Friday, December 19, 2014

hello, is it me you're looking for?

because i can see it in your eyes.

alright, let's get to it.

brian meares caught some ducks.  reserve your judgement.  daretomix your camo.

these are the fools i work with
this is the fool they work for
rowdy says he won't turn down for a single thing
this bed won't turn down either
i just want to dress like this. i don't think it's appropriate. but maybe that's ok anyway.
this is a client's festive stairway. she's a supporter of the furb's art pop-up shops, and our rainbow fringe garland. i support this fully.
and this is her ladylike table skirt we made. fancy huh?
this is a smart and cute idea.

this cactus mobile from west elm is totally unnecessary but very necessary
and some parting thoughts this pre-holiday weekend. make some shit happen.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

pretty and polished

let's all try to be a bit more, yes?

from horton design associates

Monday, December 15, 2014

lou & grey store in raleigh!

we stopped by the brand-new lou & grey store at north hills here in raleigh last week and had an amazing experience touring the beautifully designed space and working with the staff trying on our favorites from their current line of super chic neutrals, all with a bit of edge.

the store is a trove of eye-candy, from the carefully selected fixtures and displays (including hip leather chairs, cool record covers and inspiring objects and art) to the well-edited collection of casual clothes that are destined to become wardrobe-staples.  even the fitting rooms evoke a hip california-cool vibe that jives just right with the luxe but laid-back leanings of lou & grey's clothing line.

in addition to clothing, the store carries a curated collection by artisinal makers from across the country, including apothecary, jewelry and small home accessories, as well as pieces from local raleigh artists.  you can find the store beside the new anthropologie in north hills, and you can shop online at

photography by gary meyer

shop my picks from lou & grey

post sponsored by lou & grey

Saturday, December 13, 2014

winter weekend cocktails with tervis

brian meares and i have taken to the season with a really classy ritual of weekend cocktailing.  in the winter we find ourselves unusually home on the weekends, sort of staring at each other, and we've discovered a bit of drinking makes that more enjoyable - imagine that!

his go-to: bourbon with cider and a splash of ginger ale.  my staple: a bottle (or two) of champs with some extra pulpy oj.

more importantly, his lumbersexual drink requires hotness, more than he can muster himself, and mine must stay chilly, and my general disgruntledness won't do it alone.

in steps our trusty tervis tumblers.  we have an arsenal in several colors and sizes to fit our vibes, and they do the trick of keeping him hot and me cold.

and lucky for yal, i'm teaming up with southern living and tervis this holiday to give you guys the gift of temperate drinking.  if you comment on this post and share your favorite winter cocktail, you're entered for a chance to win 2 sets of entertaining collection tumblers (stout and tall) in your choice of color.  party on!

furthermore, southern living is giving away all kinds of goodies this month over here.   you can enter daily for a chance to win some really cool stuff, plus the $2000 grand prize.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


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