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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Before and after

Graphic designer Louise Fili updated these logos. Her small changes make a huge difference, don't you agree?


That's all.

(Photo by Miel et Soleil)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


What a funny and flirty T-shirt.

(Via Life in Lomo)

Modern-day Annie Hall

I keep coming back to this photo by The Sartorialist. Wouldn't you like to have a coffee with her?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Reverse birds

I like reverse portraits of people, but birds are even funnier. The backwards position gives them so much personality. It's like they're rolling their eyes and thinking, Oh God, this woman with the camera again.

(Via Double Takes)


The sixteen faces of a six-month-old.

(By Misty Bliss, via Naturally Nina)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Have a great weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend, my dears! What are you up to? Since we'll be away next week, I've scheduled some of my favorite photographs to post every day, so please continue to visit, if you'd like. Meanwhile, here are a few great posts from around the web...xoxo

Don't you love the back of this dress?

What a gorgeous quilt.

Portland greenery.

It would be nice to work with your sister, especially if you made gorgeous clothes together.

Annie Kevans painted all the presidents' girlfriends.

I like the new bridesmaids dress code.

How rad is this night sky dress?!!

Wedding maps.

Where is Jacob?

Swissmiss's cute daughter turned one, then two, then three. Happy birthday, Ella!

Beautiful Brooklyn furniture.

Design for Mankind gives us a great video of four artists talking about dealing with criticism. Nice. (When I get cranky blog comments, I remember my mantra.)

My first dictionary made me laugh.

A surprise party? No, a surprise dance!

Have a wonderful weekend, my dolls.

(Photos by Sharon Montrose)

Plane picnics

Do you ever pack a picnic for the plane? In her book Cooking for Mr. Latte, Amanda Hesser devotes a whole chapter to plane picnics. For our flight tonight, I'm thinking: sandwiches with spicy mustard, cheddar cheese and tomato; olives; nuts; and two chocolate-chip cookies (plus a few extra to share with our seatmates).

(Photo by Playsam)

Starry Dress

Doesn't this pretty A.P.C. dress remind you of the night sky?

Feeling Smitten...

My dears, here's a weekly round-up of Smitten, my Glamour Magazine relationships blog...

What's your favorite place on earth?

Men reveals what sex really feels like for them...

Do you have one boob that's bigger than the other?

An ice-skating marriage proposal!

Would you rather have your ex-boyfriend be mean to you or nice to you?

Work horror story: "My boss wanted me to kill her dog."

Roadside flowers.

Do you have guy friends?

Which celebrity would you kiss right now?

ADORABLE sleep masks.

Poll: Did your mom know when you lost your virginity?

Guy pretty vs. girl pretty: Button-down shirts.

Are you good with kids? Is your man?

A flirty pillow.

What compliments do you give your boyfriend?

Find much more on Smitten, as always. Thank you. xo

(Photo by Superbomba)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Paris in the rain

Luckily, Paris is still beautiful in the rain.

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby." -- Langston Hughes

Paris forecast

Uh oh. Alex and I better pack our rainboots!

Gatsby save-the-dates

The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books, so I gasped when I saw these Gatsby-inspired save-the-dates for an outdoor wedding held under a tent at a Connecticut mansion. Swanky. Wouldn't you be psyched if you got this invitation in the mail?

P.S. A romantic pillow...


I am terrible at applying makeup, so I usually just stick to mascara and lip gloss. What about you? But I'm inspired by this model, who has thick cat-eye eyeliner on her top lids, and that's about it. It's so sultry and pretty...and doesn't look too hard to copy!

(Via Style Sightings)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday Giveaway!

Today's giveaway is from Aimee Sicuro, an artist/illustrator in San Francisco. She's offering her gorgeous print Tandem. Isn't it lovely? (And it would make a great wedding present.)

For a chance to win, visit Aimee's shop and leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow. Good luck!

Update: TFH is our winner. Thanks for playing.

