GiGi New York Zip Pouch | Kat Tanita for GiGi NY Desk Diary | Design Darling Pillow | Kate Spade Cedar Street Margot | Holbein Artist’s Gouache
Today I’m featuring some of the things on my Christmas wish list! Apparently everything I want this year is in different tones of pink, and I have to say I am loving the color scheme. I once heard Genevieve Gorder (the interior design magician, often on HGTV who also basically decorates the White House at Christmas (!!)) say that a lot of women have an instinctive negative reaction towards using the color pink because we associate it with being a “little girl” color – because it was the color that filled most of our childhoods. She then of course went on to paint an entire tiny NYC apartment a deep mauve color. And it was incredible. (Like I said, she’s a magician.)
Ever since reading a blog post recently about business organization (a subject which simultaneously thrills and terrifies me) I have been on the hunt for a pouch to stash in my purse for “business expense” receipts. This magenta leather one from GiGi New York will definitely do the trick. Mostly, it’s an excuse to get me excited about staying organized on the business end (which is definitely a struggle for this creative entrepreneur…) But before you laugh, note that it will legitimately save me the extra step of having to constantly spill the contents of my wallet and read through each receipt to stash away into that big brown pouch marked “Business Expenses.”
My blogosphere-friend (we’ve never met IRL, but she’s a doll!) Kat Tanita has launched a line of leather goods for the above-mentioned GiGi New York, and I am in love with them! The sunset-and-surf colors of the collection remind me of the travels she’s documented on her blog, and of her own glam-boho-jetsetting style.
This pillow from the eternally happy-chic shop, Design Darling, is kind of just happiness in a pillow. I’ve been dreaming of a brand new bedding makeover lately, and this pillow would be the cherry on the sundae. Weird metaphor for bedding?
I recently purchased a two-tone Kate Spade “Maise” bag on super-sale, and it’s been strapped to my side ever since. This Cedar Street Margot bag is the next victim in my new Kate Spade bag habit – patent leather, just the right “medium” size, ladylike, and in the perfect subtly-springy shade of “rosewater.” (Unfortunately rosewater has sold out already, but you can get it in red!)
I don’t tend to adjust quickly to using new art supplies, no matter how excited I get about trying them. I usually come back to my tried-and-true formulas. But I can’t help getting caught up in the wonderland that is my local art store when I make a trip to get supplies, and I usually purchase a few items I’ve never tried before. My latest foray has been in to the world of Holbein Artist’s Gouache, and I think this one is actually going to stick. The paint has a wonderful consistency and a high level of opacity and vibrancy that I love. It also comes in some great colors like the perfect hydrangea-colored periwinkle blue.