Friday, February 17, 2012

Sunday, December 4, 2011

a sensational collaboration

I just read about the super talented stylist/curator/creator Emma Freemantle in the Nov. issue of World of Interiors (they've got a sweet story about her charming London houseboat.)  Her sense of style is so totally up my alley that I was compelled to visit her website, where there are lots more gorgeous images like the ones below.  These were published in (the now defunct?) Trace, and are a collaboration with another super talent, photographer Gisela Torres.  I mean, just, wow:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

a little spring in my step

I know that winter hasn't even officially begun, but I'm already dreaming of warm weather again.  My current fantasy is a boating and sunbathing vacation someplace with crystal clear water.  And hats, under which to wear sparkly earrings.

Here are two iterations of a new simple style, colors inspired by the light hitting turquoise sea water... more to come soon!

Sunday, November 20, 2011 live by

The famous Immaculate Heart College Art Dept Rules, by Sister Corita Kent.  Words of wisdom for anyone making anything:

Monday, November 7, 2011

when life gives you corks

I guess I've been living under a rock, to never have heard about the Champagne Chair contest that's apparently been going on for years.  The minute I heard about it, I rushed home to look for images of these miniature delights.  (I have a soft spot for the Veuve ones; when I was 18 and interning at Betsey Johnson in NY, I used to make rings out of that Grande Dame's discarded cork wrappers.  She wore one of them home from the studio one day, and I was indescribably proud.  Silly, I know.)

Anyhow, there are some very skillful seating creatives out there--feast your eyes:


Monday, October 31, 2011

think pink!

I'm feeling pink lately...

Walks past Pershing Square remind me of the "Think Pink!" scene from Funny Face:

Also, since I'm considering slipcovers for a fabulous vintage sofa, I can't get these out of my mind (at the Villa Medici, no less):

(from The Way we Live: An Ultimate Guide for Global Design Inspiration -- my new favorite decor/environment book, seriously.  Don't judge by the boring cover;  it has incredible images from around the world--spaces humble to opulent--unlike anything I've seen recently!)

Also, it's the best season for fruit (to my mind, anyway):

So, I'm making new pinkish red jewels for your ears this coming season!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dip dyed

This is my favorite tree on my jog--I think it had a bad encounter with some lightning, but I just imagine it dipping its branch like an arm into a pot of india ink.


These shoes kinda remind me of it, like I just kicked my toe into a can of red paint: