Mustache and Darling

•August 19, 2008 • 1 Comment

I have been harbouring a gently bubbling fascination with Mustaches of late…not the kind grown on men but ones that i am inclined to feature in my home. There is something charming and cheerful about the graphic shape of a handlebar moustache – something whimsical and comforting about having a dandy in your home!

Even the word has something old fashioned about it – i especially love the way the title of this post (the name of a boutique hair salon in Canada) rolls around in the mouth with the word darling. You think me curious?! Here are some objects of my affection.

Light Up Mustache Prop

Mustache Disguise from Something’s Hiding in Here

Mustache Necklace from Supermarket

Mustache Keyholder from Suddenly its Real

Mustache Shapes

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Beauty in the Ordinary

•August 9, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Lorena Barrezueta produces these amazing takeaway dishes in luxurious porcelain form. The collection titled ‘Gourmet Collection’ comes in ranges deliciously named “Classic’, ‘Lush’ and ‘Fresh’. Any meal would be fun eaten in these vessels!

Bailey Doesn’t Bark

•August 3, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Unique tableware by Bailey Doesn’t Bark


Frida

•July 29, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I watched ‘Frida’ last night, a film about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. It was the perfect night to watch it as it was so balmy it suited the mood of the film.

Frida Kahlos painted using vibrant colors in a style that was influenced by indigenous cultures of Mexico as well as by European influences that included Realism, Symbolism and Surrealism. Many of her works are self portraits that symbolically express her own pain and sexuality.

I am not usually into bright colours and vivid imagery in my art but in Kahlo’s work there is a certain softness that counterbalances this. I especially like her the colours and compositions in her self portraits.

The imagery in the film by the way was amazing.

Ode to my ideal sofa…

•July 29, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I am currently drooling over these seating combinations – modern grey with and accent of feminine colour or vintage shape. Not sure how well the feminine aspect is going to go down in my home…but i dont care they are beautiful!!!

How can anyone reject these beauties!!! The first three are from SCP, the Wingback armchair is a re-upholstered antique and the pale green beauty from Laura Ashley.

Senecio Rowleyanus

•July 15, 2008 • Leave a Comment

I am currently obsessed with this plant also known as “string of pearls”. It is from the Succulent family which are water retaining plants that adapt to arid climates. They store the water in their leaves which gives them a swollen appearance.

This particular one is just beautiful – it looks like hundreds of peas strung together or a pearl waterfall! I can’t imagine anything more soothing to look at. When you look closer at all the different greens and varying sizes they are mesmerizing.

Superstylin’

•July 9, 2008 • Leave a Comment

J.Morgan Puett born in 1957, is known as one of the world’s first influential conceptual artists, but i would say she is one of the world’s first stylists.

Her childhood reminiscence of home life in rural Georgia flavors many aspects of her work, which straddle the lines of fashion, architecture, and fine art. The daughter of a third generation beekeeper and painter respectively, Morgan’s work focuses on clothing design/textile and costume history as well as the recreation of milieus that recollect her well-worn southern rural heritage; the subject of her store on East 5th Street, Broome Street, and Wooster Street in New York, NY. Puett launched her career with the creation of her own designer label (J. Morgan Puett) and accompanying Soho (NY) retail fashion house.

These are some of her installations…

Broome Street Store

Wooster Street Store

Chicken Coop Shack Installation

Mildred Lane Porch