Monday, June 29, 2009

Barn Renovations

As you already know, I adore barn conversions - especially if they preserve the integrity of the original structure and there is an ounce of warmth to them. They have a tendency to go too contemporary and the coziness of a barn is lost so walking a fine line is difficult to do. It requires an enormous amount of talent and I believe, a true passion for the structure you are working on. These caught my eye from Remodelista and

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Samurai Vodka

This packaging by Moscow based designer Arthur Schreiber is extremely inventive. Even the bottle was well thought out.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Charlie Harper

I have always been a fan of Charlie Harper - even before I knew who he was. I grew up with images of him around me and I am a huge proponent for art education at a young age. I know some people are against the commercialization of his work and others in this type of format but I think its great. Harper's work lends itself perfectly to children's illustration and games and all the books and puzzles are beautifully done.


Gradients can be so trite and overdone but this self promotional 2008 calendar by Jonathon Davies is so exquisitely done that I love everything about it. The typography, the palette choices, the size and composition - it is just a fantastic piece of design.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Annie Kammerer Butrus

Annie is an artist out of Birmingham, Alabama and does these spectacular large scale installations. Gorgeous!

Nicole Poko

I find this process so brilliant and beautiful. Nicole Poko freezes paint and lets the art form as it melts.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Crayon Stones?

I am a sucker for art supplies anyway but these crayon stones Especially neat. They appear to making a trend, both Romp and Clementine Art offer sets.

More Party Goods as Art

These you can buy at Dolci Odille on Etsy - they're so beautiful.

Wish you were here

I know you're supposed to daydream about carribbean blue waters in winter but I can't stop thinking about Jamaica in June and I have ALWAYS wanted to stay here.

the Rock House Hotel

Who says jewelry is shallow?

I love the sentiments of this vintage Tiffany & Co. ad - I wish I knew what year it was published.

Monday, June 15, 2009

I need more Glamour in my life

I need to be more conscientious about wearing fancier dresses, hanging sparkly chandeliers, owning more glamorous pets,saving for spectacular vacations and spending more time outdoors - especially during meal times. All things that would make me happy...