Monday, June 29, 2009

Farmhouse favorites with a French twist.

Self-described as "clean, simple and comfortable," Farmhouse Wares is one of those shops where it's kind of hard to choose merely a few faves. Practically everything in this store is my favorite. Go visit, and you'll see what I mean.
A wicker bread basket by Comptoir de Famille
Tin French pots
Savon de Marseille olive oil soap cube
Brick French dishtowels
Marmiton tian rustic yellowware bowl
(I wasn't sure if this one qualified as being French, but I LOVE yellowware for the kitchen--and marmiton's etymology is French, meaning chef's assistant or kitchen boy.)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

And when the groove is dead and gone.

I've been watching the news coverage of Michael Jackson now for six hours straight. (And I still don't believe it.) Biggest. star. ever. He will be missed.

Cool Karla

Could you pull this look off?

*Thank you everyone for your good wishes yesterday. Yes, we all do experience days like these. And today's a new day. :)

(Photos via Karla's Closet)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It may be gray, but it's definitely not drab.

I think it's apparent that this apartment belongs to a graphic designer and an interior design shop assistant. I also think it's apparent that I've been liking gray for some time now.
(Photos via Design Sponge via The New York Times)

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Human Calendar

While reading the fab and gluten free blog Fab Grandma, I discovered a calendar gadget on her right sidebar. The Human Calendar is a website where you can obtain the code for widgets/gadgets/contraptions of the calendar to place on your own website or blog. Neat, huh? Notice The Brady Bunch-esque quality to the calendar's design.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Weekly links

Have a chill weekend, dear ANM readers. Things you may wish to do...

customize a six-pack of beer bottles for Father's Day at Naughty Secretary Club via Craftzine

make gluten free celery soup with fennel topped with garlicky ryeless rye croutons at Karina's Kitchen

make a pyramidal pots water fountain at Martha Stewart

build a birch log table at PointClickHome via Apartment Therapy

make a rolling coat rack at Design Sponge

sew your own produce bags at Craft Stylish

make Shrinky Dink plastic rings at Planet June

(Photo here)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

...and the Funky Blog Award goes to Absolutely Not Martha!

Thank you to Monica at Ciao, Chessa! for bestowing upon me this lovely honor. I shall now pass it to Droll Girl, The Claw and The Lil Bee. (I've been waaaaaaay behind on my blog reading, so I could only think of these three at the moment. However, if you feel your blog qualifies as "funky"--by all means, award yourself! Just let me know about your blog, OK?)

*Oops. I just noticed that Monica gave award to Droll Girl too! Did I break some blog award-giving rule?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Weekly links

I've been busy preparing for a tag sale (a.k.a. a yard sale) we're having tomorrow. Wooooo-hooooo! It will feel so great to get rid of stuff. My current mantra: If you don't use it or think it beautiful, throw it out. Have a fabulous weekend! Here are the links...

paint Van Gogh on a wine bottle at Craftynest

make gluten free roasted asparagus and smoked salmon risotto at

make a no-sew fold and glue garden bench cushion at Curbly

turn a shower curtain into a village play mat at Filth Wizardry via WhipUp

decide whether or not to price items at a yard sale at Apartment Therapy (At last...a weekly link that I can actually use.)

re-season a cast iron skillet at The Kitchn via Re-Nest

make a photo coffee sleeve at The Object Project via WhipUp
Think Father's Day.

(Photo via Le Love)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Absolutely pouring here today.

It's not a good thing when your topic for discussion is the weather.

(Photo via

Monday, June 8, 2009

Flickr photo: vanilla spoon drops

Remember when I found out that Vanilla Spoon is the name of a flower? Well, here's another beautiful image of this African daisy. Isn't it amazing how the water drops are refracting (I just learned this is not the same as reflecting) the flower behind them?

(Photo via Flickr)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Persson's Interiors

I really like these Per Magnus Persson interiors. Fun seating. Fun colors.

(Photos via Apartment Therapy)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cute suit

Are you a one-piece or two-piece kind of girl?

(Photo via Haute Design)