Monthly Archives: January 2010

InStyle Magazine

InStyle Magazine – November 2009

I was at a dinner party the other night, when a friend congratulated us about being in InStyle magazine. I heard High Fashion Home might get a mention at some point. When months went by, I figured InStyle magazine just passed on us. Lo and behold, our Star Desk Clock was featured in the November 2009 issue. It also doesn’t hurt that we are sharing the issue with Ms. Reese Witherspoon on the cover.

Polish Modernism!

This neat little home featured in the New York Times is Swiss inspired architecture located in the midst of a very traditional Polish town. The interior features simple concrete floors and particleboard walls. 

The exterior features prominent vertical planks of spruce, instead of the plaster exterior used in most of Poland’s “castle” homes. While the planks are more expensive upfront than plaster, the planks will age better than plaster over time and save money in the long run.

Check out the photos below. I know it’s not for everyone, but it is cool nonetheless. 

 

More, More, More Chalkboards!

I know, I know… Enough already with the chalkboard stuff! I promise that this is the last post on chalkboard stuff for quite a while.
I was looking at the Made by Girl blog, and she had a post on really cute chalkboard walls, so I had to share!
I like this a lot better than any tile backsplash out there!
Maybe this is what I should do with my old Ikea table… fun for my future kiddos!

How To Get A Leg Up…



I am a recent leggings convert. It has taken me a little while to jump on the bandwagon, mainly because every pair I ever buy always ends up making me look like I have saggy baggy elephant legs. And girls, you know what I mean. Wearing pants made with Lycra and spandex leave little to the imagination as it is. It takes a bit of confidence to strut fully in leggings, but worn under a skirt or dress or tunic… yeah, I’ll give it a go! But not if it means I am constantly pulling and tugging. Waistbands that dig in or roll down and saggy baggy knees are not my thing. 
Thankfully we now carry a line of leggings here at High Fashion Home that actually keep their shape, stay in place and are flattering. We have regular, ribbed and patterned. And all our employees have already scooped up a pair. 
The best part… the price tag. They start at $15.00!!!

You’re So Vain

Everytime I pull my desk chair into the bathroom to flatiron my hair, I wish I had a vanity. First of all, there’s barely enough room in the bathroom in which to put the chair, and if hubby and I are trying to get ready at the same time, it’s downright impossible. I’m hoping I’ll be able to make another small change once we move into a bigger apartment (and after that, a house!).
Jolene Modern Chic Vanity Table by deerdane on Etsy.
I found this photo on Apartment Therapy, and I think it’s perfect for my needs. It’s compact, inexpensive, and clean-lined. It doesn’t hold a lot of stuff, but I’m not exactly what you’d call high-maintenance. My makeup drawer consists of a tube of Maybelline Great Lash and some concealer. Since I’ll be losing my desk to a dining room table, this will be a great alternative location for my clear Ghost chair. All that’s left is finding the perfect mirror and I’m all set! I love it when things go my way…

Oink

I came upon this the other day and it made me laugh so hard I had to share it. 

Is the packaging meant to deter me? Or should I laugh at the message as I devour every morsel of chocolately goodness? You decide…
Via The Coolist.

P.S. Play the Falling Piggies Game on their website. It’s hilarious.

Weekend Inspiration

This weekend, my husband and I finally got to see (500) Days of Summer. Loved the movie and LOVED the chalkboard headboard in Tom’s apartment! It makes me want to copy it in my bedroom, but, alas, I already have a real wooden headboard. But how cool would it be to create a modern headboard one day and a curvy, baroque one the next? Talk about creative license!

On a related note, I was reading my Daily Candy today and found that Hudson Paint is making chalkboard paint in some fantastic colors. Because most people don’t want to paint their kid’s wall dark, dark, dark grey. I really like the Bakery Green and the Safety Orange for bright and fun colors.