Welcome to Covet Collective!

A harem of girls who love crafts, antiques, design, and anything aesthetically pleasing. Come on in and read about what we've purchased, what we've found and what we covet.

We also have fun finds and handcrafted items for sale on http://www.etsy.com/. Once you are on the Etsy site, simply search Sellers (in the dropdown menu) and type in "covetcollective".

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Words to live by

11x14-in Audrey Hepburn Quote Illustration Print
Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

(illustration by Unraveled Design on etsy)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair

It's that time of year again and Renegade Craft Fair will be back in SF for their Holiday Market.  It is being held on December 15th and 16th this year at the Concourse Exhibition Center.  The fair is a great source of craft inspiration as well as an excellent resource for unique gifts.  I can't wait to go!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Method soaps

I make my children wash their hands frequently, but my son tends to use too much soap. Enter - Method soaps.  I like that their foaming wash pumps out just enough soap and washes off cleanly without much trace of a scent.  A while back, I purchased Method's Mickey Mouse soap, which was a cute Mickey Mouse shape and had a light lemonade scent.  There was also a Minnie Mouse soap which had a strawberry smell.  Both are still available at some Target stores and through other online retailers.

Method recently launched limited edition soaps with Orla Kiely. They are available through Method's online shop, but I have also seen them at Target.  They are a nice stylish accent for the bathroom or kitchen. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Target and Neiman Marcus Collaboration

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Target designer collaborations.  As I was browsing through the Target website looking for information about the upcoming September debut of the Shops at Target  (Patch NYC, The Curiosity Shoppe, Kirna Zabete and Odin), I found several articles about Target's holiday collaboration with Neiman Marcus.  Read about the CFDA designers who are participating in this collaboration (24 in all) here.

You had me at Marchesa and Marc Jacobs.  


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Seoul Food

I recently came back from a trip to Korea with my family.  Here are a few Instagram'd pictures of the yummy food we had.

My latte to-go at Paris Baguette - Cutest coffee cup ever!

Beef stew with King and Shitake mushrooms

Simple and delicious "panchan" (savory crepes, pancakes and omelette shown here)

Cuttlefish salad with greens (cuttlefish was thinly sliced and greens were placed over it)

Corn porridge and grilled fish (possibly mackerel)

Refreshing green tea ice cream with green tea ice flakes, sweet red beans, and mochi (before and after!)


Friday, May 25, 2012

Sightseeing in Korea

Here are a few Instagram'd pictures of Seoul and Busan. I'm still thinking of the sites, the food, the people, and the energy of these cities.

[SEOUL] Changdukkung Palace (the Queen's Palace, a World Heritage Site)

[SEOUL] Insadong District - full of good restaurants, antiques, and inexpensive souvenirs

[SEOUL] Gangnam District - My favorite place to people-watch in Seoul

[BUSAN] Jagalchi Market - Huge fish market where you purchase the seafood on the first floor and can have it brought up to the second floor to be cooked any way you like.  Eating seafood sashimi-style is the most popular since everything is so fresh.

[BUSAN] Haeundae Beach - Empty now, but this is where everyone flocks to in the hot and humid summer months

[BUSAN] Shinsegae - The largest mall in the world according to the 2009 Guinness Book of World Records

[BUSAN] Street vendor selling flowers for Parents' Day


Monday, May 21, 2012

Pretty Pastels

I've been seeing some beautiful pastel-colored clothing recently.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Skirt and Top - H&M

Twisted High-Low Dress | FOREVER21 - 2000038935

Bold Geo Maxi Dress - Forever 21
Bold Geo Maxi Dress | FOREVER21 - 2000037213

Drawstring Tee - The Webster for Target
The Webster at Target® Drawstring Tee - Green.Opens in a new window

Embellished Ikat Print Shorts (Ann Taylor LOFT)

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Sandals - H&M
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