I think most people use their cell phone as their main contact phone number, but because our door bell is hooked up to a land line we need to have one. (lame.) Ryan recently bought the ooma to hook up to our existing phone and I’m really impressed with the service and quality of phone calls. The initial cost for the unit is more expensive than I would have like to have spent, but we won’t have a monthly phone bill ever again. Click here to learn more about it.

a blogger wishlist: design inspiration

I’m not one to keep books after reading them. I usually give them to my friends, sister, or whoever will take them. But, my design books are a different story. After tagging my favorite rooms with post-it’s, I often find myself referring back to them for inspiration. These books are currently on my design library wish list.

Julius Shulman: Modernism Rediscovered

Victoria Hagan: Interior Portraits

La Maison De Verre: Pierre Chareau’s Modernist Masterwork

Jean- Michel Frank: The Strange and Subtle Luxury of the Parisian Haute-Monde in the Art Deco Period

Thad Hayes: The Tailored Interior

Thomas O’Brien: American Modern

Room for Children: Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play

Metropolitan Home: Glamour

Darryl Carter: The New Traditional

save the dates

I have pretty much everything planned for our wedding except the save the date. It seems like everything is cutsie and girly and that’s not me… or us. I’m debating whether or not we should put our photo on it, because I highly doubt people want to stare at us for 6 months! I like the handmade feel of these, but they still look modern and interesting. What do you think?

(I can’t remember where these are from! If you know, please let me know so I can credit original source.)

cape may

While we were in Atlantic City, we decided to take a road trip to Cape May, NJ. It’s a quaint little beach town at the most southern tip of the state. They have sweet antique stores, ice cream shops and streets filled with mom and pop shops. Needless to say, this is a beautiful town with history. We didn’t do our research and, unfortunately, it was pretty much a ghost town and everything seemed to be closed until Memorial Day. Ryan and I drove around and enjoyed the city typically known for it’s Victorian architecture.

The photos aren’t the most artful because they were taken as we were driving by. I found it interesting that most of the homes had pathways of broken seashells, instead of gravel. Isn’t that a great idea?