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MAD MEN MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Mothers of Mad Men

with mother's day just around the corner, i thought i'd shine a spotlight on a trio of moms who work tirelessly hard to achieve their dreams while navigating the complex social and political changes of the 1960s.

fuel up your lighters, kittens. mama wants a cigarette and a glass of OJ -- heavy on the vodka.

we are gifting the mothers of mad men.

Gifting Betty Draper Francis

we have BETTY DRAPER FRANCIS - former model, divorcee, mother of three, grace kelly look-a-like, chain smoking hair hopperlitter bug, and suburban ice princess. she once punished her son for trading her sandwich for a bag of gumdrops and sees her daughter as the mini-me thorn in her side.

nonetheless, mama betty will most definitely expect a swell gift this mother's day. best break open your piggy banks now, sally, bobby, and baby gene.

Betty Draper Francis smoking picnic with Bobby Mad Men

Betty Draper Francis smoking picnic Mad Men

Betty Draper Francis Francine lunch Mad Men

Betty and Sally Draper smoking in car

Mad Men Sally and Betty sleeping

  Betty Draper Francis Mad Men Mothers Day Gift guide 2014

above: 1). gorham cocktail jigger 20th century; 2). keychain to the mansion; 3). love sandwich recipe book; 4). picnic egg caddy; 5). smoke & kisses bobbi set; 6). the row cat-eye acetate and leather sunglasses; 7). bow-embellished metallic lace pumps; 8). "embrace reality, even if it burns you" catchall; 9). compostable plates, bowls & trays.

Gifting Joan Harris Mothers Day

next up is JOAN HARRIS -- whip smart secretary turned ambitious executive who struggles to prove her mind is just as powerful as her bombshell bod. 

separated from her much-loathed husband, she's a single mom in the late '60s, raising a son whose biological father is one of the founding partners of her firm.

joan is a WHORANGE hero and has been lovingly gifted in the past.

Christina Hendricks as Joan Mad Men Season 7

Joan Holloway Harris rose dress Bert Cooper Mad Men

Mad Men Joan Harris green dress

Joan Bob Benson and Roger Sterling triangle copy

Mad Men Joan Roger and Baby Kevin

Joan Holloway Harris Mad Men Mothers Day Gift guide 2014

 

above: 1). ruffian x izola lady 3 oz. flask; 2). art of war by sun tzu; 3). tiger necklace by kenzo; 4). onward & upward water bottle; 5). art deco set of four tumblers by dorothy thorpe; 6). anna-karin karlsson rose rouge cat eye acetate sunglasses; 7). back me up mobile charger; 8. thea leather chelsea boots; 9). vestige lipstick holder; 10). brass pencil sharpener; 11). rosa iphone case.

Peggy Olson office smoking Mad Men

 "what?" you say, "PEGGY OLSON is a mother?"

why, yes! if we reach back into the archives of season 1 and 2, we are reminded that secretary-turned-copy-chief-badass, peggy, was indeed impregnated by her married colleague, pete. their illegitimate son is (supposedly) being raised by peggy's mother or sister.

a strange storyline that seems to have been relegated to the circular file.

can we petition AMC for closure? perhaps a mother's day gift guide to help ignite momentum?

fingers crossed. here we go...

Peggy Olsen Mad Men airport enamel flower brooch

Peggy Olsen knit beret office Mad Men

Peggy Olsen and Ted Mad Men

Peggy Olsen office Mad Men

Peggy Olson office flowers Mad Men copy

Peggy Olson red plaid

Pete Campbell and Peggy Olson sofa

Peggy Olsen Mad Men Mothers Day Gift guides 2014

 above: 1). may you never shot glass set; 2). scarf in mustard dots; 3). white knit beret; 4). gold tone knot earrings; 5). thomaspaul tablet/ iPad case; 6). chemex coffee maker; 7). vintage yellow and white enamel flower brooch; 8). crinkle bag vase; 9). clare vivier foldover clutch; 10). villa flats; 11). switch bluetooth speaker conference call speaker; 12). city clips - new york page markers.

