Thursday, June 30, 2011

loft living

"Refreshing" is the first word that popped into my mind when seeing the design of this loft.  The crispness of the white palette is very sophisticated, yet the vibrant pops of color add the perfect playful balance. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

one posh pup

Since Jack so graciously assisted me in assembling the Keepsake Boxes......

I thought maybe I'd treat him from The Posh Puppy Boutique with..........

...perhaps a new Furcedes?? updated data package for his Barkbury???

...a chow down on some sushi???

...a new tux to impress that special lady friend??? original Chewy Vuiton???

Monday, June 27, 2011

keepsake boxes

OK - so here's the Keepsake Boxes that I promised forever ago.............
Not sure what to do with your child's old baby blanket?  Don't want to stuff your wedding gown in the closet?  What about that old cap and gown?  Display them proudly in a 'Keepsake Box' and keep the memories alive!

Scaffidi Designs is now featuring the 'Keepsake Box', a unique arrangement of you or a loved one's precious mementos displayed in a decorative box.

Be it a wedding, the birth of a child, a graduation, or a sports fanatic's collection; display those special memories or memorabilia in a 'Keepsake Box'.

Simply supply the mementos and I will create a special and unique arrangement to your liking!

Makes a wonderful gift!  Place your order today!

Baby Girl Box
With this Keepsake Box, the base of the design was an existing baby blanket (the plaid fleece fabric).  I combined it with a faux silk fabric as well as pink tulle for added texture.  The baby footies were another existing item (provided by the parents), and the word "baby" was added in the pink letters to the side (you can also make it more personal and add the baby's name).

Sports Box
A friend of my parents is a total University of Dayton freak.  He attended school there, and in the interim also attended University of Chaminade in Hawaii.  The box was an unexpected gift for his 60th birthday, so all the memoribilia was purchased online in order to not spoil the surprise.  The base of the design is a t-shirt combined with some red strips of fabric, as well as sticker decals, a patch and a postcard.

Please send me an email for more details and information! 

Friday, June 24, 2011

friday fun find: pelican metal fan

The perfect find for all those beach houses out there!!!  What I would give to own a beach house..........  I've been noticing the coolest seaside decor out there lately, like this Pelican Metal Fan from Wind & Weather.  This hand-sculpted and hand-painted metal fan has a rustic antique look and is accented in turqouise paint.  Sure to keep you cool on those hot summer days!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

one&only, the palm dubai

"The property features a stately Manor House with 35 rooms and six smaller Mansions, designed to conjure the allure of smaller Andalusian courtyard homes."  Wow.  So who wants to go here??  I do!  This quote is from an article from Hospitality Design Magazine on the recent opening of One&Only Resorts new property, The Palm, Dubai.  Just rack another one up for Dubai, as their hospitality-friendly region is growing in leaps and bounds.  Along with the guest rooms and suites at The Palm; a stunning reception lobby, several dining options, and a spa with a sprawling pool are just a few of the other accommodations provided.  Nothing but the finest finishes seemed to have been fabrics, custom carpets, intricate details, fine furnishings......and the architecture is truly amazing.

Premier Room

Executive Suite Bathroom

Dining: Stay

Dining: Zest

Dining: 101

The Lounge

Private Treatment Room

Couples Treatment Room & Bath

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

#1 photographer of surf

A friend turned me on to the work of Clark Little, an AMAZING photographer.  His choice of work is the ocean - capturing the beauty and power of the monstrous Hawaiian waves from the inside out.  "Clark's view" is a unique view of the ocean that most will only be able to experience safely on land.  The process?  Little stands in the water and waits until the last second to snap his camera shutter, then takes a beating when the wave collapses over him.........  He has recently gotten a lot of press for his magnificent work, and has been recently dubbed "the number one photographer of surf".  If you take a look at the photos, you'll understand why.

Monday, June 20, 2011

laps in the living room

Last Tuesday's post featured a house with a swimming pool in the living room, so I thought it was pretty ironic when I was scrolling through the Yahoo newsreel and I found this article.  The article features, coincidentally, a Manhattan townhouse that is equipped with a pool in the living room!  The current owner had inherited the property from her brother, and is now looking to downsize.  It is on the market for $10.955 million, if anyone would like the luxury of taking a dip in their living room : ) 

Friday, June 17, 2011

friday fun find: astrology pouches

Wouldn't these make the best gifts ever?!?  These Astrology Pouches from French Bull are sure to match the personality of the gift receiver...........  Made from leather and creatively designed from the astrology signs, the 12 piece collection of pouches (7.5" wide by 5.5" high) represent every sign in the zodiac.  Each illustrative design is unique and expressed with bright bold colors.  Even the backs hold their own stylish pattern!

Taurus Astrology Pouch

(front side)

(back side)

Sagittarius Astrology Pouch

(front side)

(back side)

Cancer Astrology Pouch

(front side)

(back side)