Tuesday, September 30, 2008

HOLY hosiery!

Patterns, patterns, and some more patterns.  Hosiery from Eley Kishimoto's 2009 spring ready-to-wear collection.  Look how each pair matches the outfit perfectly.  Hmm... could I pull this off???  Probably not.
images from style bubble

Sunday, September 28, 2008

sound the alarm

Song of the week:  Sound the Alarm by Thievery Corporation

I can't get enough of their new album.  If you are a Thievery Corp. fan, this will not disappoint.

Friday, September 26, 2008

in honor of the debates

I promise not to go into some political rant, but I found this post fitting for the first night of the presidential debates.  

My little public service announcement:  No matter which candidate you agree with, I believe it is important to get your butt to the polls in November and cast your VOTE. 

 *** PLUS, I'm just totally loving this ring by Renee Frances***

Thursday, September 25, 2008

you think our spiders are big in baltimore...

A group of French engineers, called La Machine, created this AMAZING mechanical spider.
Apparently it's been hanging out in Liverpool. Is there anyway to get this to the USA, I would totally travel to see it.

Check out how many people came out to see it.

pictures from free people blog.


Thanks go out to Loyola College's Renew program for using one of my necklaces as a fundraiser for their organization.  

***Renew is dedicated to providing wellness programs to Baltimore residents employed in emotionally draining, stressful occupations.  "Wellness days" will give these inspirational people a chance to take a small break from their jobs, to reflect with their peers and to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit.***

If you are interested in supporting this organization, you can purchase this necklace at my etsy site.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

haha... who will be my first victim?

Every wish you could say what you were REALLY thinking?  I love these little cards, they are hilarious.  I'm already thinking about a few desks at work that may find one of these little monsters.

Also, just as funny...

Just a small hint for those not so good drivers.

Find these and others at Shinebox prints

Monday, September 22, 2008

Natasha Wozniak

Brocade Oval Pendant by Natasha Wozniak.
Absolutely beautiful!

just a little treat for me!

I've been in the mood to treat myself to something new, but I'm kind of on a budget. So, I was beside myself when I found this glass ring and stack of wooden bangles for a total of $7. That's right... only $7 (for both of them).

You will never guess where I found them!
Did you guess?
Do you give up???

Ok, I'll share my secret.
Answer: Pier 1 Imports

I know. Who knew they had little jewelry trinkets?

Sunny Sunday

We are having GORGEOUS weather in good old Baltimore.  So I started off my Sunday with a stroll down to the water front to get an iced coffee.  There was lots of action on the boating docks.  I would have loved to be on the water all day, but there was way too much work waiting for me in the studio.

I spent most of the day looking like this...
it's cute isn't it???

Look at all the work I got done.  The order's almost ready to be shipped out.  YEAH!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Where's Waldo?

I used to spend hours searching through books trying to find Waldo.  Who knew he'd be at Fashion Week sitting next to Jessica Szohr from Gossip Girls?

Image found at Style List

Koons ruffles feathers at Versailles

Jeff Koons seems to be ruffling a few feathers across the ocean in France.  This month debuts his work at the Versailles Palace.  His large shiny pop art sculptures are causing a raucous among a few French conservatives who say Koons work is insulting towards the iconic French art found at Versailles.

I always enjoy a few feathers in the air.

*Side note- Last year, Koons' "Hanging Heart" sold for $23.4 million dollars, which the most for any living artist*

sweet dogs

Song of the week:  Sweet Dogs by Trolle//Siebenhaar


While picking up my afternoon coffee, I noticed that my favorite coffee company, Starbucks, has teamed up with one of my favorite magazines... GOOD.

GOOD is producing mini pamphlets and distributing them at Starbucks, to educate the coffee drinkers of the world on some important worldly topics.
I think it's a great idea!  (I'm under the impression that a new one will come out each week with a new topic)

While standing in line, I read up on Carbon emissions and the effects of CO2 in the environment.

and the results are in...

Congrats go out to my friend Annie over at Imogene who received (and rightfully deserves) the title of Baltimore's BEST local jewelry artist.
This is one of my favorite necklaces of hers.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

draw flowers

Beautiful cutout flowers necklaces from draw flowers on etsy.

Guess what they are made out of????
Give up?  

toll booth attendants make me smile

I drove through the toll booth on my way to DC yesterday, and the toll booth attendant amazed me.  Why you ask???  Well... he was so damn chipper.  A man, stuck in a small closet sized office without a care in the world.

How can this man (jammed in a closet with no one to talk to) actually have a smile on his face and a warm greeting ready for me as my car approached?

Then I realized, he is happy for all of those reasons.  He has no disgruntled coworkers all up in his business.  He only has to deal with each customer for about 30 seconds before they move on and another comes by.  And... he gets to be outside in the fresh air all day.

I've never thought of working a toll booth as a glamourous job (and maybe its not), but right now it's sounding pretty damn good.

Anyway, the toll booth attendant put a smile on my face.

Just look how happy this lady is.

Friday, September 12, 2008

hot pink fluff

I'm loving these strawberry float earrings by Jamie Jo Fischer
and they come in lots of other delicious colors.

song I'm obsessed with

Song I can't get enough of... Yeasayer, "Sunrise".
** Note the fabulous cheetah fringe shirt on the drummer**

Thursday, September 11, 2008

just one of those days...

I'm having one of those days...
Scratch that.  I'm having one of those weeks...
Hell, who am I kidding?  I'm having one of those months.

So, I bought myself some flowers.
the end.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

more from fashion week

Diane von Furstenberg

Narciso Rodriguez
Lela Rose

(images from style.com)


A big-ups and congrats to my sister, Erin Quinn, who FINALLY got herself a new job.

After an unmentionable amount of time off (full of travel and discovery), EQ has landed herself permanently (well... for now at least) in Denver, Colorado. Congrats sis!

Now I have an excuse to go on a road trip and hangout in the mountains. There's nothing I love more than some fresh air, trees, and big rocks.
(look sis, I finally mentioned you in my blog. xoxo)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

the small object

I may just have to come up with something to put in these canisters by the small object. They are just too adorable to pass up.