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Friday, April 30, 2010

Look what that naughty Neo-traditionalist made me do!

After seeing this on the Neo-traditionalist, (my new fave blog) I couldnt' help myself.

In a battle between my willpower an a precious jumper in the perfect shade of summer.... presh jumper always wins.  Anyway, I think I've been crystal clear about my love affair with a onesie, right? 
Plus, $50 and free s&h.  How could I resist? 

Get your own here.

A yellow wedding dress?

I say "oh hell yes."
PS: It's a Vera Wang.
Photos by the extraordinary Di Bezi Photography.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I need one.

My burning desire of a french bulldog grows by the moment...  Why should Ashley Olsen have one and not me?

Counting down...

I just noticed that he is checking off every week he completes.  Bless his heart.  8 weeks down, 37 weeks to go.  Awesome.  Kill-me-now.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I've always been a bit obsessed with bugs under glass.  There's something remarkable about seeing them up close and personal.  I just discovered BugUnderGlass on etsy and I'm dying.  Their peices are amazing.  And unbelievably affordable, there are tons of items under $40!  Plus, it's a certified green company that uses only farm-raised insects.  I see about a half-dozen of these in my future. 

And tell me this next one wasn't just made for me...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Don't do it!"

Now through August 15th, thirty-one life-size bodies made of iron and fiberglass in the image of the artist, Antony Gromley inhabit the sidewalks and rooftops of Madison Square Park in New York’s Flatiron District.

“I’m thrilled to be working with New York: people and place,” says artist Antony Gormley. “I don’t know what is going to happen, what it will look and feel like, but I want to play with the city and people’s perceptions. My intention is to get the sculptures as close to the edge of the buildings as possible. The field of the installation should have no defining boundary. The gaze is the principle dynamic of the work; the idea of looking and finding, or looking and seeking, and in the process perhaps re-assessing your own position in the world. So in encountering these peripheral things, perhaps one becomes aware of one’s status of embedment.” 

Suffice to say, these figures are creating quite a stir with the NYPD reporting multiple calls a day to report "jumpers."  I personally love the idea behind them and every time I'm in the area I seek them out.

More about the exhibit and artist here.

Did you catch this amazingly low-key wedding on Once Wed?  Just as "extravagant" sometimes ends up garish, sometimes "simple" seems sad and hokey... but this couple nailed it. No doing the macarena and the limbo in a dingy church basement at this wedding.
Gorgeous, every detail.
She bought her dress at Loehmann's for $55 and carried a bouquet of handpicked wildflowers.  Love it.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Belated Earth Day!

Once, I was in a drugstore and the person in front of me told the cashier that he didn't need a bag.  The cashier nodded and replied, "save the trees, right?"  The drugstore only uses plastic bags and I believe that her comment was made in all seriousness.  But, I digress.

There is one green thing that I consistently do.  I carry my own grocery bags with me at all times.  With so many cute options, there's really no excuse.  In fact, I'm always looking for reasons to buy more.  These guys from baggu are my favorites:

Here's how they work:
Image above from here.

 They've got baby baggus for your lunch and regular sized baggus for your groceries or gym clothes and big, huge baggus.. for something big and huge.  All in adorable colors and patterns.  And they fold up nice and tiny.  Everywhere I go, people ask me where I got mine.  

I figure reusing my baggus cancels out the occasional purchase of a bottle of water.  Right?


Mr. DD and I spent most of this weekend terribly sick.  Bad enough for me, but he had to be up early on Saturday to take a final.  It got so bad by Sunday that we spent most of the afternoon trying to synchronize our fevers.  I did manage to have some fun though.  First here, then on  More about my fabulous purchase soon.

My mother in law brought us amazing chicken soup, I had an excuse to eat sorbet straight from the container and I laughed so hard that I cried while watching this:

Hope you had a good one, darlings!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

All white, please.

I'm really obsessed with the idea of an (almost) all-white bedroom.  Dreamy, no?

 This is Gwyneth Paltrow's bedroom.  From here.

Friday, April 23, 2010


This week:
1. I got fined for an outstanding parking ticket
2. I had a client attempt to throw feces at me (true story).
3. I caught a cold
4. And I spent a total of 14 minutes with Mr. DD... all week long.

  Photo by Jonathan Young.

Here's hoping for a better weekend!!!  :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Maybe, baby.

The other day, after a conversation with friends about the prospect of a Baby DD, Mr. DD looked at me rather seriously and said "Listen, I don't want to rush into having a baby because other people tell us it's time.  I want to be sure that you and I get plenty of time together before a baby comes into the mix."  And then, I fell in love with him, all over again.

 Photo by Jose Villa.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

We heart Vera

In the late 1930s, Mr. DD's grandfather joined forces with the artist Vera Neumann right here in New York City to create the very successful Vera Company.  Thanks to a recent revival of her work courtesy of Susan Seid, Vera and her famous ladybug are back.  I'm lucky enough to have a collection of her scarves and an original signed piece of art that she had given to our dear friend Marie as a gift.

So fun to see her things for sale at Anthropologie.  

And her things in print!

The furniture and rugs are quite possibly my favorites!!

And, I'm dying to pick up the new book about Vera from Anthrolpologie. 

So much color, so much fun.
Design sponge post about her work here.
Official Vera blog here.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fabulous Fridays.

It's Friday! I hope yours is fabulous. See ya Monday.
 Image of Kate Moss from here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I'm so confused.

Part of me loves the Petit Bateau Fall 2010 Lookbook. I mean, me and stripes... we go way back.

But another part of me is very distressed by the seemingly pre-pubescent model. Is it just me, or is this kind of creepy?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I laughed, I cried, I watched them again.

Why yes, Tiger.  You do... but not for that shot.

I'm so excited, I can barely stand it... and only semi-bummed that only half of it takes place in NYC.

Even more than the signing, I love the haircut.

Oh, and I may or may not have fallen a little bit in love with Justin Bieber after SNL this weekend... Just sayin'.  I finally get it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

If I could be BFF with any New Yorkers,

it would most certainly be the fabulous Hovey sisters, Hollister and Porter.  These girls are tragically cool.  It's as if  Royal Tenenbaum's came to life.

The stars of the show:

Their Brooklyn pad:

(Please check out their headgear in the above photograph.  Girls in costume, my fave.)

And more recently:

Oh, and Hollister creates the most creative gift guides:
And Porter takes a mean polaroid: