I’ve been thinking a lot today about sustainability (thanks to a certain someone who knows who they are) and about the beauty that can be found when an everyday object is turned into something unexpected. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen something fabulous/costly and thought, “well hot damn, I could definitely create that out of X,Y,Z.” You know you’ve been there. I fell in love with Christiane Högner’s All for One shelf the moment I saw it in Dwell, and really, it’s just brilliant. Not only functionally, but artistically as well. Despite living in tract house hell, I loathe decorating like everyone else on my block and this is one of those pieces that would set me apart. I mean, if someone else hadn’t already created it and it wasn’t already out there in the world to be cherished by all. Sigh. A couple other things I find fascinating these days are newspaper wood by Vij5, and the pool noodle rooftop lounge created by my very own cousin, Darien. My, ahem, younger, brilliant architect of a cousin. (Showoff.)
Anyway, read more about all this wonderfulness and keep me posted about your own creations will ya? I promise not to steal them. Ish.
(More about Christiane Högner, more about newspaper wood, more about noodles and such)
I love how the mirror is framed and hung here, and also the stacks of pillows on the bed. The real question though, is whether or not you think Charlie Sheen would gravitate towards this space?? WINNING! I’m just sayin’.
(image from James Merrell)
I know you’ve all been glued to your seats in anticipation of our nursery (er, something) so I’m happy to report we’ve finally made some decisions up in here! We’ve settled on fun, clean and modern with a dash of vintage, with lots of glossy white (duh) and pops of aqua and gray. Oh, and every other color in this gorgeous painting of ours. I love adult art in a nursery so this stunner by Michelle Armas was practically a no-brainer. In fact, it really helped me dictate the style of the rest of the space. The hubs and I are keeping the rest of the wall art pretty simple, and cherished photos and books from our childhood as well as small mementos will make an appearance fo sho. I'm not really a "theme" person so hopefully the nursery is baby friendly without being, well, babyish. While the room is much further along here than in real life, we DID manage to put the crib together this weekend without killing each other. The changing table, on the other hand, well that remains to be seen.
(animal series wall art by Spot on Square at Design Public, our own Le Klint pendant lamp, our own painting by Michelle Armas, karl zahn animal box – rhino at Fawn and Forest, sweet dreams banner at Catbird, custom crib bedding from Carousel Designs, Dwell Studio transportation crib sheet, mini-mozart the monkey from Blabla Baby, martini side table from West Elm, Oeuf sparrow white crib - though ours is from Walmart and I just couldn’t find a non-fugly photo - whale tissue holder by Gnome Sweet Gnome)
I have a friend who takes part in a Snuggie pub crawl every year. "What the hell is that?" you ask? Well friends, it's a bunch of 30-something dudes who ride their beach cruisers around old-town Scottsdale in their Snuggies trying to pick up ladies. You know, the kind of ladies who are far more interested in Bentleys than brews, so obviously the Snuggie goes over REALLY well. Now, imagine how many chicks he'd score if he stood out from the crowd in a sea pelt or sheild of wings. Get on it, buddy - you know who you are. Ca-caw.
(the seapelt and shield of wings by Mjolk)
Oh, well looky what we have here. Two chairs in very close proximity with one being used a side table. Not to mention how gorgeous the weathered robin's egg blue is against the white and gray. Brilllliiaaannnttt (singing).
(Image via Emmas Design blog)
Okay, peeps, we have some very important business to attend to here. So you know I have this chair obsession, right? Well, I'm being forced to part with one of my beloved. Okay, not FORCED, but with chairs already hiding in closets, at my parents' house, in storage and in my dreams, I'm trying to be a grownup and have decided to put it on the market. Sigh. Let me tell you, this baby is a beauty. A vintage Herman Miller Eames fiberglass shell chair from the 1950s, it's in amaaaazing condition. Seriously, it's all kinds of awesome. Even the original mounts and stickers of authenticity are bright and shiny. Anywho, I'm thinking of putting it on eBay but thought I'd put it out to my lovely readers first. So, if you love mid-century pieces as much as I do, give me a shout, yo, and we'll talk business. You know, the important business of chairs.
(Sadly, I can't remember where I found this house. I blame pregnancy brain. Bah.)