Handmade
I gotta have…

this spring look from j.crew… j.crew. a vacation somewhere warm…please…someone…anyone? toast. this luxurious leather tote… clare vivier. more knowledge about shawn davis’ art form…fly tying… the anthropologist. this print…love… abby try again. some new palette inspiration for my dining room… 1.  wallcovering, elli pop 2. chandelier, anthropologie 3.  soap, brooke[ read more ]

By, Claudia
February 9, 2011
blog watch: ez does it…

image via paper cake finds. Her name is Ez (pronounced ee-zee) Pudewa and she is the creator of Creature Comforts, her inspirational haven.  Fashion designer, photographer, magazine editor, mom and one of the best diy-ers I’ve ever seen are among her numerous talents.  When I first founded my blog less[ read more ]

By, Claudia
February 7, 2011
happy february!

1. jallas 2. i ♥ it 3. we ♥ it

By, Claudia
February 1, 2011
i gotta have…

spring soon… ffffound. …but not until  after Alt Summit in wintery Utah…14 days and counting… …and the lovely speakers are…click here to meet them! …this dimpled glassware…just ordered the aqua ones, yes, i did… west elm. …this vintage jacket… urban weeds. …this hobo bag… scabby robot. …this cool print… sfgirlbybay. …lessons[ read more ]

By, Claudia
January 5, 2011
happy holidays & many thanks…

…we are here, the closing of the year 2010…and the best part is we have another chance to start a new year, clean & fresh and realize our goals, hopes & dreams…2010 was sweet to me and to my family…and I know 2011 will be better yet! i founded StonehouseLove[ read more ]

By, Claudia
December 22, 2010
splendid monika

Hi everyone! Wow-what a lovely couple of days it has been basking in the outpouring of support from my blogging community for Blog for Digs. It has warmed my heart so much and how wonderful to read about everyone’s childhood, such a sweet time in all of our lives…thank you[ read more ]

By, Claudia
December 17, 2010
shanna murray

Lots of you know not only her name but recognize her distinctive, beautiful handwriting…it connotes handmade, indie & cool and for as long as i can remember, i have been struck by people’s handwriting–unveils a side of our personality don’t you think…just lovely… Shanna says it best… “I believe in[ read more ]

By, Claudia
December 10, 2010
question: who doesn’t love anna and rifle paper co?

ANSWER:  NO ONE i started spotting anna bond’s work all over my daily reads and i was first struck by the vintage vibe inherent in her illustrations…her work is wonderful, plain & simple… Here’s a young artist doing what she loves…go here to see her lovely video in the GAP’s[ read more ]

By, Claudia
December 2, 2010
I gotta have…

ALL THINGS HANDMADE…and… the Little Winter handmade market come to Philly…this one was in Portland this past November…curated by Abby Powell Thompson and Chelsea Fuss…read more about it here… …talented artisans designing, knitting, sewing, stitching, cutting patterns, printing textiles & papers, making clothing, furniture, linens & wallcoverings, illustrating, etc…are my heroes…handmade[ read more ]

By, Claudia
December 1, 2010
i gotta have…

this chunky winter cap… miss pris. this linen poof…i’m mad for ticking… spool and sparrow. these spools and the patience to do stitchographie… stitchographie. this vintage blackboard in my kitchen… rue. this paper… letter C design. mixed-media artist Dolan Geiman (and Ali Marie) as my new bffs… dolan geiman. this[ read more ]

By, Claudia
November 24, 2010
eleven, twenty-two with leslie shewring

Happy Monday and Happy Bday to me! a special thank you to my hubby for the beautiful flowers from one of my favorite flower boutiques right here in nearby Merion…Long Stems…i loVe their stuff…and for his notes, so sweet he is! Speaking of flowers naturally makes me think of Leslie[ read more ]

By, Claudia
November 22, 2010
organic rose

Happy Friday and happy friday it is as we had a personal victory this a.m. for my stepsons & our family…so proud of my hubby…yay-he wins the Daddy of the Year Award!!! But let’s get down to some serious business now and the fact that the new Pure Green Mag[ read more ]

By, Claudia
November 19, 2010
Filed Under: CRAFT, Decor, Design, Handmade, Lifestyle
urbanlove

loVe paper. not just any paper. creative. innovative. beautiful… visit urban bark and see more… ~all images urban bark~

