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{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 Etsy or go here to visit comprehensive website …have a great weekend & happy friday, xocc ♥

I gotta have…special guest post edition by design shuffle

Welcome back to me after a crazy week full of graduations and celebrations.  Today I am pleased to introduce Susi from the awesome Design Shuffle and also welcome YOU to StonehouseLove’s very first guest…

Hi all! I’m Susi and I write as a guest blogger for DesignShuffle.com, a fabulous social media site that promotes interior designers from around the world and their fabulous interior design ideas. My writing focuses on things I’m passionate about: interior design, home furnishings, gardening and art. I get to look at gorgeous things all day and write about them. My dream job! I found StonehouseLove blog and adore it.

I am delighted to be a part of StonehouseLove’s ‘I gotta have’ series today. These are the things I’m loving this week. It’s an eclectic mix between an entire store in Provincetown, MA and old school oil lanterns with a few home decorating ideas thrown in. I hope you enjoy it!

Terrain (via)

To say that I love Anthropologie would be an understatement. Add their brand, Terrain at Skyler’s, to the mix and I may love them even more. Their products focus on the garden, outdoors and garden-inspired designs, Terrain is full of gorgeous products for inside and out. Love this cabinet, would fill it with curiosities and books to create my own cabinet of curiosities.

Terrain (via)

Yes, I’ll admit I still love s’mores. But the whole idea of using a real stick, I don’t love. Enter these cast iron twig skewers. You could even use them for vegetables, if you wanted.

Anthropologie (via)

Speaking of Anthropologie again, I’m loving this spiny lobster rug. Just can’t decide where to put it. Bedroom? Living room? Sunporch? Decisions, decisions.

Garret Wade (via)

German made hurricane oil lamps. Perfect for lining a stone wall or a table for outdoor feast. Will burn for 20 hours and are virtually impossible to blow out. High functioning style I gotta have it!

Target (via)

John Derian. Cutlery appetizer plates. Melamine. On sale. Gotta have them… now! Before they are all gone!

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary (via)

Not sure how I decided to include strawberry rhubarb crisp on the list of gotta haves, but once I started thinking about it, well, I couldn’t stop. Local (Boston) strawberries and rhubarb just happen to come into season together. I’ll definitely be making some soon. My fave recipe comes from Ezra Pound Cake (love the name).

Hammocks & High Tea (via)

Adore Hammocks & High Tea for their name alone. Then I discovered their scented drawer liners, in fantastic scents and patterns. Vetiver and mandarin, rose and jasmine are both favorites, but then tried and true lavender is what we chose to line the shelves of our linen closet to give our linens that ‘dried in the Provence sun’ fresh scent.

Wiley Valentine (via)

From the amazing Provincetown, MA store, Yates and Kennedy, I am quite fond of the silhouette of the woman with the bird’s nest on her head. I love the whole Victorian aesthetic of the shop. It will inundate you with interior design ideas.

This post comes courtesy of Design Shuffle, where you can find top tier interior designs from around the world and from New York interior designers, Los Angeles interior designers, and more, check out the latest at Design Shuffle.

Thank you, Susi for sharing your great finds on ‘i gotta have’ on this lovely Friday…have a great weekend…xocc ♥

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 decorator, it’s time to re-focus on hld, which i’m soon launching as an online store, offering a curated collection of baby things very similar to the stuff we carried at “the store,” what we called our labor of love.

I could not be more excited to share my new business cards with you, originally designed by Shannon at EightCrazy Designs and then reworked by graphic designer and illustrator Tabitha Emma.  Tabitha did a great job on my new hld logo and online store and incorporating hld into my existing website and blog to form a cohesive brand.

so many exciting things are happening right now for hey little diddle, including a collaboration for some exclusive baby announcements, designed by one of best in the stationery industry.  One of my other talented sisters (i have 3), Connie Echeverria, founder and designer of the amazing MochilaMia Handmade Designs will be selling her line of handknit afghans, baby booties, ponchos, etc…stay tuned for details…have a great day!  xocc ♥

 

 

we love you, japan

Wow, i am so impressed and proud…we Americans are one philanthropic lot…i always knew that as a former fundraiser but it’s nice to be reminded when every penny counts…look at what we have done…artists have really pulled out all the stops donating proceeds to help Japan…i’m sure there’s so much more…thank you to all…

Alicia Bock.

Ez from Creature Comforts and Wren and Chickadee.

Nan Lawson.

Shop Japan, big cartel.

Joshua Smith, Hydro 74, for salvation army relief efforts

Already featured this tee earlier this week, but i love it and i ordered one for my son, i texted my $10 and i bought a beautiful floral print from Ez. Do your part however you can…have a beautiful weekend…xocc •

 

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 an amazing aesthetic and impeccable taste…they bring out the beauty in the most mundane things, so i can imagine what these precious jewels are like in the flesh, simply gorgeous, i’m in love…discovered this brand via my friend Julie’s beautiful blog White Tapestry; photo via another pretty blog Odette New York.

