Crayon Rings

These are great! I can see little girls taking to these rings so easily. They're so fun and interesting. 
It reminds me of Candy Necklaces 
(something the was intended as only a function, but was then combo-ed into an accessory)

You can find these rings here

Surreal Photography

Erin Mulvehill has figured out how to somehow freeze an underwater image and make it appear as though it is a misty painting. Too see the full collection of work, click here.

J.Crew (April 2010 catalog)

Here are a few of my favorite pages from the J.Crew, April 2010 Catalog. Once again, I really enjoy the exploration of matching uncommon colors together, coupled with interesting textures and heavy jewelry.

Does this White Daffodil Italian leather laptop bag (by Violet May in London) make you melt or what?

In my opinion, they could not have chosen a better color combination. . .

Children's Bedroom Loft Ideas

One of my favorite daily blog reads is There is always at least one thing on there that interests me. This segment is entirely borrowed by remodelista and I loved every image. If you have children (and high enough ceiling to experiment with a loft in their room) check out the images below. They're great conclusions to a children's space.

Finally Comfortable in Our Apartment

 After many DIY's and multiple weekends of rearranging the apartment - I would say that Alex and I are finally comfortable in our apartment. Please take a look at some of the pics to see how the place turned out.

I'll be sure to post some more DIY projects from our apartment shortly.

Light Installation

I have been searching for months to find the perfect set of industrial, metal lights to hang in our apartment. Every time I came across some lights, they were either too expensive or just not the right look.

Then, to my surprise, one day Alex called me while in Birmingham AL, telling me that one of his co-workers (Ed Jacobs) had some lights that he had purchased from a GAP store that was closing. Ed was moving to NY and was looking into finding a new home for his lights, of course I told Alex to bring them home!

Once home, Alex vigorously cleaned up the two lights and installed one in our office and the other in our dinning room. I couldn't be any happier! They are exactly what I had been looking for. Thanks Ed for giving us the lights and completing our apartment!

Here is what Alex did to prepare the lights:

  1.  Removed old light fixture 
   2.  Measured and cut bar so that it would hang at  the appropriate height. As well as drilled a hole through the center to hold the pin that would secure the ability to support the weight of the light.
   3. Cut back cord and wires to appropriate length
   4. Polished light with steel wool to remove the yellow clear coat and staining
   5. Final Light once cleaned. . .

Here are the before and after pictures!