Remember the amazingness of Caps for Sale? Of course you do.
Not until this very moment; so great.
I just recently came across this charming book at my local kids’ book store and it immediately triggered dozens of happy memories. It’s amazing how seeing childhood through the eyes of your own child reminds you so much of your own.
I have a new goal: to recreate this lamp for Jack’s bedroom. Unfortunately the cool company that was once selling them no longer has them on their site. If I can find a vintage truck, however, I might be able to light one (with Zach’s expert help).
Photo: Coos & Ahhs
I love to look at modern interior design, but in practice, I tend to shy away from it. My feeling is that it’s not very comfortable, and at it’s core, I want my house to me comfortable and lived in. This house makes modern more accessible for me. Really, who wouldn’t want to live here? As it stated in the Elle Decoration UK, where this was initially published, “modernity need not be at the expense of tradition.” Tres bien.
Photo: Elle Decoration UK via Haute Design
Digital goes analog. This inventive Brazilian retailer shows Facebook likes in real-time. I’m not sure how that might impact my shopping experience. Do I want the most liked? The least? Or somewhere in the middle? Either way, I’d be interested to shop that way to see how that information sways me.
I’ve professed my love of flowers on here a few times so it’s no surprise that a flower subscription would be my kind of perfect. Check out H. Bloom. They seem to do it right. (Sidenote: it’s a model website - clean, fresh, easy to subscribe, clearly communicates benefits/offers).
Photo: Screenshot of H. Bloom
I came across this brilliant cartoon in a SlideDeck and I was stopped dead in my tracks. It’s hilarious, and right on. I had to Google this artist. Turns out he’s a marketing genius. Tom Fishburne is a former marketing exec (of Method Products, Nestle, General Mills and SXSW fame) who turned his marketing insight into creative and humorous content that brands can use to reach their audiences. I would love to have the opportunity to hire him for one of my projects.
Here are a few others that had me laughing out loud.
Photos: Tom Fishburne
Touché, Williams-Sonoma. I see you’re speaking directly to me. You’ve done well, very well, indeed. I DO want a juicer…and those cups. You understand that I’m a little under the weather and craving anything that has the word “health” in it, that I had an indulgent holiday and that I simply want to cleanse and refresh in 2013. Yup, you have me pegged. Good work on the damn good cover.
If you’ve been around me in the last week or so, you’ve probably heard me mention this blog more than once. I’m kind of obsessed. It’s such a nice combo of family, life and cooking. First, it’s called “Dinner, A Love Story.” Does it get sweeter than that?
Then, they talk openly about their busy lives, kids and cooking (or sometimes lack thereof), and I like that too. It’s honest. And their recipes seem reasonable. Like I could cook them. Or would want to. Here’s a guide for first-timers.
Oh, and their kitchen, as pictured above, is pretty awesome. They painted recipes in their cabinet!!
I’m hoping for the cookbook for Valentine’s Day. Hint, hint.
After tomorrow, the holidays will be behind us, and I am getting mentally prepared to settle in for a long winter and early spring of lots of hard work. The light at the end of my tunnel will be a family vacation on Captiva Island in Florida in late April. My New Year’s goals are to be in great shape to be comfortably lounging on the beach and to have enough extra cash in my pocket to splurge on some cute new beach wear. That’s motivation enough for me. Cheers.
Photo: Tory Burch Blog