Archive for the ‘Trends’ Category

May 22, 2013 1

JCP Goes Cute

By in Roundup, Trends, Want

You’ve probably heard all about JC Penney‘s image overhaul, complete with store renovations and a new business model. They’re shooting for a younger audience, enticing us with brands and designers we recognize and care about. They’re even going by a new, hipper name: JCP. The new stores feel more open, boutique-y and fresh. I had […]

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September 25, 2012 1

Spoonflower Wallpaper

By in Roundup, Trends, Want

[ aspergillus organica rust by Caroline Okun ] This morning when I woke up and checked my email in bed (I know), there was a newsletter from Spoonflower waiting for me. If you’re not familiar, Spoonflower offers print on demand, custom fabric and an always growing catalog of fabric designed by independent artists. And now […]

May 23, 2012 0

ICFF 2012

By in Furniture, Roundup, Trends, Want

The ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) and the NSS (National Stationery Show) are my favorite trade-shows/fairs. I had the opportunity to attend the show again this year (see last year’s post) and really enjoyed it. Although ICFF is typically a showcase for new and upcoming trends, I was really happy to see existing trends like […]

April 28, 2012 11

It’s a Hit

By in Trends, Vanity

This month, my little Dipped SVALBO table became super popular on Pinterest (so many pins!). Thanks to everyone who pinned and repinned and repinned! And this week, my table was featured on Apartment Therapy (!!!) in a post about the dipped furniture trend. This brings me one step closer to my one of my life […]

April 16, 2012 7

Nails: Facets, Colorblock, & Clouds

By in Nails, Trends

My nail art abilities have progressed since my last nails post. If you follow me on Instagram (you do, don’t you?) then you see me showin’ off my manis all the time. I’m in the habit of painting my nails at least once a week, usually twice, and sometimes thrice. And yes, it takes forever. […]

March 14, 2012 59


By in Apartment, DIY, Furniture, Trends

Andy and I were endlessly searching for the perfect table for the entryway in our apartment. We needed something with at least one shelf for storage but with enough room underneath for tall boots and shoes. And of course, we wanted a budget-friendly option. I’d been keeping my eye on the whole dipped furniture trend […]

October 31, 2011 2


By in Nails, Trends

I haven’t let my nails go without polish for even a day in almost two years. One day, I decided that having nicely manicured nails was an important part of becoming professional grown up. I built up a small polish collection and bought a cheap manicure kit. But For the majority of my manicured life, […]