Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Design Idea: Tapestries

I'll admit, when I think of tapestries, I think of stuffy old homes with stale decor. However, I have been seeing a lot of really fresh and modern tapestries, such as this one from Urban Outfitters. Large prints can really amp up a dull space. For $39, you can transform that glaring blank wall in your apartment into a colorful focal point. These are perfect for rentals, since most people don't want to deal with the hassle of repainting when it's time to move. Currently, I have two large beach prints hanging on my walls--courtesy of my friends at Quiksilver!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Design Spotlight: Four Poster Bed.

Maybe I get distracted too easily, but I couldn't help but get distracted in this post on Apartment Therapy. The post is actually about doing your research when purchasing a new camera, but my eyes are glued to the beautifully-lit four poster bed:

I honestly couldn't even tell you camera-buying tips from this post, because as soon as I saw that bed I immediately scoured Google Images for four-poster beds. I decided to trade in my childhood fantasy of having a canopy bed with the more modern fantasy of stringing lights over the posts, just like the bed in the photo above. Check out a few of my favorites below:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Cigar Room at Le Maison, Champs Elysees

I love this cigar room at Le Maison Champs Elysees in Paris. The exposed lighting really stands out against the chalkboard-colored walls. I don't smoke cigars, but I would consider taking up the habit if I ever get a chance to visit this gorgeous hotel in person!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cinequest Premiere of 'Worth The Weight'

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Ryan Sage, the director of Worth The Weight--a heartfelt, independent romantic comedy about a former athlete whose struggle to lose weight parallels his quest for love. The film will debut this Friday, March 2 at Bay Area film festival, Cinequest. If you will be in San Jose this weekend, I definitely recommend seeing the film.

Worth The Weight is a romantic comedy that Sage bought off Craigslist for $500. On the film's official website ( you can see the original ad he posted that asked for the script. Sage got many responses, including one that referred to him as a "jackass" for thinking he would be able to buy a finished script for a mere $500. Another interesting thing about this film? Sage and the writer he bought the script from have never met! They communicated changes and revisions to the script via email and telephone. Sage and Dale Zawada, the writer, will actually meet for the first time at the premiere of Worth The Weight at Cinequest.

You can read the feature I wrote here, and check out TYTE Media to read more about the making of Worth The Weight--including a feature on the film's writer, Dale Zawada.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I usually tend to shy away from pastels, but lately I have been obsessed with mint-green. I took a break from my usual bright nail colors and opted for a mint-green polish from Urban Outfitters. I was really inspired by the color, so I also made a mint-green set on Polyvore:


Tara Jarmon summer day dress
$630 -

Rolex steel jewelry

Missoni knit shawl
£120 -

Lola Ramona hair bow accessory
$14 -


IKEA Ikea Ps Brunn
$15 -

Rodarte: S/S 2012

NYFW may be behind us, but my love of Rodarte continues. I love this photo collection by Nicolas Henderson:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sofia Coppola's Video for H&M and Marni

While we await the much-anticipated Marni for H&M line to hit stores on March 8, H&M released this promo vid directed by one of my favorite filmmakers, Sofia Coppola. The classic, bold prints from the collection pair beautifully with Coppola's signature soft lighting. The micro-movie was shot in Morocco, and leaves you in a dreamy state-of-mind. Check it out: