Birthday Party Sunnies!

The only thing sweeter than these limited edition gilded frames for Karen Walkers 10 year birthday celebration is their sparkly ad campaign! In light of my birthday this weekend, these images make me extra happy! Party on!

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Gold Orbit / Super Duper Strength Gold / X-Ray Vision Gold  / Hector Gold

Number One Gold / Anytime Gold / Northern Lights Gold


Miso Sick Soup Recipe

Mike returned from his business trip to Seattle with a lovely souvenir for me! A raging cold! While being under the weather has allowed me to feel justified in my decision to sprinkle I Dream of Jeannie episodes in between work, this morning I simply luxuriated in my bed. Here is a photo from that time:

Monocled Miss

What’s on my sick person’s tray you might ask? These magical liquids! Not feeling up to the task of hoofing it to the store, I threw together this simple soup that totally calmed my sore throat, and washed it down with a soothing oolong. This soup is so easy you can make it even when your feverish brains are turning to mush!

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4 C. Boiling Water

2 Chicken Bullion Cubes

1 1/2 Tbs. Soy Sauce

1 tsp. White Pepper

2 Oz. Firm Tofu, Cubed

Sliced Scallions

Dissolve bullion cubes in boiling water. Turn down to a simmer. Add soy sauce & white pepper, stir. Add tofu and let simmer for a few minutes. Serve and sprinkle with scallions. Slurp!

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Digging This: Thuss + Farrell

Since I can remember, I’ve had an affinity for paper goods. Not just notebooks and stationary, more like good-ies, made from paper a la Claes Oldenburg. (Stop what you are doing and acquaint or reacquaint yourself with his work right now.) So when I saw that this husband and wife design duo’s portfolio was filled with paper and fabric fancies, my heart skipped a beat! (In part because my dream is to be one half of a husband wife duo, which from the look of disgust on Mikey’s face when I suggest this will never happen, even though, yes, I am his muse.) Feast your eyes! But probably not your mouth…

thuss + farrell soft desserts

thuss + farrell paper dessert bar

thuss + farrell bellflowers

thuss + farrell sorft schnitzel

thuss + farrell red hot shoe

…and a Red Hot-filled shoe just for kicks!

Titilating Titles: The Seven Year Itch

These come from the Titan of Titles; Saul Bass.  Cards flap, pop and flash across the screen in a color palate of tan, red, orange, yellow, pink, black and white. Prettier than a Mondrian painting!

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The fanciful hand-lettering is by Harold Adler. You can watch the full title sequence here. Such good visual inspiration for home decor…

 saul bass inspired interiors copy

Party backdrops

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…And of course, cocktails!

seven year itch cocktails

Mongolian Lamb Pillow / Orange Coffee TableBend Chair in Persimmon / Yellow Abstract Wall Art / The End Bookend / Wine Glasses / Rectangular Serving Platter / Color Block Console / Square Appetizer Plate / Abstract Coral Crewel Pillow /