Wednesday, December 31, 2008


prepare for 2 0 0 9

bathe with salt.

wear new underwear.
{white for peace}
{pink for love}
{yellow for money}
{blue for health}
{red for passion}

eat pomegranate seeds if you wish for $.

wear white.

at m i d n i g h t...

stand on your right foot.
kiss your loved one.
if you live at beach, jump seven waves... make seven wishes.
be positive.

next year, everything will be better.


Adeus Ano Velho, Feliz Ano Novo.
Que tudo se realize no ano que vai nascer.
Muito dinheiro no bolso...
Saude pra dar e vender!


i miss home.

Monday, December 29, 2008

the { ants } are back.

and they've added the creamer and sugar bowl set in their -to invade- list.

click ANTS!!!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

The ants...

... on my cup and saucer set was featured on yesterday.
i was wondering why {suddenly} the ant sets and cups were selling one after the other, until it sadly sold out!
more sets will be available soon.
i have started a {notify} list. if you would like to be included, please email:

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I would like to share this:

I was going over my boxes filled with old photographs and scraps I've collected through out my years here in the U.S. for inspiration. I came across a poem I had printed out when I had finished reading one of Paulo Coelho's books. (I don't remember which one - I've read all of them! The poem was quoted.)

The poem meant a lot to me back then... 

I had forgotten about it until now. It's funny how {things} work. Life, timing, mean to be's...


As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
angry Poseidon - don't be afraid of them:
you'll never find things like that one on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
Laistrygonians, Cyclops,
wild Poseidon - you won't encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.

Hope your road is a long one.
May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbours you're seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfumes of every kind -
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and go on learning from their scholars.

Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you're destined for.
But don't hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you're old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you've gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.

Ithaka gave you the marvellous journey.
Without her you wouldn't have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
And if you find her poor, Ithaka won't have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you'll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean

Konstantino Petrou Kavafis
(Translated by Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard)

Last night...

Neil Young at the Madison Square Garden 12.15.2008
First thing we did was get (foot long) hot dogs and nachos (extra cheese). I don't know what it is about concert/game junk food craving... but even with the knowledge that they taste like c*&%$p and costs "the eyeballs of my face" (brazilian expression) I was so excited to get them...
The venue was quite empty when Everest came out. I have to admit, I had never heard of them - nor did everybody around me because they would tell each other: Oh, it's Evergreen playing now. - Yeah, I know them! It's Everclear! - I heard them on the radio today, it's Edelweiss.
The seats were filled up pretty quickly by the time Wilco was on. Ohhh, they were great!...
I was mesmerized.
Many people were there for Wilco only, so they left right afterwards.

and finally, Neil Young. Obviously, the crowd went nuts.

I was very entertained by a few men seating close to us. So passionate - They'd stand up and sing out loud, eyes closed, gesturing with their hands like they were preaching about a miracle.
Older, I assume. Late 50's. But they exuded youth... Teenage boys, playing air guitar.
Neil Young was amazing.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Treasuries... so inspiring.

Lovely finds on Etsy.

(this treasury is still live, please visit!)
wrenandchickadee, portemone, eveluche, the lovelys, koyane, makye77, neawear, kuss, shopworthy, luckylife, petitpoulailler, lapomme

i love vintage...
I just noticed I placed the wire basket in two treasuries in a row. I must really love it :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

{ P O S T C A R D }

The Four Seasons Postcards now available!
send a message by post, not email, at least once a season... 


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Design Within Reach + Supermarket's Modern Mart IV

I am very excited to announce that Bailey Doesn't Bark will be participating at the Design Within Reach and Supermarket's Modern Mart IV.

If you're in New York City, this is a great opportunity to shop for unique and beautiful gifts for the holidays.  First 100 guests will receive a goodie bag! 
Champagne will be served.

Please visit us!

Wednesday, Dec 10, 7–9pm

DWR Tribeca Studio
124 Hudson St
New York City, NY 10013

for more information please {click}.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Smile and Love

happy wednesday/thursday ;)

Current obsession: Nymolle ceramics.
The set below is mine! (ebay!)
I can't wait to receive them... 
I'm mesmerized by the beautiful designs and ashamed I didn't know about it ages ago.

Monday, December 1, 2008

happy monday!

currently burning:


Cyber Monday Sale happening {here}.
Ends tonight 11:59pm EST.