Sunday, June 26, 2016

sunday & amos lee

i'm a huge amos lee fan (have you heard his new "vaporize"? listen here...love, love, LOVE it!)...

but this, at red rocks, with the colorado symphony orchestra has summer written all over it, get outside and roll the windows down why don't you! & enjoy!

Friday, June 24, 2016

have a relaxing weekend!

have you been soaking up the outdoor summer weather like i have lately?
crazy beautiful! what are you up to this weekend? anything fun or chilllllllling out? i feel like the week flew by and bam it's the weekend. not bad! i started sketching a new embroidery piece, so i'll be attempting to get going on that. i'm crossing my fingers on some good news (will share it with you if it comes my way). in between that, i'm on page 481 of 771 (pages!) of this book, had to renew the book twice at the library already (WHAT DOES HE DO WITH THE PAINTING?! it's killing me but don't tell me!). whatever you do, wherever you go, have a relaxing weekend!

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

funny little lights.

my guilty pleasure (so fun!!), the latest carpool karaoke.

wishing that this was my future fall bag.

this cake looks delish.

a gorgeous instagram of handmade wooden spoons.

a seriously wow coffee table.

wow lighting too!

oh, and someone needs to buy me this pendant light immediately.

drooling over this resort line with its rose & neutrals color palette.

i really like the soft, uninterrupted space of this refurbished farmhouse.

this plant pendant light would be sweet in a child's room.

another very WOW french hotel to add to my vacation wishlist.

i just really like this space.

her landscape photography
, be still my heart.

a pretty white hat for summer.

i'm not usually a coaster person, but i like these.

the prettiest apple pie.

a fun succulent planter.

ooh, these gemstone bowls.

this dress in the color "sweet pea" is to die for.

pretty amazing bookcases (i want #5).

Thursday, June 23, 2016

the long & short of denim

from washed & fringed, cropped or long, fitted or slouchy, i'm lately loving some of the creative ways i'm seeing denim worn...
are you liking some of the current denim trends? they look soooo comfy. enjoy!

atelier areti

austrian/french sisters gwendolyn and guillane kerschbaumer are the architects/designers behind the amazing atelier areti...
each with impressive academic and creative backgrounds, (read more about the sisters here) they set up their own design studio after working with several prestigious architects and design offices both in europe and the u.s. atelier areti is primarily london-based but collaborates often with master craftsmen and manufacturers in germany and sweden.

from their use of fine materials such as white marble, oak and polished brass and glass, each piece is both sculptural and decadently functional. i've highlighted a small list of my favorites in this post, (those marble and oak side tables!) and had to stop with those as there are so many pieces that will truly stop you from atelier areti. see more of what they offer here. luxury items to be sure, but so worth it. enjoy!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

brass pairings

austrian-based nina mair, who i have featured on the blog in the past, offers up so many super unique options for your home or commercial spaces (see more of nina mair's selection here), but today i'm drawn to their pairing of brass with materials such as soft, rose leathers, beechwood, & glossy MDF board. the combinations are intoxicating. i want one of each of these...


the newly launched (2015) belgian-based furnified offers up some fresh, classically scandinavian designed furniture and home accessories that have my attention today...
furnified offers up a limited number of products focusing on small scale production and works with a variety of select belgian and dutch designers. furnified's product line is clean & classic, utilizing timeless and lasting materials such as marble, leather, oak and teak. furnified's sideboards in oak (here) and teak (here) are my favorite, so far that is! definitely a design company to keep frequent tabs on. enjoy!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

simple styling

i love how, in such subtle, simple ways, styled spaces come together...
sometimes less is so much more. enjoy!

the lost art of stained glass

los angeles-based artist david scheid is resurrecting the lost art of stained glass through amazing custom work and this rather captivating triangle series...
i must admit, i've had an on again, off again love affair with stained glass. younger, i found the medium heavy, almost clunky and even (dare i say it ) junky in some way. and i'm not sure if that comes from growing up in the 70's and witnessing home made stained glass window ornaments in just about every home i entered with silly designs and cheesy color palette combinations.

but david's work has me re-imagining stained glass in a much more lovely way. his simple geometric pattern combinations and sophisticated choices of color blocking contained in such a clean, incomplex shape as a triangle, makes for an enchanting piece of artwork. if you are building or renovating a home, the addition of one of david's stained glass windows, especially somewhere unexpected, would just be fun. enjoy!