December 05, 2006

style court rocks.


I just found the really fabulous interior design blog style court, thanks to apartment therapy l. a.. Focused on some of my personal style favorites like hollywood regency, chinioserie and modern ecclectic, this knowledgable and fresh blog puts my weak forey into the subject matter to shame. Already I've discovered some new favorite designers like anne coyle who's approach to color makes me very happy. I love color in furniture and well, here at style court, there seem to be lot's of other people who do too. How about these sweet examples from red egg. Yeah, more fabulousness thanks to style court again, who's blog is truly one of my new fav's.


December 03, 2006



I feel like I've gotten to "know" some wonderful people through having a blog. I visit them, they visit me. It's all very cool. One such person is phoebe at the terrific blog, silk felt soil. I just stopped by, as I often do, and found that she had done a wonderful feature week of recycled design objects. Tops on my list was this great link to better wall, who recycles old museum show banners for the home. How much would I love this dada one from moma hanging in my house? Totally cool.

I also loved the post about urban tree salvage. Wow. What a great connection to a really cool and smart source for raw material with a conscience. Think about the beautiful george nakashima inspired table you could make from one of those slabs. Fabulous!

Thanks phoebe!

October 22, 2006

3 favorites of the week: 10.22

Ok, so I didn't do 3 favorites last week. Just because. There were some distractions, that I won't go into, but the 3 favorites weekly feature is officially back. And there's kind of a theme for the week too. It's going to be 3 favorite smart links about ideas or good writing . How's that. A break from all the art and design and pictures of my dogs (I can hear the collective sigh of relief even as I'm typing).

six impossible things is a blog about words, technology, and well a cat and a couple of dogs. It's just about life, well written, funny, a pleasure to read.

cultureby is a smart, well written, thought provoking blog about things that arise at the "intersection of anthropology and economics". It sounds dull but it really isn't.

The deadly squire converter show concept is so great. They make fabulous patterns that we all know and love. They invite other artists to do a piece of work using their patterns in some kind of way. They speak smartly about the role of textile design in comparison to other design disciplines. Very cool and in alignment with tonights theme, very smart too. Thanks to design sponge for the heads up.

October 09, 2006

3 favorites of the week: 10.8

very cool, strange, kitchy stuff from Japan, Sweden and Mexico can be found at the flea market like site salvorkiosk.

sweet lamps made out of wool felt from illu stration.

we feel fine is an amazing site that "explores human emotions in six movements" using blogs as the source for their "maps". Spend some time getting lost in this surprising and compelling site.

October 02, 2006

3 favorites of the week: 10.1

thanks to lena corwin for the link to the wonderful drawings and collages of karen gelardi.

fun, fresh, flat pattern from amy butler.

important, complex, intricate data about among other things, people, poverty, economics, war are all brought to life through simple, understandable visuals thanks to the amazing site, gap minder.

September 24, 2006

3 favorites of the week: 9.24

heavy petal is the first groovy gardening blog I've stumbled apon. I don't always agree with her style choices but I love the youthful, sassiness of this garden blog.

More fabulous pillows from design public. These sweeties from salvor fauna have been around for a while, but man, I still love them.

Again, maybe not so new as a resource, but still a beauty to remember. little otsu paper goods make my heart go pitter pat.

September 17, 2006

3 favorites of the week: 9.17

verre jewelry. Kind of girly, modern, globby drops of glass make this jewelry a nice alternative to going totally sweet and pretty.

year of color flickr group. One color a week, assigned on Sunday. A fun way to focus on color as inspiration throughout the year.

I have a dream speech by Martin Luther King. Just because it's so amazing and good to see once in a while. I found it while doing some research, watched it again, and still to this day, am moved by it's beauty and importance.

September 10, 2006

3 favorites of the week: 9.10

abandoned places. dark, small adventures, beautifully photographed. scary, sad, provocative.


look at book. I'm late to this party but who cares. Amazing collaborative collage and storytelling from 2003.


me & george w. Very funny, cynical and yes, a bit scary.

September 04, 2006

3 favorites of the week: 9.02


hammerpress. Great, limited edition, hand screen printed posters. wonderful designs. affordable prices for original art.


buchfelder feather lamps. Incredible lighting made from feathers. glamorous, modern, remarkable.


1950 mid-century modern. a nice site for prime, vintage, mid-century modern pieces.

August 28, 2006

3 favorites of the week: 8.28

atwater pottery. amazing shapes, raw & rich textures, stunningly subtle coloration. I want these a lot. Thanks to ~>O<~ for the link.

in which the blogger has a mild freakout on the delta shuttle post by Stephen Johnson. So relevant, well written, of our time. Confirmation that we live in a very weird world.

design public pillow section. Ton's of fabulous pillow choices that can update a room in a flash.

August 20, 2006

3 favorites of the week: 8.20

gadget girl flickr set. wonderful, stylized photography of flowers. great colors.

xocoa chocolate. great packaging graphics. and for god's sake, it's chocolate.

kajander cv. wonderful, fresh example of a resume. love the graphics, the storytelling, the layout. I'd certainly notice this one in a stack of the usual resumes.

August 13, 2006

3 favorites of the week: 8.13

I'm going to institute a new category 3 new favorite links of the week on dear ada. I saw something like this on some site I'd read a few months back and I thought it was a great idea. So here you have it. I'm going to assume that I'm linking to stuff lot's of people already know about and I'm just late to somebody's party. I guess that's the nature of the web. You're always outside of some cool thing. I'm going to just embrace my uncoolness and do this anyway. So here we go for this week. I hope you enjoy what I found.

1. lucy pepper, blogzira. Very funny, well written, wonderfully illustrated. Thanks to learning daily for the link.

2. heritage scrapebooks. Over 1500 images of amazing heritage scrapbooks from the last 300 years.

3. meiri ishida jewelery. Surprising felt, fiber and metal jewelery design. Thanks to valdemar lindekrantz for this link.