Tag: art

from Birmingham [AL]

over the weekend i went to a dirty santa party with a local gift theme. we had so much fun seeing what everyone came up with.  inspired by the party, below are a few more ideas that would make great gifts from wonderful boutiques & organizations around town. 

TOP TO BOTTOM [beautiful & one of a kind vintage jewelry at Charm on 2nd Ave ◊ tickets to the Vulcan Park & Museum · photo via Greg Willis ◊ one month subscription to Grow Alabama  ◊ Good Dog coffee & products available at V Richards ◊ gift hampers from Continental Bakery · left to right · Belgian chocolate hamper · gourmet hamper · granola with Coosa Valley organic oats ◊ Birmingham Museum of Art membership ◊ beautiful pottery from Imperfectly Perfect · made by my talented & dear friend Vickie · imperfectlyperfect@charter.net ◊ adopt an animal or membership with Ruffner Nature Center]


bright ideas {AL}

{zipper 8 lighting} a company started by allison patrick, a recent architecture graduate living in new york.  allison explains, “i was bored after classes ended for the summer and decided to start a design firm making cool stuff”. these beautiful, handcrafted light fixtures made from materials like books, maps, cocktail umbrellas, and plastic bags are one of a kind and affordable. check out allison’s etsy store here & read more about her as an etsy featured seller here.

the high {AL}

{high museum of art} last sunday, i went to see the picasso to warhol exhibition on view at the high in atlanta.  the weather was cloudy & crisp but the white sky with shades of gray was a beautiful backdrop to the architecture and landscape.  
the exhibit was amazing and displayed the works of 14 modern artists from the twentieth century.  these masters of abstract expressionism pioneered through traditional concepts & practices to open way for a new style of art through paintings, printing, and sculpture. the great 14 included: pablo picasso, henri matisse, constantin brancusi, piet mondrian, georgio de chirico, jackson pollock, alexander calder, romare bearden, louise bourgeouis, joan miro, marcel duchamp, fernand leger, jasper johns, & andy warhol.
i highly recommend a visit if you live nearby or happen to be in atlanta.  it only takes about 2 hours to walk through and it is the first time ever this collection has been on display in the southeast.  
{sculpture: companion passing through – KAWS}
{all images are personal photos, if used please link back}

happy days… {AL}

(1936-1943) WPA posters via the Library of Congress 
created by one of the first government programs to support the arts, these posters designed by artists through the work projects administration, advertise a diverse range of events & services from art exhibitions & civic functions to public health programs. the bold colored graphics, font types, and compositions are simply clever. fun to take a look back for a little inspiration.

tradition with a twist {AL}

i know what this machine can do, but what can i do? ~ blake gopnik
{paul’s studio}
so inspired by the works of {paul loebach}, furniture designer & collaborator for west elm.  i admire his unique interpretation of traditional designs, transforming mainstream influences into artistic, modernized forms.  specializing in manufacturing technologies loebach uses “proprietary machining techniques” for several of his projects including the great camp chair & dresser.  several of these beautifully crafted pieces are available (+ affordable) through west elm.  thank you mass production!

{great camp chair}                                                                          {tall shelves via west elm}{distortion}
{great camp dresser}
{tocatta & fuga}{step stools}

{dining chairs via west elm}
{nothing lost quilt}
{unless otherwise noted, all images via paul loebach}

all’s fair {AL}

just a little reminder of how beautiful things are in black & white. bold, simple, & timeless.





{top – bottom: talc boutique, design to inspire, le telefon-sundayland, convoy, pinterest,  j crew- greer ankle boot, ork posters,  MOMA one layer twist ring, laure jolietmarley.and.methe house – adventures of a rescued victorian villa, swiss army pioneer black,  inspiring moments, talc boutique, solid frog}

happy friday {AL & LA}

with beautiful explosions
{photography by ori gersht via booooooom}

love live work {AL}

{design to inspire}

{i love my dream job} i often dream of practicing design from the comfort of a home studio. a beautiful live-work space surrounded by inspiration. a setting that fosters creativity with a special place for all my tools. an environment not like an office, but a residential retreat and place for escape to dream of ideas and execute them into realities.

below are a handful of dreamy interiors from some of my favorite spots that are inspiring my thoughts of the ideal workspace~

{roland bello photography} 
{design to inspire
{design traveller}
{solid frog}
{brown dress with white dots}
{jessica helgerson interior design}
{laure joliet photography}
{abigail ahern‘s workspace via the selby}
{images above: kyoichi tsuzuki’s workspace via the selby}

sign obsession {LA}

i have always been fascinated with signage. whether old-school, modern, vintage, rusting, cracked, peeling or perfectly pristine.  i love a good sign.  and i truly love that each one seems to tell a unique story. a little strange, perhaps? but take a peak . . .

{beautiful beyond words from the amazing charleston, south carolina based design studio}
{eclectic thrift store sure to have some awesome vintage finds from awelltraveledwoman.tumblr.com}

{circus theme casino signage from  blog.stylesight.com}
{perfect patina that only comes with years of weather from browdresswithwhitedots.tumblr.com }
{wishing this was my rooftop – pinterest.com}
{store front turned into signage from behance.net} 
{simplicity at its finest. loving this sign found on pinterest.com}
{howdesign found this fun and funky window display} 
{check out ffffoud.com to find all sorts of amazing images} 
{absolutely love the juxtaposition here}

fall forward {AL}

{FALL} my favorite season is approaching! although it is a month off, i can’t help but get excited. looking forward to cool, crisp days surrounded by warm autumn colors, falling leaves, spicy aromas, and of course a little fall fashion. below is a collection of inspiring photos from a handful of wonderfully creative 2011 fall fashion campaigns. interestingly, some have many similarities while others are totally unique.  i am loving all of the beautiful colors & romantic settings. enjoy ~

{images above: miu miu}


{lovin the chanel ad! makes me want to draw on my face : }

{bottega veneta – so soft & classic. one of my favorites}

{true religion}

{fischer clothing, bringing back the white tights with bottega veneta}

happy monday & have a great week!

oh, please do not let the title of this post confuse you with the time change : )