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Thursday, November 24, 2011

So Pinteresting..

I've been pinning it up lately, here are some 4 recent faves.
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1. A globe of good colors
2. Everyweekend shirt
3. still lusting after black leather jacket
4. and searching for tasty winter meals  

And the 2011 Guide of Gift Guides makes its debut, up top! I'll keep adding to it! 
Monday, November 21, 2011

Firework Studies

I'm so fascinated by this book, I need it in my collection!

Hope you are having a happy Monday...I just got back from a run outside - it was COLD but invigorating!! and now i can't stop speaking in exclamation marks! 
p.s this week we're going to learn about Katie from Katie Walker Designs, and dudes, I envy her know-how when it comes to working with textiles. See a previous post I did here for a sneak peak. Maybe you remember it?
Saturday, November 19, 2011


Happy Weekend you guys! I've been sick for the past couple days and am finally feeling better, thank goodness! Spending today catching up on household things and then going to the spa area at the gym later...that is a good Saturday..
Here are some links for you peruse for the w/e!

+ the PERFECT holiday hostess gift 
+ Marcel the shell with shoes on is back
+ Really good question..
+ Winter Beauty guide 
+ Always impressed by fellow bloggers photog skills: northern india 
+ This is the most funniest haunted house video I've seen (ok, the only one, but it's good) 
Friday, November 18, 2011

Home Decor loves..

Hi, my name is krystal and i've never heard of Toast before. wtheck!

1. Blue Velvet Pillow Cover
2. Blanket
3. Sheepskin Rug
4. Lantern
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Guest Post: B for Bel

Hi, everyone! I'm Belinda and I blog (compulsively) over at B for Bel.

I'm so glad to be guest posting on Krystal's blog today because I've been a reader for a long time now and have always admired her taste and the inspiring things she posts.

Which is why, when I came across these collections of super unique, but undeniably chic, jewelry, I knew it had to be shared with other people who enjoyed them as much as I did- other Village readers! :)

A couple of months ago, I blogged about cufflinks made from real bullet casings that would make a perfect gift for the boys. But a few weeks later, I discovered this collection of jewelry from Bullet Girl that is also made from real bullet casings, but boasts an extremely feminine, wearable and tasteful flair.

Bullet Casings Jewelry

  1. .45 AUTO rhodiumplated with CZ cappinky ring
  2. .357 MAG caps with CZ flower cluster on pearl strand choker
  3. 44” pearl strand with .223 REM CZ cap and .17 MM cap flower necklace
  4. .223 REM 24k gold plated bullet necklace
  5. .357 MAG rhodium plated bullet with CZcap bracelet
  6. .357 MAG 24kgold plated capflower earrings
  7. .357 MAG rhodiumplated CZ capchain necklace

These are just a few of my favourites, but you can check out more on the website.

I'm a huge admirer of beautiful jewelry, but most of the time, I prefer to stick to simple lines and sentimentality. And I know I would just DIE if I received these morse code necklaces from anyone! These necklaces by COATT spell out affectionate words in morse code and are versatile enough to be worn everyday.

Morse Code Necklaces

Love Me Do, Amore, Peace LuckyLove

Pasta Jewelry
You know that Dolce & Gabanna is a true fashion giant when they can turn uncooked pasta into a fashion statement. 

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I have to say, I'm not hating it! Especially not when there are these silver and gold versions created by fellow Melbourne designers, Lucy Folk. Food jewelry may come off as tacky if not balanced well, but these accessories have done the pasta trend justice.
All collage images via TrendLand

Or, if pasta is simply not your thing, you just may find gold in the form of pretzels, popcorn, Nachos, and other crumby snacks you never imagined wearing around your neck. Until now.

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I hope you enjoyed these collections!

If you're looking for other curiously delightful design, art, photography, food and much more, come say hello at B for Bel! I would love to meet you.

Thanks for having me, Krystal! :)
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Cards

I interrupt any semblance of planned posts that I had to bring you these gorgeous Christmas cards. I've been reading Caroline's blog for awhile now and really love her photography...especially this beautiful snowy photo that she's made in to a Christmas card...brilliant!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hi Sunday


Started Sunday morning with an intense spinning class at the gym (being yelled at in german is oddly motivating) but very easily transitioned in to a lazy sunday. I'm cleaning up, listening to Angus and Julia Stone (thanks Nadege), reading The Imperfectionists here and there, drinking coffee, watching yellow leaves float by my windows, and thinking about the past - one of those days =) What are you up to?
Thursday, November 10, 2011


Like it says!

P.S. What is up? Everyone and their mom is getting sick here and I"m thinking it's my turn. Or else I've exhausted myself this week. Either way, a cozy Thursday night at home is what is needed tonight I think..
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sweaters are Better

Just send these right over here...
the hair too, i'll take the hair
(via & via)
Monday, November 7, 2011


I  won this print from Heidi Adnum and her etsy shop a while back now (I've been meaning to share it sooner! I keep it in my kitchen at the moment because it reminds me of those few and far between quiet relaxing mornings where I can take my time, make and enjoy coffee, etc. I like the quiet :) And this picture!
Sunday, November 6, 2011

Roasted Tomato Soup

 made this amazing soup from Meal du Jour the other day for my ailing better was INCREDIBLE.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

air bnb and the neatest flat.

For this trip we used AirBnB for the first time and I'm in love. It's a website where you can rent out a room or a whole apartment to other travelers...kind of like couch surfing but maybe classier or something? I don't know, just kidding - I've never done couch surfing so I have no clue. It sounds kind of surfer-ish so I can't help but think of potheads on my couch. Which would be more than fine, but I'm just saying. Anyway, AirBnB.

Right, this is the loft we chose...killer right? We didn't want to leave when we got there, we had to drag ourselves out, we didn't think Barcelona could actually be cooler than that loft. Good thing it was though! The only truly sucky part was that it was loud, which I knew about it. But the kicker was this stupid kid who rode his skateboard by and then tried flipping it? jumping it? I don't know...anyway, he did this for like an hour in front of our window (at MIDNIGHT when we had to get up at 4) and I had the most unpleasant thoughts toward this child!! I was also equally impressed with his drive/dedication to learn whatever it was that he was sucking at! Like, he never improved during the whole hour.

Anyway, I better go to sleep.

PS i had THE crappiest paella in Barcelona. It was like salt, instant rice and some seafood. BLEH. But on the other hand had the BEST tapas in the whole world.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011


My favorite picture from Barcelona. I had so much fun taking motion/blurry pictures that most of them are like that...woops! Guess I'll have to go back. I LOVED IT. It's my new fave. More later though...a ton to catch up on now. What have you been up to?!



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