Tuesday, May 31, 2011

California Home + Design:

check this out! architects chat about their fav sf buildings!!

also....here's a little hint from us to YOU!...click HERE to get a free subscription to california home + design mag!! we did it!! you're welcome :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

let's go!

somewhere. anywhere. everywhere. 
curiosity shoppe
feeling the travel bug...whether far or near, i'm ready to get out and do something!
as for the long weekend,  my plans are to head south to santa barbara! looking forward to hang time with friends, beach bronzin, hiking, the sunset (i don't seem to see enough of those here in sf, i need to make a point of that!) maybe a lil surf sesh at my favorite spot, good eats, and a road trip with my best buds...frankie, dawn and her doggie, brady! 
hope you have something wonderful planned! have a super duper weekend and see you back here on monday!

xo shanners

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

cozy cave vacay

as i travel across the country (im probably somewhere between chicago and cedar rapids at this point) taking in new sites, smells, sounds, and people i am reminded how important and eye-opening travel is!!

i stumbled upon the breath-taking yunak evleri cave hotel in turkey this evening...dates back to the 5th and 6th centuries when the people of the central anatolia region of turkey lived within the earth.  interior renovations have transformed this primitive shelter into an oh-so-cool safe haven for vacationers.  this hotel offers all the ammenities while maintaining it's simplistic roots.
talk about mood lighting.  mmmmm.... 
romantic cave-side dinner under the stars.
so cooooool!! love the outdoor living space!
uhhhh huhhh!
i have this feeling that the turkish food served at this joint would be memorably delicious!
this place is on my bucket list.  
get out there and see the world!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

30 days of creativity

we are so into this! join us for the month of june and CREATE SOMETHING EVERYDAY! we'd love to see what you come up with....email us your creative projects at INFO@SHOPLOSTANDFOUND.COM and at the end of the month we will select a winner and you'll get a fabulous prize!!

here are 30 reasons why you should join in on the fun of creating, one for every day:
Garner a sense of accomplishment.

Form a (good) habit.
Conquer the fear of the unknown.
Find new friends.
Solve problems.
Refine your skills.
Experiment with something new.
Defeat the resistance that’s in your head.
Save $ by being creative.
Build your portfolio.
Motivate friends and family to be creative too.
Exercise the creativity we’re all born with.
Overcome writer’s block.
Utilize the drafting table, DLSR Camera, Guitar you bought years ago.
Break the monotony of not doing anything creative.
Make your mom proud.
Network with other like-minded people.
Challenge yourself daily.
Show off and be proud of your creative work.
Join a creative community.
Do something free of judgment.
Move beyond your comfort zone
Inspire others.
Get excited about new things.
Improve time management.
Eliminate procrastination.
Have fun.
Gain self discipline.
Use this as an excuse to buy a new (camera/screenprinter/piano/etc).
Create stuff you’ve been wanting to do anyway. 

 and if that's not inspiration enough, they've crafted a fancy calendar to help get those creative juices flowing...
and yep, you guessed it, we'll be posting updates on our creative projects tooo! 
xo l +f

Monday, May 23, 2011

wide open spaces

tonight i fly out to ny to meet up with one of my best ladies who just graduated from medical school.  yea...she's a doctor now!! such a FANTASTIC accomplishment! in new york we will pack up her car, a cooler, some camping gear, load the ipod, and set out on our cross-country road trip to bring her (and her stuff) back to california! 

feeling so excited about the open road and all the sites along the way, i thought id share some sweet structures with open spaces and views forever:

modern beach house! dwell.
cool angles! california home design.
deserty goodness. california home design.
no walls! so amazing!! fresh and pretty.
you all take care! ill be sure to share some sites along the way. see ya!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

too cool to not share...

holy moly this is pretty spectacular!  japanese bank designed by architect emmanuelle moureaux.
oh how the chartreuse here coordinates so well with our NEW logo!! :)

pretty colorific if you ask me!
skittle-esque chairs! 
@ night....oooooh!
images from design boom.

coolest bank EVER! without a doubt!
taste the !

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

dining al fresco

well...with the sun finally shining again it has me antsy for my next outdoor dinner party! here's a little inspiration for your next al fresco shindig:

fresh blue and white with a moroccan twist. timesunion.com.
frenchy style...oh la la! bamboo fencer.
modern picnic style @ duchamps in chicago. chicago brunch.
hmmm might have to make this a stop on my x-country roadtrip next week!!
open air tea party perfection! hgtv.
mis-matched and fab! orchard dining. homestead revival.
feast amonst the oranges. garden-fresh flowers! sfgirlbybay.
cheers to sunshiny outdoor feasting in the garden with lovely company!

Friday, May 13, 2011

etsy is the bestie!

some recent finds on etsy.

vintage yellow jar. brightwall vintage.
lamp made from motorcycle parts. betsy ryaland.
handmade reclaimed kitchen island/table.  bone yard fabs.
oak stump. real wood works.
map ca. 1901. vintage paper works.
you all have a FABULOUS weekend!
xo l+f

Thursday, May 12, 2011

knotty is nice

love the rustic/nautical look of rope accents...
rope-edged frame. from mtz workshop.
top right of room-rope mirror. from elle decor featured on no. four eleven.
awesome texture on this basket woven rope pillow. from palecek.
1970s french cube ottoman/table. featured on subida del sol.
rope shelves! from style of design.
ok another rope shelf...love this idea! from pink postcard.
make your own! step-by-step instructions from my home ideas 

what a perfect way to display all my design books and misc. accessories! ill be off scouring for driftwood and old rope :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


natural inspiration...
photo from a recent trail run in nicasio.  water was unbelievably still and created an impressive reflection of the landscape.  what a spot to reflect on life :)

some unique upcycled mirror pieces for your reflection:
vintage window-turned mirror. perfect for a bathroom. from pandemonium.
antique frame becomes unique accent mirror.  from etsy: the golden nest.
1890s french door mirror. ooh la la! from etsy: bohemian chic design.
didn't know a mirrored headboard could be so classy... ;) from plush palate.
antique european villa mirrored doors. so gorgeous! from eloquence.
old door into mirror.  from decorating ideas made easy.  do-it-yourself instructions here!!
reflect your beauty!

Monday, May 9, 2011

designed. sealed. delivered.

my wonderful friend ALINA,over at WYLDE DESIGNS sent me a link to these neat little wooden envelopes from SPOON SISTERS, one of my favorite sites for online gift purchases! 
alina knows me well....these one of a kind, design it yourself, standard sized wooden envelopes are so fun!
and i don't know about you, but i loooove getting mail! how fun would it be to receive a handmade wooden envelope... even if the note inside just says "hello", i'm okay with that! 
 xo shanners