Thursday, May 31, 2007

River Walk, Ceramica Blue

You may have seen these stone mats from New Zealand but I just wanted to say how much I love the concept and nature theme. We spend a lot of time on the river and every time I see these mats I hear the rushing sound of river water. I would love to have one perfectly placed somewhere in my home. always a reminder of the rivers just a stone's throw away in Oregon, k

Salt and Pepper in Style

I love these salt and pepper shakers by Gala & Gino. The shapes are inspired by the abstract forms of old Turkish water taps. so subtle and beautifully stylized. loving these, k

Hot Handbags Under $100

I was browsing through favorite site J. Crew and I was supposed to be looking for a pair of red flats when I got very sidetracked by this absolutely adorable purse. Makes me want to book a trip to Martha's Vineyard or at least the Oregon coast. so freah and fun, k

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Handcrafted Excellence, Rob Glebe

I love this work by metal artist Rob Glebe. A fresh interpretation of the vessel with a rustic and tactile sense that just shouts originality. The first one with the pearls is my absolute favorite but then I also love the others which are so clearly inspired by nature and showcase one of my favorite themes of leafs and trees. i would love to own one of these, k

Knu, Something NEW

They call it "Inanimate motion in crisp, sustainable form". I call it "streamlined" for both the environment and the home. This new line of office furniture by Knu is just so gorgeous with it's edited and slightly retro style. Be sure to check out the full line on their web site here. So many beautiful original pieces and you can choose from a variety of finishes. very chic, k

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Introducing K's Etsy Shop

Well it's been a long time in coming and am still not where I want to be in terms of my inventory but it IS a beginning. So take a few minutes and hop on over to my NEW Etsy shop showcasing my signature lampwork earrings. And scroll down my Kstyle blog page for a small slideshow of some of my current and past work. hope you enjoy, k

Bobles, Kiwi Fun

Lots of fun new children's furniture finding it's way into the "fabulous" design category and this line by Kiwi design group bobles is my idea of beyond fabulous. According to moco loco kids were a major theme this year at ICFF. i'm so glad I dropped by their site for a glimpse. love this adorable and playful line, k

Monday, May 28, 2007

Table Top Zen

I love the new table top zen garden by Moss Acres. I feel peaceful just looking at it. How gorgeous to integrate into a bathroom or quiet indoor space in your home. lovely and fresh, k


I love love these "growing" business cards. Beyond clever. I would love to have them for Kstyle where the K grew into a little plant. I found these on blog Inhabit. literally blooming with "green" ideas and designers. k

Vertical Gardens, Patrick Blanc

As you can tell from my posts tonight I spent considerable time on the inhabit blog over the weekend. I just couldn't get enough of the innovative "green" design and variety of nature theme concepts they typically feature. One of my favorites was the amazing installation art or "vertical gardens" of Patrick Blanc. If you haven't already visited his slideshow website click on over right now. you will be so glad you did. k

Thursday, May 24, 2007

K Candy, Glass

I'm introducing a new frequent post category on Kstyle today and I'm simply going to call it K Candy. There will be pics only and you will find all of the links on the pics themselves. Usually just the pic with the artist's names. And to kick off my new category what could be more fitting than glass, passionate as I am about this glorious medium. So sit back and enjoy. i know I will. k
Oh and when I'm posting K Candy price just goes out the window. why not? we're only dreaming here. k

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Haute Green 2007, A Glimpse

Amy Haskins " Haute Green 2007 "

I think of all of the shows going on in New York this week Haute Green 2007 would have been number one on my list to see. I can't wait to see all the design from this show and all the others that trickle through the blogosphere this week. To see a few more pics of the Haute Green show go here. enjoy, k

Passionate About Glass

I'm hoping that if I keep posting images that scream "Spring" like this gorgeous glass by artist Ulla Fornell that we can keep it coming here in Ashland. And with any luck maybe we can even coax this reluctant Pacific Northwest city to nudge it's way toward summer. I'd so love to set an outdoor table with a piece or two from this glorious collection. k

And short posts tonight because I will be glued to the "American Idol" finale. Although I really wasn't into it this year like in season's past still can't resist the big night! k

Monday, May 21, 2007

Inspired By Nature, Etsy

A big wow for this gorgeous line by artist Holly Strate. And her Etsy shop Hollyhawk is chock full of more fabulous pieces just like these. I am in total lust over each and every one of the above pieces and I don't dare spend too much time in her shop. But if I were you I'd head over soon because that purse in the first photo is going, going ........... k

it's a Dog Thing

These doggie pillows from Rose and Radish are beyond cute and definitely make the "It's A dog Thing" cut here at Kstyle. I keep thinking I've found the cutest dog thing possible and then up pops another one. loving these, k

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Weekend Fun With K

If you've been following Kstyle you probably know by now that one of my best buddies darling twin daughter S is getting married on 7/07/0007 this summer which by the way may go down as one of the most popular wedding dates ever. My friends and I have been planning a shower for weeks and believe me we threw it in style on Saturday. Here are a few pics from this epic event which was absolute beauty and style from the gorgeous bride to be and her equally gorgeous twin sister to the decor, beautifully catered brunch and fabulous home of my friend V. I'm hoping to have a private photo op of this home down the road for Kstyle. Needless to say it was a perfect backdrop to a fantastic party. to be continued on 7/07/0007 k

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Porcelain Garden, Alice Riehl

Thank you to favorite blog heegeldab for making me aware of this fabulous ceramic line called "porcelain garden". Artist Alice Riehl has so beautifully blended the arts of lace and crochet with porcelain that it's hard to know where one starts and the other ends. Check out this amazing site and learn more about her very unique process. these are just so gorgeous. k

Hot Rocks, Ashley Jewelry

You know I love anything inspired by nature here on Kstyle but "made" by nature is even better. And again another amazing Etsy find and again very affordable. Check out the rings and lots of other "pebble" jewelry at Ashley Jewelry right HERE. Absolsutely gorgeous, k

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Lovivng Cho Cho Designs

By now most of you know that I am a total sucker for change purses and that we sort of have an ongoing contest in my mahjong group as to who has the BEST one. I'm pretty sure one of these little guys by textile design company Cho Cho would win first prize. I absolutely love this whole line. The Cho Cho aesthetic has k written all over it. will definitely own one of these someday. k