Monday, January 31, 2011

Apple Ads: Always Awesome

I just saw a new iPhone commercial that introduces the new relationship with Verizon.
"Verizon iPhone is Coming"

It kind of reminded me of the original iPhone commercial.

Monday Morning Messy Hair

It's just one of those days...
But today, I'm going to embrace the disheveled look and just go with it.

image sources: FunnelCloud & DesignSponge

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dirty Richmond

So I'm completely enthralled with this Tumblr Blog called Dirty Richmond. It reminds me of The Sartorialist except with the edgy, raw, diverse fashion of RVA. No models. Just people... just average folks in all their individualized glory. I love it! And I'm secretly hoping to find someone I know on there.


Check out these two amazing antique furniture finds that I had the luxury of purchasing today. The first is this old, distressed farm table with a set of two chairs (minus the birdcage contraption.) The second is a painted black vanity that can also be used as a desk (I haven't decided what I want to do with it yet.)

This week, The West End Antique Mall in Richmond was filled with some awesome pieces. But I'm also dying to check out Alexander's Auction (every Thursday on Midlothian), Patterson Antiques, Blue Elephant Antiques and Class and Trash. So if anyone is interested in doing a little antiquing sometime soon, let me know!

Currently purchased:

Currently coveting:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Farewell Paperie

Farewell Paperie is the brainchild and beautifully crafted stationary line that two of my friends/fellow ad gals came up with a few years ago. I really admire their drive, and well their entrepreneurial skills, but also the mesh of their two personalities. From conception to design to color-paletting to sewing, Lisa and Jen completely collaborate on each piece together, even though they live on opposite sides of the country! They're constantly sending ideas back and fourth, while drawing from the inspirations around them. Their line includes wedding & shower invitations, announcements and more. Plus, they have a wide range of styles, so no two pieces look exactly the same. Check out their site or their blog, Paper Relish, or their Etsy shop to see what they have to offer.

Now, I just need an event that requires invitations. : )

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dan Mountford's Photography Exposed

You've probably seen these fantastic images floating around the blogosphere, but I couldn't resist reposting. How beautiful are these double exposures by Dan Mountford?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

3 Cute Ensambles for Winter

Trini, your outfits are prec(ious)! Love your style.

Still Sound Remix Contest

Attention music producers/sound designers/Garage Band gurus everywhere. Toro y Moi is holding a contest for the best remix of his hit, and a personal fav, Still Sound. Sounds pretty cool, can't wait to hear some of the submissions.

The cosmos have turned my world upside down.

So my birthday is coming up in a few weeks and there's something a I really didn't expect to get this year... a new zodiac sign. That's right. Astronomers have claimed to have found a 13th constellation, a new sign on the Zodiac Calendar called Ophiuchus. As a result of the additional sign, all dates on the Zodiac Calendar shifted, causing many people's astrology signs to change.

And apparently, this devout Aquarius is now a Capricorn. When I heard the news, I immediately read over the Capricorn personality traits, only to find very few I could relate to. As an Aquarius, I was cool, calm and creative. Now, as a Capricorn, I'm rigid, controlling and determined. And although the latter also claimed to be "very organized" (which I am), I still believe I'm a true Aquarius at heart. What do you think? Did your sign change? If so, are you happy with the shift? Or do you think this Zodiac controversy is a just huge PR stunt? I'd love to hear what your opinion.


Capricorn January 20- to February 16

Aquarius February 16 to March 11

Pisces March 11 to April 18.

Aries April 18 to May 13

Taurus May 13 to June 21.

Gemini June 21 to July 20

Cancer July 20 to August 10

Leo August 10 to September 16

Virgo September 16 to October 30

Libra October 30 to November 23

Scorpio November 23 to November 29

Ophiuchus November 29 to December 17

Sagittarius December 17 to January 20

{image via AGC916}

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Remnants of the Holidays

The holidays have come and gone, but if you look closely, you can still find remnants from the most festive time of year. : )

leftover confetti from the Carytown New Year's Eve celebration

50% off all holiday merchandise at Mongrel

a discarded tree on the side of a house

lights... still strung

snow. snow. and more snow!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Where to?

If you had just 30 words to sum up everything you feel when you've set off on a new adventure, what would you say?

If you have a story about adventure, letting go, going, coming, or seeking to find what's out there, submit an entry for Anthropologie's Postcard Contest. Who knows, you might be one of three lucky winners to receive a $500 Anthro Gift Card. If not, you can at least spend a few minutes of your day dreaming about your next getaway, wherever, or whatever it might be.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

One Happy Penguin.

If only we could all be this excited, every day.