator, which I've been getting better's better for your health and for the environment!

Here are some successful stair cases that look just as tasty as yummy little candies!

Paint Samples act as a graphic wallpaper on these walls

All of the above photos came from Apartment Therapy

old yard sticks helped these stairs get a new life photo from design sponge
A newlywed couple used their grandparent's love letters as the inspiration on their stairs- photo from Metropolitan Home

Horst Gläsker combined emotional words with bright colors on a public German stairway

Now that I live in a one-level apartment, I only wish had some stairs to take full advantage of this fun design opportunity! It would add some beautiful life into the space.

Maybe my parents would let me practice on their staircase...

peace & love,