Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Our lovely Ikea lamp, left over from my days in the tiny East Village apartment I used to love, just blew up. As in, it literally blew up one day and almost set our chair on fire.
The incident got me to thinking, perhaps one of the ways you move into real adulthood is to invest in some real lamp-age. We recently inherited a gorgeous porcelain lamp from my husband's grandmother and now every other cheap lighting feature we have in our house looks childlike in comparison.
So, I've made a decision. Grown up lamps are soon to become part of our lives. The best thing about lamps is they can be fun or even a little bit crazy. They can be one of your adventurous decorating pieces because they're also practical. A crazy looking lamp will always look the part when you turn it on and it lights up your living room.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I am currently sitting by the ocean. I've been here for 24 hours and will be for the next 24. I'm watching the waves crash and thinking I should make everything in my life the color of the ocean.
To make your cocktail parties taste like waves.
To make your flowers feel like they are beside the ocean.
So your guests at your cocktail party will think you belong beside the ocean.
To simulate the ocean breeze.
For to carry the ocean around with you.
So you can sit and dream of the ocean.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
When I think of my perfect future kitchen, it comes complete with white cabinets, black countertops, a black and white floor, a great big sunny window and a great set of flatware.
I'm not sure why my dreams rarely include the perfect set of dish ware. I love a good set of dish ware but I'd rather spend the cash on forks and knives. Forks and knives people.
A guest might remark on your lovely plates. However, when they are lifting your summer salad to their lips, they'll most definitely appreciate a good fork.