Friday, July 30, 2010

existential and celestial



images: 1. luxirare 2. unknown 3. beach studios 4. atlanta barlett

"A man said to the universe:
'Sir, I exist!'
'However,' replied the universe,
'The fact has not created in me
a sense of obligation.'"
-Stephen Crane

Monday, July 26, 2010

tea time



images: 1. teacup candle, unknown 2. http://www.yedihouseware.com/ 3. http://www.plaidpenguin.com/ 4. http://www.mustardseedandmoonshine.com/ 5. cupcake in a teacup, unknown 6. http://www.designerette.nl/
I love my tea. Always have. I prefer english breakfast with a bit of skim milk and splenda. Even more, I love my tea in adorable homes (mugs) like these.
"and all I can do is just pour some tea for two
and speak my point of view" - blind melon

Friday, July 23, 2010

wispy business




images: Maria Lucia Hohan's atelier all via http://www.thecherryblossomgirl.com/
I just love the soft colors and wispy fabrics. For more photos, visit the cherry blossom girl.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

the moon hung low


images: 1. designer unknown, via cococozy 2. designed by jeff andrews
Two lovely guest bedrooms. Both dominated by whites and soft blues. And both with a center nightstand. Which do you prefer? I lean towards the first, though I love the slipcovered chairs at the foot of the beds in the second.
"The moon hung low in the sky like a yellow skull." - Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Sunday, July 18, 2010

on the other side




images: 1. quote, source unknown 2. rodney smith photography 3. lanvin flats 4. house in sydney (i love the landscaping) 5. daria in dossier mag 5. vintage hermes clutch
Just finished Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and I highly recommend it. Wilde writes with wit and humor and is a pleasure to read. The novel is full of memorable quotes...
"It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances." - Wilde's amazing creation, Lord Henry

Thursday, July 15, 2010

the faces we know in the colors we love



images: 1. gisele for muse 2. anna on the cover of the premiere issue of industrie 3. via facehunter 4. new and adored face bambi 5. kate wearing balmain jacket 6. ali macgraw

Sunday, July 11, 2010

a story of two hot pink chairs


images: 1. vintage chrome tufted chair ($1400.) via pieces in atlanta 2. gracie chair by savvy ($560.) via fyndes
Which do you prefer? I keep going back and forth, but they are both amazing, no?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

we will all laugh at gilded butterflies



images: 1. tablescape via lonny mag 2. the mark hotel 3. diane von furstenberg's home library 4. st. martins lane hotel 5. pretty office via elle decor 5. anna spiro
I have always enjoyed well organized desks and spaces. Places with order and purpose that are at the same time beautiful.
Notice the gold chair in images 3 and 4 -- (a favorite chair of mine) works amazingly well in both a more old world traditional and a cleaner romantic space.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

something red, something white, something blue



images: 1. miroslava duma via hanneli 2. bonfim bracelet 3. hoss intopia 4. alexander mcqueen spr 10 rtw 5. ralph lauren spr 04 rtw 6. christian dior
...some random images from my library that fit the bill of red/white/blue. Enjoy and happy 4th of July!