(good) empty

Maybe because my own space is so full right now, in many ways, I'm being drawn to these lovely spare rooms...

Via julia. (another new favourite blog)

polka dots

This photo made me smile this morning.
Tim Walker for Vogue Italia.

via This is Glamorous

The Future Mapping Company

The husband wants to put up a map in our new place so we can flag each of the places we visit on our travels.

It's actually difficult to find maps that I really like, but I found a great resource called The Future Mapping Company...they're modern and gorgeous, with lots of different colours to choose from (top 4 photos, other photos via Apartment Therapy)


I don't even really like speakers, but I like these cause they're so pretty, aren't they awesome?!? From Joey Roth

Via Sven.


We might have found a place to live! Nothing is decided yet but I really hope we get it, "it" being a really tiny stone cottage...so feeling inspired by stone today. Yay!

dream dress

I totally would have worn this dress for my wedding...it's not my colour but I don't care.
Honey, if you're reading this, can we do it again?

It's Reem Acra Spring 2010 ready-to-wear, you can see the whole show here.

Via This is Glamorous

Cox & Cox

These are super fun masks for a party, and they come in a pack of 8 - David Bowie, Clint Eastwood, Dame Edna, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn and Carmen Miranda...I think I'd be Clint.
I've included some other stuff that they sell, just for fun.Sweet party banner (I'm inspired by Busy Bee's apartment again here)
Floating lanterns, could be contrued as mass littering, but sooo fun looking.
Personalized stampsSolar light jar (maybe to make up for the floating lanterns above...)
And more lanterns...


I want to relax in this house and have very little to think about.
It's NY designer Suzanne Shaker's house who worked with Deborah Berke & Partners on the project. Via Remodelista.

in love

I am absolutely in love with ivy style 33's apartment on Flickr for several reasons, I'm so excited that I have to list them, so here 'goes:
1) The colours. White, black, green, light wood and lots of natural materials.
2) Again with the textures, metals, woven baskets, wood, that wallpaper hanging above the sofa...
3) The most inspiring thing for me since I'm moving across the world and taking very little with me - so much of this apartment is either vintage or Ikea (lots of Habitat as well, which I can't wait to delve into once I get to England.) It just affirms again you really can have pieces that are cleverly designed, functional, and cheap. Isn't that what design is all about...creating beautiful and workable items that are accessible?
4) The space is obviously gorgeous, but it's also very small. She's done a good job at creating different spaces (office, living room, dining etc) without making it cluttered or closed off.
5) Storage. Again, thank-you Ikea.

And here is her new blog, Busy bee