Monday, April 30, 2012

music monday.

it's been quite a while since my last post. between the highpoint show, design jobs, and some other matters, i've been a busy bee. apologies to my readers. so without further ado... here's a little music for you.

alabama shakes. hold on.

and now onto some design inspiration... i was at the highpoint show last week and found some phenomenal items. the most popular color, by far, was blue. some showrooms focused on a navy blue story, while others incorporated all tones of blue. but no matter where i went, blue was definitely trending.  from the paint color on the walls to upholstery to artwork.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

warm your heart with this.

a 9 year old boy named caine built an awesome arcade made entirely out of cardboard. his arcade sits in front of his father's used auto parts store. not only does this story make you smile, but it warms your heart. for your viewing pleasure, caine's arcade.

Friday, April 13, 2012

bartender, please fill my glass for me.

bartender, please fill my glass for me
with the wine you gave jesus
that set him free
-dave matthews band

it's friday afternoon and i need a drink. a cold beer, a chilled glass of wine, or even a nice jack and coke. the after work drink is not only necessary, but more enjoyable than a drink any other day of the week. it's fun to go out and mingle, but sometimes it's nice to go home, take your shoes off and pour yourself a stiff one. bar carts are showing up everywhere, especially with summer coming. there's something very distinguished about a stocked bar cart. i guess it's my association to the mad men 60s era where they invested a lot of time around the office bar cart.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


allow me to re-introduce myself
my name is hov

french connection has launched a new home line, including products like bedding, light fixtures, accent furniture & ceramic decor. it's very beachy, maintaining a certain natural looking aesthetic. the pieces will be available to the public via their website this month. some stores will showcase the pieces.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

this just in. bookmark it.

just 4 the home just got in a new shipment of coffee table books [and we all know how much i love coffee table books]. but the ones i'm most excited about are...

Monday, April 9, 2012

music monday.

selah sue. the name just rolls off the tongue. and her voice swims through your ears. originally from belgium, selah is a soulful singer with impressionable sounds from her idols, bob marley & erykah badu. in just a short amount of time, selah sue has become a familiar name in the music industry. as her bio states, "cee-lo green agress to accompany her on a duet and ends up asking her to put the track 'please' on his own album... and last autumn prince offered her a coveted support slot at his show in antwerp belgium."

this world


crazy vibes

Monday, April 2, 2012

brilliant spring ideas.

i will walk with my shadow flag in your garden
-pearl jam

happy april everyone. spring cleaning is here. and so is spring decorating. a great accent to throw into your room is a brilliant colored garden stool. use it as a table, extra seating, or just a little decoration.





apartment therapy.

architectural digest.

design rob southern.
photo victoria pearson.


house beautiful.