I moved here in January from the big smoke London. I wanted to start fresh so packed light and got on the big jet plane.
Moving to a new country can be a pretty daunting experience. Unfamiliar with my new surroundings I had to find a place to live, pretty tough yes!
I wanted to find a place that I could play around with and create a little haven for myself. Not knowing Philadelphia I came across the first place that was safe and pleasant and took it.
Now I’m having fun making it my own. I love using my walls to create collages of inspirational thought; I collect random photo frames to trap my most memorable photos hang trinkets from family and friends and feature dried flowers wherever possible.
When I have friends over they engage themselves in the floor length mirror while I burn my multi coloured candles, dripping wax over wine bottles. The Diptyque scent usually fills the air while Nick Drakes plays subtly in the background.
My place is almost there, it’s nearly reached that comfort zone.
Starting from scratch is the most refreshing thing and letting your personality pour into a new home is quite satisfying don’t you think?
we appreciate all of your comments… i truly wish i could give each and every one of you a butterfly!
congratulations to our lucky winners, who were selected at random:
meghan h. from pennsylvania
kelly p. from alabama
liz r. from virginia
i will be sending your butterflies shortly :)
our 4th winner has been contacted but i have not heard back yet – please check your email and if it is you, please send me your address so i can mail the display piece! if i do not hear back by monday, a new winner will be selected.
thank you all so very much! and stay tuned… we hope to do many more giveaways like this in the future ;)
it’s our assistant stylist dying book pages with tea! how cool is that? it’s so easy to do- just fill up a plastic container like this with water, drop in some tea bags, and then rip out pages from a book and soak them in it! the result are really cool antique-looking pages that you can use for pretty much whatever you want- you could cover an entire wall with them, or they’d look really cool as backing for a photo album or scrap book!
i can’t tell you what we’re doing with them, but you’ll find out soon enough…
how timely…if you’re in the area, stop by space 15 twenty in los angeles and check out their americana pop-up that runs through the 4th of july! in addition to shopping americana themed goods like the ones pictured below, you can check out one-of-a-kind customized denim jackets on display from the levi’s archives (above).
a couple of weeks ago our highland park, illinois store had an event celebrating their first birthday, and they raffled off a personal styling session at their store. the winner was one of their favorite customers, hannah, who came in for an hour of collaborative styling with the girls of highland park. check out some of the great outfits they put together!
for the documerica project, the EPA hired freelance photographers to take pictures of subjects relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in america in the 1970s. the resulting photographs are fascinating to look through, and many of them are quite beautiful. i love the old, grainy quality of the photos…they make me long for a simpler time. here are some of my favorites…