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Quality > Quantity

19 Aug

Image via Grand People.

This week’s A Few of My Favorite Pins features just that – a few. That’s because Pinterest, like many other things in my life at the moment, is not something I have much time for. But! That doesn’t mean I didn’t find a handful of pins worth sharing.

Sometimes you just want to buy something that’s totally useless, but totally fun. These little birdies are a good example of just that. Created by Lars Beller Fjetland, the birds started out as leftover wood and trash, and each one is slightly different. And the packaging for the Grand People product is 1oo-percent recycled, too

This calendar from Rifle Paper Co. makes staring at a packed schedule much less stressful.

Gluten-free? Just trying to eat a bit healthier? Quinoa’s your grain. Check out these 16 ways to eat quinoa for eats inspiration.

The perfect sweater for summer-fall transition, thanks to Isabel Marant. I’d wear this with just about anything.

Gah! These plates are so adorable. Not for eating, obviously. Who would want to cover up those little flags?! Available from artist Julia Dely’s Etsy.

Better Late…

13 Aug

Image via Anthropologie.

Once upon a time, A Few of My Favorite Pins was slated to be a weekly thing. My summer’s been quite busy (whose hasn’t?!) and in turn I’ve been posting a lot less than I’d like. But here we are. So tonight, I’m giving this a whirl once again…

Anthropologie’s vintage map notebooks are right up my alley. And even though August no longer means “back to school,” I still believe in stocking up on pretty items for my desk. If you do, too, you can purchase these lovelies here.

I’m not 100 percent sure that I could pull off these swanky sunnies, but I’ll try (most) anything once. Oh, that is of course if I could afford them. As Kanye would say, nicely done Pra-dah.

Um. No words, really, for this adorable Fiat Jolly. I would take that baby for a spin in a heartbeat. More cute lil’ wheels here.

A kid’s space that’s adorable yet cool! From Okologi Sustainable Interiors.

Between this and this, we’ve got velvet covered. And I’m into it.

This neckline! So pretty. So different. And it should be, I suppose…. for more than a K.

Seriously digging this multi-multi picture frame. Seen at the Palihouse Holloway boutique hotel in LA.

Need Supply Co. knows what I need with these babies. Oh, mint.

Midwest Love

1 Jul

Image via.

I had really mixed feeling about Pinterest when I initially signed up. “Another way for us to curate fake, digital lives… yay” was pretty much exactly what I thought. Slash said aloud to anyone that would listen, as I have a tendency to do.

But then this weird thing happened, and Pinterest grew on me – I began to view it less as a channel for showing off my “great taste” (the quotes make that a joke, for anyone quick to judge… that’s what quotes do, OK?) and more of a way to find inspiration for everyday life.

From outfit styling to recipes, I really have found a lot of useful… stuff… on the old pin-board site. And because HJR, if nothing else, is a venue for me to share neat “stuff,” I give you A Few Of My Favorite Pins – a weekly column through which I’ll share what I think are some of the week’s most interesting, inspiring, and straight-up-genius things I’ve found on the Big P. Any maybe, occasionally, because I am Jenny… a good-looking fella. We’ll see.

The Mid-West T pictured above is basically perfect. And I need it, basically now. And it’s less than $20! T-shirt steal. Always a good thing. Pinned from Joanna Goodard’s brilliant Pinterest/blog, and available here.

These candlesticks, available at Urban Outfiitters, are to die for. And, because I’m me, I actually have a tub full of candles just looking for the right candlestick. Don’t ask why.

This white eyelet romper from Zimmermann is exactly what I picture when I think “perfect summer outfit for JR.” Available at Barneys. And therefore out of my price range, natch.

I almost had to catch the drool when I saw these map-tastic walls. Man… I really love maps. I guess photographer Joakim Blockström’s portfolio includes even more images of these walls, but his site’s down. Ah, well.

This is the kind of photo that just stops me in. my. tracks. Can’t even deal with the cool. No idea who took the image because the Tumblr it was found on didn’t source (tsk, tsk) but I plan to find out…

Of course my pal Erin Rudy would have pinned these Jack and Coke slushies, which you can find at Victory Sandwich Bar in Atlanta, GA. Or, you know, make yourself, with a blender. Yum. And cheers!

This fridge, initially via the blog Home and Décor. The color! It’s so dreamy.

These windows at the Columbus Anthropologie store are breathtaking… naturally dyed paper flowers, people!

Now this is camping. Hocking Hills crew… sure we don’t want to do this instead? OK but are you really sure?