happy mother's day to all of the mamas around the world! xoxo

whoranging for coral & tusk

Coral and Tusk animal dolls

Coral and Tusk embroidered fox postcard

Coral and Tusk double cross arrows pillow

Coral and Tusk pillows

Coral and Tusk animal portrait embroidered badges

just when i thought coral & tusk couldn't get any more amazingly awesome with their clever, nostalgic, magical, gorgeous, and snuggly embroidered goods, they reveal something that truly steals my heart:

a fox pillow with a fox hidey-hole.

i repeat, a fox hidey-hole...

Coral-and-tusk-fox-pocket-pillow

stop the internets now. we found the winner.

{all photography courtesy of coral & tusk.} {animated gif by whorange.}

hanging planter a go go

Whorange-cat-blue-sofa-lounging

kittens, i have a hole in my life. it resides in my den and takes the form of empty air space.

i need a hanging plant.

but, what to choose? shall i select a macrame planter woven in the mountains of santa cruz? or perhaps an upcycled air plant space pod? or maybe a succulent basket crafted from found cat hair?

the possibilities are endless. let's explore, shall we?

Hanging planters round up modern ceramic

above: 1). faceted hanging tray by pigeon toe ceramics; 2). plant orb by perch!; 3). modern macrame planter by HRUSKAA; 4). orange hang pot; 5). woven bead planter; 6. DIY leather and brass teardrop hanging planter via vintage revivals.

but, wait! there's more...

Hanging planters round up modern ceramic and mid century

 

above: 1). suspended dome 2). hanging air plant cradle by mudpuppy; 3). cermaic planters by l & m studio; 4). geo triangle hanging terrarium; 5). jungalow hanging planter by MFEO; 6. hanging nest; 7). herringbone hanging planter by moorea seal.

NailSnaps: Turn your photos into nail art

David Bowie Star Trek NailSnaps manicure

kittens, have you ever fantisized about turning your instagram photos into nail art?

yes, you say? me, too!

thanks to a super faboo app called NailSnaps (which is currently raising funds on kickstarter), you can decorate your digits with your favorite photos -- vacation pics, celebrity sightings, sleeping cats, technicolor sunsets -- the possibilities are endless!

the groovy app allows you to create a customizable design which spans across your nails (from your index to your pinky) to make a complete picture like a skyline. or you can target portions of your photo and assign the selected image to specific nails.

simply upload your photo, design your manicure layout, and NailSnaps will print your custom design onto nail polish stickers and ship them to you.

the nail polish stickers are easy to apply with zero drying time. woohoo!

i did some fantasy NailSnaps manicure mock-ups using photos from my instagram feed. check 'em out!

i even hand modeled for your visual pleasure...

NailSnaps Star Trek manicure

above: photo of the inside cover of "star trek: the art of juan ortiz" (i added the gold confetti stars). cue up some david bowie -- instant heaven!

NailSnaps Mad Men Milton Glaser poster manicure

NailSnaps Mad Men Milton Glaser Mad Men poster nail art

above: my NailSnaps fantasy manicure inspired by the mad men season 7 mural by milton glaser as spotted on beverly boulevard...

Nailsnaps husband nail art photograph manicure

Nailsnaps street art nail art manicure

above: my MAN-icure mock-up using an instagram photo of steve dancing in front of the elliott smith figure 8 mural.

NailSnaps Nanz starburst lighting nail art manicure

1 Starburst NailSnaps manicure nail art photograph

above: my manicure inspired by the sparkling starburst lighting at nanz.

okay, now it's your turn to play with your photo manicure!

to get the ball rolling, simply support NailSnaps' kickstarter so they can build the magical app. donate $20 (or more!). it's all good. let's make this puppy happen!

fun fact -- angel anderson, the creator to NailSnaps, is one of my best friends in the world. she's brilliant, creative, innovative, and an overall fabulous gal. however, i'm not just giving this project good lovin' because i love angel, but because i think it's one of the best ideas around.

