Handmade
kimberly barr interior design & urban loft window treatments

Hi…welcome to my new blog series…Interior Design Collaborations: Philadelphia and the Main Line! I will be featuring the interior designers that I collaborate with at Urban Loft Window Treatments. I meet with my own private clients but a third of my business is collaborating with designers and architects. It has[ read more ]

By, Claudia
February 19, 2017
i gotta have…

1. double bracelet/heart necklace/metal bracelet    2. james salomon photography via willow decor   3. photography by the talented elizabeth messina via style me pretty hi! off to visit a client and then more spring cleaning…have a great wednesday xocc ♥        

By, Claudia
March 21, 2012
i gotta have…

this a-mazing Japanese towel…by Rikumo via Remodelista…   these luxurious {linen} bed linens by Cisco Home…   these Warby Parker sunnies…for every pair they sell, they give a pair to someone in need…my kind of company…    these beauties by OTBT via endless.com… this necklace for my cool guy…by Scosha…  [ read more ]

By, Claudia
March 7, 2012
Filed Under: Decor, Design, Handmade, Home, Indie, Lifestyle
hard graft

I am crazy for nice leather goods, just crazy…and this company exemplifies why…seriously, need I say more? Hard Graft is an old English term meaning real hard work…move over, honey, I’m in loVe! xocc ♥

By, Claudia
March 6, 2012
frye it up!

Well hello there! That was some fishing trip! Actually I didn’t catch any real fish, but I have been working since the summer on an awesome new professional project that is taking up a lot of my time. Everyone is doing great, thank goodness…i have missed you guys though, very[ read more ]

By, Claudia
October 11, 2011
happy tuesday with jeanette lunde!

…and welcome back from a great weekend. my hubs and i had fun sharing the holiday with family and good friends. now that my 14 year old son is off for 6 weeks of camp, i must focus on work again…lots to do in the blog world, with clients (i[ read more ]

By, Claudia
July 5, 2011
olga guanabara

Another Brooklyn gem, this company is all about the handmade, return of the craft & one-of-a-kinds.  Olga is actually a dog, the gorgeous chocolate lab that you see in the photos, and then there’s the humans behind the operation, Brazilian-born Richard and Renato. Some of their beautifully hand-crafted goods… Olga[ read more ]

By, Claudia
June 30, 2011
{primele paperlove —> fawnsberg friday}

Recently debuted at the National Stationery Show, Patricia & Rachel, the sisters of Primele, bring us their new paper line FAWNSBERG… letter sets… stamps…i love Patricia’s handwriting and have one of her stamps as well… here’s mine… accessories… You can shop either here at Fawnsberg or here at Primele on[ read more ]

By, Claudia
June 24, 2011
i gotta have…

1. an EDDIE BORGO for J.Crew necklace…the fringed mesh one…     2.  SAMBAG snakeskin ballet flats, love this style shoe…comfy yet stylish…i call it the ‘you can walk all over Manhattan shoe with no pain’ which is worth every penny… {i think i first saw this brand on Melissa[ read more ]

By, Claudia
June 22, 2011
i gotta have…

1. THE DECORATED SHED as my dreamhouse, dream job & with my dream sink! All I can say to this is OH MY G-D… Thanks to my friend Philly TV producer Aliza Rosen (also of Momguistics, check out her blog here) for thinking of me when she saw this Pennsylvania[ read more ]

By, Claudia
June 9, 2011
i gotta have…

a.b.k Custom Leather Craft…Brooklyn-based leather craftswoman Alya B. Kazakevich produces this incredible line…talent, beauty and nostalgia abound… {all images from a.b.k and photography by Ani Berberian} Particularly nostalgic for me since my grandfather was a hide dealer in South America and I remember distinctly visiting his factory as a child and[ read more ]

By, Claudia
May 25, 2011
folkspirit

This past weekend i was exploring on etsy a little bit and i came across this wonderful seller…an herbalist named Elecia and her etsy store Folkspirit:     {all images via etsy shop folkspirit} This amber glass necklace is lovely…i might have to go here soon…you should too…have a great[ read more ]

By, Claudia
May 23, 2011
Filed Under: Handmade, Indie, Lifestyle
i gotta have…

1. Neëst…ok, I’m torn…torn between my beloved vintage-inspired pattern-y, layer-y, colorful, cottage-y, handmade aesthetic and the natural, organic, linen-y, woodsy, pure, calming, muted, hand-crafted aesthetic.  I am passionate about both…i love these shops… not a big surprise that we had an organic baby section at Hey Little Diddle and i’m[ read more ]

By, Claudia
May 18, 2011
hey little diddle online store now open!

