Tuesday, November 15, 2011

inspiration: zigzag

i don't know about you guys, and i might actually punch myself later for saying this, but...i'm kind of over ikat. well, maybe not over it, but just a little tired of seeing it absolutely everywhere. i mean, don't get me wrong, there are some really great patterns and excellent color combinations, but maybe i've just seen tooooo much of it lately... 

right now, i much prefer zigzags...clean lines, a nice pop of pattern and color yet not overwhelming, and totally timeless...how about you? 

...i might already be eating my words...kinda loving this combination of zigzag AND ikat...sheesh!
source unknown

xo shanners

Thursday, November 10, 2011


in just the past few days the weather has completely changed and it is officially fall!

tosh and i are taking a little roadtrip down to southern california tomorrow and we're looking forward to a gorgeous sunrise drive, good music, my very first in n out burger, and some good laughs!

fall happens to be my favorite season...the changing of the leaves, the falling of the leaves, the stomping on the leaves...the vibrant colors of the sunrise and sunsets, cool crisp air, the smell of a fire going, cozying up with a warm blanket and a movie...boots, beanies, down jackets, excitement for winter snow trips...i love it all!

pic by me
love leah duncan's work! 
another by me
awesome diy leather pinecone 
love this leaf crown, too cute!
great for the holidays: west elm

xo shanners

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

diy au natural table

came across this awesome (although not necessarily simple) diy project on design sponge this morning.  i love the clean lines and raw wood of this piece.

image from silvia song's gorgeous blog.
all done!

time to get my tool box out!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

fermod. outside dreams.

as i cleaned out the backroom closet at the studio today i found a buried treasure. a fermob catalog containing fantastically dainty, mod, and simply frenchie outdoor patio furnishings.  took a few quick snaps of some fav scenes: 
you can also use their built-in software to virtually design your own patio space!

check out the fermob's site for more inspiration, to find out where to buy (if you find something local PLEASE let me know), or to pick up a little french.

bonne nuit!
bisous!  tosh

pendleton, please!

these random rainy days make us want to curl up by the fire with a cozy PENDLETON blankie and a big ol glass of wine and rip out pages from design mags...
but then there's also those glorious sunny days too...and these beach towels are kind of amazing! love the vibrant colors and patterns...
we're also really loving these home goods...
and have you seen their new PORTLAND COLLECTION? simplified, wearable, and manages to maintain that iconic pendleton touch...

lots of love for pendleton today....

xo l + f

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

missing the beach....

woah guys, sorry for the delay! tosh and i have been soooo busy! busy in such a great way though...lots of new job opportunities and projects for both of us, mixed in with a TON of fun! unfortunately, we've been lacking on the posting, and the creativity buzz has somehow temporarily slipped away from both of us, oops! ah well, you can't force it, it'll be back soon...we promise! 

i just enjoyed a lovely weekend in laguna for a friend's wedding, and saw the fam and friends, such a blast as always! i spent sunday at the beach and wow, i sure do miss it...the sound of the waves crashing at night from my bed, sunkissed salty skin, swimming in the water, sand in between my toes.....

fun lil vid for my friend's awesome line SEEA, song by one of my faves, WHITE HINTERLAND

xx shanners

Thursday, September 15, 2011

in haus press.

letterpress is all the rage these days and sf local, in haus press, does it RIGHT!  this hand-fed letterpress company has a way with words (+graphics!):

check out more of in haus press's creations on etsy.
cute blog too!

sweet dreams,

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


when life hands you lemons...

make tosh's tangy margaritas, throw them back, get inspired by their sweet citron color...that's where i'm at.  feelin' mellow yellow after some bad news today and a bottle of sweet stuff with that gorg goldenrod label:
sunshiney yellow interiors:
eat your ♥ out. simplified bee.
piano hits a happy note. a little bit of sunshine.
cheery chair! pinterest.
cheery chair #2! krakvic dorazio.
stripes. london lisbonite.
find your sunshine! it's out there somewhere...ALWAYS!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

pallet re-purpose.

on an amazing bike ride today in half moon bay (sunshiny blue skies, btw...which NEVER happens out there!), i came across a section of the bike path that's temporarily reinforced by shipping pallets. although my vintage roadie didnt necessarily love the bumpy ride, i was inspired by this inventive re-use of the abundant (and oh-so-commonly trashed) pallet.  check out these creative applications of pallets:
big desk/workspace. funky junk interiors.
updated horizontal panelling. infarrantly creative.
platform bed. unconsumption.
counter base. apartment therapy.
plate rack. re-nest.
headboard. stylizimo.

entry hooks/picture hanger. mj porter design/etsy.
outdoor table. picnic time! re-nest.
sleep on that!