28 January 2011

holly hollon on design sponge

I am so excited to be featured on design sponge today. Click here to check out the post.

27 January 2011

i love stripes...

...and i love that j.crew loves stripes

to brighten up a snowy day

it is so rare that i come across something that fits my taste while in my normal work activities that when i do find something beautiful, i just have to share.

like these bright yellow hassocks from Palecek - i just love the oversized caning! they totally brightened up this snow-filled work day for me!

anthropologie bridal

unveiling on february 14

26 January 2011

lilly pulitzer in lonny

If you read the blog or know me, you know I love Lilly. There is a great article in the Jan/Feb issue of Lonny about Lilly. Click here to read.

where i work...the pepper place

Today, the New York Times featured the Pepper Place, where Scout is located, in their real estate section. Click here to read the story.

betola, they have an awesome chicken and tomoatoe and basil sandwich,
called the pollo pomodora

the red cat has great chocolate chip cookies

25 January 2011

tx:style design competition

mannington is a client of ours here at scout, they have a carpet tile competition every year called tx:syle, this year you could win a trip to paris and your own line of carpet...the voting is by the public, click here to vote

here are some of my favorite designs

24 January 2011

succulents & begonias!

this saturday i took a long-awaited class at the little flower school! way back in september, i came home from a pretty horrible day at work to find a big surprise in the form of a gift card for a little flower school class... any class! whichever i wanted! from an "anonymous" friend who believed in me! talk about a way to pick up a day by its boot straps!

i had to wait until the winter classes were posted because all of the other classes were already full, but i'm so glad i did. i signed up for the succulents & begonias class and absolutely loved it - the flowers and the colors were just gorgeous.

below, a few pics! (mostly from my iphone, excuse the quality.)



it was so interesting to see how everyone who had the same flowers to choose from ended up with totally different arrangements...

dream come true, basically. thanks, Friend Who Believes In Me! :)

20 January 2011


holly! someone just brought these little white & dark chocolate mice to me at work, and of course i thought of you. and i realized it's kind of unfair that i got them instead of you. if you lived closer, i would definitely share.

they are almost too cute to eat! ... almost.

andy and kate spade's home

i love how the selby captures their home, a little cluttered yet very sophisticated, i love seeing the details such as the match box collection and i love how their daughters art work is handing around

p.s. i was always curious to what kate was doing now that they sold the company...she is now just being a mom, which i think is cool, their daughters name is bea

from new york mag

The Spades don’t talk about Kate and Jack Spade now, about what they think of the new company’s attempts to sustain their state of mind. “I haven’t even been into a Kate Spade shop since we left,” admits Kate one drizzly afternoon at the Oak Room. She’s just picked up an Eloise tea set for Bea’s birthday (not that she would be happy if her daughter adopted the character’s nasty brand of sass), as well as a bit of makeup at Bergdorf Goodman across the street. When the salesgirl saw her credit card, she began to gush. “I never know if I should tell people that it’s not me anymore,” Kate says about the Kate Spade brand. “I only do if they start really getting into it.” Her dark hair is in her signature beehive, and she’s wearing her signature black cigarette pants. Kate laughs a lot, and she is generous with her favorite word, which is “darling” and which she uses as an adjective. Since selling the company, she hasn’t felt even the slightest urge to go back to work. She’s been pretty much full-time taking care of Bea—they ice-skate together at Wollman rink, they invite friends over for music class, and when Kate makes her a sandwich, she cuts it into the shape of a heart. “The other mothers are like, ‘Okay, whatever,’ ” she says, laughing. “They think I’m insane. But I want to be able to do this while I can. When she’s like, ‘Mom, get away from me!’ then I’ll think about what else I want to do, but I’m incredibly glad I can do this now.”