Saturday, October 1, 2011

Featured Seller: Hug A Porcupine

Watch Project Runway and one thing you'll see over and over is the panel telling designers with simple designs that their garments are gorgeous. The same goes when designing accessories. There is something about simple geometric designs that go a long way.

I was immediately drawn to the simplicity of the necklace and pin designs from Hug A Porcupine, and their simple clean-cut photography.

You can purchase the Singapore based shop's quirky animal and geometric wearables internationally through their Etsy shop.

Such as it would take a huge amount of boldness to literally hug a porcupine, the shop encourages its buyers to go out and be bold with their perky and bright colored wearables that truly have a positive and lively feel to them.

"Our name has a subtle and somewhat hidden message in encouraging others out there to do extraordinary things despite challenges faced," Hug a Porcupine creators said.

The creators of Hug A Porcupine plan to keep creating wearable art and expanding their range of accessories over the next five years. You can follow their journey through their Tumblr.

(photos curtesy of Hug A Porcupine)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Photo of the Week: Kiwi Geometric

My fine art photo of this week consists of food art. Since geometric shapes are in right now, I thought it would be neat to cut up a kiwi into triangles and do a fine art photo out of it. What do you think loves?

It's Going to Snow!

Loves, it is supposed to snow as soon as next week here in South Lake Tahoe! How crazy is that? I've never lived anywhere where it snowed during the winter, and I've only been to the snow twice, so you can image my enthusiasm. I can't wait to wake up to that first snowfall. I'm also stoked about taking snow photographs. I found some photos that show how it looks here in the winter. Isn't it just beautiful?

(photos from Escape to Lake Tahoe and

Does anyone have any snow recommendations for a snow newbie like me?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Painted by Numbers

Happy Thursday loves!

This song stuck in my head for a while. I hadn't heard it in over a year, but I finally got around to looking up the video while I wait for the new episode of Project Runway to come on.

The Sounds Painted By Numbers by skinandbones

I'm not a huge fan of the video, but I do love that song! What do you think?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sweet Finds: A Touch of Lace

Lace is one of the most feminine touches that you can add to your clothing or accessories in my opinion. It looks so light and delicate that it truly brings out the softness in any accessory or clothing item it is in. Although I don't own a lot of lace items, it is one of my favorite trends for the fall. The following are some of my sweet finds a touch of lace style that have been wonderfully handmade or are vintage finds.

Lace collar - branchbound - $19.99 USD

Lace necklace - TheWhirlwind - $26 USD

Lace thigh high's - iheartnorwegianwood - $69 USD

Lace earrings - fr33na - $8 USD

Vintage coin purse - Tuuni - $55.71 USD

Maxi dress - breadbuttervintage - $216 USD

Lace blouse - simplicityisbliss - $185 USD

What are your lace finds loves?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Trend Favorites: #1 Faux Fur

One of my favorite trends for this fall is faux fur. You can wear it on your shoes, as the trim of your winter coat, a vest, and as headwear. There is something about it that to me is so attention grabbing in a unique way. Plus it just screams winter to me.

The following are some great faux fur finds.

Guess coat: $138 USD

Faux fur boots: $39.95 USD

Faux fur scarf: $17.95

What do you think about faux fur?

Joe's Birthday & Disc Golfing

Loves, have you ever been disc golfing?

Disc golfing consists of throwing a discus with a funky name like The Orc or Valkyrie until you make a throw into that hole's basket. South Lake Tahoe and Nevada have several extensive disc golf ranges, some of the world's most renowned.

Yesterday was Joe's 25th birthday and he took the day off from work, so we decided to take some of the disc golfs we had bought last weekend at a garage sale (we love South Lake Tahoe garage sales!) and try out the course located just across the Nevada border from us.

This disc golf course turned out to be a mountain range course that consisted of climbing several hundred feet to reach hole number nine and to see a great view of the lake. It turned out to be more of a hike than we'd expected, but it was pretty fun nonetheless. And it really opened our eyes even further to how much beauty is around us in our new home. Fun time ended when Joe lost his discus, and we couldn't find it. But by the 9th hole, and keep in mind that there is at least 18, we were pretty beat.

Here are some photos.

What did you do this weekend?

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