Friday, July 20, 2012

Hunted Treasures: MID-CENTURY MADNESS




             SLEEK PROFILES // and minimalistic designs make up the creations behind Canadian woodworker and designer Christian Woo. The pieces in his Covert collection are made of sustainable harvested hardwoods and hand rubbed oil finishes with thin bands of organic color to add a lil' party vibe! I'll take one of each please.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Red-head Street Style // NEON






       THIS SPRING // I was on the hunt for a lil' neon punch to add to the closet -- something simple with a little edge! The search ended empty handed so I decided to find the shape/design I was hunting for and used a lil' spray paint to customize it. It was an inexpensive way of getting this look that I only wish my pocketbook could afford! And best yet? Next week I will show you how!

SKIRT + TOP: H&M // SHOES: Zara // NECKLACE: The Bay (painted) // WRIST: Michael Kors

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Project It: FREEHAND QUILTING




          CREATING // pretty things has always been a part of my life since I was a young pig-tailed red-head spending weekends in grandmas craft room. There is something so satisfying and calming about making something. When I came across these images I couldn't help but imagine these scraps of fabric being sewn together to create a gigantic quilt! Imagine a sea of patchwork with no rhyme or reason, just simple texture and imagnation laying at the end of your bed. An organized mess. That's my favorite kind.

PHOTOS HERE

Monday, July 16, 2012

House Peeks: KELLY WEARSTLER


      THE SIGNATURE // style of Kelly Wearstler is all about modernism, mid-century and glamour all coming together in a big group hug. Here's a little peek into her renovated beach house and 80's post modern Hollywood mansion. She's an antique, bold color and glossy metal mixer creating sophisticated and controversial spaces. Like it or love it?

PHOTOS // ONE + TWO

Friday, July 13, 2012

STYLE IT // 2

           WELL IT // seems that last weeks STYLE IT column was a hit with you beautiful folks so we are officially off and running! This year I have fallen in love with mixing + color blocking with color "clashes".  It brings a simple form of tension to a room. Remember those childhood days when your momma always told you pink sweat pants could never be worn with your favorite red t-shirt? Well apparently I do ...

PHOTOS // ONE + TWO

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Red-head Street Style // CANARY





       SUMMER // in the city for this red-head means messy afro curls and bright flowy fabrics. I spend most of the year with a straightening iron in hand but when those long + hot summer days roll around I get a lil' beach inspired and let it all go! The hippy-side in me peeks out and all I can think about is driving the coast in a 1970's Volkswagen van with a cherry milkshake in hand...

SKIRT: Mexx // SHOES: Urban Outfitters // BLOUSE: Forever Twenty-One // WRIST: H&M + Le Chateau // LIPS: Chili MAC 

Monday, July 9, 2012

House Peeks: LONDON CALLING






           BLACK + WHITE // have never been better friends. This little piece of London sings the classic style and color pallette of icon Coco Chanel, almost swaying me to box up anything in my own space that doesn't fit into this grey scale spectrum. Saved during the recent remodel was the ornate + original Victorian staircase and among many drool-worthy items, the Tom Dixon lights were added over the dining table. Paired with the striped dining chairs, you could call it pure perfection!

 PHOTOS HERE.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

STYLE IT.



          I HAVE // always noticed and loved the direct parallel between top fashion-week runways and the design details featured in interior magazine spreads and store fronts. It only seems natural that our closet collection would bleed into the style and design of our living spaces. So I am testing out this new column -- pairing runway and street fashion to an interior parallel. Seems pretty fun right? Let me know if you want to see a handful more!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Red-head Street Style // SKIRTING AROUND























         PUTTING // on a piece that creates a big impact with little effort is one of my favorite ways to dress in the summer heat. It's all about bright colors + simple basics and a swipe of red lipstick. I picked up this maxi skirt back in October and finally mustered up the courage to pull it out and try something fun with it! The flow and length of this piece made a day filled with jazz festival concerts, errand running and photo-shoots feel like a greek-island dream.

SKIRT: Forever Twenty-One /// TANK + SATCHEL: Urban Outfitters /// NECKLACE: Zara /// SANDALS: Sam Edelman /// LIPS: Chili MAC ///  POLISH: Big Apple Red OPI

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

LEGO LOFT








                RENOVATING // a Manhattan loft can be loads of fun, especially when it involves blonde hardwood + sketchy graphics and a staircase constructed completely of LEGO! Thats right -- 20,000 pieces of the colorful plastic were joined together on-site to create this sculptural staircase. The artist behind it all used a free-form process and designed various shape + color + density patterns to create nothing short of awesome. It sure makes all those years of stacking building blocks as a kid seem like treasured time!