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iPhone Dump: Favorite Things

Before I spitball in a post next week about the come-to-Jesus Karrie & I had the other night & how we’ve made a pact to shut down our iPhones & computers after 8:30pm every night, I thought I might dump some of the inspiration & goodness I screen shot while perusing the digital universe.  Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook – they’re all a blessing and a curse.  I’m still trying to figure out how to find some balance with them, but in the meantime – check out all this gloriousness:

THE BADDEST ASS PATINA’D COPPER VENTS TURNED LIGHT FIXTURES, via 1st Dibs.  This pic was from awhile ago though and they have sold.  But ode to how I want to hang something like this in my kitchen, instead of a pair that errrrrbody has seen 999 times in the Pinterest feed in a homogenized white kitchen.

Copper Vent Hanging Fixtures, via 1st Dibs | Covet Living

TABARKA TILE & every piece of anything they’ve ever made.  I keep meaning to do a full-on post on them – remind me later :)

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THIS CALLIGRAPHY.

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THIS PICTURE OF SOMEONE’S HUSBAND/BABY DADDY BEING AWESOME, which – if we’re being honest – is what my dream looks like.  It’s like porn for chicks.

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PREGGO JUMPING ON THE BED, which imho is a way more fun/original maternity shoot idea than the real pensive ones where pregnant ladies are half-naked & stuff.

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GOLD LASHES.

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FISH TACOS (MY FAVE).  I keep meaning to go try this place.  ALL the fish tacos in San Diego are pretty decent, but I haven’t found any I can’t live without… yet.

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NAPKINS / TEXTILES FROM SHOP MILLE, via last year’s b-day list.

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THE WAY THE SUNLIGHT HITS THAT FRONT DOOR.

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DALLAS’ NECKLACE.

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THESE PEOPLE HOLDING HANDS ACROSS THE AISLE AS MY FLIGHT HOME FROM CHRISTMAS BREAK TOOK OFF.  I’d be lying if I said I didn’t tear up.

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THE TOFU BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE from some place in Santa Monica that I keep trying to recreate.  It was divine.

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JULIA’S TRAVEL GET-UP.

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LEA’S DRESS + EARRINGS.  The funniest thing Joan Rivers ever said about her was that “…she always just looks so damn pleased with herself!”  Haaaaa – and that’s true.  But she/her stylist (also one of my fave designers) Estee Stanley do her outfits proud on the red carpet.

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KATRINA’S SUNNIES.

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THESE KITCHEN SHADES.

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THESE RUGS, which Kristin & I saw at Las Vegas Market in January in the Momeni Showroom.

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THIS WET DREAM OF A CHAIR (I know, so gross but I said it) from another showroom at #lvmkt which I have since forgotten.  Whoops.

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THESE ACCENT TABLES from Madegoods we saw.  AKA the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

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COPPER + GLASS PENDANT from Four Hands.

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CHICK ON LEFT’S WAVES.

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THESE JORTS, which I plan on living in all summer.

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HAAAAAA – TOWANDA!  Which is what I think about every time I open up a can on someone, which is not often but when it does happen, it’s well deserved.  It’s basically code for “don’t put up with sh*t from anyone.”

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THE PINEAPPLE LAMPS FROM RO-SHAM-BEAUX, which we’ve all seen 1 trillion times but they just never get old.  These were at Bon Bon in Solana Beach.

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THESE FRENCH VINTAGE CRYSTAL LAMPS, also from Bon Bon, which I nearly fainted over.  I feel like I would’ve seen them in my Great-Grandmother’s house… (And then lifted them.)  j/k GG.

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VINTAGE THONET BENTWOOD CHAIRS, from Rare Bird Consignment a few months ago.  The only reason I didn’t snap them up is b/c the caning was so brittle.

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THIS SOFA.  I generally don’t like slipcovers b/c they always look messy and never seem to stay on right, but this I could get on board with.

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DALLAS’ PINK HEADBOARD.  She’s my little muse this days.  Do you guys follow her?  She’s a fashion illustrator / creative type and a great Instagrammer.  With great hair.  And always has great nail colors.

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THAT. MARBLE.  Bailey Quin is also hilarious and uber creative.  She’s the chick behind Biscuit Home.

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IRENE KUANWOOD JEWELRY.

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THE IRON CALLIGRAPHY, THE LANTERN, THE GARLAND.  All of it.  If I ever open any brick & mortar establishment, I hope it looks like this.

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OMG, MY UTERUS JUST EXPLODED.

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THIS TEAR-JERKING SCENE that I stumbled on while I was walking Gus on the beach in Malibu the day after my big birthday shenanigan.

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K.  Now imma go turn off my phone and computer and run with my red pony dog :)

xoxo!

