August 28, 2008

Bedroom Wall Lamps {clusters}

I'm on the look-out for some wall lamps for our bedroom. Why is it that your bedroom is always the last place you put your decorating sense to use? I love the structure of these lamps, though many are too high for my budget right now. Croft & Little: Reform Sconce by Jonothan Adler ($154)

I love the scissor arm on this lamp!Croft & Little: Scissor Arm Pharmacy Sconce by Robert Abbey Lighting ($133.10)
Lamps Plus: Brushed Steel Swing Arm Wall Lamp ($119.98)

This lamp looks small and minuscule, but still has modern flare.Bellacor: Grenoble Wall Sconce ($131.40)

This wall lamp reminds me off lamps you might see in a hotel room. Why not create the same look in your own bedroom?Bellacor: Hanover Small Wall Sconce ($190)

Ikea always has decent prices and I was able to find some wall lamps that have a nice aesthetic to add to the ambiance I am building for our bedroom.Ikea: Basisk ($12.99)

Ikea: Flygge ($11.99)

I like the mix of wood and metal material in this lamp because it creates a soft look to the metal.Ikea: Ljus ($9.99)

This lamp has a modern, industrial look that I also think could work in our space. The look could off-set the softness of the bedding in our room.Ikea: Kramare ($9.99)

Fig: recipes

I am falling in love with the beauty of figs and I've been scouring recipes to give them a try. This is my favorite so far- along with the amazing color in this photograph. Enjoy!

via: epicurious

Fresh figs with goat cheese and peppered honey

Bon Appétit | August 2006

Adding pepper to the honey makes this classic Mediterranean dish new.

Makes 4 servings.

1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
12 fresh figs
1/4 cup soft fresh goat cheese

Combine honey and pepper in small pitcher; stir to blend. Starting at stem end, cut each fig into quarters, stopping 1/2 inch from bottom to leave base intact. Gently press figs open. Spoon 1 teaspoon cheese into center of each. Arrange figs on platter; drizzle with peppered honey.

A Field Guide to Weeds: book

This is an amazing book that demonstrates how weeds take over. This beautifully composed book, A Field Guide to Weeds, is made by artist Kim Beck.

Special thanks to Swissmiss for sharing this find!

One AMAZING Bumblebee site

I like to sneak over to One Good Bumblebee's site to browse through the fun art they have available for purchase. Everything on their site is so unique.Little Garden ($20)

Beauty Art Print ($5)

I would have loved to carry around this planner with me everyday- too bad they are sold out already.
Come Along Weekly Planner (sold out)

Handwriting Mousepad ($7)

I wish I had seen these cards when we moved...
Moving Card Set (sold out)

How amazingly awesome is this card?!
Greater Things Card ($1.95)

I think you would be very lucky to receive this box as a gift.
Lucky You! Box ($11)

I used to drool over small puffy stickers our exchange student from Germany would bring from home. These remind me of her sticker sheets.
Japanese Food Stickers (sold out)

Monkey Tree ($20)

August 27, 2008

How to draw out color...

If you've never taken the time to observe the many color schemes around you in your daily living environment, shame on you! You can get a sneak peak into what you're missing by visiting one of my favorite sites to visit. Kris takes everyday objects and draws out the color swatches from the images. Amazing. I love it!

Nature Jewelry

Etsy seller mayerain: Daisy Ring ($38)

Etsy seller Beth Millner: Birds on a Wire ($500)

Etsy seller Luz Designs: Cherry Blossom ($19)

Etsy seller dillondesigns: Bontanika Ring ($8)

Where one stops, another starts

I came across these amazing images from Renate Buser's installation projects. Buser is a swiss art photographer who mounts large images of building/landscaping settings onto buildings, walls & pathways to create illusions of depth and space.