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Anthropologie

Monday Mood

Monday Mood

Es lunes – ¿qué estado de ánimo se encuentra?

Fiesta Time!

Fiesta Time!

Festivo

Pronunciation: /fesˈtivo/

Don’t you just love Google Translate?!  Feliz Cinco de Mayo everyone…

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Posy Palette

Posy Palette: Dahlia

Flower Urn

Our good friend, artist Frances Palmer, grows the most amazing dahlias in her garden and her love for these delightful blossoms has garnered her a wonderful nickname – the “Dahlia Lama!”  While we’re a bit late with her advice on how to make dahlia bushes branch out and have more blooms (read it here for future reference), we’ve found some other dahlia-hued beauties to brighten your day!

Ramona Pillow

Silk Clutch

Petal Pusher Wallpaper

Coconut Mango Candle

Samoa Pink Lipstick

Do you delight in dahlias as much as we do?

Photos via Frances Palmer, Serena & Lily, Opensky, Burke Decor, Anthropologie and  Barney’s

The Latest Buzz

Stacked!

A French Fantasy

It all started with the Palace Collection by Seletti – a set of dishes that when stacked, create their own Renaissance era French palace.  Then we saw the tiered layers of this amazing tea pot at Anthropologie and began to see a trend…

Coffee or Tea?

Whether practical or whimsical, we think these bowls, cups and candlesticks “stack up” pretty well against their everyday counterparts – don’t you?

Crazy Candlesticks

Measured Stack

Porcupine with a Purpose

Stacking Cups

Photos via Lane Crawford, Anthropologie, Artecnica, Neato Shop, Waltzing Matilda and Designboom

 

Fabulous Finds, Inspirations

Fall Fashion Finds

Anthropologie - Paean Flats

After a long weekend of cleaning out closets, we’re so ready for a day of shopping and wish we had a fairy godmother who could wave her magic wand and POUF!, the perfect fall fashions would fall from the sky to complement our basically black (and sometimes gray) wardrobe.

Tory Burch - Audra Dress

But all we have is each other, and while that’s a good thing most of the time since we’re brutally honest (“When are you ever going to wear that?!”), we tend to be a bit conservative when it comes to color.

Mary Katrantzou - Exotic Vines Cashmere Scarf

Bijoux Heart - Cristal de Corail Pedant

So this time, we’re vowing to add some of the beautiful jewel and spice tones we’ve been seeing in the pages of fashion magazines this fall and get out of our black (and sometimes gray) rut!

J. Crew - Cafe Capris

Tell us…  where do you shop for fall fashion and do you shop solo or with a friend?

Milly - Suzanne Yoke Top

P.S.  For more Fall Faves, click on over to our guest post at Pretty Pink Tulips!

Thursday Thank You

Thursday Thank You

Issue 08

Issue 08

… to the incredibly creative staff at Anthropologie for always coming up with catalogs that spark the imagination and tell a fashionable tale.  Issue 08 had us at “something about the city that night” so, of course, we read on: “the light through windows, the fall of rain, the quiet everywhere… made them see something in each other they had missed before.”  What a romantic way to showcase the new fall collection!

Fabulous Flats

Fabulous Flats

Simple Elegance

Simple Elegance

P.S.  Have you discovered etymologie, Anthropologie’s tumblr site?  If not, it’s so worth a visit!

P.P.S.  Don’t forget to enter our Pheromone book giveaway!

Photos via Anthropologie

Fabulous Finds

Bugs and Birds and Bees… Oh My!

On a recent visit to Anthropologie we stumbled upon a table set with the most unique, and yes, some would say bizarre, collection of plates we’ve seen in ages.

The Natural World Collection

The Natural World Collection

We couldn’t decide if these vintage-like ceramics created by the quirky British designer, Lou Rota, were delightful or disturbing.  After all, some of her designs look like pieces from a picnic gone awry – green bugs and stag beetles share space with antique roses – while others are perfect for Halloween.

Green Bugs and Stag Beetles

Waiter - There's a Bug on my Plate!

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe?

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe?

Reflecting her passion for nature and a deep-seated recycling ethic, Lou uses collage and decoupage and both handmade and vintage decals to transform people’s unloved cast-offs into highly desirable treasures.

This Could Be Love

This Could Be Love

Are you the type who loves Lou’s light-hearted, mix and match alternative to elegant sets of wedding china?  Would you use these plates at home?

Lou's Plates at Home

Lou's Plates at Home

P.S.  Lou’s eclectic collection of tableware and furniture is available at Not On The High Street and at Anthropologie.

Photos from Anthropologie and Not On The High Street

Fabulous Finds, Inspirations

Hello Mother, Hello Father…

As we begin get out the trunks and pack our boys up for summer camp, we can’t help but be a bit jealous.  Who wouldn’t want to spend some time by a lake – waterskiing and horseback riding, doing craft projects and improvisational skits, singing songs by the campfire and making shadow puppets for nightly entertainment (the cabins have no electricity – yikes!)?  And while we’ll miss them a whole bunch, we know they’ll come back with smiles on their faces, loads of stories and dirty laundry and perhaps a friendship bracelet or two, some tie-dye t-shirts, and (dare we hope?) a macrame cozy or pan holder…

Patchwork - Himilayan Snow Pillow

Patchwork - Himilayan Snow Pillow

Paper Crafts - Daisy Chain Necklace

Paper Crafts - Daisy Chain Necklace

Weaving - Patricia Urquiola Crinoline Chair

Weaving - Patricia Urquiola Crinoline Chair

Metal Shop - Desert Rose Locker

Metal Shop - Desert Rose Locker

Tie-Dye - Aurora Bowl

Tie-Dye - Aurora Bowl

Macrame - Knotted Milati Hanging Chair

Macrame - Knotted Milati Hanging Chair

Photos from Sylvie Pillows, EmersonMade, Premiere Designers, FT – How To Spend It, Elle Decor and Anthropologie

Fabulous Finds, The Latest Buzz

Guest Blogger Claire: Fashion on Top

Here’s another wonderful post from our intrepid 12-year-old fashionista!

