Monday, May 7, 2012


Thinking I was looking through a kaleidoscope, I was mesmerized by the stained glass at New York's MAD.  The vibrant colors and bold, graphic pattern reminded me of classic 1970s design and the era of the "flower child".  Many designers of today are still inspired by the seventies and have taken inspiration from the fun, retro patterns of that time.  Tory Burch is a great example of a designer who is inspired by the "hippie" look.  You can often find her using bold, graphic floral patterns and of course using her signature energetic orange.  For more information on MAD, Museum of Arts and Design, please visit their website:          

photos by ash+pete

Friday, April 27, 2012

Flea Market Pickin'

Hell's Kitchen Flea Market
Location: 426 West 39th Street  NYC
Hours: 9AM TO 5PM every Saturday and Sunday all year long 

  While out and about in New York City on a Saturday morning, my good friend Caitlin and I decided to hit up the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market on 39th street.  It happens to be one of the oldest and most well known flea markets in the city.  This old-school vibe market brings a unique crowd and has a very distinctive vendor list.  Beautiful artwork, antiques, handmade jewelry, and vintage finds can be found here.  I just so happened to walk away with a beautiful antique necklace. For more information on the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market click here: Hell's Kitchen Flea Market.      

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"The Doors"

Beautiful and having so much Character, doors are truly inspiring works of art.  Just imagine all the people who have passed through and the history behind each one.  For some reason over the years I have become fascinated with the array of color and bold personality of every door I see.  Please enjoy the beautiful compilation below.   

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Panties to Riches

     For a product that doesn’t leave much to the imagination, Sara Blakely has sure figured out a way to make a buck or two from what we would simply dub as “underwear”; however, that is quite the contrary.  In fact, this little lady has revolutionized the concept of undergarments and has made her product, Spanx, become a staple piece in a woman’s wardrobe.  Spanx has also landed Miss Blakely on Forbes Billionaires list.  Recently, it is estimated that the average net worth of Spanx to be around $1 billion.  Let me also mention that Blakely owns 100% of the private company, has never borrowed any money towards her business, and has paid ZERO, yes ZERO, in advertising.  So how did she do it?  That is a GREAT question.  I am sure if there was an answer to this question, then we would all be billionaires.  She truly is an inspiring woman, who happened to have one really BIG idea.  To read more visit:
“Today Spanx is to slimming undergarments what Kleenex is to tissues: a brand that stands for the category.” 

The New Loafer


     I was in “awe” when I discovered these shoes.  In my opinion they are INGENIOUS.  Not only are they a classic, iconic loafer they also serve a very practical purpose.  As we all know, fashion can sometimes lack practicality.  The founder and Creative Director of Swims, Johan Ringdal, was inspired by the ever changing Manhattan weather and the issue of his nice shoes getting wet with the rain, snow, and slush.   He basically has improved and modernized the galoshes or rain boots that we have come to adore and love during the icky weather days.  To learn more about this water-proof loafer visit:
1.  Extremely Comfortable
2.  Water-proof
3.  Anti-bacterial and Odor-Resistant EVA Mesh Lining
4.  Breathable Vents
5.  Perfect for College Students, Travel, City Folk, and the "Everyday" Lifestyle  

Monday, March 12, 2012


Pants: Jcrew
Car: Audi TTS Roadster
Chair: Eames Molded Plastic Chair by Herman Miller 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

wardrobe pickin'

Shop Outfit:
1.  Charade Blazer by Madewell $138 
2.  Minnie Pant in Stretch Twill by Jcrew $89.50
3.  Hamilton Large Tote by Michael Kors $348
4.  Amy Strap Watch 36MM by Marc by Marc Jacobs $150
5.  Nora Calf Hair Ballet Flat by Jcrew $250