Posts Tagged 'color'

Charming to Say the Least.

Some things are merrier and brighter. Yet, a wee bit unattainable in this world for a simple yet stylish creature such as moi. The small colorful dangling acorn shaped stones are exquisite on this chain bracelet by Tamara Comolli {but, what are they?}. And the 18K rose gold chain makes it that much more feminine and soft. Can be yours for $37K…. Merry Christmas!

rose gold bracelet stone comolli

rose gold bracelet chain charm stone

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Autumn Splendor.

autumn splendor trees color leaves fall

Beneath a yellow fading tree,
As red suns light thee, Autumn-morn,
In wildest rapture let me see
The sweets that most thy charms adorn.

Hot Summer Days Require Hot Looking Hoses.

OMG. For all of you divas and fashionistas out there who actually have a lawn or potted plats to water (or a Banana Slide to get started), cast your sweltering eyes on these sexy concept watering hoses from Garden Glory.

Garden Glory hoses glamour outdoor

Taking inspiration from the iconic bags of Hermés, Chanel and Mulberry, these high quality hoses come in eye-catching colors and glamorous carrying handles made of brass chains. With names such as “Candy Crush” and “Bordeaux baby”, you could have the most sophisticated green thumb on the block.

Garden Glory hoses glamour outdoor

PS. Gotta love their tag line… Garden Glory. For glamorous People with Dirty Nails. =)


Resin Around Your Finger.

Many years back while popping into a little breezy shop in the Outer Banks, I purchased a stretch resin bracelet made out of a series of milky tie-dye likes colors. I loved it. I screamed SUmmer and went with everything. Then, a few years later, I misplaced it {ahem, someone stole out of my hotel room in Mexico. Sigh}. I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for a replacement. But while I lay here this sunny Saturday morning and watch my dog snooze away {old dogs LOVE to sleep in}, I came across Rosella Resin on Etsy. The resin rings and bangles on Rosella may not take the place of that chunky faceted stunner I dangled on my wrist, but the creative combination of colorful sanded resin, preserved feathers, wood, seaweeed and seashells makes for an interesting conversation piece while dining alfresco at the  shore or bar side on a DC rooftop.

Pink and Purple resin bangle made with eco resin containing silver flakes with large triangle facets

Pink and Purple resin bangle with eco resin, silver flakes and large triangle facets.

Asymmetrical eco resin aqua with metallic gold leaf

Asymmetrical eco resin aqua with metallic gold leaf.

Starfish and seashell eco resin ring with large diamond facet.

Starfish and seashell eco resin ring with large diamond facet.

Strawberry pink multifaceted eco resin bangle with metallic gold flakes.

Strawberry pink multifaceted eco resin bangle with metallic gold flakes.

pacific northwest lichen eco resin pebble shaped ring

Pacific northwest lichen eco resin pebble shaped ring.

Birch bark eco resin bangle with polygon facets.

Birch bark eco resin bangle with polygon facets.

Back to sChOOL.

It’s raining here in DC {pssst, I hear there’s a hurricane approaching. Ha!}. And I’m surfing the web for two 12″ x 18″ pillow inserts. I’ve just found two from Crate and Barrel and while stashing some goods into my cart, peeled into this web page of six colored mechanical pencils. This six-pack is made of natural wood and comes in orange, red, purple, black, blue and green with matching erasers. Not sure if I’ve seen ones that look this cool – or were so lucky to have these when I was in grade school – so I had to post them. A nice happy sight to see compared to the fast-moving cloudy grey skies outside. Welcome back to school kids.

Colored mechanical pencils cool design school

Green with Envy.

I have to say that emerald green gets me every time. It’s not may favorite color – because I truly find it hard to have just one favorite. I like the entire color wheel of colors in various contexts. I like mixing and matching. And sometimes I stick to the tried and true neutrals. But this shade of green takes my breath away every time. It works with all seasons of wardrobes – burgundies and camels in the Fall, grays and blacks in the Winter, pastel yellow in Spring and vibrant oranges and inky blues in Summer. Oh, and it’s a mandatory accessory come March 17th. =) Just yesterday, I was shopping for a client at the Design Center and picked up a sample of a bold green wallpaper. It’s gorgeous. And so is this handbag from Coach.

Coach Kristen Elevated Leather Round Satchel in Sage

Coach Kristen Elevated Leather Round Satchel in Sage $698

Not All Scotch is an Acquired Taste.

Okay, most of us are getting on the au natural bandwagon, painting our homes with low-VOC paints, making sure children’s toys and gear is toxin-free, and even cutting out additives in our food. So what not our beauty products!? I’m curious about the non-toxic nail polish from Scotch Naturals. Literally, no chemicals included. An eco-friendly alternative to conventional polish, Scotch’s water-based formula, so they claim, delivers long-lasting, salon-quality results in a stunning array of sophisticated shades. I know that if I’m painting my own nails, there is no long-lasting anywhere on these fingers and toes. Now, the salon finish is another story (ahem, why did my nicely filed nails chip after day three last round?). And with names like To Hell with Swords and Garter, Leprechaun Lynch, Hot Toddy, and Lochness Mystery… and classic packaging, we can surely toast to forward-thinking lacquers.

Scotch Nail Polish

Scotch Nail Polish

Scotch Nail Polish


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