Friday, July 30, 2010

There's nothing I love more

Than an exposed kitchen. Some people are on board with me, some people prefer cabinets. But I think exposing your dish and kitchen ware gives your space a home-ier feeling. And what better way to show off your goods?

Apartment Therapy

Friday, July 23, 2010

Make your next dinner party Pop!

Lea Wood Ceramics is our newest addition to Bae, and I am completely obsessed with these beautifully hand-made (from start to finish, that's dedication) ceramic bowls and kitchen accoutrements, including serving bowls, food platters in multiple sizes, all completely food functional. Inspired by her childhood in South Africa, each piece has a rustic feel with beautiful design and pops of color. Her focus is to create a line of "contemporary, aesthetically pleasing, yet functional ceramics that you will love and not think twice about using in your daily lives" (from her website < click to view!). Here are a few of my favorite pieces plus her own descriptions below. Come by the store to see them in the flesh (or the clay..)!!

'NEW MODERN' was developed from a personal desire to have a contemporary shape to not only serve food ON, but to enjoy as a unique piece of sculpture.

'NEW CLASSIC' shape: I have incorporated the Zulu idea of making 'cut out handles' in the piece, as is their tradition. They do this in order to effectively pass large heavy wooden platters around the fire from one person to the other. They are truly unique and original both in concept and design.

'CLOUD' is an elegant 'stand alone if you want' shape that developed all on its own in front of my eyes!

BLK&BLU: The playful and organic spontaneous feeling of this design pushes the contemporary edge into having a bit more fun.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Shop your Closet (or your wall)

I would think a Humongous crack in your wall (crack by the way is an understatement, more along the lines of  a crater) would put a huge dent in your room design plans. At the very least a pricey fix.

Apparently I was wrong:

via etc../apartment therapy

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Let's go to the Mission tonight

Upon hitting my one year mark in the bay area I've come to find that my favorite part of the city is in fact the Mission. Sure, other parts are more lush with trees and Victorian homes, but the Mission is my go-to for a night out, a great meal, and a great thrift find (my three favorite things to do). So when I found a House Tour on Apartment Therapy in the Mission, I had to post! Not only is it in my (as you now know) favorite part of the city, but her house has the minimalistic style that I strive for and love. And she's a local! Let's have a peek:

Susan's one bedroom apartment is snuggled between the Mission and beautiful Noe Valley, and is I thing a beautiful blend of the two neighborhoods. Her apartment is full of antiques yet doesn't have that museum feel (think your grandparents house, or any avid antique collector). In contrast, it has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and you can see the time and consideration each piece went through before being chosen.

My favorite parts of her house hands down is the artwork on the walls. In the picture below they're not symmetrical with the bookshelf between them (with that fantastic lamp that I'm putting on my must buy list) but it somehow balances beautifully and 'brings your eye back' (a term I learned in fashion school, in other words no part of the space leaves your eye wandering, it's all cohesive). 

And her bed!! After seeing Breakfast at Tiffany's years ago I've been dreaming of owning a wrought iron bed and hers is on point (and the blanket on the bed is a handmade Amish quilt from her hometown in Pennsylvania, that's impressive). This was my swoon of the day, I hope it becomes yours!

via Apartment Therapy

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Of all the silly nonsense, this is the stupidest tea party I've ever been to in all my life." -Alice

Nothing makes me happier than a tea party, and after re-watching the classic Alice in Wonderland last night (and by classic I mean the Disney version, hey I was sick I needed some childhood soothing mechanisms) I wanted to thrift my buns off to find an old China set similar to the pictures below. When they're not in use, take advantage of that shelf in the kitchen that has nothing on it (I know you have one) and display your tea delectables. It may even encourage you to have more tea parties, and who doesn't like getting invited to one of those? You busy tomorrow afternoon?

photosource: polkadotsandvodkashots

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Food for Thought

What would you do with a piano and a park bench in your house?


Happy Sunday Everyone!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Room Need a Facelift?

I know you've been looking for that perfect night stand/lamp/desk/table, so let's get busy:

Bae Furniture and Lighting Sale Going On Now!!

We have some delicious furniture on sale that's looking for a home, your home! Come by the store and check out our July Promotion, you will be pleased. Here's a hint:

"Marlow" Mirrored Cabinet
Our Price:  $1345.00
Sale Price: $941.49

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Ultimate Bachelorette Pad

Bold Color, Small Space: The Black Apartment | Cindy Gallop > for Dwell > by Gary Nadeau from gary nadeau on Vimeo.

brought to you by Gary Nadeau who is a writer/director/producer for a slew of delicious short movies (click here for his Vimeo page). Me being a proud bachelorette and a fashion-holic (yes, there is such thing) this was hands down my favorite.

Watch and love, especially the gold-dipped crocodile and Christian Dior chainsaw. Uhm...yes please!

thank you Some Charles