Thursday, June 30, 2011


Loving the colorful and bleached hair still happening...

Bip Ling from Teen Vogue, Random, sorry, can’t remember which street blog got this from, and Richard Chai Love, SS 2011 runway from

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Flip It. Flip It Good.

I've been totally obsessed with the super, flipped over side-part since spring--with extra volume at the roots! Seems other people have been, too!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Art Party

Finding affordable and good looking art is a constant struggle. Fortunately, I stumbled upon Serena & Lily's Bazaar Art Gallery where it was like finding a treasure trove of vintage, printed and even collectable works like "Mono Lake I" by Karen Smidth above. Here are a few of my favs:

"Forest in Summer" by Unknown

Pink Abstract #2 by Colette

"Death Valley IV" by Karen Smidth

Monday, June 27, 2011

Pretty little shields

These small shield pendants from San Francisco based print shop Yellow Owl Workshop are pretty rad! And a great gift.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

smells like summer

It's summer and the city is now full of "interesting" smells and I'm trying my hardest not to be one of them.  These are a couple of my favorite standby products that cultivate my summer scent.

This dry shampoo is one of the best (trust me I've tried them all) and it has a light tropical scent that isn't over powering.

This Body Glow smells so good I'm almost tempted to eat it (almost). It's been a favorite of mine for years and I love to throw it on on a hot summer night and pretend I'm sweating it out on a tropical island instead of the pavement of Brooklyn.

Johannah recently gave me this Lychee perfume and I was pretty resistant at first because I've never had someone get me a scent I actually liked and the word "sugar" made me worry it would be too sweet.  But that's not the case at all and I've been singing it praises for the last few weeks.  It's a light, slightly sweet, fresh scent that is perfect for the hot weather.

Super basic, but this sunscreen just smells like the beach to me.  If I could bottle the scent into a perfume, I would.

What are your summer scents??

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

DIY Cut-Offs!

Per my request, my R29 coworker, Connie, got DIY'er Danica Lo to whip up a story on how to make your own cut-offs! A project Johannah and I discussed tackling, but then realized we both needed some guidance...

1. For a pair of pants made from an elastic-blend fabric, make sure when you are cutting them, that they are pulled flat. You don't want to cut them when they are bunched up, or your result may be uneven. 2. Cut one side, then the other. Make sure they are even with each other. 3. With a needle and thread or fabric glue, fold raw edge under once. Then, iron it down to secure in place. 4. If you used fabric glue, set shorts aside to dry somewhere ventilated. Then, iron the edges again. 5. For a raw edge, throw the shorts in the wash for a cycle. I like the look of a crisp, clean hemline, though!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Eye-Poppin Office Supplies

When you work from home, good looking desk supplies are a must–especially if you live in a tight space like me! Luckily, Poppin, an online purveyor of office supplies, sells simple and colorful goods that are so sharp, you'll want to leave them out on your desk.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Carlo Van de Roer

Amazing Orbs and Swim images by Carlo Van de Roer, that I discovered through Minkette, a blog by designer Rebecca Minkoff.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


my wee little nephews birthday is coming up and its got me all excited.  what has me even more excited is Pi'lo .  A one stop shop for really great kids party stuff.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Project No.8

I was walking by the Ace Hotel late one night last week when I saw Project No. 8. Sadly it was closed but I was so intrigued that I made it a point to stop by the next day during daylight hours. This is their third store (the other two are downtown) and geared more towards men. Well that's what they claim but I would personally like one of everything that is in the store. It's a beautifully curated shop, and not everything was uber-expensive. I walked away with a neon orange plexi fountain pen for $24!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Daily Affirmation

Sometimes you really just need a little positive reinforcement.
I've been loving these cute wall banners for a while. It's simple but still nice to see on a tough day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Built in the 60s and 70s by then Yugoslavian president, these now abandoned structures were commissioned by different sculptors and architects to commemorate sites of WWII battles and concentration camps. Their symbolic, decaying beauty has been captured by photographer Jan Kempenaers.