January 29, 2009

Spread the Love

My friend tells me that I use the word love too loosely. "Love this!" ,"Love that!", "How lovely!" etc. etc. He says that I can't possibly love everything that I say I do. Guess it must be a girl thing to use the word love to describe everything we, well, love!

1. Love birds card from Owl Press 2. Folk love card from Dutch Door 3. Love Pillow from Wobbly Rooster 4. Floral Wreath Love from Egg press 5. Love Jar from Jonathan Alder 6. Love hearts wooden blocks from Sleep Dream Play

January 28, 2009

Cycle Away!

I really want a bike. I donated my old bike a few years back because it wasn't getting much use. But with the weather so pretty again I wouldn't mind having a new one. One with character and a really great basket in front! I can see me now, cycling downtown, the warm sun on my skin, the wind flowing through my hair. Ah, what a lovely image.

1. Simple City Bike from Gary Fisher 2. Rattan Basket from Bike Parts 3. Scrap Deluxe Bike from the Dutch Company 4. Stockholm Carrie Bicycle Basket from Huset

January 27, 2009

Word(s) of the Day

Spend Less. Something I need be reminded of, and what better way than when you pull out your check book wrapped in this leather billfold wallet from Trees With Knees.

January 26, 2009

My Color Mood: Warm Browns and Deep Yellows

1. Cardigan from Eley Kishimoto 2. Storage jar from H is for Home 3. Macaroons from Ladurée Paris 4. Soft Hippo from Pomme

January 23, 2009

Enjoying these Two Prints & Happy Friday

Fungi & Ferns prints by Danna Ray. You can buy them at her etsy shop, groundwork and because of a lovely partnership with Trees for the Future, 10 trees will be planted with each purchase. Have a great weekend everyone, be back Monday!

January 22, 2009

Attractively Labeled Tea

I don't drink tea, I'm more of a coffee gal, but if I did it would be Dr. Stuart's extraordinarily good teas. I am such a sucker for these lovely labels.

January 21, 2009

Word(s) of the Day

Be Optimistic By Lucas & Hayley.

January 20, 2009

I Just Want a Pretty Party Designed by Amy Atlas Events

Amy Atlas events=party decorating genius! Just look at the stuff, it's all magically feminine, bright, and down right wonderful.

January 19, 2009

Orla Kiely For Target!!!!

I know this news has been circulating the blogs for a week or so now but I just had to post it here because it is so exciting! Orla Kiely, my down right favorite designer, is coming out with an affordable and fabulous line for Target in February!
Her new line includes some beautiful kitchen ware including brightly colored & patterned plates, trays, cups and bowls.
Matching table linens and that oh so adorable treat stand!
And some very cute office organizers.

I am so excited! I cannot wait for this all to hit my local Target. Gotta act quickly though, I have a feeling all of these delightful items will be gobbled up in a heartbeat!

January 15, 2009

Get the Look: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's

1. Halter Shift by Chace from Spiegel 2. Pearl Necklace with Jeweled Pin from Forever 21 3. Long Black Satin Gloves from Amazon 4. Gabriella Rocha Black Medium Heels from Zappos 5. Chanel Black Quilted Bag from Avelle 6. Ray-Ban Wayfarer from Ottica Net.

So a night ago a few friends and I snuggled down and watched a very great movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's. I had seen the movie many times before and I just love it, although on this particular occasion I realized just how weird the movie actually is. Oh well, I am fond of it regardless especially Audrey Hepburn's character, Holly Golightly's wardrobe and quirky accessories.

=1. Blue Tassel Earplugs from Earplugs by JenGen 2. Holly Golightly sleep mask from Fred Flare 3. Cruz "Santuary" Robe from Dillard's

Claw Foot Bathtub from reestore

Word(s) of the Day

English Language by Michael Ciancio

January 13, 2009

The itch to Stitch

It has been really warm here in the Bay Area recently. It has me mad for spring. So much that I have concocted this vision of myself in khaki shorts paired with beautiful sandal wedges and topped off with a customized top embroidered with beautiful patterns from Sublime Stitching. Shorts and Wedges? Check. Top? Having some trouble. This is my inspiration piece:
I like the shape of the dress and the placement of embroidery, but I think I want a taupe color. Not sure. Guess it just depends on what I find. Next the embroidery from Sublime Stitching. I could go in so many different directions.
Cute woodland creatures?
Enchanting Mermaids?
Dutch Russian?
Any suggestions? Votes? Well at least I have time to figure all of this out. The cold weather will be back any day now and will be staying till March. Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

January 12, 2009

These are a Few of My Favorite Things and it's the 100th post!

Hope everyone had a great weekend, whether it was filled with adventure or relaxing. Today I have realized that this is Rocket Out's 100th post! I am very excited, and down right proud of myself, to have reached this milestone in the world of blogging. This was, in the beginning, just a place for myself personally to store pictures and ideas of things that I was attracted to. I never, ever imagined that I would keep it up or make some lovely blogger acquaintances either. Oh but how great both turned out to be! Thank you to all who read, your comments and wonderful spirits keep me motivated! You may also have noticed that the logo has been given a face lift. I wasn't terribly complacent with the original one. It was a little too big and sketchy for my taste. Now I am no graphic designer but I am very satisfied with my finished product. My older sister Jennifer helped me choose between three designs, and this one just stood out from the rest. Looking forward to this brand new week!

