Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ceramic Guardian Lions

I have seen ceramic Chinese guardian lions in a few home decor tours, and I am obsessed.






Clicking on the photo links to the listing on Etsy. That last one is pretty cool, isn't it?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Feels like spring








Picnic, wine, and music outside. Feels like spring, and it's oh-so-lovely!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Changes

Lately I have been taking a lot of art down and going for a "slightly less is more" look. I don't want to say minimalist, because I still have LOTS of stuff around. But definitely a bit more edited.

Here was our living room right around when we moved into this house:


And this is how our living room looked right before my son was born - last October. This was kind of my ultra-maximalist, super bright phase.


And this is what it looks like now:







I dunno. I definitely feel happy having cheery, homemade items around... artwork that my mother, grandfather, and I painted, hand-sewn pillows, and pottery and wood-turnings made by friends. But I still am not satisfied with the space. Not sure if it's just... the space, or if it's the way things are arranged, or if it's just my perpetual dissatisfaction. So, don't be surprised if another iteration turns up again soon.


This is what my son thinks of the whole thing: "BORING!"

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A few more pictures of Sanibel

I miss being on vacation already! Here are a few more pictures of our vacation to Sanibel Island, Florida.














Wouldn't mind taking a walk along the beach right about now... 


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Heddle and Neddle tapestries

Aren't these tapestries by Rachel Gottesman of Heddle and Neddle so beautiful?




So inspiring. I love the layers of colors and the little tassels and baubles she incorporates into the design. Sometime I think I should quit my day job and go back to school in art and textile design. 'Cause, you know, that would be super practical. :) Especially with a five month old baby. Ah well, a girl can dream! And in the meantime I'll just admire all of the super inspiring artists out there who make me want to create. 

See more at Rachel's website here.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Etsy shop: Objet Love

I found a new Etsy shop that I just can't get enough of - Objet Love. Here are a few of my favorites (clicking on the picture links to the original listing):

 Isn't this wee little bird the cutest? I love the colors. 

 I have to admit that my middle school love for unicorns never died. This unicorn plate is awesome!

 Oh hello Mr. Horse!

 Head face vase with the most beautiful colors. 

Another unique piece - I really like the expression and the color. Lovely!

Pretty cool, right? Check out the rest of Objet Love's selections here

Friday, March 28, 2014

This house

This Sydney house from The Design Files makes me all weak in the knees. Beautiful colors, lovely light, and the most amazing view of the ocean! Color me jealous.






I love the mix of textiles and art with quirky and lighthearted details. So much fun! See the full house tour here. All photo credit to The Design Files