Thursday, March 31, 2011

foundry collective

loving the work of foundry collective - go visit their site, you wont be dissapointed

out with the old

yesterday i felt like jazzing up harve & polly a little - more contrast - more chartreuse
hope you like cause i do!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

nerd alert: the lost crown

i play lots of video games... and  i've decided to embrace this part of my personal life and add it to what i post here on harve & polly... it wont be overbearing - just sprinkled in here & there.. now & then.

Actually, more like every wednesday. you've officially been warned - here we go!

I don't know why - but lately I have been in the mood for something spooky.... and though i've discussed my gaming inclinations previously, they weren't of this ilk. I play some scary games from time to time (psychologically scary - not shoot 'em up zombies scary) - and The Lost Crown is one of my favorites.

Its got it all - ghosts, the sea, cemeteries, a small fishing town full of lore & interesting characters. it even has kitties! (but i will warn you that subplot does not end happily)

this isn't the scariest game i've ever played but its up there.
I have to play it during the day with all of the lights on.. I'll keep the scariest one for another day..
Lost Crown: A Ghost Hunting Adventure gets the Harve & Polly rating of 6/6 polly toes

and in keeping with harve & polly standards here are some items inspired by the game.

01/ lighthouse print $12.00  //  02/ leather notebook $30.00  //  03/ cemetery stone note card $3.00
04/ antique map of Britain $24.95  //  05/ toy sailboat $35.00  //  06/ black crow $40.00  //  07/ industrial salvage pulley $38.00
08/ spyglass $29.00  //  09/ butterfly specimen $14.95

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

cover to cover : agatha christie

01/ five little pigs  //  02/ the body in the library  //  03/ murder on the orient express  //  04/ the abc murders
05/ and then there were none  //  06/ ordeal by innocence

last night smith and i went to the book store. after he's done looking for what he looks for... i like to do a lap around the store and peruse all the covers.

yesterday these got ALL of my attention. new agatha christie covers! be still my heart - because I absolutely love agatha christie.. these are mostly poirot covers, though i am partial to miss marple myself.

good excuse to reread some classics? definitely!

Monday, March 28, 2011

eye candy

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I wanted to share some eye candy (literally) by Italian Photographer Massimo Gammacurta
Love these! they look so awesome... and kind of perfect with thoughts of easter candy right
around the corner

Friday, March 25, 2011

mr. mustache

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AH! look at this dapper little man! have a great weekend everyone

Misselthwaite Manor

01/ skeleton key pendant $145.00  //  02/ melissa breeland print $18.50  //  03/ white bulb $13.00  //  04/ spyglass bracelet $32.99  //  05/ porcelain bone dishes $18.00  //  06/ antique pitcher $21.00  //  07/ bulbs $3.75  //  08/ sparrow watercolor $18.00

i feel a tad bit like mary lennox from the secret garden. Even though i don't get to spend the lingering moments of winter at Misselthwaite Manor... i am definitely searching for spring. digging though antique jewelry hidden in mismatched porcelain, finding skeleton keys and pigeons... looking for the way to sunshine... when all you really have to do is wait and it will find you.  I am stubborn though (like mary) and instead of patience, i am searching.

in the meantime i'll try to keep my feet dry and my ears warm as i look for the door to the garden

Thursday, March 24, 2011

feeling edgy

01/ equilateral necklace $42.00  //  02/ 3D printed stainless steel bracelet $77.70  //  03/ DIY necklace $?  //  04/ copper ladder necklace $40.00 
05/ geo triangle necklace $60.00  //  06/ snow spike earrings $26.00  //  07/ circle pendant $34.00

currently loving the clean lines and surprisingly feminine feel of geometric jewelry

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

valerie hegarty

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how much do i love valerie hegartys art? um thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

soap slivers

 via design crush - some great 'happy endings' (get your minds out of the gutter with some pretty soap!)

in the fur

harve and polly! its so hard to get a good picture since their fur is so dark
(and its even harder to get them together!) but here they are doing a little sunbathing

Monday, March 21, 2011


01/ purr-fect tipi $24.99  //  02/ fabric & handle $39.00  //  03/ poncho snuggie $54.99  //  04/ arrow wrap ring $35.00  
05/ goldfish sharpener $11.99 for 4  //  06/ feather earrings $37.82  //  07/ bunnylope card $4.00  //  08/ trails lamp $49.99  
09/ vintage canteen $12.00

went to see Rango yesterday.

it was a good movie - i say the 4/5 stars on imdb is pretty accurate - made me laugh... surprised to say it was kind of frightening for little children (and this idea was justified by all the crying and screaming in the theater during the more intense scenes)..

but the best part was the amount of detail. the owl with the mustache was a hoot (pun intended) and the overall western feel was really well done. i even liked the over the top type treatment in the end credits.

being from the great state of Texas (well, in my earlier years at least) i have a special place in my heart for cacti and armadillos. I also have had my fare share of lizards as pets over the years - so it may come as a big surprise i don't own any of the above items (ok ok i own the goldfish pencil sharpener)

enjoy these Rango inspired picks, and go see the movie for some laughs

Friday, March 18, 2011

ferm favorites

01/ monroe tea towel $19.00  //  02/ sewing kit $57.50  //  03/ rush hour $69.96  //  04/ remix yellow $100.00  //  05/ peacock mug $29.95  
06/ suitcases $126.50

currently loving all the cool things over at ferm living

Thursday, March 17, 2011

top o' the mornin'

