First of all - how cool are the stairs in this first picture?! They look as if they have been cut out of paper and unfolded. These pictures are from Marie Claire Maison's Petite Escapes. So fun! I love little spaces and compartments, although I'm not sure how long I would find sleeping in the bed in the second picture all that fun.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Check out Elise Rijnberg from the Netherlands. She's part photographer and part designer, with a whole lot of food influence. The tablecloth below illustrates a correct table setting for a formal dinner - something many of us could probably brush up on. Plus, her super skinny silverware are really cute!! She also has a really cool shot of the fountains at the Bellagio - one of my all-time favorite things to do. I've seen dozens of songs and I still get chills everytime! Check out number 64 in the travel section - it gives me chills too!
[via style files]
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I've been busy relocating to the Washington, DC area for a new job! This week will also probably be a little slow with posts but this weekend and next week I should be back up with lots of new fun things to read about! Thanks to everyone who reads pink firefly bites, I really appreciate all of the support!
Posted by virginia belle on Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Sometimes the tiniest little thing can truly make a world of difference. Becca Brown and Monica Murphy were tired of losing their shoes to the hazards of damp grass, cobblestones, grates, and even just the pounding of the pavement. The talented duo created the SoleMates High Heeler to eliminate the walking hazards women everywhere encounter when wearing high heels. SoleMates slip onto most stiletto and kitten heels, distributing the pressure more evenly - thus preventing the wearing from sinking into damp grass. Solemates also create a wider base so as to provide additional support and prevent the heel from getting caught in grates, sidewalk grates, and other troublesome crevices.
[image via solemates]
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I love this chair. I love the lines. I love the colors. I love the shape. Doesn't it just look like it would be so comfortable to curl up in or throw your legs over the sides?
And I love the fact that it used to look like this:
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Power to the Poster is a "graphic design democracy movement" where artists can upload 11x17 politically motivated posters and the general public can then download the posters and post them up in places. Most of the posters are extremely liberal, but some are a little bit more mild like these two.
Employee Dining Rooms, or EDRs, are extremely common throughout the hospitality world. When I worked at a casino in Nevada we had one, and the food was akin to what you might expect to find at a [nice] gas station. Our EDR looked more or less like this:
Sub-Zero's Employee Dining Room was designed by Jamie Drake. It features tufted leather couches and onyx counter tops. Oh, and did I mention a giant flat screen television screen?
[images via flickr and sub -zero]
So I found Yuppie Decor online a while ago and now that I am moving am even more excited about being in their neighborhood! They are a husband-wife team located in Washington, DC and I can't wait to start incorporating some of their stuff into my new apartment. I love their style - they mix bright colorful fabrics with traditional, classic styles to create very fun, one of a kind, pieces. Here are a couple of my favorite chairs...
I heart yuppies.
Apartment Therapy posted this garden gate that a reader created out of an old futon her neighbors threw out. How genius is this? If only I had a yard... or had even found my new apartment yet...
My parents have battled ivy at their house for years. For those of you not familiar with Ivy, it tends to dominate. There is no such thing as just a little bit of Ivy. Once planted, Ivy tends to run amok and leave no hostages.
Perhaps my parents should just give up and let it win such as in this house?
Sunny's Goodtime Paints is literally RIGHT beside my hairdresser- where I've been going for years- and while I've always loved their logo, I never had any idea that they had anything other than paint. These adhesive monogram wall designs are made to look as if they have been painted right onto the wall with a flat finish - yet are completely removable! I've always loved monogrammed anything, and I've seen this done in guest rooms and its a great personal touch.
This is the beautiful, vintage inspired bedroom of Amy Zurcher, director of shop scad. I love the white dresser and can just feel the breeze coming through the windows on a summer day.