Wednesday, February 29, 2012

MINTY FRESH

Mint green is everywhere I look these days. It's a big color trend for Spring 2012 and it's lovely seeing it pop up in fashion and interior design. I've always liked this color and I think it pairs well with a lot of colors in a unique way; gold, coral, orange, yellow. I found this color board at Creature Comforts, a really sweet blog full of pretty things to inspire!

photo by honeytree


Here are some more minty cool images to get you pumped for spring. I am completely obsessed with this vintage mint green phone! It would make a great book end or side table accessory- an easy way to get in on the trend without committing to it in a big way. I also just tried this nail polish color "Hey! Get in Lime!", it looks great on my toes, but I would definitely go lighter on my fingers to get a big pop of candy color.

1. mint dress via pinterest 2. mint phone via pinterest 3. mint books
4. blocked planter from anthropologie 5. OPI nail polish in "Hey!Get in Lime!" 6. scout chino by j. crew


 Mint green hitting the runway and the Oscars Red Carpet...

top: spring runway shows from Diane Von Furstenberg, Tibi, and Vera Wang
bottom: Berenice Bejo in Elie Saab and Maria Menounos in Maria Lucia Hohan

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

I found this amazing artist on a friend of mine's Pinterest Board. The photographer Martin Klimas creates abstract stills by pouring paint above a speaker and playing music like Miles Davis and Steve Reich. The color palette and music create a beautiful effect when photographed with a crazy high shutter speed of 1/7,000 of a second. You can read more about the collection, Painting With Sound, in The New York Times. He has some other really interesting collections in his portfolio featuring shattering ceramic, birds in flight and floating silk scarves- all with a beautiful effect of motion trapped in still photography.

Paul Hindemith's "Ludus Tonalis"

Steve Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians"

Steve Reich's "Drumming" 

Miles Davis' "Pharaoh's Dance"

Kraftwerk's "Transistor"

Miles Davis's "Bitches Brew"

artist Martin Klimas

Friday, February 10, 2012

TOAST TO LOVE

My husband is in the restaurant industry, which means we don't do a lot of Halmark Holidays together. If it's a day that involves food and beverage, industry people usually miss out. That doesn't mean there wont be any celebrating though, this weekend were having a nice low-key "staycation" and enjoying some peace and quiet. if you're single or in a relationship, I hope you enjoy your Valentine's Day this year. Spend some time indulging and pampering yourself or the person you love!


(from top left to bottom right) 1. Waterfall Ruffle Duvet from Urban Outfitters 2. Ecru and Pink Sparrow Cami and Shorts by Juicy Couture 3. Carousel Chandelier from Currey and Company 4. Laduree Macarons 5. Barr-Co. Bath Products from Anthropologie 6. Schramsberg Brut Rose

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PINING VALENTINE'S DAY

This month has been so beautiful; the weather is unbelievable, the sky is blue and it's hard to believe that it's February. Lucky for me, I've been out of the office a lot with shopping trips and installs and I've had the chance to soak it in. I haven't had much time in front of my computer these last couple weeks, so I apologize for the light posts. With Valentine's Day coming up, I thought I would share some beautiful photos I found on Pinterest. Enjoy!

1. heart ballon photography from +nd 2.  red velvet crinkle cookies from Heather Davis
3. red flowers from cmvandelac 4.  apple, ginger and cranberry vodka cocktail from colleen musika
5. cinema in the backyard from Lindsay Fournier

Friday, February 3, 2012

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!

I hope everyone had a good week. If you are anything like me, the last two weeks have been nothing but a count down to Superbowl Sunday. I am very excited to spend the day with my New England girlfriends cheering on our boys. Have a safe and fabulous weekend, go Pats!

1. Kate Spade Nera Colorblock Mac Coat at Nordstrom for $558.00
2. Short Sleeve Crew T-shirt at nflshop.com for $29.99
3. Veronica Slouch Boot by The Fry Company for $328.00
4. BDG Cigarette High-Rise Jeans at Urban Outfitters for $58.00
5. New England Patriots Pet T-shirt at Petsmart for $15.99

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I SPY SOMETHING ORANGE

I just finished a custom painting for one of my clients and I thought I would share. This is the second piece I've done in this style, the first one you can see here. I used 4"x4" Cradled Artist Panels in three different profile heights, acrylic paint and a model wood backing. My client wanted orange to be the prominent color and she wanted the painting to tie the room together. I incorporated some inspiration I found in the space; the rug pattern, an inlay on her table, pillow and wood floor colors. Both clients had orange and red as an accent color in their homes, I think I'm going to make another one (for myself) with more cool colors like blue, black and silver. I really liked adding the personal details to this one, next time I would like to take it even farther by adding some photos and quotes. Hope you like it!




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