Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Ok, so whenever I wear other jewelry that's not Sorrelli, I feel in some weird twisted way like I'm being disloyal or sneaky or just plain weird. I work for a jewelry company, why would I need to buy (or gasp, LIKE) other jewelry? But this little cocktail ring over at Isaac Mizrahi's new Liz Claiborne caught my eye. So I'm posting about it here in my little safe-haven that is C&C.
How beautiful is this Van Gogh-inspired Iris wallpaper from Designers Ted and Jon over at Flavor Paper? I stumbled upon the wallpaper company while reading a post on Apartment Therapy.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Awesome post from the New York Times published today about Vauban - a suburb near Freiburg (in southern Germany) that is apparently testing life without automobiles. It is a bike & walking friendly settlement in which serious restrictions have been placed on car ownership and parking. It's awesome to read that communities like this are actually popping up in response to climate change. I've been meaning to get my Trek in for a tune up and start commuting to work again...
"Street parking, driveways and home garages are generally forbidden in this experimental new district on the outskirts of Freiburg, near the Swiss border. Vauban’s streets are completely “car-free” — except the main thoroughfare, where the tram to downtown Freiburg runs, and a few streets on one edge of the community."
Though cars are allowed in the community, car ownership & parking in Vauban is prohibitively expensive. Over 70% of families living in the community don't own cars at all, according to the NYT article.“When I had a car I was always tense. I’m much happier this way,” said Heidrun Walter, a media trainer and mother of two, as she walked verdant streets where the swish of bicycles and the chatter of wandering children drown out the occasional distant motor.The Vauban community was completed only 3 years ago, and is part of a movement referred to as "smart planning". More info here on how the NY state department here in the US is trying to integrate smart planning into their communities, especially when it comes to transportation.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I loved the recent "Design Liberation" issue of New York Magazine, which showcased a myriad of design perspectives via personal interiors in and around New York. Among those featured were:
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Mumsley went out in the misty weather this morning and found this little bounty of morels:
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I ended up over at Calico Corners.com this morning in an effort to find some cheap, wonderful wall paper. In my explorations there I stumbled upon the extraordinary stylist Nan Whitney and fell in love with her bright, polished interiors (how awesome is the deep blue couch above and the rust orange ottoman?!). Below is the first room I saw of hers, love the bright bright bright colors.The green and yellow tables in the room above are so so fresh. And I love that there are many different printed patterns going on all over the place: the yellow floral chair, the fuchsia ikat chair (below, very interesting, very "me"), the velvet brocade pattern on the couch, the details of the persian rug. It's all so chaotic but harmonious. I love it!!!