INTERNET KISMET * @IHAVETHISTHINGWITHFLOORS

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by rebecca

Do you believe in internet kismet? Ya know, that thing where you just naturally land on someone’s instagram, blog or site and squeal with excitement because it’s “just what you were looking for” but you found it without Google’s help.

I have this experience this morning and I had to share it with you. I discovered the amazing instagram account @IHAVETHISTHINGWITHFLOORS. I personally am a big lover of looking up and looking down. And I love a good #fromwhereIstand shot myself. You will almost always find incredible design and inspiration, including beautiful skies or manicured lawns. Either way, there’s something to enjoy always. What I love most about her IG feed is the color and pattern and, of course, the fun! The photos just make me smile and feel good – that’s what it’s about.

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 Aren’t these just awesome photos? There are over 200 so far in her IG feed – definitely go check it out. Any instagram feeds that you love? I’d love to hear about them.

(Images via @IHAVEATHISHINGFORFLOORS)

 

Follow These 5: Mamas

Posted on: August 24th, 2014 by rebecca

As a new Mama myself, I have gone down the Mama rabbit hole. And…I love it. To be honest, there’s just more inspiration to enjoy. From new websites, new magazines, new bloggers, new pinboards – just new ideas. From all of this new visual eye candy, I was inspired to round up my latest and favorite Mamas on pinterest in a new series – FOLLOW THESE 5.

 

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MICHELLE DUPUIS 

I don’t know how it took me this long to discover Michelle’s world on Pinterest and I am so glad I finally did. She covers lifestyle to a T – food, travel, baby, home, fashion – it’s all in there and often color or holiday coded. Yes!
She has a great eye and cool vibe.

My fave board…
THE BEST PART OF WAKING UP
(no, not a baby board but breakfast treats – yum!)

 

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JEAN VAN’T HUL of THE ARTFUL PARENT

With over 13,000 pins of creative ideas, Jean’s pinterest page is definitely one to follow. Whether you are a parent or not. I love the message of her site, “Simple ways to fill your family’s life with art & creativity” and can’t wait to try some of her ideas for baby Soph and for myself.

My fave board…
HANDMADE GIFTS

 

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 ZINA HARRINGTON of LASSO THE MOON

Zina’s pinterest page is full of real (as in, yes, you can actually do these things) ideas for the modern parent. And since she has almost 20,000 pins, you will be sure to find anything and everything Mama related. Get in there!

My fave board…
DO YOU BELIEVE IN FAIRIES?

 

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ERIN LOECHNER

I have always loved Erin’s taste and she’s just an awesome person (one of the first few bloggers I got to know back in 2008) Her pinboards are always updated with artistic, cool and inspiring imagery and ideas.
She just finds really cool stuff and shares it – who wouldn’t love that?

My fave board…
DESIGN FOR MINIKIND

 

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CATHERINE McCORD of WEELICIOUS

I discovered Catherine’s food fab site a few months ago and I wasn’t surprised to see how awesome her pinboards were as well. She loves to share food style for lil ones. Since my daughter is now eating solids, I have been enjoying reading and learning about introducing baby to food, textures and tastes. Plus she creates the cutest plates. Love! Honestly, I am grateful for Mama’s like Catherine who just share, share, share. It’s not easy navigating parenthood and she makes it easier.

My fave board…
BABY FOOD LOVE

 

 

(Images are from each pinboard – go check them out and have fun!)

ART STYLE * THE CORNER SHOP IN LONDON

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by rebecca

Have you noticed that weaving, macrame, knitting & hand-sewn pieces are popping up in homes and retail shops? And a lot of people are sharing how to create these pretty wall hangings yourself. From DesignLoveFest’s workshops to A Beautiful Mess’s awesome DIY to Poppytalk’s roundup of 10 weaving projects, the craft of utilizing yarn to create pretty pieces is back. And I love it!

When I read about artist Lucy Sparrow’s art installation of filling an entire shop with hand-sewn felt goods, I had to see it to believe and she delivered in spades. Lucy recreated the neighborhood corner store and every thing (every single item) was knit or sewn by hand. From the shelves of beer to the cash register to the local paper, Lucy and her team worked their crafty magic. So why did she want to create this exhibit? Lucy shares that it’s “slice of life and that apart from being fun – the exhibition encourages people to take a closer look at the everyday”

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Head over to Sew Your Soul to learn more about Lucy and her work. You can also buy her products if you can’t make it to the London exhibit in person.

(Images via This Is Colossal)

DINING * TINY’S

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by rebecca

How could I not share the perfectly names TINY’S with you? Aside from the small space moniker, Tiny’s & The Bar Upstairs is dining spot in Tribeca, NY. (Just a few blocks from my old stomping ground and inspiration for this blog in Soho). Tiny’s happens to live in one of the oldest buildings in town – dated back to 1810. Given a pink facelift and lots of TLC, the restaurant has quickly become a cool go-to destination for those in the know. Another cool note – the 3rd floor has been rounded up in the “Secret dining spots” of NY. Be on the lookout for their 3rd floor – only accessible by a secret door.

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(Image one by Jamie Beck/Ann Street Studio, Image two Suann Song)

Downtown Las Vegas: Floral Love @ Bud and Vine

Posted on: July 31st, 2014 by rebecca

As a new resident to Vegas, it’s been cool to discover creative and interesting businesses throughout the city.  Let me tell you, design lovers, there is a lot happening OUTSIDE of the Strip. A lot. I am starting a new series that is covering lifesty, design and passionate small businesses in Las Vegas because things are happening here and it’s fantastic to see. Especially as I have relaunched my small business consulting company, Sweetline Collective.

One of the most exciting and “one to watch” areas is Downtown Las Vegas. Zappos leader, Tony Hsieh, has been investing heavily in this part of Sin City with the goal of turning this once seedy space into a destination full of dynamic and thoughtful small businesses in a variety of verticals – tech, food, lifestyle, etc. The idea – the Downtown Project. The goal – to create the most community focused largest city in the world. And I, personally, love it.

I’ll be sharing many of the happenings in this part of Las Vegas because it IS happening. I grew up in a Maryland suburb but was exposed to DC and a metropolitan city at an early age. I immediately loved the energy and craved it. I lived in Los Angeles and New York for the last 18+ years (with a detour in Tucson for college) and was part of those cities. I weaved in and out of the different neighborhoods, visiting friends in all parts of the cities, and engaging in the creative vibe. And it’s happening here. To me, Downtown Las Vegas has an X factor that is making waves and about to come big. It’s on it’s way and it’s cool to see it happen.

One of the first places I want to share is Bud and Vine, a community floral shop with a cool exposed interior housing sweet objects and curiosities for the home. And, of course, the flowers. Owners, Christina & John, created a special home for floral love, including custom and arranged bouquets, local delivery and floral classes – yes! Being part of the Downtown reimagining is also exciting. They are in a fantastic location (right near O Face Doughnuts and Carson Kitchen) and everyone should go visit them for a sweet and happy experience. Who doesn’t love that?

 

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Bud and Vine
124 S 6th St, Ste 170
Las Vegas, NV89101

(All images except the final one by Rebecca Orlov)