hi guys and happy friday. i’ve not got a regularly featured thoughts for a friday today because the only thought i have right now is how to get rid of my damn allergies. i’ve never had them quite like this before — they’re all in my eyes! which means i am typing right now with one eye shut because it refuses to quit watering. anyway, today pictures are going to have to speak louder than words because i’ve got to get off the computer and rest these allergy-weary eyes of mine. i love instagram, don’t you? today i’m sharing a few favorites.
i’ve long admired jenna lyons. not just envious of her damn long legs, it’s her style, too. quirky, feminine with a tomboy touch. it’s somewhat unexpected and she makes us all want it. well, at least this someone. there’s a great article in fast company this month about how jenna helped turn j.crew around and i found it most inspiring. and her office? it’s pretty inspiring too — from the hand written notes from anna wintour, to the fuzzy peach throw on the back of her leather office chair (oh, and those vintage cherners across her desk) it’s all quite covetable. oh and just for fun, you can also have a look at sam rohn’s wild panorama 360 tour of jenna’s office. yeah, i wanna be tall, just like jenna lyons — but probably the only way that’s gonna happen is if i get a pair of her ‘shiny ponies’.
• photos via fast company.
i’ve been following along with scandinavian blogger emma fexus of Emmas Designblogg for as long as I can remember blogging. it’s one of my all time favorite blogs, so when i heard she had a new book out i was over the moon excited. i pre-ordered it the minute i heard, and my copy of Northern Delights arrived today and i most happy to report it does not disappoint. with emma editing, it has all the aesthetics of her beautiful blog put to the printed page. in Northern Delights, the stunning selection of work shared reveals what makes Scandinavian design so inspiring. i couldn’t recommend it more highly. here’s just a few of the over 240 stunning pages. Northern Delights will be taking center stage on my coffee table for a long, long while.
well isn’t this just the most charming? this is the swell mr. boddington’s collection from chronicle books. they send a few samples over and i just thought it would be fun to give you all a chance to win this set. if you’re not familiar, Mr. Boddington’s Studio is a new york-based bespoke stationer who has built a reputation for masterfully mixing hand-drawn line work with a bold punch of color. we’re going to give away four sets this week — each set will include the three notebooks, the Every Day Five Year Memory Book and the boxed set of Eco-Notecards. three cheers for mr. boddington!!
Although never confirmed, it has been said that Mr. Boddington exhibits no tolerance for haggard looking correspondence. So, to enter to win this giveaway, simply:
• comment here and tell us — who would you write a note to and why? or, what secret passage would you share in your memory book? or what kind of things would you share in your notebook journals?
• share any one of those thoughts here by Friday, may 10 at midnight PST.
• so sorry, this giveaway is for U.S. residents only.
• as always, please be sure to leave a way to contact you via twitter, facebook, your blog or email.
nǐ hǎo, si here, from the french by design blog. today, we’re heading to china to visit a home / workspace on the banks of a beijing river.
gu qi, furniture designer, and his girlfriend, mobai, a painter and graphic designer, live in this unique home in beijing. This space is both a residence and a showroom to gu qi’s furniture design business, a company named fanji. wood, gu qi’s favorite material, is predominant in this interior, and gives the space an authentic feel and a very welcoming touch.
si –- french by design