Hair of the New Year's Dog

Good morning, kids and Happy New Year!!!  If you find yourself reading this through blood-shot eyes, I'm hoping it was one of the following picture perfect aperitifs that did you in:

Now, even though you may have left your house to ring in the new year that does not excuse you from being design-minded at all times.  No matter how many cocktails you may have imbibed, I pray to all things holy that you were never seen with an unsightly tall-boy and instead, had one of these:

1.  Champagne glasses by Michael Anastassiades (psst, check out the showcase section on his site)

2.  Champagne to go by formstark (do you think that will fit in my cup holder?)

3.  Inside Out Champagne Glasses designed by Alissia Melka-Teichroe available at The W Hotel Store

4.  Veuve Clicquot Globalight available at The W Hotel Store  I'm really not sure how this works (who has time to read pesky descriptions?) but I'm sure you would have been the bell of the ball had you been caught carrying it last night.

5.  Piper Heidsieck Champagne bucket and bowl designed by (are we getting sick of him yet?) Jaime Hayon

6.  Veuve Clicquot and Porsche designed Ice Cube (hopefully this comes in other colors, unless, of course, you have something to prove)

If you found yourself at a big-fat-open bar (lucky you) hopefully your hostess fully comprehended the importance of appearances and chose one of the above in a larger scale:

Piper Heidsieck champagne design by Jaime Hayon

Can you imagine the conference call where this little gem was thought up:

PH:  So, Jaime, you know that bucket and bowl you designed for us before?

JH:  No

PH:  Well, we're worried that a few people may actually be able to afford it, so we're going to need something a bit, um, bigger

JH:  You can't pay me in champagne any more

PH: Right, anyway, we want it bigger. And with a lamp.

Ok, that was the stupidest imagined conversation ever.  But really, a lamp?

Moving on.  If you're the type of person who completely overhauls your decor according to season, then you surely would have needed to impress your guests with this:

Veuve Clicquot Loveseat

Had you planned accordingly, your new years could have looked like this:

Don't you love advertising?  These people really capture my lifestyle.

If you aren't much of a drinker but still wanted to be in the Champagne-y new years spirit you could have jetted on over to London to enjoy this:

Portrait, Installation by designers Fredrikson Stallard for Veuve Clicquot.

I guess those lights are supposed to conjure up the image of champagne.  Pop Quiz:  How many of those lines do you see after a full bottle of bubbly?

And finally, if sparkling wine just ain't boozy enough for you, I hope you tried these:

Cointreau Pearls infused with Strawberry and dropped in Champagne

um.  hells yes.

So, what the hell does all of this have to do with interior design?  Nothing really, but I'm sure after a few sips of today's post, you may find the courage to paint your dining room that hot shade of electric pink you've been considering.

Help! I can't get this tag off of me

Turns out that, despite my best efforts, I just can't avoid being tagged.  Lisa, over at Juxtaposition Design tagged Erin OR me last week, which I, ahem, casually passed off to Erin then Nerf, of Nerdy Fashionista called me out and is forcing me to fess up.   Seeing as how I have far more birds than I do stones, I'm gonna toss my Tag in a little sack then shake and bake it with this design post.  So, without further ado, what you've all been waiting for:  7 things about me:  a design story:

1.  I did not get to do my exciting and famous weekend bonus OR my Monday post (thank you for picking up my slack, Erin) because the love of my life, Laser went missing for 3 days (she came back this morning!).  I have a husband and 3 pets and am not embarrassed to say that Laser advances to the top of the pack.  Hands down, no shame.  Despite my deep love for la kitty cat, I really do not like pet beds that look like mini people furniture:

Do I know where you can buy this?  No. 

And I think this:

is highway robbery.  If you catch yourself considering a $320 cardboard bed for kitty to sleep / scratch away at, please contact us at, please insert:  DONATING LARGE AMOUNTS OF DISPOSABLE INCOME TO THE HARDEST WORKING UNPAID LADIES ON THE INTERNET in the subject line.

2.  Over the past several years I have torn out hundreds of shelter magazine pages, amassed roughly a gazillion interior design bookmarks, and subscribed to several dozen design blog feeds, but no room has managed to stick in my mind quite like this one from Elle Decor UK a couple of years ago:

I don't even really like that wallpaper, I actually never have.  But I LOVE the simplicity of the furniture layout, I love the black and white pattern and the black doors paired with the big, colorful marimekko sheet.  While I won't have this print on my bedroom wall, this photo is the #1 inspiration for my own room.

3.  I have never made a mood board.  I actually typed "I will never make a mood board"  but maybe that's wrong of me.  Perhaps I should be mooding it up.  I think it seems a little Candice Olsen-ey, what do you guys think?

4.  I can not drink coffee (love it but it hates me) instead I drink Chai, my Chai of choice:  (sorry) Iced Venti Non Fat 8-Pump Chai from starbucks, they finally trained me to say it all right, despite my years of protest.  If I had my way, I would drink my chai from this cup:

Re-Cyclos from Lladro

I would also like to have (any) drink poured from this pitcher:

Would that be weird?  Iced Chia from this thing? Whateves, it's pretty, you can get it here: Cibone

5.  I am pretty sure I will never get sick of this wallpaper:

I don't care how many times you homies have seen it.  I've been craving it for 2 years and it's going in my office, yo.  PS, in case you just stepped out from under some crazy rock, you can get it here (save me some!): FERM

6.  As much as I want to save the earth and all, I don't normally like recycled (as in repurposed - not as in craigslist... I LOVE YOU CRAIGSLIST) decor, but lately I've been thinking about ripping off this recycled eyeglass chandelier:

What, are you mad that I said I was going to rip it off?  I thought I had immunity for this Tag thing.  Besides, I don't think you should rip it off, I think you should buy it from stuart haygarth

And finally, #7:  I married the perfect man for me:

And just to keep this design related:  no that ugly kitchen is not mine and yes that is our personal K&M logo screen printed on his t-shirt that we designed / printed one weekend when we were bored.  See, design.  

So, that's that.  la design tag c'est complete.  Who am I tagging? I guess I'll follow Camilla's lead and say... You!  You dear readers, give us 7 things about you, no need to make them design related... tell us anything your little heart desires.  Just toss 'em in the comments, it makes us feel good (that's #8)