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Monday
Jul162007

Oh No!!!! Here come the 80s!

It's true. The next big thing in retro is the 80s. Salmon and grey, lacquer and smoked glass, cane, indoor plants, gilt chrome and the "chop" pillow. It's the era of shoulder pads, power dressing, leg warmers and white shoes. Greed was good and taste went out the door! Here are a few 80s rooms that give you an idea why it's on the comeback. Not everything was tasteless. I should know. I was definitely there!

All images scanned from Better Homes and Gardens. New Decorating Book, Meridith Corporation, Iowa, 1981. (OK from the early 80s but I'm on the hunt for more vintage 80s books.)

Monday
Jul162007

David Howell

 

David Howell moved to New York after a successful career in New Zealand. His work is clean, crisp and organic, edited but artistic. The spaces are ultra-stylish and modern but liveable. Ask him how he describes his style and he says, "Opulent urbanity."

 

 

Sunday
Jul152007

Thrifted finds in their homes


Thought you might like to have a peek at where I put all the items I found while thrifting yesterday. (I need to pick up more black spray paint - you can make anything look good with that stuff).


(See Flickr for details)

Sunday
Jul152007

Art by Ricki Mountain

Ricki Mountain is a very talented artist. She emailed asking if she could add us to her bloglist and after taking a peek at her work, I just had to post it. Her art is sooooo pretty, and I am drawn to the brilliant colours she uses. Here's a sample of her giclees, that you can find at her Etsy shop and on her blog.

Sunday
Jul152007

Mademoiselle Helenina

Helene Deroubaix of The Fairy Attic sent an email to introduce us to her gorgeous artwork. She is a mixed media artist and poetic writer and combines both of these talents in her art, creating nostalgic visual poetry that I think is adorable. She has photos up on Flickr as well so have a look. Here are some of my favourites.