Category Archives: Trends

Were you here in 1991, dancing?

Check out a clip I totally randomly found yesterday on this very cool site, Crap We Like. Those were the days! The hair, the outfits, that Binghamton groooove! I can’t seem to remember where Scandals was. A Google search puts it over on State Street, where Flashbacks is now. If anyone knows where it was for sure, leave a comment.

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Put a Penny in Your Loafer and Make a Wish…

Back in 1980, a little book called “The Preppy Handbook” came out. I was 9, and somehow convinced my parents to fork over the $3.95 cover price for a copy. Something made me think it was a necessary read. As I just am flipping through it now, all bent and dog-eared, it’s all coming back to me. It seemed the ideal lifestyle to aspire to. Apparently, I thought I was going to come into some money at some point. Age unappropriateness aside, I think what dazzled me were the fashions –  different enough from our good, old St. John’s navy blue parochial school uniforms; but tame enough to skip out of the house in to have a good time. Put pink and green together (cha cha!) and there’s bound to be some trouble! Well, now there’s a sequel coming out. Really, how have we gone without one? Perhaps that will be what I need to ease into 40 with grace and style…

(Thanks, Daily Beast!)

1. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44046723
2. www.theblackdog.com/product.php?productid=16615&cat=307&page=3
3. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43138815
4. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_13&listing_id=40175760&ga_search_query=plaid&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_7428838
5. www.freshdeal.com/deal/2072/sporto-original-duck-boot-10-off.html
6. www.vineyardvines.com/product__79254_____14680_13051

A few sweet things…

Who does all this awesome stuff for a party? Who CAN, is the question. Somebody who works for Martha Stewart. Sigh. Take a look at all the little things she has designed for parties here. Perfectly cool. Really makes you rethink the idea of a party favor, slackers.

If that wasn’t enough to knock your socks off, how about this?

And, a way to perk up the dreary landscapes during this long winter…  artist Pete Dungey’s pothole gardens, via A Cup of Jo.

Carry on.

A Year of Deer has begun!

Even though it’s already February, my Year of Deer has begun! I have been searching high and low looking for a cool, inexpensive faux deer head. Either they were out there and they were too expensive, or they weren’t out there. BUT today I got an email from The Well Dressed Home with good news! I had inquired about one a while ago when theirs were sold out and they said they’d let me know when they were back in stock. AND THEY ACTUALLY DID! My Cody Foster “Alabaster Deer Head” will be on its’ way, just in time for Valentine’s Day decorating. What, you’ve never decorated a deer before? Stick around…

Grey IS the new blonde…

Ok, here’s a trend most of us are destined for. Some will fight it; others will take it as it comes. Kate Moss knows where it’s at.

Go Kate!

Big in 2010 – Ping Pong

I went back and forth on whether or not to do this. Should I, or shouldn’t I? Good idea, bad idea? You get it.

1. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20974606
2. www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/item/Dining-Table-Ping-Pong/3301.010/439834.html
3. http://tobiasfraenzel.com/

4. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36578762
5. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36867738
6. www.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/sports/30pingpong.html
7. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37566790
8. www.rockstargames.com/tabletennis/
9. partnersandspade.com/
10. cargocollective.com/iveland#194648/Bolda-Display
11. x.couver.us/urban-style-dancers-wrist-bands-73/urban-style-skaters-wrist-bands-53/
12.www.paddlepalace.com/Table-Tennis-License-Plate/productinfo/MPL/
13. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39089456
14. www.spinyc.com/
and www.thedailybeast.com/beast-board/item/1271/laura-lane/place/?cid=hp:buzzboardpick2

Big in 2010 – Dala Horses

There is something about each of these dala horses, and every other one that I see – a mystery, a world of possibilities and yet a rich history, all at the same time. Their old-time craftsman ship seems fresh and their symbolism strong. A red one would be perfect next to my computer…

1. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37564241
2. http://www.lefsetime.com/store/template/product_detail.php?IID=258
3. http://www.swedishdesignhouse.com/
4. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20876201
5. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20976430
6. http://www.ingebretsens.com/details.php?prodID=2661
7. http://www.scandinavian-south.com/dalacarve.htm
8. http://www.scandinavian-south.com/dalasign.htm
9. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37384556

Next Big in 2010 Turquoise!