By, Claudia
November 18, 2010
kuyban

How can a simple loafer demand so much of my attention? I first saw this shoe on Pinterest (pinned by cofounder Ben Silbermann) and I was immediately drawn to the photo firstly because I’m a driving moc freak and these are awesome but secondly because after reading all about this[ read more ]

By, Claudia
November 8, 2010
chilvers clogboot

Ok…found the perfect item for this season…the clog boot with shearling no less…combining three of my favorite ‘categories’ to wear into one….brilliant…perfection…these are mine… these are hers too…and hopefully will also be mine…so cool I can hardly stand it… now for a little tour of her house…these are her 2[ read more ]

By, Claudia
November 4, 2010
anthropologie

I’ve never met a person who doesn’t love Anthropologie! It is the epitome of a ‘lifestyle’ brand and certainly one-stop shopping.  The parent company URBN, Inc. is based here in Philadelphia, where it all began. Now the company has grown to include the brands Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Leifsdottir,[ read more ]

By, Claudia
November 2, 2010
bespoke white

A smart, crisp, custom-tailored white shirt is one of life’s luxuries…the only thing is after two seasons, maybe three, it’s done, but it’s so good while it lasts…and so worth it because it’s an instant chicafier (just invented that word) and elevates your fave jeans, loafers, belt, bag and jacket[ read more ]

By, Claudia
October 28, 2010
jeanette lunde revisited

It’s impossible for me to articulate in words (and I do loVe words and playing with words, descriptions and adjectives) the immense excitement and positive energy that I feel when I visit with Jeanette Lunde, founder and creator of the GORGEOUS lifestyle magazine by fryd.  When I say that her[ read more ]

By, Claudia
October 27, 2010
i gotta have…

these boots…and the tights while I’m at it… mrs. french pinterest via anthropologie. these luxurious bed linens…i have this throw in an ocean color, it’s heaven… bella notte linens. this hook…and the hanging jackets… convoy, tumblr. this dreamy mudroom… stonehouselove, tumblr via tinywhitedaisies. this design for a little boy’s room…[ read more ]

By, Claudia
October 26, 2010
new bloesem on the block!

I’m browsing the internet early this a.m. as usual with my coffee mug clutched in my left hand happily going about my business, I click on one of my fave go-to blogs, and POW a fresh new look from my huge MAC screen hits me squarely in the face… Irene[ read more ]

By, Claudia
October 21, 2010
Emma Cassi

When I was shopping for a special necklace to wear on my wedding day, I discovered the beautiful work of French stylist and jewelry designer Emma Cassi.  Her aesthetic is feminine and vintage yet modern and timeless.  Every piece has been crafted by hand using impeccably selected gemstones, crystals, vintage[ read more ]

By, Claudia
October 19, 2010
I gotta have…

this rug..so cozy… this quilt and I don’t even have a baby anymore… these windows… this color walls in my new powder room… this yummy sweater… this cute guy as my hubby… oh wait, I do! my new hubby indeed (hee hee)… Have a great thursday, my dog Chloe got[ read more ]

By, Claudia
October 7, 2010
by malene birger

Danish global brand by Malene Birger is the aesthetic that to me defines chic…understated clothes designed and crafted in unsurpassable impeccable quality and with great attention to detail…one thing I learned from my wedding gown designer & seamstress grandmother is its so NOT just about the sewing; the pattern making,[ read more ]

By, Claudia
October 4, 2010
philly friday, where freedom rings

Free People is one of those lines that captures that free-flowing bohemian lifestyle that many of us are drawn to, I know I am and I have many pieces from this line in my wardrobe that never seem outdated…here’s a few picks from their autumn line… cozy sweaters… this one[ read more ]

By, Claudia
September 24, 2010
Filed Under: FASHION, Handmade, Lifestyle
baumbirdy

OK…I had a terrible thing happen. Back in January, I hired an artist to design a hand-written invitation for my wedding on 9.10.10 and then she went MIA without a warning. I think she is okay and I really was worried about her. Frantic, I contacted Sarah @ Baumbirdy (my[ read more ]

By, Claudia
July 29, 2010