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dreaming of warmer climates

We’re lovin’ this curated grouping of turquoise and orange. Thanks to Born at the Wrong Time we were featured among a sea of talent. I’m thinking a trip to the beach is in order!

Caught our eye:

  1. From Lara Minassian of La Crescenta, CA: Don’t miss this beautiful vintage floating mermaid wall plaque figurine made in the 1950s by Lefton.
  2. The Jelly Fish photograph is AWESOME! A Vintage Jellyfish Photograph – 8×10 Photo from Seven Eleven Studios in Muncie, Indiana.
  3. Don’t miss out on this ideal map, a Vintage Florida image of the Sarasota and Siesta Key area, it is altered and embellished with great retro colors. Straight from Vintage Beach Maps.
  4. Last but certainly not least, our octopus in the ocean belt buckle. It’s crazy beautiful.

a blast of color :: pairing art and interior

{the image via habitually chic, from a thomasville showroom} Of course, I added one of my paintings to give the room a much needed lift.


This lovely piece is looking for a home, it’s still on the easel but should be read by next week. For more information contact Nadine below.


under the sea :: buzz

We were featured by Konvaliia Designs out of New York with this beautiful combination of items from under the sea. Dana Lenec has a terrific array of photography and drawings in her store, so please be sure to check them out.

So many beautiful items, we’re exceptionally fond of the following:

  1. The sealife seashell pillow cover is spectacular. Ruth Arthur is the artist behind Designer Cushions out of New Zealand. This SHOP is a must see. Her prices are incredibly low for the amount of time that is put into each and every cushion cover. Her attention to detail is truly amazing.
  2. Non Fiction Tees, featuring tees with vintage illustrations. We can’t get enough of Ernst Haeckel!
  3. Don’t miss out on the steampunk shark necklace from Cosmic Firefly, you will love all the items they carry. I’m crushing on so many of their business card cases.
  4. And of course, we’re fond of our coral and sea urchin belt buckle too!

seaside lovelies

Show Some Moxie was so kind to include us in their Etsy Treasury, check out our coral and sea urchin buckle.  Make sure to check out Show Some Moxie’s Etsy store as they have very cool “not so new items” up for grabs.

plant pods

Tell me this isn’t clever. Reminds us of octopi. Michael McDowell of Mudd Puppy designed and created these ceramic pods to specifically hold air plants (Tillandsia) since tillandsias will not survive in standing water and if water pools in their leaves it can harm them. The pods are thirty dollars apiece not including the air plants. Check out other creative pods from Michael on his website.

Vintage Cuff Revived

I’m always on the look out for wearable art. This cuff takes the cake. Made from a vintage cuff and revamped with an updated flair. And of course, it has a phenomenal octopus smack dab in the front. To either sides, a seahorse and a cuttlefish. FUN FUN FUN, and at just twenty dollars. Scoop one up at Unique Art Pendants. Lots of other designs as well, so check them out while they last.

Seaside Pillows

Makes me want to put on my bathing suit. These great toss pillows are the perfect touch to bring in a splash of the ocean.  Founded in 2001 by sisters, Sandra Dermond and Susan Peterson, Dermond Peterson Design is an artisan/manufacturing company that combines the rich, tactile qualities of “fine-art” printmaking techniques with innovative and slyly conceptual design strategies to produce fresh, functional textiles for everyday use at home. For pricing, go to the wheretobuy page. All pillows pictured above are 20″ x 20″ and are filled with a down feather insert.