Friday, August 28, 2009

Look at this Nook!

Design to Inspire just added a post dedicated to "napping nooks." Those secret, sacred, cozy corners found under windows and behind stairs perfect for reading, drawing, knitting, tea sipping, daydreaming and, well, napping! I just love nooks. The above photo is one of my favorites from Design to Inspire's post. Find your nook here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

These antique floral ceramic dishes were posted on I'd love to collect a mix & match set of these. Blue/white, sage/cream, black/white, pink/cream. Floral, animal, oriental. They are classy but still fun - so French Country meets Ming Dynasty meets Urban Boho.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Google Business Card

Brilliant! I was Googling examples of great business cards and this one popped up. Of course, you would need access to the internet to actually get the person's contact information, but I dig it regardless. The image was posted on

Monday, August 24, 2009

Portraits by Carolines

by Caroline Wilson - Boston, MA
Caroline Wilson has a unique talent for capturing the whole world in which her subject lives, telling the story of his life, in a single shot.

By Caroline Holcomb - Westwood, MA
Caroline Holcomb's portraits seem to draw out her subjects' personalities as if her lens were magnetized. When you look at her photographs you feel like you already know the person staring back.

Boston-area photographers worth checking out.

Sunday Brunch Dress by Heidi Merrick Kate

Love this Sunday Brunch Heidi Merrick Kate Dress!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Little Women Tribute by Amy Merrick

One of my lovely friends and followers so kindly pointed me to one of Amy Merrick's recent Design Sponge: Living In posts. The post is a tribute to Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, home of the Little Women. My friend is a sucker for old homes, like me. Last year we went to a miniatures exhibit of historical interiors, and some of the 19th century rooms we saw could have been taken directly from the Orchard House (according to the photos on the website. We are planing a trip to the Orchard House later this fall). Check out Amy's post for tips on where to find the rich, homey, thoughtful details that define the character of these classic American homes.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

CAD for Clunkers Logo

My company has a web-store called CAD Garage and we just began a software trade-in promotion, CAD for Clunkers. This is the logo we came up with for the promotion. I don't get to do logos very often, so this was a fun task for me!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Union Square Craft Fair

Vinyl Purse

Turtle Dove Copper Bracelets

Some unique items that caught my eye at a craft/art fair in Union Square a few weekends ago.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Upside Down Rainbow by Hannah Wood

I wonder if she just took a picture of a regular rainbow and turned it upside down... Either way it's a very interesting picture.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Central Square Chair Sale

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$20 each (but I bet you could talk Mr. Shalimar down). The carvings and finishes on all the chairs are slightly different. Sat on a few. They're pretty sturdy. There were twice as many out on the street last week. I wanted to get a picture before they all found homes. If I knew how to reupholster (and had a truck) I'd take home four today.

National Geographic's Best Pics of the Year

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My dad forwarded me an email with National Geographic's best pictures of the year. These two were my favorites. If you want to see the rest of the photographs, let me know and I'll email you.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Unpainted Stairs by Paul Massey

These stairs were posted on Remodelista back in June. I saved the image in my "inspiration" folder because I just think the concept is so outside-the-box. I mean, why paint the center of the treads if they are just going to get dirty? So practical - yet stylish. The stairs are from photographer Paul Massey's house in London.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Trash to Treasure: Knack Studios

When I grow up I want to do what Knack Studios does. The talented people at Knack refurbish, remix, and rediscover found objects, such as furniture, hardware, and light fixtures. Why buy new when you could salvage an otherwise unloved object by transforming it into a functional work of art. So inspiring. The "afters" Knack comes up with are gorgeous. Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bye Bye Bunny

The infamous Bishop Allen bunny is no more. I don't know who originally tagged my Central Square office building with the bunny, but for years it has remained untouched - a big deal in a neighborhood covered in graffiti. The bunny was respected. That is, until a few weeks ago when my building was attacked and someone broke the unspoken rule. The bunny couldn't be saved. Painters are outside now finishing up. Tear.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow by tonypapesh

Somewhere over the rainbow- by tonypapesh

This rendition of the Wizard of Oz characters is one of several illustrations found at The image above is one of my favorites from the series, but they are all really neat and if you're an Oz fan you have to check them out.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Clean and Cozy Living Room

I found this picture at The choices in the room are simple and clean, but I can still see myself curling up on that couch with a cup of tea. That "comfortable" vibe is sometimes hard to find in such large, contemporary spaces. I think in this room it's the overstuffed pillows and huge area rugs that warm the place up. The exposed wood on the ceiling also gives the space a rustic feel. And, of course, the windows and doors are amazing and help draw the eye up and out. I'm not a huge fan of that rocking chair, but all around it's a great room.