coming soon!


I've got some pretty big news to share...

I'm about to launch my own website, a shop full of lovely little things to make everyday life a little more beautiful, including art (my own included), jewelry, home decor, gifts, and any other pretty things I can find. This project is something I have dreamed of doing for years, and I'm so excited to finally make it happen!

The shop is called "lamb & blonde", which was inspired by the famous photo, American Cyanamid, Girl & Lamb by Nickolas Muray, 1946. Something about this sweet, playful photo just makes me smile. I drew the lamb image, above, for the site's logo.

So far, only the test site is up and running, while I'm preparing for the next steps. I'm having fun hunting for merchandise to sell, and I'm learning a bit more about the business side of things, day by day. I'm realizing that I have a LOT to learn in that department! Having an artistic background, I'm not very familiar with business lingo, practices, etc., but I'm going to do my best to learn more about it all.

The site will be based in Adelaide, South Australia. I'm still in the U.S., visiting my family, but I will be back in Oz in a few weeks. That's when the real fun will begin!

My wonderful partner, Glen, is helping me set up the website. He is the brains behind the programming, and he's also a tremendous source of information and support. I would not be able to do this without him. (Thank you, darling!)

As of yesterday, "lamb & blonde" is on Twitter, and it would be great to connect with you there. I've never used the site before, so it is quite new to me, tweeting and all.

I plan to start up a new blog, on Blogger, to connect to the "lamb & blonde" site. I will be focusing my blogging energy there, from that point on. I won't be doing "how do i love thee" or my other blogs after that. 

Look for a link to the new blog very soon! I'm hoping to see you all there! 

Also, if you make something, and would be interested in selling your work on my site, I would LOVE to hear from you!

Feel free to contact me at kim@lambandblonde.com


Lonny love

I just love the pink sofa, on the Sep-Oct 2011 cover of Lonny magazine. As always, a fab art wall makes me smile, too. The gold frames look so elegant against the pale grey wall. Top it all off with some graphic black-and-white patterned pillows, and you've got a gorgeous lounge look.


Bonnie & Clyde

The first time I watched the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, I remember thinking that Faye Dunaway, as Bonnie, looked absolutely stunning in it, and I almost didn't mind that her character was a total nutter. She just smoulders in every scene. Warren Beatty played her perfectly charming partner in crime, looking dapper in well-cut three-piece suits and fedoras. The glamour and sexiness of Bonnie and Clyde contrasts brilliantly with the violence of the story, inspiring fashion ever since. Definitely one of my all-time favorite films.

I also love the moody song "Bonnie and Clyde", sung by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot. You can almost smell the cigarette smoke. Watch the video here.


warming trend: copper

Illums Bolighus









Durham Street lantern via coppergaslanternsplus.com





Copper brings such warmth to a space. For a long time, I was a silver kinda gal. It took me a while to appreciate gold. Now I'm finding myself falling for copper. Maybe because copper's warm tones remind me of autumn leaves, or maybe because it is just a little something different. In any case, there are some wonderful stylish copper designs out there now, and I'm enjoying seeing them. I'm especially enamored by Tom Dixon's copper pendant light (top image). I would love to have one in the Dream House, maybe in the kitchen. What do you think? Are you into the copper trend?


shimmer & shine

I'm loving all the short sequined dresses I keep seeing! Makes me wish I had somewhere fabulous to wear one to. And I love the look of a short sequined skirt with a casual cardigan, or a loose sequined top worn with jeans or a long skirt.


artist spotlight: Pics-O-Andrea

Don't you just love this sweet floral silhouette? I know I do. It can be yours for a mere $12 on etsy. Also, see Pics-O-Andrea's charming blog full of loveliness and cute stories.


kitchen with a view

The lovely leafy view from the wrap-around windows in this kitchen amazes me! Not only does this kitchen have a tree-house-like feel to it, would you look at those gorgeous black pendant lights? I'm in love with them. And I also love the subtle soft color of the wood, the island's massive cutting board counter top, and the deep concrete sink. This is rustic chic at its absolute best.

(image found here)


: bliss : breathtakingly beautiful gowns

Claire Pettibone gown with 3-dimensional flowers via stylemepretty.com

Chanel gown Spring 2006 via stylebistro.com

Elie Saab gown Spring 2006 via stylebistro.com

Nicole Miller gown via weddingdressgown.org

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I don't know about you, but I never tire of seeing beautiful wedding gowns. The more voluminous, the more lace, the more bedecked with roses, ribbons, and finery, the better. Not that more subtle gowns hold less appeal--no, I do swoon over them, as well. But nothing catches my eye like a romantic gown, full of layer upon layer of billowing fabrics, gowns with dramatic back designs, and dresses made of the finest lace.