Eggs are inherently feminine, right? They are a direct manifestation of a female creature walking around, just doing her female thing. Easter, back in its day, was pretty feminine too. Originally a celebration of the spring equinox, it's a day that used to be set aside in reverence of the Sumerian goddess of love and fertility, Ishtar. You know what else is pretty womanly? Me! The author of this post! With all of these elements combined (plus a dash of energy from the influx of female empowerment that I'm feeling everywhere around me), I decided to decorate my Easter eggs in pink and symbols of power. Girl power.
Pink can be a polarizing color. Many feel that it can be overly feminine, or too juvenile. But in my opinion, the positive qualities of pink far outweigh the negative ones. So today I'm attempting to show why this surprisingly versatile color can (and should!) be used in more than just the nursery.
Last year was full of changes for our family, and in particular for my daughter. A new house, a new brother, and a new pre-school. That's why, when I started thinking about how to design her new room in the Curbly House, I wanted it to be perfect, inspiring, cozy, and hers. The day we moved in, Ayla's room was the most done room in the house, and to date, it's the only done room in the house. This room was my baby, and it's for my baby, so today I'm going to show you more pictures than a proud grandma stores in her wallet. Let's go!
I have nothing against pink. Really, I don't. But--you knew that was coming, didn't you?--when I saw this pink kitchen in a custom millwork's gallery recently, I let loose a 'whoa'. It wasn't for the color itself but for the extent of its use. Refrigerator panel, backsplash and walls? What do you think? Is it pretty in pink or positively Pepto?
Last month, Bruno wrote a post about the glittery pink school desk he made over for Ayla's B.G.R. (Big Girl Room). We had hoped to have her whole room re-done and put together this month, but with the holidays and so much going on with Curbly, it sort of got away from us. But we did manage to get a few things done, and I just wanted to give you a peek at where we're at so far.
When you picture an industrial interior, do you also picture pink? I know I don't, which is why this space made my eyebrows do that one up/one down thing they sometimes do when I'm confused. Initially, I wasn't sure
Last week I posted pics of 6 juicy-red rooms in honor of Valentine's Day. Today we honor the other holiday's color: pink. And, no, there's not one little girl's
The best reaction you can get from your sweetie after she has opened her Valentine's gift is a squeal with delight. This roundup of affordable luxury includes such things that will surely produce the desired reaction and all are $100 or less.
We're gonna start with one of the big guns: Tiffany. Don't hyperventilate. Tiffany DOES sell items that won't break the bank. They actually have a $100 or less selection on their website. Case in point, their 'Return to Tiffany' Mini double heart tag pendant is an affordable $100, AND it comes in a glorious Tiffany Blue box just like items 100 times that price. (Speaking from experience, the box alone just might make your Valentine squeal.)
If you're looking for something a bit less expensive or if your sweetie is more of a gold girl, this True Birds 'Love-O-Meter' Pendant Necklace ($48, from Nordstrom) might be a good choice. It actually spins and lands on 'varying degrees of love worded in French on one side and English on the other.'
She like things a bit more sparkly, you say? How about Juicy Couture's CZ Tennis Bracelet with Padlock ($78)?
Girls who wear jewelry need something to put it in, which leads us to these lovely Audery Jewelry Boxes ($26-$79) from Pottery Barn. Each was designed to resemble the stylish luggage 'that was popular during the era of luxury train travel.'
Another name that exudes luxury is Coach. (Again, no hyperventilation, please.) This darling Jewel Medium Skinny from the Poppy collection is 48 dollars.
Flowers are lovely, but they don't last forever. Or do they? The Deconstructed Rose Pillow Cover from West Elm will, and it only costs 49 bucks.
Besides flowers, the other thing associated with Valentine's Day is kisses. This Andy Warhol, Lips 1959 poster from Room & Board ($49) would be the perfect gift for the sweetie with an eye for style.
Speaking of style, if your baby is a fan of fashion, Betsy Johnson's Rose Chiffon Babydoll ($75) from Von Maur is the way to go. BTW, Van Maur has free shipping and gift wrapping always. They're customer service is outstanding too.
While we're still in the bedroom, take a look at this luxurious robe from Restoration Hardware. It's their spa-worthy Monogram Hydro-Cotton Robe ($79).
We mustn't forget your baby's little piggies. They're sure to stay toasty in a pair of Ugg Rylan slippers ($90).
Perfume is another quintessential Valentine's Day gift, and this I Love Fragrance, Five Solid Perfumes Set from Pacifica ($45) has all the olfactory bases covered.
For the literary lasses out there, the Sentiment Pearlescent Ivory Rollerball Pen with 10k gold plated appointments ($100) from Cross, might be the best Valentine's Day gift ever.
Or perhaps a journal in which to compose poetry. If so, one of these Colori Italian Leather Refillable Journals ($45-$85) from jennibick are a worthy option.
In my opinion, every romantic evening as well as every writing ritual should include lighting a candle. Florapathic's Luxury Soy Candles ($65) are just the candles for the jobs. Made of EcoSoya soy wax and 100% pure essential oils, these babies are lux through and through. Available in 18 different scents, the 11.65 oz candles burn for 60 hours. Florapathic also offer 100% free shipping to US customers.
Pink is not the first color you might consider when contemplating kitchen interiors. Especially Pepto pink like in the kitchen above. (*urp*) But, hey, I'm not a 'pink' kinda gal so maybe I'm biased. How about
Jonathan Adler loves Barbie. As evidenced by the new Barbie-inspired items available in his on-line boutique. There's a plethora of powder room do-dads, but there's also Barbie plates (below), candles, trays, pillows, a mirror (above) and Barbie-Pat Nixon throw.
Kati's Victorian home had a pretty ho-hum dining room, until she gave it a diy once-over. Out went the old carpeting and on went some paint and wallpaper.
If the answer is yes, you must check out The Pink Superstore, which sells pink things. Although, perfect for pink fans it’s also a great place to find unique bridal and baby shower gifts. For the bride-to-be, how about a pair of Tough Chick Fuzzy Boxing Gloves ($20), just in case the groom-to-be gets out of line?
My favorite is their pink Floating AM FM Ducky Radio ($20). Couple this with some Jessie B Pink bubble bath and a tub of warm water and...
On November 1st 2006, the original pink plastic flamingo was slatted for extinction. Due to rising production costs, its manufacturer, Union Products of Leominster, MA decided to put an end to its life.
Born in 1957 to its creator Don Featherstone, the plastic birds have become the symbol of kitsch. To read more about the man and his bird, read Mr. Featherstone’s book, The Original Pink Flamingos: Slendor on the Grass. Mr...