27 April 2011

spring!

being a vermont native i think i should be able to withstand winter far better than i do. but this winter was an especially painful and frustrating one for those of us in new england (and beyond, but i didn't go beyond, so.) just last week it briefly snowed and i thought i might collapse into a pit of misery.

but today was humid and hot and mostly sunny. and i had an excellent day of driving stick shift well, beating a gnarly headache and spending productive hours in the print shop.

the evening ended an hour (now approaching hour two) after i should've gone to bed, but with an absolutely perfect spring thunderstorm; heat lightning and crazy, whipping rain and all. i was on our porch with my dear friends and dear housemates and sipping a miller high life.

spring is good for my soul.

22 April 2011

rabbit light

not just because it's easter (but i guess hey, here's a happy easter lamp), look at this f***ing lamp:


it's f***ing perfect.

19 April 2011

velvet furniture

velvet, i guess, is something of a problematic fabric. it's gorgeous and sometimes totally perfect, but it's a delicate thing. even if you're going for a vintage or antiquated look, velvet can quickly be too much. honestly, i don't even know how to take care of velvet. i had the most perfect velvet (probably faux velvet) dress i got at salvation army that clearly went through the wash more times than it should've. now its texture is bizarre and no matter how i touch it some part of it is going the "wrong way." if anyone knows how to fix that please tell me.

anyway. i like velvet furniture. observe:
(i know i know urban outfitters blah blah) 















18 April 2011

kitsch & birds!

so, urban outfitters is definitely not the epitome of a shopping paradise, at least for me. i guess maybe everything is impractically expensive out of irony. joke's on us. i don't really have the budget for it, but their home section is often pretty awesome inspiration for one's own craft adventures or things to find elsewhere. no joke, you could probably find a lot of it at a flea market.

especially these:


i am rather thrilled that these exist. i had found magnetic bunny salt and pepper shakers at kmart, but maybe these are better. 

hello!

first post!
i don't really have much prepared to say about design or style or whatever this blog is about. well, i do. i painted a kickass bird house the other day. whatever. i want to say hello as your blog hostess, web mistress (yikes), and internet buddy.
i love aesthetics. i love seeing how people decorate their homes. it has been something of a lifelong passion, though for many years it was like pulling teeth to get me to clean and organize my room and thus my interest could really only go so far. but now, in whatever form of adulthood i am experiencing, i'm a little obsessed with cleanliness, organization, displaying things in a certain way.  and i have grown very obsessed and confident with the styles and aesthetics i have come to feel, in some way, represent me.

i've always been drawn to things that are layered and complex, elaborate, dramatic and maybe a little romantic. i love cemeteries, old houses, history, dresses, birds, rabbits, deer, horror movies, ghost stories, back roads, new england, traveling, the victorian era, europe, cafes, bookstores and books.. and a lot of other things, but i take all of these elements into account for the way i like to decorate my surroundings and my self.

i like making and decorating and remaking and redecorating and it's something i like to document. and remind myself that i have plenty of things to do when i say "i'm bored."