Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dodie's Things

I think it's the calm textures that caught my eye in each of these...Simple, beautiful textures. These belonged to Dodie Rosenkrans, a major philanthopist and patron of the arts, and are at auction at Sotheby's next week. Really, these are just a few relatively small (though not inexpensive) things from her grand, opulent, multifaceted estate: an Chinese amphora, a set of George I pine chairs from the 1720s, and an African vessel. I think these would work quite nicely in my environment!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dalas at Home

I hope you're having a beautiful day.I'm home with a sick boy, who's tired but on the mend. He loves his Dala horses. The beautiful, big one is vintage, given to him by Grandma from her large collection. The itty one was a gift from me last year. I love them too.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Into the Season

Happy Monday! Loving this simple Christmas calendar, made by Annaleena...So simple. She just taped the packages to the wall, but I will tie them to a branch maybe.
This week begins the season for us. When I was little these weeks seemed to take forever. Now it seems difficult to fit it all in. Hopefully I can stay calm and in the moment with my little one. Happy new week to you. I hope it's a good one!

photo and calendar by Annaleena. Found via Emma's pin.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Weekend! Love This Hallway

I hope you have a beautiful weekend wherever you are, whatever you do! I really love the light and color in this hallway in Laurie Frick's Residence in Austin, Texas...The rest of the place isn't bad either...Fresh and happy inspiration to take me into this weekend.
See more on Home DSGN. Architecture by KRDB. Photos by Patrick Wong.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope it's a family- and friend-filled day. I am so thankful for each of you who comes to see me here, and for your insightful, unique, beautiful sites too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Devon Radziwell's table in Vogue. Photo by Claiborne Swanson Frank

Monday, November 21, 2011

Laura Brown

I love Laura Brown's art...


twilight zone 3

Laura and I met a few years ago through blogging. One day she posted one of her prints on her blog and it resonated so much with me that I had to buy it. She just wrote me to tell me her new website is up. I couldn't be happier to see her new work! So beautiful. And some are available for sale here on etsy.
A little while back, Laura completed these delicate, lovely books for which she created the paper and the artwork, and then printed her works and the words of other artists on the pages. They are simply stunning...Laura is currently creating a fantastic looking 2012 poster calendar. It's available next week. You can order yours here.
Oh, and here is my Laura Brown print mountain 1 on my wall...I just love it.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday Shopping (Dreaming): A Pretty Home on Majorca

I hope your Saturday is a little less snowy grey than ours is! I'm dreaming a bit today. How lovely it would be to have this to escape to... From The New York Times, "This 200-year-old two-story town house, once a wine cellar, is in Binissalem, a mountain village famous for its wine-making. In 2005 it underwent a gut renovation.... many of the original architectural details [remain]." It has four bedrooms, a terrace and garden area with fig and olive trees, and sits "on a tranquil pedestrian street near the town plaza, which is lined with cafes, bakeries, shops and a church, and which is also the site of a farmers’ market on weekends.... The village is nestled in the valley of the Serra de Tramuntana [Mountains].... The Mediterranean coast and the international Palma de Mallorca Airport are both about 25 minutes away by car." Read more in The NY Times. Sadly, $1.57 million is just a bit out of our budget... but it's fun to dream. And it comes furnished!
Article by Nina Roberts, photos by Stefano Buonamici for The New York Times
** and i've always spelled it Mallorca -anyone have the definitive on that??

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Phillips De Pury: Important Nordic Design

Happy Thursday! Today is Phillip De Pury's Important Nordic Design auction and it's a knockout. Here are some of my favorites... It was so hard to put just these here. Please go have a look at the online catalogue.
The jewels (1,3,5) are Tappio Wirkkala. A Vilhelm Lauritzen sofa, Ilmari Tapiovaara Crinolette chairs, Eliel Saarinen chairs, and Frits Henningsen chairs.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Declutter Day

Today is declutter day! These are my inspiration...Husband's staying home and we're going through it room by room. Brutal. Thrift shop here we come!
1 from you are the river photo by pascal shirley, 2 from Jessica Vedel via meta interiors, 3 from designboom photo by Amit Gosher, 4 from desire to inspire, 5 from designboom photo by Amit Geron, 6 from Emma on Pinterest originally from arch daily photo by Takumi Ota.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I hope your Tuesday was great! Today I began learning how to do this...This fiber artwork was given to me by a good friend for my birthday this year. I love it. It hangs on my wall where I look at it in wonder every day. Today, I went to her home with my sewing machine and she taught me the first few steps. We had so much fun. I'm really excited to learn how to create these and develop my own style.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wright: Scandinavian Design

It's Monday again! I hope your weekend was restful. Ours definitely was. It was hard to choose just a few favorite pieces from Wright's upcoming Scandinavian Design Auction -- everything is fantastic. Here are some I see fitting nicely into my little home!I suggest going to look yourself. You will not be disappointed. Also go look at The North Elevation's picks (a blog I follow for many reasons, including their Favorite Picks series). Have a great day!

Ingeborg Lundin Apple vase, Poul Kjaerholm PK 20 lounge chairs, Poul Nørreklit cabinets, Ann-Mari Forsberg carpet, Märta Måås-Fjetterström "The Oak" carpet, P. S. Heggen wastepaper baskets, Paavo Tynell custom pendant lamps and let's not forget these lamps from Friday.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Weekend

Have a good one! Winter has arrived here. We'll go out there and make the most of it! Love this funny photo. From the NYT, via Lonny and Vera Wang.
As always, thank you so much for visiting and commenting. You make my day.

Black, White, A Little In Between

Happy Friday! Some random things in my current inspiration folder. These Just Andersen lamps at Wright...
An ebony model at Il Segno Del Tempo...

Thinking of weddings because my little sis will be married next Summer...Paris from From Me To You...Vintage sunglasses on 1st Dibs...Mia's new shop is beautiful...
I tried this on while in SF (in the Bottega Veneta shop, because the very lovely salesperson brought it to me and slipped it over my shoulders. It was so amazing. and so out of my budget). I will dream about it for a loooong time...

And Calder always inspires...

Winter Arizona bride photo from Style Me Pretty by Sloan Photographers.
Arch photo by From Me To You.
*browsing through Lonny after preparing this, I was reminded of the title of Celerie Kemble's new book. I was going to change the title of my post but nothing else seemed to fit. So I'm sticking with it!
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