Monday, October 31, 2011

A Happy Birthday Banner

My friend, Dione's birthday was this weekend! Her and I were roommates right out of college and we would have the best of times learning how to cook together and staying up late watching Rock of Love marathons. We lived together for 3 years and during that time we would pass back and forth this Happy Birthday banner by hanging it up in the kitchen everytime it was one of each others' birthdays.

I designed this birthday card especially for her eternalizing that banner along with an apple pie with candles that are clearly intended for a 2 year-old and a 6 year-old. Happy Birthday D! x

{ Victory Paper Designs }

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Matt and I carved this pumpkin a few weeks ago after a trip to the pumpkin patch! Unfortunately the little guy has already met his moldy pumpkin goo death and all that remains is this photographic evidence of his existence. At least we got to enjoy his roasted seed goodness before his demise. Yum! Enjoy your Halloween!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Roundup: Skully

With the Halloween weekend about to be upon us, I thought it would be only fitting for this week's Roundup to feature skulls! As a former Hot Topic kid, I used to love incorporating skulls into my wardrobe {paired with my cargo pants and checkered prints! Ah, the 90s...}. I still have a fondness for the little guys, and will pick out a skull print from time to time when I'm feeling especially rockin' on any given day.

Have a Happy {and safe!} Halloween! xoxo
1. Alexander McQueen skull scarf // 2. DL & Company Gold Delft Skull Journal via MadeByGirl // 3. Skull watch from Hot Topic // 4. Skull portraits by Peppermint Plum // 5. Iron Fist Sugar Hiccup flats from Sourpuss // 6. Sugar cube skulls by dembones // 7. Open Skull bangle by Emily Elizabeth // 8. Skull and bones ice cube tray from Infmetry

Halloween Movie Night

Do you have any big plans for the Halloween weekend?? Last weekend Matt and I dressed up for a party {well I dressed up, Matt's costume consisted of a plaid shirt and a pack of paper towels...instant Brawny man!} so this weekend we're planning on kicking back with a movie and munching on snacks and pumpkin spice lattes. Since we're both not fans of scary movies, I figure The Nightmare Before Christmas is a must for our celebrations, especially since Matt hasn't seen it before! Throw in some cute bear claw slippers, comfy PJs and blankets and we've got one ghoulish movie night!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chic patterned textiles

I've got some more eye candy for you today in the form of these BEAUTIFUL and GRAPHIC textiles from Caitlin Wilson. The patterns are so chic and bright and bold and utterly girly, they're sure to add a smile to any home!

Caitlin Wilson Textiles

Pitter patter...

A sketched mural studio space via tumblr

A glittery slice of culinary perfection by Desserts for Breakfast

Fun and pretty calligraphy by Sarah Watson

Moulin Rouge {fave movie of all time!} bow ring by zz obsolete

Half-sketched loveliness via ffffound

Textured botanical serveware from West Elm

99 Red Balloons via Pinterest

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oversized knits

If there's one go-to staple in my wardrobe, it's oversized sweaters, usually of the cardigan variety, but I've been adding more pullovers to my collection as of late. They're quite charming to pop over skinny jeans or tights to create an easy fuss-free look for Fall.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Paper Crave

We are thrilled to have our Wrapping Paper Calendar included in Paper Crave's 2012 calendar roundup this morning! Check out the full feature, along with other beautiful calendars over here!

Paper Crave

Low Luv

These pieces from Erin Wasson's Low Luv line has me all kinds of oogily eyed! The jewelry is inspired by Nordic and Aztec designs and come in simple gold and silver plated finishes. The roughness of the arrowheads are divine, but I'm especially in awe of the Triple Bone Cuff...I love the idea of taking something that might be considered gruesome and prettying it up with shiny gold.

Low Luv on Need Supply Co

Monday, October 24, 2011

In the Shoppe: Enjoy Your Meal Placecards

We've got some more goodies for the holidays in our online shoppe! These placecards feature cute patterns that would be perfect for mix-and-match place settings or would even add a fun element to formal dishware! It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is just on the horizon, I feel like the memory of last year's turkey dinner is still fresh in my mind {and belly}!

You can pick up your placecards here! And we still have some cool gift tags and the 2012 Wrapping Paper Calendar available too! xoxo

{ Victory Paper Designs }

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Roundup: Knitty gritty

A few years ago, my roommate at the time and I decided we wanted to learn how to knit. We bought a couple of books along with these super cute wooden knitting needles and plopped down in our living room and started cross-hooking away! Of course within a matter of weeks, my roommate had already produced a lovely scarf which she then gifted to her mom while my needles lay wedged between two whole completed rows of what was going to be a potholder.

I guess I didn't really have the patience for it, which is why I'm even more appreciative of knitters and the beautiful, snuggly things they can create! Instantly makes you all warm inside, doesn't it?

