Sunday, March 30, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I swear - I am never getting a peacock chair! And I admit it, I'm glad I got rid of all my college-dorm-ruined-hand-me-down wicker furniture.
But. A poster of Al Green in a peacock chair. Now, that would be groovy.
I mean look at him. He is the coolest. Image Lost in Tyme via Desire to Inspire. I think he fits my current vibe. And girls, don't listen to this record. It'll ruin you. Mortal man will never be good enough again.
By the time I got it home, it really was broken. Oh and BTW - the candle I bought was shit too. I pulled out the super glue.
It was not to be. The glue was stuck to pens, and stuck shut. Maybe this is cosmic. Maybe the vase found its neck suffocating and it can breathe easier now. Maybe I can make art out of this.
I just know I dig it and I've always wanted to experiment white paintings on white walls with white floors. Not as easy to accomplish as it may seem. The restraint and the precision can be excruciating. When I experiment, I never reach my impossible standard, so I've learned to live with imperfection. Here are some white on white images that I find fascinating.
White vases from Bliss Living. Stay tuned. I'm working on all white piece that is demanding. My goal is to do a little each night after work this week, to help focus my mind. I hope to unravel the work next weekend.
I adore this sofa! This was at my favorite vintage/retro store. I think it could fit into the white/gold scheme I described below. But, alas, not into my budget. I love the idea of having a large sofa, preferably a sectional. Then there would be no need for chairs. And I could pile it high with pillows!
I also saw this pillow. I adore it! It would fit well in the gold scheme I described below. $24.99. Not bad, but I passed. So many beautiful things, makes it hard for a girl to save money. And the truth is I have more than enough stuff. Still ... this pillow is tempting me greatly, I am fighting the urge to go back....
My new vase. Different from my usual style, but the more I look at it, the more I love it. It is actually vintage Italian, but it fits with this scheme very well.
Gold vase formerly available at West Elm. I wish I had ordered this vase! I think it would look great next to my Italian vase. I hope this will be part of West Elm's Christmas collection again this year!
Gold vase at Target.
I have a thing for lanterns, but I haven't bought one because I don't want to start another collection. Image on left from flickr user Miss Kitty Kat. Image on right by Peggy, at local Thai restaurant. I'd be tempted to spray paint these white.
Trays are another important part of this look, and serving tea a sacred act.
Cooper tray and tea set from Le Souk.
Dreary. I'm beginning to wonder if it's ever going to stop snowing - better to think about yellow. I'm still not sure if I'm adding to yellow to my decor, but I love contemplating it. As I stated in a previous post, it was Jessie of My Mod Style who really got me seriously thinking about yellow. No one does it better.Jessie combines pops of yellow with red and generous amounts of white.
She gives her precious Michelin Man (I want him!) a place of prominence in her living room and makes him really pop by painting a yellow square behind him.
These photos make me think of summer. Every time I look at this home, I think I should add yellow to my decor.
This in my predigital filing system. This is from an old Metropolitan Home, I don't have the date of the edition. The following are from my favorite vintage store.
I love how they combine glass and ceramic. And those yellow pillows really pop against that white vinyl pillow!
Yellow is fun! Selina Lake via Desire to Inspire. I adore that sofa! Looks like it's made from raincoats.
And because your toys should match your decor. School crossing guard from Scary Girl series by Nathan Jurevicius. Formerly available at Fugitive Toys.
Yellow looks great with turquoise. Shootspaces via Desire to Inspire. Love those white floors!
My turquoise vases. I just snuck those in there. :)
I love these paintings (previously posted about here). They look great against the yellow wall.
Yellow looks great with grey as these adorable lamps from Chiasso prove.
I received a catalog from Bliss Living the other day. A very dangerous catalog indeed. You know the kind - it you want to throw out everything and start over. I could totally see a place done in mostly white with a shiny yellow/silver/grey Moroccan feel to it.
I adore this painting by Lily Martine Baxter. I could redo my home with this painting as the centerpiece! This falls into the "wish-I'd-painted that category." Okay I'm going to sign off for now - I'm going to paint something yellow!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
All images in this post by Sas. (Blog link here, flickr link, here).
Sas has a golden touch. The camera produces incredibly soft, sensuous images under Sas' touch. Ordinary objects become sensual, dancing works of art under Sas' gaze, as she tenderly invites you to see what she sees.
A light bulb,
can of sardines,
even safety pins. No one uses glow effect better, and no one photographs flowers better.
She romances everything. She invites you into her home, where the warmth is palpable. And she gently reminds you - pause, slow down, look at the beauty which is omnipresent.
Sometimes the criticism hurts. Many creative people have found the blogging experience rewarding, as I have. Sounds corny, but blogging has given me voice and I have connected with like-minded people and am being understood and supported for the first time in my life, by people from all of the world.
Here is someone who would not think it odd that I read Rumi. I adore her thoughts over the delightful teas she brews.