things i like right now

July Things

July things! you can just click on the sweet little icons to be taken to the items.

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Shades of Gold

left: street style by vanessa jackman / right: button clips by studio swine

left: bronze bowl by alma allen / right: square pyrite necklace by myrrh jewellery

left: rabbit chair by sanaa / right: leather shopper by cos

left: mi & mall identity design by atipo / right: caroline gomez

left: via skona hem / right: tee by marni

left: alameda huarache sandals / right: jenny scarf by dealtry

left: hanging test tube vases by pigeon toe ceramics / right: brass pendant by iacoli & mcallister

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Petals and Glimmer

if you don’t already read Jen’s blog Honey Kennedy then you should head over there right now and subscribe. Jen is the queen of finding pretty things to look at, and i especially love when she shares new & interesting lookbooks from small and  independent designers.


Hello there! My name is Jen and I write the blog, Honey Kennedy. I’m happy to be here guest blogging for Diana today while she moves to her new home in the city. Thanks for having me, Diana!

My post is loosely based on my love for those pretty light pink and metallic boxes you get when you buy macarons from Ladurée. Now that I’ve put my collage together, it has become clear that I was also inspired by the hints of spring and blooms that have been teasing our minds lately here in the Pacific Northwest. OK, without further ado, here are ten things I’ve been admiring. I hope you enjoy them, too!

1. The Fellini Blouse from Toujours Toi Family Affairs
The perfect amount of shimmer. I really love the weight of that cotton with the silver–so pretty.

2. The Nimphaea Collar by Licia Florio
I love how these look like coral rose petals. I like to imagine that they also smell like beautiful summer garden roses!

3. The Rhinestone Burst Bobby Pin from Twigs & Honey
Myra’s new collection of hair adornments and veils is absolutely stunning. I love this little dazzler.

4. Small Metallic Notebook from Alder & Co
I love these little leather notebooks! The worn look to the silver and gold makes me so happy. They also remind me of a clutch I have.

5. New Blankets from Pendleton’s The Portland Collection A/W 2012
I own one of their blankets from last season and can’t wait to get my mitts on another in the fall! See my recent Pendleton post —> HERE.

6. 1921 Sterling Walker & Hall Fox from Pullman Gallery
I would love to have this naughty fox snarl at me from my desk.

7. Pink A/W 2012 Dress by Jil Sander
This Jil Sander collection was one of my fashion week runway favorites for Autumn 2012. Sadly, it seems this may be the last for the line from creative genius, Raf Simons. The colors are so exquisite! The color of this dress is DREAMY–so soft, yet vibrant.

8. Vintage Dress from Xtabay Vintage
The details on the sleeves for this pretty 20s silk chiffon wedding dress kill me. I wish everything in fashion was this thoughtful.

9. Block Print Bedding from ABC Home
I am obsessed with this pretty bedding. I love the Aqaba, Zarqa and Provence prints! I’ve been going to look at these beauties several times a week for the past couple months. Love!

10. Vetyver Bouquet Glass Candle from Curio Noir
I love nice candles. This one contains notes of Cypress, Orange Flower, Jasmine and Vetiver. I love their packaging and handcrafted glass jars. I’d love to get my nose on Tubereuse Noir, too.

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Things I Like Right Now

i haven’t had the chance to wish all of you a happy new year, mostly because i was planning on staying away from my computer the entire holiday (the posts that have been magically appearing every day were set up before christmas). but of course i couldn’t stay away… too much relaxing, reading and what not just makes me itch to do something, so i decided to redesign the blog yesterday – for those of you reading in rss please take a look! then i had a quick browse around the net too, because i can’t help myself, which resulted in a snappy things i like right now.

1. yesterday lizzie announced the launch of her long-awaited book tomboy style (based of course on her wonderful blog) – it will be available in april, so get your pre-ordering on.

2. i’m enjoying tom’s skin & salt series.

3. kate and her brother made a covers album. i actually have no words for how great this is.

4. i love love love hila’s new year resolutions post.

5. this wedding seen at wolf eyebrows & honey kennedy. the bride is wearing valentino s/s 2011.

6. alex hercovitch’s apartment in sao paolo.

7. sophie woodrow ceramics.

8. i’m constantly obsessing over bright midi skirts. not maxi skirts… midi skirts.

9. a wishbone necklace… good luck for a new year.

10. ikahn vintage.

11. the wawa circle scarf hand knitted by good night day.

12. what else have i been doing this holiday? playing hours upon hours of skyrim.

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Christina: Things I Like Right Now

Rounding up my inaugural sponsors things i like right now showcase is Christina Remenyi, the amazing talent behind exquisite lingerie label Fortnight Lingerie. i love seeing how much i have in common with these great gals – i am also obsessed with those acne pistol boots, won’t say no to vanilla soft serve (ever) and am in the habit of drinking my morning coffee out of vintage cups and mugs.

1. Drinking coffee out of vintage Pyrex mugs. An Everyday event.

2. Elephants. My favourite animal. Period.

3. Gotye. I got hooked on the song “somebody that I used to know” … the whole album is stunning.

4. Retro Motels. I wish I had a time machine.

5. Acne Pistol. Black leather boot perfection

6. Game of Thrones. I know that Anabela already mentioned this in her likes, but it’s so good it deserves more love. I just finished the first season and can’t WAIT for the next one.

7. St. John’s Bridge. This is a double like… one for bridges and the other for Portland. I’ve always been in awe of these majestic, man-made passageways. Portland has many bridges connecting the eastern and western parts of town. Just left after 4 days of amazing food, coffee, music and brews and I can’t wait to go back!

8. Stevie Nicks. Enough said.

9. Vanilla Soft-Serve Ice Cream. Simple and perfect… even in the winter.

10. This Ring by Portland based designer Autoctona. I don’t wear much jewelry… but this is an exception.

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