I need some Gorman in my closet real baaaaaad. The Australian brands Autumn 2015 Collection does not disappoint, and is full of bright, bold pieces. I love all the mixing and matching of patterns.
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all photos snagged from www.gormanshop.com.au



1. Reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I’m only about half way through, but so far I like Marie Kondo’s approach. I’m dying to get started tossing out the books I’ve been hoarding.

2.Need this beautiful pot of Beef Bourguignon with purple pearl onions created by Alexa Z and spotted on Food and Wine.

3. Listening to artist interviews/stories over on Megan O’toole’s What’s Your Story Podcast . Lots of good advice, and it’s just nice to know you’re not alone with your fears and crazy thoughts.

4. Test driving some Aesop products. They definitely win at packaging and smell.

5. Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are coming to town, and Geoff got us tickets!!!! Summer of 69: No Apostrophe


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In 2015 I plan to shift gears a bit, and revisit painting and working on paper. It’s been fun taking some time to create and experiment. The little shapes in this series came about from some ceramic pieces I have in the works. Stay tuned for a few pieces in the Artwork and Ceramics section of my shop!

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I can’t get over the Valentino Pre-Fall 15 Collection. From intergalactic space embroidery to delicate mesh florals inspired by Botticelli’s painting La Primavera… It’s magnificent. I had to reel myself in on sharing too many photos. Treat your eyes by clicking the source links below for more looks. Someone please invite me to something fancy and give me money for an outfit.

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SOURCES : mymodernmet.com | uniquestyleplatform.com | first spotted via Laura Grandiflora




1. Sleepy Jones Journal – Sleepy Jones is a collection of sleep/lounge wear started by Andy Spade, Anthony Sperduti and Chad Buri (from Kate Spade, Jack Spade and Partners & Spade). What I love the most is their journal full of interesting and quirky imagery. Lots of inspiration and fun stuff to look at.

2. Podcast – Pitch a music podcast exploring how we are all affected by music. loving this podcast so far, and it lead me over to The Barbarians, and  listening to 60’s garage rock all day.

3. A Collection A Day by Lisa Congdon – I’ve been hanging on to doodads from travels and other little collections with the intent to frame. I’m feeling inspired by this book and photos to maybe get around to it someday soon.

4. Creative Unblock – The Jealous Curator – You can get the book and/or participate in her new monthly projects on the blog. This month the creative unblock is – Make a drawing in black and white {or use a found image} and then photocopy the drawing onto card stock 50 times. Then, alter the image in as many different ways as you can think of with colored pencils, paint, cutting, whatever. I love this idea and hope to make some time to try it.

5. Prune Cookbook – So excited about this beauty. I’ve read her memoir (Blood, Bones & Butter) and Prune is one of my all time favorite spots in New York. I also adore her use of pink.