Monday, April 21, 2014

What does the fox say?

Letterman jacket - Opening Ceremony via my friend Marc | Shirt - Gift from my friend Lua | Faux leather pants - Zara | Boots - Ascot & Hart | Sunnies - H&M
Photos: Penn Rosen
What does the fox say? The fox says "Katie has finally found the perfect summer boot!"... Seriously though, I've been searching everywhere for the perfect summer boot. Since I'm a gal that prefers to wear boots all year round, I knew I had to have these white Waylon boots immediately when I saw them on Ascot and Hart. The white leather and cutouts pretty much guarantee these will be a summer staple for me. Oh, and thank you Marc for letting me borrow you Opening Ceremony jacket indefinitely.  I will forever be obsessed with it.

The Crate


For those of you unaware, this past Saturday was Record Store Day - a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. I spent my RSD at The Crate grand opening at 304 Boerum St. off the Morgan L stop. The Crate is now the store front of Wrecords By Monkey products as well as $1 vinyl! Definitely worth checking out.

Will Haude, Senior Designer at Wrecords By Monkey and founder of 3DBK

Will and his supportive (sleepy) girlfriend - She'd been at the opening all day.

My boyfriend literally had the best time of his life. Walked away with 28 records...
He definitely bought that one...
& of course, Monkey himself!

Monday, April 7, 2014


Coat - Cinzia Rocca | Blouse - H&M | Bag - Etsy
Last weekend, my boyfriend and I spent our raining Saturday afternoon at the Noguchi Museum in Queens. It was amazingly beautiful and really inspiring. I absolutely loved the minimalism of the entire space. The museum is dedicated entirely to the work of Isamu Noguchi, which he himself established and designed. I highly recommend visiting. I bet it's even better on a nice day when the garden is in full bloom!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Heaven in bed

I'm so obsessed with my bed, it's terrible. I never want to leave it in the morning and I immediately jump into it when I get home. How could I not? It's just so comfyyyy. I finally feel like my room is coming together and I am so excited to share it all with the interwebz when it's complete. The only thing I'm still on the hunt for now are new throw pillow cases. I have a few in mind but can't commit just yet. I'm waiting to come across cases I absolutely love at a reasonable price point. I did however make this super easy DIY macramé wall hanging a couple weeks ago. The wall adjacent to my bed was feeling a bit bare so I wanted to make something simple to compliment the frames on the opposite side of the room. HERE is the How To if you're interested in creating it yourself! I changed a few things around to customize it to my liking. I used a 2'-6" long copper pipe instead of the suggested 2'-0" to make the overall size larger to fill more of the wall. This means I also made the length of each rope longer. I used clothesline rope instead of cotton piping because I couldn't find cotton piping at my local Home Depot. I got ALL the supplies from Home Depot by the way, one stop shop! And because of my laziness, I didn't want to hacksaw the 3 middle pipes (or buy a hacksaw), so I stacked a bunch of couplings instead. This DIY only included 5 materials for me in total: copper pipes, copper couplings, clothesline rope, scissors and a tape measure/ruler. Super simple and not crazy time consuming, it only took me a night to complete. Give it a try!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Instaham Part Deux

From top to bottom | left to right
[1] #selfie [2] Date night with da boy[3] Pizza brunch with Rachel @ Milkflower [4] Honduras EP release show  [5] My bedroom! (more in depth post to come) [6] Belle Fangles in the Jonathan Adler pottery studio [7] Washington Square Park on a beautiful day [8] A sleepy Marc on the couch at my birthday party. [9] New booties my friend Lua gave me :) [10] Flight back from a business trip

Keep up with me on Instagram!: ohsokatieli
Needless to say, life has been so amazing lately. I recently started a new job as Retail Design and Construction Associate at JONATHAN ADLER. Holllaaaa! I absolutely love it and am so grateful to have this opportunity. I've been wanting to focus more on retail design and this position is exactly what I've been looking for. On top of a great new job, my boyfriend and I have been together for a year now and could not be happier. He keeps a smile on my face :). My friends rule, always. I don't even need to state that. Especially Dominique and Nicole, I really don't know what I'd do without them. Let's also take a moment to appreciate the fact that my apartment building just opened a bomb-ass gym in the basement. Now I can get fit FO FREE. All I need now is a cute puppy and I'll be set. 2014, you've been real good to me so far ;) What else do you have in store?!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Refinery29 feature!

Photos by: Claire Esparros with Homepolish

Shots from my shopping trip and tips with Rachel of The Style Line that was recently featured on Refinery29! We spent the day together planning and shopping for Rachel's future office in Manhattan. We found some great deals that really work with her concept of incorporating different cities from around the world into her interior aesthetic. Take a look HERE!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Summer Air

Finally scanned these photos from last Summer. Oh what I would give to be in the warm summer air, eating lollipops and sunbathing. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

J Hilburn

SORRY. I'm the worst blogger ever. I've been so busy lately, I've been neglecting the blogesphere. 

So back in October, Lorenzo, a fellow Homepolish designer, and I teamed up to design J Hilburn's pop up shop in SoHo. We were super inspired by J Hilburn's custom tailoring, we had to incorporated it throughout the store. We worked with a lot of vintage wooden spools and created an amazing hanging focal piece when you first enter the store. We were really aiming to create a space that was a reflection of their brand and strayed away from looking "temporary" since the shop was only open for a few weeks. I must say, I think we did a good job. Elle Decor and Esquire even featured it! 

When we started the space looked like this:
I think we really helped transform it into something great. Plus it was a lot of fun putting it all together (minus detangling all the hanging spools)

Hat: Urban Jungle | Shirt: c/o Caro Marketing/Aryn K | Boyfriend: Vermont
Furniture sponsored by: Krrb - Equity Modern, Adaptations, Furnish Green

Check out this time lapse video of the store below!