22 November 2010

badass laundry

I really don't dream of laundry facilities, I try to avoid them at all cost. However, this is a badass laundry interior. I would hang here and make some suds and maybe drink some suds. It's that cool.

15 November 2010

who died and made you boss?

James Victore has a new book. (in September, that is) buy it. One of my favorite designers, if not the favorite. So hard to choose, so many, so little time. I was fortunate enough to meet him, hear him speak and see him wander the halls when I attended The Portfolio Center. At the time he was doing some great work for the school. I don't want to sit here and describe his work because you should form your own opinion. I like it.

12 November 2010

the sex pistols selling out...

Sad or not? Love the Sex Pistols, not so sure I would wear these jeans. British brand Money have given 70 pairs of their Autumn/Winter gold Union Jack jeans a Punk edge with a signing by The Sex Pistols’ Paul Cook. Available now at £195, the limited edition jeans can be bought online and exclusively in Harvey Nichols. Found this here. very cool stuff.

08 November 2010

london..i want you back..

I have sat at this very pub and drank a pint too. very cool view of Convent Garden. Get me back to London. need vacation soon..very soon. Cheers!

04 November 2010

Best Halloween Costume Ever!

I saw this on Craft today and just had to share.I think this is the best Halloween costume ever! This is so creative and genius. I love Banksy's work and have been privileged enough to see his art in London and capture them in photos. This is the "Flower Thrower". You can check out more here.

25 October 2010

no disco naps here.

There will be no disco naps here. These steps will make you want to stay home and dance up and down all nite.

14 October 2010

going away to spain.....

when i get my money saved...gonna start tomorrow.

13 September 2010

die, die, die.

Win a piece of art. Win a work of art. Win a Herman Miller chair. Win a design icon. Win the best thing ever. Herman Miller is having a Design For You contest. Herman Miller is doing a collaboration with artist such as Andrew Holder and Mark Giglio. Just go here to enter.

07 September 2010

Shinique Smith Managerie MOCA Miami

Holler North Beach. Check out this amazing artist at The Museum of Contemporary Art. I would if I could. Find out more here.

01 September 2010

get your sew on...

September is National Sewing Month. The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”

You can find out more here. or just google it and you can find many activities, projects and challenges to suit your taste.

26 August 2010

i want that.

This is just so lovely. I think this will be my next shower curtain or something. Studio 54 Shower Curtain. Image by Patrick McMullan. Photographer Patrick McMullan was friends with Andy Warhol and a regular at Studio 54, with his photographs of that nightclub capturing the essence of those decadent times.

25 August 2010

so hot your cool so hot, hot, hot!

so you know it is time to get some new hot pads when you feel more hot than pad. So should I learn to how to make potholders, ummm, no I found these. I can't wait to receive them! I love this Alexander Henry "Midnight Snack" fabric. Yummy!!! You can get them at this really hot Etsy shop Collisonware. Pardon the pun, just excited!

02 July 2010

Watermelon Limeade .....yummy and refreshing.

doesn't this just look cool and delicious. I am going to make this for the fourth. I will let you know how it goes. Happy fourth of July everyone! You can find this recipe by Martha here.

10 June 2010

Vernon Ave will be at the Indieana Handicraft Exchange

If you live in the Indy area or wanna take a road trip, there will be lots of handmade goodness with beer, bands and fun! It is also in conjunction with Independent Music and Art Festival! So come out and check out my one-of-a-kind handbags, vintage bags and my other goodies!

07 June 2010

Crusty old blogs.

Yes, this blog is crusty. I have definitely neglected my blog. I admit it, even though I do not want. So much to blog about, so much to say. So much to share with the world. So much cool stuff and cool people and cool this and cool that. Does it have any meaning? I don’t know. But I love to read and learn on everyone else’s blogs and I never go back to one that never post anything……so. What is my deal, don’t know. It is my goal to be a better blogger. Hmmm.. does anyone care, probably not. I care and I guess that’s all that matters.

Well, I am a maker, baker, cooker, cleaner, listener, talker, worker, walker, dog walker, babysitter, designer, sewer, trash taker outer, music listener, dancer, exerciser, hell cat, marketer, pr’r, friender, facebooker, painter, vacuumer, lint picker upper, picture takerer, eaterer, and lots of other er’s but I am making a vow to myself to be a better blogger….so whew, got that off my chest...

blogger guilt??

17 March 2010

The bag is one of the most universal and oldest objects invented by man.

Bubbles and Groove Envelope Clutch

“The bag is one of the most universal and oldest objects invented by man. What began as a prosaic item of everyday use is now a luxury good that can confer status in an instant. Whether it’s a bag for kings or vagabonds, shamans or celebrities, nomads or professionals, griots or fashionable women, for workaday use or formal events, people around the world use them to carry their most important belongings: from seeds for the humble farmer, to money for the self-made mogul to personal items such as lipstick and a compact.”

– excerpt from an amazing book, Carried Away by Hélène David-Weill and Jean-Louis Dumas, Vendome Press and Hermès.

You can learn so much about a person by what someone carries in their bag. Whether it is a secret or a necessity, I hope to be a part of that for girls and women for years to come.

01 March 2010

Cupcakes and Frenemies....

"Frenemy" (alternately spelled "frienemy") is a portmanteau of "friend" and "enemy" which can refer to either an enemy disguised as a friend or to a partner who is simultaneously a competitor and rival.[1] The term is used to describe personal, geopolitical, and commercial relationships both among individuals and groups or institutions. The word has appeared in print as early as 1953.

A "cupcake" (the common US, Canadian, South African and Australian term) or fairy cake (the common British and Irish term), is a small cake designed to serve one person, frequently baked in a small, thin paper or aluminum cup. As with larger cakes, frosting and other cake decorations, such as sprinkles, are common on cupcakes.

mmm... and this is why, this is why, this is why..... cupcakes are my frenemies.

These cupcakes are just delightful. Just one of my valentines treats. Thanks baby! So, So yummy. This is my closest cupcake shop. Yes, I said closest. They are so gorgeous. It inspires me to make my cupcakes even better. I can always dream can't I?

and did I mention it was Red Velvet. double delish.

17 February 2010

Check your head.

These hats will make any cold day glorious. Brrrr.. Check these gorgeous hats from Glorious Hats. A random flickr find.

03 February 2010

Spring is coming.....I hope.

Just a few updates in my etsy shop, Vernon Ave. I am SO READY for spring. The colors, the smells, the WARM weather. Cheers and enjoy. I can daydream can't I (about spring that is.)

08 January 2010

Oh Vivienne, How I love thee...

Let me count the ways. Dame Vivienne Westwood, (yes, I said Dame) has created the best wallpaper frocks out there. And if I were looking for a wallpaper frock, these definitely would be the ones. You can check out more here.

I have admired Vivienne Westwood for a very long time. Shall I just say since I had a purple mohawk and purple plaid pants to match the mohawk. The mohawk is gone but my adoration still lives on for punk and all its goodness. Vivienne brought punk and new wave fashion into the main stream. I am always excited when she does a modern day punk collaboration with the right folks. So……wait for it…. Vivienne Westwood wallpaper! Yes, you can coat your walls with the best punk plaid (uh, die, die, die for) or modern designs ever from her fashion collections. Delve into the designs of a post punk hero! Available at Cole & Son.