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Best of the Week



The Dylan House and Emerson House doll houses by Brinca Dada @ Velocity Art & Design.

Velocity Art & Design tweeted about these Brinca Dada doll houses a few days ago and I think they are cooler than cool. If I was a kid I’d be begging my mom for one of these… or trying to figure out how to make one on my own. Both doll houses can be purchased with or without the furniture (modern and minimal).


Schwinn Meridian 26″ Adult Tricycle in Silver, $280 @ Walmart.com (shipping to your nearest store is free and they’ll assemble the bike for you).

I’ve always loved bikes. Living in San Diego gave me an appreciation for the old school cruiser style bike. Getting older gives me an appreciation for not having to keep me and the bike upright. Here is the perfect mix: the Schwinn Meridian adult tricycle with the good looks of a cruiser (including a front basket) and the stability of three wheels. Sporty frock and lap dog not included.


Lomography Diana + Dreamer camera, $65 and the Leni Lounge chair, $80 @ Urban Outfitters.

The Diana + Dreamer Camera is a thing of beauty. I’d feature it here for that reason alone but it also happens to be a favorite with photography nuts everywhere. This little wonder is definitely on my wish list. The Leni Lounge chair was a surprising find while perusing Urban Outfitters. It has a nice shape, color, and material and looks like it’d cozy up nicely with a few pillows and a throw. Catch this one quick! It’s in the sale section.


Prints by Theater Clouds @ Etsy.

Anthology Magazine tweeted about the Theater Clouds shop earlier today. Elle McKay’s work was recently featured on Etsy. She takes photographs of hand drawn and built dioramas. The artwork featured was too good to keep to myself. See the Etsy feature here and her shop here.

That’s it for this week… a little light I know, but I’m just starting to get some wind back in my sails after being sick most of this week.

Have an awesome weekend, all! See you next week!

Totally Inspiring Room


This is the living room of English architect Richard Found and his wife, Jane Suitor. This room reminds me so strongly of my taste when I first started becoming interested in interiors and architecture (strict minimalism, neutral colors) but also features some elements that embody my style today (elegant chairs, classical figures, brass details, and luxurious carpets).

I like the modernist elegance of this room very much… and the André Arbus armchairs and the vintage cocktail table? Amazing!

Have a totally inspiring Tuesday, y’all!

Around Charlotte: Dialect Design


I have modernist tendencies. I know that might be hard to tell from pictures of Miles Redd rooms and the Marmouset Jungle cabinet but… I do. In fact, my interest in interiors stemmed from stumbling across a picture of a John Pawson designed house. My taste has evolved quite a bit from his strict minimalism but I still have those tendencies: clean lines, streamlined ornamentation (if there is any), and embracing the function in forms. Now that I’m in Charlotte I’m starting to look for signs of other modernists. The signs are subtle… but definitely here.

Local design/build firm Dialect Design offers stock plans, architectural and general contracting services, and also holds a salon featuring local talent on a regular basis. I discovered them when design principle Toby White commented on a status about modernist architecture on Facebook started by niche realtor, Gail Jodon, of ModernCharlotte. Check out Dialect’s stock plans when you give their site a whirl; I’m especially taken with Pod 1, an expandable plan that is designed to be built locally for $105/sqft!