Friday, August 26, 2016

have a fantastic weekend

happy friday to you friends! you made it to the weekend ;)
do you have fun plans or are you going to slow it down and relax this weekend? i'm on the slow it down side of things after a super busy week. and have you noticed the daylight hours waning each day lately? fall is coming and after a hot summer, i'm actually really looking forward to it. i'm hoping to sip coffee a little slower this weekend, finish this embroidery project (it's so close!) and maybe start a new one.

i hope that wherever you go, whatever you do, that your weekend is everything you wish for! and it's friday, so some fun finds from around the world wide web:

11 really interesting documentaries to check out (click on the titles for trailers).

a cute clothes hamper for a children's room.

the prettiest tea towels anywhere

a seriously WOW handbag.

a super sundress for $21.99?!

with the recent full moon, why not a full moon martini? plus it's GORGEOUS!

serious house tour love.

pretty desk things.

madly in love with this 2017 resort line.

this country gables blouse, in white
. so, so pretty.

how wild is this bear selfie? ;)

use this peace ashtray to hold jewelry, as a soap dish, or just display it, just kind of fun ;)

these clutches, especially this one!

a very cool nightstand.

these would make sweet nightstands too.

this crescent plant stand
is outstanding!

this wire outdoor furniture line is rather striking.

i want to move into this paris apartment. like, now.

just a pretty hairstyle.

been wanting to try this hairstyle too.

and it's friday, so this.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

"fun" lighting from verpan

i wanted to share this "fun" lighting line from verpan today. it's completely dreamy and decadent in so many ways...
verpan offers up these "fun" lights in a variety of sizes, shapes and widths made from natural pearl seashells and small stainless steel rings and chains. watch a short video here about these lights and the tranquil sounds they make in a light breeze. like i said, dreamy and decadent, and pretty WOW in their presence right? enjoy...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

sunset(y) pins

i just like these today, they make me smile...
just saying...enjoy!

furniture feature: garsnas

i'm really enjoying this innovative furniture line offered up by the family owned swedish company, garsnas...
it's really contemporary design based on the classic models. garsnas collaborates with many leading designers, resulting in a strong interaction between craftsmanship, industry and provocative design, pushing the limits of what's possible. and you can see that. and you can love that, like i do. enjoy!

Monday, August 22, 2016

h furniture

i'm loving some of the furniture options that london-based h furniture is offering up these days...
h furniture states that "we believe in creative expression; in progress with purpose; in tradition and innovation; in pieces that stand the test of time. we explore new possibilities and methods; consider history to forge a better future; we strive to create imaginative, authentic, beautiful and practical products."

you can see the careful consideration of history in much of the core of h furniture's designs, (especially in the modern take on the windsor chair) but with modern twists that incorporate fun color palettes and playful pairings. there is an easy, streamlined quality to h furniture's designs. they are complex and uncomplicated all at once. i love that! enjoy...

artist feature: dejan dukic

this monday morning, i'm drawn to the sculptural mixed media paintings of austria-born dejan dukic...
i think it's the incorporation of the repeating, straight lines, there is a sort of fundamental simplicity interrupted in extravagant ways by paint, and color and texture and application. these are weighty feeling in their realness, but contain a lightness about them that is captivating and interesting. i've often said that you know when you are truly drawn to a piece, whether it be a sculpture, a painting, photography etc when you know, for sure, that you could hang it on your wall, forever. you like it that much.

i like dejan's work that much. hope you do too! enjoy...

Sunday, August 21, 2016

sunday & mississippi

singing and swaying around the house to the cactus blossoms today, and mississippi...


Friday, August 19, 2016

have a lovely weekend

these are the sweet, lingering days of summer friends, how are you enjoying them this weekend?
I've been on a summer reading at night in bed kick. hoping to start this book, this weekend. i've also been enamored by swimming pool paintings lately, (not sure why...but there is a sort of purity to them don't you think?). liking her pool photographs, would like to try to paint one of my own.

whatever you do, wherever you go this weekend, have a lovely time!

and it's friday! so some fun finds from around the world wide web.

HEY rugknots.com, thanks for listing my blog as one of the best interior design blogs! i've found other great blogs (via your list) as a result!

dance around the house with me, it's friday!

oooh, this free people bodysuit! (so pretty on her!)

an unusual stone wall light.

speaking of unusual lighting, how amazing are these?

i want an entire cabinet of these hand poured bowls. (the making of them video is cool!)

fun xo earrings.

i really like these chairs for an outdoor patio.

if you like the eye trend in design, you'll like these.

and this lounge chair? possibly the most gorgeous one i've seen!

statement (and so fun!) earrings to love.

how FUN is this embellished dress for a party? (saw it here first).

just love this.

this mirror, in coral topaz. pure love. (but the price?! gulp.)

the cutest cactus vase.

cute containers.

wow, this bathroom sink.

a sunday jumpsuit.

the most amazing sideboard cabinet. (click on it for more & larger images)

this seaside home with its hull shaped roof is beyond spectacular!


Thursday, August 18, 2016

found inspiration: textile design

just finding artistic energy and exploring creativity through textile design today...
it's never clear what moves us, artistically or creatively. but to be sure, we are inspired by others. it can't be helped. and that's a good thing, don't you think? enjoy!