so i'm sure most of you have already seen these, but everytime i come across their site, i fall in love all over again. i think i'm going to have to give in and finally order one (or ten). check these sleek found paper journals by five and a half here.

happy halloween!

why does my house not look like this? i need a loftish home...

indexed is a terrific collection of index card art - you have to check them out.

i'm not sure how i found this blog, but it is stunning. as a glutton for found objects, typography and items older then myself, i couldn't have been more pleased the when i stumbled across ace jet 170. i personally love the post on the view-master stereoscope...

because i can. and you can too.
well, the rainy season in san francisco is just around the corner, so i've begun my quest for a great pair of rainboots to last me through the season. rainboots these days seem to be pretty blase, but thanks to diane's little lambs rainwear, there are now some festive booties to keep rainy days nice and bright.
these are a few of my personal favorites...
so i periodically browse through blik to see if there is something to get for my cube at work. okay, well there's a ton i can get - it's more a question if i should be investing in my cubicle or my apartment. but this is all besides the point...
blik now has car decals. most amazing thing ever. okay, maybe not the amazing thing ever, but definitely the coolest thing i've seen all day...
check out the decals

heading to seattle today...will try to post some new findings while in the emerald city. in the interim, check out these books by su blackwell. absolutely amazing.

at long last, i finally have my etsy shop up and running. i still have a lot more cases that need to be put up, and will be updating the shop every week with a new case - so check it out. i'm taking special requests for the holidays now - so let me know if there is anything special you want for a loved one. check out the cases here.
another goodie i found on notcot. check out this amazing collection by jessica cushman.

made out of pre-ban ivoy, this
scrimshaw collection is to die for...
while browsing through notcot yesterday i came across these awesome cards by o plus d. check out the collection here - they are absolutely hilarious.

thank goodness for lindsay, otherwise i totally would have missed the capsule street festival for design. if you live in the bay area you should definitely check out all the great designers that will be showing off their goods this weekend in hayes valley.

the festival is this sunday, october 22nd from 11 -6. located at octavia between fell and hayes.

while browsing through etsy today i came across an incredible designer, and subsequently, her amazing blog showcasing her awesomeness. no seriously - check out the wonders of
inside a black apple. Emily Martin has some of the most charming items i've seen in a long while, my personal favorite being her 'doll house' (pictured above from emily's site). check out her etsy shop the black apple and help support an amazing and talented artist.
kid robot has been carrying these amazing miniature chairs by reina called the design interior collection. i've has been eyeing the white arm chair for awhile and decided today to finally buy a blind box and hope i hit the jackpot. well, i kind of did. i managed to get the foot rest for the chair, but not the chair itself. needless to say, i was pretty bummed, and of course the only option was to buy the entire 3rd volume of chairs.

i was there with marty who got a blind box monger and was nice enough to let me use him as a model in my new chairs...enjoy!

david ichioka takes photos of people as they sleep. literally. every half hour another shot is taken of his sleeping subjects...endearingly beautiful.

i'm finally back from an amazing weekend away with some absolutely wonderful people. granted, i was half asleep most the time, but it was great nonetheless.

but enough about me. while browsing through
poppy today i saw a link to mxyplyzyk . i'm in love. here are a few of my favorite things...

passive agressive 'no smoking' ash tray

jones juicer set (i want, i want)

i'm not the biggest fan of chocolate, but if a guy ever got these for me (hint, hint oliver), i would be one happy girl. cherry blossom and kimono patterned chocolates? delicious for the eyes and soul. check out all the awesome chocolates at chocolat modern.
since i'm working at 11.30 on a sunday evening, i guess i'll post up some cool little things i wish i owned, like these.
so my dad came up for a quick visit again this weekend. aside from the usual good food and city wanderings, we also managed to visit the de young museum and the conservatory of flowers during his stay. needless to say, both were amazing.

the de young was under construction when i graduated from university, so this was my first time venturing in since they re-opened their doors. it was stunning. the formation of space was exquisite and the observatory had breathtaking views of all the bay. their collection seemed larger then i remembered, with great pieces from around the world.

from there we ventured to the conservatory of flowers to see the butterfly exhibit. while i do have a general disdain towards bugs, butterflies are pretty much in my top ten of the worlds wonders. they had some amazing species as well as a glass case where you could watch butterflies emerging from their cocoons. awesome. it totally reminded me of elementary school when my mom got me a kit to raise your own monarch butterflies. so great.

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