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Friday, October 30, 2009

Parker's Halloween costume


This year she's going as William Hundley's chihuahua on burger!
A marriage of all the things I love: chiwas, burgers & the internet.

The burgers didn't take too long to construct. Getting Parker to trust me again will probably take a bit longer though.
For outtakes and behind the scenes check out the Read More link.

Halloween brings out the best in people


It can turn a sweet old lady:

into a horrific beast:


Happy Friday


I've been so consumed/distracted lately but today I plan on tying up some loose ends and getting back on track. My glass is filling up half way!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Laaaadies

Today I've been busy planning my best friend's Bachelorette party. Needless to say, I got ladies on the brain. I'm hoping it turns out as charming as some of these photographs:

















all photographs sourced from vieilles_annonces

Monday, October 26, 2009

I always randomly pair words in google just to see what I find. Some of today's less fruitful searches were piƱata suicide and vintage irish carbomb. Thankfully Day of dead kite was a glory hole. Thank goodness for my boredom sometimes. Had I not been aimlessly trolling the googles for something to stimulate my eyeballs or randomly purchase I'd have never come across these shots. I just learned that In Santiago SacatepƩquez- Guatemala people communicate with the spirits of the deceased who apparently speak through the whistle of the wind and the fluctuations and tiny movements of kites. They celebrate this in a spectacular annual Day of the Dead Kite Festival which this year falls on November 2nd. It's like Dia de Los muertos + sky & clouds + kaleidoscopes. Win!
Check out this flickr set for more Guatemalan kite Day photos.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

apartment tour

I've been meaning to showcase my tiny apartment for a while now. Seeing that we'll most likely be moving, now's a better time than ever to share the little box with you guys. I absolutely adore our itty bitty 600sqft space. This is no selby feature but it'll have to do.



Here we have our bedroom with attached bathroom & balcony.
I think the tealtown chandelier curtains add some charm but my favorite part of this room is the family photo wall. Anytime I spot white frames I just have to pick a few up.


vintage fan, mustachio labbits, kozyndan bunny wave print and a polaroid from Berlin atop a refurnished dresser my dad made:

my thrift store rococo mirror brought down from Boston:


the living room: Ikea furnishings, J.Adler, LPP prints, faux moose, the 3rd roommate the TV:

the divorced sectional, Bf's bike, shophouse book mobile, my first papercuts, the "girls"

Denise Simon Animals detail:


my treasure wall: Nana, Brimfield scores, found Love Letters book in a homemade shadowbox



detail of the built ins


more built in: titmouse, found book, vintage x-mas decor from my parents.

the office:

Le kitchen




alt views of office. Ikea dvd case re purposed at toy chest:


Our girls by Lovedtodeath


detail of family wall


detail of my bedside table


our lady baltimore suitcase table, the hoof and a sliver of our bird nest


detail of our wooden wreath from Acquire boutique:

I made these bitches:

detail of my found vintage love letters book:

I love my Shophouse mobile and vintage German sea mammal chart:

Although our building is is old and lacks any curb appeal-- our unit has been renovated. Sadly, the inner workings of the building are deteriorating and the pipeage is questionable. We don't want to potentially deal with an other flood. We've been living here for nearly a year and a half. That's a bit of a record for us-- we're always on the move.