Friday, September 18, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
The bar features a faceted wall composed of blue, triangular mirror-tiles and has a conference table at one end of the bar. A conference table at the end of the bar? Can I please attend those meetings?
Monday, June 8, 2009
The nearest location that they are sold is Montreal and even so they are pretty pricey....at the very least they are a very good source of inspiration for the sort of container I am looking for.
This past weekend, with the help of my darling boyfriend, we painted my new living room Benjamin Moore's "Glass Slipper." It was reccomended by my good friend Craver, from Decor Craver, and I must say that I am more than pleased with it. I've seen it in several different ights now and it changes from a glassy pale green blue to a deep gray blue and everything in between. There are tones of blue, green, gray and even purple at times. I just love it.
The bedroom is going to be tackled next weekend and it's going to be Benjamin Moore's "Palest Pistachio." The rooms are going to feel lighter than air, which is effect I was hoping for! I can't wait to get my new digital camera to show you guys the rooms.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Even more exciting, I'm going to be moving to a new apartment and that comes along with so many new ideas for a new space. This weekend I am going to be painting and here is my color inspiration:
My good friend Craver helped me pick out a beautiful color from Benjamin Moore called "Glass Slipper" for my bedroom and in my living room I want to go with a glassy green equivilant to that color that has yet to be found. I want the colors to be bright and light and airy and feel like you're at the bottom of a beautiful swimming pool sparkling in the August sun!
I am so excited for the new space and for this summer! Posts to come more frequently, promise!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
I recently came across this book and it has opened up a whole new concept to me. The wabi-sabi aesthetic comes to us from ancient Japan. It is centered on the idea that nothing is permanent, nothing is perfect and nothing is ever finished. Wabi-sabi "occupies roughly the same position in the Japanese pantheon of aesthetic values as do the Greek ideals of beauty and perfection in the West." Andrew Juniper claims, "if an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing, then that object could be said to be wabi-sabi."
Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity, simplicity, modesty, intimacy, and suggest a natural process.
When looking at actual wabi-sabi objects, I must admit, i don't like them very much. I do, however, LOVE the concept of findign beauty in the imperfect, the transient and the unfinished.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
As I am sure many of you are, I have Inauguration on the brain. I've been thinking a lot about the new first family and what they represent. I have also, of course, been slightly obsessed with the history of the White House. I read a great article in the American Museum Association's January issue explaining the history of the White House and how it was only fairly recently (thanks to Jackie) that the White House and it's contents were treated as a Museum. Since the Kennedy administration, the White House has been a living museum with unique curatorial challenges. These challenges are mainly the fact that the house keeps changing as it's occupants change and most first ladies take it upon themselves to make the house reflect their personal tastes, the image they wish to project and the physical requirements of their families (Teddy Roosevelt had six kids living in the house!). Another challenge is that the furnishings and rooms are in constant use with continual wear and tear.