Sep 29, 2008 9:10 AM PDT
Hanging aviaries in your home makes a spectacular statement and provides a unique way to store and display coveted items. Hang a collection of vintage bird cages at differing heights in your living room, display a single dramatic one on a table or shelf, or use cages to showcase potted plants in garden settings-- the possibilities are infinite because there are so many options when it comes to aviaries. Not only are there a plethora of bird cages available online and in antique shops and pet stores, but they are also easy to customize with spray paint and distressors. I'd fill aviaries in my home with everything from orchids to seashells to faux fruit to tea lights and dramatic candles alike.
Aug 5, 2008 10:07 PM PDT
The idea of a formal tea party goes back to Victorian/Edwardian times, where the affluent would gather over rigid social conventions, conversations, corsets, and, of course, tea. It sounds very stuffy to me, and in all honesty I think these people just really needed a reason to dress up in all their finery and eat cake, and so there you have it. But then I got to thinking- who am I to judge? Swap the corsets for something cute and the cucumber sandwiches for cupcakes, and you have a pretty brilliant idea. And in today's world, where bakeries are often boutiques in their own right, the idea makes complete sense. Pass the sugar- and a pink LadurÃ©e macaron, please- and see my slideshow for five tea party-perfect pieces.
May 21, 2008 3:00 PM PDT
Johnny Egg Twisted Furniture
Oct 29, 2008 7:11 PM PDT
In my constant search for new and interesting Hivers to follow, I came across Shopatista -a veteran Hiver of over a year. Shopatista's style combines Japanese-inspired streetwear with the unique look of Steampunk- a Victorian aesthetic with a gothic sensibility like this old-fashioned gown with a bustle. With Tokidoki, L.A.M.B., Artful Dodger, and Harajuku Lovers as some of her favorite clothing brands, it's clear to me that Shopatista is inspired by Japanese culture and street fashion, but she also loves to incorporate the unusual and the creative with her penchant for all things Etsy. After perusing all of her interesting fashion finds, I'm curious how Shopatista weaves these unique styles into one look- we're waiting for the day she starts her own StyleDiary! Check out some of my favorite items from Shopatista's hive and also be sure to click on over to her profile for more stylish saves!