December 28, 2011

Succulent Candles

How incredible are these succulent candles? These would make amazing presents, but unfortunately, I didn't spot these until after Christmas. They're a bit pricey for a set of four though, but they're currently marked down from $48 to $33 at Nasty Gal. If you're looking for just one, you can purchase a single candle for $5 at

November 30, 2011

Even doll clothing can be inspiring

XMAS Wishlist 2011

There are three things that I want this Christmas. The Funktional Drop Waist Wool Biker Jacket, Progetto A173 oxfords, and Kelsi Dagger Evonna Boots. I'm a real sucker for a good jacket, wooden sole oxfords, and a thick heel. I would also really love a garment steamer, too.

November 29, 2011

November 28, 2011

Photography by Martin Peterson

This is where I'd like to be right now. A place where I could feel secluded and out of touch with real life. A place where I could no longer hear police sirens, garbage trucks, stray cats fighting, and neighbors coming in and out of their doors.

November 16, 2011

Gold Ankle Cuffs

I still can't get over how good this looks. Gold and black are one of my favorite combinations so I was completely enamored when I came across this photo. via nobodyknowsmarc.

November 15, 2011

"Love Is Real" by Theophilus London

The J.Crew Edie

If I ever find myself near a J.Crew, I always come in to check out the Edie bag. I've been lusting over this purse for the past few months because it's the perfect size, boxy shape, and color. It's a simple, classic bag that can maintain its appeal for years. I won't get one since my shoe fund is forever needed, but I'd really love to have one in each color. The leather is so, sooo soft. via JCrew.

The Flat Bulb Designed by Joonhuyn Kim

Our traditional and very round light bulb is re-imagined by Korean designer, Joonhuyn Kim. This is kind of old news since it was unveiled in 2008, but it's still worth sharing. What makes this flat bulb so great is that it's easier to package and transport while maintaining the same properties as a normal bulb. I actually don't know why this bright idea hasn't been done before. Pun definitely intended. via Source

18 Kowloon East Building by Aedas in Kowloon, China

18 Kowloon East is a mixed-use 28-story building in Kowloon, China, which features a 'greening effect' at the base. This design works to balance out the industrialized blocks and to provide a more earthy environment to the neighborhood. If you ever find me working at this building, I'll probably take breaks outside, where I can "pet" the plants since I like to treat every photosynthesizing organism as if it's a Chia Pet. via Source.

Blue Dress by Wolcott : Takemoto

How adorable is this navy blue dress by Wolcott : Takemoto? This new brand established itself during early summer of 2011 and this dress is one of many pieces from their first Spring 2012 Collection. I'll have to keep myself updated with WT because I'm excited to see more from this charming brand. via Source.

October 31, 2011

Hamburger Cupcakes

I really hate eating cupcakes, but I sure do love staring at them! I came across these hamburger cupcakes a few days ago and was immediately impressed by the creativity. I'm not sure if I would eat these, but I just might if they were tacos. I really love tacos. via Source.

October 11, 2011

Hermés Paper Chickens

Artist, Andy Singleton, and visual stylist, Nikki Docker, collaborated on this project to produce a series of installations for Hermés on the theme of travel and adventure. I have a soft spot for paper goods, so I love it even more when paper is used in art. See more pieces from this installation via his Flickr.

October 5, 2011

Common Theme

These are some shoes I've been keeping on rotation lately. And it looks like I have a hankering for wooden soles? What's great about San Diego weather is that no matter the season, I can always find a day to wear any of these pairs. From top to bottom are Rachel Comey Londonderry Ankle Boots, Rachel Comey Westey Oxfords, Rachel Comey Mars Boots, Candela Tailor Punk Oxfords, and Loeffler Randall Oona Oxfords.

September 20, 2011

Food Paintings by Luigi Benedicenti

Beautiful photographs, aren't they? That's what I thought, too, at first glance, but they're actually photo-real paintings by artist, Luigi Benedicenti. I'm so blown away at how detailed these paintings are. That Luigi must be one patient man because this is some tedious work! via Source.

September 12, 2011

September 11, 2011

Looking into the Past by Jason Powell

I was a 13-year-old high school freshman when I saw the first plane crash on the news. I don't think I understood the magnitude of the situation until I saw everything unfold in my first period class. It was then that I learned it was an attack on our country, and not just an unfortunate accident. I remember calling my brother that day since he lived in New York at the time. I was so relieved to know that he was safe from the falling debris. via Source.

September 7, 2011

Ulyana Sergeenko

I came across this lookbook today and I knew I had to know more. Turns out that Ulyana Sergeenko is both the photographer and designer responsible for this beautiful lookbook. She's a Russian photographer and this is actually her debut collection for F/W 2011. I've got three words to say about her new venture. I love it! Not only is she talented, she also has great personal style. via Source.

September 3, 2011

Giant Clothespin by Turkish Artist, Mehmet Ali Uysal

How cool is this enormous sculpture? Turkist artist, Mehmet Ali Uysal, created this installation piece for the Festival of Five Seasons, an art festival which features massive outdoor installations in Liège, Belgium. What's really incredible is that this 20 foot tall clothespin is fully operational. via Source.

Brush Hooks

As part of an "Object Abuse" exhibition, British designer Dominic Wilcox has created a series of paint brushes whose bristles have been purposely hardened and curved upwards to create wall-mounted hooks. The exhibition challenge was to "take an everyday object, remould, rebuild and repurpose it to create an entirely new item, using as little additional materials as possible." via Source.