. . . charlie my love

. . . loving these leather booties i came across tonight! 

lattice cutouts & delicately knotted suede straps! what more could you want from a winter to spring bootie...a perfect transition into warmer weather! 

which, have i mentioned, i'm so ready for!

charlie my love is a small collection of lovingly designed shoes & handbags by designer sarah gurt - via http://www.shopbop.com/


artist donna mccullough . . .

dancing with the moon 

Dancing with the Moon 

lauras garden

by the light 

formative years 2006

looking to spring 2008 

. . . look at these amazing sculptures i came across today! i have the perfect corner in my bedroom for any one of these! 

"crafted of steel & embellished with flourishes of wire mesh, screening, cut-outs & bits of found objects, the dresses are at once both elegant & imposing. I like the duplicitous nature of steel which can be manipulated to appear feminine & soft while actually maintaining its strength & rigidity—an expression in contrasts & complements." - donna m. mcCullough

images via: 


artist miranda skoczek

florid flourish  2009

black & white arrangements 2009

aztec desire

untitled 2008

hawa mahal 2009

air, fire, water 2009

triangles with a slightly japanese inflection 2009

royal chapel suite #2 2008

dreaming of a delightfully earthly landscape 2009

the beautiful and the good #2

. . . i love the pop of luminescent yellow in her paintings!

when it comes to interior settings, i usually like neutral colors but with artwork i love bold, rich color! 

"...i am constantly in a process of hiding & revealing." - miranda skoczek 

to see more go here: http://www.mirandaskoczek.com/


. . . go kiss somebody!

photo by Adrian Reilly

photographer charles harbutt

. . . hope you had a lovely valentine's day with your loved ones! 

tonight i had a delicious sushi dinner with my other half, a nice lunch with my mother on saturday afternoon & i split a bottle of pinot noir with my sister on friday. . .delightful weekend for sure! 

. . . love heats my blood, blood spins my head, & my head falls in love. Oh, . . . - cat stevens


elle moss photography . . .


its oh so quiet




winter lights

. . . so did you hear it snowed all day yesterday here in dallas!  

a few cold feeling pics from an awesome inspiration - elle moss photography!


all other photos via http://www.etsy.com/shop/ellemoss


fuse lighting . . .

avanti table lamp 
white lacquered base & white leather

black lacquered base with custom snake skin

white gloss lacquer and brown leather

acacia table lamp 
in brushed brass with white silk pongee shade

classic bronze pods with gildied interior

. . . i absolutely love lighting! 

i came across these two lovely lamps by designer kevin kolanowski for fuse lighting - the avanti & the acacia. 

the brushed brass base on the acacia is to die for + i love the look of the leather strap wrapped around the base...infinite options on the type of leather or material you can use!   

i actually have a box full of scarves...i think i'm going to freshen up a few of my lamps & wrap pretty scarves around them! 


lizzie fortunato jewels. . .

storm the palace necklace

miner's delight necklace

the sun also rises necklace

tuxedo collar necklace

small fortune vagabond necklace

le smoking necklace

. . . these necklaces are just perfect!  they scream summertime to me - which i'm so ready for! love them all but storm the palace is my favorite - perfect shade of blue.  

i imagine them with a loose v-neck tee, a pair of distressed cut off shorts &  a pair of comfy sandals!   

elizabeth & kathryn fortunato are twin sisters & the designers behind this bohemian-luxe jewelry line.


. . . photographer TOM MUNRO

. . . photographer tom munro shoots jennifer lopez for february elle! 

i can't get enough of his work . . . i love the contrast & the slight blurred effect in his black & whites - a very beautiful effect, that he captures very well!


things i like . . .

etta designs

algabar home & life

kristen hutchins design

kristen hutchins design

kristen hutchins design

peter margonelli photography

kristen hutchins design

turquoise interior design

turquoise interior design

turquoise interior design

via real simple magazine

downtown vintage & antiques

. . . random interior design firms i came across today - that i just had to show you! 

a few things i like . . . gilt iron or bronze antique tables with glass or marble tops, dark floors, vintage high back chairs, pops of color in a room, dainty & pretty fabrics, graphic print rugs & white ceramic accessories everywhere!

oh yes, & horses!

lovely huh?

"Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style." - Billy Baldwin