How to Make a Baby

Good to know.

(Via I Heart You and Smitten)

Happy Earth Day

Photos by Elisabeth Dunker, whose two children must have the best summers. xo

A beautiful bride

This photo essay is heartbreaking but beautiful: "Katie Kirkpatrick, 21, held off cancer to celebrate the happiest day of her life. Breathing was difficult now; she had to use oxygen. The pain in her back was so intense it broke through the morphine. Her organs were shutting down but it would not stop her from marrying Nick Godwin, 23, who had been in love with Katie since 11th grade. Five days later, Katie died." -- Photographer Romain Blanquart.

(Thanks, Diane)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mona & Holly

The new line Mona & Holly was inspired by "smart and tidy service uniforms of decades past," such as WWI nurse uniforms and 1950's stewardess outfits. Awesome.

(Via Simple Song)

A film for you.

(Via Niotillfem)

Monday, April 20, 2009

My little brother

My little brother Nick held the Unemployment Olympics in April, so, last week, the BBC interviewed him about what it was like to be unemployed in New York. Thanks, Nick! It's cool to see you (and your yellow motorcycle) on camera.

What shoes do you wear on vacation?

I'm so excited for Paris next week, but I'm torn about what shoes to pack. My Converse are comfy, but all my other flats and heels give me blisters. Do you have any comfy but chic walking shoes? I'm stuck!

(Photo by The Sartorialist)

Peter Pan party!

When I was little, I 100% believed in Peter Pan, so my heart skipped a beat when I spotted the Peter Pan birthday party that artist Merrilee threw for her three-year-old son Atticus. How amazing is the illustration she did for the invitation?

Read more on Nesting...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Have a wonderful weekend

What are you up to this weekend, my lovelies? The weather is finally warm and breezy! Here are a few great posts from around the web this week...

Pretty constellations.

Abbey's helpful and honest pregnancy guide.

LOVE this photo of our mid-century modern heros.

Adorable French posters.

What a great idea for a company.

Spring in a box.

Hey, want to throw a party and hang fabric banners?

Alyson has a gorgeous new ring. Congratulations!

The alphabet made of people.

This video is dreamy.

Goat's milk soap sounds wonderful.

It's fun being a girl, don't you agree?


Mark your calendars: The brilliant blog Rules for My Unborn Son will be turned into a book in December 2009.

A unexpectedly fabulous English singer. (Via FWB)

Wouldn't you like to grow up with lions?

Obama reads Where the Wild Things Are.

Pia's gooooorgeous photos from Belgium.

Have a great weekend. xoxo

(Photo via Nerd Boyfriend)

Deep Breath

A moment of calm for your Friday. xo

(Photo by Francesco Lagnese. Via Abbey)

Genius wedding first dance

I'm flipping out over Shana and Rob's first dance. Watch the videos on Smitten.

(Photo by Our Labor of Love. Dances choreographed by MatriMony Mony)

Feeling Smitten...

My dears, here's a weekly round-up of Smitten, my Glamour Magazine relationships blog. Thank you!

Do you know your neighbors?

I tried this hilarious sex toy this week...

Which three words describe you best?

I'm swooning over this romantic ring.

Would you rather date a terrible kisser who could always make you orgasm, or an amazing kisser who could never make you orgasm?

Did you ever wonder if your parents had a secret favorite?

Flirty poll: How often do you have sex?

We sent two cuties on a blind date. Hear what he thought, and hear what she thought.

What's your favorite dinner date you've ever been on?

Sweetest wedding photo ever.

Which of these three spring outfits would you wear on a date?

Poll: Cats vs. dogs.

True confession: "My dad just started dating. Weird?"

What do you notice when you first check out a guy?

Find much more on Smitten, as always. xoxo

(Photo via Le Love)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jazz shoes

Pretty girl, pretty shoes. I like that such a simple touch makes such a difference.

(Via Leoluca)
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