May 27, 2010

I want...

this organic turkish towel from dia living...

It seems perfect for the beach...which I plan on seeing a lot of this summer!

via {design sponge}

May 26, 2010

Mollusk Surf Shop & Pret-a-Surf

photo credit: my iPhone.

This weekend, I got an invite for Pret-a-Surf's launch party at Mollusk Surf Shop in Brooklyn. My lovely designer friend, Caroline, has been doing all the creative for the women's surf line!  I definitely fell in love with Pret's surf clothes, as well as this Billyburg space.  Mollusk Surf Shop occupies a quiet little corner by the East River which ends up making it a great space for events... I hear the store hosts parties quite often!  Here are a few photos from the event:

A nice crowd enjoying the event and beautiful Brooklyn day.

Zoe Kazan checking out the merchandise.

Well, HELLO, Josh Hartnett.

photo credit for event photos: wsj

I was SO NOT cool enough to be at this party.  But it was a genuinely great time - and I'm glad I got to discover a new hang and a great surf line!  Now, I just need to learn how to surf...details, details.

May 24, 2010

Diesel Furniture?

Diesel - you know, the jeans ppl - have launched a home collection.  I'm kinda diggin' this couch...

via {design blahg}


Loving my new Tretorns.

May 21, 2010

May 18, 2010

ACL Line-up announced!

It looks like a winner.  I can't believe 3 day passes sold out without the line-up even being announced!  Love me some ATX...and, apparently, other people do too.  If I'm able to make it down for the festivities, the following artists (in no specific order) will be at the top of my "to see" list:

1. Spoon - the new album hasn't totally grown on me yet, but maybe I'll like the songs better when I see them performed live.

2. Black Keys - one of my favorite live shows I've ever seen. ever.

3. Local Natives - heard great things about their live shows. I'm a sucker for a good harmony.

4. M.I.A. - more bass than you could ever imagine. And her outfits are always spectacular.

5. Amos Lee - haven't listened to him in a while, but it might be a nice, relaxing break between rock acts.

6. DAWES - love love love their most recent album, but I haven't seen them live yet.

7. Asleep at the Wheel - classic country.  I love every time I get to see them because it takes me back to my roots, y'all.

8. The National - love their albums. Matt Berninger has such an insane voice.  I would love to hear it in person!

May 17, 2010

Feeling inspired...

After taking engagement photos this weekend, I'm starting to feel inspired about planning a wedding.  Not that I wasn't before - it's all just sort of sinking in now. Here are a few images that will be pushing me to create the ideal aesthetic we are looking for in our wedding.  I especially LOVE the teal/peach color palette!  Teal has always been a favorite color of mine - and I think peach is a very unexpected accent color.  We just need to set a date now!

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Image credits (clockwise from top left): 1. Sarah Seven Dress 2. this image is found 3. me :) 4. iDIY 5. Lo Bjurulf

May 12, 2010

Currently reading...

This last weekend, while scouting locations for our engagement photos, we stopped by Powerhouse Books in DUMBO.  They have such a cool, industrial-style space.  It would be great if you ever need to throw an event!

While thumbing through the various books, many focusing on NYC and Brooklyn, I decided to purchase a lovely copy of "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn."  I've been enjoying it so far - I love reading about what the city was once like and how it used to operate. It seems like an intriguing take on urban living that we can relate to our current experiences, even if they are incredibly different eras.

May 03, 2010

Digby & Iona - To die for!

Digby & Iona is one of my favorite jewelry design companies! They have such statement peices - anything from a compass to a caged sparrow to a 2x4. I thought of D&I because I was pondering what I might wear in our engagement photos in a few weeks...  I'm hoping to incorporate this mustache necklace I bought last summer into one of my oh-so-stylish ensembles!

I am also super excited to have Brooke Fitts over at Brookelyn Photography shooting our engagement photos.  I just love her work! And I know we are going to have a great time wandering around Brooklyn during the shoot! So, be prepared for lots of photos in a couple weeks...