February 25, 2010
Right now I am wishing with all my heart I had a spare $500 and could snatch up one of the 14 remaining editions of this print on 20×200. I’m obsessed, I swear it made my heart skip three whole beats… It’s by French photographer Christian Chaze and it would look oh so very stunning on my wall. Weepy sigh…
P.S. Thanks to lovely Anna at the Quilted Giraffe for introducing me to this amazing site!
February 25, 2010
The new J.Crew catalog features nine everyday women (“friends, associates, and acquaintances”) with inspiring style and enviable wardrobes. I’m loving these three shots in particular. At top is Molly Carey, a designer for J.Crew. Isn’t she gorgeous??? Love the hair, love the lipstick, love the necklace…sigh. Second, is talented interior designer Celerie Kemble and last, but not least is Lily Koppel, darling author of the seemingly wonderful The Red Leather Diary. If her book is half as cute as she is I simply must read it!
February 24, 2010
Big news—I’ve decided to take the leap (after 75 sales in two weeks—I love you guys!!!) and pursue my Katie Armour Home venture full time. I’ll finally be able to upload all my inventory! I have so much planned I can hardly sit still. One of my first orders of business, however, will be to prepare a proper home office. I desperately need a new chair, the current dining chair I use (tisk, tisk) is beginning to take a serious toll on my back. Does anyone have a suggestion for a chic, comfortable chair that won’t break the bank? I’m currently loving this one from Crate & Barrel (until I can afford the Eames that surely inspired it). Some other items I’m lusting after for my dream office:
This classic white lacquered Parsons desk by West Elm.
Mixed with a more traditional blue and white tea jar lamp by Wisteria.
For a little fragrance, fresh blooms in this vase by Kate Spade.
For motivation, this cute poster by The Love Shop.
For jotting down million dollar ideas, this chevron notepad by Linda & Harriet.
For packing shipments, these vintage inspired scissors from Kate’s Paperie.
For holding down the orders, this decoupage rose paperweight by John Derian.
For a true vintage touch, this brass faux bamboo ashtray and ceramic bust just added to my shop.
For my Domino archives, I love these simple lucite magazine holders from The Container Store. They’re currently on sale!
For covering my wall with inspiration images, this elephant tape dispenser by Iomoi.
For recycling, this pretty floral wastebasket by The Well Appointed House.
For keeping order, this industrial, vintage inspired stapler by The Container Store.
So I don’t forget what day it is all alone in my apartment, this Kate Spade wall calender illustrated by the incredibly talented Bella Foster (a Plucky Pioneer!).
Now it’s your turn—what are your office must haves??? I love suggestions! xoxo