Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Accessorize on a Dime - Pearl River

In my never-ending quest for good design on a dime, Pearl River is always a good stop to shop.
I zipped in briefly during my last trip to NY... It's a mecca for halloween costumes, lanterns for parties, umbrellas, origami art, and best of all...

Accessories (and some furniture) on the cheap! These items came from the website.
Contemporary Teak Strip Table for $595...

Cute little wine bags - one dollar!

GREAT way to add interest to a few windows without busting your budget...check out their
bamboo blinds.

Cute melamine lunch box - $31.

Lacquer stools - $65 each. Cool wooden "stand" - only 20 bucks!
And these are fabulous for the price - ceramic garden stools for $155 each.
Turqoise foo dogs - Love!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Well hello there. Apparently I am slammed in my 29th year of life (thus far). This is definitely a good thing ( I am not complaining - just 'splainin' why I have neglected my little ole blog). One of the things I have been working on is a nursery for TRIPLETS. Now how many of you can say that you've ever designed a nursery for triplets? I am honored and so excited. The wee ones should arrive sometime in May. (we hope!) If anyone has any questions about nursery bedding, lighting, cribs - just ask! I have done lots of research in the past few weeks....

A few nurseries I found for inspiration...(sort of). The point is, just because it's inhabitants might only weigh a few pounds, have zero teeth and not much hair does not mean they deserve less than something totally chic and fabulous! After all, aren't these first few months very formative in terms of how the REST of their lives are shaped? I am thinking if you expose them to such beauty at day 1 they acquire a sophisticated palette in no time!
Hippie (probably Austin) baby...
The plan for the D to the 3 nursery - two girls (identical!) and a boy. Please note that we have since changed the layout and the boy will not be crammed in the corner(!) - that was my original sketch and they will now be all together.

I found these A-DORABLE sconces at Jonathan Adler a few weeks ago in NYC. I wish we had a place for them - 2 much. Giraffes that face each other..
I also zipped into ABC to look for a stylish chandy...
This one was precious but we probably shouldn't give the poor boy a complex.
As you can see, the plan for D3 is quite "sophisticated traditional" - but had I been on a mission for a modern nursery, we would be in luck. This shop in SoHo had precious mobiles....

...and way funky slash fabulous striped drum shades..
So if I were having a "mod" baby, here are a few thing I found that I just love. Then, of course you deal with the idea that your kid may be cooler than you are, but whatever. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree I guess.

This fixture from Stray Dog....THIS RUG from Paul Smith. So yummy.
This crib is probably the cutest thing since I don't know WHAT - "Cabana Canopy Crib" from duc-duc. Someone PLEASE get this! Kirk, Tate?? The canopy comes in 9 different colors.
and of course you'll need something to rock the little bambino in - Eddy Rocker by duc duc.
You can even feed your child a la Jetson's style with this apparatus from Bloom...

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Shopping in Austin and the big 2-9!!!

I was out and about yesterday when I shimmied into a very fun store on Burnet Road in Austin. See Uptown Modern for vintage, mid-century furnishings. It was yet another gorgeous day in ATX - twas 73, sunny, no clouds. LOVE IT. Here are a few of my local findings:
I thought this pair of chairs was very fun - $495 each! The frame was white lacquer.

Anybody in the market for a pair of white patent lounge chairs?

These were very Jonathan Adler-esque...
As was this guy....

I found this little x-stool outside sort of buried like noone loved or wanted it. Forty dollars and 20 minutes later, she's in my living room with a stack of books on top. A little gold paint on the legs and a new cushion - voila! I'll be sure to send the after pics.
This was an interesting lamp - $195.
In other news, I turn 29 years old today - on Super Bowl Sunday! Portrait of moi taken by my husband on the birthday eve below. I think he is fired from photography, no?

I am looking forward to my 29th year of life - there are a few very exciting things on the horizon for me (professionally speaking) and I am feeling up to the task! I have loved our time in Austin and we've been blessed to meet really great friends here in the land of 70 and sunny-ville. This was waiting on me when I came downstairs this morning:
Nice. :)