I was so honored when Victoria invited me to guest blog today on her lovely site, SfGirlByBay. I covered a topic a little outside of my comfort zone called Affordable Fashion where I mostly rant about how disturbed I feel by overpriced denim and $500 Coach bags toted by ‘tweens in the local mall.
If you’d like to read Fashion Friday: Affordable Fashion here’s the link. Thank you Victoria for allowing me the creative freedom to write and have fun on your blog today!
(images from noa noa)
I found my dream dining room table in this month’s issue of Danish design magazine BoligLiv. This image is from their website, so I have no way of checking the stocklist, but if you have the issue can you kindly let me know who the designer is and if there’s a price quoted won’t you please share?
I recognize the white Arne Jacobson chairs but since I’ve never seen this table before I have no clue who designed it upon first glance. It’s so lovely. I’m sincerely interested in purchasing it as I need a table desperately and rarely come across things that I feel this attracted to at first glance. I hope it’s affordable! I can only imagine, I am almost scared to ask. :-O
Here are a few more images from the same issue worth tossing in for the sake of enjoyment, Scandinavian interiors like these are enough to make one want to gut their apartment and start anew. They’re so creative and seem to know how to style things perfectly. I like how they mix contemporary and clean with bold, whimsical styles that while they seem a bit all over the place at first glance, there is most certainly a reason behind it — it’s not a result of uncontrolled clutter.
(image from BoligLiv)
This isn’t a Real Simple plug because I freelance for them, they certainly do not need me to sing their praises, but I was on the site this morning and stumbled across some pretty Daily Thought Wallpaper (19 total). They’re inspirational and free so why not show and tell?
Real Simple has some of the best magazine covers and these wallpapers look to be from past issues, each comes with a nice thought like my favorite above by Helen Keller, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Here’s the link in case you’d like to pretty up your office today.
(images from real simple)
One look at Steven’s Stuff and My Happy Accidents and you know you are in for a treat of colorful surprises! Steve’s Stuff specializes in vintage finds scouted in England and are affordable vs. inflated like so many vintage finds online. And it’s a fun little shop to browse. My Happy Accident is the sister store where handmade items are sold.
I can tell Steven has a good time collecting and creating, and of course we have a good time with these things as well so I see a perfect fit. I think the vase above totally needs to sit in a Bazaar Style space decorated by Selina Lake filled with fresh wildflowers. And how cute is that little man? He’d be quite handsome in a bright kitchen — I’m imagining him against yellow or blue walls with his eyes watching over as you bake…
(images from steven’s stuff)
Becky from Hatch wrote in this week with a few words about Foo Dogs for our Get Real question of the week. If you have a question to submit for next week, please send me an email.
Becky writes, “There are those awesome huge ones (foo dogs) on Jonathan Adler’s and Simon Doonan’s balcony, all the way down to the ugly pillow by West Elm. I know they were a trend, evident by how prices soared for them on eBay, but who liked them and who didn’t?”
Care to dish?