Monday, October 31, 2011

i heart halloween

o how i love thee great pumpkin! happy halloween everyone. enjoy your trick or treating, and don't be like me and get sick scarfing your kid's candy.

Friday, October 28, 2011

candy stripes

i have been spending a lot of time lately staring longingly at candy stripes. you could say that i am a stripe maniac..never met a stripe i didn't like. i am wont to frolic in boat neck stripe T's.. and for years i made wonderful striped genie bottles. but then (even) i had to give them a rest. BUT! i am thinking they might be coming ba-aaack!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


last week inspired by j crew's cute hacking jacket with the edging in a contrast color..
my daughter and i (in search of the perfect speech competition look) found a great sweater jacket at banana republic that my mother instantly smitten dubbed "the swacket"
i must to say, that i do love a structured chanel-ish jacket. but the rub is that a wool jacket is stiff and not very comfy.
one is constantly tempted to push up the sleeves, but to no avail. the thick fabric is quite unforgiving.
so i say, why not opt for this smart alternative. now to find one in a fabby color!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

where is my: {sugardaddy}?

they say it's love. all you need is love. love lifts us up where we belong. i say
"CAN buy me love"
honestly, i don't even know what to say..because lately the arrangement seems to make a whole lot of sense to me as long as everybody understands his or her role. and a solid pre nup is in place.
he buys a pretty young thing. he owns her. she gets to have fine things..he gets to have her (one assumes also a fine thing)
no judgement here..good for them. if you like being owned by an ogre.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

morning light

i walked in here early today, and this is what i saw.
the light here streaming in through our windows was so magnifico..i had to share.
these bowls are in the early stage of production which many people find they just love to see. what i love is their soft contours in the light.

Monday, October 24, 2011

single pillows

more pix of the pillows..
this time i had to float them so that you can see just one!
what is your favesies?

Friday, October 21, 2011

funny story friday

so the other day my kids and i headed to the men's j crew store (love) in copley to buy some cute new shirts for dad's bday.
(ok this was a while back) but it was at the height of bruins mania during the lead up to the historic stanley cup win for our local boys, and..
all the sales guys had huge beards at the shop. so dopey me asks.."hey are you guys all growing your beards as a y'know..bruins good luck charm?" (fyi. local fans (women too?) will grow their beards all during the playoff season in solidarity with the team who also put the kibosh on shaving for good luck)
wouldn't you know..they had nooooo idea what i was talking about. the beards were simply their fashion statement..(de riguer at je crew). i believe they might not have even realized that the bruins were in the finals..or what the stanley cup might in fact be, and what beards really have to do with it in the first place.
you just gotta love that jill r knows more about local SPORTS than the dudes over at j crew!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

hampton links {fabric}

today i spent time photographing our new linen pillows.
my thought is that it is quite hard to style out a design in a new category.
pillows are not pottery!
i was delighted to have the pleasure of borrowing erin's wonderful ghost chair.
i felt the architecture of phillipe starck in contrast with the soft goods was a success..
but i struggled with the styling..i mean how much stuff is just the right amount of stuff?
tomorrow i get to take more!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

obsessed with {loafers}

all the cute girls at our studio go "clickety, clickety click" in their heels.
to be honest with you i am simply jealous. they look cute. and tall. ahh who have always eluded me..and my willowy real self!
oh but i do digress. pardon me. my mom always called heels,"limousine shoes" meaning of course that one wore these shoes from the limo to the table where one would sit down and have a cobb salad and a chablis at le cirque.
me..i like walking. and so i am obsessed with colorful tod's. oh how cute are you?
you will be mine.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

oy vey anthro-polo-jay

my girlfriend the artist judith bigham gleefully used to say {ironically} "why go to an art museum? the best art is seen while shopping!"
i dropped by the new anthro store relocated to newbury street here in boston, and as usual was wowed by the amazing window displays..(promise to take some pix later on this week)
i mean they really know how to rock the most mundane of materials, and merchandise the crap out of their spaces!
hats off to you anthropologie!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

halloween is for sluts

my kids and i went halloween shopping this week, and i have to say it is fun/depressing going into i party right now.
and i think the reason is that as much as i adore halloween..i mean what is cuter than kids getting candy from a bunch of strangers all night?
the costume assortment sends a transparently loud message to girls vs. boys..and women vs. men.
i doesn't take a sociology major to figure out where our culture is at in the battle of the sexes. the men are allowed to have a choice in how they want to express who they are..and women are made for one thing baby!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

etsy love

daily memorandumis another great place to look..
me thinks their style is yum. i am always browsing etsy..such an unbelievable site. doesn't the internet continue to amaze?

Friday, October 7, 2011

old fashioned house party

last weekend in celebration of my dear friend chris' bday, we were treated to a wonderful weekend trip to islesboro in maine.
the hostess mallory marshall is a famed interior designer whose amazing style was storied in many shelter mags over the years..but i had never seen her house in dark harbor which in my mind has always been infamous due to it's association with the great sister parish.
let's just say mallory's house was way beyond fabulous(sorry sister). i wish i had more pix to share..because mallory has such classic effortless style..the kind that makes hanging out in a house with friends a total pleasure. and we all had a ball!
ms. marshall is a great proponent of the "little note" (in fact she has even written a book on the subject!) so i understand if i do write to her soon..i just may be able to go's hoping!