Archives: April 2010


Right now I am L O V I N G OLIVER PEOPLES.   Early last year I splurged on my first pair: ZOOEY in brown- created in collaboration with Hollywood starlet Zooey Deschanel, whom I ADORE!  Ever since I have been eyeing their optical frames.  They have that retro styled “smart” feel about them….and who doesn’t want to feel smarter!?


I just got a discount card in the mail for $100 off a new pair! My lucky day! I think I just might take advantage!  What do you think?

….the SHELDRAKE / the  DANNIE / or the BARRIE !!??

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Oliver Peoples’ 2010 corky Campaign film ‘Les enfants sennuient le dimanche (The children are bored on Sundays), directed by Autumn De Wilde, featuring Elijah Wood and Shirley Manson (from Garbage). Soundtrack ‘Just You and Me’ by Zee Avi.


When I first saw this Bat for Lashes poster, I just HAD to find out who the artist was.  It was none other than uber-talented designer Andrew Bannecker.  His style combines polished vector shapes with aged textures and fine lines.  And his choice of color is always delicious.  A collector of old ephemera and just about anything wood and metal, Andrew creates beautiful art that captures the imagination and tells a story.

Check out his BLOG for his most recent projects as well as his SHOP to purchase one of his prints!

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My friend Jenny from THE SWEDE RECORDS was sweet enough to host a GIVEAWAY with one of my prints!!  Head on over to her website to enter to win!

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On another note: A few months back, I did the re-design of her blog header.  An illustration of Jenny and her “Swede”!  How cute are they!!?



Bam and I have had a good Saturday.  He is a good craft project partner, although his paws don’t handle modg podge too well. haha.

I just got a new bookcase for my living room and I LOVE IT! But it is huge….and empty.  Since I have recently become a little obsessed with vintage books, Sam and I took a trip to a few antique stores in search for some cool decorative books for the bookshelf.  We definitely found some good ones….but once we put them on the shelf, we realized we needed A LOT more.  Here is where I started thinking….DIY.



I took a handful of my more “modern looking” books and gave them a new face.  Or I guess you could say an “old face”.  At one of the antique stores I found a newpaper dated back to the year I was born, 1984.  It was yellowed and coffee stained and torn on the edges….so just perfect!  I also found an old hymn book from 1964 who’s paper I thought would look great paired with the newspaper.  I had some leftover burlap and ivory linen fabrics laying around the house, so with a few of the books I added labels with the fabrics.  All the supplies needed were mod podge, a bit of tacky glue, and a sponge stick.  Nothing fancy, but it gave my bookshelf a bit more of the vintage “used” look I was hoping for!

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