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Wednesday
Jun182008

And now a word from our new sponsor

Yes folks, we have a new sponsor. Lap Dawg sells these incredibly functional lap desk/lap trays for use with your laptop, to write, to read mags in bed without killing your neck...and I could SO use one for all of the above. Seriously, I don't enjoy the neck pain I get when I try to sit on the couch with my laptop and watch TV and blog. I got fed up and haven't turned on my TV in a month (also partly due to my insane schedule these days...but there's always time for "So You Think You Can Dance"). Anyhoo, go check out their laptop stand tray thingy, because it's a good thing. ;)

Wednesday
Jun182008

Summer Thornton

I was so pleased to receive an email from Summer Thornton the other day, because she is an interior designer from Chicago who has a fantastic portfolio I was dying to post photos from. Her firm, Summer Thornton Design, was "established to make the design process unpretentious, fun and fresh. Mixing high and low, rough and polished, classic and irreverent, her designs utilize contrast to engage the senses." The majority of her work is focused on urban condos with moderate budgets. She tries to take a relaxed approach to design that is simple but still has elements of luxury. That ideal makes such incredibly appealing spaces.

Wednesday
Jun182008

Quentin Bacon


OK we all realise that Matthew Mead is a talented stylist but I've seen the photos in his upcoming book and I think that if it's at all possible Matthew's work is made even more special by the über talented photographer he has had shoot the book, Quentin Bacon. Quentin's portfolio is amazing. Don't miss the food and lifestyle portfolios, his travel photography and his 3 "stories". Wonderful warm real photos of the beautiful and the ordinary.

Wednesday
Jun182008

Sneak peek


Love Matthew Mead's work so both Kim and I greedily devoured our advance copies of his upcoming book entertaining simple recipes, menus and party ideas for every kind of gathering. Matthew takes a core of entertaining essentials and mixes in style tips, scrumptious easy to prepare recipes and clever planning, mixes well with family and friends and pulls a successful gathering out of the oven with this clever and beautifully photographed book. Not in stores until October but definitely one to "bookmark". It's perfect for this year's holiday entertaining! (I'm sure Matthew will share more as the date gets closer.)

Tuesday
Jun172008

More David Jimenez

In my post the other day about David Jimenez someone asked about the source of the black and white pillows in these photos:





Since David and I are email pals now (LOL), I emailed him to find out. He was kind enough to respond with this: "The pillow is a design from ThomasPaul pillows. Unfortunately, they no longer carry that style but have them check out this web site for some other great pillow designs that are similar: http://www.burkedecor.com." Thanks David!!