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Faves from #HPMKT

High Point Market was a few weeks back, which – for those of you who aren’t familiar – is kinda like New York Fashion Week for Interior Design.  It’s where new shiny new sources of inspiration are found and new lines of luscious furniture, textiles and goodness are launched, which is SUPER exciting for design folk, because after awhile, you see the saaaaaaaaame revolving door of stuff and everybody does one big collective yawn.  High Point is where famous designers like Kelly Wearstler and Thom Filicia walk the halls of Interhall and hob-nob with the muggles.  It’s like a sea of swirly twirly gumdrops and parties and design porn.  Let’s set the stage first, cuz some of the prettiest things I saw were just part of the backdrop:

With a white tee and jeans and black suede stilettos (???)  WHAT.

Again.  Yum.

Love what’s on the floor, love what’s on her feet.

More pics of this vignette popped up than Heinz has pickles, but duh.  Look at it.

Lemon trees and lanterns and white, oh my!

Not sure what he was doing there, but I love him.

Prettiest bouquet I ever did see.

I didn’t make it to #hpmkt this time, but I did live living vicariously through everyone who was there via Instagram… just stalking my face off and style spotting from my sofa in San Diego while I watched TNT weekend movies and ate Skinny Pop. It was like watching the prom or TV or something.  Anyway… the Instafeed was aflutter with about 35k posts; I sifted through a few and picked my faves:

HO-LY HEAVEN at Mr. Brown.  Get in my house.  Now.

How fun are these chairs at Lee Industries??  Also.  The English Room is a sah-weet blog if you aren’t already following.  Holly has a great eye.  In the black hole that was the #hpmkt hashtag of posts, so many of the ones I ended up clicking on ended up being hers.  PS: Karrie, these look like you.

Celerie Kemble did a line of wooden floor tiles for Mirth Studio (this is pattern: Folly).  Love.  Just head over to their website, snoop around, then wipe.

The chambray gray duvet and shams with the tattered ruffle on this bed are divine. Is Pom Pom at Home like Matteo meets Shabby Chic??

How swank is this little lamp for a bachelorette pad?  It’s Kelly Wearstler for Visual Comfort… she launched her lighting line with them this market, and it blew up peoples’ shorts the world over.  There were more grinning design folk getting their picture with Kelly Wearstler than there will be kiddies in Santa’s lap this year.

Table from Mr. Brown Home – love the detail:

I love this wall color…  and I especially love it next to lucite and light (is that burl wood?) and rattan and gold.  Why does something about it remind me of Angie Hranowsky?

I was surprised to see some artwork I gasped at.  Like this Rothko-esque number.  I think it is by far *the* hardest thing to shop for.

Similar to the Goodman Pendant from VC (a super fave), but the chain on this one is different so I’m not sure of the source…  the Instagrammer says it can be “done in any Benjamin Moore color.”  I’ll let you know when I track ‘er down.

About 999 people snapped shots of this little ditty by Worlds Away, and for good reason.  I love the grain detail, the hardware, and the fact that it looks like if I ran my hand across it, it would feel like buttah.  It feels equal parts feminine and masculine and equal parts modern and vintage to me, which renders it uber versatile.  I feel like I could flip on Mad Men and see a pair of these chests perched as Don & Betty Draper’s nightstands.

Speaking of buttah…  look at that ottoman.  Sweet Jesus.  Everything Erinn V. always feels pristine and unique to me, so this is no surprise.

Did I just die and go to lilac heaven?

This bad boy (the Hanley) from Arteriors looks like a different animal hung up & lit up than it does on the website.  How fun (??#$%!) for a closet / dressing room or a powder bath?  Or an entry?  BANG.

This Quadrille wallpaper never gets old to me.  Ever.

There are Indian ring stools errr-where, but never have I ever seen one in this indiscernible, bluish-grey hue. It’s perfect.

Last but not least, could we please talk about Ro Sham Beaux?  GYAH, do they ever do wrong?  So whimsical.  And so candy necklace-like.

That last one there my insanely talented boss-lady – Kristin – spotted.  I’ve never seen them do a beaded guy in that color before.  #nomnomnom

Here’s my takeaway from stalking the #hpmkt feed: it’s not just a great source of inspiration and a way to see all the new goodies that just hit the streets…  it’s also a great way to find new people to follow, and to see who and what inspires you.  I definitely found myself “liking” the same peoples’ insta-posts, over and over again.  Some I knew (Meredith Heron, Holly Phillips from the English Room) and some were new to me, but whoever they were, I was picking up what they were putting down.  It’s interesting how people curate things, what their eye catches and what stands out to them in a sea of possibilities.  I have the same fascination with watching what the people ahead of / behind me at the grocery store are buying.  I look at all the items in their cart and size up their life.  My point is, what people deem beautiful and important is a window into their style and into their life, and it’s fun to watch.

What were your guys’ favorites??  What did I miss?  Post links to your faves in the comments section!!

xoxo,