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


le cabinet de curiosites

March 6, 2012 § Leave a comment


If any of you have seen Midnight in Paris, there’s no question that the set design is incredible!

One of my favorite scenes would have to be the wedding reception where the room is filled with taxidermy from the legendary Deyrolle.

Founded in 1831 by Jean Baptiste Deyrolle, his store sold insects and hunting materials to natural history lovers. Jean later developed a taxidermy business which was very successful. In 1866 Emile Deyrolle took over the establishment and expanded the business to incorporate series of colorful and educational posters. In 2008 Deyrolle was temporarily closed due to a fire; however, it’s doors have opened again and is currently being run by Louis Albert de Broglie. Deyrolle is just another reason I would love to venture back to Paris! 

images via deyrolle and opening ceremony

autumn inspiration

October 23, 2011 § 1 Comment

“Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance. What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon?”

Hal Borland

[fall photography by CarlChristensen via Etsy]

all that glitters

October 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

if you’re used to thinking of garland as a mere holiday decoration, think again

I recently came across this picture from Emily Schuman’s house tour on Apartment Therapy. I instantly fell in love with the chic garland that sparkled above her desk. 

My life was temporarily put on hold; I was not going to sleep until I came across the artisan responsible for my new infatuation. Luckily I found CONFETTISYSTEM– the gurus behind this garland and all things tissue paper related. CONFETTISYSTEM was the vision of artists Nicholas Anderson and Julie Ho who found friendship in their shared love for celebration and craft-making. CONFETTISYSTEM takes simple materials such as tissue paper, cardboard, and silk, and transforms them into interactive objects that spark both nostalgia and light-hearted fun. I can’t get over how beautiful these installations are! 

Here are some of my favorites:

 CONFETTISYSTEM garland, “pinatas”, and jewelry are available for purchase via big cartel.

[all pictures via confettisystem]

hot fun in the summertime

July 25, 2011 § 2 Comments

Each day is getting hotter and hotter..

I might be from Florida but this recent weather has been unbearable! See you later New York City; I’d much rather be here:

i. Lakeview #3313 by Massimo Vitali – Bonni Benrubi Gallery

ii. Mykonos Beach by Richard Silver – Yellow Korneriii. The World Surfing Contest, Ocean Beach, CA by LeRoy Grannis – Bonni Benrubi Gallery

iv. Hotel, Myrtle Beach by Michael McGlaughlin – Robin Rice Gallery

v. Beach Rio by Michael McGlaughlin – Robin Rice Gallery

lovely photographs for a not so lovely day 

all images via 1st Dibs Fine Art Gallery & Yellow Korner

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