Friday, November 28, 2014

have a great weekend!!

it's the day after thanksgiving, it's friday and it's almost the weekend, what more could we ask for?
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i hope that you all enjoyed your holiday...are you hitting the stores today? this weekend? ooooh not me, not a over the top crowd type of girl. the chaos of christmas shopping does not appeal to me, at all.

it's raw, rainy, and windy in my part of the world. i think i'll be in my flannel shirt and socks most of the day ;) enjoy!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

happy thanksgiving!

i took a drive the other day, to where the seals are...
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it's one of my favorite places on earth. there is something about this place, and i swear, even the seals know it too.

i hope that you are enjoying a quiet morning (i just got back from a walk to the beach with hot coffee, yes!) and that your thanksgiving day is delicious and relaxing. enjoy and happy thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

color inspiration: tangerine.

i don't wear alot of lipstick. i think it's a maintenance thing. because i do love the look. but this tangerine color palette has me rethinking lipstick for fall...
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what about you? are you a lipstick wearer? would you consider a tangerine color palette? it just seems super fun for fall...enjoy!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

meetings.

what does the way in which you set up a meeting, the ways in which you design a meeting say?
and so here's another question...can the atmosphere surrounding a meeting actually change the outcome of the meeting? interesting & provocative to consider.

i was in a number of meetings yesterday. and i'm not sure if it's me, but i take in my surrounding immediately, no matter where i land. it affects me, it moves me and it can also sort of deflate me or leave me feeling non-productive and off in general. does that happen to you? the italian company design you edit is offering up these "twiss on beam chairs" and a whole plethora of other amazing office furniture, the kind that can, i actually think, change the outcome of a meeting.

design you edit offers inspirational furniture, if furntiture can be inspirational. (which i think it can!) the company was "born" in 2012 and by 5 partners all with entreprenurial and managerial experience. their mission, they state, is to "provide inspirations and improve aspirations." see, having a meeting within a particular environment, surrounded by particular pieces of furniture (even really cool chairs like these) says something, it sends upbeat, positive, go gettem' slants and energy and we all need that people! just saying....enjoy!

Monday, November 24, 2014

a serious sideboard.

the belgian design team jo-a is truly making some amazing furniture, have a look at just their sideboard alone. one of the most beautiful i've seen. seriously...
jo-a describes their line as "functional, beautiful, and emotional." really it is. but the craftsmanship is dominant, the attention to material, space, line and overall design is prominent and important.

and if you think that this sideboard is something, you should see the stairs! enjoy...

monday & green cloud planters.

the really fun spanish company systemtronic is offering up these green cloud planters in white. i want them in bunches...
they are so very stark and exceptional in white especially contrasting against rich & intense greens. so simple. so perfect really.

i managed to clear my little deck this weekend of a small set of summer furniture i had been using (this against every bone in my i never want summer to end body) and replaced it with a brand new planter and tall shrub. i then strung lights on it and stated out loud i think, ok, i'm ready for the holiday season. which really means i'm trying to brace myself for cold, grey days for months on end because i live in new england. like i said, bring on the holiday season! enjoy...

p.s. a look at my new planter.

Friday, November 21, 2014

have a happy weekend!

here's to hoping that you all have a relaxing and happy weekend...
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what are you up to? anything fun? getting ready for thanksgiving? i'm headed to the harvard/yale game tomorrow and can't wait! it's always super fun and harvard is undefeated at this point too! sunday will be a chiiiiiillll out day as i've been to boston a few times this week.

i hope that your weekend is everything that you want it to be. go harvard!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

these colors.

i'm drawn to these colors today, pinks and reds, soft and stark, mixed with calm blues, lovely...
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it's funny how color palettes, from one day to the next can move you or inspire you or motivate you somehow. not sure how that happens but i'm going with it.

how is your week going friends? i'm off to boston today to see him, here. can't wait. plus it's a picture perfect fall day in my part of the world. i hope that your day is positive and creative and yeah. enjoy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

2 seats, 3 views.

these 2 seating styles already have me wishing for summer to hurry up and get back here...
full of ratan and wickerwork, full of fantastic design and offered up by the spanish company expormim. the top seat is from expormim's "nautica" collection. the company states that what they've attempted to do here is "recover and rethink ratan use." love it!

the second seat is from expormim's "tina" line. expormim equates wickerwork to "language of hands," that it's a universal technique in a sense and thus spoken worldwide. expormim takes wicker and adapts it to this very organic shape, like a wave, like the wind...ok am i getting too deep and introspective about seating? maybe. but you have to admit, they're pretty darn cool. enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

apex tables.

the london based design studio hunting & narud has designed these "apex tables," each sculptural, and each playing with sharp, visual contrasts...
hunting and narud utilize materials such as american ash, cherry, hard maple, red oak and tulipwood, and then pairing these woods with handblown glass. stunning. as hunting and narud state, "there is minimal contact between the two materials, the apex of the cone is the only part of the wood in direct contact with the glass." that's enough to make for visually captivating pieces.

check out more of hunting & narud's work here. enjoy!

chamber lights.

what happens when you mix carrara marble with lead crystal? this, this is what happens...
they're called "chamber lights" and they're designed and available by lee broom and they. are. stunning. enjoy!