The Art of Instruction is a book filled with vintage educational chart illustrations from the 19th and 20th Centuries. From Chronicle Books. . . .
I saw excerpts of this book by photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo in the most recent Martha Stewart Living magazine and it looks stunning. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy and see more. There is a great interview with her here. . . .
I have an affinity for vintage and beautiful linens. And, since my husband accidentally dyed all of our tea towels a lovely shade of yuck yesterday in the wash, these will definitely be added to my holiday wish list this year. From top to bottom: Hello Vase Tea Towel by Leah Duncan, Bottle . . .
My feet would be very happy (and stylish) in these eco-friendly, custom made leather shoes from Extraseed. Found via the recently engaged Jena @ Modish - congrats! . . .
I'm on the hunt for a good vintage kitchen scale for measuring out ingredients since they are really more accurate in baking. I found a huge assortment on etsy but while searching I got distracted by the goods at this great little vintage shop, haven. Cute, huh? And though I have an absurd fear of . . .
Victoria over at SFGirlByBay and other bloggers have asked to hear your 2010 resolutions, I too would love to hear them. Reading over other people's goals is very motivating and inspiring. Jordan Ferney, the mom & indie business woman behind Oh Happy Day does a good job of turning the everyday . . .
Here are some books I'm either reading or looking forward to: Design It Yourself Clothes I've been easing my way back into sewing. I had great ambitions in middle school, perhaps I can revive them. The French Market Cookbook Love the food in this book Vegetarian Cooking for . . .
I am smitten with this illustration on the Anthropologie website. So fresh and pretty. Anthropologie does such a good job with their branding. Their stores and products feel simultaneously nostalgic and of the moment. While visiting a recent store opening, I fell in love with this dress, fit for . . .
Here are a few things on my Christmas wish list: Getz / Gilberto Textile Designs Giclee by Flora Bowley Sha Sha by Ben Kweller Printing by Hand by Lena Corwin Be Mindful Print by Penelope Dullaghan Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunee Flora by Nick Knight . . .
I just posted the first in a series of Holiday Gift Guides featuring North Carolina designers at the indieNC blog. Check it out. . . .
At our house we are on the search for the perfect dining room chairs. It has proved to be an elusive task as Ben and I are both pretty picky, don't like to spend a lot of money on things unless they are timeless, and prefer to buy things used. We did however spot these beauties in the West Elm . . .
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