Sunday, May 29, 2011

{Hunting cool} Prague

A few snapshots of Prague... 
Castles, churches and skeleton marionettes

Tram'en it up Prague style
Know what this tower needs? More babies
Gear-tastic. Industrial chic and ultra hip at the Cross Club
candy colored streets
Stain glass art nouveau style


Space Invader in Prague.

Happy happy joy joy!

in case you have no idea who I'm talking about, go check out Exit Through the Gift Shop. Thank me later

{light} fixture obsession

Mooi ceiling light spotted at the delectable Pasta Fresca in Prague

I am easily excited

Sedlec Ossuary

The church of bones - Zámecká, Prague

totally as bad ass as it sounds


*sorry for the wonky sideways photo. I realize I could just not include it but honestly, it took me 3 days to figure out how to get these images to show up so I can't be bothered to take it down now.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Around here lately...

Things have been a bit crazy (in the good way. Not in the psycho killer way) There was a 4 day incredible creative art retreat in the gorgeous Yorskhire countryside.

pizza and pints with a dear friend.

 a 7 hour adventure race running, cycling, orienteering and abseiling around Dublin Saturday and a yummy 10 course meal at a cool lil new pop up restaurant Sunday

 a few tiny paintings

and, now an upcoming 3 week Eastern Europe backpacking adventure (that started yesterday!)

sorry for the crappy photos - I'm currently blogging on the road in Prague. I was going to post this before I left but that required way to much forward planning and that much thinking hurts my head. Also I procrastinated. my bad. I also kinda accidentially deleted most of the photos off my phone that I needed so yea....this is all you're getting

I'm gonna try to get this whole blogging via phone/email thing so I apologize in advance for random formatting nip(ple) slips.


Friday, May 13, 2011

{Design crush} tropical chic

I (re)found this home when rummaging through my inspiration folder the other day and fell in love all over again. This light and airy beach house warms my Floridan heart on these cold and rainy Dublin days.

The bright, bold palette of turquoise, green and yellow exudes a happy tropical vibe and when paired with simple clean white furniture and accessories, the look is fresh and modern. I love how the original old growth fir floors keep the space relaxed and grounded, while the painted white ceilings adds a cheerful, light fueled airiness. Color, texture and flea market finds, combined with a few high end pieces creates a delightfully preppy bohemian beach house chic!

More info and photos via apartment therapy

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Double Duty DIY

My dear friend Crystal sent over a link to this cool little diy project- a table that double duties as a picture frame. For all us small space dwellers this is a nifty option for times when you need a lil extra floor or table space.

There's so many ways you could make this project work for your home. You could go as bold and crazy or as simple and minimalist as your lil heart desires. From glam to bohemian the options are limitless. With the ability to easily (and inexpensively!) make this yourself, this fun, funky and functional table is clearly the bees knees.

For more info check out Paper Jewels

Monday, May 9, 2011


A few snaps of life around here lately....
picnicking under a blanket fort 
Enjoying the last of the cherry blossoms
waking up to a sweet heartfelt note on my birthday
discovering new areas to love in  Dublin
 exploring magical backroads in Donegal on a recent road trip
filling our lungs with sweet ocean air
falling for the views along the Atlantic Drive 
spending a rainy afternoon sketching in my favorite tea shop

Here's to celebrating those magical moments that brighten our days


Sunday, May 8, 2011

{Design crush} Flaming Lips psychedelic pad

Wayne Coyne, frontman of acclaimed rock band The Flaming Lips,  recently renovated his Oklahoma compound, and the new one-of-a-kind space is a delightfully trippy assault on your senses. Constructed by Fitzsimmons Architects, the use of color, reclaimed materials and innovative design creates a funky and eclectic vibe that fuses functionality with playful imagination, rock-n-roll sensibility and psychedelic flair. 

From the Gaudiesque bathroom pod, to the mirror tiled tunnel leading into an outer space meets Supperclub themed bedroom and the Moooi ceiling light in the shape of a spider that dominates the kitchen, this home is sheer pop art awesomeness. A Dali, Gaudi, Warhol mash up that leaves me nothing short of inspired. 

photos via New York Times and Fitzsimmons Architects

For more details check out the New York Time's article here
For before photos and more sensory overload check out Fitzsimmons Architects

Friday, May 6, 2011


"If you will do what it takes for however long it takes and refuse to quit, success is only a matter of time"

Thursday, May 5, 2011

{Design lovin} Midcentury goodness

I saw this room on Bright Bazaar a few weeks back and haven't been able to get it out of my head. I'm not usually a white walled kinda gal, but the rich wood floors, abundance of light and bright pops of color work so well in this space. The mix of mid century furniture (how awesome is that sideboard? and the yellow couch?) and funky flea market finds creates a lovely eclectic vibe that I would be right at home with.

In other news, if you haven't checked out Bright Bazaar before (and like me, you're a design junkie who just can't get enough), then you must go there. right. now. Will's eye for color fueled designs and groovy details makes my lil interior lovin' heart swoon.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Invisible Man

How jaw droppingly incredible are these photos by Chinese artist and photographer Liu Bolin? Each shot takes up to 10 hours as Bolin paints himself head to toe to blend into the background of each photo. Can you believe this is done with zero photoshop - only paint alone? Inconceivable!

Bolin's work is mind-blowing. It took me ages to find him in that last photo!

*Via A Cup of Jo. Photos via Liu Bolin.
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