Thursday, November 11, 2010

With the baby just starting to walk, I have been contemplating how to better utilize the floor plan in our 50's split level house. Currently there is a lot of wasted space in the living room/dining room area. So...voila! This is my first mood board, and my take on a possible mid-century inspired solution for the room!

1. Honeycomb Pendant from Dwell
2. Circuit Wall Candleholder from Crate & Barrel
3. Table lamp from Target
4. Lane side table- hunt Ebay & antique stores
5. Sylvia Sofa from Macy's
6. Pillows from West Elm
7. Paul McCobb Lounge chair- hunt Ebay & antique stores
8. Lane coffee table- hunt Ebay & antique stores
9. Ermina wool rug- Overstock
So there you have it! Insta-shopping list! This was a fun little project, so there may be more on the way!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Skull A Day

I didn't realize but some of my artwork was mentioned on a Skull A Day post! If you haven't seen this blog, I recommend checking it out, it's full of interesting skull items & pictures! Check out my mention Here!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fly Your Flag

These banners & flags are awesome! One of them from Z Gallerie is over $300 though!!! Since I am a fan of typography & hand lettering, I have been contemplating buying some canvas and making my own! The plan is to use street names & towns from where my husband and I grew up! He thinks I am nuts, but I think it will be great! Now I just need to find some time & motivation!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cutie... by marysuetattoo

CUTE! I really want some new shoes and I am pining away for these ones! Just click the picture for where to shop!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Drops Of Jupiter: tattoo tuesday

Of course now it is Wed... but I just found this and it is too cute not to share! Check out this link-Drops Of Jupiter: tattoo tuesday.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Check out my Etsy Shop! It's got lots of cute necklaces and things. For even more shopping check out the treasurys I have curated!

Scroll to the bottom of this page for previews!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dollar Dollar Billz Ya'll

Some Scott Campbell work to feast your eyes on. This is so meticulous it makes my head spin!

Monday, May 10, 2010

One of the Greats!

Today we lost a great, Lena Horne. I first saw her in Cabin in the Sky and she instantly became one of my favorites! If you don't know who she is, or haven't seen her movies of listened to her music... you should definitely look her up! What an amazing voice!

Friday, April 30, 2010



With the return of this beautiful weather, I will be prepping and planting my veggie garden this weekend! Hooray! I am looking forward to trying my hand at canning and preserving this summer! Happy Gardening everyone!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pink & Sparkly

What is fun, pink, and ultra poppy?! These cute kits from Wu and Wu!!
I want them right away!

They are the brainchild of one Fiona Hewitt. Genius!

Friday, April 23, 2010

That's sketchy

Just some quick sketches I did from masters drawings...

Peter Paul Rubens- Portrait of a young lady of the court of the Infanta Isabella at Brussels
Michelangelo Buonarroti- Sketches & Life studies for the Taddei Madonna
Annibale Carracci- Portrait of lute player Mascheroni

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hot Rod Baby

Here is little Sheena sitting on Poppy's '52 Chevy. This thing is a blast to drive but there aren't any seatbelts yet, so we haven't been able to take the baby out in it. But I came up with a solution!

A while ago I saw the cutest 1932 Ford Roaster pedal car.... I couldn't resist getting it for Sheena! She is far too little to drive the thing yet, but that gives us plenty of time to customize it!
Then there are these super cute coveralls from Hula Mula ... so she can be stylin' in the garage!
So cute I can't even stand it!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Strange Nature

Jessica Joslin has a new collection out called Brass and Bone. Isn't it amazing how she can make skulls and bones look so cute?!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A little ditty

Here is something I painted in watercolor a while ago. It's a study, based on some Sailor Jerry work. I wish the scan came out a little better. This was really only the 2nd or 3rd watercolor I have done, so I think it came out pretty good. I am still working out technical issues, like how to do better shading, masking, line work, etc. I used coffee for the background color, ala Angelique Houtkamp. She is an amazing tattoo artist/artist worth checking out! I have been dying to get her "Marie" print for my nautical themed bathroom...


Monday, March 29, 2010

Rip it up, tear it down

Over the past few days we started renovating our laundry room. It was the ugliest room in the whole house and hadn't been updated once since 1953. We have been using the washer & dryer that the house came with, and I think they were from the 60's! They still work, but they aren't anywhere near energy efficient using about 35 gal. of water per load! Horrific!

Here are some pictures I was using for inspiration, still stickin to the vintage/retro theme.

I had been looking for a jadite-like color (see below) and found some Behr paint at Home Depot that was similiar. The floor tiles are very dark, almost black, so I decided to use black paint for the trim to echo that. I will update with more pictures soon.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

No Monsters Allowed

These two prints by Point Blank Design currently grace the walls of my kitchen.

I just got this print from Hen N Chicks to replace my Night of the Living Dead poster in the hallway, because I thought it might scare the baby. This one is cute though, and will go in the kitchen also.

Then I saw this from John W. Golden , and thought it would be funny to counteract all the monsters/skulls I have going on in the house. Funny, no?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bright Lights

We have a black and white dining room, fully equipped with very large photos of the Ramones, and The Stooges. Every piece of furniture is vintage, done in black or white laquer. The room is almost complete except for the horrific brass ceiling mount, which came with the house. I have been investigating some mid-century modern lighting updates. I really love the lightness of the first light by Crystorama. I also love the bottom two lights by Rejuvenation.
This is going to be a big splurge for the house, so I am trying to find something with an interesting look or light pattern to add effect to the room.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Rock and Roll Heaven

These are some rock and roll spaces, dreamed up by 2 amazing designers... Kim Montenegro of Very Bad Horse, and Agatha Blois. One specializes in amazing denim, and the other in custom leather and perfumes(Carnival Wax). I am still trying to figure out how I can incorporate some of these elements into my own house. Top image is from a past issue of Inked Magazine featuring Agatha, all others are from Very Bad Horse.

On a sad side note, Kim is closing her V.B.H. store in Philly and will be selling her line through her website. It's a shame because I thought her old store was amazing, and didn't get a chance to visit the new one yet. I love the spraypainted(?) couch on the bottom!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Be Mine

Valentine's day has passed, but I came across this interesting article on sailor's valentines today in the Freemans Spring 2010 issue. Check it out.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vintage Clothing

Cute and cuter! Does a green dress count as an homage to St. Patties day??