Kitchen Cravings {Reiko Kaneko}

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Oh my!!! How have I not happened upon this amazing China by Reiko Kaneko until now??!! This is pure, simple perfection with just the right amount of cheeky metallic goodness thrown in. Reiko, a Japanese-British designer who honed her skills at London’s Central St. Martins, takes the traditional craft of English Bone China and transforms it into modern and stunning pieces that aren’t too precious for daily use. I think I’m in love!

XO

{Images via reikokaneko.co.uk}

I want to ride my Bicycle {in Style}

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Public’s Limited Edition Rivoli.

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Public’s M8 in Orange.

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Martone’s Women’s Real in White.

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Martone’s Women’s Grand in Gold.

Abici Bikes

ABICI’s Granturismo Donna in Purple.

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ABICI’s Granturismo Donna in Aquamarine.

Summer’s all but here…and that also means that biking season is in full swing!! I know that single-speed road bikes are still technically the “cool” way to get around, but I prefer to have a few extra gears and a comfy seat at my disposal – thank you very much.

Snubbing the custom-built, single speed bike trend doesn’t mean compromising on awesome design & style though! Brands like Martone, Public and ABICI are building beautifully designed & tricked out bikes that put my basic Schwinn model to shame!! I am dreaming of that gold/pink Martone bike on a nightly basis….and maybe, one day, you’ll see me cruising around town on that sexy beast!

Now that we’ve got the dream bike covered, stay tuned for next week’s selection of incredibly innovative & fun bike accessories! In the meantime, have a beautiful weekend, Lovelies!

XO

It’s Home Tour Time!!

The Everygirl Home Tour

The Everygirl Home Tour

The Everygirl Home Tour

The Everygirl Home Tour

Last week, I had the incredible honor of having my home photographed for a “Home Tour” feature for The Everygirl. The Tour just went live yesterday, and it’s so fun & exciting to see all of the beautiful photos that Coach House Pictures took!!! You can see the whole range of pics & my thoughts on decorating, DIY, style, and everything in between here. I’d love your feedback & thoughts on decor!

Have a fabulous weekend, Lovelies!

XO

Etsy Love {Miniature Rhino}

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Happy Friday, Lovelies! I hope you’re ready for a fun Spring weekend ahead!

How adorable are these Custom Embroidery Kits by Miniature Rhino?! I can see a million ways to gift/display/use these. For the crafty ones among us, you can choose from a ton of different colors and directions on how to create your perfect little piece of art. If you’re more into leaving the crafting up to the experts, you can combine any letters/names/colors and your embroidery will arrive at your doorstep in about 2 weeks.

How awesome would these be as a personalized wedding gift or just to say “I Love You”? I also think displaying all of your family initials with several pieces would be a cool way to build a family tree…

XO

SAIC x Swarovski {The Walk 2013}

SAIC X Swarovski THE WALK 2013

{Work by Blair Disbrow.}

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{Work by Blair Disbrow.}

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{Work by Crystal Crubaugh.}

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{Work by Crystal Crubaugh.}

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{Work by Jordan Kiehle.}

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{Work by Jordan Kiehle.}

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{Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, receiving this year’s “Legend of Fashion” Award.}

This past weekend was a big one for Chicago’s Fashion Scene! The School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrated their annual (& super glam) Fashion Benefit Gala “The Walk.” The runway show was beautiful, and a major highlight was the work of 3 outstanding Junior Students – Blair Disbrow, Jordan Kiehle and Crystle Crubaugh – who were given amazing jewelry and crystal embellishments by The Walk’s presenting sponsor Swarovski to use on their show garments. As you can see in the images above, Blair, Jordan, and Crystle dreamt up an otherwordly array of stunningly creative and beautifully embellished designs!

Another highlight of the night was seeing Kate and Laura Mulleavy – the genius sisters behind famous fashion label Rodarte – take the stage to receive SAIC’s “Legend of Fashion” award. As a huge Rodarte fan, I was humbled by their grace and enthusiasm. It was a night to remember, and I can’t wait for next year’s festivities!

XO

{Images by Robert F. Carl, courtesy of SAIC.}

Design Obsession {Gold Interior Accents}

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When it comes to interior decor, I love so many things….modern & clean lines, whimsical/surprising pops of color, vintage wooden herringbone floors (one day…one day I will have them!!), but my latest obsession has gotten a real, deep hold of me. I’ve been coveting all of the gold/brass interior accents that have been popping up in design magazines and online interior sites lately. The way these metallic details add an element of elegance and luxe to a room is incredible!

Above are a few of my favorite images depicting the trend…what’s your favorite? Would you be open to adding some gold to your home’s interior?? While I absolutely LOVE the all-gold kitchen in the first image, I don’t think I could actually get myself to commit to so much bling in one room…I think I’ll start off small by hunting down the amazing gold-leafed Eames shell chair (last picture) first.

XO

{Images via Elle Decor, AD, Pinterest, This is Glamorous, Okay Art.}

Shop Happy {Baba Souk}

Baba Souk Pillow

Baba Souk Pouch

Baba Souk Triangle Pillow

Baba Souk Bracelets

Baba Souk Mini Baskets

Baba Souk Moroccan Pillow

Baba Souk Coasters

You know how, too often, you’ll endlessly roam the Internet for fun new products & all you see is the same old boring stuff?! Yeah, I feel ya. But then, on rare occasions, you’ll stumble across a super fun, creative, and just awesome web shop! That’s exactly what happened to me this weekend when I stumbled upon Baba Souk. It’s a Montreal-based site that focuses on hand-made and truly independently unique products. I love all of the international designs & small brands they showcase. I mean, how beautiful would one of their Moroccan pillows look piled up on a comfy couch!? Gimme, gimme!

XO

{All images via BabaSouk.ca}

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