Ah. A beautiful space filled with candy. Miette P?tisserie + Confiserie in San Francisco opened this past weekend and I had to post about it. It’s one of those retail spaces that would make any of us weak, tempted, leaving with little candy-filled bags. But above and beyond the sweets, just look at the decor. I love their wallpaper, it’s so pretty, you may want to lick it! The care they put into the overall design makes everything delightful. I love the jars of jelly beans, gives me ideas for kitchen decor at home. Browse their website and fall in love with all of their dreamy edibles and beautiful product shots. I love seeing spaces like this…
Miette is located in Hayes Valley at 449 Octavia Blvd. Thanks Gina for the tip!
(images from miette)
Inspiration can come from anywhere. Usually the least likely objects, places, events, people, sounds, smells, etc. make me feel the most creative, energetic, and passionate. From gorgeously decorative cupcakes to amusement parks rides, here are some images that I’m hoping will stimulate your creativity today. Enjoy!
(images starting at top: lovely ride from Altweibersommer, aqua bowl from Target photographed by Twelve22, low rod from ShawnWall,“Jimbo” by Queen Things, terrific living room color and neat idea for a mantel (a shelf!) by Crafty Beaver, faded web by Melissa, santos hands by Red Shoes LLC, meet boOo… spo0ky!, the girl who paints amazing wall murals, cool ceiling in a nursery from Better Homes + Gardens, and cupcakes from an Amy Sedaris recipe by Crafty Beaver.
If it’s more inspiration you seek, you simply must browse the galleries of the wonderful German photographer, Jann Peters.
I was tagged by SFGirlByBay (Victoria) and now by Scrappy Girl (Cathy) to join in on a blogger game which states that I need to share with you six weird things about myself. When Victoria emailed me, my immediate reply was “Only six?”. I have way more.
1. I met my husband on the internet. I wrote an article that published online in ’98 and he read it and wrote to me to comment on it. We quickly became penpals for a year, then met up while I was vacationing in Europe, and married in 2001. I now believe in soulmates and the power of meeting men online. I like to tease him by calling him my Internet Bride. :)
2. I am obsessed with Morrissey and The Smiths. Before getting married, I’d hop flights just to see him in concert. The best was a back to back concert in London, 1999.
3. I have 3 blog stalkers. One of them recently sent me a creepy e-Hallmark card. I get these mean emails and ‘anon’ comments trying to pick fights with me almost daily. I never saw myself as stalker-worthy, so on a very strange level, I’m somewhat flattered by it. I thrive under pressure, so they keep me on my toes and give me a lot to laugh about with my friends and husband.
4. When I was a teenager, I had over 200 penpals from all over the world. I’d get upwards of 25 letters per day. I spent hours writing letters and sending off the little illustrations I penciled, along with puffy stickers, of course.
5. I love roller skating and cheesy old skating rinks. Careless Whisper from Wham! always takes me back to my first ever “couple skate”, a night I’ll never forget because a couple skate meant everything back then.
6. As a child, I loved to rearrange the furniture in my parents’ home on a regular basis. They’d walk in after work and find everything in different rooms, furniture moved, bookcases, everything. When I say regular, I’m not kidding either. Weekly. I would buy those books with the floor plans for homes inside and, using them as inspiration, I’d draw my version of the perfect house using graph paper, pencils, and my trusty wooden ruler. I was forever rearranging our home and drafting up these crazy home plans. This started at around age 7.
I really enjoyed Domino magazine this month, particularly for their feature on their design project where they teamed up with eight top interior designers to redesign and furnish apartments for those living with HIV/AIDS at Woodycrest House, a 40-unit apartment building in South Bronx.
As I examined each room, I noticed lots of Zia-Priven lighting, the crowning touch to any space. The frosting on the cake. See for yourself in the images below.
Zia-Priven sent over some designs that they’ll be showing at the upcoming NYIGF (below). Stunning!
Psst: Here is complete Slideshow of the The Domino Design Project. Fun!
(images from zia-priven unless indicated otherwise)