June 17, 2010
May 1, 2010
and they are available here.
via the style files
April 29, 2010
yep. i think it would be all right.
images via house beautiful
January 22, 2010
essaouira is known for it’s thuya wood, which can be found as tables, boxes, trays, furniture and so on and so forth. the problem is that it is now endangered due to the fact that it is basically found in every tourist souvenir shop. knowing this, i headed to the thuya artisan collective which is reported to replenish whatever it is they use. one artist showed us how he created the intricate inlaid boxwork that you find everywhere. it takes years and years of practice, he had been doing it for some twenty odd years, and it was incredible. unfortunately i didn’t get video of that, but i did manage to capture the artisan collective in a very shaky, quite anticlimactic pan of the courtyard…. but it’s video nonetheless!
they did everything in that courtyard, from cutting the wood, to making the object, creating the patina to putting your new jewelry box in a bag and sending you on your way.
December 10, 2009
i have dragged it through the streets and up to my apartment… and conveniently decorated it while i should have been writing a paper….funny how certain things take priority.
anyways, it won’t be completely ‘trimmed’ until my parents come to help me finish hanging ornaments.
May 8, 2009
i saw this the other day in the eileen fisher corporate offices, and i think its a great idea. not only do i love how this looks, but what a beautiful and simple way to display an object, or flowers like they did.
old wine crates would work well too.
they have a beautiful new fall bedding collection coming out in garnet hill, so make sure to keep an eye out for it.
April 27, 2009
these chairs, from japanese company tone, are made from unstained, natural wood, and the colors are achieved by the absorption of nutrients from the soil.
April 24, 2009
made out of american hickory and lined with leather, this clutch will wear beautifully with age.
available at moma
April 22, 2009
April 21, 2009
the work of patrick dougherty, an artist from north carolina, is in one word incredible. he uses materials from the surrounding area, such as twigs and sticks, to build his sculptures. the one pictured happens to be one that was on display in my home town, at the santa barbara botanical garden.
more of his work can be found on his website, where each structure is more whimsical than the last.