I would be the first to admit that I’m pretty lucky; I was given the spare room in our apartment for my studio space. For one, it wasn’t being used besides to hold a horrible futon but I think the main reason is because I am really bad at containing my projects. The room is still very much a work in progress. There is still art to be hung, things to be organized and a chair that is not falling apart. My goal in the next year is to get the make the space somewhere I want to be. To not dread working in (like today) or simply opening the door because it’s just too overwhelming. When that happens I end up working at the kitchen table or sofa (like now) defeating the point of the great gift.
This studio is really pushing me to get all sorts of greenery to make everything more serene and fresh. The simplified macrame plant holders are getting my crafty brain turning. You could make some out of fabric strands, old rope or chain… the possibilities are endless. I may need to work out a DIY for them. Oh… and don’t even get me started on the windows… I wish!!
There is something of approaching spring that makes me frisky. I want to run in the sun. Play with flowers. And dress inspired and fresh. This season classic lines and fabrics are really speaking to me… Oh and anything floral. Admittedly the majority of my jewelry are statement pieces in kind of gaudy way. Not that it’s bad I’m just kind of over it at the moment. I adore how effortlessly chic and delicate the hair clip. Maybe even a little monogram on the gold ring? And anything tortoise or leopard are also welcome. Want more? Check out Couverture and the Garbstore
MAD MEN is in less than one month away!! What is going to happen? Is Don going to cheat… with Betty?!? I *really* want them to have one last fling. They are actually quite perfect for each other. I can name episodes and examples if you wish. I could go on… but I will not. Let’s discuss the new poster art for season 6. The shows creator was inspired by childhood memory of rich painterly illustrations but no one could get it exactly spot on. What to do? Get the original artist, age 75, to give this classic style a fresh take. love. To quote Steve Martin ‘Be so good they can’t ignore you’. Read the rest of the article here.
Do you remember the song ‘make new friends but keep the old. one is silver and the other gold’? Yes? No? maybe it was only a girl scout thing. This past week was filled with instant connections and long chats with my BFF of 20 (!!) years. Sometimes I underestimate girl talk over guacamole or a long weekday walk. I’m so thankful to these new ladies who have opened up and let me into their busy lives: Designer Joanna and Kate Miss the amazing jewelry designer. And of course some seasoned friends that I can ramble to and jump conversation without them missing a beat: Anne and Eileen. Also check out Show Pony: a gorgeous magazine created by my midweek lunch buddy Becky Hill. Oh and enjoy your weekend. xo
Big, bold hanging lighting fixtures are mainly thought to be reserved for the grand foyer or above the dining room table. But why not break tradition and bring them into the bedroom? It’s gives such unexpected grandeur to the relaxed atmosphere. Normally in a rental apartment overhead lighting fixtures are the cheapest one can find at the local hardware store. I loathe these lights but yet the boob looking thing is still there above my bed. I’m inspired to take control of the situation. The search for the perfect bedroom lighting fixture is on. But where to start? Anyone have any local designers they love? Should I just try to make something myself (ha!).
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Plants or fresh flowers are my weakness. I love the way they breath life into a room. Every year I try confidently bring some buds home and without fail they start dying. Maybe this year in these hanging jelly planters will be the game changer. I would love to group a few of them on together at different heights in my front window would be simply fabulous.
I’m sure you’ve picked up by now that I am not a morning person. My schedule right now is that I stay up very late (3 am) and then try to get up before 11 am because of my job. Trying to take more control over sunlight hours I’ve been trying to coax myself into getting up earlier listening to ‘Music for the Morning’; a rousing mix of upbeat classical music from Beethoven, Mozart and some other memorable tunes. It really gets your heart racing. The art was really what drew me to this participial record. You know your typical morning breakfast table with your toothbrush reading the paper, razor and lather brush that is being tied down by the chair of the toothpaste? What? Also that sexy key making tea for all of them. Just… why… how… I must say the wallpaper is really amazing.