Friday, June 29, 2007


Papersource now has the Gocco I have been eyeing for so long now! Oh how I want one of these!!!!

Room Ideas

I'm wanting to get matching table lamps and nightstands and am debating between these 2 table and lamp ideas. I would most likely switch the red shades to white. Just throwing the ideas around at the moment and haven't looked extensivley yet, so this is very preliminary. What do you think? And, if you know of other affordable, fun ideas, please let me know!

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Fun Food Containers

at Horchow

Kashi All Natural Entree

I just tried Kashi for the first time the other day and am now a confirmed fan! I had the Lemon Rosemary Chicken
Chicken marinated with lemon and rosemary, grilled then sliced. Served with baby Portobello mushrooms and sugar snap peas over our Kashi® 7 Whole Grains Pilaf, and topped with lemon rosemary sauce. Soooo yummy! Can't wait to try the other entrees! Anyone else like these?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Beet Scoop-Back Chair

West Elm never disappoints me! I feel so fortunate to have an actual West Elm store fairly near to my house. I completely lose myself there!

Monday, June 25, 2007


Manuel just bought a nice looking candle, Apothia, that is an AIGA design winner. They look fantastic! Can't wait for Manuel to let me know how they smell!


Cool wood decals by Beearo. I thought this scene was so pretty.

{{via Decor8}}

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Originally uploaded by sfraz71.

I love flowers so much that every once in awhile I buy them for myself. :) I am not usually a daisy type girl unless they are gerberas but I thought these looked so cheery!

Barbaro on HBO

I woke up this morning and watched the documentary of the famous racing horse, Barbaro. Nothing like bawling your eyes out first thing in the morning! What an amazing & beautiful horse and a heartbreaking, sad story.

Friday, June 22, 2007


Cute little chandelier at Lamp's Plus.


I recently discovered lululemon athletica workout attire and absolutely love it! Unfortunately, it is not for sale online and nobody is carrying it in my area! Thank goodness I was able to get 2 tops and one pair of shorts while I was in Tucson!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Frog Fudgies

I sure wish I could find these at stores. They are sinfully yummy! They seem to only be available through fundraisers, though.

Chair Obsession II

This beauty of a chair was awaiting me in my email inbox and I literally gasped upon seeing it. Maybe I should have studied interior design instead of graphic design, eh? I have such an obsession for objects of beauty amongst ones living spaces.
Oly Studio

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pretty Cocktail Ring

Juicy Couture "Property of the Heiress" Cocktail Ring at Shop Bop.

Piggy Banks

Thought this was a cute little guy to stash your extra change into! He comes in different styles and colors...
Rocket USA has them and I seem to recall seeing these at Urban Outfitters.

Chiasso also has a sleek little change bank.

'How to Collect, Contain, and Cash in Coins' at Real Simple has some good tips on saving coins.

On the subject of saving money, has anyone tried any of the online banks for saving, like Emigrant Direct? At 5.05% it sounds pretty appealing.

Monday, June 18, 2007

For Christie...

Originally uploaded by sfraz71.

As requested (Christie), here they are finally hung on the wall! What do you think?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Glass Doorknobs

I'm smitten with this doorknob from "Look in the Attic". I think it would look so nice on my bedroom door.
{{via Domino Daily Dose Blog}}

For the Table

Crate and Barrel's Foster Flatware
Scandinavian-inspired forms with a clean satin finish.

Also nice is their Classic Century Dinnerware, originally designed in 1952 by Eva Zeisel. I love the subtle, sensual curves of this set, especially on the serving pieces!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Pink Echeveria & Art

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Originally uploaded by sfraz71.

I ran over to Lowe's this afternoon to purchase a laser level to hang my new art prints with and saw this pretty little plant. Had to have it! Isn't it the sweetest little thing?

Photos by the Abandoned in Nepal

Wonderful photo exhibit in Nepal. Photographer Sue Carpenter, organized a photography exhibition in the country to help disadvantaged (abused and neglected)girls find their voice. Sue taught the children photography in hopes of giving them usable skills, creativity and confidence. Amazing project!

"Anju in a boat", was taken by seven-year-old Parvati in Pokhara.

Money, money, money...

Lately, i have been trying to undo my money woes from a past filled with the struggles of being a broke single mother to a student with high hopes and no cash flow. Just trying to make ends meet landed me in a world of financial difficulties!

