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Stuffed fabric plant awesomeness via Design*Sponge

How are these for some serious cuteness overload? Posted earlier today on Design*Sponge, these adorable plants by Sian Keegan, are a treat for those with green or black thumbs.

*Starts saving pennies*

{ All images from D*S / Sian Keegan }

Bon Weekend – Meanwhile on Apartment Therapy…

Two amazing spaces that I’ve had the honor to share recently!

Leila & Buff’s Beautiful Beach Abode

Loree’s Dangerously Beautiful Garden

Here’s to a safe, fabulous and inspired weekend!


The new IKEA catalog is out and I’ve seen this little awesome little number making the rounds on the Internet. I would love to have one, or even two, for the studio. It would perfect for keeping various bits I need in multiple places while working. Color me not surprised when Lara Rossignol, one of my favorite photographers, posted hers today and not only does she make me want it more but I see spy my favorite book… Geek Love!

/blubbering fangirl moment.

Photo by Lara Rossignol.

Bon Weekend

I saw this amazing installation of giant fish made from discarded plastic bottles rising from the sands of Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last week and had to share! Hopefully I’m not the one of the last people to see this. 😉 I found these photos and info on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) at Colossal. The photos of the fish at night are pretty spectacular.

Photo credit: Victor R. Caivano / AP


The news I mentioned on Monday? Well, back in May, Apartment Therapy posted a call for House Tour contributors. I eagerly jumped at the opportunity and sent in my house tour… those photos of Hollie’s amazing home! I was offered one a spot on the team at the end of last week! I’ll share a couple of tours (or more!) a month and this is my debut post, which went live yesterday:

Thanks again to Hollie for allowing me to share her home and I’m so excited to be a part of the AT team! Stay tuned for more decor porn!

{ Fireworks photo credit: bayasaa via Apartment Therapy }

Favorite Souvenirs – Absinthiana

I decided to partake in Centsational Girl’s Favorite Souvenirs Link Party today. Michael and I went to France in the spring of 2006. We only had a day and a half in Paris at the end and we stayed in a lovely hotel in the Latin Quarter. We woke up to an overcast Sunday morning and made our way to see Luc Santiago at Vert d’Absinthe. Along our wonderful stroll we stopped by the Notre Dame while Mass was in progress. It was quite a sight. We made it to Luc’s and stocked up on several bits of absinthiana including the Art Nouveau lady fountain, and had a taste of a few vintage samples. As we headed back to our hotel it started to rain. Really rain. We found a delightful cafe and ducked in for shelter. As we were looking through our new treasures, the cafe owner pulled out a bottle of absinthe. People didn’t drink much of it – the ban had been lifted a couple years prior – so he was excited to watch the louching ritual. We gathered a small crowd and he gave us a few of the drinks on the house. Once the rain cleared we very merrily made our way back to the hotel, dropped of our stuff and headed out to the Eiffel Tower on foot.

Here are photos of both fountains used at our wedding reception…

Michael and our friend Al talking all things absinthe before louching up a couple glasses.

Michael and I had different flights as I arrived in France several days after him and we went for the lowest fares available. That meant his flight home had a connection in Frankfurt, where he had to go through customs with the fountain. He said it was quite a sight with him trying to explain what it was in his very poor German. They finally shook their shoulders and let him through and the fountain made it home safely. We’ve enjoyed many glasses since. As a matter of fact, I think we should partake tonight!

{ Photo credit: Stacey Bode Photography }

To die for…

No, no, not the movie. However, Nicole Kidman may find these as awesome as I do!

This just in on the Design*Sponge ICFF report: these incredible brass hexagonal tables from Egg Collective. I wouldn’t kill for them but if a couple showed up at the house I wouldn’t ask questions. 😉


Photo credit: { Design*Sponge }

Stuart McLachlan

My love of silhouettes was fortified recently when I discovered the incredibly gorgeous paper art of Australian artist Stuart McLachlan, thanks to Pinterest. I am smitten with with his work. He also makes some pretty amazing hats. I wonder if he makes them in adult sizes?

{ I found first four larger image sizes on uponafold.com. The last image is from http://stuart-mclachlan.com. }

Love your mother

My next to last Inman Park Festival vendor shout out goes to Drea Firewalker (sadly, no website) and her garden art. We bought this bird feeder for mom and it is now about a foot and a half from the millstone pond. I snapped an update shot of it the week before last:

This eCard from Tyler made my day yesterday.

I love that boy.

Speaking of ‘Love Your Mother‘, we were treated with several rain showers throughout the day yesterday. That’s the ultimate mother loving!

{ Bumper sticker image credit: Peace Resource Project. }

I hope it was a safe and fabulous weekend for all!

Bon Weekend – share the love edition

I’m going to end the week with a shout out to another Inman Park Festival vendor, Southeast Succulents. I stumbled upon their booth while on my way to pick up some lunch and to the ATM machine. We NEED sea urchin shells and we can always use more air plants, and the three combo deal just couldn’t be beaten. These are now living in the bedroom and I’m sure we’ll give them some outdoor time every now and then!

Speaking of more air plants, we grabbed a couple while we were at Hyams the other day. We needed to replace the ones we lost over the winter. We also decided to attach them to an old hanging planter in hopes of making it easier to bring them inside when the cold weather is upon us once again. The old branch screwed to the railing wasn’t as easy. 😉

Thanks so much, we really enjoy the new additions to the family!

Also, I would like to thank Apartment Therapy for including our garden space as part of their Great Outdoors series. We have a long way to go but I hope we’ve provided a little inspiration.

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