Archives for the month of: February, 2012

Some looks never grow old…the photo speaks…

Pauline de Rothschild in her Paris apartment bedroom shot by Horst forVogue UK, June 1969.
P.S.  I am thinking that the walls were hand painted.  I could live with that.
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Asher Israelow and Jamie Goldenberg are a creative couple based in New York City’s West Village. Asher is an architectural and furniture designer working out of Red Hook, Brooklyn, and Jamie is a photo editor for Bloomberg’s Businessweek. Their home is a collection of objects, both handmade and admired. They have many designer and artist friends, so most of their furniture, ceramics, lighting and artwork have a personal history. Thanks, Asher and Jamie, and thanks to Chris Sanders for the great images!— Anne

We love having friends over for meals, so a big dining table is necessary. The chairs are my all-time favorites, designed by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs ski lodge. On the back wall is a painting by James Cogbill, a school friend and fellow collaborator.

Source: designsponge.com

 

Not only do I love the white drawing-like painting in the room, but I especially like the splash of orange.  It is a ‘feel good’ color.  I relate it to the Sacral Chakra, SVADISTHANA, ones own abode (if you are into that). But if that is not  your thing,  it just adds a great punch to a room.  I use it in my space and it definitely has a pleasant effect.

via: desire to inspire

Classic and clean, a look I can always live with.  Fine art always adds a finishing touch, along with a very special rug.

Source: yatzer.com

photo © Fran Parente

Apartment On Oscar Freire Str. in São Paulo by Felipe Hess

One of my favorite blogs is The Tao of Dana.  I have her to thank for these great pics of animal prints to excite a room.  With Valentine’s Day coming, we can add fire without using the color red or pink…try animal prints.   She says, “…animal prints can be a sexy way to add fire when you don’t want so much color. For many- like myself- you can “feel” more fire from an exotic print than from pure color.  Also, it doesn’t take much leopard, panther, tiger or zebra to make a very big statement.  I’ve collected some inspiring ways to bring the exotic fire of safari indoors for you, so keep reading… !”.


Happy February…love life!  – Janet

Norwegian designer Caroline Olsson has created the Skog lamps for Magnor Glassverk.

Description from the designer:

The Skog series consists of several lights in different sizes, shapes and colours, which can be used in combination with each other or as stand alone pieces. They are all made in mouth blown crystal with a base in oak made by using the technique of wood turning. The design is inspired by the large forests surrounding Magnor Glassverk. Skog is the Norwegian word for forest. Simply place a few of the lights together on the floor or on a table in order to create your own little forest.

Visit Caroline Olsson’s website – here.

Visit the Magnor Glassverk website – here.

via The Contemporist