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By 3/16/2018
a woman at the airport had these on and i found them very alluring.

unrelated, i justi found her blog and i really like her style.

moving along,

this removable wallpaper!!!

she fancy.

this podcast was super-inspiring and led me down a deep instagram hole of new fascination with ruthie lindsey.

my therapist gave me this book two weeks ago and it's MONUMENTALLY affected my thinking
1 - don't take things personally
2 - be impeccable with your work
3 - do your best
4 - don't assume

pierre frey wallpaper.  why don't i think about it more often?
shut up with this.
just be quiet with this.
are you kidding with this?
and i really can't even with this.

the sun is out, the birds are chirping, the schnauzies are clean and i don't feel fat today.  truly, a time to be alive has never been such as this one.  have a good weekend.

this seems about right.

By 3/14/2018

closet cravings

By 3/12/2018
1 - striped dress shopbop // 2 - necklace lizzie fortunato // 3 - vintage tee target // 4 - boyfriend jeans madewell // 5 - earrings madewell // 6 - leopard cardigan topshop //  7 - chambray button-up nordstrom // 8 - eye pouch shopbop // 9 - mule topshop // 10 - sweater mango // 11 - high-waisted jeans madewell


By 3/08/2018
coat rack // tabletop // sweater // candle // rug

things i found noteworthy enough to screencap this week

By 3/05/2018
love hollywood at home, and schuyler samperton's feed is always dreamy. perfect mix of the two in this pic. also reminder to buy some ranunculus if i see them in raleigh. and to put a bowlful of green rocks out.

i just finished binging 7 seasons of GOT and i'm obsessed with dog shows so this NYT article was perfectly silly and screencapped to send to tad.
i'm constantly drooling over cabana's tabletop collection on moda operandi.  i bookmarked this to remember to take a dive into the stylist - cljhome
through designer leanne ford, i discovered austin painter alexandra valenti -- loving these large scale paintings.  reaching out about a pop-up shop this week!

i thought this was super impressive for an e-design project!  they can be really tough to pull off remotely, esp. an art installation like this.

i just think this is cool.

i heard this on npr yesterday and shazaamed it.  then we listened to it while cooking breakfast and putzing around the house.  i suggest.  try starting a station w/ this song.

we're launching our pop-up with birmingham painter mckenzie dove - when i saw this image on IG i knew her work would be such a great fit for furbish.  i love grouping her smaller pieces together like this.  tomorrow they start at $165 so a gallery wall is totally a possibility!

last time i was in playa del carmen i noticed a lot of the local dudes has loteria tattoos.  and they were really good looking.  i forgot how much i love these images.  wouldn't it be cool to blow a few up and frame?

i found this via a house tour on OKL and liked this simple and fun take on a kid's room.  jessica is looking for nursery inspiration, and i swear, good kid's rooms are really hard to come by.

sorry, but clicking builds character.

By 3/03/2018
this story about pip, the american dog turned pierre in paris is great.

after a week in nyc, i left resolutely convinced that this is me now.
except it isn't.  due to monetary and availability issues, mainly.

instead a got a few pair of these on sale.  they are highwaisted in a mostly non-ironic way, and that seems to work for my sensabilities.

i was craving a new and different item in my home life, so i brought this home to drape over the headboard (i have a tan linen one, and it's a nice shape to hang a textile over and pretty much reinvent the whole

thing). i also want to be arty-french-modern in my life so i was envisioning an all white sheet moment with just a beautiful exotic new and different textile as the magic in the room. then i realized i had one in my stacks and stacks of textiles and it would be entirely more judicious to return it to furbish, so, it's back.  you may benefit now from my lack of new and different.

isn't it funny - this post is from 11 YEARS AGO!!! (how is that possible?) and i'd splurged on a suzani for our bed and olivia, the world's dumbest cat, peed on it like 4 days in and ruined it.  i just wasn't ready in my life to be that person apparently.  maybe i am now?

how pretty is this?  actually, this whole place is kinda cool.