Hi everyone…I’m incredibly excited to announce that my online boutique, Hey Little Diddle is now LIVE!  It has taken the collaboration of many people to get to this point and I want to thank Tabitha Emma, my graphic designer, and Robot Jamie, the graphic designer who coded my store, for[ read more ]

By, Claudia
May 13, 2011
i gotta have…

1.  these looks from Rabens Solaner…this brand from Copenhagen single-handedly defines my style…i’m forever committed…   2.  these clogs from Fiorentini & Baker…totally digging this color… 3.  this print by Alicia Bock via Talia Audenart’ Pinterest because love keeps me grounded (ha)…and makes me feel better when i’m in a bad[ read more ]

By, Claudia
May 4, 2011
congrats will & kate

Happy Friday…it was fun watching the royal wedding this a.m. but now it’s back to business…driving to Maryland to meet my sister Connie to pick up some items from her hand-crocheted line MochilaMia Handmade Designs for my soon-to-launch e-commerce boutique, Hey Little Diddle, and it’s a sunny beautiful day in[ read more ]

By, Claudia
April 29, 2011
hey little diddle is coming back…

Hey Little Diddle is the name of my bricks and mortar store that i co-owned and operated with my sister, interior architect Maria Lucoff, for 13 years…boy, did we have some fun times together curating our beloved collections. After taking a break to focus on my career as an interior[ read more ]

By, Claudia
April 14, 2011
i gotta have…

1.  Zilalila’s sustainable, fair trade Nest lounge pillows…discovered via &Pompoon via Bloesem Blog…   2.  Misha Lulu, a brand inspired by the founders’ latin american heritage…and i love new york too… 3.  this greenwich village flat, speaking of new york, via skona hem… 4.  Milan via the Satorialist…undeniably chic… 5.[ read more ]

By, Claudia
April 13, 2011
suzanna scott’s mixed media

I’m in loVe with mixed media art…i first saw sushipot’s flickr photostream on Poppytalk and then i found Suzanna Scott ‘s work… amazing, right? I know it…enjoy…xocc ♥

By, Claudia
April 7, 2011
i gotta have…

All things kids…since I’ve been scouring the internet and reconnecting with my coveted sources (from my Hey Little Diddle brick and mortar days 1994-2007) as I put together  my collection for my new big cartel store, Hey Little Diddle, it seems fitting that I focus on kidstuff this week…here are[ read more ]

By, Claudia
March 30, 2011
vintage travel

Isn’t this one of the best things you have ever seen? LoVe! Katherineophoto’s flickr via punkystyle. Lots to do today…buying cool stuff for my Hey Little Diddle store, coming soon on big cartel…working hard getting it ready…have a happy tuesday….brrrr…i need one of these sweaters, where’s spring? xocc ♥    

By, Claudia
March 29, 2011
i gotta have…

1. these beautiful rings by Satomi Jewelry via White Tapestry (isn’t that the best name for a blog?)… Satomi Kawakita is a New York City-based jewelry designer and professional diamond setter. She was born and raised in Japan, not surprising as my experience with the Japanese is that they possess[ read more ]

By, Claudia
March 16, 2011
i gotta have…

1.  my Warby Parker samples in the mail stat…first saw these featured on Sweet Thing Blog (awesome blog btw) which I found through Caitlin of Sacramento Street (i love the web) and i will love my $95 glasses (including prescription) don’t know how they do it for that price but i[ read more ]

By, Claudia
March 9, 2011
blog watch: frl. klein

Thank goodness for the translator built into Fraeulein Klein because otherwise I’d be in the dark with the exception of the blinding loveliness that are her pictures…and i think she might have recently had a blog redesign…Yvonne is an interior decorator and a mom living in Bavaria with two kids,[ read more ]

By, Claudia
March 7, 2011
i gotta have…

Ella for spring 2011…my fave… ella moss. more time to devour the new shelter mag, High Gloss…love the thick stone slab and the modified farmhouse sink in this kitchen shot… this lovely dining room with all its rustic charm… this retail space…clean and bright… and this kitchen and its unique[ read more ]

By, Claudia
February 17, 2011