new chapter

Maybe we will come back and post here one day. But until then you can find kelley here, and erin here. Thanks for stopping by! We hope to hear from you at our new homes soon.


remember that time we had a blog?!

well so it seems that kelley and I have fallen off the boat a bit. I'm not sure really why, perhaps the uninspired bad news in the world that is surrounding us right now. Anyway, to kick it back off I will show you a slide from a presentation I have been working on for a sales meeting. We are about to hit it big with Kelley Green and black and white in all our showrooms starting in High Point, throughout the summer. I was even more excited that it seems we are ahead of the trend as Valentino and Chanel just came out with the same colors for Next spring!!

From Top left: dress from Valentino, GV table, Scene from the Wynn Encore las Vegas, Store front of Club Monaco in NYC, Prada loafers, malachite boxes GV, magazine cradle GV, scenes from 2010 CHANEL fashion show.


Japan countdown

Less than a week. Spotted this card on The Scoop. Dreaming of sushi just about sums it up!

via Fomato. They have some other really cute cards too. check it out!


Put me on the next boat outta here...

I opened my Daily Candy this morning and to my delight I found these adorable Steamline luggage pieces. My favorite is the editor series. The yellow and pink you see above (also available in chocolate).

My two trusty pieces of roll-on brilliance are quickly losing their steam... so maybe this is an option? I like that they are on wheels... but I am wondering how the linen will hold up.

What do you think?


wishing for really warm weather

I found this picture my dad took last summer. Makes me long for warmer days.
Have a great weekend!!!

laptop pillow

This is pretty cool. It allows the heat of the laptop to circulate and from keeping your lap too hot.



Ben got me the most awesome v-day present EVER!! A Diana camera... and just in time for my Japan trip too!
I have been wanting one of these for years and can't wait to take it out and play with it.

Check out its capabilities here.

Thanks b!


Wallpaper Love

About a month and a half ago, when I got this new computer, I randomly looked for an image to be the new desktop wallpaper.  Not sure what I entered into GoogleImages, but somehow found this peach.  It's been my desktop both at work and at home since then - it is the perfect background.  Not too much going on, neutral palette, AWESOME image... And I'm sure it doesn't translate too well on blogger, but the resolution is really high in my version, so it still looks great on my laptop or my cinema display at work.  Love it.  Can't change it.  Let me know if you want the high-res version :)


I'm back! (again)

I know I've been completely M.I.A. now for about a month - sorry to kick-off 2009 on such a poor habit! The good news : I still have a job!

Even though our current lease isn't up for another 9 months (and I love living here!) I'm starting to think that with a new place could come a couple new additions / modifications to me / my style. I would LOVE a new bedroom set, but considering that I'm a perfect example of champagne taste on a beer budget, I might have to D.I.Y.-it to get what I want. Here are my thoughts... thoughts?

I'm also thinking that my living room scheme could use some tweeking... stay tuned for that :)

ps: e - I think we need something new for the blog... a new banner at the top? new color scheme? lets brainstorm :)



I have been to the tiny (and I mean the boutique is the size of my cubicle) Kelly Wearstler shop in Bergdorf's a few times.

In my opinion, and I have gone up there 3-4 times over a span of a year, it has not changed much. The most notable thing I saw this time were the spectacular boxes with the gems and precious rocks on it.
Although I am not impressed with the change of the shop, It still is fantasic, and fun to go in. It just has a groovy vibe about it.


on a happy note:

Check out these gorgeous windows I saw at ABC while in NY last week. They have a very ethereal yet funky chic quality... no?

This is pretty much the only time I got out and saw something cool.

Sad Day!

Domino is closing. via Mediaweek. It sucked to have Blueprint gone... but really? Domino?


Lykke Li

Had to share this concert poster. It cracks me up and I love it!! And can't wait to go to the concert!

via Gorilla vs. Bear


Micheal Smith and his dream job.

Michael Smith has been dubbed the white house decorator. Although he isn't my normal taste, It oozes with what I picture East Coast style being. It makes me long for a laid back weekend at the Greenbrier and horseback riding, tea at my aunts in the woods or hanging out with my uber preppy outfit with my friends.

We all deserve to escape right? I think he will do well in the White House, you can follow the Micheal Smith saga at Domino.



The lovely Heather sent me the link to find the faceted table. The Meteor table by Arik Levy. so cool. And the site she found it on is pretty cool design too. Thanks Heather!!


yay! new bike

Thanks to Ben's very gracious family I cured my cycle obsession! It's pretty rad. It was later in the day when I got it so we had just enough time to strap on the back pack and ride over to the grocery store to pick up a few last minute items for dinner. Now I just need that basket I wanted and I will be on my way to European lifestyle bliss.

Jos~ I'm ready for those sunday bike rides!



anyone know where to get this groovy little faceted occasional table? spotted at the Downtown Standard LA.

Oh and happy friday! i hope your weekend involves less work than mine!


new year... new you??

