I love it when I unexpectedly come across talented designers who think out of the box. I love being surprised! That is precisely what happened when I discovered the very unique pieces of the British designer-maker Melanie Porter. A knitted cushion is nothing out of the ordinary, but what about a knitted lampshade or chair? As well as creating fabulously chunky cushions and throws, Porter also takes second-hand vintage pieces and reimagines them with knitted covers. Maybe not too great for the warmer climates, but in the Northern hemisphere where autumn is creeping up these soft colorful pieces will be more than welcome, I am sure.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
I'm going away this weekend, just my husband and I. The kids are being left behind... (sniff not). I'm looking froward to a bit of quality time with my other half, it's good to get away alone once in a while, I think. We're flying to the state of Chiapas to an important event: my husband's closest childhood friend has been elected mayor of the state's capital city, Tuxtla Gutierrez, and it's his swearing in on Sunday. So, it's not as if it's a romantic getaway, but at least it's getting away from the house and the daily routine of things. What plans have you got for the weekend?
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Don't you absolutely love this home? It belongs to Lucy Fenton and it's so full of personality, color and charm! What I really love about it is that it feels homey and spontaneous, nothing about it is constrained, rigid or stiff. There are quirky and unexpected decor objects strewn around in a joyful carefree way.
It's the kind of home you want to spend lots of time in, discovering all of its little treasures. Have you checked out the bunnies sitting on top of the fireplace in the drawing room in the first picture?! And the Orangina poster in the dining room? And what about the wicked plant growing out of the strange shoe...? That's in the image with all the colorful crosses on the wall.
If you love this house and want to see more take a look at Lucy's shop fenton&fenton, you won't regret it!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
My early morning drug
There's nothing like a good night's sleep
Tickled pink... or black
Walking on sand, not on eggshells
My favorite number
"B" is for Becky
That's the attitude
Maybe I'll go shoe shopping
In no rush at all
Pictures via Pinterest
Monday, September 24, 2012
Today I discovered this incredible blog Eat Drink Chic by Amy Moss and I fell in love with this idea. You can download and print "Bon Appetit" tags to use while hosting a party, it adds a homey and chic touch.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
When a woman thinks of a perfect shoe, two things come to mind. The most legendary shoe ever, that magical crystal shoe that cinderella lost, and the most wanted shoe label, Christian Louboutin!!!!! So when you put the crystal and the red soul together it just can't get any better. This video is my favorite video of the year, I have watched it a thousand times and I just feel like I am watching every woman's shoe fairytale.
Friday, September 21, 2012
One of the great pleasures I get out of having a blog is sharing with the world all the things I love most. One of my passions is everything vintage so that is why I bring to you today Rue Vintage 74, a lovely online shop based in Madrid that I just have to show off. Piluca Hueso (who happens to be my cousin!) owns this shop that is a treasure trove full of wonderful vintage objects. Piluca hunts down and handpicks everything personally from across Europe in Paris, London, Rome, Berlin, and even as far as Los Angeles...
These are just some of the fabulous things you can purchase at Rue Vintage 74...
1950's French sconce
French 1920's stool
1920's French porcelain cake stand
French 1950's chandelier
19th Century Italian candlestick
French porcelain tray from the 1920's
Original Yves Saint Laurent pendant from the 1970's
English 1940's brooch
Rue Vintage 74 also has a section called New Vintage which is a collection of fun contemporary pieces with a retro twist...
And all I have left to say for the moment is please have a
HAPPY RETRO VINTAGE WEEKEND!!!
Images via Rue Vintage 74
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Karlie Kloss looking fab in Juicy Couture
Susana's favorite! Check them out in Boudi
Like these silver metallic jeans featured in Kayture?
Karlie Kloss in the Juicy Couture ad.
We just had to steal this look from Market HQ!
Jeans jeans, jeans... This past season it's been all about jeans for me. My obsession was not that bad until I discovered the "heavy metal" trend. They make a big statement and also look cool but chic. So, wait no longer and go out and buy your metallic jeans. This is definitely a trend alert you need to pay attention to, so go follow in Karlie Kloss's footsteps!
CHECK OUT A FABULOUS RETRO PHOTO SHOOT WITH THE LOVELY KARLIE KLOSS HERE