01/  fox & clover print $11.00  //  02/ gardening journal $19.95  //  03/ green sneakers $80.00  //  04/ turnlock satchel $68.00  //  05/ linocut print $48.00 
06/ nixon watch $60.00  //  07/ sailing ship mug $30.00  //  08/ flower hook $6.00  //  09/ queen annes lace $22.00  //  10/ dutch wax ottoman $198.00  
11/ urbanears headphones $60.00

Happy St. Patrick's day everyone! i do have an appreciation for green beer and chocolate gold coins - but it just so happens i am irish every day of the year... my childhood was filled with my dad singing 'my wild irish rose" & "too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ra" regardless of the proximity to the month of march. so in honor of being reasonably irish (other parts equaling danish & german) i have provided a few items that will help you remember your irish roots (whether you have them or not) all year round!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

up up & away

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heard about this yet? for more great pictures try here. happy wednesday!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


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oooooooooooooooooh god .... forgive me..... i might be love sick.... this lindsey adelman hanging light is so beautiful i am thinking of selling one of my kidneys for the $3,700 i need to buy it....

posh patchwork

i have always believed quilts could be approached in ways that made them modern and original (kimem is a great example .. i had little hope in the same way for patchwork until i saw these gorgeous examples at design by LEFTOVERS  - they are moody, dark, elegant & scream rock star.

Monday, March 14, 2011

dear blank

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saw these over at design crush and had to re-post. 'dear blank' letterpress cards by sapling press are hilarious!

Friday, March 11, 2011

rainy retreat

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its been rather gloomy here in ohio.. so wet and rainy and cold it has me wishing for warmer rain and maybe even some sunshine (but i'm getting way ahead of myself)

so since the weather will be this way for some time - i have some ideas of where & how i would want to spend it. I'll start on the above couch with a good book(& a lap kitty of course), and end with
a few items below.

01/ navy ikat pillow $30.00  //  02/ lilacs in rain candle $18.00  //  03/ newspaper  //  04/ diamond ikat pillow $58.00
05/ ipad $499.99  //  06/ harney & sons earl grey $8.00  //  07/ wool slippers $54.00  //  08/ dioscuri lamp $275.00
09/ calico tea cup $48.95  //  10/ sheepskin $39.99

Thursday, March 10, 2011

amber alexander

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amber alexanders etsy shop has me on the edge of my seat waiting for spring. not only does she have a fair share of bunnies, but also birds, kitties & sea creatures. so fun! and the fine hair-like details are making me fall in love with all of them.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

louis vuitton taxidermy


made it back from the big apple last night - and i was so glad to see my kitties (and smith too)

but while i was in NYC i saw the most amazing window display at Loius Vuitton

The display was created by Billie Achilleos & Cameleon Visual, and it is absolutely awesome.
it was super windy and cold that day - so forgive me if it's obvious i snapped these and ran to the warmth of the apple store. for some higher quality pics you can check out the Billie Achilleos blog

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

grown up glow in the dark

01/ Boer and Brit's packaging  //  02/ Good Morning / Good Night  //  03/ Deep Sea Diver

some more 'grown up' items for those of you who miss the glow in the dark stars on the ceiling of your room at you mom & dads house.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011


taking a last minute trip to nyc this weekend into next week. polly will be glad to see me when i get back - but harve will be his quintessential cool and pretend he didn't even notice i was gone.

maybe if i get him this scratching post and let him live out his godzilla fantasies he wont be so bitter i didn't take him along on the trip.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

wake up alice

01/ teapot $39.95  //  02/ chocolate mushrooms  $sold  //  03/ dodo mug $8.00  //  04/ pocket watch $55,000.00  
05/ walrus pillow $60.00  //  06/ TEA mug $14.00  //  07/ playing card vectors $free

currently reading: alice i have been by melanie benjamin. the book begins from the perspective of 80 something alice liddell who the original alice in wonderland story was inspired by and written for.

she talks about how disappointed people are when they look at her, the embodiment of childhood itself, and watch her age.

As the book progresses it takes you through parts of Alice's life and shows the tragic results of becoming Alice in Wonderland. (this book is pure magic by the way - it will make you cry and rethink everything you know about wonderland)

well Alice Liddell,  if you don't want to be Alice in Wonderland, its fine with me - in fact i wonder what your perfectly preserved self would think of things now. so vividly victorian and antique - the modern adaptations of alice rarely take her out of the oxford inspired elements. but i wonder what the looking glass would look like today, and if children are still so inspired by nature when they spend so much time indoors.

p.s. the real alice was a brunette.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

salt and pepper has never looked better

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i'm not going to lie to you, i love me some jonathan adler. I could go on all day about the diversity of his products, and how i love them all... this little guy lives with me, and i'm smitten with this lamp.

but today i want to admire how much attention to detail goes into the tiniest adler elements. i mean, look at that packaging - salt and pepper has never looked better.
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