Skip to content

Crate and Barrel

I’m really liking the new leaf botanical collection at Crate and Barrel, very fresh and modern, just in time for spring! The palm leaf plates, green leaf platter, and ashton chair are some of my picks from this collection. I really like the tuck-arm chair style with the hardwood legs with classis turnings and brass casters. Traditional yet modern with the fresh cotton-weave bontanical print.

Have you shopped their ready to assemble collection yet? If you have, I’d be interested in some feedback. I really like the puzzle bookcase. For $349, it’s quite a bargain!

The kelli dinnerware and the lucky glassware are wayyy cute, too. Love the funky graphics on the tumbler and the clean green and white dinnerware that has a very kate spade vibe to it. Fun!
Have children? Pop on over to Crate and Barrel’s site for kids called The Land of Nod.

(photos from crate and barrel)

Posted in uncategorized on March 07, 2006

Alicia Bock

Looking to dress your space with affordable + beautiful photography? Alicia Bock is your girl.

You can also shop her lovely selection of prints, vintage inspired glass magnets and jewelry with inspirational words like fly, live, and hope. etsy store. She has a great eye for color and design; I’m sure you’ll really like her work. Here’s her bio:

“I left my job in the non-profit health arena in 2003 to stay at home full time with my children, and to pursue my creative interests. My art is inspired by my daughter, Nehalem, and son, Jasper, who notice every bit of life. We spend our days daydreaming about the Oregon Coast, taking pictures and enjoying the wind on our faces. We have big plans for this next year and are excited to see what adventures the year brings!”

The coi print is a favorite of mine – love the dreamy colors!

(these photos are from alicia bock)

Posted in uncategorized on March 07, 2006

W Hotel Shop!

The uber posh W Hotel now has an online shop so you can recreate the whole W experience at home. You don’t have to steal the towels anymore, come clean with these! I highly suggest their online music, although a modest selection, I give an experienced thumbs up since I own half of it in my own collection (tip: you’ll really enjoy the ultra chilled for nights when you’re entertaining and want to transform your home into an ultra chic lounge). More than music, you can shop for bedding and yummy accessories at the W store, too. You can never turn away cute boys for dinner, invite the salt and pepper men for only $15!

(all photos from the W Hotel Store online)

Posted in uncategorized on March 07, 2006


Having a less-than-creative day? Need a little design inspiration? Perk up! Your friends over at 2Modern can show you how to style your space right here. Make time to read their blog, too.

Not to miss…hot new 2Modern product must-sees include their new X-Rug Collection designed by Calle Henzel for HZL. These sizzlers are constructed of 100% New Zealand wool in funky patterns like Soho, Friday, Monday, Mood Discotheque, and my personal favorite for obvious reasons, Hollywood. Perfect for urban hipsters who want to stand out from the crowd, these rugs will spark many a conversation in your swank space.

Now that you’ve spruced up that floor of yours, your bed could use a little bang, too (no pun intended). 2Modern carries the new Inhabit bedding for Spring – fresh fresh fresh! Delicious mix of colors, I’m crazy about the lush cantaloupe orange with the cocoa shown below. Inhabit bedding is completely perfect for couples who like a mix of feminine and manly man, the best of both worlds! Clicky clicky!

psst… 2Modern offers free shipping on orders $50+

(photos from 2Modern)

Posted in uncategorized on March 07, 2006


Some of my books

Co-editions are also available in many languages, learn more


Next dates

Blogging Your Way
e-courses, 2015
Visit our e-course website to learn more about our inspirational e-courses by bloggers, for bloggers.