Dead Animals on Display

August 6, 2009

Taxidermy, photo by Michael WeschlerRyan Matthew, photo by Michael Weschlerdog taxidermy, photo by Michael Weschler

When people ask Ryan Matthew (above middle, of course) if he has any pets, what do you think his response is? Read about this “new vintage” style here and look at the slide show here.


Grey Wall Envy

May 28, 2009

I’ve dived back into decorating the apartment and clearly out of blogging so hi, remember me? I’m back and am trying to return to daily posts. Memorial Day weekend was spent staining and sealing a table (more on that later) and painting the guest room/office. The aim was to paint the bottom half of the room grey and the top white.

The grey looks purple 90% of the time and grey only when the lighting is just so. I’m getting used to this color but am envious of the truly grey walls in this English home featured in The New York Times.

Living Room

FireplaceGuest Room

Bolivian Jackpot

March 24, 2009

While trolling the web for a bowler hat like the vibrantly dressed Bolivian women wear, I came upon It doesn’t carry bowler hats but does carry beautiful, handmade Bolivian clothing, decorations and accessories at awesome prices. I’m kind of going nuts over this rug, these pillows and all the leather bags.

If you want to play a little game, guess how much each item costs then scroll over the photo for the answer. What fun!

$49 Rug$6 pillow$65 briefcase$40 purse

icecreamlampLighting is something to be taken seriously when decorating and laying out a space. It impacts the entire room and helps create a mood. I can’t understand why there isn’t a domestic consensus on getting this lamp. I mean, really, how can you not want soft serve to light up your day?

The lamp and a bunch of other goodies made for people who enjoy fun are available here or at their store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Fred Flare
131 Meserole Ave at Leonard Street
Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222, 718-349-1257

Here are some great finds I came across in my search for the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift. Click on the photos to buy.


Letter-pressed 11" x 19" poster on recycled paper for $36.

Chocolate Wii Avatars for $10

Bite eachother's heads off with chocolate Wii avatars for $10.

A t-shirt that shows true love and cost $23.

I don't get it either but the huh factor makes me love it. It's $23.

I Heart You when you're not even there for $3.50.

I Heart You when you're not even there for $3.50.

Mark Roper Photography

January 19, 2009

With the apartment hunt almost behind me, I’m starting to think about what I’m most excited about–decorating.  I’m pulling together images of spaces, colors and fabrics I like. Several of my swipes include Mark Roper‘s interior shots. See additional photos and his portfolio, which also includes travel, food and people, here.

by Mark Roper

Mark Roper

Mark Roper

Mark Roper

2009 Phases of the Moon Calendar

There are so many days when I’m wondering what the countdown is to the coming of the werewolves. I’m sure you can relate. In 2009 I’ll be prepared with this great Phases of the Moon calendar sold at the MoMA Store. And if you need a refresher on how to kill them, here you go.