Tuesday, July 31, 2012

4 Days To Go

Four more days and I'll be in NYC with Abigail Ahern.
I'm nervous and excited about what we'll talk about in her masterclass.
It's a deal--
People Magazine will be there and a camera crew and other press to document the day.

No more pussy-footing around.
It's time to put myself out there and tell the universe I'm ready for more.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Yoshitomo Nara

I was in Madison last weekend and bought this book at MMoCA.

Yoshitomo Nara is a Japanese artist
who paints mainly 2-D, sulky, angst-filled cartoon characters.

Art critic Sharon Mizota describes his work this way:
"Nara's children, with their oversized heads, milk-saucer eyes and blunt, pawlike limbs look infantile and defenseless, but far from innocent. They sneak sidelong glances and grimace knowingly, hinting at some secret transgression or imagined subversion."

I would die to have his art in my living room like this.
 {via Pinterest}

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mick De Giulio

 Mick De Giulio designed this years House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year.
It's super glam and gorgeous.

{images via HB}

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ashley Whittaker

Ashley Whittaker is such a talent. She makes traditional look stylish and new.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Nuevo Estilo

Last night I spent two hours eyeballing the interiors of Nuevo Estilo
a web magazine from Madrid.

The time-worn feeling of the architecture and modern furniture did me right.
It scratched the itch I've been feeling
which is boredom from seeing the same interiors over and over.

I understand there's a reason everyone desires the same Carrera marble and light fixtures and white cabinets and matching back splash.  
Classics don't date.
But when you spend your free time trolling the same websites, blogs, Pinterest,
it's a breath of fresh fucking air to see something new.

 {images via Nuevo Estilo}

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

House of Windsor

I read that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin bought this Brentwood home 
for $10.45 million.
Originally built as a concept house and architecturally designed by Windsor Smith
each room is arranged by ten different designers.

This home may be my new #1.

This kitchen is magnificent.

{images via Veranda}