1. half bloom globe thistle (Echinops sphaerocephalus ‘Arctic Glow’) always look funny to me. kind of half-shaved style. 2. full bloom bright orange coneflowers after we came back from paris. the coconut coneflowers (not in picture) are on their way to full bloom… 3. last week we found the little sedum is blooming, too. super cool!!! temperature is getting insanely hot these days in philly, which makes the plants very needy – we have to water them on […]
our plants are growing taller and taller after the spring cut-back, couple showers (natural irrigation!) definitely helped. especially the coneflowers – look at them – i wonder if they will eventually grow taller than our fence! we also found couple new spots in the planter where have been seeded and filled by russian sage and french lavender, lovely bonus.
after i posted my 101 times “i want striped-pillows”, i finally found the striped-pillow that i’ve been dreaming of!! just like that: i revisited “haus interior” where they have couple cute striped pillows. but they don’t have free shipping… then i started to search with the key word “sailor square cushion”. i guess the “sailor+square” is a magic combination – the name “unison” popped. (bell ringing) the name that finally stopped me crying about couldn’t […]
finally finally, we bought the pendant light for dining room. yessss!! bye bye eyesore light fixture installed by our previous owner. well, not really a final bye-bye yet, as we haven’t found the electrician. anyway, about the light: we have been looking for a pendant light for a while now. the existing fixture is working fine but just way too bad taste. our top choice was the spinning light BH2 by &traditon, but the price is more than what we […]
改版後的米麒鐵雀在過去的幾個月以來收到了不少正面的回應， 每天的訪客更是成長了超過500%！！（以前都是個位數） 不驚訝的，米麒鐵雀也收到了表達有興趣貼廣告的各種網站連結。 可是目前來說米只是想專心的經營“個人手選“(hand-picked)小店… 如果真要貼廣告，還是要跟讀者良心推薦的才好。 放心， 這裡看到的每一篇文章絕對都沒有商業動機的… —回到重點— 很謝謝大家（看得懂中文的話）的支持。 每天工作將近十小時，回到家明明很累卻又忍不住想分享一些日常的靈感… 這種沒有利益的投資（？）寶貴的青春， 真的就是單純的興趣吧。 （而如果興趣跟工作可以更貼近就更讓人感動了） 總之 米麒鐵雀是個讓米暫時忘記雜七雜八事情的小小淨土， (也是偶爾讓米發發牢騷的空間） 希望漸漸的能跟讀者們交流更多的靈感與啟發… 米也很好奇大家都在討論些什麼新鮮事 :) 米
finally found the mobile (by flensted) after moved in for about an year! i used to hang them from ceiling in my previous rental apartment… it brought nice dynamic to that little corner. for now i hang it up by the bookshelf but still need to find another good spot for them to settle. well, welcome back my baby sheep !! warning: don’t stare at the pictures above too long- they will make you sleepy…zzz. ==== 搬進我們的家都已經過了一年， 終於找到心愛的綿羊吊飾(mobile)！ 暫時掛在樓下的書櫃，應該要找個寬闊一點的角落… 無聊的時候看著他們， 不僅很適合作白日夢，也很快的讓人想睡覺了。 ====
there was a HAY catalogue (norway edition?) came with the latest elle decoration issue, and i am really excited to be able to have a printed copy on hand to check out their always modern yet creative design! i noticed the catalogue is dated 2010, (not sure why is not 2011) but hey, classic design will stay classic! like their shanghay chair that i mentioned in the post “no bullshit“… super cute chair.