Category Archives: fabulous people

what katie ate

all images by katie quinn davies

While on the search for inspiration for my next collaboration with Anni, I came across the food photography blog of Katie Quinn Davies and I am both inspired and super hungry.

black and white

parlons de solitude

Sometimes you feel like like lots of color, sometimes you don’t. On days like today, the eye candy over on parlons de solitude totally hits the spot.

filippo minelli

filippo minelli

Thought these images by super talented Filippo Minelli was a good way to kick start this week. Happy Monday!

the everygirl

photo by angela+ithyle

Have you guys checked out-better yet-bookmarked the everygirl yet? It’s such an amazing site with such great content encompassing everything from fashion and shopping to finance and cooking tips. Sooo good, but don’t take my word for it, check it out for yourself!

While you’re there, be sure to peruse the blog, specifically their blogwatch feature as I had the honor and privilige of being featured today. I am in great company as they have featured some pretty amazing bloggers. Thanks again, the everygirl, you guys make Chicago proud! xo

jessica durrant

jessica durrant / shop / via

Um, yeah, these sweet fashion illustrations make me want to put on pretty dresses and twirl round and round. Jessica Durrant, your illustrations are pure, pure magic!

from the shelf // a guest post

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I am very happy to introduce a guest contributor to this space, my lovely friend Sierra. She will be talking about one of her favorite subjects, books, and I will be providing a mood board of sorts (see above) to go along with her writing. Up first, Sierra talks about Wuthering Heights:

Long before modern-day love stories like “The Notebook” and “Twilight” there was “Wuthering Heights.” While some may view it as an outdated, difficult to read piece of fiction, it is a beautiful novel that describes the torments of true love with heart-breaking accuracy.
Through the eyes of Mr. Lockwood, we learn the story of a seemingly mismatched couple that was forced to live without one another despite their unbreakable bond. Few could predict the consequences that would arise as a result of the forced separation of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff Linton. Their bitterness turns to hatred, which ultimately causes them to manipulate the lives and destroy the happiness of everyone else they are close to.
Although “Wuthering Heights” may not end the way that most readers would prefer, it is still a romantic tale of two people who would never truly be without each other.
If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger; I should not seem a part of it. — Catherine, pg. 84


Thanks again Sierra! If you want to check out more of Sierra’s writing, check out her blog.

chelsea cardinal

chelsea cardinal

Completely smitten with the magical illustrations of chelsea cardinal. It’s hard to pick a favorite but the watermelon and grapefruit are especially magical…

ulyana sergeenko

ulyana sergeenko / via

Ulyana Sergeenko’s collections always take the internet by storm and rightly so, look at all the lovely! I couldn’t help but post about it today considering all the red accents, perfect for Valentine’s day. Happy V-day friends! xo

string theory

string theory / shop / via

The talented Canadian duo behind string theory say, “The name string theory is borrowed from a theory of physics that says the world is made of vibrating strings. Essentially, we are interested in how our world comes together and falls apart and the patterns that occur in the process.”

Damn. I shoulda paid more attention in physics. Maybe then I’d be talented enough to make some beautiful scarves and throws like the ones above.

wedding announcements

I am putting together some wedding announcements to send to my peeps since, as they put it, we ran off and got hitched. We got our cards printed by pinhole press and let me tell ya, they do some good work, I am so pleased! I can’t wait to order from them again in the future. The fetching stamp you see here is from the lovely ladies at our paper shop. I can’t wait to send these pretties out in the mail!