Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday inspiration

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Glass House

A few weeks ago, my friend Chelsea and I drove all the way down to New Canaan in Connecticut to visit The Philip Johnson Glass House. The total of 6 hours in the car was more than worth it! It's such an amazing experience to see in person a little of what the great mind of two remarkable architects came up with during their lives.

I loved how Anna showed her living room using Steller, so I decided to do one with a few of the pictures I took from the Glass House itself (there are many more from the Glass House and from the other buildings). To see it, just click on this link, and if you do, let me know what do you think!

And if you're interested, you can read all about Philip Johnson, David Whitney and the buildings that compose The Philip Johnson Glass house on their website.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

(A lot of) plates on the wall

How amazing is this image? This picture is from a restaurant in Beijing, China. I absolutely love plates on the walls, so much that I've posted about it before, but this just goes beyond my wildest dreams (as wild as dreams about plates and walls can be ;)!

The whole design of the restaurant is amazing, very modern and clean, but that wall full of noodle bowls and plate steals the spotlight. This is the work of Golucci International Design, a Chinese architecture company. For more pictures of the restaurant, check out Contemporist.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Shop Local Boston: Olives & Grace

Olives & Grace is, without doubt, one of my favorite shops in Boston. Not only the shop is pretty, well curated and full of great products, but Sofi, the owner is the most adorable person ever! It's only fair that Olives & Grace was awarded the title of best gift shops in Boston in 2014. Each product sold at the shop has a great story behind it and it's made by small makers in small batches with love and care.

Every time I stop by, I feel compelled to take pictures and explore the ever changing products for sale. Here are some of my favorite pictures of the shop:

^^ the cutest storefront

^^ you can make your own gift boxes!

^^ a wall full of chocolate! Is this heaven?

^^ local honey in the cutest of all packages!

More local shops here.

all images by SCAVENGENIUS unless otherwise stated

Friday, November 14, 2014

In a Holiday mood

^^ at Wayfair offices, a beautiful tree with gifts for the bloggers who attended the event

Something very unusual happened to me this year- it's not even Thanksgiving week yet, and I'm ready for Christmas! I love the seasons and I love the Holidays and I like to enjoy them at the right pace, which for me is all things fall until Thanksgiving and all things winter and Christmas the next day. But with, the great events I attended last Saturday and yesterday, all I want is to go out and get a Christmas tree and listen to Christmas songs!

P.S.: for great pictures of the Boston Bloggers + Wayfair event on Saturday, check out Surabhi's blog!

^^ lovely calligraphy by ink revival (also, check #HFTHboston for great pics!)

^^ tabletop decoration session with Style Me Pretty

^^ not embarrassed to say I picked my gift based on the wrapping paper

^^ and I was right to do so! Love my vase from DwellStudio!

^^ yesterday at West Elm before our embroidery session

^^ my stocking. I might add some yellow dots so it has more color


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Shop Local Boston: Follain

This post is long overdue, but it's finally here!

I've been to Follain for the 1st time over a year ago and was instantly hooked. Not only the shop is beautiful, but everyone there is so friendly, ready to answer all your questions and to help you find the best beauty routine for your skin. One of my favorite things at Follain has to be their soap refill program. Tara, the owner, is in a mission to reduce plastic waste generated by plastic bottles.

If you are in Boston, you really need to stop by! If you're not, no worries- Follain now has an online shop!

^^ their mission

^^beautifully arranged products. their makeup is also all kinds of amazing!

^^ many new items are being introduced to their portfolio


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pretty pretty finds: Schoon Soap

A couple of weeks ago, I was one of the three lucky winners of a giveaway hosted by Anna Dorfman from Door Sixteen (one of my favorite blogs of all times!). Schoon Soap is a vegan small-batch, handmade line of soaps. I was thrilled to receive these beautiful soap bars on the mail! The branding and packaging (created by Anna) is just perfect! It was hard to choose only three of their many different soaps and ended up deciding for "Bay Rum & Vetiver", "Olive Oil & Cocoa Butter" and "Almond Milk & Oatmeal". They all smell amazing and I'm already planning on getting "Grapefruit & Bergamot" and "Lemongrass Basil" next!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Pretty pretty finds: Skandicrush

About a month ago, through Facebook, I found out about Skandicrush, "a subscription box for lovers of modern Scandinavian housewares". I had to think about signing up for like 2 seconds. I know I've complained many many times about how small our apartment is and how I still have things in boxes because of no space, but how could I resist it? All the pretty things I would miss out! I had to subscribe.

After a few weeks, my box arrived and it didn't disappoint! I loved loved loved everything! And how fun that they chose a theme for the box? Now I can't wait for the November box!