THIS AND THAT: SILVER SPOTS

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John Robshaw Sheesha Pillow (also available in ivory or grey) | Diane Von Furstenberg Alina Studded Pumps 

How do you prefer your silver spots, on your pillows or on your toes? John Robshaw’s mirrored pillows have been around for awhile (Olivia Palermo has them in her apartment) but had fallen off my radar until I spied these DVF studded pumps on Shopbop.

Of course as soon as I saw the shoes my obsession with the pillows returned and now they’re right back on my wish list (along with the shoes!) I’m curious, which are you more likely to spend on: your home or your closet? For the past few years I think my home has been winning out. Time to start re-investing in the wardrobe!

P.S if you love the pillows but can’t justify the price tag, check out this pair on etsy. Dead ringers and for a fraction of the price!

LABEL LOVE: FIGUE

Figue

Figue

Figue

Figue

Figue

Sophie Tunic | Neon Yellow Pouch  | Ritika Top | Neon Pink Pouch | Sophie Tunic

There was a great article in the Wall Street Journal this weekend about Stephanie von Watzdorf and her new-to-me label Figue. After reading about the gallery wall in her apartment which includes: “a dancer clad in the exotic costumes of the Ballets Russes, a sketch of a young man by Pablo Picasso, a series of ’70s vacation snapshots by Slim Aarons” I knew there was a pretty good chance I was going to adore her line.

The clothes are just as chic as you would expect from a designer who has done stints with Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Tory Burch; but what I love most about the collection is its gypset spirit. Maybe it’s my vivid imagination, but I can easily picture myself wearing one of her Sophie tunics while wandering around a souk in Morocco.

Do I have any such exotic travel plans on my calendar? Nope. But if I did, I’d want to have a piece or two from Figue with me. Until then I’ll get lost in Figue’s Travel Log which has already provided me with hours of inspiration!

LAND OF THE LOTUS EATERS

The Pursuit of Style | Lotus Chandelier | Sara Gilbane

The Pursuit of Style | Lotus Chandelier

The Pursuit of Style | Lotus Lamp | BHG

The Pursuit of Style | Lotus Chandelier

The Pursuit of Style | Lotus Lighting

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Clockwise from left:
Three Etched Brass Lotus Chandelier | Lotus Flower Table Lamp BaseBrass Lotus Blossom Chandelier | Lotus Pendant Lights | Brass Lotus Hanging Fixture

Do you remember–I’m going to need you to dig way back to a high school lit class herewhen Odysseus stumbles upon the land of the lotus eaters in The Odyssey? If you’re a little foggy, basically the people that lived there got Odysseus’ men hooked on their psychedelic lotus plants and they never wanted to leave.

I happen to think that hanging a lotus chandelier, or adding a lotus base lamp in your home might have the same effect. At one point Jamie Drake offered a pendant (which Sara Gilbane hung in a trio in the dining room above), but sadly it has been discontinued. 1st Dibs has quite a few vintage stunners but that wow factor is going to cost you a pretty penny.

If you love the look, Pottery Barn (unexpectedly) offers a great option. I’d nix the shade for something with a little more pizazz. Hot pink or glossy black maybe? What do you think, would you eat the lotus?

BITS & PIECES

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Capitol Hill Books is one of my favorite neighborhood haunts. Fair warning, if you’re claustrophobic this isn’t the place for you. The the books are literally stacked from floor to ceiling and the pathways are just wide enough for one person to weave their way through.

In spite of the obvious fire hazard, it’s one of my favorite spots to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. You never know what you’re going to find on those chaotically organized shelves.

Maybe it’s six copies of Love in the Time of Cholera, or maybe it’s one of Cecil Beaton’s diaries like I walked away with on my last visit. The thrill of the hunt makes the potential for claustrophobia induced panic attacks almost worthwhile!

SNOW DAY

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Paris

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I’ve been wishing for snow all winter and this morning I finally woke up to a pristine blanket of fresh powder. It may only be a half an inch, but it’s something! For this New Englander, it just doesn’t seem like winter without at least one snow day.

I think my desire for a winter wonderland might be apparent in the images I’ve been attracted to lately… they all share the same palette of whites and greys with icy blue undertones.

Personally, I think Paris carries off the color palette best. Is there anything Paris doesn’t do better than most cities? Ahh, I need to go back!