December 20, 2012
Photo of the Meatpacking district by Mike Richard
I have many great loves and one is bustling city life. I like to take a trip into the city as much as possible, to get lost, soak up the culture, the life, the buzz, the pace, everything a city has to offer. Here are some of my favorite city works and when the time that has elapsed has been too long, these bring me back to that place.
Boy in Park- by Tim Gardner
Waiting – by Casey Childs – Principle Gallery
Bryant Park – Charles Jarboe – Principle Gallery
The Fox is Black illustrations
Paper Metropolis by Kiel Johnson
A photo essay of the city in the blizzard of 2010 click to see the rest…
December 17, 2012
I love wearing white and cream in the winter. It feels so feminine and chic. This is one of my favorite dresses because of the dainty pink lace detail and light free flow of the sleeves and skirt. Great Holiday look.
Free People Light Hearted Dress // Campus Frye Boots // Sanctuary Faux Fur Vest // Blue stone bracelet
December 12, 2012
This is a spotlight on one Torlarp larpjaroensook, nicknamed Hern, an amazing Artist whose house is in fact, a canvas/workshop/ livable space/creative zone. The Artist and owner of Gallery See Scape has talent radiating out of the ends of his long dreadlocks. He turns found objects into treasure and uses elements in his environment to create 2D paintings of Oil and Acrylic. When he speaks of his art and his home, he comments,
My art is crazy because my mind is crazy- I put everything in my head into my art and feel peaceful for a moment, until the noise starts again. It helps me get creative. ~Hern
I look at everyday objects and think about how I use them differently, giving them a new or special function. I get inspiration from all around me. ~Hern
Art is a part of our everyday life – I want to show art in everyday life. I believe everything around us is art. ~Hern
images and quotes via Habitus.
December 11, 2012
I have a serious obsession with paper art. L-O-V-E it! I love the way the paper feels, smells, the way it cuts and folds. I can get lost in paperchase for hours on end. Moreover, I love artist designs with paper and this year I’ve decided to make paperart flowers to top my gifts instead of regular foil bows. I’m not really a traditional girl when it comes to the holidays (I have a white tree with rainbow colored ornaments). I wanted to incorporate a handmade gift along with my standard awesome present.
To get the rich, less manufactured colors I like to add a further personal touch with watercolours. I paint the paper before folding and cutting and use an Ombre technique to create a gradient. You don’t neccessarily have to use watercolour paper. I like using heavy card stock because it holds the structure far better. Any old brush will do. This technique displays more of the color than the detail in brushstrokes. For a detailed D.I.Y instructions on how to make different types of flowers visit the sites below. As D.I.Y. is not my specialty, I’ll leave it to the pros.
Jones Design Company
December 9, 2012
Happy Weekend. If your lucky enough to have 60 degree weather in December (so strange for here), spend it outside. We went on the hunt for Winterberries with great success!
photographs by Hayden Rust
December 5, 2012
This was one of those days that was horrible to photograph, but too perfect to miss. I visited the lake where I grew up over Thanksgiving and it was as beautiful as I remember. It was beyond the sunniest day I’ve seen in a long time and the air was perfect. What more appropriate than a blazer and sweatshirt with Oxford’s.
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Polka-dot Blazer splurge and steal // Grey sweatshirt, also like this one // Khaki pants // Steve Madden Oxfords // Julep Blue Nailpolish
Preppy Oxy look
December 3, 2012
December is here and the countdown to the Holidays is official. If you’re struggling for some inspiration, let these ideas be your guide. There ideas from $34 to $800. Enjoy!
Wilsonart Laminate Countertops // Emily Rosendahl bags // Pinhole Press Bottle Labels // Kelly Wearstler: Rhapsody Design Book // To Bee Seated Consignment and Black Dog Salvage consignment// Olive and Cocoa gilded nightstand bowls // Bombay Box Honey // Magazine subscriptions (easy win) Elle Decor, Vogue, Garden and Gun //Gift Certificate to Fab.com or OneKindsLane.com