Sunday, January 31, 2010

Elizabeth Bauer Store

Yet another to visit New York soon. Interior Designer Elizabeth Bauer has a store with a unique style of mixing texture and color. I love the colorful touches she brings to store that I'm sure she also designs her clients projects. Guess her store is on my ever growing New York list.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Walk on Pike

I'm blogging to you from Cupcake Royale on Capital Hill in Seattle. A lovely little spot decorated in sunday colors; pink, white and brown. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but if you're ever in Seattle, check it out. The cupcakes are yum yum yummy. I had a smaller version today called a "Babycake" but they certinaly have lots of flavors to make everyone happy.
Crazy....I never noticed the building that housed Cupcake Royale (even though I've been here before and drive by all the time). I was walking across the street and it literally caught my breath. It's red and pink! The building is called Eleven Eleven East Pike. The website shows pictures and renderings of the gourgous condos in this building. I dream of living here somday....sign.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


I've been spending lots of time gathering images and ideas for a class project of mine. The project is to design a commercial space and I am designing a Mexican Bakery & Cafe. This is actually a business idea of mine that I hope to open someday (3-5 year plan). Of course I love pink so it will be full of pink touches. This Italian restaurant called Fabbrica in Rotterdam is very close to what I want in my cafe to look like. I love the pink benches, exposed brick, mosaic tile and chandeliers all in a large warehouse space. Now I am inspired to finish (well start) my project and dream about my future cafe.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Best Western at its Best!

Although this hotel is designed in colors of purple, green and white, I couldn't help blog about it as it is a Best Western in New York City. Yes, a Best Western. Recently renovated, the President Hotel at Times Square is fun and colorful and oh so modern. Oversize lamps and sofa in the lobby has a feel of a place I would want to spend time in. The rooms are clean and bright with pictures of past presidents. I know where I'm staying next time I'm in New York City. Which is soon hopefully . I'm trying to plan a trip for Valentine's Day weekend. A friend might come with me. All I have to do is get the time off from school. Cross my fingers. Happy Friday!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What an office.

Interior Design magazine weekly email featured this newly designed headquarters of Spanx. It looks like it would be a great office to work at. I love the mixture of new and old and girlyness. “They focused on their company as a family, and they wanted to have fun and be girly in a grown-up way.” -Elizabeth Levine, a senior associate at tvdesign firm.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Pillow Talk

Might as well just say what you have to say. And then let the pillow doing the talking. I'm falling in love with these oh so honest pillows from Alexandra Ferguson at etsy! Plus they are made from recycled plastic water bottles. Each pillow is approximately the equivalent of 4 bottles that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. They are probably more decorative than functional but I think this would be the BEST way to let that someone know just what your thinking!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lonny Mag

I've always been a little I'm just finding out about this new online interior design magazine called Lonny. It looks like they will be publishing 4 times a year, according to the seasons. Right now you can browse through the winter issue. I have not seen the premier issue from last fall. I like the content and the helpful tips always given in 5 and put into cute little boxes. Definitely a good addition to the world of design.
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