shaken not stirred at society social

a page from the manifesto magalog

Society Social is just that sort of store, certainly not average and absolutely fabulous. It’s a decorator wannabe’s (like me!) dream store. And it’s affordable. Where else can you order a custom table for under $300? Which leads me to this…a collection of tables my house cannot live without.

The Draper Accent Table

shown in python stone

shown in silver croc


i knew this was going to be a good year….

Save the date: April 17, 2012

a love affair with paper…

The Bay Holiday Windows

If there is one thing I’ve loved as long as I can remember, it’s paper. It never fails me, it can be very cheap or very expensive and I like both. You can use it to blot a tear or your lips, you can write a love note to your beloved or more mundane tasks like a grocery list. A sheet of paper can hold mysteries, history or your future. With this being said, it won’t come as a surprise when I tell you I majored in fibers in college. There were countless long nights spent meticulously cutting, weaving, gluing and sewing paper and fabric. This experience has left me with a great appreciation for artists who work with this medium. Over the weekend I discovered Flurry and Salk’s custom paper art installations. Looking through their photos I am inspired and tempted to pull out my cutting board and exacto knife. The Paper-Cut-Project is currently on exhibit at Christie’s Auction House.

Christie’s: Elizabeth Taylor

Jeffrey NYC

Owl Mask

*All images from the Paper Cut Project

keep clean, go green

photo credit here

Step by step I am making my home a cleaner place without chemicals. That’s not to say you won’t find soft scrub hiding in a cabinet but I try not to use harsh chemicals on a daily basis and I’m eliminating them one by one. I’ve always liked the cleaning power of lemon. When when cooking with a lemon, I save it to wipe the grime of pans before putting them in the dishwasher, it’s a grease buster and sponge in one. With that in mind, I discovered a handy way to clean with lemons at Full Circle. Their products are minimal, elegant and green.

starter set: just add lemon


earth friendly veggie brush: non organic vegetables need not apply


just fill with soap and scrub