I hope none of you have to deal with rebuilding your credit history in your 30's but if you are looking for some advice or motivation, here are 2 pretty decent reads:

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke
by Suze Orman

How to Become Wealthy (quick, online article)

Moleskine City Notebook Paris

Design Mom has a Guest Blogger, Ryan Wright, who is writing about the coolest things! In his post about great Father's Day gifts he mentioned Moleskin notebooks. I've always known about these but was unaware they had specific books for different cities! I want the Moleskine City Notebook Paris for my dreams of someday seeing this magnificent city and one for Milan for my memories of having been there!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Nokia L'Amour Collection

Lovely, lovely little phone! The Nokia 7370.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Misty Morning in Provence

West Elm has a great collection of prints from students at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Misty Morning in Provence by Robin B. Williams

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Cute Couple

One of our radio stations (Mix 94.1) is having a contest, giving away an entire wedding package to the most worthy couple candidates. The listeners vote for the winner. Amy & Mike of Team Watts is my favorite. I teared up reading the letter Mike wrote! I'm such a sap!

**Update: Mike and Amy didn't win. This saddens me greatly, as they were by far the most worthy couple. I sure hope they are able to have their dream wedding anyway somehow!


This would be the ideal way to travel! Avion Private Jet Club...a very cool company!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Next books on my reading wish list are:

What Happy Women Know:
How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Change Women's Lives for the Better
by Dan Baker, Ina Yalof, Cathy Greenberg

Dan Baker has another book out, which I have read, "What Happy People Know". I highly recommend it!

What Jackie Taught Us:
Lessons from the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
by Tina Santi Flaherty

Pilates Cadillac

I worked out on this little piece of equipment today in my Pilates lesson on my lunch break...

It's called the Pilates Cadillac. I was amazed at the workout it gave me!

I was an exercise maniac today though, I went back for more after work...cardio and strength training. I'm going to be a wreck tomorrow! Just have to remember that working out again will help with the soreness.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Pretty Profound

My boyfriend just sent me a pretty profound message....

"You are among the last of a dying breed. The unspoken code of honor among society is a relic. Personal gain at the expense of others is the new law of the concrete jungle."

Is this what everyone aspires to these days? Pure ugliness.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Stylish Dictionary

Webster's Dictionary at See Jane Work.

Trader Joe's

Fabulous finds at Trader Joe's:

- Frozen minced garlic cubes, basil cubes, cilantro cubes
- Frozen Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Frozen Chicken Fajita mix
- Frozen Precooked Brown Rice

I'm big on convenience when it comes to cooking and these products couldn't be any quicker or easier! BIG thanks to my nutritionist in Tucson for turning me on to these great products!

Glass Tile

Glass tile bathroom by Oceanside Glasstile. So glossy, vibrant and pretty! I so wish I could put pretty tiles in my kitchen and bathroom! The joys of renting!

Patio Garden

Apartment Therapy San Francisco has a great little post about container gardens on patios...enough to make me want to run out to my nearest nursery and start a container garden of my own! Oh how I yearn for a dose of color on that little gray slab of concrete!

{{images via SF:AT & AT reader, bats}}

Saturday, June 9, 2007

The Graffiti Project

Lots of colorful progress at The Graffiti Project on Kelburn Castle.

Bloom Grow Love

I'm so inspired by this photographers work over at Etsy...

Alicia Bock's Bloom Grow Love

I really need to start taking more pictures of my own again!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Party Plates

Fun Andy Warhol-style hors d'eouvres plates & box at Plum Party. Valentine's Day parties maybe?

Vintage Crystal Jewelry

So pretty...

Jewelry by Jade Gedeon at We Dream In Color.

Maybe I'm just obsessed with chandelier-like things at the moment. :)

Glamorous Kitchen

I love the details in this kitchen! The chandelier, the aluminum chair, the tile, the glossy barstools, the cookbook/magazine rack...all of it...just divine!

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Thursday, June 7, 2007

Stina Persson

I leve this artists illustrative style! Elegant yet edgy! Her originals are now available for sale online at Gallery Hanahou.

She's really gaining in popularity...AT & Oh Joy made mention too.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Pantone Mugs

As a Graphic Designer, I can't help but find these mugs to be incredibly cool...

{{via AT SF}}