Monday, March 30, 2009


There is an amazing sale going on at RueLaLa right now ... for one day only! They have a bunch of gorgeous Nicole Miller gowns at deep discount (the above dress is normally $1700+ but you can get it for $450). Join RueLaLa as Quite Like It's guest and check out the great sale.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

stress=i need this

This mural is awesome. I love Monopoly!

These murals are done by Wow! Effects. You can get one too!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

cheap art for you

Check out these great typography prints by Carol Padberg. You can buy them for 20 bucks over at 20x200.

While you're there, check out all of the other affordable art!!

I thought this was a cool project posted on DesignSponge. This technique would be great for creating a still-life centerpiece for reception tables. DIY, green AND chic!

this is the last installment in the paint projects. over the years of apartment dwelling, i have amassed a fairly large collection of house paints, some of which i’ve hardly used. i decided to create some quick “objet d’art” with a few random knick knacks lying around. this is an easy way to create a little sculpture collection out of thrift shop finds; dipping them all in the same color can create a unified statement. or if you want them to be more functional, you can fill them with sand or rocks and use them as paperwieghts or bookends. happy crafting! -kate

CLICK HERE for the full project instructions after the jump!


what you’ll need:
1. objects (wood and plastics work best)
2. can of interior latex paint (semi gloss or matte is good, not high gloss)
3. plastic bag or saran wrap for a drying surface
4. hair dryer
5. pliers
6. clear sealant spray (look for this at craft stores or hardware stores)
7. putty or spackle (optional)
8. exacto blade (optional)
9. sand (optional)

1. if you are just dipping the item, skip to step 5.

2. if want your item to be filled with something and it doesn’t have a hole, cut out a small hole that you can pour the sand through with an exacto blade (the object needs to be made of something you can cut and be hollow for you to do this).

3. fill the item with sand and turn upside down. fill in the hole with putty or spackle. keep it turned upside down while the spackle dries.

4. make sure the sand will not fall out when you turn it back over.

5. mix your can of paint to make sure it is even.

6. grip the item from the best dipping point with the pliers. i dipped all of mine bottom first so the paint can drip off the bottom.


7. dip the item completely until the top is submerged, then pull back out and hold over the can. let the excess paint drip off for a long time. you can jiggle it a little to get more paint to come off. keep holding it and let the drips keep falling until there are barely any drips left.

8. place item bottom down onto a piece of plastic or a flattened zip lock bag.

6. let dry for at least 24 hours, occasionally blowing it with a hair dryer on low for several minutes. after the top is dry to the touch, move the item carefully to a clean spot on the plastic and continue to let it dry.

7. when the item is completely dry, spray it with an even coat of sealant. let the sealant dry for a few hours.



This looks like a really cool book. It's by Jeffrey Everett of El Jefe Design.

The description reads:

Finally there is a one-stop source with all the coolest graphics on T-shirts, handbags, scarves, pants, onesies— you name it. If it can be worn, it can have a cool graphic element.

1,000 Garment Graphics features the best wearable art and designs, providing fresh ideas for any design project. Featuring a wide array of design styles from funky to conservative, hokey to demure, and sarcastic to serious, this is a no-holds-barred collection of stuff you’ll want to see.

It's available on Amazon, where you can "look inside." Could be something worth checking out.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

i NEED this!

How can I have not seen this when it was available to buy?!? This is like the coolest, most clever thing I've even seen.

If you're like me, you have hairbands everywhere--on my wrist, sitting on my desk, underneath my pillow, behind my bed! How perfect is this? Every hairband in its place.

They were available back in November from Bumble and Bumble. Anybody know where I can get one? Maybe if we all email and ask about them, they'll start selling them again.

Okay, enough. Go email them!


Monday, March 23, 2009

back from vacation

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, I've been in Mexico. The weather was great and it was good to relax.

Here are a few snapshots from our trip. We climbed a lighthouse, saw fishes and spent a lot of time under these cabanas at our hotel beach and on the dive boat.

Now, back to work!

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Belly Series

From Daydream Lilly:

Photographer Ryan Marshall is documenting the experience of expanding his family with a weekly photo shoot of his gorgeous wife's growing belly.

The series started as a bit of fun but has caught the eye of American Apparel who have kindly provided clothing to continue the weekly project.

You can follow the series over at Ryan's blog Pacing The Panic Room
can't wait to see more !

Bridesmaid dress idea

New York Magazine Weddings talks about the new bridesmaid's dress code. They suggest asking your bridesmaids to wear a "type" of dress, such as..."sparkly cocktail" (above),

"short, bright, daytime,"

"simple, formal, floor-length,"

or "casual, fun, flowy."

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Alice in Wonderland

Ever considered having an Alice in Wonderland themed bridal shower or wedding? I think this would be the perfect detail for such an occasion! I wish they were large enough to sit at a dining room table.

Tea Cup Stool

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Silence

Sorry for the radio silence lately. We've both been busy with vacations and projects. I've been working on a Toulouse Lautrec inspired drawings for a newspaper. Here's a little peek:


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

if you need me...

I'll be here. D.C. tomorrow and then I'm off.


Thursday, March 5, 2009


Annie is coming out to Baltimore this weekend and we're going to get tons of stuff done for Quite Like It.

SO exciting!

Stay tuned...we'll be getting a lot more done than we did on this visit.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

pantone mugs!

These mugs at heliotrope are awesome!

This one is almost Quite Like It green!


check it out

The latest issue of Mid-Atlantic Builder (the mag I design) is out. This is one of my favorite covers yet. No house photo!

You can see the full issue in Issuu format here.


oh, chemistry

I am loving these pieces from Esque Studio. Love, love, love.

I especially adore these chemistry pieces because they remind me of my husband who happened to turn almost 30 yesterday.