Sunday, May 8, 2011

Design Time

AKA I watch too much HGTV. And I'm under the age of...55.

As some of ya'll may know, I'll be moving into a new apartment at the beginning of August. I have absolutely no clue where that apartment will be, what it will look like, or what the view might offer. But, I'm determined to make it a grown-up place where I can set some roots down and decorate accordingly.

I have something modern, vintage, classic, and funky in mind. Of course, the canvas with which I have to work will really shape my work (meaning, the apartment that we're able to snag), but I'm not letting that prevent a little pre-planning. I'm hoping to pull of something mid-century that isn't so cold feeling that I can't even get comfy! I found the two below items on Etsy today which I think will be primary inspiration behind my designing...



These two items are both local! The glasses are $10 from cushionchicago and the couch is $650 from backgarage. I'm loving them so much...of course, I am able to do NOTHING with that couch at the moment, but I love the milk glasses and I think will really help me in terms of geometry, color, and style. I recently wrote the seller because I hope to pick them up in person as opposed to having them shipped.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kitty Time

Check out the killer profile of my little dude Monty. He's the sweetest thing since powdered Kool-Aid.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Mangia

Dinner last night at Sushi Para on Diversey. This is the crazy tuna roll. Below that is dessert: a chocolate and salted caramel cupcake from More Cupcakes, a treat van in the city. So moist and perfectly flavored.



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Footwear

On Friday, I went a little overboard on the retail therapy. But oh well because I picked up some great items, including the below pair if sandals. I thought they had a cool southwestern vibe going on mixed with the classic Grecian. Purchased at Akira, made by Report.