buenos aries inspiration.

August 27, 2010

I long to visit Buenos Aires *sigh*….South America is top on my wish list of travel spots…

Meanwhile, I’ll just admire these fun, funky bags made from the same vintage Naugahyde that can be found on the buses in Buenos Aires. Never has vinyl looked so good! They are from Viva Zapata…and styles sell really quickly…so if you see one you like, snag it before it’s gone!

new shoes kinda happy.

August 26, 2010

OOH!! I love Colorfly Studio’s artwork…they make me “new shoes kinda happy” {how great is that print?!}. Artist Jen is super sweet, and has a great blog along with her fun prints and things in her Etsy shop. Check them both out!

stylish safety.

August 25, 2010

The sweet folks at Ila Security sent me the Dusk personal alarm….it’s the little flowery one on the top right. It hooks to my purse, and not only does it look cute, but it “emits a piercing, high decibel female scream designed to shock and disorientate an attacker”. Yikes!

I’m happy to say that I haven’t had to use it yet…and I can’t bring myself to pull the little chain to hear what it sounds like…{maybe I can convince my son to don some earplugs and pull the chain?!}. I do carry it with me any time I am walking by myself in the city at night {it’s not often…but JUST in case…}. They have other personal safety products too…some of which are shown above. Not all of their products are available in the states…visit the Ila Security site to check availability.

earthy ceramic goodness.

August 11, 2010

I’m completely enamored by Nancy Bauch’s ceramics. Her studio is called White Forest Pottery and has so many absolutely gorgeous pieces! Each of them has such an organic quality…and, of course, I love how the colors match my blog!!

Nancy also takes part in the Water Mala project. I bought one of her little water mala bowls {bottom, right} which sits on my kitchen windowsill.

boho bag bliss.

August 9, 2010

I’ve been wanting a funky boho bag ever since I saw the Simone Camille bags on Who What Wear…but $650 isn’t exactly my handbag budget. SO, I found some super-cute bags that Dazzling Lanna has on her Etsy site. They are from Chiang Mai…and I just LOVE them! Most of them are made from vintage Hmong baby carrier fabric….fun style at a MUCH better price point.

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