Tag: design

it’s in the details [AL]

Over the weekend, I hopped over to Atlanta to visit with Jenny while she was in town for work and we stayed at the lovely Stonehurst Place.  The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with many thoughtful details.  Artwork, books, chocolate, and coffee are available for guests to indulge in.  Caroline, the innkeeper, is most hospitable and knowledgeable on the history of the house and origin of the furnishings and finishes. She can bake a mean puff pastry too! The photos are just a peak into the beautiful interiors of this wonderful B&B.  [all photos from Stonehurst Place]

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” John Wooden


design spark [AL]

a little inspiration for…

[1. Martin wall sconce • Schoolhouse Electric 2. Marseille soap • Brook Farm General Store 3. Pharmacy wall mount medicine cabinet in brushed steel • Restoration Hardware 4. Chesterfield wall mount faucet available in beautiful finishes • Newport Brass 5. Linen bath towels • Brook Farm General Store 6. Pinoir pedestal lavatory • Kohler 7. Classic Carrara Marble 8. Subway wall tiles • Adex USA 9 & 10. Mosaic floor tiles • Adex USA 11. Reclaimed Driftwood Shelves & shelving brackets • brackets from Signature Hardware 12. Wire Waste Paper Bin • Brook Farm General Store]

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}

retreat to the trees {AL}

i went to the woods because i wished to live deliberately…
{treehotel} may be a little more than the essentials but these beautiful shelters suspended within the trees foster solitude and unity with nature.  situated near the lule river in harads, sweden, are 5 modern tree houses with varying thematic styles. i’m usually not one for themes but love these imaginative concepts. my favorite? i think it’s a tie between the mirror cube room and the cabin. 19 additional houses are currently planned for the future. look forward to seeing the next design. this place is definitely going on the bucket list!
the mirror cube room

the blue cone

the UFO

the bird’s nest

the cabin
all photography from treehotel

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.

my top 10 {AL}


 good citizenship is avant-garde ~ philippe starck

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}

avalon hotel {AL}

while in la, i stayed a night at the {avalon hotel}, a unique boutique in beverly hills designed by kelly wearstler. this modern, mid-century space was absolutely beautiful & filled with classic furniture pieces designed by the famous george nelson, isamu noguchi, and charles & ray eames.  i absolutely loved the color palette with white, various shades of blues & greens, contrasted with pops of gold metals & dark woods. the variety of texture and pattern added energy & interest while maintaining a relaxed, laid back atmosphere. loved the continuous striped ceiling & terrazzo floors flowing from inside to out with solid sheets of glass walls separating the interior and exterior environments. if every back in beverly hills, i will surely stay here again.