Saturday, March 31, 2012

Instagram Inst-A-Outfit

I have not been doing a lot of offical outfit post latley, since I felt like they were starting to get a little to "posey" looking. I do share real life daily outfits on the Iphone application Instagram, so here is a round up of some of my most recent.




Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wall Art For The Wolf

We are still settling in to our new place, but I am hacking away at Wolfgang's room.   Finally decided not to paint the walls in his room (even though they are a lovely shade of Bloomington beige).  I figure that all the other goodies in the room will help counteract the blandness. Since, one of our favorite family activities trolling record stores, it was due time to displace some of the children's records we have collected.  At first I wanted to put all the records in fancy frames, but at twenty bucks a pop that was out of the question. So, cheap-o office clips it is! That way if we find records we like more, or just want to rotate current ones out, it's not such a big deal.  So enjoy our cheap-o record wall for Wolfgang.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Textile Tuesday: Psychedelic Wallpapers

Folks have spent many hours scraping and steaming off these lovely papers of the past, as for myself I wish I could have a different pattern on every wall. So enjoy this colorful collection of vintage wall coverings. 


The Book Of a Zillion Typefaces: "Come Out!" Copyright Circa 1971

I recently watched the documentary Helveticawhich discusses the beauty and simplicty of the most popular font used across the globe.  I personally love fonts and and the processes of designing them.  I'm also deeply interested in how they  can set a tone for something before you even read it .  While collecting some vintage children's albums for Wolfgang's bedroom I came across this kooky non-denominational sing-a-long record that came with what appears to be an instructional manual.  This booklet would give typeface designers a heart attack because it is loaded with EVERY type of font that was popular during the 60's and 70's.  Good or bad? Or just a poorly designed record hoping to grab anyones attention with its Smörgåsbord of typeface.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Let's Hear It For the Boys

Many of us moms who have boys and love thrifting, sometimes feel a little left out seeing all those fabulous vintage girl dresses. Since Wolfgang has been born, I have made an attempt to prove that there are adorable little boys clothes here is a peek at some of his collection :
Little suits for little boys = super cute!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Textile Tuesday: Cilla Ramnek

Cilla Ramnek

*Denotes Non Ikea Work
Colorful patters and mind boggling mosaic tile designs are this gals forte'.  Know mostly for her Ikea work here in the States, abroad you can find her candy color like tiles in cafes around Sweden.
Thank you Cilla Ramnek for such fun designs!


Friday, March 16, 2012


After thrifting with my two favorite ladies Meredith and her kiddo Ellie we a huge field, and went for a run to get our sillies out.

I felt like Julie Andrew..."The hills are alive...."


Monday, March 12, 2012

Inside My Vintage Book Collection: The Sun Our Nearest Star 1961

 I posted a few clips on Instagram and had so many peeps asking for more peeks inside this gem  that I figured it was time to share the rest.  This particular book is in my top ten of favorite all time thrifted books. It contains so many the elements of illustration that I adore.

 This car is one of my favorites, many attempts of drawing my own version are in the works.
So much of this book reminds me of Mary Blairs It's A Small World Charles Eames Powers of 10 film. 

Looking for more vintage book info and inspiration? Check out some of my favorite blogs that feature their book finds:


Branching Out: St. Louis, MO

What an exciting weekend we had, all of us got to do some of our favorite things in different surroundings. In the middle of last week Papa of the house booked a hotel room for us, as a little family get a Arch Madness was going on and Pops was wanting to be around the hubbub of his ala mater.

Of course we stopped at all the little Goodwills along the way.

Mr.Eames has his own star in his hometown of St.Louis.
No trip is complete without a stop at some local record joints.
There were plenty of road side gems to make my Instagram  feed happy.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Inside My Mini Moleskin

I love drawing and working with my hands, my husband is always encouraging me to draw more so I get better and better. One day he surprised me and brought home two adorable mini Moleskines and I haven't stop doodling since! Here's a little peek inside of mine.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Textile Tuesday: Vintage Art Smock Tops

Happy textile Tuesday, I'd like to introduce you to my latest textile obsession vintage art smocks. A fun easy way to still look colorful while working around the house or creating you next master piece.
Follow the links to grab a smock:
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