I have put a lot of thoughts into the new years resolution. Although i think that it is a great time to start over and set some goals, I also think that it may be a load of BS. so here are my top 5 resolutions.... give or take some seriousness:

1. create something i am really proud of
2. experience something i have never even imagined
3. meet someone that changes my life.
4. go to a place i have never been
5. have a good night when the unexpected happens

it is all very vague... and to be honest in 2009 i like it that way. I'll let you know what happens.


2009 Immediate Favorites

With a new year, I've re-organized my blog bookmarks... out with the ones I don't ever read, and in with the new favorites! Although the list is probably 100+ long, here are the ones I check (at least) once a day:

1) Daily Dose : domino
I subscribe to the magazine, and the blog seems to be the perfect digital companion to that - very much in tune with my budget, style, etc... very laid-back. (Kind of love Nick Olsen and his personality on here..)

2) Design*Sponge
(duhhh...) Classic - probably one of the more thorough design blogs I check... there's a little bit of everything and a lot of style on here. Plus it gets updated more than any blog I've ever come-across.

3) Dwell Blog
This is kind of like a more serious / masculine version of design*sponge for me... instead of covering paper-crafts and floral prints it covers architecture and engines.

4) Making it Lovely
I just recently found this one, but spent one night reading through every post ever posted on this blog - at least a couple years... I've decided if there's one house I want to mimic, this is it. I love - LOVE - her style.

5) Sad Guys on Trading Floors
Nothing to do with design, but hilarious. Plus, with the economy in such great shape, what's left to do but laugh a little bit?

6) Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book Blog
I know, I know - I'm pretty far away from a wedding... but there are so many great photographs, ideas, crafts, and trends involved in that industry - how can I resist a blog that covers all of that??

7) How About Orange
Another one of those.. a little about everything - with a strong orange influence :) Love her style, etc. Worth checking on a regular basis!


Parish 2


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Moleskin and wine... The perfect store. And the food upstairs In the restaurant is excellent.

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4th and Swift

Dinner in Atlanta. Brilliant food, simple beautiful interiors. HighlY recommend it.

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Off to japan today for 5 monthes!!! Good luck. :)

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WOW! indeed... we have been MIA. I have been traveling like crazy, home to NC and Atlanta which I am back to tomorrow. So in light of a new year, lets not stay away for so long ok?

I would like to make an introduction though. Ben and I created a blog starting today. The gyst is that we want to utilize our iPhones camera, and show our perspectives.

So I introduce: BE combined. check it out.
Happy New Year. yay 2009... I'm ready for a Change. This year is gonna be good.


And a Happy New Year!

Wow we have been pretty M.I.A. over the holidays, hmm?  Not sure about erin, but I've been somewhat lost in all the strange weather Cleveland winters have to offer... that said, Christmas in Ohio treated all of us extremely well - I'll brag more later :)

Best present = spending some QT with the family... including Jane :)


tis the season :)

Who DOESN'T love holiday icons?? And what's more Christmas (especially this year) than White Elephant :)


ugly betty!

The day I thought would never come is finally here :) Today I replaced my old computer - a sad little powerbook g4 named Big Mama - with a brand spankin' new MacBook (named Ugly Betty). Don't ask me how these names come about... but we all know seeing "Big Mama" or "Ugly Betty" is more fun than "Macintosh HD"... same goes for seeing "Fat Elvis" instead of "LaCie 320" - either way, she's a lovely addition to my home :)


another obsession

1. it's called snuggalicious
2. it looked really good on when i tried it on in Chicago.
3. it is versatile as a regular wrap or the collar wraps around high for a more chic look.

check it out.... Kania.

something about these makes me smile

Joslyn posted these mushrooms from Roost on her favorites a couple days ago.
Not only are they soooo beautiful and would look lovely clumped up together, but I have been on a serious mushroom kick... besides the mushroom dabacle of monday night. Wise phrase to live by: do not mix 2 bottles of wine with mushrooms makes a nasty dish.

But in the meantime, check out the roost mushrooms.



iconic panels

Wall paneling is kind of like glass block - once upon at time it was awesome... then it lost it's charm... and now its coming back - kind of. These definitely aren't the 'wood' panels covering your grandma's basement.

I love so many of these, but here are a couple favorites!


new coat!

I finally found a coat - the price was right (only $40 after the sale!) and the color goes with anything!



well... kel, here is what is on my wishlist for this year. That is if I win the lottery.... or the country digs itself out of debt.
Yesterday I had a craft day with Ben and finished my christmas presents for my immediated family. We taught ourselves to screenprint... that's all I am saying (Covering #4 and #11 in one hit)

I would love something handmade myself but here are some other things too:

1: Wearstler: Modern Glamour
2: Tikoli kitchen towel, it is just so cute
3: Jonathan Adler's book
4: American Airlines giftcard... because I hate paying for my own travel but love to do it!
5: Tory Burch flats: because you can wear them everyday, and these are on sale
6: adorable, Amy Butler pincushion, because my tomato pincushion isn't cutting it anymore
7: I LOVE this dress from Lemonstory
8: Moleskin plain sketchbooks in these new very cool colors! I am partial to the lime greens
9: Because Paris is always inspiring. Paris 1962

But at the very top of my list... which I think I am buying for myself when the christmas sales go on.... a cruiser bike.