1 Ferm Living Bowl

I've been admiring this new dinner set from Ferm Living from the moment I first saw it...I finally ordered one of the lovely bowls this weekend. Can't wait to get it!


3 Ideas for My New Apartment....

So, it is finally time to get serious about finding an apartment in LA and choosing some furniture. For the most part I have enjoyed living at home with my parents, but some circumstances have changed and I need to get my own place soon or I may loose my mind.  I am hoping to move into my own place around July 1st, if everything goes according to plan...let's cross our fingers or these posts may turn into totally therapy sessions rather than happy home inspiration.

Anyway...so this is what I'm thinking so far.  You'll notice some pieces from my old apartment {see house tour here}, some items I've purchased since I moved here and just went straight into storage, a few new pieces I'm pretty sure I've decided on, and a couple that I still need to figure out.

Living Room: {clockwise from top left}
Dwell Studio Facet Rug in Cream & Citrine This is already purchased, and waiting in storage.

Ikea Karlstad Sofa in Sivik Dark Grey. I think I made my decision.  If you've been around this blog for a while you know I've been trying to decide on a sofa for years.  I don't think this is the perfect sofa, but I like it and it is comfortable especially considering it's price.  I MIGHT change my mind on this in the next month, but I'm pretty sure this is the one.  And actually if everything goes according to plan, it won't be just one...it will be a pair!

White Side Tables from World Market.  I had these in my apartment in NOLA, I still love them.  They were maybe one of my best purchases ever.  Side note: I cannot wait to start creating my little vignettes again.  I want this apartment to be a little less cluttered that my last, but I miss my awesome little displays so much.

Vintage Metal and Glass Bookcase.  Again, this was in my apartment in NOLA.  I bought it when I broke up with my ex, had basically no money, and had no idea where I was going to live.  I think I ate peanut butter sandwiches for two weeks, but it was so worth it.  I love it.

CB2 Beacon Floor Lamp.  This is one of the options I am considering, but I haven't completely decided.  I know I want a statement floor lamp, but I want to look around a bit more before I commit. I want to see this one in person to see what kind of light it produces, but I really like the way it looks.  Anyone seen this in person or have it?  Or have any other great floor lamp options?

Ottoman from Target recovered in Ikea Black and White Triangle Fabric.  This is from my old apartment and is currently being used as a multifunctional piece in my current room {mini tour here}.

Teve Lounge Chair. I would like to have another comfy single chair seating option.  Unless I find some great awesome piece for a great price between now and then, I probably won't buy one until I actually get a place and see if I have space.  Unfortunately, the Teve Lounge Chair probably won't be the one due to cost, but I like its lines, materials, and color of course.

Vintage Glass and Metal Pyramid Coffee Table...acquired for free and sitting in storage waiting!
Bar Area

A bar cart is a non negotiable item.  I must have one. I am really thinking that I want a Go Cart in Carbon from CB2.  I have my eye on this for a while...and I think it would a really good piece that could be serve a number of functions.  The price is right, and it gets great reviews.  

Urban Outfitters Zig Zag Printed Rug.  I ordered two a few weeks ago in black and grey.  I haven't gotten to try them out yet, but they look nice enough considering their price.  

AWESOME Vintage Letters.  These were in my old apartment, and are currently hanging in my room.  I love them.  They are awesome.  I will be hanging some of my art that I already have, but I would really like to pick up a few new pieces too...preferably mostly black and white with a geometric theme, any suggestions?

Adjustable Metal Floor Lamp from West Elm.  I've also been considering this one for a while, I probably won't get more than one floor lamp.  This is a contender too.  Any reviews on this one? {Just realized I first posted about this one in 4.08...it's been a possibility for a while.} 

Desk Area:

I won't know the layout to know what I have room for until I actually pick an apartment, but I know I at least want a small desk area.  I may either have my West Elm Simple Work Table painted, probably white, or get a West Elm Mini Parson's Desk.  I love it's lines and size, and again the price is reasonable.  

I will probably use the other Urban Outfitters Zig Zag Printed Rug in this area too.

Vintage Bent Wood Stacking Chair. I have three of these that I got at Neophobia in New Orleans for $30.  Mine are black.

Acessories might include some lacquered yellow desk goodies from West Elm, mixed with some of my vintage pieces that are all packed away, and my beloved Vintage Yellow Lamp that I purchased from Morgan of The Brick House many moons ago {that's how we "met"}

Not shown, but there will probably be an Ikea Alex Storage Cabinet in there somewhere...because I've always wanted one, and now that I live 20 minutes from Ikea, I can have one!

I don't know if you remember that I have {er had} a no more throw pillow rule.  It has totally gone out the window.  I think I'm going to be retiring most of my pillows from my old house {a few will probably stick around, like the black and white feather print from Thomas Paul} and freshen things up with some new ones:

First, if you follow me on twitter  you know I recently decided that I MUST own a couple of Hable Construction Pillows.  I have wanted them forever, but never ordered them mostly because they are rather expensive.  But I don't mind.  They are fantastic, well made....and I want them!  I ordered samples this weekend to help me decide, but I think I will be ordered one in Lemon Beads/Oyster and Turquoise Beads. 

I ordered a pair of Yellow Chevron Pillow Covers on Etsy this weekend. And I think I'm going to order this one too, I like the contrast of scale. I don't know, I might be getting a little carried away with this whole chevron business.  

The Lines and Arrows Pillow from Be Still has been on my wish list for a while...it might be time.

I am wavering on getting new bedding...I'm highly considering a Trellis Duvet from Dwell Studio, but I might stick with what I have for the time being.  But anyway...that's where I am for now! 



