Thursday, June 30, 2011

Neoclassical Paneling

Rounding out the collection of rooms at the Getty is the Neoclassical style (possibly my favorite). Together, these styles make up the collection of decorative arts at the museum.

The highlight of the Neoclassical collections is a paneled room designed by the famous Parisian architect Claude-Nicholas Ledoux. Designed for the house of a wealthy plantation owner from Santo Domingo as a Parisian base, the paneling entered American hands after demolition of the Ledoux designed complex in the late 19th century.

You can clearly see the emphasis on ancient Greek and Roman design of the Neoclassical movement, born out of the rediscovery of ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum. This was a direct and contrary response to the fluidity of the previously popular Rococo style (again, you see this following the political climate of a populace fighting against their ancient aristocracy during the age of enlightenment).

The details in this room are simply amazing and I love all of the mirrored surfaces. Hopefully now you can see why I love the Getty so much, and not just for the gorgeous Richard Meier designed campus!

Interior shops in Bergen

Marlene M. A beautiful interior/design shop in Bergen

Røst is a new interior shop in Bergen.....

If you are in Bergen this weekend, visit these two interior shops, have fun:)

craving {subtle impact}

When it comes to accessories many people feel that color and pattern are the only way to add a punch. However even the most understated colors can make an impact and do so while remaining sophisticated...

(driftwood console from south of market, crystal vase from barneys new york, cb2 area rug and bungalow 5 tray)

hallie burton.

Hallie Burton is such a talented photographer. I want to step inside all the interiors in her portfolio.

girls in the windows.

Just a really awesome old photo for today. Wouldn't you like to see some of those vintage dresses up close?

Girls in the Windows, Ormond Gigli, 1960

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

thought of the day : joy.

"A Thing Of Beauty," a new limited-edition print (based on a passage from John Keats) from the folks at Keep Calm Gallery. (£38)

if i could fit...

...into this teeny-tiny vintage dress, I wouldn't think twice about swooping it up. Oh, the satin piping, tiny buttons, and simple bow... it's 1950's perfection! And on sale. ($39)

The Christian Louboutin Fall 2011 Lookbook

The Christian Louboutin Fall 2011 Lookbook contains seven images that are reenactments of iconic 15th century Renaissance portraits with the incorporation of Christian Louboutin shoes from the Fall 2011 collection. Photographed by Peter Lippmann and styled by Catherine Gorne each shot from this series celebrate “;the power of femininity”, embodying the spirit of the Christian Louboutin woman through various historic figures. Enjoy!


Delicious iPhone Cases

Delicious quirky looking iPhone cases designed to look like popular Japanese food.
Not sure how practical they are though...

Get them here.


Switch Sticky Notes

Yet another clever sticky note design. The staple stationery item becomes even more functional in the form of Switch Notes. This pad of sticky notes has a hole in the middle, just the right size to fix to a traditional light switch. There is even a small lip at the top to store your pen or pencil behind.

No one leaves the house with the lights on (I hope...) so no excuse for not getting things done!

Check it out.


Fruit Template

Show off your fresh fruit with this fruit bowl alternative!
Limited edition of 100, available in white or black.


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ten images of inspiration : pieces of the past.

There are plenty of modern things I absolutely adore but at heart, I am much more of a vintage gal (and by old/vintage I mean pre-1965, not pre-1995). Nothing seems to get my heart swooning more than antique treasures and curiosities... old letters, china, photographs, tiny figurines, etc. I've always been told that I should have been born in another era.

Sources (from top to bottom): Johnny Miller, Abby Powell, Hilda Grahnat, Flickr: ethanollie, burcu avsar, Jaimi Holker, Alissa Hunsaker, Kim Ficaro, pia jane bijkerk, and Keri Herer.