Archive | April, 2011


25 Apr

I’m a huge fan or pastel nails in spring in summer because they accentuate a tan so nicely. I just purchased what I think is the perfect summer palate.

Blanc: opaque white

Fiji: pale creamy pink

Turquoise and Caicos: a bright creamy turquoise

St. Lucia Lilac: pearly pale lilac

I have lilac on my fingers and fiji on my toes and I think I might just rotate through these colors all summer.


juice beauty (and i’m back!)

24 Apr

This product may be promising the impossible, but all claims of miracle working aside it is a great one. The description claims that they used fruit stem cells (do those even exist?) to stimulate DNA repair in the skin. I believe none of that but it made my face feel so soft I couldn’t help myself. It is also organic, so the Seattleite in me is swooning. So here is my new favorite snake oil:

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair

guest post: grey chambray cordones

10 Apr

Knowing the blog’s author, she would want these shoes posted. Tom’s grey chambray cordones. I definitely see the appeal, but I can’t wax poetic about them like she would. Don’t worry. She’ll be back.

guest post: custom kicks

5 Apr

Louie Gong customizes sneakers (primarily chucks and vans) with Coast Salish Art. Northwest Coast style for the feet.

Louie G’s gallery on Facebook:

See Louie G’s gallery of customs on Facebook

Louie G on his work:


Also, I love the back zipper on these vans by Hush Fabrications:

HF10-001 Sk8-Hi – Drop $450 on some vans

guest post: breakin’ the rules. (kinda)

1 Apr

I am supposed to be posting about destinations and architecture and stuff like that, but I guess this does have something to do with destinations. I’m in love withe planar surfaces that are embossed and/or cut out. That is why I couldn’t stay away from the laser (thanks, spellcheck, I really thought there was a Z)  cutter in architecture school and the reason I have an obsession with wood screens. I saw this artist featured on Modcloth‘s blog today. This Sudlow person sells on Etsy, which is one of my goals in life. I’m not really making any concrete plans to achieve it, but I’m ok with that. Anyway, about the stuff. She makes custom jewelry. Maps, nature, sayings and symbols show up in interesting and personal ways in her pieces. Some of my favorites:

Long Distance Love Necklace:

Golden Cicada Line Earrings:

Seahorse Love Necklace:

Oyster Stud Earrings:

Hmm… didn’t notice this at first, but they all involve a pair of some sort. Alright… now I am gonna sit back and wait to see if I get fired and/or get asked to delete this.