Friday, August 1, 2014

First Friday tonight at furbish - cocktails and kooky art

join us tonight for cocktails served up by the founder of white whale mixer and our newest release of prints framed up and matted in crazy colors, ready to take home and make your brighten your walls a bit!  we'll have tons of other pieces available, all custom framed and ready to hang!  see ya after work!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

pop-up shop - way way allen

what a treat to feature my friend and charleston artist way way allen this month for our artist pop-up shop.

opening today at 11am EST, we're offering 50 original paintings by way way in the most gorgeous colors on paper that i swear is nicer than your mother-in-laws stationary.

Monday, July 28, 2014

stitch design co. - monday inspiration

there's a stately and lovely tree in charleston, south carolina, with many branches and gorgeous leaves and delicious juicy fruit and nothing seems to fall very far from it. whenever i dive down the charleston rabbit hole of creative entrepreneurs online, it always seems to lead back to the same tastemakers and do-ers, design mavens and creatives.

i'm jealous charleston. i want in. it's a community that encourages and supports creativity, and the garden is flourishing.  from jackie and libba at leapfrog PR, to lindsay at troubadour, the ladies at novel: lauren, liza and way way, lindsay fleege, to all the bloggers, with chassity at the helm, stacey at hampden clothing, natalie and caycee, world traveler harper poe, photographer sully sullivan, from it-girl haskell harris, jeweler jane pope to artist kate long stevenson - the list goes on (and if i left anyone out, please remind me, and forgive me!)

award winning stitch design co., founded by courtney rowson, a UNC grad, is cultivating the soil, and churning out a fruitful crop  - producing branding and design for the likes of troubadour clothing, way way allen (her pop-up shop opens tomorrow online!), chassity of look linger love, event planner extraordinaire tara guerard, garden and gun magazine, the uber-hip nixon bath and raquet club, the spectator hotel and urban electric.

a few inspiring examples from stitch -

Friday, July 25, 2014

some moves for your weekend

isn't interesting how the 'normal' women are so much more appealing than miley?
i love a weirdo, but really, get a grip.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

it is better to want what you have than to have what you want

i wanted to share an op-ed i think is worth a read from last sunday's NYT.  back to my regular posting about wanting things tomorrow ;)

Love People, Not Pleasure

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

closet cravings


1 - splendid new haven tank and skirt shop bop / 2 - embroidered shorts jcrew / 3 - shibori dress anthropologie / 4 - gladiator sandals madewell / 5 - bookshelf agenda furbish / 6 - AG stilt jeans shop bop / 7 - embroidered clutch sole society

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

now that's a deal - 30 thrills under $30

sometimes you just need a little pick me up.

a bit of color, a pop of pattern or a kick of kooky... we've got it - all under $30!

change your day with a little surprise for yourself or someone who needs it. use code PICKMEUP for free shipping today, and find something fun in our under $30 category.

clap along if you feel like happiness is a treat.

furbish-studio-30-under-$30 shop thrills under thirty here and use code PICKMEUP for free shipping

Monday, July 21, 2014

translating a trend

boedrum dresser west elm, batik pillows furbish, periwinkle bedding john robshaw, turtle shell brass tray high street market, flynn table lamp serena & lily

  wearit gorjana earrings shopbop, banded tee madewell, floral shorts jcrew factory, sam edelman petty booties nordstrom, boho tassel necklace furbish studiopicnicit woeffler rose, printed tablecloth furbish studio, panama hat madewell, rattan cocktail glass set furbish studio, brass ice bucket high street market

Friday, July 18, 2014

peter dunham in 500 square feet - house beautiful feature

it's a spread like this in a glossy mag that reminds me there is absolutely nothing else in the entire world i'd rather be doing than immersing myself in the world of finding pretty things and sharing them with people.

peter dunham's small home in this month's house beautiful is breathtaking.  rooms that exude personality, attention, color, and a life well lived.  inspiration for everyone here!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

behind the scenes

rowdy and i have had our hands full

jessica had a delicious instagram-worthy meal at st. cecilia in atlanta

leah was a fairy princess at the acorn kitchen pop-up dinner in the raleigh rose garden

tori's family is renting at house at wrighstville for the summer, and enjoying it to the fullest

alina put her pretty things all in a row on a stylish python tray

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

bookcase of the day

from alessandra branca's harbour island home, featured in lonny

Monday, July 14, 2014

mandolin restaurant

when sean fowler opened mandolin restaurant just around the corner from our house, we couldn't have been more stoked about having a neighborhood treasure within walking distance.

perfect for special occasions, a lazy sunday brunch, or an impromptu evening out, mandolin has been an almost weekly staple for us since opening in raleigh in two years ago.

with offerings as delicious as they are photo-worthy, the food is a celebration of fresh farm-to-table ingredients combined sean's extensive training in jackson hole and the esteemed fearrington house restaurant in chapel hill.

think party in the front, business in the back -- mandolin accomplishes what every fine dining restaurant aims to, but manages to keep it a casual and inviting destination that could easily tempt you on an evening stroll to pull up an outside table for dessert and a glass of wine. it's not surprising that i tend to end up overserved there (walking home is a plus!) -- the cocktails are too tasty to turn down, and the wine list is impressive. lizzie, sean's wife adds to the southern charm of the restaurant with her gorgeous flowers, inside and out.

some furbish friends and i spent a lovely evening with sean and lizzie last week, trying some of the stars of their seasonal menu.

now tell me this doesn't make your mouth water...

photography by gary meyer

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