Monday, December 15, 2008

I LOVE Christmas!!!

There's something undeniably warm and comforting about Christmas--whether it be the crisp cold days in stark juxtaposition of the burning fire of the hearth... or the laughter of close friends and family.. the ugly "holiday sweaters" coupled with egg nog, roasted chestnuts and hot cocoa-- rosey red cheeks and the shine of ornaments on the Douglas Fir-- the off key hymns and carols sang unabashedly round the piano and the crunch of snow beneath your feet as you shuffle from one Christmas parade to the candle lite Christmas Eve service at church. The snow flakes that dot your coat-- the scarf that's just long enough to cover the tip of your nose-- icicles that form on the bottom of your car and the beauty of the lights adorning the front porch. The taste of candy cane and the aroma of freshly baked culinary perfections. For these reasons and many more--- I love Christmas.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Paper Lanterns!

I've always been a fan of fun and intimate lighting.. I love the feel these paper lanterns give.. it's soft but makes a HUGE statement. Chicness factor of 9.8

Thursday, December 4, 2008

My Dream Rug! -- if I had $900

If I had $900 I'd spend it on this fantastic rug from Anthropologie! I'm also intrigued by their wild assortment of unique Christmas Ornaments!

Crate And Barrel

Crate and Barrel just opened outside of Kenwood Mall! When I went to the grand opening I found a couple of lamps I really LOVE! --- the inspiration room is also perfectly chic!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Fashion Prints!

Here is a sample of some work I've been doing--- the original idea was to create a nice juxtaposition of patterns vs. flat figures in interesting fashion statements... what came next was the introduction of the same concept to retro chic furniture.. let me know what you think? The fashion prints were recently in a show @ NVISION. -- Give some feedback-- good and especially bad!