ok, everyone, relax... i will resume normal posting this week.
for several summers (and many springs, winters and falls), this was my favorite product of all products in the world. ever.
then it disappeared.
still, when i'm at the drugstore, i'll give the john frieda section a quick glance, hoping maybe it has reappeared. (i do this in much the same way and with the same frequency i check in on the hot cereal section, hopeful that cream of rice has made its way back to the shelves. it hasn't, and i so far refuse to buy breakfast cereal via amazon.)
unfortunately, neither my beloved cream of rice nor my sea spray texturizer has made a comeback.
so imagine my delight when i stumble across this product review tonight. alas, it was purely a tease. there is no more john frieda beach blonde.
so, really, the point of long, sad post is to ask... any thoughts on bumble and bumble's surf spray? i'm thinking it may be the only acceptable alternative but i'm not quite ready to admit failure.
by caroline duke on Friday, April 27, 2007
this site came via daily candy this week, and i thought these bags were so, so cute.
other cities (or boroughs): brooklyn, manhattan, la, chicaco, san francisco, queens and portland.
but, speaking of washington, i'll be there for a week in may, and i'm looking for some shopping and restaurant recommendations. i've never been (well, my parents lived there when i was born. but my memories from infancy are a bit vague), so i'm open to anything!
i very rarely come across something from design within reach that i think i positively must have. well, this isn't really true, as i quite often want most everything there.
BUT what i mean is i very rarely consider having something so seriously. and, to be honest, i've only known of this lounge chair for about a minute and a half (via outblush), but i fell in insta-love.
i'm obviously on a wire chair thing. it's because, instead of a sofa, i think i've decided to have a few chairs. i have a soft, vintagey chair like this, and i kind of want to offset it with a couple funky modernish chairs (this is where a lounge chair comes in).
disclaimer: my bed's in the same room, so there is actually a place for comfortable lounging. this is just so i don't have to offer up my stairs as seats for guests anymore (yeah, i'm a real classy hostess).
so, back to this chair. i like it. do you?
mixed in with all the bertoia wire chairs i can't afford, i found this.
and aside from that seat cover catastrophe and the wretched mirrored tabletop, this actually is a pretty fun little piece.
if i were in brisbane, i'd snatch it up for $20 in a heartbeat (or at least in the next eight days, five hours).
by the way, if you're about to throw a couple bertoias out to the curb (and you're not in brisbane), i will gladly accept them.
ebay, au $19
in honor of my first love, patti duke (the german shepherd), and her birthday today, i present this bobble-head of sorts.
and, for my friend holly and her winnie: the dachshund nodder. (too bad you're not like four and a half feet from rose and radish anymore.)
ah, memories of childhood pets.
german shepherd nodder
rose and radish, $8.50
by caroline duke on Sunday, April 15, 2007
i'm very, very sorry for not really being around all week. i'm pre-move and mid-pack and have been focusing my attention toward the new place.
i'll try to make up for it this weekend and will be back on a regular track in a week or two (hopefully full of inspiration).
in the meantime, if you've got any suggestions on anything whatsoever or just want to keep me entertained, e-mail me.
by caroline duke on Friday, April 13, 2007
any thoughts on where i could find a cute typewriter like this? i figure i can find one on ebay but don't really want to look through a bunch of crap. i only say that because i've tried looking before but to no avail... not because i'm really that lazy.
[image from anthropologie.]
by caroline duke on Sunday, April 08, 2007
at the risk of sounding like a complete bore...
while most everything missoni is most always gorgeous, i usually can't imagine myself weaving it into my home things or wardrobe (it can be so zany!).
this throw, however, is so practical i believe i'd need it in every color.
[via lucky's catch of the day.]
by caroline duke on Thursday, April 05, 2007
school thank-you card
greer chicago, $12.75
while a very pretty thing to send in the mail, i'd be more tempted to keep it for myself and commit it to a frame.
greer chinese papercut
greer chicago, $4.75
by caroline duke on Monday, April 02, 2007
i'm on this huge home makeover kick, thanks to what will hopefully be my new cozy apartment. and, while aprons and potholders don't necessarily scream home makeover, they do say something along the lines of i can't wait to finally be in a comfy place that i can finally make feel like my own.
i'm so excited i can barely get to sleep at night (it explains why i'm up at 2 on a 'school' night).
i'll finally feel like a grown-up! this will be my first post-grad move. now, i kind of feel like a dorm-dweller. not because my place is small or horrible. just because i never took the time to do anything with it and eventually became uninspired by it.
now i'm just bursting with ideas!
kimono kitchen apron
by caroline duke on Monday, April 02, 2007