Swooning: Collect 2011

Enough about the giant Swedish home goods retailer Ikea, I’m totally swooning over these designs by A2 Designers, also all the way from Sweden. These are their colorful & vibrant Collect 2011 cabinets.

They have more fabulous designs here.

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Check it Out: The Makers Project

I totally fell in love with this website, The Makers Project. I can’t remember how I stumbled across this site. You just have to check it out. It’s essentially a photo blog by Jennifer Causey of handmade artisans in Brooklyn where she lives, in their own environment, their work and what inspires them. These are just some of the images I fell in love with, wonderful spaces of The Jewelry artist, The Florist and The Food Stylists. Hope you enjoy them!

Follow her on Twitter to keep up to date as new projects are posted, I know I will.

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It’s Spring: 10 Ways to Get Your Fireplace Ready

It’s finally getting warm in our neck of the woods {I hope it is as well, where ever you are}. I seriously miss the coziness of a fireplace, especially since we haven’t had one for the past year. Ugh…what I would do to have one! But for all of you lucky readers out there with a fireplace, here are some ideas on how to keep your “hearth” still be the focal point in this wonderful Spring {and Summer}.

1. Place a mirror against or inside it…after all, the reflection of that gorgeous rug is just amazing!

2. Place live plants all over it.

3. Turn it into a bookcase. Who needs more storage space?

4. Let candles aglow inside it.

5. Stack up some logs. Before you know it, it’s Fall again.

6. Have a vignette of vases.

7. Display your favorite finds inside.

8. Surround it with sea life.

9. Put a beautiful bench in front of it.

10. Use a painting as a fireplace screen.

{images via: Real Simple, Southern Living, Decor Pad, Decor 8, Holy Vataha, Apartment Therapy, Lifestyle MSN, Design Scouting, Coastal Style Living}

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

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Inspired by Wire: Marie Christophe

Wire has never been so intricate and gorgeous! The Marie Christophe Collection looks like perfectly, imperfect sculptures and work of art. Aahh, dying to have one of these chandeliers…it will certainly make a statement in any space. Do you love it?

 

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Spring has Sprung: 5 Decor Tips for the Season

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Rebirth by Marta Mattsson

I am completely obsessed with the work of this Swedish jewelry artist. These images are from one of her latest collection called “Rebirth.”

This is how she describes her work:

In the 18th century many new breeds of animals and plants were discovered and it was the main era of cabinets of curiosities. People collected rarities because it gave them the feeling of being in the presence of something extraordinary and marvelous. The cabinets
of curiosities were not meant to sympathize with the creatures on display, only marvel over their oddity. In a world where not many
new and exotic breeds are discovered I use dead creatures in my
pieces to evoke wonder. The creatures are transformed and reborn; given a new life as objects of astonishment.

Adorable don’t you think?

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A.U.S.T.I.N.E.S.E.

I know there’s already tons of blogs out there about what’s happening in Austin…from foodie events, grand openings of new shops, music and the fashion scene but I just can’t help but start chronicling my own adventure in this little big city. I haven’t had enough of this town yet {and I’m pretty sure I never will}.

So I’m calling this part of the blog “Austinese.” Why? well, because Austinist is already taken and I wanted it to have an Asian flair…like Japanese, Vietnamese, get it? I’m Filipino, but Austino just didn’t sound right.

From what to see, what to do, what to listen to, what to eat, where to shop, admirable Austinites… here’s a little diary of what this amazing town is to me. My first post on this was about the Austin Eavesdropper, Tolly Moseley, read here.

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Shop Stuff| Objet Trouves

I’m starting another series of blog posts… Shop Stuff & Objet Trouves.
Ok, this is probably the most self-serving tab in the blog. A little shameless plug on what’s going on at the shop, buying adventures, customer highs {and lows} and yes, new items that I totally adore!

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Vintage Poppy

I’m starting a series of posts in my blogs about the different antique, vintage shops & flea markets that I visit. Like this one & this one. I’m lovingly calling it Vintage Poppy.

I’m a little gaga about vintage & flea market shopping. Small town’s antique alleys are my go-to pick me up any day.

This is my tribute to my favorite past time. Where I check out vintage shops, share tidbits of information about them, review the selection, the staff, the pricing and the location. I’ll show you my picks for possible before & afters or any objet trouves fitting for a lovely vignette. Oh & check out the Mason Jar rating system I lovingly made for the series:)

Hope y’all like it!

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Lemon on Burlap

I’m such a sucker for cameos, burlap‘s my new natural fabric of choice & lemon yellow has always been my go to bright color fave that I instantly fell in love with these pillows.

At $295 a piece, it’s a little too pricey for me. You can get it here . But it maybe a good DIY project. Anyone?

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