In case you have not noticed, floral accessories are extremely “in” this year.  Notice that I did not use the word “season”.  That is because florals have been “in” for SEASONS!  They got lucky, you could say.  Everyone knew that the 70’s GoGo boots were never going to work forever.

Forever 21 - Haute Rosette Headband

Forever 21 - Haute Rosette Headband

I am going to focus this entry on FLORAL HAIR ACCESSORIES.  Personally, I think a woman or girl can never have enough of these.  These simple beauties can transform a boring, bland outfit into one that is unique and eye-catching.  Have nothing to wear? Just put on a black tee with a pair of dark wash jeans…add a flower accessory, and voila!  You have a fashion statement.  Don’t be shy!  You might think that you have a head that doesn’t please the headband; but, I will tell you that there is a flower for everyone.

Anthropologie - From A Seed Clip

Anthropologie - From A Seed Clip

Here’s the “heads-up” on some favorites:

Anthropologie - Florist's Pick Clip

Anthropologie - Florist's Pick Clip

Forever 21 - Mesh Flower Headband

Forever 21 - Mesh Flower Headband

Nordstrom - Tasha Fluttering Flower Headband

Nordstrom - Tasha Fluttering Flower Headband

Forever 21 - Lacquered Flower Clip

Forever 21 - Lacquered Flower Clip

And here are some celebrities showing off their “flower power”:

Fabulous Choice, Rihanna!

Fabulous Choice, Rihanna!

An Amazing, Creative One-of-a-Kinder!

An Amazing, Creative One-of-a-Kinder!

Ms. Hilton

Ms. Hilton

So you see, there are many different flower choices, each as unique and special as the person who wears them.  Wearing floral hair accessories always make me feel confident, “fashion forward,” and “heads above the rest”.  (Which is funny since I am only 4’9″!!)

Have fun picking yours !!!!
Claire
Fabulous Finds, Inspirations

Let’s Go Shopping… Anthropologie

Besides frolicking in the yard with kids and dogs, snow days are meant to be spent catching up on the little things that fall by the wayside…  like cleaning out the front hall closet or pouring over the new spring catalogs that seem to be arriving by the dozen these days (the latter being infinitely more enjoyable than the former!)  One company that inspires us each and every season is Anthropologie and we hear the new London store is a must-see.

Anthropologie - Regent Street Store

Anthropologie - Regent Street Store

The 11,000-square-foot Anthropologie on Regent Street opened its doors last October with much fanfare, kicking off what is intended to be a major European expansion for the company.  Known for its quirky and unusual designs, each store is unique since managers and buyers are encouraged to customize their wares to suit their customers’ local taste.

Anthropologie - SOHO Store

Anthropologie - SOHO Store

For the London store, James Bidwell, the managing director of Anthropologie Europe, has commissioned collections from UK designers like Patrice Jewelry and Clarke & Reilly, and combined them with one-of-a-kind antiques such as a 1900 Post Office table and an 1860’s easel, as well as an interesting array of South African accessories.

Spode Mosaic Skirt at Regent Street Store

Spode Mosaic Skirt at Regent Street Store

Selection of Ceramics at Regent Store

Selection of Ceramics at Regent Store

While we know we could spend an entire day browsing Anthropologie’s three floors brimming with goodies, it’s the store’s 1,500-square-foot living wall made up of 14,000 plants that we would love to see (naturally!)  In the meantime, we’ll just have to be inspired by the new spring catalog and the company’s European online site when it launches later this spring.

The Living Wall at Regent Street Store

The Living Wall at Regent Street Store

Anthropologie - Nymphea Platter and Bowl

Anthropologie - Nymphea Platter and Bowl

Photos from FT – How to Spend It, Breakfast at Anthropologie, Decor 8, the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and Anthropologie

Fabulous Finds, Inspirations

All That Glitters…

Finding the perfect present for those who have everything can be difficult so this year, we’re using a bit of the Midas touch… gifts that glitter with gold.  From tabletop to jewelry, paper goods to holiday decor, we think these gilded gifts will be treasured!

Cambria Cove - Bronze Foil Journals

Cambria Cove - Bronze Foil Journals

Anthropologie - Twinkling Boughs Tea Set

Anthropologie - Twinkling Boughs Tea Set

Kim Seybert - Neoclassical Leaf Runner

Kim Seybert - Neoclassical Leaf Runner

Gracious Home - Judy Ross Pillow

Gracious Home - Judy Ross Pillow

Elva Fields - Corsage Necklace

Elva Fields - Corsage Necklace

Kate's Paperie - Flocked Gold Gift Wrap

Kate's Paperie - Flocked Gold Gift Wrap

Photos from Cambria Cove, Elle Decor, Kim Seybert, Gracious Home, Elva Fields and Kate’s Paperie