Nice Structure :: Finnaire Glams Up with Marimekko

In movies I see how glam air travel once was. I often take my daughter to the local flight museum and I’m in awe seeing the designer dresses flight attendants use to wear. They served up hot food and coffee on Grandma’s best china wearing Emilio Pucci. While flipping the pages of Elle Decor I saw that Finnair is going back to this glamour approach of flying. They teamed up with the famous textile company Marimekko to adorn the plane inside and out with pattern, color and style. Everything from their signature poppies on the outside of the airplane to china and blankets has the Marimekko touch. Maybe there is still hope for us to fly like Don Draper.

Xo, Annie

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Product Love :: Sheepskin and Mongolian Lamb

I love sheepskin and Mongolian lamb accents in a room. It’s a wonderful way to bring comfort and coziness into a space that needs it. Feeling like your Sisal rug is too rough? Throw down some sheepskin rugs, poufs, pillows or stools to add a much needed softness. Do you love the look of your modern mesh desk chair, but not the comfort? Toss a sheepskin throw over the chair to make it and your office oh so cozy.  Here is some inspiration to get you headed in the right direction. The look works best in small accents and not doing too much.  Don’t miss the D.I.Y lamb stool tutorial below.

Xo, Annie

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 Make your own mongolian stool with this tutorial HERE

D.I.Y Tuesday : Lindsey Adelman Chandi

Lindsey Adelman is the hottest lighting designer right now. She creates fixtures that are works of art. If you hang one of her chandeliers the room need almost nothing else. Obviously, these masterpieces come with a high price tag. That is why I flipped when I saw this D.I.Y to make a Lindsey Adelman fixture of your very own. See the full tutorial HERE.

Xo ,  Annie

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5 Things To Do This Weekend!

We had our server go down yesterday, so this post comes to you a little late. I must say it was nice to unplug myself for the day and made me realize I need to try that more often.  Happy weekend all! Here are 5 things you can try.

Xo, Annie

#1 Frame a happy typography print in your bathroom or office. via sugar paper

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#2 Create a cozy reading nook for yourself and get lost is a good read. photo via rose & dust

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#3 Get a new pillow to freshen up your bed or sofa. via urban outfitters

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#4 Learn the art of stacking books. via lonny

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#5 Enlarge and print your favorite family photo and frame as art. via dust jacket

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Product Love :: College Dorm Roundup

Getting ready for college feels just like yesterday and it was…uhuumm 15 years ago…yikes! I had so much fun decorating my first place with my roomate. Here is a roundup of fun items to start the school year off with smart and colorful style!

Xo – Annie

 Start with the right duvet cover. via urban outfitters

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Notes don’t need to be boring with this pantone notebook. via urban outfitters

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Keep items in one place. This is perfect for sox, underware, office supplies…you name it. via the container store5BinStorageTower_x (1)

Every dorm needs one of these. via the container store

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You will need a lot of this to-go. via cb2.com

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Take a study break with this hopscotch rug. via cb2.com

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These poof pins will be oh too cute on your cork board. via anthropologie

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Keep the laundry contained. via anthropologie

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study light is a must. via land of nod

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You will need a place to dock and listen to some tunes. via etsy.com

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D.I.Y Tuesday :: Dorm Deer Head

I love these patterned deer head D.I.Y’s ! They would add so much character and personality into a dorm space. They are also light enough to hang with no nails using only command strips. Here are a few of my favorite deer heads tutorials to bring a mascot into your dorm room.

Xo, Annie

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D.I.Y Tuesday :: Washi Tape Your Dorm

As most of you know you can’t nail or drill anything into your dorm walls. This can be tricky especially when trying to add a little life into your space. Well you have another option other than a command strips and it’s called washi tape. People are doing fun and creative things with the Japanese tape.  Look at this casa featured on design*sponge HERE. These ideas are sure to liven up your dorm. I just had to share a little inspiration.

Xo – Annie

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Nice Structure :: Best Food Truck Designs

I love street food. I especially love the food truck craze! It’s such a smart concept for the chef, restaurant owners and foodies. Who doesn’t get a thrill out of getting a gourmet meal at an affordable price. What I really love is how stylish  and smart some of the truck designs are. I mean you can turn any kind of truck into a kitchen really. Here are some of my favorite trucks I would love to eat at. Now I’m hungry!

What’s your favorite food truck?

Xo – Annie

 

If you ever ski Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, Ca you need to eat HERE. It’s called Roving Mammoth Burrito and they serve gourmet burritos out of a Snowcat…what’s cooler than that! Ski right up and get fueled for the next run.

roving-mammoth-arctic-food-truckHow about this visual stunner of a truck?! Get a slice off a woodfire at Del Popolo in San Fran.

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Pick your ingredients and watch it being made with this smartly designed truck. Gauctruck in the Phillipines serves up food in a well decorated interior in eco friendly packaging.

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