February 8, 2011
February 3, 2011
just the other day i was talking to a friend who quilts, and she mentioned that she is growing a little tired of her regular angular designs and expressed her desire to explore some more organic, free form shapes. i, myself have never done any sort of quilting, but i can really appreciate all the work that goes into each one. i know it’s no simple task… people spend months on a quilt, sometimes years.
a few days after speaking with my friend, i saw these by fred shand, an english artist that anthropologie is featuring. definitely not your typical quilter, she uses a variety of methods from silk-screening to painting to sewing and quilting in order to make each one-of-a-kind piece.
May 23, 2010
this would be a great place to drink your coffee every morning. these pictures, taken from a home on an island off the coast of italy, just call out my name. i can hear it now.
oh, just that shade of blue with the pops of orange.
yes, i think i could live here.
that would be alright by me.
pictures by adriano bachella via style files.
May 17, 2010
after you spend some time sharing a workspace with young art school kids, you dream of your own room where you can make your own mess, and don’t have to clean up theirs. this has been my life for the past year, and such my dreaming process. you really don’t need a huge space, a small shed would do just fine… cue my discovery of said delightful small space on tales of a junkaholic which looks good to me! while small, it’s still just your own.
May 11, 2010
find them here.
May 1, 2010
and they are available here.
via the style files
April 29, 2010
start with a base of white. mix in a secondary color. add a dash of ethnic textiles.
and there you have it.
pictures via desire to inspire, unknown, apt therapy , the city sage
April 29, 2010
yep. i think it would be all right.
images via house beautiful
April 24, 2010
just when you thought that you couldn’t love mason jars any more, anthropologie figures out a way to make you fall in love with them all over again. oh those anthropologians! featured in one of their stores, they have fashioned a whole lighting ceiling installation.
thank goodness the people over at design*sponge have scaled it down to a more manageable project to do at home.
get the full instructions on their post, here.
via apartment therapy.
April 23, 2010
on my last day of french class, i am going to post something not about french at all…. but rather, about the chalkboard in my class. every day, this odd inexplicable satisfaction comes over me with the sound of the chalk on the chalkboard, and even more so… stay with me on this, this is going to be a weird one… they joy i have when my teacher erases the board completely before moving on to the next exercise, no stray marks or words left behind. right in the middle of learning l’imparfait tense, my fingers start aching with the desire to draw on the board. luckily, i am able to hold back, but only with the promise that one day i will paint one of my walls with chalkboard paint, and draw away to my hearts desire.
oh, and they’re pretty too.