Entries in art (120)
I really miss having a dark painted bedroom. It so soothing and cocooning. My pale pink walls just aren't doing it for me anymore. If I am ever bored, there is a project I could tackle. I would also have to buy linen bedding though - so gorgeous! And maybe art featuring some guy in a space suit. Photos via Seth Smoot
There isn't anything too exciting going on around my house but I figure if I make myself share some photos every now and then it will keep me motivated to keep puttering about and stop being so miserable that I'm still stuck in this sh*thole. :)
First up - there is a new piece of art in my home. One of my favourite homes I have featured since starting this blog with Jo 7 years ago is Tom's apartment in the Hollywood Professional Building on Hollywood Blvd. We have kept in touch since then and the day after the Academy awards Tom sent me an email. Tom often strolls along Hollywood Blvd and takes photos of wacky people (check out his Flickr), and did so the day of the Academy Awards. Included in his email was a photo, and I insisted he send it to me in high-res so I could print it and hang it in my home. So awesome! (Thanks again Tom!)
Mr. Cool Dude Kitty is now hanging in my bathroom.
I did a bit of rearranging of my kitchen shelves yesterday. It was my successful way of avoiding doing my taxes. :) I want to spend more time rearranging these shelves, and create different types of vignettes since it's really the only decent display area in the whole house. Right now it is a mix of vintage stainless tea pots, my beloved Catherine Hold pot, some West German, Japanese and Oaxacan pottery, a couple of Danish teak candle holders and my Tivoli radio.
I went to Ikea Friday to get a frame for Tom's cat photo (I wanted thin black, which to my horror was nowhere to be found so I had to use a silver one), and spotted this really cool chair cover. It is supposed to be for the Esbjörn chair but it seems to be pretty close in fit to my J104 chair by Hay Denmark. I use it as a desk chair, parking my butt on it for hours on end so I was desperate for some cushioning. I think it's adorable - like a little duvet for my chair but sadly the cover only comes in a natural colour (I would have preferred grey).
I KNEW the cats would take it over!
I wanted to share some new art I have hanging in my home. These pieces are alot more meaningful than all the other art in my home so I deemed them worthy of a post (hope you all agree).
My husband's birthday was Friday. His 40th was last year and due to alot of chaos at the time, we didn't do much and I didn't get him anything special. When I found out a co-worker's husband is a super talented art teacher, I immediately knew what I wanted to get Jeff as a present. When we lost our cat Cheeks in November, Jeff was absolutely devastated - moreso than I was as Cheeks was his little buddy for the past 10 years. I thought a portrait of Cheeks would be the perfect gift and a way to remember our special boy. The artist, Ranajit Sinha, chose this photo for the painting (and decided on oil/acrylic on canvas):
When Ranajit's wife Gayatri brought the painting in to work, I balled my eyes out (I know that would happen so I made her bring it to my more private cubicle), and balled my eyes out with my husband when I gave it to him that night (and I'm fighting back tears as I write this).
It's perfect. It's SO Cheeks. Rana could not have done a better job. Thank you Gayatri and Rana. :) (If anyone wants Rana's contact info send me an email through our contact form - he's looking for some side projects)
Hey everyone. My trip to Mexico sadly came to an end Thursday and I have returned to my reality of frigid cold and snowstorms. How I miss cloudless skies, HOT temperatures and being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the ocean. Oh - and the food. Ah mah gawd I ate well. So while I scramble to get my life back in order before the work week begins, here is a quick post on a home I found on Nuevo Estilo (bummed I could not find this mag on my travels). It is located in Paris and is the home/art gallery of Valerie de Marotte and Vicenç Boned of Galeria Tagomago. Stunning architecture, spacious, and just the right amount of eclecticism.