February 06, 2017
One of my favorite Friday readings is A Cup of Jo's fun links. I've been reading her blog for many years now. One of last Friday's links was this article from The New Yorker. This hits the nail on the head, as I sit here in my pajamas, not showered, mid-morning, comtemplating my "snack" after I just finished breakfast. And yes, the internet is a dangerous sinkhole. Read on.
photo by halfdark/getty, article by colin nissan
December 23, 2016
... and while browsing their community website, spotted this gorgeous farmhouse for sale... for $2.895M. Isn't it beautiful?
If you're not familiar with the unique Serenbe community located just south of Atlanta, GA, you can read about their history here.
And if you're curious about all that Serenbe has to offer, besides stunning real estate options, check out this page.
Directly from Serenbe's listing page, this home is ... "A stunning, architectural masterpiece,this 6 Bd/7.5 Ba home feels like you live on a farm in Belgium. Even better, you live on the 25 acre preserved green space organic farm at Serenbe. Main floor features exposed limestone walls, limed oak floors, concrete and marble counter tops, top-of-the-line appliances and systems and exquisite design touches throughout. Master on Main features fireplace, office and luxury bath suite that flows onto the beautiful screened in porch over looking the private pool, spa and gorgeous landscaping. Custom iron windows and french doors add light and elegance into the flowing living and dining areas. Upstairs, 4 spacious bedrooms with separate baths and central laundry all feature quality designer touches. A hidden ladder takes you to the third floor playroom. Full basement features family room and gym and loads of storage. Separate garage apartment makes a perfect nanny or in-law suite. "
And now, take a look at the inside.
I love this somewhat separated den.
Gorgeous kitchen with farmhouse sink, open shelving, and beautiful view of those pretty hydrangeas.
August 16, 2016 1 Comment
I'd buy this house. This is Steven Gambrel's house in Sag Harbor, or rather one that he redesigned for sell. According to Hamptons Magazine, "Gambrel discovered the home three years ago and decided to refurbish it and resell it; today it’s a dream house more suitable for a captain of industry, with a new wing, featuring a double-height public room and a media room with a fireplace, as well as a 33-foot saltwater pool. Every aspect of commodious 19th-century life has been brought up to the standards of modern luxury living."
Let's take a peek inside.
You had me at "artwork". I've been known to buy one too many pieces of art, but if I ever saw this generous piece in those shades of blue, I'd snatch it up.
A beautiful exterior. And I'm entirely envious of all that lush green.
I love his use of blues. I've noticed that blue, particularly moody blue, is very popular these days.
That sink. Or rather sinks. Those chairs. Those faucets. Oooh, and check out the stove. Yep, I'd be happy to cook here.
A perfect pop of peacock blue with the pillow.
I need to call Mr. Gambrel and find out the color of that door. It is perfection.
More glorious art + beautiful jug lamp.
I'm figuring this is the pool house.
Gorgeous lap pool. Pixel would love to swim here.
You can view the complete listing here.
May 02, 2016
Do you follow smitten kitchen? You should. I love her recipes. I've made a few in the past and they're always fantastic. I've been on a cauliflower kick lately. Cauliflower steaks, roasted garlic cauliflower, cilantro-lime cauliflower rice. So when today's recipe popped up on smitten kitchen, I knew I'd be making them soon.
We're having a dinner party Saturday night. These just went on the menu as the appetizer.
I mean, seriously, how good do these look.
Get the recipe here. (photos via smitten kitchen)
September 21, 2015
to be a finalist in the 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Awards! You can check out all the great finalists here and vote (you can vote up to 6 times per day) for pixelimpress here. We'd love your support!
In other news, we have loads of beautiful new products in our shop. I got into a painting mood this summer and created some original artwork to use on our stationery.
These marble patterns show up on our calling cards, newly released greeting card line and our 2016 desktop calendar.
I also painted a few indigo shibori patterns. They became these....
And, since we're obsessed with marble, we made these...
You can find everything in our shop.
April 28, 2015 1 Comment
It is a glorious day, or rather week, as these things take time. Our mediocre beige builder-grade kitchen tile is being replaced with beautiful large square charcoal tiles with dark grout. Yippee. No more strapping on knee pads and spending Saturday afternoon scrubbing grout lines with a toothbrush. My one request when we moved from Seattle to Dallas 4 years ago was a white kitchen with dark hardwood floors. I got a dark kitchen with light colored tile floor.
But there's no gain with no pain, right? Currently the kitchen looks like a Dexter kill room and I'm relegated to the bedroom with microwaved oatmeal.
But visions of this will get me through the days.
March 24, 2015
February 12, 2015
If you're one of the few people who haven't seen this yet, stop what you are doing and watch. It's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. (video courtesy The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon via Youtube)
December 10, 2014
Did you get the Williams Sonoma catalog? I did. And it started me dreaming. Dreaming of a one stop shopping trip. Here's what I'd buy.This is definitely in my future. I had a sample drink made with this at Whole Foods one day. Best juice drink ever.
My lemon/orange press broke and I need a new one. This one fits the bill.
These colorful macarons. They're in my favorite color plus they are wheat free and soy free... score and score!
Oh, you can view their catalog here.
November 12, 2014 2 Comments
Thanks for stopping by! We're glad you're here. It's a big day for us. pixelimpress has been selling stationery on etsy for several years. We thought it was time we branched out to our own site, that way you can truly see our personality.
We're best known for our square calling cards. We redesigned, restyled, rephotographed. And pulled together a collection with stylish patterns, color and fonts that we think you'll really like. We can't say we're the first to make square calling cards a fad...but we'd like to think we had a little something to do with it.
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