I don’t know how to play chess, but the type(chess)set makes me want to add it to my life list immediately. The design is based on chess notations (K=king, R-rook, etc.) and set in Champion Lightweight type and I think I’d like it on my coffee table whether I can play the game or not. (via Design Milk)
Clockwise from top left: Bubble Champagne Flutes from Indigo, Rosy-Cheeked Coupes from BHLDN, Edge Flute from Crate&Barrel, Inside Out Champagne Glasses from MoMA Store, Platinum Rim Stainless Champagne Glasses from West Elm, Night Sky Toasting Glasses from BHLDN, Honeycomb Flutes from West Elm, Dainty Champagne Flutes from Olive & Cocoa
New Year’s Eve is one of those holidays that’s really easy to hype up and then be massively disappointed by. My dream evening is a party at my own house, with friends who feel free to dress in cocktail attire or pajamas. Lots of appetizers – because by that point in the holidays we’re all bloated and tired of sweets – and plenty of cocktails. Throw in some party props and I’d be one happy girl ringing in 2013!
Apple Cider Cocktail – Sugar and Charm
Blood Orange Champagne Cocktails – Martha Stewart
Fig Sidecar – Valley & Co. Lifestyle
Fresh Cranberry and Vodka – Sweet Paul
Maple Concord – Etsy
Orange Margarita – Confections of a Foodie Bride
Sparkling Apple Sangria – Spoon Fork Bacon
Spiced Chai – A Beautiful Mess
Winter Thyme & Key Lime Cocktail – Sweet Paul
Foil Dot Napkins – Anthropologie
Fold Unfold Tablecloth – A+R Store
Kamal Snow Dos Dinnerware – West Elm
Metallic Leather Coasters – Woonwinkel
Resin Champagne Bucket – Calypso St. Barth
The Countdown Glasses – Indigo
Bourbon Cocktail Meatballs – Authentic Suburban Gourmet
Buttery Roasted Chestnuts Bon Appetit
Lemon Goat Cheese Dip – Country Living
Mini Apple Calzones – Delightful Crab
Bourbon Infused Sugar Cranberries – A Subtle Revelry
Peach Prosciutto Ricotta Crostini – Bon Appetit
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus – Eat Drink Paleo
Roasted Red Pepper + Goat Cheese Truffles – How Sweet It Is
Sweet + Salty Roasted Almonds – Refinery29
Every December I fly back to Pennsylvania to celebrate Christmas with my dad’s side of the family. And while I love getting to see friends and family in my hometown, it’s always a bit hectic and I naturally wonder what it would be like if lots of things were different and I were hosting Christmas dinner at my house. It would (obviously) be amazing and no doubt tons of work, and maybe someday I’ll get the chance to find out. But for now here’s how the dream evening would go down, enjoy!
Mono A Edition in Black – Peter Raacke
Mud Plates – Mud Australia
Cross Dye Basic Napkins – West Elm
Lempi Glass – littala
Evergreen Placecards – via Bloom
Raw Wood Placemat Set – West Elm
Spun Vinyl Runner – Chilewich
Mercury Votive Holders – West Elm
Numi Candle Holders – CB2
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon – Real Simple
Roasted Cabbage Slaw with Hazelnuts and Lemon – the kitchn
Orange and Pomegranate Salad – Brooklyn Supper
Domino Roast Sweet Potatoes – Brooklyn Supper
Corn and Potato Casserole with Gruyere – Some the Wiser
Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Dried Cranberry Stuffing – With Style & Grace
Crackers – Toast UK
Wreath – IKEA
Votive Candles – House Doctor
Strasburg Tree Candles – Wisteria
Zinc Star Wreath Garland – Father Rabbit
DIY Holiday Gift Box Backdrop – Studio DIY
Mod Brass Trees – Jayson Home
DIY Wax Paper Candle Holders – Design*Sponge
Winter Playlist – Kinfolk Magazine
Thanksgiving planning is in full swing! Notes are being made, grocery lists compiled, and the stress is building. We all know there’s no such thing as a stress-free holiday. But all of this got me thinking, if I had a group of fairies or elves or something magical that could cook, this is the sort of Thanksgiving I would like. Nothing terribly fancy, just a lot of good food and good company and a little decor to keep things festive. In other words, my dream Thanksgiving. (Links follow at the end.)
