Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chair-ish Chairs to Cherish

Sharing some pretty exotic chairs that seem more like art or sculptures.
These unique chairs are designed by Carla Tolomeo for Sicis Next Art.
You can read more about them here at News House Design.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Serene Glamour

Some sparkle in the dark makes for some serenely glamorous settings.
The first picture is one of my favorites for Interior Design inspiration.
I have a big shell like this one in my yard maybe I should bring it inside!
I hope you find some sparkle in your day too.

Photo Credits:
Table Setting via Monica on Pinterest and Style Swoon.com
Chair and Fashion Books via My Exquisite Life on Tumblr
Ralph Lauren Home via Beautiful Rooms
Ralph Lauren Home via Have Some Decorum

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Another Rainy Day

Oh to be so fashionable in the rain!

Photo Credits:
1958 LIFE Magazine via My Vintage Vogue

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Peaceful Japanese Gardens

With Japan on my mind, I wound up searching for everything Japanese from interior design, furniture, graphics, landscaping and more. I came across some lovely (real) gardens will perhaps post a few pics next time. I liked the graphics of these two pictures which are actually paint-by-number paintings. Remember those? I loved painting them as a child... I hope the pretty gardens bring thoughts of calm for Japan and the other places affected by the earthquake and tsunami. Perhaps the pictures will inspire you to paint a pretty picture or plant some pretty flowers in a garden too.

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Great Wave

Sending positive thoughts and prayers out to those in Japan and all of the other areas that have been and will be affected by yesterday's 8.9 Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami. The power of nature never ceases to amaze me. They say waves may reach Hawaii and as far as the California coast too.

After watching the news and a few videos on the devastation, my thoughts wandered and came to rest on images of "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" by Katsushika Hokusai. He was a great Japanese artist who lived a long time ago from 1760 to 1849. This was the first color block print in the series "Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji." I found a video with more of his work set to some soothing music too.

I hope that calm seas return soon and that everybody has a safe and blessed day.

Photo Credits:
"The Breaking Wave Off Kanagawa" also called "The Great Wave"
Color Woodblock Print by Katsushika Hokusai

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March On

It is a sunny day in LA,
but it's cold and it's suppose to rain.
How are you today?

Photo Credits:
Signs of Spring ~ Puck Flapper ~ March 1917
Painting by Everett Shinn