1. Pinterest // 2. Mug jacket by M.K. Carroll // 3. Knit clutch via tumblr // 4. Lampshade from Country Living recycled sweater crafts // 5. Knitted ottoman via Plaza // 6. Morgan cowl neck via Etsy // 7. Alyssa Ettinger knitware vases // 8. Balls of yarn door wreath by Dottie Angel // 9. Knitted bracelets via Country Living

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pitter patter...

AMAZING webbed bib necklace by Antik Batik

An ombre radiator via Houzz {pretty freakin awesome}

SF {yay!} Julene Harrison papercuts

Cute pom pom cake toppers by Potter and Butler

Love the color palette of these braided bracelets via Svpply

Origami bird tea bags {too cute!} by Natalia Ponomareva

A chic mixture of yellow and red via tumblr

Light up my Life

After featuring Jonathan Adler's Utopia Elephant lamp in last week's Pitter Patter, I just had to find some more cute sculptural lamp bases! I love that each one of these would be perfectly fine as their own little accent piece to a room, but they just happen to have a light bulb and shade plopped on top of them. {I actually own the leg lamp too! I didn't know when I bought it that it was from A Christmas Story... guess I missed out on that movie as a kid.}

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Beyond the Sea

Living next to the Bay, I'm able to boat watch from my living room window. On any given day, a number of sailboats are dotted along the water catching the wind for what looks to be a smooth sailing experience. It would make for a lovely weekend excursion to sail across the waters and dock in the rural north like a crew of explorers.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dirty Deeds for dirty men

If there's one "metrosexual" quality about Matt (besides his love of Project Runway) it's his gravitation toward handmade soaps and candles. Whenever we're at a shop with scented candles and soaps he'll make sure to inspect each ones' exotic scents, usually preferring any that are minty or musky.

These shaving kits by Dirty Deeds would make the perfect gift for him! Each kit comes with a wooden soap dish and shave brush with your choice of beer soaps (yum!) in Spring Harvest, Bay Rum or Lime. Everything is packaged handsomely together in an upcycled wooden cigar box.

Dirty Deeds

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bark scarf

Before the winter chill rolls into the Bay Area, I'd like to drape one of these graphic and bohemian styled scarves from Bark Decor with my wardrobe. They're perhaps best paired with an afternoon hike and salted caramel mochas.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Roundup: Chunky

Whether it be chunky or oversized, there's a charming quality in these clunky appearances. It's almost as though you're rockin items that weren't meant for you, like your boyfriend's sweater, a gilden embellished mirror from a castle, or the feeling of trying on your mother's jewelry as a child only to drown in jewels.

1. Dana alabaster chunky sweater from Reiss // 2. Smoke and mirrors ring by Kate Spade // 3. Chunky letterpress cards by Beast Pieces // 4. Cleary heels from Anthropologie // 5. Ornate mirror via tumblr // 6. Classic Jenna bracelet by JCrew // 7. Rugged bench via Rose et Lis // 8. Thick-rimmed glasses via Express-o

The Great Pumpkin

This weekend my friends and I are packing into the car and driving out to the Dell' Osso Farm pumpkin patch. I've never been before, but it pretty much looks like the mother of all pumpkin patches: cornmazes, zip lines, a haunted house, wild west show, petting zoo, face painting, and oh yeah, PUMPKINS. It'll be a fun kick off to the holiday season, and I'm looking forward to heading back home after for pumpkin carving and seed roasting in the kitchen.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pitter patter...

Sweet musical illustration via My Modern Met

A glittering broach bouquet by Studio Del Fiore via Luxe Finds

Pie-to-go packaging by petitmoulin

Chevron wing-back chairs via instagram

Typographic map by Little Owl Design via Apartment Therapy

Jonathan Adler Utopia Elephant Lamp

Gorgeous patterned sofa by Dwell Studio via Oh Joy!

Fashionable watercolors

These fashionable watercolor sketches by Samantha Hahn are simply breathtaking.

Samantha Hahn

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fox Force Five

These looks from the Aubin & Wills Fall Almanac have me thinking of dressing for a fox hunt on an Autumn day. {btw, if you get this post title's reference, you rule}
Aubin & Wills

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

When it rains it pours

It's impossible to drive into the city for work without having to fork over a large portion of your paycheck on a monthly basis, so most San Francisco commuters prefer public transportation as a means of getting to work. I usually enjoy my daily brisk stroll to the bus stop to hop on the TransBay Express, but when a rainy day rolls around like it did yesterday, I wish that every article of clothing that I have on were water proof. Would it look totally ridiculous to wear plastic pants over my slacks? 

Well, I like at least that Hunter, the brand known for their classic "Wellies" has collections of stylish rain boots, ballet flats and even handbags that can withstand the elements without looking silly. 

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