Friday, September 19, 2014

have a beautiful weekend!

i'm off an running today. on my way to boston, then to visit my son at his college campus, grab him, and get him out for dinner.

what are you up to this weekend? does it feel like fall where you are yet? we are being teased by fall here, but also relishing a few last summer(y) days too! yeah! have a beautiful weekend. and for more fun, here are a few favorite finds from my searches this week...

how to make a vintage hanky panky.

or a black velvet?

been thinking of cutting my hair like this.

loving this clear bangle.

this blog makes me want to learn to surf.

the new anthropologie magazine, this bed, i die!

when you can't get the creative juices flowing, this is funny.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

space of the day.

whoah! this is the space of the day for me...
domino featured the home of interior stylist and designer emily henderson, check out more of the interview here. all of her new home (every single inch!) is positively gorgeous. but this room, this dining space, with all of that artwork, those high white ceilings, those mid-century vintage chairs...i could go on and on and on...let's just enjoy it together, shall we?

michael anastassiades.

michael anastassiades launched his own design studio in 1994 setting out to position his work somewhere between design and fine art. his line of lighting is what stopped me...
michael states that "he creates objects that are minimal, utilitarian and almost mundane yet full of vitality one might not expect." sometimes it's the most simplest of shapes, a circle, a rectangle or a mix of curious materials that clinches a particular design. don't you think? sometimes it's best not to over think design.

michael's work is hardly without provocative thought. but in the end, what he seems to do best, is clear away all of the complicated thinking and tinkering that goes into a design. and leaves you with a clear and simply beautiful product. enjoy!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


boy oh boy, some of the product line coming out of the italian company driade these days is boldface amazing. and in red? even more amazing...
it's almost as if you have to go big or go home here. impact all the way. statement pieces. and why not? i truly believe that in every space, whether it be a commercial or residential space or place, a wow piece is always welcome or needed even. enjoy!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

bringing back the club chair.

i just love the sound of "club chair," i imagine a swanky lounge area, in the 1950's or 1960's, smoke is in the air, the drinks are hard, the seating is soft and sexy...
1st dibs brings back the club chair. these are original pieces, restored or in mint condition. if you are a designer (and whether you are designing for a residential or commercial space) you should have an account with 1st dibs. their product is not for the faint of pocket book. but when you are looking for that incredible piece, or design, that you are just not finding in this era, by today's designers, go back...sometimes waaaaaay back. and look what you can find. stunning. enjoy!

Monday, September 15, 2014

friends and founders.

happy monday friends! i wanted to share with you a new find, friends and founders...a swedish/danish collaborative design company founded just a short while back, in 2013.
friends and founders state that "the products have a well-balanced aesthetic presence which supports both new and historical spaces." what draws me most to their product line is the crisp, clean lines, the black and white of it all. pure and simple. sometimes that's exactly what you were striving for, whether you are the designer or the buyer for particular spaces. this company offers that. enjoy!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

sunday & michael logen.

next month i'm going to see john hiatt here, at the shalin liu performance center in rockport ma. i'll be listening to an amazing artist, in a magical venue. i just found out that michael logen is opening up for him. i wasn't familiar with his music until now. have a listen, he might be a new favorite of yours too...

with influences/hints/sounds of david gray, michael logen's voice is crisp, stirring and intoxicating. i'm now looking even more forward to this night! enjoy...

Friday, September 12, 2014

have a super friday.

i felt like a week & 1/2 before friday...

so yeah for the weekend! how was your week? did it feel extra long? and if so, why does it feel like that sometimes and at other times you breeze right through? strange.

anyway, what are you up to? i'm writing more of my graduate thesis this weekend. but i'm looking forward to attending this forum with robert redford at the kennedy library in boston on monday evening. should be interesting! i hope that you have a super weekend with fun plans. or no plans at all! enjoy...

sola brass.

i've posted before about brass. it's never been a favorite element of mine. but i swear...this little comeback it's making is changing my brass-hating mind.
these curved front, flat back sola brass planters are offered up by rowen & wren. i find them rich in tone and especially with the addition of mosses, grasses and succulents. very beautiful indeed...enjoy!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

table taste.

side tables are like pillows for me. i could stare at shelves or even stores of them all day long. and you know why? because they are easy accents. you can interchange them, mix and layer, all giving your places instant little space lifts...

these are a few of my most recent favorites. the sources are above. are you like me in that you could change out tables, move them in, move them out on a whim? well at least we have plenty of choices! enjoy...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

this space. this RUG!

i don't even know where to begin with the love for this space...
the light, the white...and that rug! enjoy...

aura by speziell.

i'm loving these shapes, in this subtle light...but also this "aura" shelving unit offered up by speziell...
these units are self-stacking...from more formal to super lively, however you want to build them! they're rather alice-in-wonderland-ish (my word). there's something very dramatic about them in white. but they also present as less severe, & more ethereal than perhaps the same units in other color palettes.

i don't know about you but i think these would be curiously fun in a school setting. they stir academic spirit. enjoy!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

this look.

for some reason i love this casual sexy look for fall...
to get it i just bought this and these. in case you like the look too. enjoy!

the slag series.

scottish born designer david taylor has created a slag series of candlesticks incorporating waste leftover at a former iron foundry. have a look...
slag is a bi-product of "the smelting or refining of metal ore." david told dezeen magazine that he leaves the materials pretty much as he finds it. in a raw blue-black state.

as interesting as the slag is, the ways with which david positions each found chunk and what materials share the stage with the candle. from brass to aluminum they become something more, more exciting in some way. singularly they are stunning, but can you imagine hosting a dinner party and letting david's candlesticks line a long dining table? you wouldn't even need flowers! enjoy...