2. a wettex sponge cloth…actually many of them in an array of colors…found these through my sweet Swede friend Mon of Splendid Willow

Click here to see all the awesome wettex designs by Disktrasa, photos via Splendid Willow

3.  any of these saddle bags from Free People’s vintage collection

4.  a good laugh…since none of us are guilty of this…

busy being fabulous via koolandkreative

5.  this soft and sweet birthday invitation from TOKKETOK letterpress…

styling by Chelsea Fuss of {frolic!} and photography by Lisa Warninger, also of Urban Weeds

Hope you have a great wednesday…off to meet Jeanine Hays of Aphrochic for lunch in Old City…xocc ♥

i gotta have…

1. many of these tops to get me ready for my spring uniform of jeans, tanks, sandals/ballet flats, and a cardi…

 

net-a-porter.

2. this lovely ring…

lavender.

3.  oh and of course a great bag…loVe this one but i would look for a more affordable, yet just as nice option…would NEVER drop a grand on a tote…but i do get why they cost so much…the craftmanship, gorgeous…hint: shop off-price…tj maxx st. david’s has designer goods at amazing prices…

marni.

4.  this sustainable made-in-the-usa bench by John Derian, available through cisco brothers, who represents great furniture brands…

5.  this jug pendant, also via cisco brothers

6.  this beautiful recipe…have you ever seen anything this lovely?…via forty-sixth at grace blog…images on this blog so pretty & yummy…illustration on recipe card by the wild unknown

Ok…it’s time for a little lunch (a salad ?) then off to the seamstress again…have a great sunny wednesday…xocc ♥

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 than a year ago, I knew that my style & aesthetic would be unique to me and that I would be able to communicate my “visual voice” to my graphic designer and then to my readers. What I didn’t consider initially is that a blog can also have emotional power that grips its readers…when I landed on Ez’s space one day, this concept became crystal clear. Her blog is one of my favorites; it’s beautiful, real and it just simply makes you feel good…

her daily inspiration…

scoop.

scoop.

scoop.

…her collages/inspiration boards slay me…can you say photoshop magic?…

scoop.

scoop.

scoop.

…so not a shock that she is a Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising graduate…i’m certain she nailed the color theory course…

scoop.

…pages from Gifted, her holiday mag & gift guide, 12/2010…

…illustrations by Marie-Klara González…

via gifted.

…she recently diy’d her own business cards…i mean come on, seriously…sooo awesome…

Visit Creature Comforts but that isn’t all, you can also shop @ Ez’s Etsy shop Wren and Chickadee and visit her newest collaboration Nice Package, with Marichelle Burdman, creator & former editor of Heart Handmade

I hope to meet Ez one day but until then I will swoon daily…happy monday & happy surfing…xocc ♥

i gotta have…

this look from ALLSAINTS

this hand-hammered pendant…with the bead detail…

abc carpet & home

the home of these brits in brooklyn…

feature via Living etc., March 2011

these valentine cards for my honey…

etsy~katrina bean, julianna

this stone house in croatia…oh my gosh…

desire to inspire

Now you gotta have yourself a great day…i have clients to visit…xocc

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 the limitless opportunity we all have to positively affect one another’s lives. My favorite moments are the small ones; the right song playing on the radio, a perfect cup of tea, walks along the creek with my dog, small kindnesses from strangers, and slow sunday mornings.

I live in western NY with a dry stone waller (who happens to be the love of my life) and our little dog, Ollie. My days are filled with a menagerie of creative pursuits which taken all together somehow manage to pay the bills – for this I am especially grateful.

In addition to my solo work in illustration, photography, graphic design, printmaking, textiles, styling and web design, I am also a co-founder of  Second Storie Indie Market, and co-owner of Hello Handmade Paperie with my dear friend Betsy Dunlap.”

Dry stone waller?–wow. i am totally, irrevocably and hopelessly envious…i happen to love stone (as you can tell from my blog namesake) and a guy who can build a dry stone wall? Go Shanna!! Go here to revel in this guy’s beautiful talent, one of only a few Americans certified in this craft…i’m saving my pennies and calling this guy…

Sorry about that detour, back to Shanna’s work…she illustrates decals, for walls and windows...available here

Her stationery, Hello Handmade

Second Storie, her collaborative indie market in Rochester…

Shanna & Pigeon Tow Ceramics collaborate…

As Shanna would say, have a great weekend, friend. I’m glad you’re here. xocc.

Visit Shanna’s new website starting in Jan 2011.

{images via shanna murray, hello handmadesecond storie, pigeon toe ceramics}

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 1969 jeans collection series Doing What You Love

someone with this kind of raw talent deserves every success…i really have to order some personalized stationery from her…and i really have to go…client waiting …have an awesome thursday…xocc ♣

~ images via riflepaperco.com & pacing the panic room~

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