All Pets Allowed

28 Jan

A super talented fella with a pretty good eye for fab design recently sent me a link to Desire to Inspire, and I’m lov-ing it. First things first: the concept of this blog is just so cool! Kim and Jo — the site’s masterminds/co-curators — have never once met. And yet! They’ve managed to pull together some pretty stellar content from across the world (Ottawa & Brisbane, respectively).

The blog is full of inspirational shots of out-of-this-world interiors, but one of the features I like best is Mondays pets on furniture. Fairly self-explanatory, but charming nonetheless. Folks from around the globe send Jo & Kim pictures of their furry loved ones hanging out on, well, the furniture. And it’s adorable.

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The above is my favorite: Obi “sitting on his favorite vintage chair.” You just know that dog is a straight-up gentleman.

Enjoy browsing! I know I am.

Cheers!

6 Jan

The first week of the new year has come and gone, and I’ve failed to follow my schedule, once again. But while this post is reaching all of you a bit late, I still wanted to share some of my favorite 2012 memories — 2012 was a great year for a number of reasons (most of those reasons being the many wonderful people in my life), and full of great experiences. 2013 is already off to a fab start, so let’s cheers to more memory-making in the new year!

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Binns’ Baubles

29 Dec

I stumbled today, as I tend to do, across a jewelry designer named Tom Binns. And now I’m having a moment.

From the multicolored baguettes that are strangely reminiscent of costume jewelry that I would have worn as a kid, to the the freaking out-of-this-world chest pieces… I am in awe. So modern, so fun, so smartly chic. It’s serious jewelery that’s not taking itself too seriously. Head over heels, as they say.

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Clockwise from top left: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Round ‘Em Up

28 Dec

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Well, here we are! The post-holiday weekend of relaxation. I hope you all had a fantastic week (whether you were celebrating  like crazy or avoiding The “Christmas Story” marathon like it was the plague), and received all of the treats that your hearts desired. I was lucky enough to receive two — count ’em, two! — pairs of flannel PJ pants, which I am thrilled about. So if you plan on seeing me looking swag in January… think again.

In any case, for those of you who are as brain-fried as myself this Friday, here’s some link love.

And Then Some … an assortment of things that grabbed my interest this week:

For Wes Andserson fans looking to redecorate… color palettes galore!

Forget the thrift shop… trade in your books here… for beer!

More literary awesomeness. These are gorgeous!

Those in the mood for a dance party should check out this RCRD LBL playlist.

These wall weavings! I’m in love!

In a word: yes.

I love a good year-end roundup. Man Repeller doesn’t disappoint.

Hibernation is for Losers

27 Dec

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What’s Daft Punk got to do with January? Read on. Image via.

The Cap City is a great place to live. There’s no doubt. But I think we can all agree that January tends to be a little… dull… no matter where you live. For me personally, I’m in party mode from the first days of Halloween-costume prep until the wee hours after the ball drops, and so the long days of the year’s first month can be a bit melancholy.

Solution: things to do. And so I’m sharing with you, pals, some of Columbus’s January highlights.

The World’s Toughest Rodeo comes to town on January 12. They wouldn’t lie about being the world’s toughest, right? Right?

The Wex is showing a lot of great films this month. Don’t believe me? Check it out.

Are you talented? No? Are you delusional? Great! Casting for America’s Got Talent will take place at the Convention Center on January 19 and 20! The people-watching alone might be worth it… (Also, AGT: hire a new web designer, stat! Good grief that’s an ugly site).

Restaurant Week! Enough said. Eat. Up.

I can’t stand Morrissey, but I know a lot of people feel otherwise. Enjoy you crazy kids! He’s at the LC on January 22.

I’m honestly not sure what to make of this but… a tribute to Daft Punk? I’m too intrigued not to be into this. January 28 at the Newport.

OK… so it’s not really a Columbus highlight… but for all my Matthew Crowley lovahs: Downton returns on January 6!

None of these goings-on catch your interest? May I suggest: drinks at Double Happinesskaraoke at Mickeysa food tour of the North Marketa late-night meal at Tip Topreliving childhood memories at COSIa snowy photo outing in German Villagea dance party with good friends at Park Street Tavern.

Straight-Up Dotty

27 Dec

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In keeping with my NYE theme… what about this simple-meets-fanciful confetti photo backdrop!? And when I say simple… I mean… this is seriously simple. You’ll need: scissors, colorful paper, the ability to cut circles and of course, a blank wall. As always… more is more, party people.

Dazzle ‘Em!

17 Dec

New Years Eve is quickly approaching… and you know what that means, dontcha?! Sparkle! (If you don’t think it means “sparkle”… it’s probably best that you stop reading now).

If you’re hard-pressed for ideas, take a look-see at these babies… ranging from pretty darn cheap to a little on the pricey side.

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Clockwise, from the top right:

Sequin Lightbox Dress, Madewell: $158.00
Firolber in Bordeaux Suede, Aldo: $49.99
Rhinestone Collar Necklace, Forever 21: $14.80
Goldleaf Cocktail Dress, Anthropologie: $258.00
Drop-Waist Sequin Dress, H&M: $49.95
Yellow Crystal Bracelet, LOFT: $44.50

The Frankie Pump in Gold, Madewell: $218.00
Goldtone Bow Belt, LOFT: $29.50