Drawing Paper Mobile

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via Modern European Lighting

You know when you see something and you instantly love it?  That’s how I felt when I first saw the Ingo Maurer Zettel’s 5 Chandelier. I saw it in a DWR catalog about a decade ago. It’s so playful and unique. Simply beautiful.

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via Design Milk

It inspired me to purchase a Kikkerland Hanging Photo Mobile Clip and hang it over my dining room table. I got mine at Macro Polo in downtown Portsmouth, N.H.
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My son had friends over for dinner the other night. I tore up paper into little squares and left them on the dining table with fine markers. Hilarity ensued.
close-up-of-drawingsI’ve noticed that people seem to have a more relaxed time talking to each other when there is an activity like art-making involved. Perhaps you should set up a photo clip mobile over your dining room table for your next dinner party. You will be left with a mobile that reminds you of your fun night and your good friends.🙂
xo jam

Recovergirl Holiday Wish List 2015

The holiday season is probably the least sustainable time of the year. My recovergirl reaction to that is to shop for local, handmade, sustainably designed items, and/or up-cycled or vintage versions of things I desire.

Like I’ve said before my list wish is not a hint to anyone in my family. These are things that I will probably get around to getting for myself in the future if my budget allows. Here goes:

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  1. Serpent and Bow bra and underpants set. I’m so inspired by this designer and her work. You need to follow her on Instagram.
  2. Minimalist balayage highlights from Alex at Pinup Hair Studio in Dover, NH. Image source and more hair inspo can be found on my  Hair Brained Pinterest board.
  3. I think everyone should do their grocery shopping with gold Tyvek bags by Maybebags London. I know, right.
  4. A friend of mine at work has been recommending I try coconut oil for years. Maybe I’ll give Conscious Coconut a try.
  5. I have a king-sized bed and yet I still use twin and queen sized blankets. Someday I’ll invest in a full set of linens from Rough Linen.
  6. I would live in a pair of Clyde pants from Elizabeth Suzann.
  7. For whatever reason I’m back in love with the Prada fake fur scarf from 2011. I’m on the lookout for a vintage or handmade version. This one on Etsy isn’t too bad. #muppetchic
  8. I love all things Jenny Pennywood. This unique pillow would fit right in with my decor as if it had always been there.
  9. I just want gold brogues. I can’t explain it. These ones shown are actually for kids. I don’t like any of the adult versions on the market — too stiff looking. I want a comfy version. I may try to find a beat-up pair of old Doc Martins and paint them gold and then add a new pair of laces in a pop color.

I hope you enjoyed my list and are inspired to think more sustainably when shopping this holiday season.

Happy Holidays + Cheers! xo jam