Thursday, September 30, 2010

I want: A Striped Daybed

I want this daybed


I live in the land of Mouse so I have seen enough princess topiaries to make my eyes bleed. Yet, there is something so fun about creating life from life.
Stencils used to cut topiaries at Versailles via Not Cot

Real Oasis

Chameleon Interiors

YSH London

My Happiness project

Gourdon's Gardens - previously posted on this blog already

Make a cute, kid-friendly one out of tissue paper over at here

Or drive yourself crazy doing the real thing here

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wrong Way

American artist Boris Bally has blown my mind with these chairs and tables made from metal signs.

Even better is that at the bottom of the feet, old champagne corks are used as pads *sigh* genius

Thanks to Design Milk for the nudge

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vintage Advertisements

I always fall in love with old advertisements

You can see more at Well Medicated

Monday, September 27, 2010

Hold this spot

Photo Credit Aimee Renee Legal

I was out of town all weekend. Will post tomorrow as I am catching up. Saw the sunrise on the beach.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Johnny Vintage

I remember this from my youth. My fairy godmother used to have this

Go check out Johnny Vintage on etsy. They have a wonderful mix of vintage and homemade items.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Paper Mache Birds

Thanks to Gail over at That Artist Woman for this wonderful tutorial on how to make lovely paper mache birds. She had her 7 year old help, so this is definitely kid friendly! 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Arts Benefit to help World Food Program

I met Angie Ross on Punkymoms almost five years ago. We were both there searching to find other like minded alternative mothers out there. We succeeded and I can honestly say that my core group of friends here in Orlando are all Punkymoms.

With that said, I am so proud (again!) of Angie. She recently visited the World Food Program Guatemala Operations and had to do something here to help. She has put together a great benefit for this coming Saturday night. If you are local in Orlando, I ask you to come out. Nothing says getting older then giving your money to charity instead of the bar downtown.

Photo credit: Angie Ross

The first annual All Arts Against Hunger Charity Benefit will be held on September 18 from 7-11 PM; proceeds will benefit the World Food Program.  The event will feature performances and exhibits from some of Central Florida’s top artists as well as a silent auction.
In May 2010, Angie Ross traveled to Guatemala with the World Food Program and witnessed firsthand the devastating impact of the chronic and acute hunger that is affecting 1 in 6 people across the globe.  During this trip, she met with local farmers participating in the Purchase for Progress program as well as visited rural communities suffering from lost crops due to climate change.  When her departure was delayed due to volcanic eruptions and a severe tropical storm that received little coverage within the United States, it became clear that there was a disconnect from our experience here and the “hungry billion” that suffer from chronic and acute malnutrition globally.  From this experience, Arts Against Hunger was created to unite artists across all mediums to raise awareness for hunger by using the beauty that we create as human beings as an expression of compassion.
Event Information:
Date: September 18, 2010
Time: 7 – 11 PM
Where: SWI Photographers, 150 East Michigan Street, Suite D Orlando, FL
Contact: 407-310-5799
What:  All Arts Against Hunger Charity Benefit

In addition to a full evening of live artistic performances, there will be a silent auction with a fantastic line-up of pieces from artists including Hannah Braden, R.V. (Robin van Arsdol), The Pottery Syndicate, and many others!  Tickets are $10 at the door and include two drink tickets.    All ticket proceeds, donations, and funds raised go directly to the United Nations World Food Program.
Live artists include live painting by Divine Chi, performances from the Center for Contemporary Dance and Cracked Pot Tribal, the Poetry Vending Machine, and Lone Hymnal.
For more info, go to

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Manic Monday

Oh weekend. *Poof* You are gone. 
Hubby and I were kid free for part of the weekend and decided to take some time for ourselves and have a little mini vacation in town. It was pretty decadent complete with shopping trips, crab legs, filet, lamp chops, craft beers, couch surfing, new bars, pool relaxing, and dancing to all the 80s new wave songs I love so much. Mission completed.

Kids art show we attended

Lots of catching up to do. So I leave with you some fun shots from my weekend. Let's talk design tomorrow.

I've been smoke free for over a year but cheated at a hookah bar

Kids drum circle

Hung out in the Antique district of Orlando. Love that part of town


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Instant Art Series

If you don't know about the Graphics Fairy, you should. As one would expect from a fairy, she leaves little gifts and makes your dreams come true. We all love free clip art, amiright?

Head over and get your Ephemera fix

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hey pig piggy pig pig pig

Note Card by Design Dude

Garden Art at Steel My Art

Dish Towel at Little Nester

Necklace at Crumpet Cake

Have you met Carnitas? I stumbled on this video about a month ago and have become this little guy's biggest fan.  Ridiculously cute. There are other videos out there. Yes, I want a mini pig like now!

My weekend was filled with pigs it seems. I went antiquing with the family and saw this darling steampunk pig. 

But the pièce de résistance was that I was able to go to my first ever pig roast. I was very weary about eating something with its face still on. I'm not going to lie, it was crazy...with its wee beady eyes..


I'll admit, it was yummy. Thank you pig

My daughter going for some pig tongue?! Who is this child?

Foxy is not amused


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