Monday, November 29, 2010

Acapulco Chair

Straight from Mexico, meet the Acapulco Chair.

From unknown designer in the hip 60's, this chair is made of iron and is knit in an old Mayan fashion, similar to a technique used when knitting hammocks. The Acapulco chair is gaining popularity everyday thanks to it's spectacular design of simple lines and retro style. It has even been successfully presented in New York and Copenhagen.

I love it, as I love the memories it evokes from my childhood. :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I Want This House!

Howdy! How was your weekend?
Ours was completely crazy with the First Communion, but it was well worth it. I promise to share pics as soon as I get them in my computer!  :)
In the meantime, would you like to check out my newest discovery?

It's modern, sleek, and oh so chic... wanna know what's shocking?
It's a dollhouse!
Unbelievable, huh?

 Brinca Dada is responsible for this amazing and cool dollhouse, with it's gorgeous furniture and all. In fact, there are two house models:

Allow me to introduce you Emerson house.

Ain't it cool? Best of all, as any cool dollhouse, it opens up to place furniture and play. Watch:

And now, meet townhouse Bennett.

Now check it out open.

The pendant in the first floor is adorable! ;)
Oh, how I wish I was a little girl! This would definitely be on my list for Santa!

Happy week y'all!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lovely Pine Cone Wreath

Christmas is just around de corner

 and I've got a trendy and easy diy wreath for your front door!

A year ago, I made this lovely pine cone wreath, and enjoyed it so much! So, while I'm in the First Communion up and downs, I thought I'd share with you a post I wrote last year with full instructions. How's that sound to you? 

{My inspiration for this project was Eddie Ross' ornament wreath (if you haven't checked it out, I strongly recommend you to; it's beautiful and easy). }


50 small sized pine cones.

Craft paint (your choice of color).

Wire rings (available at craft supply stores).

A hanger.

A paintbrush.

Hot glue gun.


How to:

Paint your pine cones (you can go natural too if you wish).

I chose a silver tone for my decorations, so that's what I used to paint them.
I only painted the tips. (I spent a wonderful afternoon with my mom and daughter doing this ;)

{They're lovely just like this.}

Hot glue the wire rings to the top of the pine cone.

Bend the hanger into a circle.

Untwist the end of the hanger and string one pine cone at a time.

Twist the hanger again to close the circle.

Hot glue a ribbon to cover the hook end of the hanger.

Make a simple bow out of color coordinating ribbons.

Hot glue it to the wreath.


I'm liking this so much, I'm thinking about making a few to give as presents to my family and friends. I seriously can't stop staring at it: my first Xmas wreath!

Best of all: easy on my pocket, easy on the environment. Cool!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

More on The First Communion

Here's a peek into what I've been up to lately:

 I know I had shown it before, but I'm excited to see the printed invitations. I love the tree.

 Since I felt the envelope was too white, I drew a little birdie in the corner.

 As for today, I finished the tule Martha Stewart pom poms.
I want to make many of them to hang them all over the place. I just have to keep in budget, though, so I'm not quite sure I'll be able to make as many as I want to. I love how they look everywhere in the blogosphere:

They're gorgeous, I love them for home decor as well. I'm pretty sure you're already familiar with this nursery:


There are many things to do on my ever-growing list, but I hope to enjoy it all in the party. Still, I also want to get going with a Christmas wreath. Too many things, I tell ya'! Anyhow, I've got a feeling Christmas will have to wait a little longer this year. . 


I'll keep you posted.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gorgeous Patio

Right in the middle of NYC, just in front of Central Park, rests this wonderful patio, in designer Celerie Kemble's apartment. With this view, and all the beautiful details, I'm drooling all over it. I need to get myself working on my own patio again!  

I'm getting there.
Ok, not there but close enough.

I'll share sometime soon.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Photographer Spotlight - Polly Wreford

I just came accross with home and interior photographer Polly Wreford, and I'm still mouth-open. Her beautiful images capture the casual and yet elegant spirit of spaces, and this combination is truly captivating ¡total inspiration! What a better way for us to start this busy week? Enjoy!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Birds for The Invites

As I mentioned before, one of the things keeping me busy lately is a party we're hosting in a few weeks. Our girl is doing her First Communion, and eventhough it will be a small gettogether, there's a lot of planning and organizing to do. Just as I promised, I'll be keeping you posted. ;)

For the invitations, as requested by my daughter, I made this tree.

It simbolizes the Holy Spirit who grows inside our hearts, just as a seed grows into a tree.

I call it the "bird tree".


My idea is to do something fresh, simple, sweet, and original.
Hope to show it soon.