Saturday, December 27, 2008

Glass Art Bottles by Steve Farrington

bliss in the form of a bottle......

link via dear ada

Book Review: The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

Wow...I haven't gone through a book this fast in a long long while. Lewis Buzbee's book The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop:  a memoir, a history was made for me. 

I really believe that fate brought this book to me. I needed a new book although I already had about 4 good books waiting on my shelf to be read, I was in the mood for something different, nothing in  particular, just different. So I made a special trip to my local bookshop and wandered the tiny room for something to catch my eye. I only really was judging by the covers, but after about 10 minutes I saw a cover that said "bookshop" and that was all I needed. 

Buzbee details all the best things of being in the presence of a bookshop. Every little bit of reverie I've ever felt upon entering a bookstore was summed up perfectly, something I never thought could have been put into words. The book also tells the history of booksellers from ancient Egypt to modern day. It's a really great prep for anyone who wants to work in or own their own shop...which I do someday. 

Anyways...this is going to get too long if I keep going. It's just so hard to stop talking about a book that fits so perfectly with yourself. If you love books, just read it, trust me. 

Tag! You're It!

One of my favorite little blogs Daydream Lily tagged me in a of blogger tag. It's my first time being tagged and this  being from a really beautiful blog that I highly recommend to all of you, thanks daydream lily! 

the rules: share six things that make you happy and tag six amazing starry-eyed bloggers!

happy things:

1. everything red & black flannel. my dearest flannel dress, flannel winter coat, and flannel shirt

2. playing board games, especially parcheesi and mexican train

3. kitties playing with cat nip

4. instant polaroids (now extinct :( visit Save Polaroid to stop the madness!)

5. books about fairies and magical lands (the nerdy mass production kind ugh...)

6. saturdays when I get my new TIME magazine in the mail

starry-eyed bloggers:

1. cute things falling asleep - pretty self explanatory, best site ever!

Kite Fighting In Kabul

A young Afghan fighting kite maker pledges to keep kite fighting and making kites despite threats of another Taliban takeover. 
If you've read or seen Kite Runner than this will be of particular interest to you it's such a beautiful tradition. I think I would be a terrible kite fighter...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmasy Christmas Eve! 

I turned 22 on the 22nd (my golden birthday) and got a new camera! I'm excited to start taking some pictures of my world to show you all soon. So stay tuned...

Anyways, Jane of All The Luck In The World made this beautiful curiosity Christmas tree I thought was perfect to share with you on this day. 

I'm about to go play in the show now so enjoy your own wintery holidays (it's probably not as wintery as mine though...we've got 2 ft. and still going)!

link via Free People

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Best Post Ever, Dreamy Tree Houses

Windy Days blog recently posted 4 beautiful pictures of some mega inspirational tree houses and I just have to share the link. Here's my favorite'

Oh la la don't you want to just day dream like crazy?

I Love Little Capucine!

I can tell that Capucine and I would be best friends if I were still a little girl...and knew french.

Once upon a time... from Capucha on Vimeo.

Eat your carrots ! from Capucha on Vimeo.

Found via Crayola Yellow

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Etsy Find: My Favorites

So I thought I'd share what shops and items are on my Etsy favorites list. Fun right?

I'm pretty selective with what I add to the list so I hope you're as blown away with the items on it as I am. 

Wolfie and the Sneak's "Illustrated Calendar" $25

Miniature Rhino's "book and letter hybrid" $10

Optic Waste's "Emma framed silhouette" $40

Amethyst Soap's "Turquoise & Amethyst Soaps" $18.99

Fairy Tale Fibers' "Fairy Hood in Storm and Plum" $47 (made right here in Ballard! Buy local)

Essimar's "Piaktok" $36

Wool and Water's "Delicate heart jointed paper doll" $12

Honey Lux's "Cameo framed print" $12

Lulu La Rue's "Summertime Lady Card" $3

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

No More Junk Mail! Thanks ProQuo

Save some trees, go to and you can choose which junk mail companies you'd like to stop getting mail from. I just signed up today so I'll let you all know how it works out. Time magazine gave it pretty good reviews though. Yay! Good bye to those Bed, Bath & Beyond coupons ugh!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Little Julianna's Favorite Films

So I thought I would take a stroll down memory lane tonight. I was a film whore even when I was little and I made all my friends sit down to watch these movies with me whether they liked it or not. 
As a kid, I have to admit I still think I had pretty good taste. But you can decide for yourself if you think so or not. 


Tammy & The Bachelor 

Beach Blanket Bingo

Bye, Bye Birdie

Calamity Jane

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

And yes....these were really my favorite movies...

