daily dose

November 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

well my friends, it’s been a while… An insanely hectic summer studio session put my blogging on hiatus but I wanted to stop by and say hi.

I’m not sure when I’ll be back so as I say farewell (for now) I’ll leave you with a collection of lovely things  that have recently inspired me:

if this isn’t true I don’t know what is

Salmon colored walls add just enough color while still providing a fairly neutral back drop for a unique collection of antique paintings and vintage photography. The clean lines of the midcentury table and chairs update the space from traditional to contemporary while the Jonathan Adler rug adds a graphic pop!

I recently discovered artist Clare Elsaesser on Etsy (TastesOrangey) this summer and immediately purchased the biggest print I could of her acrylic painting, “Married to the Sea”. The colors are so so beautiful and I love how her abstract almost impressionistic strokes come together to create such a lovely composition. There’s just something about this painting that inspires me! My dad, a painter himself, felt this way too. She has a mulititude of prints, giclee’s, and original works that are all very much worth checking out.

Another amazing Celerie Kemble interior. love the lilac colored grasscloth on the walls and the antique mirror above the mantle. And of course, every living room has to have etageres filled with books!

hope you find these images as inspiring as I do!

[PS: WordPress doesn’t allow free font personalization anymore so sorry for the boring old font today!]


pantone predictions

May 24, 2012 § 1 Comment

World wide color experts, Pantone, have announced their predictions for the trending colors of autumn/winter 2012!

Can I just tell you how excited I am to see that chartreuse, my FAVORITE color, made the cut… Tangerine tango you’re not too shabby either! I am definitely looking forward to seeing if these predictions will hold true.

“I will not make anymore boring art”

May 18, 2012 § 1 Comment

this hilarious yet informative short narrated by Tom Waits shares the story of legendary artist John Baldessari


the horse in the room

May 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

What happens when you mix beautiful Victorian architecture, a stylish designer, and a farm animal or two?

The beautiful home of German designer Dorothee Schumacher

I recently came across her German estate on The Selby and was instantly won over by her closet… I then began to browse the rest of the photographs and fell in love with the whole place. Colorful, eclectic, and full of life (quite literally) Schumacher’s home is inspiring in every way.


Secondhand Rose

May 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

Clink the link below to view the film by monomania sharing the history behind Secondhand Rose.

Because what’s better than wallpaper? Antique wallpaper.

Secondhand Rose


fashion house

May 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

Attention Marni Lovers: If you thought the collaboration with H&M for  Spring 2012 was good, wait until you see what just debuted at this year’s Salone del Mobile..

Italian fashion house Marni is no longer just designing pieces for your closet. Marni has now made the leap into the world of furniture design. Their newest collection features outdoor furniture in bold color combinations and classic geometric forms. All pieces have been constructed by Columbian ex-prisoners (Designer Castiglioni’s  way of easing their transition back into a normal working life) using salvaged materials such as concrete reinforcing bars and plastic colored pipes. While the majority of these pieces are intended for exterior use I would honestly be tempted to sneak one indoors… They are just way too beautiful to not be enjoyed on a daily basis!






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{entire colletion: 20 colors, 7 models, 21 variations for 80 chairs, 10 deck chairs, and 10 tables}

In addition to their furniture collection, Marni also has a really cool “ANTICAMERA02” campaign out right now. The campaign gives recognition to the company’s employees who work daily to contribute to the success of the company regardless of how big or small their position may be. Photographer Francesco Jodice captures this mission in the photographic exhibition, “L’arte del Ritratto”. Definitely worth checking out! 

the river

April 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

the river – joekaare residential tower 

located in: City of Tartu, Estonia [Emajogi River]

designed by: Atelier Thomas Pucher in collaboration with Bramberger architects