Friday, May 31, 2013

in the mail

A lovely lil' Hammerpress bike enthusiast birthday shout out. Love the colors, love the patterns, love this.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

the find

A few finds I am relishing right now....
Milk glass collection.
Vintage ceramic Gin bottles.
Glove dryers, I'm thinking functional artwork maybe?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

scoutmob wood accents

The lovely ladies on one of my favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess, just introduced me to this pretty fantastic site called ScoutMob. ScoutMob boasts to be "the best of independent makers & inspired goods". They have so many fantastic pieces, great gifts & interesting finds. One thing I personally love about this site is the pieces are handcrafted, beautifully made at very affordable prices. Today I found myself drawn to all these wood pieces but trust me there is much more!
1.  Aztec print iphone 5 case from Blissfulcase $22
2. Tribal wooden engraved cutting board from Richwood Creations $40
3. Pewter wood grain belt buckle from F. is for Frank $65
4. Chevron necklace from the Knotty Owl $30
5. Chicago coasters from Neighborwoods $27

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

color love

Oh how I do love Anthropologie! And this is one of the reason's why- I am loving this fun summer color palette on this unique, statement necklace. Tasseled Strands Necklace $58

Friday, May 24, 2013

in the mail

2 postcards today:
Vintage Chicago postcard with a view of Lakeshore drive & a Bryan Nash woodcut postcard

Friday, May 17, 2013

in the mail

I love it when a card makes you laugh out loud in the store. I saw this, giggled & had to send it to my favorite vegan friends! Card from the Two Trick Pony.
yes, i still send snail mail & love it...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

keelan rogue

This past weekend I got to experience Chicago's Solider Field from the field at the American Beer Classic. The event was so much fun to wander around choice beers and stumble into a Lakeview gem like Keelan Rogue. Among a plethora of beer tents we found this plaid and vintage pennant filled wonderland. Keelan Rogue re-purposes vintage ties, plaid & pennants to create stylish art. His line is unique, affordable, beautifully curated, impeccably made & the perfect gift. Shop here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

color love

My neighborhood has been dusted with this beautiful bright yellow-green. It gives the
whole neighborhood a new brightness. I love the color against the gritty sidewalk.
photo taken on Sunnyside avenue on a walk with my four legged friend.

Friday, May 10, 2013

in the mail for mom's day

It's that time again, time to celebrate all of our brillant, amazing Moms. 
Happy Mother's Day!
 "Mom, thanks for helping me grow" letterpress card from Smock Paper.
"Mom, thanks for the advice I never asked for." from 9 Spot Monk Letterpress

Thursday, May 9, 2013

triangle, triangle

The lining in my new purse is triangle pattern, I've been seeing all these 
lovely little triangles everywhere and loving them.

 Birch wood earrings from Shop Rukus $25
Triangle wall decals from Urban Walls $35.88
Geometric art print from Hannah Dansie $20

Leather passport case from Tovicorrie $55 | Triple triangle earrings from The Altered Chain $15
Delicate pendant necklace from Jewel of a Girl $23 | Mint triangle studs from The Purple Balloon $14
Pyrite triangle ring from Boutique Minimaliste $20 | Colored Triangle washi tape from The Rabbit & the Duck $2.63

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

family supper club

My family likes to eat, likes to talk about eating and loves to eat while talking about eating. Inspired by my foodie friends, I decided to take this collective love and formalize it. We are not fancy people so the group named it "Stuff your face supper club", this is not dapper dining- if someone has the urge to lick the plate then we know it was a damn good meal, right? I made these simple little supper club booklets to formalize our new club, so here we go.

There are six of us, each person chooses a restaurant of their choice. The only rule is you have to coordinate the reservation and rally the troop for your pick. Other than that you have to fill out a fairly simple rating sheet for each restaurant we go to. Each restaurant will get an average basic star rating and a average 1-10 rating. I will collect the booklets and tally our scores after each meal.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

color love today

I love these bold, bright colors mixed with this neutral stone brown. 
I stumbled across these fantastic planters on Etsy. They are great on their own or with 
some added greenery they will really pop. Tripod planters from Stvdio Brooklyn.

Photo kindly borrowed from Stvdio Brooklyn.

Monday, May 6, 2013

lovin' stone & honey

I was admiring this sweet girl's earrings, she said they were from a little Portland company, Stone & Honey. I am now a huge fan of all the hammered metal, geometric designs. They are unique, simple & something a little different.
arches earrings $65 | prea earrings $90 |  cape triangle necklace $61 | lapis oval necklace $165 | polis bracelets $117

Friday, May 3, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

words of wisdom from moxie

I had the chance to experience Moxie Conference this past weekend. It was inspiring and although it was the first beautiful spring day Chicago has seen is long time, I was happy to be inside listening to the words of many creative geniuses. I took so much away from this conference but mostly, I have had so many words of wisdom running through my head, I had to share them.
Thank you Uppercase Magazine & Quite Strong for the chance to go to this amazing conference!

Oh, how I do love a pin!

I came home with so much colorful stuff, it was a day to remember...