Aero Flatware – Crate & Barrel
Hand-Drawn Menus – Chris Silas Neal
Metallic Diamond Napkins – West Elm
DIY Neon Pinecone Placecard Holder – Camille Styles
Sarjaton Glasses – Verket Interior
Blueprint Paper Placemats – West Elm
Parmesan Polenta – GOOP
Clementine Ginger Almond Rice – Tasty Yummies
Spicy Honey Cranberry Sauce – Boulder Locavore
Maple Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts – Authentic Suburban Gourmet
Kale Dressing – Bon Appetit
Nikki’s Sweet Potatoes – 101 Cookbooks
Sweet Tea & Citrus Brined Turkey – Confections of a Foodie Bride
hi there! this is Alyson from Unruly Things, happily filling in while Kelly is off in Milan. like Kelly, I’m also a graphic designer and a huge fan of color. lately, I’ve been curating a color series on my blog. I asked Kelly what her favorite color was so I could share one of my Color Stories with you today. she said bright poppy red, one of my faves too, so here are a few things I’m loving in different tones of poppy red.
one : washed twill tee / two : red two-tone & plaid necktie / three : minsk clogs / four : cael necklace / five : scotch naturals polish / six : little hell esb / seven : leather bag / eight : linen dish towel / nine : mt. rainer sport socks
Row 1: Embroidered Skull Brooch by An Astrid Endeavor, 4 Ingredient Homemade Pumpkin Yogurt from Babble, Printable Candy Bar Wraps + Treat Bag Toppers from Creature Comforts // Row 2: Petri Dish Jell-o from Sugar & Cloth, Stitched Halloween Decorations via How About Orange, Killer Bloody Mary by Mighty Girl // Row 3: Crock-Pot Baked Apples by Skinny Chef, DIY Glam Lace Mask by Camille Styles // Row 4: Pumpkin Keg from Tasty Trials, Pumpkin Seeds 3 Ways by House of Earnest, DIY Drippy Nails from Honesty WTF // Row 5: DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Art by How About Orange, Silver Antiqued Pumpkins by House of Earnest, Creepy Halloween Label Printables by Funkytime
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I owned a set of tarot cards when I was 14, I’d bought them at the bookstore with birthday money. And then that summer I took them to church camp. Turns out “tools of the occult” are frowned upon by the Presbyterians. Who knew?!
Teenage curiosities aside, my cards weren’t half as awesome as this tarot deck from The Wild Unknown. Kim Krans has illustrated all 78 cards and then placed them in a hardcover box with a black ribbon pull.
01/ Planet lollipops!
02/ Wood Idol – limited edition, hand-painted, wooden toys.
03/ A (Drinking) Game of Thrones.
04/ Gorgeous bird paintings.
05/ The $9 cardboard bicycle.
06/ A cloud? Nope, 6,000 lightbulbs.
07/ Swing Table would definitely make a meeting or dinner more fun!
08/ iFamily stickers for us Apple geeks.
09/ Knitted Yoga Balls – yay or nay?
10/ Inflatable metal furniture.
For years now I’ve convinced myself that the one thing missing from my home is the perfect bar cart. One that would live within feet of the front door and be stocked with essentials that I could mix up on a whim for guests. Somehow there would always magically be a full ice bucket and a bevy of garnishes at the ready for when the moment struck. I’m determined to make this a reality – at least the owning a bar cart part – and have been doing some serious research!
Clockwise from top left: 70s Gold Trolley from Merchant Archive, Arko Bar Cart from Jeff Studio, Beckett Bar Cart from Williams-Sonoma, Cart by Bao-Nghi Droste Design, Cube Bar Cart from Roberta Schilling, Dessert Cart from Paris Hanjel, Libations Bar Cart from Crate&Barrel, Luxembourg Bar Cart from Horne, The Mrs. Lilien from Society Social