Monthly Archives: December 2011

Your Three Favorites of 2011

Well, another year is almost over. 2011 went by in the blink of an eye! It’s true what they say…the older you get the faster time seems to go by. I’m so excited and looking forward to 2012! I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions, but in 2012, I hope to live life to the fullest and in the present moment, remembering that relationships and experiences are what matter most. How about you? Do you have any special plans for 2012? Do you make New Year’s resolutions?

Since it is New Year’s Eve, a countdown is in order. So here are idoc’s three most popular posts of 2011.

{Number 3} NoRTH

I’m still crazy about these demijohn aka carboy pendant lights. Sure wish I had a big enough space to hang them.

{Number 2} Frank Lloyd Wright: Taliesin West

Visiting Taliesin West in Arizona was a personal highlight for 2011. Thanks, Sis!

And finally… idoc’s most popular post of 2011…

{Number 1} Cozy Time: Woolies and Furries

I guess this one just made everyone feel all warm and fuzzy! It was also one of my favorite posts of 2011. (Image: Karen Bertelsen via Style at Home)

Wishing everyone a creative and prosperous New Year! May all your dreams come true!

Chairs!

Luv Meesh xo

Happy Holidays to You!

Sending you all the warmest wishes for a happy holiday season! Yipee! I also wanted to thank every one of you for all of your support over the last year. Thank you for reading, subscribing, following, sharing, tweeting, facebooking and commenting here on idoc! It really means so much to me to have you here! I have met so many great people this last year, through blogging, and I look forward to nurturing those friendships and making many more.

Chairy Christmas! ;)

Meesh xoxo

For Santa…

It’s called The Throne. This one is for the King of the North Pole…

Now if everyone had this chair awaiting Santa when he dropped down their chimney, you can bet they’d never be put on the naughty list. Mrs. Claus would look fabulous sitting in the white one, don’t you think?

The Throne armchair, made by Italian furniture company, Caspani.

Chairs!

Luv Meesh xo

Design Hook Up: Ice Cube and The Eames

The Eames: “They was doin’ mashups before mashups even existed.” – Ice Cube

I betcha didn’t know that Ice Cube was a fan of mid-century modern design, did ya? Or that he studied architectural drafting? Well, I didn’t either until I saw this video on Pacific Standard Time. Cruising Charles and Ray Eames’ L.A. home, Case Study No.8, Ice Cube shares how he’s inspired by the iconic designers and their legendary work. You can really feel his excitement. Love it! I can see a design quote fest coming from this short video. Watch it, you’ll see. Unpretentious and Awesome!

This one’s going on my Bucket List. Visit The Eames House.

Meesh xo

Operation Paperwhites: Plants on the Ground?

Some of you have been asking how my paperwhites are doing. (So nice of you!) Maybe you are worried that I have killed them! I have not! See!!!

Operation Paperwhites is proving mostly successful. Those dirty little bulbs have grown SO tall. Like 21 inches tall! They have bursts of delicate white flowers on top and are so smelly fragrant! A few of the stems were leaning a bit so I tied them up with twine.

The day after I took the above photos however, I got up in the morning to find one plant completely flopped over. Oh, NO! Poor thing got top heavy and its skinny stem couldn’t hold up! Roots and all pulled out of the beach glass where they were anchored. Plants on the ground! Plants on the ground! Lookin’ like a fool with my plants on the ground! 8) So, all plants were immediately relocated into taller vessels.

Apparently, if you add a little rubbing alcohol or vodka to the water, it will stunt their growth so they don’t grow so tall. My flowers were tipsy before the booze, this is supposed to help? That plant on the right looks drunk already. Ha! I really liked the look of them in a shallower dish, so I might try this method next time.

Did any of you give growing these pretties a try? Mine are in full bloom now and Christmas is less than a week away, so I guess I wasn’t too late in planting them as I had thought. If you originally missed the bulb “planting” click here.

Iย  hope my update helps and maybe saves you from waking up to your plants on the ground.

Wishing you a great start to your week!

Luv Meesh xo