1. savona bri purse from Kate Spade 2. Pear Pillow from Jonathan Alder 3. Green Daisy Stone Dress from My Wardrobe 4. Absinthe Heels from Anthropologie 5. Stamped Crocodile Leather Belt from Forzieri

January 9, 2009

Word(s) of the Day

Ephesians 5:2 by Verse Project

January 8, 2009

Beautiful Bandos from where else? Ban.do of course!

Was gratefully introduced to ban.do over at Callie's blog Grayson: a Different Shade of Grey . These magical pieces would look so lovely with, well just about anything! But, I'm not going to lie, I would especially love to see one of these pretties on a beautiful blushing bride. Each exquisite piece is handmade and one of a kind. I don't know about you, but I seriously love the idea of knowing that I own something that no one else does. Makes ya feel kind of special doesn't it?

January 7, 2009

Crazy Pencil Art by Jennifer Maestre

These fun and frankly down right creative sculptures are made out of colorful pointy pencils. The artist, Jennifer Maestre, got her inspiration from none other than the spiny sea urchin. To make them she takes hundreds of pencils, cuts them into 1-inch sections, drills a hole in each section to turn them into beads, sharpens them all and then sews them together. The finished product is some wildly prickly sculptures influenced by nature.
You can even own your very own modest spiky urchin sculpture. Just visit her over in her etsy shop.

January 6, 2009

So, about the snow.

The snow was deceivingly beautiful in Truckee of Northern California. Driving up it tricks you with its sparkling cool white surface. However upon close inspection it turned out to be cruelly hard and sand papery. Not at all that dreamy white powder I always envision. When you stepped in an area where it was brittle, your leg would be eaten up to the knee by the hungry snow drifts. The roads were dangerously icy too. A lot of inexperienced drivers in cars without chains got stuck coming up little hills and such. And don't forget about unbalanced people falling on their butts from the invisible black ice. My cousin and her boyfriend took a few embarrassing spills. I can proudly say though that I managed not to fall once.

Sledding was extremely fun. It brought back dozens of sweet childhood memories. We found this secluded hill that sloped down at just the right angle with a lake covered in good thick ice just behind. My family and I spent a couple of wonderful hours sledding in our colorful plastic saucers. My younger cousin, Liam, got beat up a wee bit after going off of a makeshift ramp that some guy with a shovel had sculpted. He face planted and skidded across the hard snow's surface. He's fine, just a little bit of road rash on his nose.We also checked out Donner Pass and, after relearning about their fateful trek in the cold, not to mention their unappetizing dabbles with cannibalism, it only reminded me of my feelings for the snow. It's nice to visit for a couple of days, anymore and I will freeze and possibly be eaten. Okay so the last is not likely to happen, but freezing is a definite possibility. Glad to be back in the Bay Area where it is a comfortable 60 degrees.

Photographs from top to bottom, April Snow, Broadview Avenue Hill, A&W Burger Family or the Donner party?

January 5, 2009

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

I went to London with my school about four years ago as a freshman in high school. It was the most amazing trip of my life and I have been gaga for the UK ever since. My little sister just returned from her trip to London on Saturday. Even though I had had my chance already to visit the land of Mary Poppins and tea, I was still so jealous that she was going. But, lucky for me, my beloved sister brought me back a modest little gift, that I just love, which also happens to be exhibited as number five up above!

1. British Flag Pillow from Jonathan Alder 2. English Afternoon Tea in a Double Decker Bus Tin from UK Gourment3. London Town Zipper Pouch from Etsy 4. This is London Book from Present & Correct 5. Red Telephone Booth Money Box from Thomas Benacci 6. London Tee from Heritage 21

January 2, 2009

Oh you Snow!

I don't know if in reality I could really live in the snow. I don't do exceptionally well in the cold, I tend to freeze easily (what can I say, I'm a California Girl!). I could probably count the number of times that I have been to the snow on my fingers and toes, it's a luxury in my household, but tomorrow I'ma going to the snow! And I am oh so very excited. It's nothing special really, just a quaint day trip up to Tahoe with some of the family and yet, I am bouncing off of the walls. My cousin and older sister and I always have "dream trips", Disneyland in December, the Caribbean, House Boating, Camping in Yosemite, Beach House, fondue, grand things that we conjure up and then disappointingly never works out. The snow has been on that list for a very, very long time. We always mention it at least once a year. It's normally brought up with our pleasureful reminiscings about the days when we were just youngings and our family would rent a log cabin in the blizzardy snow peaked wilderness. So since, for once, something has finally worked out, I'm taking off early this week. Hope everyone had a great new years and may you all have a pleasant weekend!

January 1, 2009

It's 2009 Already!!!

Hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year's Eve. I don't know about you but I'm really excited to see what this new year has to bring!
My New Year's resolution: Get organize and stay organized. This includes everything, my clothes (especially my clothes!!!), papers, random odds and ends, you know stuff that accidentally gets out of hand over time because you don't have a system. Guilty.
What's yours?