Apr 17, 2014

looking in / 09.

 I suppose my interest in home decor really began when I started having kids. Finding ourselves home a bit more, it became important to me to create a space that my family and I could really enjoy. Never being one to experiment with much color (my personal style usually consists of head to toe black, while I gravitate to mostly white for our home) - this apartment - with its seemingly effortless mix of color, texture and pattern, inspires me to put a little more punch into our home. I especially love that the great orange chair, (in the photo directly above), belongs to a desk in a boy's room. I would never think to include a piece like that, but it works so beautifully in the space. And don't even get me started on the windows in this place.. love.

If you like, you can view more photos here.

xo N

Apr 16, 2014

celebrity style / emma stone.

{From top to bottom: Chanel, Valentino, Lanvin & Atelier Versace}

Emma Stone has been in Europe promoting, "The Amazing Spiderman 2" and killing it on the red carpet. It's been amazing to watch her style evolve over the years, from girl-next-door to high fashion perfection. I love how fearless she is when it comes color, texture and pattern. She will  be one to watch for years to come.

xo N 

words / 102

Sometimes I'm terrified
of my heart; of its constant
hunger for whatever it is
it wants. The way it stops 
and starts.
-Edgar Allan Poe

Apr 14, 2014

monday's mood.

Lately, I've been inspired by muted tones. It must be the change of season that has me lusting over all things feminine and delicate. I mean, how precious is this teacup above? Love.

xo N


Apr 11, 2014

tgif! (and some random thoughts).

I'm not sure when it started, but Luca has this thing now where he cries every time Julian does. Sometimes, if we're lucky, he will throw in an extremely sharp shriek to go along with it. He will also chant, "It's ok Juj, it's ok Juj!" over and over (while still crying), until Julian stops. There are days when I can't hold in my laughter (sorry Luca) and then there are days where I could almost cry with them (parents, you feel my pain).

(He sure is cute though).

Last night was my first Web Development and Design class. I'm taking it as one of the required electives for my program. Web design is so out of my comfort zone and to be honest, I'm slightly petrified. I'm the most technologically challenged person I know. I am, however, extremely excited at the prospect of expanding my knowledge in this area. Not only will it allow for more opportunity in my career, but hopefully the little space I've created here will benefit as well.

The other day I purged 75% of my closet. No joke. My intention was only to do a bit of spring cleaning, but the process kind of took on a life of it's own. Before I knew it, I was looking at more empty hangers than ones with clothes attached. And you know what? It felt really good. Don't get me wrong, I am a girlie girl through and through. I (unapologetically) love fashion and I love clothes. But I'm at a point in my life where, more than ever, I'm seeking quality over quantity. In all areas. It's definitely going to take a bit of discipline on my part, but I'd rather buy a great piece every so often than have a collection of things I've settled for.

Also, I haven't had any sugar since last Saturday! I feel fantastic.  

Have a great weekend!

xo N

Apr 10, 2014

wish i was here.

Finally! Garden State fans only had to wait a decade for this after Braff's directorial debut in said film back in 2004. Although the trailer doesn't reveal much of the story line, it's been written that the film centers around Braff's character - a struggling actor, father and husband - who is searching for his identity and purpose in life. This is exactly the type of film I love to enjoy on my own, on one of my coveted "me" dates. The film is set to come out this July. Can't wait!

P.S. My favorite scene in Garden State.

xo N

Apr 9, 2014

happy birthday marc jacobs!

Talented. Handsome. Favorite.

xo N

google images

words / 101.

We would be together
and have our books and
at night be warm in bed
together with the
windows open and the 
stars bright.
-Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

xo N

Apr 8, 2014

kate moss x topshop.

Kate Moss for Topshop collection, coming April 30th. Love.

xo N

raining petals.

Photographer Nick Meek was commissioned by Sony to conceptualize the abilities of their new 4K television. The new monitor promises four times the detail of full high definition, and what better way to illustrate this than by using colored petals to represent the number of pixels in the display. It took more than two weeks for a team to collect the thousands of vibrant petals, which were gathered, blown and exploded throughout the landscape of Costa Rica. The end result is quite beautiful, if you'd like to see.

Happy Tuesday!

xo N