My boyfriend is into martial arts, enough that he asked his co-worker Stephen Daggitt to create some martial arts-inspired artwork for his apartment. The first photo below is one of four he has so far made for Jeff (created in just half an hour). Now it's not something I would hang in my place (no offense Jeff, or Stephen) but then again, Jeff wouldn't want ceramic deer and poodles in his apartment so I guess we're even. Anyway, Stephen has mad Photoshop skills, and dabbles in all sorts of genres which shows how talented he is. See his blog for more.
It's been a tough week for Kim and I must admit I'm happy the weekend is here for me. Time for another virtual holiday. This time I've booked a couple of rooms at boutique hotel JK Place, Capri. I'm mesmerised by the ever changing azure hues of the ocean and the blindingly white hotel. Once inside.... sigh. If we can drag ourselves away from our drinks we may even venture into Capri's famous Blue Grotto. Perhaps another glass first.
I adore wallpaper. I adore wallpaper because I adore pattern. The wallpapers available these days are SO creative and fun. I've been wondering if maybe I should wallpaper somewhere in my house. Maybe the powder room. Or in the upstairs hallway. The walls are all in pretty rough shape from being patched up over the past 90 or so years so maybe this would help hide the mess (they are smooth at least). I thought by finding some photos of great wallpapers, I might get inspired to actually go through with it. Or at least inspire someone else to wallpaper something.
|Sarah Kaye||Lucyina Moodie|
|Barry Mason||Graham & Brown|
|Design For All Occasions||Gaby Zimmermann|
|Interiors Europe||Elle Decor Italia|
Thom Filicia is a brilliant interior designer. I typically prefer rooms with bold colour and patterns but his mostly muted colour palette is so refreshing and I'm in love with all the furniture and artwork. OH LA LA. Some folks that represent Thom emailed me incredible photos of some of his work. The first three are from one of Thom's personal residences, the following four are from a Kips Bay project, and the others are from his online portfolio. (Thanks David!)