Darling Clementine is a small Norwegian design agency that also offers an edited collection of products under the banner: “Darling Clementine Paper Empire” (love that moxie!). I am totally charmed by their scandinavian aesthetic, and ability to create work that is clearly modern yet gives a warm nod to tradition. They also write a nice blog that you can visit by clicking HERE.
I’ve been on an art kick over the past few months, picking up a piece here and there to refresh and modernize my space; falling in love with a new generation of contemporary abstract fine art. I discovered the work of Salt Lake City-based artist Holly Addi while perusing Pinterest…
Her paintings are often about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Energy (heat, light, water), space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, she focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting.
Need a bit of colorful inspiration? One of my very favorite sources for a dose of exuberant color-joy is Love Print Studio, a fabulous blog from the Midlands, UK. Her eye for combining images into colorful collages is simply extraordinary! Enjoy!
I’m getting in the mood for spring; and for getting outside and playing in the dirt. Here in Minneapolis, it’s not quite time for gardening in earnest, so I’m focused on a bit of indoor gardening. First order of business? Acquiring a really cool plant stand…
A few more pics of ABC Carpet’s spring assortment, as well as a couple of photos from Home Nature, one of my very favorite shops in Manhattan! (They’re the last 5 montages.)
Snapped a few pics whilst shopping at ABC Carpet in New York earlier this month, so I thought I’d share a little taste of what the retailer has in store for spring!
New colors from Pantone for Fall 2016!
The desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family.
Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout the collections. Transcending gender, these unexpectedly vivacious colors in our Fall 2016 palette act as playful but structured departures from your more typical fall shades.Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Grays give a feeling of stability, Red tones invite confidence and warmth, while the hot Pinkish Purples and Spicy Mustard Yellows suggest a touch of the exotic.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute™
Here’s the second batch of Atlanta loveliness.
Simple, organic, understated… that’s how I’d describe these beautiful ceramic pieces by The Netherlands artist, Margriet Kramer. (as always, click to shop!)
So my products are not perfect. Perfection doesn’t suit me, not in my house, not in my lifestyle, not in my ceramic products. Infact: imperfection is beauty to me!
Here’s the final batch of pics from my Euro adventure this fall!