i'm also having a bookcase craving.  it's all coming back.  in the last couple of years, i've pretty much purged my books and while it felt extremely liberating for some time, the craving to collect is coming back.  i've been in my current living room for about a year now - it's probably the longest i've gone without having lots of things... books... stuff out around me.  i know i want to pare down, but i think books are a non-negotiable.  i can feel their lack.  so i'm researching an elfa type wall-mounted shelf situation.  this being my ultimate inspiration - it shouldn't be so hard right?  i think i can do it with something like this, but less aggressive.

alright, well if you haven't clicked away down some internet hole yet, i can tell you that i hope you enjoy your weekend.  it's warm and sunny here, and everything is blooming.  rowdy and i had salmon for lunch and now we're going to walk to get some coffee.  check out a new pop-up shop with mckenize dove at furbish on tuesday, anticipate daylight savings time in one week!!! and watch 1 hour of the oscars sunday night, preferably with your gay best friend and in athleisure wear.

david hockney at the met

By 2/28/2018
nyc is all about the inspiration for me - from ogling the street style, to trying delicious food at well-designed restaurants.  i l ove the carefully curated shopping, graffiti, wandering down streets, gazing up to get glimpses through windows of what life looks when nyc is home.  by far, i was most moved this trip by the david hockney exhibit at the met.  i was familiar with his work, but didn't know much about the scope.  as i wandered through room after room of his body of work i was simply put: delighted.  and after delight comes the best part - the ideas.  what can i do?  what's next.  how do i bring this home.  how can i get more?  well, i bought the coffee table book to start (it's so good)!

closet cravings

By 2/23/2018
linen pants h&m // nikes nordstrom // cardigan madewell // heart pajamas jcrew // overalls madewell // pullover free people // v-neck tee nordstrom // pouch furbish

nyc feb '18

By 2/22/2018
it took me being getting back to nyc yesterday to remember i hadn't shared some pics from a couple of weeks ago, when jessica and anna and i were here for the gift show, all the eating (including the chip buffeting with nick olsen), the general dumb shenigans we enjoy most in hotels away from home and the most inspirational wandering around that one can only do in new york city.

i'd heard all the things about egg shop and we finally went.   extra cute little space with great breakfast options.  i say yes.

we were just a week early for galentine's, but celebrated nonetheless.

there we are, feeling all the love.

we stopped by the new s├ęzane store in soho.

and le labo because jessica wants a new scent.  we narrowed it down to one contender, and all sprayed ourselves with it to test throughout the day.

meanwhile, at the giftshow, a few exciting items were spotted and purchased for spring.

each and every little thing worth discovering, we found it - rest assured.

i'm maybe most excited about these amazing blankets

all the prettiness at john derian

love this set of melamine plates by jd

i mean, how can you pick when it's all this good looking?

we made a point to check out the new roman & williams guild -- we did coffee and a snack at the in-house cafe la mercerie.  i gotta be honest - it's too concepty to me.  the 'store' part is intimidating, and the cafe part feels like an afterthought - a bit incomplete.  it's beautiful, and fronts the space, but the menu is tiny tiny, the few selections aren't stellar, and the staff felt judgey.   that being said, if your expectations are set correctly - you're going to have an expensive latte and get an instagram a pic of the mini flower shop, then i think it's worth the visit.  but i think you'll need just one.

on the other hand, in places you can't visit enough news -- there's freemans.  at the end of this amazing alley off rivington street - it's a chic spot to have a hipster dinner, but also a great moment to duck into for a 4pm happy hour with a few treats like an amazing hot artichoke dip and a plate of tots.

love the look at freemans.  begging my friend bryan costello, who owns holder goods and has the lock on this style at home, to make us one (a good-looking restaurant, a bar, a hotel -- something!) in raleigh.

my trusty travel bag these days - an old lv saddlebag i updated with some new leather, hardware and an elephant bag charm.

and my go-to hotel these days when i'm in the city - the ludlow.  it's got all the things on my list: great design, a cool lobby that's perfect for laptop and coffee mornings, and for cocktail meet ups at night.   affordable rooms that are large and decraoted tastefully, a great restaurant (dirty french) and plenty of instagrammable moments.  nick's right around the corner so the ludlow works as a great get-together spot before dinner each night, or for a quick catch-up before starting our days.