Happy Friday, guys! Welcome to a distinctly themed Friday Finds post. I checked out the This Day in History column on History.com this week and today is the anniversary of the creation of NASA. I thought that was significant.
Here’s a blurb.
On this day in 1958, the U.S. Congress passes legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible for coordinating America’s activities in space. NASA has since sponsored space expeditions, both human and mechanical, that have yielded vital information about the solar system and universe. It has also launched numerous earth-orbiting satellites that have been instrumental in everything from weather forecasting to navigation to global communications.
Righteous. So, this is a 50s Space Age Friday Finds.
Have a great weekend!
Column 1: Chrome Planet Robot, Queen of Outer Space movie poster, Retro Floor Standing Ash Trays, MIB Chair
Column 2: Retro Metal Wall Clock, 50s dress, Jessica Simpson Newport Heels, Mid-Century Chrome Globe Chandelier
Column 3: 1950s Brass Telescope, Space Explorer Lunchbox, Backless Bar Stool
Happy Wednesday! Sharing another love with you today. What? Checkered floors are outdated you say? Au contraire. (Did I spell that right?)
Click pics for sources. And stay tuned for a fun round-up at the end.
Cork in the kitchen.
Oo, the color. Love.
Some red checks.
This would be alright for a shop –
I couldn’t live in all this cutesyness.
Bright colors for the kids.
Pretty neutrals with a chalkboard wall.
This is nice. How do you feel about the big ole plates?
And how about this Checkered World?
It comes in several colors, fyi.
And a lil round-up of fun things.
Thanks for stopping by!
I’m trying to keep these super easy Because I like it posts to once a week, promise. On busy writing days, it’s a fun no-brainer though, so bear with me…and hopefully enjoy! I’ve got some fun stuff for you this week.
Like this imitation David Hicks wallpaper tutorial via Design Sponge,
a gorgeous caftan from EmersonMade,
elopement in Paris via Style Me Pretty,
this sassy pink Rothko book cover,
origami balloon lanterns from Apartment Therapy,
a silly print,
happy Japanese fabric from Sew Mama Sew,
a Mirabella skirt I want,
and lastly, a colorful West German pottery collection via Flickr.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Monday, guys! How was your weekend? Mine was great. I went down to see my brother, who’s in college, and helped him move. Despite the fact that it was about 1,000 degrees and my sister got sick while we were there, we had some fun. I swear.
(p.s. My brother will be doing a segment on this blog about music and design – coming soon…)
Anyway, last week Char pointed out that designer Tracy Porter is now in Santa Barbara – thanks, Char! And I thought I’d share some of the beautiful things in her online store. I just requested a catalog myself. If you haven’t been to her site or her blog, check it out. This woman is all about color and a sort of nouveau gypsy look — and so am I. If you enjoy whimsy, you’ll enjoy Tracy.
So for this Post of the Week, I chose an Apartment Therapy house tour. Not because the home itself totally knocked my socks off, I admit. But because it is a regular house decorated by regular people, who lead busy lives and aren’t loaded.
Click the pic to check it out.
I found it refreshing. It’s quirky, creative, and stylish, of course.
Happy Friday! I’m road-tripping this weekend. Jealous?
Hope your weekend is as fantastic as mine is about to be.
Maybe you’ll have one of these.
1. Green Tumblers 2. Classic Cake Stand 3. vintage linen napkins 4. pink and beige bunting 5. stainless steel spatula 6. silk wild flower arrangement 7. Lookout, Cookout Dress 8. tan cowgirl boots 9. Shabby Chic Dinnerware 10. Mint Julep 11. Cold Beverage Jar With Stand 12. 20s French Farm Table 13. Retro Roses Ice Bucket 14. Vintage Patio Chair 15. Linen Tablecloth
Let me know–I’ll bring the cupcakes…
For me, art is essential to interior design. The Castle didn’t feel like home to me until I put some favorite pieces up on the walls. Now I can live with the funky old wallpaper and the drab paint on the living room walls because I’m surrounded by lovely things.
When I choose art, it has to really hit me in the gut. I don’t buy anything unless I see it and think “Holy crap! That’s amazing!” You know what I mean?
Here are some of the pieces and prints I’m coveting right now.
To begin with, this Alexander Calder print.
I developed a special affection for Calder after reading a children’s book, The Calder Game, by fantastic author Blue Balliett. If you’re interested, start with the first book in the series, Chasing Vermeer.
And then there’s this little piece of irreverent awesome:
Created by designer William Dohman and sold in his etsy shop.
A Marimekko fabric with frame kit. Love this Ruutukaava design.
And the kit from Textile Arts makes it so easy to hang!
Speaking of textiles, how about this drawing–yes, drawing–by Ofra Lapid?
I’m happy just gazing at this Rothko print. It’s springy and gorgeous and makes me want to dance around in a field of green or something.
I’ll take any of these lovely embroidery pieces by Sometimes I Swirl.
Last but not least, some sculpture. I usually prefer figures, but this is carved out of marble, people. Seriously. Wow.
Now, share some of the art you covet with me. Thanks for stopping by!
When did I accidentally move to Phoenix? Seriously, the Midwest is HOT right now, people. I climbed into my trusty Jeep this morning and the thermometer read 103 degrees.
This heat has me thinking of, what else, water–more specifically, the gorgeous waters of the Pacific–which in turn brought to mind some great pics of peoples’ homes I had seen recently, located in the lovely city of Santa Barbara.
Follow that line of logic? Let’s all fantasize about living near the ocean…ready….go!
1. Snowdrop Sofa 2. four poster bed 3. red and white cottage-style sideboard 4. rose wood round mirror 5. Cherry Blossom Lantern String 6. String Lights 7. Tibetan Treasures Rug 8. Vintage Steel Flat File Cabinet 9. Blue Plush Pillow 10. Crocheted Fiesta Pillow 11. Retro Metal Wall Clock
Images via Apartment Therapy
Stay cool today.
If you know me personally or have followed this blog for very long, you already know that I am not a minimalist. I like things clean and organized, sure. But mostly I like to collect a bunch of things I love and have tons of fun deciding how to display them. I am always striving for “artful clutter.”
These are the spaces that have inspired me lately.
Click pics for sources.
art collection via Apartment Therapy
Check that desk…
love all this color
a collection of flower art
Elle Decor (via AT), doin’ it right as usual
lotta’ gorgeousness going on here
Greenery does the job in this corner.
So, are you a maximalist? A minimalist? Stuck in between?