Monthly Archives: August 2009


With the extreme heat of Houston summers, everything here is turning brown. I’m dying for a bit of color. That’s why I’m so drawn to agate accessories. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Agate Necklaces by Jennifer Fisher

Coaster Set available at High Fashion Home, $59

An Undeniable Value

Chester Sofa in Carmine Citrine

It’s that time again. Your kids are back in school and the holidays are rapidly approaching. Seriously, the Christmas displays are going up already! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a shiny, new, unstained sofa for your mother-in-law to sit on this year? Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams wants to make that easier for you. They just kicked off their Undeniable Value Event so that you can enjoy 20% off of any upholstery or casegood order! If you’ve been waiting to replace your red leather sofa with a purple velvet one, now is the time to do it! You’ve got until October 12th. Oh, and you’re welcome.

P.S. While you’re here looking for a sofa, you might want to check out the art. We just got a ton more pieces in AND they’re all 50% off. Undeniably. Valuable.

A Plethora of Peacocks

“Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.” -John Ruskin

That may be, but beauty can really boost your mood sometimes. A burst of color from a peacock feather is just what is needed for a simple, neutral room.

Peacock Dark Rug by Matthew Williamson for The Rug Company

Dress by Matthew Williamson from Spring 2004

Pavonine I @ High Fashion Home

More Fabrics! High Fashion Fabrics Now Online!

High Fashion Fabrics’ E-commerce Website

Our sister store, High Fashion Fabrics, just launched their e-commerce site over the weekend. The layout is very similar to the HF Home site. They sell apparel, garment, and craft fabrics for weddings, evening wear, and various sewing projects.

Saved by the Bell

Why should the kiddos be the only ones with fun desk supplies? Personally, I love a cheeky pencil holder. I love for my desk to have more than the basic black tape dispenser and stapler. I spend a lot of time there, so I want it to be inviting.

These are the equivelant of desktop bling. They create rainbows when spun. That’s one way to procrastinate, I suppose. Vasa Cubes, $350 for 6 @ MoMA.

Nothing like bright red Fu Dogs to guard your books. I have plenty of books that need to be wrangled! Fu Dog Bookends, $49.95 @ CB2.

Paperwork is a whole lot more fun when you have something pretty to look at! Synchronicity File Folders, $5.99 @ Container Store.

Feeling stabby? Get Dead Fred. You can stab him over and over again without dealing with lawyers and jail and juries. Dead Fred Pen Holder, $9.95 @ High Fashion Home.

Writing notes would be so much more pleasureable if I was writing with something beautiful. I absolutely love this pencil. Flowering Twig, $5 @ Anthropologie.

BFF’s 4-eva!

Pick Up Sticks Necklace by The Docent, $105

Quick! What does this necklace remind you of? If you said “Those friendship bracelets I used to make in elementary school!!!”… Bingo! Is this cool again? Are we doing this? Because I will bust out my collection of embroidery floss and get to twisting!
Yesterday, I found these on Apartment 34:

by For You, For Me via Etsy
Oh, it is on (like Donkey Kong).

P.S. After I found those two necklaces, I wanted to see if I still had to bracelet making skills…

Now I know. That skill is permenantly implanted in my brain. Awesome.

Three Cool Things

I did a lot of clicking around on the world wide web one day, and I found lots of cool little things. Since then, I’ve just been hanging onto said things, not knowing quite where to stick them. They are homeless no more. Presenting… three cool things:

These Log Bowls from Loyal Loot are really cool. They are made from reclaimed pieces of wood and given a bright paint job on the inside. Naturally beautiful. 

My husband thinks I’m a hardcore coffee addict. I think if I was truly hardcore, I’d have one of these. It’s a Coffee Cuff from Contexture Design. But I don’t have one of these… yet.

I’m not about to slap these on my electric bill, but these envelope wraparounds from TapeSwell are pretty darn cool. Maybe for my Christmas cards…