December 29, 2008

Toothpick Jeans: Alive and Well

I will admit that I never thought I would ever wear tapered jeans in my life after forcing my foot through a hand-me down pair of jeans I received from an aunt.

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I hated the look and hoped to never see them succeed in the fashion world. I will admit that I own two pairs of these newly fashioned skinny jeans (dark rinse and white) and I am so pleased to see the lower waistline and stretch material seen on this returning fashion. Granted, I will always own a bootcut pair of jeans, but I will make room for these amazing new Toothpick jeans from J.Crew.

J.Crew: Stretch Toothpick Jeans in Midnight Wash ($125)

Can I also add that I am happy to rid my closet of pre-worn looking jeans with rips, tears, stains and patches. I have graduated high school AND college, thank you very much.

December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

I want to wish a Merry Christmas to all of you who have thoughtfully followed my posts this past year!

flickr: simple moth

December 22, 2008

December 19, 2008

Quilling up some art

I think my favorite feature from my previous post on Anthropologie's store displays was the cardboard quilling on the wall. So, I was excited to see freshly{blended} post about Yulia Brodskaya's quilling artwork. Immaculate and beautiful.

December 18, 2008

Holiday Inspirations: Anthropologie-style

I have been spying some amazing photos from window displays at Anthropologies across the country. I realize that it is probably past the time for thumbing through ideas for Christmas decor, but I couldn't resist drooling over these amazing displays. (Note some of these images may be from last year's window displays as well.)

via: pbase

Anthropologie Window in Beverly Hills Store by HollyLovesArt.

December 13, 2008

Winning Embroidery...

Guess who will be embroidering this holiday season? Yours truly! I just won an amazing Sublime Stitching embroidery kit from Creature Comforts. I can't wait to get my hands on it and start spinning out creations!

December 12, 2008

Pick o' the day: Suspended Seagull

Last December, my hubby and I drove to Pensacola Beach to spend our Christmas holiday. I am missing the way the beach felt like I was back on the northern west coast, cold breeze, water splashing up over the wet sand. I will keep dreaming about the cool ocean.

Three Potato Four: Suspended Seagull Sculpture ($28)

December 3, 2008

Airplanes [clusters]

Life Magazine now has images available for searching out on Google. I immediately got sucked in to looking through pages and pages of black and white photos with airplanes. Of course, now I am getting always.

Life Magazine: Airplane F-89 by photographer Loomis Dean

Here are some ways to get some memorabilia of your own...

Uncommon Goods: Airplane Window ($1500)

I love dissections of materials and this layout is even better because it is written out in German. I could see this set up in a nice frame to hang on the wall.

Etsy seller SurrenderDorothy: Anatomy of a Jumbo Jet ($10.59)

This is another great example of airplanes explained in detail and ready to hang on the wall.
Etsy seller MoxyFoxBooks: 1940 Aircraft Maintenance Book ($26.99)

Christmas: Wish List Hubby [1]

I thought I would share some items I've been looking at getting for my hubby for Christmas. I dislike general "male" gifts because sometimes there is obviously no thought behind them. If you are in search of some ideas for your hubby, here are some ideas I am looking at.

These cards from a vintage travel agent game could be a great present if framed to hang on the wall in a set.

Etsy seller incognitoinmaine: Vintage Travel Agent Card Game ($15)

The only thing my hubby has asked for so far is a chess set. Yes, he has had a chess set before. In fact I believe we still have two chess boards. The problem is that we always lose a pawn or other chess piece in the set. He's been reading books on improving his play and has become very interested in getting a complete board set again. Traditional pieces are great, but these pieces have a modern pop to them that I love! 3.75" Berlin Ebonized Chess Pieces ($49.95)

I wish this coat rack was more affordable. I know my hubby would love this.

Huset-Shop: Offside Coat Rack by Runa Klock ($115)

My hubby loves soft t-shirts but he is also a bit picky about the shirts staying manly (let's just say he doesn't do preppy t-shirts). I think these are a perfect match for his manliness and his soft side.

Palmer Cash: Men's Shark vs. Bear T-Shirt ($26.97)

Palmer Cash: Men's Italian Pistole T-shirt ($34.97)