Tuesday, August 31, 2010

imogene + willie

{decorate the shop!}

{handsome merch}

{in the olden days, the shop was a service station. Granny White's Service Station}

{Elevate the denim patterns! Quick! Go fan go!}

{Where the in-house denim is made}

{rivets and buttons}

{friendly & sleepy pup. careful not to wake!}

{I still dream about this bag. nightmares, but the really good kind. can a dream be a nightmare?}

{owners's car. notice the KY plates}

When I went to visit Petal + Pine in Nashville this summer, I was excited to go to this little gem of a shop. So down home. My friend Lindsey is actually getting a pair of their raw denim jeans (they tailor them just for you!) and I can't wait to see if she likes them. I bet she will.

the new guy

{pale-green glory}

Picked up this cacti today to spruce up the living room. So sculptural and scrumptious!

{I know, I know... the background looks a little familiar. I can't resist its yellowness!}

Monday, August 30, 2010

just 'cause



{closer up}


Garland I made from branches of a Dutch Elm. Could be a festive tabletop decoration, all woodsy-like.

{ps: this is the winner of the camera quandary. love}

Sunday, August 29, 2010

nothing's impastable

yep. I did. I made a batch of fake twine pasta. Basil, tomatoes and a little parm. I must have been hungry?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Jean-Michel Basquiat

{photos by Lee Jaffe via}

Went to LA's Nuart Theater to see The Radiant Child. Highly, highly recommended. I learned a lot about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his short life. So mesmerizing to watch him paint.***


***I saw Erica Christensen at the movies. had a conversation with her. It went something like this:

Anna: Are you in line for the bathroom?
Erica: Yea

Annnnnd scene.

They really ARE just like us.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

cali rock

{map of Cali}

{found rock, home-made arrow, sneaky leaf}

found this rock in Kentucky, so I put it in my pink suitcase and brought it back where all California shaped rocks dream to be.

Monday, August 23, 2010

sketchbook project

I just signed up for this. Excited! These are pages from a sketchbook that was featured on the website. like.


{before bike}

{after bike}

not much changed, same perrrrfect pink color... just new tires and tape. Biking's hard! but lot's of fun. Thank you craigslist.

{Do you LIKE biking ARE you GOOD at it what color is YOUR BIKE? Are these polite yet prompting questions? I feel like blogging is super self centered and that really isn't my style but... c'est la vie/when in Rome...}


I made this bunting for a friend's wedding celebration. I think she ended up using it in her little babe's room too. {I've been talking a lot about banners lately. odd}

In non-banner related news: I think people are READING this blog. Google analytics is addictive isn't it?! Yakob did you figure it out? If you answer I know that you are in fact reading my blog...and that you haven't broken our blogger's pact.

twister tornado

These really make me wonder how they were made. Rad.

vases from A+A Cooren via AT

Sunday, August 22, 2010

birthday banner

{fireplace surprise}

{neon pink duct tape}

{exacto knife calculations: executed}

{close up of a pretty}

{this banner gets around}

Nate's birthday banner! I used an old atlas found on thrift. So fun to make.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

blog lovin'

Follow my blog with bloglovin ! I'm spending my Saturday night organizing the gazillion blogs I follow. all neat and tidy. WHAT. don't judge. it's only 8pm here and....I'm planning on an all night rager in the LBC. Panama Joe's or something. After all it is Saturday night.

Friday, August 20, 2010

speaking of girl crushes...


just 'cause

{is she wearing underwear or is that kitten holding a fan? Discuss}

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I've been thinking about this interior for a while now, although darker than my usual taste...Martha Mulholland's living room has lots of animal touches (skeletons, horns, antlers, sheepskins) and just the right amount of color and pattern usage.

neat house tour at Apartment Therapy

{ps: pretty sure this chick is a fellow KY gal. power}

{pps: love her name}

{ppss: girl crush? ...maybe}

book burst

Southern Biscuits

a homemade biscuit recipe from my grandmother, Jinks*. Make 'em. You won't regret it.

*{Isn't that a hip name? Her given name was Virginia and she changed it to Jinks as a young adult. So stylish}

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


rugs from artist Amy Helfand. Her inspiration is from Tibetan prayer flags.

l.o.v.e. the last one.

Click here and you get an insight into her process (from inspiration to execution)... also, you can peek in her studio, which is equally intriguing.

Monday, August 9, 2010


please vote colorwise. {important}

initally I thought gold. then matte black, then red. but now I kind of like all three.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

goings on

{veggie pizza sans tomato sauce in honor of this girl}

{that yellow box would be mine had I not been on my bike}

Pizza party with a certain blonde bride-to-be. Movie watching (The Kids Are Alright) and first bike excursions (to hip alley sales with summer induced lemonade vodka drinks, veggie burgers and nudie pictures).