1 The Home of Frederic Malle from Architectural Digest

Let's play a little game of ignore the carpets, shall we.  Instead I will imagine those lovely wood floor extend throughout this house, that is filled with awesome eclectic finds.  {Side note: wtf were they thinking in that master bedroom?}

Who wants to give me one of those leather Arne Jacobsen Egg chairs?  Anyone, anyone?

The Home of Frederic Malle from Architectural Digest.

5 Oh, Those Windows...

Those windows are so freaking amazing.  I would love to live in that light.  

Styled by Nanna Lagerman and photographed by Philip Karlberg.

Found thanks to Lotta Agaton.


0 Modern Fire Island Home

Modern Fire Island Home from Alexandra Angle...LOVE! That outdoor shower/changing area (whatever it is) is so fantastic, I can't even tell you how happy that makes me.

Photography by Lucas Allen.
Found thanks to Black Eiffel.

1 Coolest Tunnel

This is awesome.  From Hilda Grahnat, somewhere in Stockholm.


1 Congrats Brit Brit!

My good friend (those words don't begin to describe our relationship) Brit is graduating from college this weekend. She is one the smartest and most hard working people I know. There are big things lying ahead if her...the first being a move to LA!

That means {Black.White.Yellow.} is getting an awesome roommate! And it's officially time to move out of my parent's house...again. I can't tell you how excited I am!

Congrats Brit! I love you very much! I can't wait for our LA adventures to begin...


0 I'm Off...

To New Orleans for one of my best friends' graduation celebration! I can't wait to see all my friends and visit my favorite places {and eat lots of great food, of course}. I'll be back blogging on Monday, but I'll be tweeting about my trip while I'm away!

Congrats Brit!

Image from Olive and Joy found thanks to Hello Tiger.


1 Kristina's Fabulous Finds: Artwork by Al Held

I am so excited to announce {Black.White.Yellow.}'s very first guest contributor: Kristina!  

I absolutely love when people send me links and images of things they think I will like {usually, appropriately, things that are black, white, and yellow}.  Kristina and I became friends {via the internet} because she took this to a whole new level.  She has sent me so many great finds on a regular basis over the last few years.  We have a fun continuous dialogue sending things back and forth, and we've really bonded over well design things.  So, one day I thought: why not have Kristina be a contributor on the blog?!  I was so happy that she was on board, so without further ado....please welcome Kristina!

Since falling in love with {Black.White.Yellow.}, I've been unable to resist emailing Jessica whenever I see things that remind me of her blog, or that I think she would get a kick out of. We've never met, yet I love dashing off a quick email, as if to a close girlfriend, to say "girl, did you SEE this?" Most recently, the May cover of Architectural Digest arrested me in my tracks (at Home Depot of all places). I knew that painting must be right up Jessica's alley. It's Phoenicia VIII by Al Held, who also produced these other black and white "hard-edge paintings" in a some-decade-long hiatus from his characteristically colorful pieces. Held eventually taught at Yale University Faculty of Art. New Yorkers can enjoy an enormous Held mural in the subway at Lexington and 53rd.

Images from: Architectural Digest and Artnet

0 Large Frame Light Cluster from Iacoli & McAllister

Large Frame Light Cluster from Iacoli & McAllister

Found thanks to Lotta Agaton.


1 I Am Obsessed with this Kitchen:

From Lindman Photography. Found thanks to Plastolux.

2 Howkapow!!

Howkapow is a colourful online shop featuring unique work from new and independent designers. Opened in December 2010 by young husband-and-wife team, Rog and Cat How, it supports and promotes emerging designers with a stand-out, smile-inducing style. 
And I'm slightly obsessed. This shop is fantastic.


1 Showroom H Designed by Akihisa Hirata

Showroom H Designed by Akihisa Hirata.  I find it rather strange that this is a showroom for farm equipment, but I love it.

From Arch Daily. Found thanks to Dooby Brain.

1 That Wall...

That wall is freaking amazing.

From Not Only Architects. Found thanks to Desire to Inspire.


2 Inspiration: Wood, Light, and Art...

This house has such great light, and a unique feel.

Found thanks to Seesaw Designs.

0 Shy Light

The Shy Light designed by Bec Brittain.  The form, inspired by crystalline structures, is achieved using a series of modular hardware.

I love this.  It reminds me of the tensegrity stuctures we built in architecture school. 


3 The Rest Sofa

The Rest Sofa from Muuto.  I LOVE this sofa.  Those oversized arm should bother me, but instead I love them.  Anyone know anything about the price?


0 Cathy Echols' Eclectic Home

There are such a great mix of pieces in this home.  And I love that dark kitchen and the contrast to the light bedroom...seems counterintuitive, but totally works. 

Images by Jack Thompson. Found thanks to Apartment Therapy and High Gloss Magazine

1 Lovely Bright Inspiration...from House to Home

Lovely bright inspiration from House to Home


2 Hilda Grahnat's Awesome Home in Sweden

I love the vibe of Hilda Grahnat's  {remember, the creator of these great Vintage Book Clocks
home  in Malmö, Sweden...

Found thanks to Apartment Therapy.

PS: I also think she has one of the best blog headers ever, see:


1 Black, and White, and Yellow. And Fantastic.

From One Pool Road. Found thanks to Apartment Diet.

0 Furniture Inspiration from Nach Acht

Furniture inspiration from Nach Acht...I am trying to talk my dad into building me a credenza inpsired by this lovely piece.

Found thanks to See Saw Designs. 


2 A Lovely Room

I'll be honest, I have no idea where I got this image.  But I really like this space.  I ADORE that cabinet.


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