Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Project 101

After seeing this post from Melissa over at Off the Wall, I was inspired to post this fabulous kitchen (my favorite, in fact) that we did for a client who lives in a Georgian Style home in the Gold Coast. I absolutely LOVE the skylight and the floor as well as the cabinetry. If I could, I would move in tomorrow!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Bode 22

Yes, I know it seems like I've fallen of the face of the earth lately, I've just not felt like blogging. Sorry for my absence!

But I came across this today and wanted to share. One of my bloggy friends, Meg from Bode 22 was just published!!! Her fabulous Berry Vine Plate Clock was featured in the September 2008 issue of Better Homes and Gardens!!!!! Check it out, and also be sure to check out her fabulous Etsy shop and her blog. Congrats girl!!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mesh Chair

If anyone is travelling to Chicago in the near future and wondering what to do, I highly recommend taking a little trip up to Andersonville to the shops on Clark. I met a friend there last weekend and we had fun perusing some really cute places for vintage furniture and clothing (and new items as well). I saw this great chair and fell in love...now if I just had a place to put it!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday Flickr Find

I don't know about you, but we had some crazy weather around here Monday night!!! Actually, we've had quite a few bad storms this year which prompted me to do a collection of images on said subject. I'm sooo not a fan of thunderstorms, wind, toranadoes...well, you get the picture! We had a HUGE storm come through our area on Monday night which spanned over most of Chicago, the surrounding suburbs and northeast Indiana (near where my parents live and work). I'm thankful that all my friends and family made it through okay and avoided any serious damage (which is not the case in a few towns not to far from my parents and my sister!). I ended the set with a picture of a rainbow just as a reminder of God's promise and protection.

Hope you have a wonderful (and safe) weekend!

waiting for the storm, originally uploaded by torontofotobug.

And then it rained, originally uploaded by PixelBoy.

Clouds over Oklahoma - 2, originally uploaded by khayman68.

Ups!, originally uploaded by *PablöF*.

downtown lightning, originally uploaded by wvallen.

Grand Canyon Thunderstorm, originally uploaded by jwoodphoto.

one would., originally uploaded by antimethod (cole rise).

Hail storm, originally uploaded by daneen_vol.

Showing Off, originally uploaded by TingyWende.

, originally uploaded by scottintheway.

Extreme Instability, originally uploaded by Waltzing Broomhilda.

Another Rainy Day, originally uploaded by Special.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Liz Wolfe

For some reason, I'm totally fascinated by the art photography of Liz Wolfe. Maybe it's the pretty pastels she seems to favor...or maybe it's the delicious looking candy she uses to create her landscapes. Either way...I'm in love with these photos and wanted to share them with you. Please check out her site for even more!

Liz hard at work!

If you like what you see, check out Liz's shop to purchase her beautiful photos!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Bike Furniture

I love the idea behind the cool collection of Bike Furniture by designer Andy Gregg!!! Talk about functional art that is great for the environment! Andy has taken old, run down bikes and created furniture pieces using the wheels, frames, handlebars and anything else he can come up with...I LOVE the outcome!! I'm not much of a bike rider (something about riding on the city streets with cars whizzing past doesn't sit well with me) but I have a group of friends who are obsessed with biking and fixing up old bikes. Wonder what they would think of these pieces!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday Flickr Find

I love a good book and, today I've discovered that I love a good photo of a book as well. I've been reading like a maniac this summer (and so have my Mom and Sister) so I thought this week I would focus on books. These are just a few of the photos I was coming across (unfortunately, most of the best I was finding I couldn't blog!!!). Thanks for all your great comments this week and I hope you all have a truly wonderful weekend!! See ya!

The Lecture Table, originally uploaded by (Erik) on holidays....

books, originally uploaded by I_am_Konstantinos.

Weapon of Mass Instruction, originally uploaded by Celeste.

Book close-up, originally uploaded by Steven Park.

oranges and lemons, originally uploaded by ed ed.

bookshelf, originally uploaded by chotda.

Jinbocho #7, originally uploaded by mechanics.

writing on the walls, originally uploaded by nardell.

she likes to read, originally uploaded by dinerdog.

Clorindo Kafka, originally uploaded by Celeste.

Desert... of books, originally uploaded by crlzz_crlzz.

volume, originally uploaded by nardell.

The librarian, originally uploaded by (Erik) on holidays....

book in blue light, originally uploaded by shoothead.