Art & Anglophilia

Nothing weighty here...just the musings of a girl trying to find the art in the ordinary

Friday, September 29, 2006

Have I mentioned that I love J. Crew?

I LOVE these heels. You could wear them with practically anything! Besides that, the craftsmanship on J. Crew shoes is will find no stitch out of place on these, and only the very best fabrics on every detail. These are the Eleanor suede peep-toe pumps.

image from J. Crew

Thursday, September 28, 2006


My lovely fan from Coco Ribbon. It will eventually go on my wall. Don't they have the best signature colors ever?

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


This is part of my ribbon collection. It's just been sitting around for awhile waiting for gift-giving opportunities to come up. I suppose it'll have to wait til Christmas. I've committed myself to being more creative with gift-wrapping, so we'll have to see if that actually pans out. I have big plans for the wide brown ribbon to go around some plain glass vases once I get them (along with some other color of a smaller width). Anybody have any other ribbon ideas?

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Regarding my last post, I realize that my formatting leaves much to be desired. Oh well, I say. Anyhoo, I was going to take pictures of areas in my house in an effort to not only explore the unused features on my camera, but also to view the environment in a different light (so to speak). Then I said to myself, "your house is a disaster; there are no areas that you want pictures of. It will only be depressing,". So I formulated a new plan. There are lots of little things in my house that I love to look at and deserve to be admired by themselves for color, shape, texture, sentimentality or whatnot. I realize it may seem a tad materialistic to celebrate one's possessions, but I am doing this to rediscover and appreciate the things I already have. So I give you the first installment in my series, "Random Crap Around My House", or RCAMH. This is a lighter shaped like a giant matchstick that was purchased this past weekend at Ace Hardware. I was SO excited to get this and I'm not sure why. There is just something about a giant matchstick that is undeniably awesome. The je ne sais quois, if you will. I do know that Holly understands whatever it is, because in an odd twist of fate, she purchased a giant matchstick pencil this weekend! Coincidence? You decide...

Hulet Glass

I think sweets alone are works of art, so in turn, I like works of art depicting sweets. Here we have art glass chocolates by Hulet Glass....they have a million different styles and color combinations to choose from, and it's incredible how real they look.

images from Hulet Glass


My babies are so cute!!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

PB Teen

I'm not gonna lie....I love Pottery Barn Teen. The colors are vibrant, the patterns are amazing, and it is far from its feathers-and-sequin-curtains days. True, most of it is a little much when grouped together in one space, but many of their things are great accent pieces to add splashes of color. And even if you don't actually want these rooms as they are, the photographs are wonderful to look at.

image from PB Teen

Monday, September 18, 2006

Sujean for JNY

I was already going to post on my love for the watercolor works of Sujean Rim (Daily Candy illustrator extraordinaire), and then I found these t-shirts! Perfect! I had been looking for a way to purchase an illustration by Sujean in some form or another, and this fits the bill. All profits from the shirts (by Jones New York) go to Jones New York in the Classroom, an organization dedicated to supporting teachers. Order it here.

image from Jones NY in the Classroom

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Fall Fever

Hurray for fall!! It's FINALLY here! I'm totally doing this Martha Stewart glitter pumpkin project.

image from Martha Stewart

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Norman Love

Norman Love makes some of the most beautiful chocolates I have ever seen. I wonder if there's a way to preserve the shape, texture, and color so you could display them. I should just conduct an experiment and see how long they last sitting under a cover on a cake plate.

images from Norman Love

Sasha Rules

Just thought I'd post these pics of the incredible Sasha Cohen. NO ONE can ever touch that spiral. And look at her layback position! She is the epitome of an artist.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Swing Time!

Holy crap, where were these dresses when I was in my swing dancing phase? (Dresses by Stop Staring Clothing)

images from Stop Staring Clothing

Class Action

Ok, this has nothing to do with my blog, but I have to insist that EVERYONE read Class Action by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler. It's the book that the movie "North Country" was based on, though I'm hesitant to mention that since the film was so incredibly different from the actual events. The scope was SO much larger in reality, and it's just insane how much and how long these women suffered just so we could have a safer workplace. I wish I could force-feed this book to everyone just so we can start to appreciate it. It is extremely well-written and the story is just unbelievable.

image from Amazon

Concert Attire

Yeah, I've been neglecting the blog. Trips to various cabins get in the way. Anyhoo, started symphony chorus rehearsals last week, and the big news is that the women get new dresses! That's right, no more custom couture for us; this time we are actually ordering. These would be MY choices (both Jessica McClintock), but of course I get voted down because I'm the youngest, and because no one else wants any part of their arms and/or chest showing. *sigh* We'll probably be ordering from that godawful Stage Accents catalogue. So, anyway, when I'm a big soloist at Carnegie Hall (ha ha), THIS is what I will be wearing.

images from Jessica McClintock