Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ping Pong Room


So when I was growing up at my parents, they bought us a ping pong table! I spent some good times in our garage playing with our neighborhood kids. Sometimes I would put one side up and play by myself, just like Forrest Gump


There are a ton of cool ideas out there for a ping pong room all of your own. Frankly I am getting really over this digital era we live in. I mean it's great and all but let's turn it off some times and do fun things again. 



The first time I've heard of anyone having a cool ping pong table was when I visited JAdler and Simon's home in NY. Of course he is such a talented man but to make a ping pong table work in a living room was just amazing. 


We have a ping pong table here at the firm I work at and there is some heat that comes out of this room. I think we just spice it up a bit in there by adding some ping pong decor. This isn't our office but a really cool conference room somewhere else. 


This is a ping pong table that is used for as a dining table! Great idea! 



I so wish SPiN Galactic opens up here in Southern Cali! How fun would this be!?! Loungy, cool, hip new place to hang out with friends, have a few drinks and filled with good times. They have locations in Milwaukee, New York, Toronto, and St. Pete. 







I would have fancy cocktail ping pong parties all the time with a set up like this!


It's becoming such a trend that designers are coming out with the cutest ping pong product! I want!!!








Happy living!!! 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Pan Am Mania


Pan Am started last night on ABC and I fell in love. So freakin' cute. I am jealous of these outfits and lifestyle. At least I get to join them on their adventures through the air. 


While talking to my mother yesterday about the show, I came to find out that my uncle's first job was for Pan Am as his father worked there too. She was telling me stories about how she would go visit her brother at the airport and have really nice fancy dinners with the crew. So exciting. He currently is a pilot for Taca Airlines and still resides in El Salvador. 



I am going to enjoy seeing the costume design for this show. So gorgeous. 



Don't miss out! It's on Sundays at 10pm ABC!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Gucci Spring 2012


OMG I am in love! Not that I already wasn't in love with Gucci but I love all these pieces. They are celebrating 90 years and so they went a little Art Deco for Spring 2012! Emerald with gold and black and white, oh my! 




I've been obsessed with this emerald green for so long but it is so hard to find! Hopefully  now that Gucci is using it, other fashion designers will jump on it too.


This art deco inspired room has most of the elements I am in love with currently. Metallic's, bold graphics, black, white! I may have to add some of these elements to my own pad. Here is what I've designed.





Thursday, September 22, 2011

Maluca


So being Latina, I get inspired by my Latin culture everywhere I go. Currently I am diggin' this chicks swagger! Maluca is a first generation Dominican Republican who grew up in the Bronx. Her name means "Mala" in spanish or "Bad girl" in english. I came across her song through FIFA 11, (my husband and entourage play this game on a daily basis). El Tigeraso is the shiz. It's a mix of electronic mambo. 



When I first saw her video I was like What?!? Are those beer cans in her hair? 





Check out "El Tigeraso"...



Buen dia mis amores!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New items on Etsy!



Hello!!! New items have arrived to my etsy store. Check em out. I must say I am having fun searching for items for the store and then merchandising them and taking these pics. I usually wish I had a million rooms so that I can enjoy every design type out there and this kind of fulfills this dream of mine. 





Happy Designing!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Black & White Stripes


So we've been at our new place for about 3 months and I can't take the white walls. This place is to be temporary for about a year or a year and a half so I told myself it will be OK. But it's not! I have to paint. I am pretty sure I am leaning towards bold white and black stripes for the living room and I am excited to start. These are some great inspirational images! 





I love the dramatic impact stripes make in any room! Even these coral stripes are amazing, (I love it more because of the black and white herringbone curtains). ;)



Umm how amazing is this chair?! 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

TOTOKAELO



TOTOKAELO Latin for "Reaching to the edge of the Stars", this boutique and online shop started in 2003 in Fremont Seattle. I find this shop very interesting as they showcase different designers catering to their aesthetic and they have created a community where individuals can give honest critics about the items. Check out my fav pieces from this site!