After today’s commute on a stuffy, stinky, packed bus and the constant reminder of cars zooming outdoors, I drifted off once again into my peaceful land of houseboats…
I’m always a little surprised to find that when looking around for new bed linens, the sets I end up really loving, seem to be for “juniors.” Does that make me immature? Do I have infantile taste? I suppose I must. But check out these pretty duvet sets by DwellStudio. There are a few patterns in my picks below, for juniors. Can you pick out which ones they are? (Well, perhaps the teddy bears are a slight giveaway…)
I’m feeling in the mood for some new bedside table lamps. At the moment we have a couple of standard Ikea paper lanterns on either side of the bed, but they’re starting to look a bit grungy, lopsided and slightly torn, like vagabond shades. I haven’t looked far, so I will continue my search and come back to you with more ideas. Here are a few pretty ones that shined during my online journey…
I always had a fascination with houseboats. When I lived in San Francisco a few years ago, I used to drive past Sausalito on the way to my sister’s place in Marin. Each time I passed, I would dreamily gaze upon the beautiful houseboats along the shore. I remember thinking to myself: “One day, I will have my own houseboat and I will travel the world in it!” Today I was reminded of this dream when I saw Apartment Therapy’s recent post on Olle Lundberg. Mr. Lundberg, architect and designer for Ikea, salvaged a car ferry that he found sitting around in Iceland. It is now tied to a pier in San Francisco. This is no ordinary houseboat. It’s got mega high ceilings that create a Brooklyn loft kind of feeling, and unlike a lot of modern day houseboats that have sucummed to being docked up and property taxed, this baby can move! Check it out. I added a few more floating homes to the mix that couldn’t go unseen.
With the dream of buying an apartment in the back (well, actually more towards to front) of my head, I’ve become obsessed with one place that was featured on the amazing Design Sponge. Yes, this apartment is actually for sale, but unfortunately, out of my price range. Its Williamsburg (Brooklyn) location seems perfect and its character seems unmatchable. I can’t help but wonder why they’re selling it. What’s wrong with it? Am I delusional? That’s not a long, skinny, somewhat awkward living room, it’s a chance for awesome lengthy living room shelves. That’s not a tiny box bedroom, it’s a cozy, sleepy, love nest. The designer is a real pro. The Scandinavian furniture she picked out is everything I would love, and the details such as the exposed brick walls, the high beamed loft ceiling and the deep soaking bathtub are all the elements I have been looking for. Check out her beautiful design sense below and read up on the details at design sponge sneak peek!
Oooo wah! It’s likely I’m late to the game, but I just discovered the gem that is Lena Corwin. This ex San Franciscan, now Brooklynite, is a textile designer, illustrator, author and teacher. She not only sells her beautiful work, including team Mociun + Corwin, for affordable prices on her site, but she’s also teaching a hand printing workshop in her own Brooklyn apartment. If you don’t know her yet, you must check her out.
While moseyman was away, camping in the desert, I had been squatting in squalor. It’s barely an exaggeration, I had been shamefully lazy and had let the house become something he wouldn’t have recognized when he got back. Luckily, during my lowest point of procrastination, I found some sweet nuggets of online bed and bath inspiration. So in the nick of time, I whipped up a cleaning doozie and even added some fresh cut flowers to the kitchen! Still not picture worthy though, here instead, are a few of the images that willed me to turn on the vacuum.