Home sick and I'm spending most of the day making a dent in the couch and pinning every possible thing on pinterest. I spied this renovated farm and decided I would like to be teleported to this time and place. The Bertoia chairs and poppies are especially amazing.
My sister and I attended the preview party on Friday night and left with giant wishlists. We also enjoyed the free flowing beverages, food (aside to Molly - SWEDISH MEATBALL?!?) and the many splendored facial hair styles sported by Minneapolis' scenesters.
It was fun to check out the goods we had previously only been able to see in catalogs. Like this pork chop receptacle, also known as the shop red chest. People are so strange.
The party was crowded -- mostly in a good way, but I was more than a little paranoid about shaking my booty to the music and knocking over a glassware display. Molly solved this by finding a daybed to recline on.
We didn't buy anything that night because my eyes were bigger than the storage capacity of my sister's wee car, but I'll be back.
I used to buy a ridiculous amount of makeup. It was especially silly because I don't exactly pile on the product. When I bought my house it became more important to buy a gallon of paint than a tube of lipstick so I kicked the habit. However, my interest was recently rekindled when I saw a video about Birchbox on YouTube. For $10, you get a box of samples delivered to your door each month. I whipped out my credit card and this box of goodies arrived today.
I spend a lot of time thinking about publishing on mobile phones and tablets and have downloaded and played with many apps that shovel print content to the tablet format. Most magazine to digital apps haven't been that thrilling. Zinio was one that didn't excite me all that much. I mean, who really prefers swiping a smudgy iPad screen to flipping through glossy pages?
Here are a couple pages from my favorite story in the August 2011 issue. They are from a lovely townhouse in London. I will eternally be a favorite of the combination of old architecture and white walls with modern decor. Sure I'd prefer to rip these pages out of a magazine and pin them to an inspiration board, but I'm no purist -- a screenshot and pinterest will do.
Yeah, this sounds like an ad, but it isn't. I just love the magazines this app gives me access to and wanted to share it.
Life is getting back to normal now that my big project at work is live. I took some time off last week to relax, paint my office and, of course, watch the royal wedding. By the time the big day rolled around I was suffering from a near fatal case of royal fever. My sister and a good friend came over at around 4 AM and we donned our fascinators to watch the big event. British flags and bunting were hard to come by (should've ordered ahead from Party Pieces, I guess), so this mug of flowers was the only themed decoration present.* Too bad I couldn't find yellow posies to match the Her Majesty's dress.
It was just a week or so ago that the snow was melting and it was warm enough where some [crazy] people were wearing shorts. Now this. Another 13 inches. I hope I can get my front door open so I can get to work this morning.