Tuesday, March 24, 2009
After seeing these beautiful colors, I just had to put a brush to canvas. I was compelled to experiment with these colors. This is what I came up with. I adore stripes. I mix my own colors, and I wish the pink were just a tad paler.
Here's the painting with my new pillows. Wish the sofa were fuchsia! My living room won't stay this way because I must have yellow. It's so fun to experiment with color, and canvases make it easy. I have a radical idea for the small sofa. Stay tuned.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Let's take a little break from all that stress and contemplate one of my favorite things. Pottery. In fact, the only thing that makes sense to me these days is art. And to those artists who earn a living with their craft, I salute you. You are part of the solution! Because I believe art can and will save the world.
Sophie Cook. Sophie is probably my favorite contemporary potter. When I win the lottery, the first thing I will do is order one of her vases. Pottery is an incredibly tactile experience, and I long to hold one of these beauties in my hands. I love her work so much, that I would move to the UK to work with her.
Whitney Smith's pomegranate vase is one of my favorites. And now she has some ethereal works in porcelain. I adore Whitney's blog, an honest account of an artist's life. As an artist myself, many of her entries resonate with me.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Ms. Obama is on the cover of Oprah magazine, the first time anyone other than Oprah has graced this cover. And grace the cover she does. Oprah pales in comparison. Obama absolutely shines in yellow and orange, two of my favorite colors for spring. And if that wasn't enough, she adds a fabulous acrylic belt, showing off her trim shape.
You've all seen Domino's regular feature called "Can this outfit be turned into a room?" Well, this outfit can definitely inspire a room. Based on this outfit, I thought I'd design a happy, energetic breakfast nook for Michelle and Barack to share their fresh-squeezed orange juice after their morning workout. I could see the first couple joking with each other in this nook, just before smooching as they go to their respective busy days.
And wouldn't their day be off to a great start in this cheerful room? Of course the first couple should have the finest table ever designed, the Saarinen, image from Italydesign.com. Philippe Starck ghost chair for Kartell, image from Unicahome. Panton S chair in orange. Image from High Brow Furniture. Yellow vase from Habitat. Fab painting from Love Art by Kim Smith.
Michelle, thanks for being an inspiration! You go girl!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I adore this pink frosted glass lamp. Looks like it might be vintage. Although, I would probably use a larger shade. Lamp shades can be so difficult to find, and can often cost more than the lamp. This image is from Emily's apartment at Apartment Therapy. Check out Emily's place. She has great taste, and has done her studio with a soft and restrained hand. Here's another lamp from Emily's apartment.
Damn. Makes me want to cook and that is a miracle. Watch the evolution of Kim's home on flickr. It is more fun that a reality show. And her six house guests will crack you up. (Link to Kim's flickr here. Link to Kim's kitchen blog here.)
Image from her delightful blog, Pink Friday. I will be adding her blog to my blog roll.
Orange lamp! Love it!
I love this one! I could see this in an all-white loft, hanging over a primitive farm table surrounded by ghost chairs.
And look at this beauty. It has that Bohemian-Asian-Moroccan vibe doesn't it? It's tempting me greatly. Above three images photographed at DuoHome.
How cool is this? Reminds me of an opium den. I could see this one in the middle of the floor, surrounded by Moroccan poufs. This one is at my favorite vintage store. And that leads me to an exciting announcement.
The owner of my favorite vintage store (which I have yet to reveal its name) has graciously allowed me to photograph his home! I will be posting soon. Stay tuned.
Monday, March 16, 2009
My office/dining area with new pink curtains. The new curtains are too, too wonderful. One day I'll deal with that cord mess, but for now I really don't give a shit. I'm just ecstatic that I have a nice computer.
Don't look too closely. The rug really needs cleaned. I may be carrying this love of imperfection a little too far.
My sleeping area. Low to the ground and carefree. My idea of Bohemian. And man is that piece of art glass sexy.
When arranging this weekend, I did something a little unusual. I left the walls empty - and I like it. I love the sparseness. I am contemplating some new, simple paintings. These thoughts will carry me through my stressful work week.