Monday, September 9, 2013

fresh start: shower curtains, simple and spa-like

Stripe Shower Curtain from West Elm
One of my most favorite lady friends just made a cross-country trip to set up housekeeping in our nation's capital. To streamline her move, she let go of a lot of the 'stuff' that finishes a house, making this move even more of a fresh start.

I couldn't be happier that she's here and spending time with her picking up pieces for her new place has been so much fun. It's also a reminder of all the little things that go into making a house a home - and the small ways that you can make a 'fresh start' in your own house even if you've already been there for five years and are planning to stay for several more.

I thought I'd do a couple of posts on the few things she's been searching for starting with shower curtains. Here's hoping that she'll spot the perfect one - and maybe you will too!

NYC Rail Transit Curtain from H&M Home
Stripe Border Shower Curtain from West Elm
Tassled Dayton Shower Curtain from Anthropologie

New York Map Shower Curtain from H&M Home - two views of this one!

Geometry Sky Curtain from Dwell Studio
Soap Label Curtain from H&M Home
Kaleidoscope Patch Shower Curtain from Anthropologie
Vintage Washed Belgian Linen Curtain from Restoration Hardware

Friday, September 6, 2013

Jack Willis

Are you familiar with Jack Willis? With loads of preppy basics and the tagline: "fabulously British" I knew I would find lots to love when I spotted them last week. I wasn't wrong - lots of great fall looks with pricing along the lines of J Crew and Anthropologie. 

My most coveted items though? The sweatshirts - much like one of D's which I'm constantly stealing, perhaps it's time to get one of my own...

Don't miss the home line and the guys' stuff while you're browsing!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Good Art - Help Ink

Help by Evan Stremke
How about a selection of really great indie designers selling upbeat inspirational pieces and donating a portion of the proceeds to a charity of your choosing? Genius. Go buy some of the great pieces at Help Ink and love knowing that $1 of every $5 you spend goes to a great cause.

From mounted prints and posters to cards and notebooks, I think these would make great grad gifts, dorm-warming presents or kid room decor. Don't forget a tee for yourself.

A few of my favorites below...

Be a Light by Samantha Kallis

Everyone by Dan Gneiding

Adventure by Judson Collier

Humble Beginnings by Dan Cassaro

Better When Shared by Doug Penick

Capable by Liz Meyer

Good Deeds by Jon Contino