Monday, May 11

Favorite Contemporary Abstract Artists

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Emmy Rickard, Eternal Optimist

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These pieces were done by some of my favorite abstract artists. I imagine hanging a larger print over the couch as a visual focal point rather than a gallery wall. These can all be found on Etsy where you can see many many more pieces by these talented painters. Which do you like best?

Wednesday, May 6

Maiyet


Maiyet's design approach depends on global craftsmanship, which pays homage to the different prints, processes, and designs of different cultures. I admire brands that attempt to link global artisans together all the while maintaining a cohesive vision for their collection. These dresses tell a story that are each distinct but cut from the same design cloth.

Images via Maiyet.

Friday, April 3

7115 by Szeki







I recently spotted one of 7115 by Szeki's dresses on a local Austin boutique, Garment Modern's, Instagram. I especially love the draping and prints; the kimono silhouette really works for the dresses. They're perfect for summer and are definitely on my wish list now.

Photos via 7115 by Szeki

Wednesday, March 18

COS Picks


Sometimes Wednesday just brings you down and there's nothing better than online (window) shopping. I'm really loving these transitional pieces from COS right now. They're modern but simple. They'd match pretty much anything you'd want to accessorize with and in my opinion, are the kinds of things that are worth the investment.

Monday, March 16

A Détacher Fall 2015








Look at the layers of textures of A Détacher's A/W 2015 collection!
The belted silhouettes reminds me of elegant women warriors.
The coats have so much volume and the knits look so cozy.
And that hair! It's not surprising because
Designer Mona Kowalska's title for the show is "heavyheadedness/wrongfootedness".
I couldn't love the concept or clothes enough.

View the entire collection and images via style.com

Sunday, March 15

Design is Everything: The Work of Paul Rand



Since I'm a graphic design enthusiast and fan of the mid-century modern aesthetic, it's exciting to see that the MoMA has acquired and is displaying a large portion of his archive called, "Design is Everything: The Work of Paul Rand," curated by Donald Albrecht. This article from the Atlantic gives you a good sense of how much of Rand's work has influenced American branding and design. 

This is all to give me an excuse to post this endearing image from the children's book Sparkle and Spin by Ann and Paul Rand on a Sunday morning.



Wednesday, February 11

West Elm Multipixel Rug Love





I dropped by West Elm the other day and saw a sample of this rug. I love its textured "rag rug" feel and the color palette. It's definitely at the top of my list for bringing in colors, patterns, and textures into a space.  The third picture I think speaks to the vibrancy and coziness of the rug because as we all know, it's all about lighting, lighting, lighting.


Tuesday, February 10

Ellie Cashman Wallpaper


I am beyond obsessed with this floral wallpaper pattern by Ellie Cashman since the first moment I've laid eyes on it. Her work is inspired by floral paintings by the Dutch Masters. Our wedding cake was actually a nod to the Masters. The color palette is filled with cool tones and the balance between the muted white flowers and dramatic black background make me swoon. Wallpapering this in a formal dining room would be incredible. You can find the wallpaper here.


You can see how it was vividly inspired by Cornelis van Spaendonck's Still Life with Flowers, 1789


Monday, February 9

New Michael Hsu home


We recently purchased our dream home designed by one of our favorite local architects, Michael Hsu, and are in the process of customizing it. I've learned to appreciate all the hard work and detail that goes into building a home. Above is an illustration of all of the "modern farmhouse" row homes. I love the balance between the two and and can't wait to share my personal journey into interior design and decor on this blog

Thursday, January 15

The Learning Loop by Jason van der Burg




What a clever, simple, and attractive organization stand.  We're currently designing a house and I've been working hard to figure out storage and organizational ideas for our clothes and shoes.   Nobody likes a cluttered entryway and when I saw these on Design Milk the other day, I thought, "What a simple, beautiful, and smart idea."  The Learning Loop by Jason van der Burg is an genius solution since the "compact organizer props itself against a wall and becomes your go-to clothing hanger, gadget shelf, mirror, magnet board, key holder, and shoe rack all rolled into one."  Check it out here.


All images via Design Milk.