metal watering cans- a roundup

metal watering cans


Happy Earth Day!  In honor of the day, today we’ll have a look at metal watering cans.

If you live in an apartment and have plants, chances are your watering can, like mine, lives out in the open.  Let’s be real, if I kept it out of sight, say, under the sink, my poor plants would never get watered.

There are so many options in the metal can department- whether your tastes are more on the country cottage side or sleek.  They run the gamut in the pricing department as well.

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@ home on block island (in a prefab home)


Hello, there!

Today, a look at the prefab Summer home of famed modern furniture designer Jens Risom, on Block Island- and island off of Rhode Island.

The Risom’s often vacationed on the island, as it reminded Jens of his childhood Summers in native Denmark.  Once they found the perfect spot, on the northern tip of the island, Risom set out to find a company that would work with him to bring in a kit to assemble a structure on the locale. For just over $20,000, he was able to customize a kit that would include 20 foot ceilings and a wall made of glass facing in the direction of the best view.



rhode-island-prefab-home-bedroomSomehow this prefab home felt appropriate for Earth Day week and I’ll tell you why.  Rather than tearing it down and building ‘bigger and better’ as is so often the sad case, this home is still standing over 45 years later. The new generations of the Risom family are still enjoying, taking care of repairs and maintenance as it arises. Jens Risom himself, now 97, still enjoys visits to the island home.

[images  floto + warner via dwell]

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blogroll update

blogroll-update-april-14 Hello and happy Friday!
I am still plugging away at my Spring Cleaning Purging.  And I am starting to feel like maybe the blog needs a little cleaning up too (along with my computer desktop, documents and don’t even get me started on picture files).
But, baby steps. I have moved the Blogroll from the sidebar to its own page. Then I realized, the ‘roll’ is missing some of my daily reads…Ok,these days “daily” is a bit of an exaggeration. Still, whenever I can sneak in some blog reading, these are part of my go-to list…

blogroll-update-little-white-whaleGloria of Little White Whale has a serious knack for sourcing unique items for the home and beyond. In her DIY or Buy series (pictured above), she shares the how-to for the crafty, and the ‘buy’ for the not-so-crafty. And if it’s help designing your website that you are after, well, she’s your girl there too.

the-plumed-nestYou’ve heard me mention Chirstine (and her oh so lovely pillows) before here. This super mom of 3! features a mix of beautiful homes, diy projects and awesome photography on The Plumed Nest. She will also take you on virtual trips of all the cool sights of Portland on any given day, via Instagram.

rolala-lovesRowena over at Rolala Loves, has some really fun series’. Like her ‘Reina and Ian’ series where she photograph’s her muse dolls in all sorts of stylish settings. Or her “Eye Candy” posts (pictured above)…that usually feature…well, eye candy!

blogroll-update-tender-rootsEvent Planner Yelle of Tender Roots, always has me wishing I could hang out with her in Florida, where she lives  or on her holiday trips.  She also has a mean Pinterest account from which I find myself fiercely rePinning from on a daily basis.

So, if you haven’t already, I hope you’ll give these blogs a read- I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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wednesday for kiddos | egg hunt baskets

Since J is still a tiny tot, I am using this time to sit out on all of the holiday related activities that are soon to come. A “Babie’s First (Insert Holiday Here)” onsie is as festive as it gets for now. But I am taking notes on ideas.

Here is a look at some egg hunt baskets that will work for boys and girls. And they could certainly be used later on for toy storage or perhaps for a trip to the beach?…

egg hunt basket

beaver caddy  |  embroidered tote  |  felt binpersonalized basket diy bucket


@ home in são paulo

sao paulo-home-living area

Hello There! Hope you had a great weekend. The weather here was gorgeous…but we spent all two days inside with J who had quite the cold going on :-(  I just kept telling myself “oh, who wants to be out there when I have horrible allergies anyways…”

But, here we are, another week and another beautiful home to start off with.  This time, an 1820′s town home in the São Paulo neighborhood of Santa Teresa.

When artist and homeowner Bia Lessa decided to take on the fixer upper, she decided that what she wanted was to keep the facade of the old building along with salvaging some of the original wood work (ie window casings).  The interior spaces, on the other hand, got a total redo which includes an open living and dining area.

I just love how the polished concrete floors reflect the light in the sun filled rooms.

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sao paulo-home-outdoor area

[images andré nazareth  via casa claudia |  interior design+architecture camila toledo]

on the orient express

the orient express

 Hello and Happy Friday!

After a super quiet birthday a few weeks ago, I think it’s time to start thinking big for next year.  There should definitely be travel involved.  Travel in style.  I love this image of a sleeping cart on the Venice Simplon Orient Express.   Itineraries include routes such as Venice-Budapest and Prague-London.

Sure, it’s not the roomiest of quarters. But it seems to read luxurious all the same.  Are you with me…or have I been watching way too many classic films…

[image orient-express hotels ltd.]

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sami kallio studio

sami kallio studio-between gap line

chair +  table + light fixtures | between the gap

…and from the traditional decor of Monday, to the very modern.  Today, a look at some of the furnishings designed by  Sami Kallio.  Kallio, a Finnish freelance designer, is based out of Gothenburg, Sweden, where he also studied Interior Architecture.

His designs are clean, solid and thoughtful (as one would expect of anything coming out of Scandinavia).

sami kallio studio-y5-chair

y5 chair

sami kallio-in between chair via haus

‘between the gap’ chairs

above | different finishes and upholstery options of the ‘between the gap’ chairs

below | his attention to detail extends even to the way the stackable pieces present themselves

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pieces from ‘the finnish blook in me’

@ home in toronto

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Hello there! I’m kicking off the week with a look at the home of Jessica Waks, design editor for the Canadian interiors magazine Style at Home. The 1930′s home, located in midtown Toronto, had not seen any type of renovation work in over 60 years when she and her husband decided to buy it.

Sure, it has beautiful architectural features like high ceilings and wainscoting throughout.  But, I have to admit, it’s really the decor that drew me to this one.  Waks has kept to a traditional style peppered with the occasional contemporary piece here and there.  The use of brass finishes throughout, ties the entire thing together beautifully.



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get the look: in the bedroom
[images stacey brandford via style at home]

friday for kiddos


Hello and Happy Friday!

Although I am not prepared to hand the entire blog over to motherhood, I have to admit that I am much more interested in all things kiddo now, than I was a while back.

So, I’ll have a post here and there to share some precious kid interior stuffs.

Starting with Little Nest.  The Australian company creates modern furniture for kids based on replicas of famous modern design pieces. Their focus is on “creating stylish, fun and functional furnishings for children which will compliment today’s contemporary family home.”  The line is meant for little ones from 3-12 years of age. And, in addition to furniture, they also carry art work and decor items.


littlenest-emerald-yolk chair

I mean seriously, how cute are all of these?!

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i spied march 2014

I Spied: Mar '14

1 | the huron chair from west elm:  it’s like the acapulco chair meets Scandinavia

2 |  I just spotted these sandals the other day at nordstroms: jonathan aldler for toms – are these super cute or what (c’mon Summer, you have got to get on board here)

3 | white, black and sleek:  ikea’s tickar stonewear line

4 | the elk bike hanger by woodstick ltd, makes me want to buy a bike just to put it on display

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