Tuesday, October 25, 2016

new lighting from the urban collection

today i'm enjoying many of the new lights offered up by the urban collection, all of that brass and glass and white...
this new collection is reminiscent of lights found in antique homes, homes with a history to them, sconces from my grandmother's bathroom, european kitchen ceilings, a new england home's bedroom, spaces like that, yet all with a modern aesthetic.

these were a few of my immediate favorites, but see many more here. i'm leaning more and more these days toward bright whites, clean lines, touches of brass are nice too. (though i'm not opposed to the occasional wow piece in spaces) what about you? are you going all out these days in the world of lighting or keeping it simple? i'd love to hear...enjoy!

Monday, October 24, 2016

artist spotlight: javier martin

self taught visual artist javier martin has created a "blindness" collection, utilizing models and fashion portraits (most taken by him) to exemplify how society can quickly judge, without looking further, especially when it comes to human beings...
javier completes his "blindness" collections in a variety of mediums, (see more here), but today i was drawn to the striking, deliberately distruptive line that the medium of neon has within and on each piece. i also really like his his printcut series, here. just saying...enjoy!

monday & california style

i'm not entirely sure why, but as the years go by, my east coast taste and style is leaning, ever so slowly, toward the quiet sexiness of california styled spaces, inside and out...
the style is really quite different than what i'm used to seeing, than what i'm used to living in, but there is a draw to the desert color palette and unique solitude that these spaces offer. maybe it's the california sunlight? not sure. but there is just something special about them. enjoy!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

sunday & doyle bramhall II

getting right into this, this sunday morning...


Friday, October 21, 2016

have a fantastic weekend!

happy friday friends, and cheers to the weekend!
are you up to anything fun? i just started a new embroidery project, part of my tiny ship series...i'll post the progress soon on instagram. i'm also bit by bit trying to update my fall wardrobe, which is fun! besides that i really want to carve a pumpkin this weekend (love getting artistic with pumpkins), get some outdoor runs in (oh and i actually went swimming monday, in the ocean, with seals swimming all around me. cold but aaaaaamazing), and slowing things down a bit, it's been another hectic week. i hope that your weekend is everything that you want it to be!

and it's friday, so some fun finds from around the world wide web:

wowzers, this cropped sequined wool sweater. pure love.

also seriously want this velvet atlas dress for fall.

i want one of each of these vases.

how amazing is this living edge coffee table?

reeeeeaaally like this painted green floor in the kitchen.

the perfect chair to add texture to any of your spaces.

ok, madly in love with this house.

a sweet baby blanket.

i want to grab the last of the local, summer tomatoes i'm seeing and do this with them.

a cute weekend hair style, the double bun.

this sweater dress looks suuuuper comfy (and reasonably priced!).

wouldn't these make beautiful office chairs?

the best ever coin purse.

vacation inspiration.

this would be sweet in a child's room.

love this line chain earring.

such fun hats.

i just like this pillow.

these cement & quartz glass drums would be amazing side tables!

wow bar stools.

a pretty leather 3 seater sofa.

only gucci could make a spring 2017 line THIS AMAZING.

aaaaaand what do you do with an unused fireplace? style it with a shark coming out of it silly. but i actually LOVE this idea! (see the whole home tour here).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

modern & nostalgic: katy skelton

i recently discovered (today actually!) katy skelton's modern & nostalgic line for the home via sf girl by the bay's blog and fell fast for her linear lights (pure love), but found myself wishing for lots more...
texas born but brooklyn-based (now), katy works with manufacturers and factories "committed to social responsibility" and everything in her line is made in the u.s., she wants you to know where everything is coming from. there is a thoughtfulness to each piece, a quiet conceptual originality to each piece. and i love that. see more here, & enjoy!

fall street style: tommy ton

feeling fall wardrobe inspired by some of the street style outfits seen on tommy ton...
i feel like mixing it up this fall, between suits with super feminine blouses to dresses with ruffles. and the boots that i'm seeing?! i'm feeling SO many crazy beautiful boots this year. just saying...enjoy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

inspiration found: making marks

when i began college, i was a fine arts major and was taking alot of figure drawing courses. one professor often spoke of the marks we make, everyone's mark is different, stronger, softer, bolder, quieter. i'm finding inspiration today in these marks & lines, these pins are pulling at my fine art creative heart strings...
it's so different, day to day (at least i think so), as to what we are inspired by, what movivates us, what moves us. but that's half the fun, right?...enjoy!