Jazz on a Summer’s Day- A glimpse into a golden era.

A short time ago I borrowed noted photographer Bert Stern’s only film , ‘Jazz on a Summer’s Day‘ from a local library. While I had heard of the legendary performances it contained I was not prepared for the myriad of colors and stylistic gems that appeared in front of me. ‘Jazz on a Summer’s Day’ is not only a magnificent Music Documentary, but a gorgeous glimpse into another time.
Here are a few performances I found on youtube:
Anita O’Day- “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Tea For Two”.
Dinah Washington- “All of Me”.
Big Maybelle Smith- “Ain’t Mad At You”.

Room & Board Clearance bed.

Domain Queen Bed in Tetris Spa, marked down from $1,199 to $699.


Blue Art Studio prints at a steal!

Blue Art Studio is having a buy 1 get 1 free sale on all of their posters.


For a mere $35 including shipping in the US, you can get two great Mid-Century modern inspired posters. What a steal!

An example (and a personal favorite):


To view the other posters click on over to Blue Art Studio’s Website.

“Ode to Eames”.

While perusing Etsy this evening I came across this little print of the Eames’ and a RAR.

While it isn’t my style, I have to admit that the goofy grin on Ray’s face brings a smile to mine.



Over the Holidays I received a Macy’s gift card, so off to Macy’s I went.

After searching for and finding the perfect dress I made my way to the upper level to see if I could find a little something on which to spend the remaining balance of my card.

I found an adorable white small, deep bowl with a blue mcm inspired pattern for a mere $3.49 (which will be used for succulents and placed on a table or windowsill) and checked out. When I turned to leave, this sofa caught my eye. A pear colored, simple, clean sofa with mid-century modern lines, this piece is both fun and very functional. It is also available in Cafe Noir and Stone.




It reminds me of  a few seating options I have seen in Room & Board catalogs, but with a much more budget friendly sale price tag at $699. (edit 1/23- The price has gone back up to $899.)

Spek Home for sale in Austin.

It’s not exactly to my taste, but it is interesting and it looks like it would be a fun home to live in.
Click here to view images.

Q: What’s red, white, and nature inspired?

A: These beautiful plates and bowls from Sprout Home, designed by Todd Boontje.

While these aren’t the easiest on the wallet at $21.90 for a rice bowl to $92.00 for a larger serving bowl, they are stunning examples of how beautiful simple objects can be.