Creative Cardboard

I'm loving the cuteness of these cardboard "sculptures". What an inspiring way to get rid of old boxes.

Pretty Bird

Check out these super cute mobiles! All handmade and all adorable. Kinda makes me want to have a mobile over my bed... that wouldn't be weird, would it?

Great Food Book Covers

Coralie Bickford-Smith has done it again. I have posted her previous cloth-bound books on the Penguin classics. Well here are her beautiful new covers featuring different ceramic styles.

So Long Summer

A small tribute to summer...though realistically, it'll be summer for another two months here in Texas. But I can pretend like I live in a four season place.

Miss Bike

This is by far on my top of things I want right now. Missoni for Target bicycle. To Die. Even though it's $399.99, I'll take it.

Tasty Dish

Doesn't this asparagus look amazing?? Try this new recipe from Carnets Parisiens with fresh asparagus, almonds, and Parmesan cheese.

Roasted Asparagus with Almonds and Parmesan

Serves 2
•8 asparagus
•3 tablespoons almond flour
•5 ounces of crème fraîche (sour cream)
•1 ounce of fresh grated Parmesan cheese
•salt and pepper
•the juice and zest of one lemon

To make the sauce:
Make the almond cream by mixing the almond flour and the sour cream. Toast the almonds in a skillet or in the oven. In a saucepan, combine the almond cream, the Parmesan and the lemon juice, and put on medium heat until you obtain a creamy sauce. Season.

Baking the asparagus:
Shave the woody stems of the asparagus. Arrange the cleaned asparagus in a baking dish and pour the creamy sauce over. Cook the asparagus in the oven at 350°F/180°C for 4 to 6 minutes; the asparagus should remain slightly firm. Sprinkle with lemon zest and toasted almonds. Serve hot.

Raise the Roof

After receiving more than 100 vinyl records from a 70-year-old couple, Matt Glassmeyer put them to good use as a roof for his porch in Nashville. To test their durability, he left the records outside. “After two years in the rain, heat, and snow, I cleaned a few off,” Glassmeyer says. “They were the same—no brittleness or warping. They were still shiny, even.”

Make your own here.

Fly Away

Tell me this is not the cutest DIY project ever! Man, I really wish I had a pair of these when I was little. Well now your kid can. Check out the tutorial here.

Dream Land

I have completely and utterly fallen in love with Tim Walker and his photographs. I want to live in them. So inspiring and creative.

So long 35mm!

For the past few months, I've been using a Pentax 35mm to take my pictures. Since it's using film, I'm quite picky about what I take pictures of. The last couple of times I've used it, I've been incredibly excited to get them developed, thinking I had taken some really great pictures. To my disappointment, CVS has ruined not one, but TWO rolls of film. I've been let down more than you can imagine. Here's a few of the pictures they "salvaged". Since my heart can't take the pain of losing some once in a lifetime shots, I decided to upgrade to a DSLR. I'm super excited to try it out. I'll keep you posted.


How awesome are these illustrations? Emma Leonard is super talented. The top one is by far my fav. Here's her Etsy shop, Belafonte.


Check out these awesome Penguin Classics with embroidered covers by Jillian Tamaki. They'll be released October 2011. Love. Them.


Does anyone remember the Smashing Pumpkins video for Tonight, Tonight? If not these little collages by Winona Cookie should jog your memory. With the seance inspired images and fun sea creatures thrown in, I think these little gems are worth taking a look at.

Everything Will be Ok

These super cute pick-me-ups are just the kind of gift for someone who has chronic bad days. Find them here at Kim's Little Monsters.

Kinda Sketchy

So I found a new fav website that really helps you pass some time...or feel really bad about your sketching skills. Check check check it out at Odosketch.

Guess Who?

Love. This. Guess which outfit is who? Surprisingly, I got quite a few correct!

Coffee Anyone?

I love these original coffee cups by Boey. Entertaining and a great way to pass the time sipping hot chocolate/coffee.

Block it out

Article from my Examiner site: With spring fast approaching in Houston, you might be dashing to the nearest floral or pastel dress you find. But these aren't the only trends spring fashion has to offer. Enter color blocking. The look all urbanites should try at least once. It's fresh and bold and easy to put together, even for those who would like to be a little more under the radar. If bright orange and fuschia clashing together isn't quite your look, try mixing beige with black and white. Neutral tones have a way of playing down the striking effect of color blocking. There's such a varity of options to choose from as well. Try mixing tan dress pants with a bright lemon-lime top or a banded dress with three loud colors. Forget coffee. These looks have enough pop to jolt anyone awake.