Friday, July 30, 2010

A Room Remix

I thought it would be fun to show you guys how a room can be done on a budget.  This room below is so cute.  I love the black wood floors and white walls, the large gold mirror and the Barcelona day bed.  Under the items I've used to remake the room are links to where you can purchase them.

I would go for a cowhide as opposed to a zebra rug.




Have a great weekend :)


Thursday, July 29, 2010

{Just by} Chance

I just happened upon the website of the new clothing company, Chance and oh, am I glad I did!  Chance was started by Julia Leach (ex-creative director at Kate Spade) and is based on simplicity and timeless appeal.  As much as I like to stay on trend and follow the fashion world, personally, my style always ends up to be pretty classic.  Sooooo, when I saw the stripped boatneck for only $60, I started drooling.  When Julia Leach was at Kate Spade, she was pretty much the mastermind behind their colorful ad campaigns and swoon-worthy in-store decor.  For her creativity to now be more accessible to us is a dream.

If you can't tell, the accessories are my favorite part of the line.  :)


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Awed By Irving Penn

Thanks to a good friend (and photographer) of mine, I've recently become familiar with the work of Irving Penn.  His images are absolutely stunning.  If I had an addictive personality, this would be my poison.  I just can't get enough of the beauty.  Penn was actually hired at Vogue to do their covers and through his process of designing the layouts, he began taking some of the shots himself.  He soon became one of the most memorable fashion photographers of all time.  Penn pushed the envelope and produced still lifes and portraits that are so alluring.  He often used his model wife and his daughter for subjects in his photos.  The Frozen Food still life which you will see towards the end is one of his most famous pieces.  I'm in love with the one of the girl (his daughter) in front of the fan and the one of the pink flower, plus all of the fashion shots of course.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lusting After Zoldan Interiors

When I stumbled across the Tia Zoldan's portfolio the other day, I couldn't believe it was the first time I had heard of her!  I could not have pried myself away from the computer if I tried.  Every single image kept me wanting more.  Her mix of sophistication and playfulness is what makes her spaces so intriguing. 

Tia has completely nailed the ability to address every aspect of the space without overdoing it.  She creates a perfect balance between geometric textiles and abstract art.  Do you notice in the last photo, how she has so cleverly incorporated a map into that child's room?  It fits in impeccably with the sophisticated design.  Also, her combination of bright accents and muted colors make the design feel so effortless, never forced.  It's incredible how much inspiration you can gain from a single person!