Loving these new lights from West Elm!
Friday, September 30, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I made this new painting yesterday based on one of my prints. It's made with cut paper, acrylic paint and my sharpie. Half way into making this I rewarded myself with a thrifting break at Goodwill, but then it was back to work.
I also made a time-lapse video of the process. Hope you enjoy it! If you all like it, I'll make more.
(I used an awesome song from th '70s by Roberto Pregadio. If you like this type of music, I suggest you check out this amazing YouTube playlist.)
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Check these beauties out! This is what I look for when i'm on eBay or Etsy. This grouping is just a small part of my bigger flower brooch collection, but these five are my favorites. It's crazy to think these brooches are over 40 years old, wish I knew more about them. It's taken me a few years to find this particular style brooch. I want to find one more so I can frame them, keep an eye out for me!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Crestview Doors, which sells door kits, now sells six styles of mid-century inspired screen dividers.
"Redi-Screens™ by Crestview Doors are versatile wood screens that can be used in a variety of ways to separate space around the home. Featuring modern patterns inspired by vintage textile designs, Redi-Screens™ are made from an unfinished, stain-grade Maple panel surrounded by an exquisite Maple hardwood frame. Redi-Screens™ may used as doors, partitions, room dividers, interior shutters, and hanging or mounted screens."
via Retro Renovation
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I picked up this gorgeous John-Paul Philippé art rug during West Elm's Labor Day sale. The rug is still on sale! Nice and thick, good quality!
So anyway this room has never really had a lot of attention put into it, that's because I never really knew what to do with it, and I still don't, ha! The other day I got a cheap old dresser which was going to go in the guest room/ storage room, but I really like it in the foyer. It will stay here for the time being.
Also I picked up that large bull sculpture last winter at HomeGoods. Sometimes you get lucky and you can find cool things there.
Friday, September 9, 2011
I got a catalog mailed to me from Chiasso just a few days. Not really sure how they got my info but, anyway... For those who don't know it's a store that sells modern/contemporary decor and furniture. Not really a big fan, most of their stuff looks kind of tacky and dated, but there were a few items I would like to mention.
I always wanted wanted a few urchin sculptures by C. Jeré, but never wanted to dish out a $1000. Well Chiasso has a set of 3 called burst wall pods for $118 and another version is silver.
(Top picture) They also have a cheeper version of another piece by C. Jeré, a chrome sputnik sculpture. Chisso's version is called the galactic sculpture. It's not as delicate but is a steal for only $78 (but it's nearly half the size of the original, bummer)