5 Year Diary

I want this 5 Year Diary so so badly! Just seeing it's dimensions makes me want to write and write and fill out all those 5 years of blanks space! It's available at Rare Device if you want to buy it for me....

The Best of BBIC 2008

One of my favorite sites Book By Its Cover, just posted their top 10 books of the year! Check it out for great gifts ideas or ways to spend your post-Christmas cash.

New Amy Sol for Gelaskins

Yes!!!...Finally!!!...about a year ago I sent an e-mail to Gelaskins asking them if they could offer more skins by both Audrey Kawasaki and Amy Sol. I have the Audrey Kawasaki Odaijini iPod skin and I didn't want the Mario-like Amy Sol one because well...I'm just not a big fan of Mario....

But finally they've added a new Amy Sol skin called "Leave The Hair And Go Free"

I'm very very happy!

Art of Dreams: Daniel Merriam

As a Christmas present I bought this Art of Dreams calendar for a friend of mine. I hadn't ever heard of the artist before but the it caught my eye in a bookstore last week and I was just fell in love with the fantastic surrealist artwork on the cover I had to buy it! 

For those of you who know me, know that I love magical dreamworlds, fairies and all things make believe. I think it comes with being an only child, having only my imagination and my cat for company. 

So here is just a little sampling of the wonderful Daniel Merriam. I hope you enjoy his work!


For those of you who love your iPhone, you know that it's super annoying to find the perfect background image. When I transfer an artist's work I like, it always cuts the best parts off!'s the solution...check out Poogla! A site that brings together all the best illustrators and artists from around the world to make their own special iPhone backgrounds that fit perfectly. it's all so very exciting. 

So here are the ones that I chose to use on my own iPhone but make sure and check out the hundreds of other backgrounds to find your favorites! Love you all hope this can make your iPhone experience a little happier. 

Metabolismo, Mariana Fossatti

Kriall, Eika

Leche, Fotos de almanaque

Untitled 8, Paulo Lim

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Finals Week

Finals week is almost over.....I feel a little like this........

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sundry Sullen: Collage Book

Sundry Sullen's 2008 Collage Book is beautiful! It's my favorite out of many but I thought you all would enjoy it the most. 

Oh la la, the pages look so wonderfully crinkly and fun to turn!

If you enjoy this you'll fall in love with the rest so check out the site and be inspired to collage yourself to death...

Link via Not Paper

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cooper Kitty Camera!

Best idea ever! Cooper the Cat of the Greenwood neighborhood in Seattle has been rigged with a camouflaged kitty camera that automatically take a picture every two minutes! 
Through his Flickr account you can view life through Cooper's eyes. Cooper spends his time watching his owners, looking at the sky, and checking out home security signs. 
It's a beautiful thing. 
He's even appearing on Animal Planet tonight!

Found via PhinneyWood 

Hoaken/Helga Repurposed Accessories

If I had the money...this would be my new favorite bag....I'm kind of a red flannel-o-holic so it's pretty much ideal. 
I do have to choose my flannel wisely however. I don't exactly want to be covered in it after all. 

Hoaken /Helga offers beautiful handmade accessories as well. Especially this feather necklace, it's a great statement piece and very fantastical. 

Carla from Heartisans Art Prints

Carla from Heartisans= daydreamy days and night compressed into works of art. These prints (only $25!) are magic. I just want to surround myself with them and wait to drift into a new appreciation of nature. Don't you?

Robin Barcus "Green" Dresses

Who new that corn husks and sticks would make such beautiful dresses?! Robin Barcus created a series of dresses out of all natural objects and then displayed them on models in the material's natural environment. The result is stunning...the woman in the water bringing up a real life image of the Lady of Shallot. 

"And down the river's dim expanse
Like some bold seer in a trance,
Seeing all his own mischance --
With a glassy countenance
Did she look to Camelot.
And at the closing of the day
She loosed the chain, and down she lay;
The broad stream bore her far away,
The Lady of Shalott."

-Lord Alfred Tennyson

Penguin Book Classics

I'm sure you're all familiar with Penguin Books especially their classics. And maybe, if you've wandered into Urban Outfitters as of late, you've seen that there's quite a large selection of Penguin classics with surprising cover makeovers. Judging by the covers Crime and Punishment or Pride & Prejudice seem like quirky, modern reads. I've even been tempted to by a few that I already own just for the cover art. 

Well...this week I stumbled upon the UK Penguin Blog, which is so super cute and read an interview about one of the artists designing a new set of hardcover classics. To my disappointment they aren't yet offered in the US but hopefully that will change soon. My recommendations? The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde and Wuthering Heights by Emile Bronte. 

The artist Coralie Bickford-Smith has also designed a series of classic boys adventure books...the best cover? She.