work bag for your guy?

I have been trying to find a modern/simple, yet young/professional work bag for my husband. I know that is asking a lot. But I think I've found some! Jack Spade makes these great simple bags for men (or women) which really emody all of the qualities I was looking for. The price tag is hefty, but with something that comes in leather, I'm sure it will last and mature with you.

This one would definitely work for women as well.

too bad I don't have an iphone OR an ipad . . .

This is a repost from Carrie Leber's blog, Public Relations:

"Have you seen House Beautiful’s fab new paint finder app?  ($4.99) The Hearst press department sent this over yesterday and I have to say it’s a very inspired.
According to the press release you can search specific paint colors from brands including Benjamin Moore, Farrow & Ball, Glidden, Ralph Lauren Paint, Sherwin-Williams, and more. Or you can breeze through “Editors’ Picks” for a curated collection from HB editors.  If you don’t see what you want there click on the Color Personality tool to find the hue that fits you best.
App users can save their favorites in “My Paint Box,” where up to four colors can be compared side-by-side.  Paint colors can also be viewed in full screen – a digital version of a paint swatch so users can hold it up and see how it looks before committing to painting the entire wall.
Fantastic!! The only thing I wish is that you could take a snapshot of a fabric swatch or color and have the app match it – but perhaps that’s just up the road."

This tool is way cool. I might just have to buy an apple product now . . .

images via carrie leber pr

kitchens, kitchens, kitchens . . .

It isn't ours yet, BUT Alex and I will be closing on our first home June 17th. We cannot wait to get started on the place! We plan to tackle the kitchen first, so I have been doing a lot of kitchen image skimming. Take a look -


First seen on kitchenisms, these "bento" food containers by plastica are are just too cool with their color combos and metal carrying handle. I like how plastica was inspired by the stacking and carrying found in Asian house-goods and serving ware. 

image via kitchenisms