Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Friday

Had an evening on the water, and headed for a weekend at a cabin, happy friday!

Retro Modern Mix

There are about 8 billion ideas for the "one day dream kitchen" in my head, and retro pieces are definitely one of them. I love the idea of a modern, sleek kitchen, with a few colorful elements to make it feel a little cozier.

1 // 2 // 3 // 4

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Blog I'm lovin'

I stumbled upon a blog today that I'm a little smitten with and thought I would share. It's called Kendi Everyday, and it's a style blog, where she catalogues her outfits daily. She's freaking adorable, and he motto is even better, "People think that when you get married and move to a small town you should get pregnant. I started a blog. (It's a girl)."

Love it.

Circles + Triangles

set of awesome posters, found here


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Rue!

Now if I can find a moment to sit and read it, I'm going to! And you should too!


Oh man, it's been a long weekend to say the least. I'm back at work today to find a lovely Melrose Market themed bag of goodies on my desk and enjoyed some amazing lunch at Skillet with the DEI team. Even though the sun decided to hide from me Monday, and sort of ruined the beach day plans, I still had an amazing birthday, and great weekend. Thank you everyone who helped me ring in 25 in style, I had a blast :)

image found here

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Friday

I'll be gettin' my birthday on this weekend, so if you're on the hill come on by, say hi, and have a beer. Cheers, and happy friday!

balloons, beach


via daily drop cap

Futbol Posters

ffffound these today, and am very excited to share them. Love the way the images interact with the handwritten type. Check out the entire collection here, there are a ton of them, and they are all awesome.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Almond Surfboards

These amazing images were sent to me as inspiration for a current project, and I'm swooning over them. Kinda makes you wanna move to Cali, quite your job and be a beach bum. 

Same but Different

A series from Jan Avendano

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

For the Love of a Treehouse

As kids we either all had a treehouse or desperately wanted one. There was something so magical about climbing into a cozy fort in a tree, feeling like you had a secret hideaway. It turns out, adults feel the same way, because I've found maybe the coolest thing (actually, definitely the coolest thing) you'll ever find in Issaquah, a little place called TreeHouse Point. Tucked in the middle of the woods are 4 unique treehouses for rent, similar to a hotel, although you don't get very much information form the website, I've never wanted to go to Issaquah so badly, and just might have to check it out this summer.


I've been trying to come up with an interesting way to store wine in our little kitchen for quite some time, and am determined to come up with something soon, because it's driving me crazy. Sort of one of those things where you know what you want, but you haven't found it yet. That said, it might be a DIY project this weekend waiting to happen, but more on that later. In the mean time, here are a few cool ideas on how to sore your vino, granted you don't drink it all in one sitting and actually have wine around to store.

1. I love this because why not just build around the idea of wine storage, rather than adding it on later? Very simple, but functional and clean. Via Desire to Inspire
2. These are actually old skis, very inventive, and not tacky, which I think it could easily be. Via Pinterest
3. This little bad boy I found when I realized my genius idea is out there already. This is actually a metal pipe, and I was envisioning this very thing out of wood. This would be very easy to make out of wood, and I've been asking Will to make me one for a while now ::cough::birthday::cough:: Via fitzsu
4. We all realize just how unrealistic this is, but I still love it. Via Etsy

Cool New Client

We have a new client at DEI I'm super excited about. It's a company that makes bags and wallets from bike inner tubes, and their messenger bags are pretty rad. I'm not much of a bike rider, but I would still definitely sport one of these. If you are though, or know someone who is, I recommend checking them out. The company is Alchemy Goods, and they have their merchandise in quite a few stores around Seattle, and around the country.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I've been bitten

Alight, so I'm sort of always infected with the travel bug, but there's something about these gross overcast July days that make me want to high tail it out of here even more. For several years in a row I found myself on a sandy beach in June and July, usually returning home around this time, to gorgeous Seattle weather. This year however, I'm at a desk, and it's grey outside. Wamp wamp. Not that's I'm complaining about working, because I absolutely love my job, but once in a while my mind slips back to the 15 hour work week, reading books in the sun, planning month-long trips days and thinks, wow.

Will and I have decided to get out of here for a while next winter however, so I'm of course already finding myself hunting around for places to go and stay. I'm not, as many of you know, the plan ahead, book every night traveler, in fact I'm just the opposite. I would much rather show up in a town with nothing but a backpack and hunch than check in on my iphone. But alas, it is nice to have something somewhat arranged for the first few nights somewhere, especially if you've never been there before. If we were planning on going to Thailand, I wouldn't bother, as my poor friend Dana can attest to, when I led her around Bangkok, past prostitutes and ladyboys, at 3 in the morning.

Anyway, back to the point, I've found a website that allows you to search for places to stay, mostly apartments, but some hostels, anywhere in the world, and it's easy to accidently spend an hour on. It's called airbnb, and I highly recommend you check it out if you have any plans to travel in the near future. In the mean time, I'm going to continue mentally planning my trip, and of course, daydreaming of sand and warm weather...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Friday Harbor Weekend

Just got home from Friday Harbor, where Will and I played tourist for the weekend. Relaxing getaway getting to see family, filled with sunshine and shrimp, I couldn't be happier. We took the Victoria Clipper round trip which although is a long ride, it was a prefect day for it, and the view of the city coming in is amazing, I highly recommend it.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pretty Things

I found this artist today and was very inspired by the mix of mediums. I love how it looks to effortless.

By Aduana

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cabin Weekends : 4th of July

Just finally getting a chance to put up a few pictures of the cabin from the 4th. Friends, amazing food, fireworks, who could ask for more?