Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Shape Shifting.

Today I'm in one of my restless moods where I just want to change up the whole apartment, get new art, new shades, new something !!!! Of course, I can't just up and redecorate the whole apartment but hey that's where accessories come in.  I'm really getting into basic shapes when applied on everyday household articles and the folks over at Ferm Living do a wonderful job of it. Here are a few things I'm eyeing....Lord, grant me restraint!!

Knitted Floor Cushions

And to brighten up the kitchen.....
Stackable Bowls with Lid           

Love Bird Tea towel  

Tower of Rings Napkin Rings

Now, don't you just feel like entertaining? Go on, grab a friend and enjoy !

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Beginnings.

All of last week, I was in Berlin for work and had the chance to visit some really great stores (more on that at a later date).  The weather was crisp and cold but I still got a tiny feel of spring in the gorgeous garden of the Literaturhaus near Kurf├╝rstendamm.
I also got to spend time with a dear friend who is  going through a transitory period in her life. So, after the endless cups tea had been drunk and the kuchen (cake) eaten, we started of on the next step of her journey..the decoration of her amazing new flat.  The flat is on the top floor of a beautifully restored old German building with all its charm and authenticity. Beautiful high ceilings and a balcony overlooking a small, exquisitely tended garden....swoon worthy! I promised not to show any pictures of her apartment but what I really want to share here is the feeling of starting something anew..or going in a different direction. Its excitement, nervousness with a bit of fear mixed in. That's how I feel right now about this blog because although I've been so distracted with work and life, I really think that fear has kept me away from this blog. Well, no more.  Its time to move right on !

This inspiring card from Curly Girl Design says it all.