Can't Get Enough: Sputniks!

I'm completely obsessed with Sputniks!  Retro cool and forward thinking all at any great outer space design should be.  These fabulous fixtures seem to elevate every decor style into the next stratosphere.   I need to figure out where to incorporate one of these in my home.

Images via:  ElleDecor; Domino; Houz; DecorPad;Skona-Hem


Dear Skinny Jeans

Dear Skinny Jeans,
We've had our fun...but I'm just not that into you.  I've found a new love.
The Zhush

Images via: TheSartorialist;GaranceDore

Monday's Pop of Purple

painterly purple principality

{thanks so much to Raina of If The Lampshade Fits!}

The winner of the Modern Bird Studio $200.00 gift card giveaway is...
Number 207: Phil of Offbrand!
Congratulations! You will be contacted shortly!

Thanks to Modern Bird Studio for an amazing giveaway,
and to everyone that entered!


Sunday Style Obsession: Plum Picks

There's a strong front of purple reign in the fashion forecast this winter!  

Images via:  Net-a-Porter


Thanks and Throws

Thanks so much to Lisa of Hamptontoes for mentioning in her gift round up last week!

And, I'm thrilled to report that we now carry THROWS!  A stylish way to stay warm this winter and a great gift idea as well!

You can check out the full selection here!


Random Chanel Item

No. 42

Holiday Hangover?

Are you up for some shopping...
or down for some snoozing?
Either way, it's Chanel to the rescue!

Image via:  WeHeartIt

Lyrical Lovelies

She dreams in color,
she dreams in red.
Can't find a better man.

Lyrics by Pearl Jam
Image via ElleDecor 


Holiday Inspiration

As we head off into the Thanksgiving holiday here in the States, I thought I would leave you all with two of my favorite ideas for festive table settings.  Feathers and golden pumpkins ~ a twist on the classic centerpiece with a dash of drama!
Images via:  Domino



This was the first mushroom to pop up on my radar last year.  Part of Anthropologie's collection, no doubt tied into the Alice in Wonderland movie mania.  It's quirky, I thought nothing of it...

Last Spring, during a show house tour, I stumbled across these babies.  Each room was assigned a Broadway show as its' inspiration.  This was the "Hair" room, so the mushrooms sort of made sense.
Then, the lovely Alcira of The Nero Chronicles, spotted these at Houston's Urban Market!

Finally, last week over at The Cote de Texas,  I noticed this group of mushrooms, in an image from the December 2010 issue of Architectural Digest.

So what's going on here? Trend? Coincidence? I have no idea!  I just know that I haven't seen this many mushrooms since the seventies.  Which makes me wonder what's next, macrame wall hangings?


$200.00 Gift Certificate Giveaway From Modern Bird Studios!

I love giving personalized gifts for the holidays, which is why today's giveaway for a $200.00 gift certificate with Modern Bird Studios has me so excited!  Modern Bird Studios creates personalized, modern art from your photographs. Each work is a one-of-a-kind, original studio piece created with a combination of digital, hand, and painting processes on an Oak composite, or, for the extreme modern enthusiasts, on acrylic mounted to Oak.
Gregg Deal, the founder of Modern Bird Studios, and his wife Megan know that most modern art available is enormously expensive or mass produced and impersonal. Consequently, they have decided to expand this new style of art to those who have the same appreciation for hip, modern style and who desire to have something more personal to them to enrich their homes.  And speaking of personal, check out the piece they did for me!
The rarely seen "zhushlettes"!
For a chance to win a $200.00 gift certificate, head over to Modern Bird Studios and check out the extensive portfolio.  Then come back here and let us know what you like in the comments section.  For extra entries, you can follow Modern Bird Studios on Twitter, and "like" them on Facebook!

This giveaway is open until Midnight, Sunday, November 28, 2010.  Open to the U.S. and Canada only.  No previous winners are eligible to enter. 

Added bonus:  From now until December 5th, 2010, Modern Bird Studios is offering a 15% discount to "The Zhush" readers.  Just enter this promotional code:  THEZHUSH

Good Luck!

Monday's Pop of Purple

purple possibilities


And, congratulations to the winner of the Diane James Home Giveaway!

Lucky Number 65,

We will be contacting you shortly!

Image via: The Decorista


Sunday Style Obsession: Tote Couture






practical + chic = total style perfection!
What will you be toting around this holiday season?

Don't is the last day to enter this
amazing giveaway! 

Images via:  Net-a-Porter


Thank You!!!

Living Luxe For Less

 Honey We're Home

Chic ModernVintage

Tracie Zeller Designs


Thanks so much to all of the amazing bloggers above for posting about great gift ideas from!  I really appreciate your support so much!

And, while on I'm on the topic of all things "zhush"....I'm happy to say that THESE are now finally back in stock!



Random Chanel Item

No. 41

I'm so happy this week is almost over.....

it hurts!!!!

Hope your weekend is CoCo-loco...
but in a really good way!

 Image via:peace,love,chanel

Lyrical Lovelies

Across the purple sky, all the birds are leaving
But how can they know it's time for them to go?
Before the winter fire, I will still be dreaming
I have no thought of time
For who knows where the time goes?
Who knows where the time goes?

I'm going bi-coastal today...
please visit me over at Rikshaw Design...
spoiler alert:  I'm dishing about what gifts I will be
gifting this if you know me in "real life"  you may ruin the surprise!
Hope to see you over there!

Lyrics by:  Sandy Denny
Image by: TimothyWhealon


Big Bubbles, No Troubles

Several months ago, I first spotted the work of talented artist Gian Garofalo, over on Desire To Inspire.  I was instantly captivated and needed to learn more about the artist.  This quickly led me to the Big Bubbles, No Troubles site, which contained all of the contact information for Gian.
I had been looking for ages for abstract, contemporary artwork that would give my very traditional dining room a bit of a modern edge, and yet still work with the overall design of the room. 
After contacting Gian, I soon became very excited about the idea of having a custom piece of artwork made to my exact size and color specifications.  I knew that this was exactly what my dining room needed... and I really fell hard for the three dimensional quality of Gian's paintings.
Gian was amazing to work with, and he didn't even laugh at me when I sent him an email of my colorful candle arrangement in the dining room, (with the hopes of somehow coordinating the color palettes). You may remember my candles from Tuesday's post...
And, here is the fabulous piece Gian did for us, in all its' high gloss drippy glory, now hanging in our dining room.

Art washes away from the soul
the dust of everyday life.
~Pablo Picasso 
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