Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sweet Tea & Lemonade

JUNE, how I have been waiting for you, dreaming of SWEET TEA and LEMONADE, swinging ever so slowly back and forth on the porch with a love romance upside down by my side as I nap......
JULY, even more inviting, no running for cover for the odd shower, I know its going to be a nice day and I am about to share it with  the butterflies and the bees.
On my own with nature, not even my favorite songs (sorry Adele) are welcome to spoil my peace.


Image & Recipe Via Food Network Magazine
Photograph by Jonathan Kantor   

Remove wide strips of zest from 2 lemons with a vegetable peeler (do not remove the pith). Make 2 cups simple syrup (recipe below), adding the lemon zest before heating. Let cool, then pour into an ice-filled pitcher. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 cups each fresh lemon juice and water, and some lemon slices.
Simple Syrup: To make 2 cups simple syrup, bring 1 1/2cups each sugar and water to a boil, stirring until dissolved. Let cool.

Victorian Swing ~ Source Unknown

Source Unknown

FABRICS & Accessories
Clarence House Fabric
Coral Tieback ~ Clarence House


Communications Design graduate student Claire Kelley created an app—Summer Fiction— highlighting interactive content from five novels being publishing this summer by Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster.

Click here

Take a nap, read a book, go for a walk, relax....



Monday, June 11, 2012

Free Flowing Form ~ EGO Paris

I like smart, I like functional and I certainly like SEXY!
All this PLUS fun colors and pretty can't possibly beat that!

Ego Paris is just Fabulous! I heard of them through one of my favorite online mags the New England Home Magazine.
Just take a look at these, I mean seriously! Free flowing form sunshades reminiscence of seagulls in flight. Design forms that blend in with the waves, this chaise is not called 'Fish" for nothing.

Fish Chaise Longue

Are you sitting down? I would recommend you do it NOW.
I don't mean to be mean and I know its Monday and that there is a WHOLE week left of school before anyone can even dream of flying away on vacation, but I cant keep it secret any longer.
Its my duty ahem as a designer to part with glorious products to my readers :)

Take a look at this and come kick me if you don't like it...(Not too hard please, my knee is playing up)
Give me my latest issue of AD a Margarita and come get me September 1.

Eden Nest

Backrests and tables included
True to my love of function and form, KAMA Quattro Modular Collection has a smart and versatile collection, the table is my favorite piece.

Video for KAMA

Video for KUBE

Find the complete collection at


{PS I only write about products I love, I am not sponsored & if I am I will let you know!)

Friday, June 1, 2012

In honor of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee

This weekend marks the Queens Diamond Jubilee!
To mark this quintessentially British day I will be showcasing anything and everything Union Jack..

God Save The Queen

Fun piece of furniture

Fun pillows & bunting

Image Via The Daily Mail Designed by Jan Constantine

Sausages n Mash?
Falcon Union Jack Range Cooker
Seriously cool Wallpaper

Accessorize in True Brit Style

Faded Focal Point

Designed by Emily Wheeler

Conversation Piece

Topps Tiles Back splash UK

Nothing says British like a MINI

You NEED a MINI in your life! 
{Go visit Mike at Princeton MINI ~ Shameless plug.... ;) }

MINI w/Union Jack Roof

Enjoy the celebrations



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