I am a forever fan of RAY-BAN. Shoot, my parents have worn their classic frames ever since I can remember. Now, I am obsessing over RAY-BAN’S NEVER HIDE CAMPAIGN! Seriously, this campaign set up for their 75th anniversary is just badass. These ads show people celebrating who they are throughout past decades while not giving a shit what everyone around them thinks and I am just LOVING IT! Like a moth to a flame… I almost want to frame these bad boys.
Ever since I started looking for a new place, I have been debating on whether or not to add another room to the floor plan. I have guests every once in awhile but not as much to where I really “need” a guest room. [I am out of town on the weekends more than I stay in town.] Although… maybe if I had a guest room, my apartment might be more viable choice for visiting folks.
I also want my own studio/work space. I’m an architect-in-training but I also like designing shoes and other crap so it would be really helpful to have a whole room JUST for that too! Hmmm, I might just have to join the two ideas.
My thinking couch could double as the guest bed. I would ideally like to have a desk AND a drafting table but that would fill a room quick! [I would use a desk more but I love the nostalgia of the drafting table.] I love floor-to-ceiling shelving, dark paint, wood, metal and leather. I sort of want it to feel like a “Man Cave”… like a modern industrial studio meets 1920-30s British library sort of Man Cave. Or I could just give Roman & Williams a call and have them do the whole damn thing for me!
Who wants to visit now?!
Sometimes I have a really hard time focusing when searching the interweb. I start in search of outdoor furniture and somewhere along all the clicks I end up reading a hip/hop blog. I guess that is my love/hate relationship with the internet. Although today, my final destination did not fall far from my initial search of wood flooring. I am still not sure how I ended up at Dinesen but I am glad I did. Not only do I dig the wide plank floors (my original search), I totally love the rooms they occupy. Some of the spaces are just a tad TOO white for my taste, but it’s almost like a blank canvas in my mind and I want to fill it with all my favorite things!
All photos from Dinesen
When I come across a home that holds a few of my favorite design elements I get happy. When I come across a home that is pretty close as a whole to my aesthetic I get excited. When I come across a home that looks + feels as if I was the one who designed the whole damn thing I get effin’ psyched!! Well today I am effin’ psyched!! This home belongs to Jenna Lyons, J.Crew president and creative director. Knowing this, I would expect nothing but for me to fall completely in love with this place! I mean, I am verging on obsessed here! I don’t think I have ever come across a place that relates everything I want in my own home as much as this place does. It is a mix of my loves for neutral, natural, modern, vintage/historical with a touch of glam. It’s like I have these ideas and then all of a sudden I just saw them come to life! (i.e. the collection of antlers, for starters) So basically what I am telling you is that this place is my ideal in almost every way. (I have listed a few of my favorite things below..)
TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY, MY IDEAL.
I am having one of those days where I want to buy everything!! (BIG thanks to Madewell!) I think it may be because I have a few rather LARGE purchases in the next few months and therefore have no extra moola to throw around. This happens every time I go into ‘save-save-save’ mode!
In God We Trust – Sweet Nothing Necklace | $40
The British Stable | $75
Madewell – Curio Cocktail Ring | $22
Arnsdorf SS11 Crystal Pattern iPhone Case | $35
Hunter – Original Wellingtons | $125
Jonathan Adler – Ambien + Xanax Canister | $28 EA.
Madewell – Furry Earmuffs | $40
Madewell – Winter Tale Scarf | $58
Madewell – Wraparound Cape Scarf | $88
Madewell – Plaid Genteman Scarf | $50
Serena & Lily – Tan Moroccan Leather Pouf | $450
Bose – SoundDock Portable Digital Music System | $400
Jonathan Adler – Letter Pillow | $110
Pendleton Blanket | $275
Restoration Hardware – Exposition Quad-Loop Filament Bulb | $15
Spartan – Field Notes Pocket Notebook | $9
Madewell – Dents Driving Gloves | $75
Madewell – The Leather Transport Tote | $148