Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Moments of Beauty

Love this floaty saffron-toned skirt — so beautiful.

(photo of model gertrud hegelund by andreas öhlund, via fashion gone rogue by way of sacramento street)

Lofty Inspiration

Love this amazing loft space, converted from a defunct 100 year old electrical switching station. I especially like some of the innovative ideas used in the renovation, such as the huge living room window — the architects installed a stationary fire-station-style garage door in the opening that was formerly used by trucks to drive into the former powerhouse. More here. Via Chicago Home + Garden.

(photography by Alec Hemer)

Sponsor Spotlight

Tina of the wonderful English Muse blog is in the process of moving to a new site very soon — can't wait to see it! In the meantime, do drop by to visit her present location — and check out her beautiful and inspiring tumblr Ms. Muse (where this image is from) too. I always find something new to read or think about every time I visit.

Izabella of Fifiduvie now has tote bags in her lovely shop! Available in two styles — the one shown above and another one that reads in the madness there is love — these cute and affordable totes would be great for trips to the farmer's market, the beach, picnics and more. The most mundane errand would definitely become extra stylish with one of these slung over your shoulder!

It's been a busy and exciting month for Liza at Small Equals — first a mention in the New York Times, and now a moving sale! Liza will be closing her tiny bricks and mortar store in Burlington Vermont within the next couple of months, but her online store will stay open — and that's where you'll find the sale! Automatism readers can get a jump start on the sale by using the discount code Spring11 at checkout. It's a great time to pick up something special, like this beautiful necklace by Saada from Mali, made of roots, glass beads from Ghana and bamboo. A real statement piece, it's perfect for adding a finishing touch to a summer dress — or a tee and jeans.

Looking to add a little shimmer to your summer wardrobe? For a limited time the lovely Lobo Luxe shop is offering $20.00 off shipping — just use coupon code LoboLuxeMay before May 31st! It's a perfect time to pick up a pretty piece or two, like the Wave Bangle and Landscape Ring by Felicity Peters shown here. And while you're visiting, take a moment to sign up for the newsletter, where you'll not only get to hear what's new at Lobo Luxe, but will be in the running to win a $50 Gift Certificate, with a winner drawn every month. Happy shopping!

It's easy to see why the charming I Love You Eye Chart from the Bates Mercantile Company has been their most popular printable yet — it's just so clever and fun. And as customers print out the image themselves, delivery is super quick — Pamela sends the files as soon as she receives the order. And if you're looking for something a little different for a special someone, customized printables are also available upon request, too. A fast way to give your home a new look!
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