my new green phone.

So, the day CHA ended, Kayce, Wendy and I headed to Santa Monica to see the beach and do some exploring. Lucky girls that we are, we were able to meet up with Amy Tangerine, who lives very close by. She showed us some really fun places and we all ended up at Lemonade, which is part lemonade stand and part high school cafeteria with a totally hip line up of fresh, organic side dishes, soup and more.

Just before dinner, we spent quite awhile in a store called A+R a high end, high design experience that features everything from clocks to carafes, slippers to stuffed toys, and baubles to bright lights, the constant is design that charms, functions and inspires.

This is Andy + Rose (hence A+R) who were kind enough to send me some photos!

And this is the color and coolness that greet you as you wander around A+R with a feeling more like being in a museum than a retail outlet. It is nothing short of delightful and when I saw this …

I just about freaked out.
It is a retro receiver/handset that you can plug into your iPhone and it totally “works” with my Kate Spade iPhone cover. You’ll get to see some more of my phone on tomorrow’s blog post!

If you can’t get to Santa Monica and A+R anytime soon.
You can shop online here. You might also want to check out this catalog, that has the same simple, modern and often colorful design aesthetic.


  1. karen schmidt says:

    What a cute phone. Hey I’m the first to comment, kind of fun. I’m going to check it all out. Looks like fun stuff.

  2. so very cool!!

  3. That´s a seriously cool iPhone “handset”. Practical? Maybe for lying in the sofa watching “Pretty in pink” or some other retro high school dvd while talking on the oh-so-retro phone. I love it – practical or not!

  4. I wonder, are we showing our age here?? :) Nothing can replace the comfort of holding that style phone to your ear. It brings back great memories of talking for hours and hours when I was a teenager. And what a great color! cool. cool.

  5. Looks like a fun and happy place with all the bright light and color. new phone looks sooooo cool!

  6. How awesome — not only some great girlfriend time but time at such fun places! Cool phone too!

  7. Oh. My. Goodness. I am a sucker for anything cute and that color of green. My iPod touch cover is that same color of green…but how cute is that phone dial? And with your new handset…it really is a perfect match! LOVE IT!

  8. Isn’t it funny how we embrace new technology (i.e. phones we can carry in our pocket) and then long for the old fashioned things. We still have a rotary phone hooked up at our house. It’s a basic black one that I wish were some bright color but it’s great when the power goes out because it works. It’s also fun to show the kids (really! You had to stay in one place to talk?!). I can’t believe I’m now old enough to remember the good old days! :-)

  9. you are so rad and hanging out was so fun! (can’t wait to see your write up on urbanic!)

  10. Cute phone . . . it is REALLY you . . . all bright, happy and colorful!

  11. That is awesome. love it.

  12. Love the green phone. Does it come in bright pink?

  13. Definitely my style…my teen would absolutely DIE from embarrassment…so really it’s worth the cost! I would take it everywhere!

  14. AWWWWW! I bought that EXACT same Kate Spade case a month ago! I LOVE it & have had SO many compliments on it! Enjoy!

  15. Kimberly Ann says:

    Such a cute store! Confession: I get almost all of my gift ideas from your blog.

  16. Whitney P. says:

    That is ADORABLE!

  17. I am “green” with envy…not only for the cute iPhone gear, but that you got to hang out in the sun after being at CHA!!! It looks like A&R is super fun! Off to check out the website.

  18. Oh.My.Goodness. I think I need that. LOL. I dont have a headset or bluetooth for my phone, but I was thinking that I needed one. And this one?! I would LOVE to spend $40 on! LOL. Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

  19. Stacy, this is my favorite green along with a very nice purple! YOU know how to live girl!

  20. Super cute green phone!

  21. That looks so fun and “so you!” Enjoy!

  22. That is definately YOU! I love it!

  23. amazing how well they go together – cute cute cute.

  24. I love your phone. Just the other day I was thinking that I need to buy a new phone (a landline for the house) and how much I would like it to be one of those old heavy ones. How practical is that thing, anyway? :)

  25. How fun! I’m loving the mix of practical design and whimsy that many of their products have. Can anyone tell me anything about the cat in the picture with Andy & Rose? I’m guessing it’s cork or cardboard, or possibly wood. I looked on their website and didn’t see it.

  26. I am so loving green rght now. Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. COOL

  28. What fun!

  29. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! What the….must….have…I NEED one of those receivers! That is…AMAZEMENT. If my husband truly loves me I will have one propped on my shoulder by Monday.

    :) You’re fabulous.

  30. Hold the phone! That is off-the-hook cute!!!! Love. It.

  31. 2 stinkin cute ! Does it come with a rotary dial? hehe now I’m showing my age.

  32. What a sthff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable
    know-how concerning unexpected feelings.

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