Thursday, March 25, 2010

Take a deep breath.

Soooo I haven't really been blogging as much as I would like to lately. I've had a lot of social things going on. It seems Spring is in the air and everyone wants to get out of the winter funk by throwing parties. Cool I'm there. Good friends + good friends = good times. It's been a lot of fun. Also in a more serious note. We're getting ready to move. We found out that our lease is up a month earlier than we thought. OOPs meaning we've got to find new digs pronto. Which is exciting but a bit nerve wracking about finding the perfect place. Hopefully this weekend between a friends Birthday Party we'll find our new  home.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


PLiNTH & CHiNTZ :: The Online Interior Design Magazine

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I read this and it reminded me of my college life. OMG I can't believe I did all of those things. When things like Cheetos or wheat thins were my breakfast at 4am. That I spent more time in a design lab working on CAD drafting then in my own bed. It was hard, it was stressful.(I'm surprised I don't have an ulcer.)I did it and I would do it all again.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happy Chic

Happy Chic decorative home accessories is how Jonathon Adler describes his style via his website. His style is eccletic, bright, fanciful and fun. What began as a career in pottery has branched out to some really great furniture pieces and decorative accessories.  I love the colors that he brings to his pieces. I especially love the new red lacquer. Such bold statements can be created with color or the lack of. I would love to have an all black and white room and alternate colored accessories. Maybe that's just my fantasy when I browse through Jonathon Adler's site.
I love this bed. It reminds me of Don and Betty Draper's bed on Mad Men. It's almost over the top but the color brings it back down. Ahhh swoon. Love it.

This funky Mrs Godfrey Chair is so retro and cute I just want to take it home with me.

 This Giraffe lamp is also really precious. I would love to see it in a kids room.

Lastly it wouldn't be Jonathon Adler if I didn't include some pottery. I love this little squirrel ring holder. I love it's silly little grin.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Audio and lights.


I really love watching movies with good surround sound or dancing around my place cleaning with music. Though not everyone has the ability to run wires in their walls or doesn't want too. When I saw these speakers in an issue of Popular Mechanics this weekend I had a very ooo what a great idea moment. These Klipsch speakers would be perfect for a home that had recessed lights but didn't want the  speaker wire and hassle of installing a surround sound, sharing music between rooms and just an easy DIY speaker system. They are not only speakers but lights as well, which makes them even more useful.  They also come with a remote and a base so you can control the volume. So exciting I wish I had a use for them.

Secret Agent Man... or Woman


I secretly have dreams of being a secret agent. (or at least having some kind of James Bond secret agent stuff.)
As of right now it looks like it isn't going to be happening anytime soon.  I'm not much of a runner, I don't know how to shoot a gun, and I don't have anyone after me for knowing something top secret. A girl can dream though.  When I stumbled upon these though I thought they were super cool and reminded me of all the secret agent stuff. Plus I really like hidden things.  
I like that it's a father and son team that are producing them. That they are real coins and come in Euros and U.S denominations. I would love to get some but am afraid I might accidentally spend it. Maybe I could get one for Eric. I think he would find it cool and useful. We have tons of SD cards and mini SD cards lying around.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

80's party fun!


 Last Saturday night Eric and I were invited to an 80's party. It was thrown in honor of four friends who share the same birthday month ; one of them being my coworker. So they launched the "Gag me with a Spoon Totally 80's party" It was fantastic. Eric and I brought along his brother, and I brought my friend Jill. We got into our best 80's gear and danced our butts off.  I even brought out some of my Mom's old earrings. I remember her wearing them as a kid. :) Sorry to out your age Mom. I haven't had so much fun at a party in a very long time. We had a blast dancing with Peewee Herman, Bo and Daisy Duke, a hair metal band guy and one brave guy rocking the Risky Business shirt.  I love costume parties and wish I had the opportunity to go to more of them.