Photographer Joe Schmelzer emailed (love Joe's work as you can see here and here) to introduce the absolutely amazing lighting collection by Clate Grunden of Treasurbite Design. Clate's designs celebrate the midcentury aesthetic. His papyrus lights are a more textural, earthy interpretation of familar classic shapes while his ceramic lamps are influenced by brutalist sculptural pieces. What is just as stunning is the styling and photography on the website. I love that each piece is the centrepiece of an amazing room. The whole thing has me swooning and I almost lifted every photo from the site!. Of course Joe's connection is the photography which he shares with Noah Webb. If midcentury is your poison and if funky-chic pushes your buttons then these pieces are perfect for you.
Carolina of the blog Carolina Eclectic wanted to share a home she blogged about last week. It's one of her favourite Houston homes that recently came up for sale. The owners were kind enough to allow her to photograph it and the photos she took are fantastic...and so is the house!! The decor is clean and modern but really warm at the same time. I am in love with the exterior colour, the floors and the funky artwork. Yowzers! Check out her post for all the details. (Thanks so much for sharing Carolina!)
What's new at Castle? (Besides being a hit all over the blogosphere that is.) Rachel Castle just emailed me pics of her beautiful new pompom cushions. So yummy and velvety. The cushion images are high res so click to see just how scrumptious these beauties are. Too too many lovely linens available on her website! (P.S. Rachel I have a lust for that slip cover too!)
It's fun and fresh, so bright with wonderful soft white light. It's so now. Sussie Bell's photos are fabulous. She perfectly captures a look that is so, so hot. (You'll recognise some of stylist Selina Lake's work here, just one of the many talented people Sussie has collaborated with.) Sussie I'm sure you could make an empty tin can look like the next big thing!
It's settled - I'm going to sell my home in lovely Ottawa and buy a little rustic Italian villa. OK, maybe not, but in the meantime I am happy to settle for the portfolio of Italian design diva Barbara Frua De Angeli. So simple yet so effective.