i'm excited to see everyone's inspired and groovy nail art. let's help make this world a little prettier one fingernail at a time.

xoxo 

gif courtesy of http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com

{photography by whorange.}

{NailSnaps "tiger claw" stencil courtesy of NailSnaps.}

{animated gif by prosthetic knowledge.}

chime time

Ladies and gentlemen studio aura chimes anthropologie

ahh, the wind chime. i was lovingly raised by hippies, which meant it was wind-chimes-a-go-go in our zen-like homestead.

chimes rang throughout our garden, on the back porch, and from the trees. they were the soundtrack of my childhood.

admittedly, as an adult, i have forgone wind chimes in our home. however, ladies and gentlemen studio makes these gorgeous, mid-century styled chimes which incorporate various shapes, textures, metals, and glazes, and i must admit -- i like 'em!

i may be forced to unleashing my inner hippie and purchase one of these, kittens.

cue the incense.

Ladies and gentlemen studio wind chimes anthropologie

Ladies and gentlemen studio wind chimes

Nicholas nyland and ladies and gentlemen studio wind chimes construction

Nicholas nyland and ladies and gentlemen studio wind chimes materials

Ladies and gentlemen studio wind chimes brass

{ladies and gentlemen released the aura chime for anthropologie. available here.}

whoranging for tw workshop

Tw workshop hand made stoneware hanging planter dover

 

Tw workshop hand made stoneware planters

 

Tw workshop peeling lace wallpaper in black

Tw workshop wow and flutter speaker system

Tw workshop wow and flutter speaker system design

Tw workshop dishwasher safe coffee table

Tw workshop hand made stoneware hanging planter colbalt cane

it's springtime, darlings, and time to give your plants a pretty place to plant their roots.

tw workshop fits the green bill with their handmade stoneware planters. mixed with cane or hemp robe (or both!), each gloriously glazed planter has the soul of a 1970s superstar and the functionality of a modern made vessel.

tw workshop also makes groovy wallpaper, pleasantly puzzle-like wood speakers, AND a dishwasher safe coffee table. yes, that's right -- dishwasher safe! is there anything they can't do?

check 'em out and give you pad and plants a refreshing spring lift.

candy stash

Letterpress Camera Box

Letterpress Ax Candy Container

conceal your sweet somethings in these clever containers and keep valentine's day going year round.

{letterpressed camera and ax candy containers by d-sharp available at poppytalk.}

get lit: allied maker

Allied maker black walnut mini dart table lamp

Allied maker voyager lamp

Allied maker brass half dome lamp

Allied maker wood sconce wood socket

Allied maker multi bulb floor lamp

ladies and gentlemen, i present to you hand-crafted, bespoke lighting, forged from the hands of woodwork artist ryden rizzo.

yes, his name is ryden rizzo and that's all you need to know.

oh, yes, and his lighting fixtures are gorgeous, too.

visit allied maker to shop ryden's wares.

holiday tree wardrobe

Ron Megee is Joan Crawford in A Very Joan Crawford Christmas by Jeff Church

darlings, it's that time of the year again! it's the time when trees across the land are fitted with accessories, bulbs, and baubles.

but, alas, "what to wear?" asks your naked tree.

may i suggest a little dino felt, embrodiered bunny, and narwhal metallic? just a thought!

Felt handmade embroidered christmas holiday tree ornaments

{above: 1. t-rex ornament; 2. felt mistletoe; 3. coral and tusk bunny in a sweater ornament; 4. glittered geometry garland; 5. multicolored felt garland; 6. narwhal ornament; 7. fox fellow ornament set; 8. roost enchanted mushroom ornaments; 9. multicolor pompom garlands; 10. curious hedgehog ornament; 11. handmade killer whale ornaments set of 4.}

{top image: ron megee as joan crawford in "a very joan crawford christmas" by jeff church and ron megee.}

unicorn wisdom

Hell Yeah unicorns by JAMBONBON

dream it. live it.

{hell yeah unicorns print by jambonbon.}

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