Monday, August 31, 2009

Pair of Santos

Circa 1780
Pair of articulated Spanish Colonial Santos figures with the original worn painted decoration

From 1st dibs via Trouvais.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Homespun Linen

There is nothing like homespun linen. It is one of life's pleasures. The idea that someone sits at a loom and made this from a fiber that came from a plant is remarkable. I love the color and the texture. The cost has gotten out of sight for me. I still have a good backlog of material in which to make my bags and to use for my projects. A couple of years ago I even sold some of my pieces. Some of what is left are the large tablecloths that are too good to go "under the knife" or in this case scissors.

Photos from here.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pictoral Doctor's Bag

These are the most beautiful layouts from Brant Mackley Gallery catalog. The color combination of the orange, olive and purple are extremely dynamic. Then there is the subject matter. The idea that someone beaded the entire bag is beyond my concept. We have seen a beaded doctor's bag up close and personal and it was amazing. Having one of these for a purses would be fun, but expensive. A good reproduction would work, but that would break the budget also.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bella Note Bedding

After the post on bedrooms by Villa-Medicis the theme is continued with bed linens by Bella Note via designers block.

The dogs would like this. I can just imagine them walking over the bed to get to the other side and deciding to take a nap instead. Tootie, our rat terrier, would like the close proximity to the floor as she is now not able to get on the bed now unaided. The dark color of the bedding would not work for us as it would show all the white dog hair.

The pages from an old scrapbook make for an interesting visual.

Nice color combinations and textures; metal of the bed, lantern, and pine cones. This is not as much a formal set up as the others I guess as the bed is movable, but it is the one that is of the most interest to me.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Nap Time

All these rooms and the bedding have a softness that make you want to take a nap. See you later...

Images from Villa-Medicis.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shades and Textures of Green

This house in the Hamptons was designed by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz in the 80's. Who cares about the house when the outside looks like this?

Hopefully this is not just a sculpture, but an actual fire pit. Can't you just imagine the rebars glowing at night and maybe sending up sparks into the sky? Even if it just the enclosed area with the animals it is fun.

The contrast of the lawn and the surrounding trees and bushes is wonderful. The colors and the textures of the foliage is amazing. I am sorry that none of the writings on the house mention the landscaping in depth. That is the best part to me.

Photos by Bärbel Miebach via Loft Life via Automatism via Yatzer.

Monday, August 24, 2009


These scrapbooks are certainly full of interesting images and reads.

Images by Fourteen Fashion Statements.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Alan Magee Painting

The rock paintings by Alan Magee are what first attracted my attention, but there is something about the paint palettes that really talk to me.

Alan started his work career as an illustrator and then was able to more into the fine art world.

More images here.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Weekend Reads

What fun it would be to be sitting at this desk looking through all these books and magazines. There is a big stack of magazines on the floor to the left. I wonder what pages are bookmarked with tags in the center book?

Image and article from new issue of Inside/Out.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tricia Folly II

More images of Tricia Folly's work. This happens to be a garage on her property that has been converted into a studio. This space is also showcased on her site. These photos were found on Housemartin.

This looks like a table from one of her other homes that was showcased years ago in Elle Decor.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tricia Foley

How exciting to discover Tricia Foley's site. It makes you want to clean out all that is not white.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Edgar Allen

The doll that I just finished making. It was an interesting project.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

An Australian in Paris

The Winter Salon in the apartment designed by Jacques Grange for Nikki Parker.

The Summer Salon

From Vogue Living.