Wednesday, November 30, 2011

flickr photo of the day : industrial.

Untitled by Alicia Bock. (See also: website & shop)

gift collection : for the forest lover.

And into the woods we go...

1. Stag Horn Hook ($26), 2. Twinkle Living Night Fox Rug ($161), 3. Acorn Pendant ($72), 4. Fir Fragrance Log ($12), 5. Green Deep, 2002 ($1800), 6. Menagerie Fox in Midnight ($132), 7. Flensted Mobiles Pixies in the X-Mas Forest ($40.50), 8. Gnome Pillow ($50), 9. Woodland Rectangular Tray in Bark ($76), 10. Bellingham Key Ring (£9.50), and 11. 1 Liter BPA-Free Stainless Steel Water Bottle: Tree ($20.95)

interior inspiration : where they create.

All of these photographs are from Where They Create. Because sometimes I just can't get enough of that site. I love peeks into the creative spaces of artists and designers all too much.

(photographs above by Paul Barbera)


Beautiful Christmas tree from Love Peace Pionies

Jean Baptiste Vendamme Interview

Jean Baptiste Vendamme: Designer / Sculpter
Media: Adobe Photoshop

Wednesday quote!

Ready? Set, Go!

Ready for the Christmas season? Officially, it starts tomorrow, although my American neighbors have all started displaying their Christmas decor about a week ago... This one is sure going to put you in the Xmas spirit, Muji style! So I am officially wishing you a happy holiday season - and don't miss tomorrow's post for some cool Christmas holiday decor ideas! Xo, Si-

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

thought of the day : proposal.

"Forever Begins When You Say Yes," artwork by the incredible NYC graffiti artist Steve Powers. (See also: blog)

stocking stuffers {for the gals}

Just a few fun, feminine and unique stocking stuffers for the gals..

furry fancies.

It is definitely no surprise (due to my deep love of anthropomorphic artwork) that I am rather deeply in love with these animal ornaments from Old World Primitives. These dappers lads and ladies make me smile a whole lot. (See also: website)

Lamp love

Sources : 1. 23. 456. 7

Gilt andirons

From the period rooms at the Met, these gilt andirons are the perfect addition to any holiday hearth!
You could always tell your kids that the stags are Santa's flying reindeer!

Monday, November 28, 2011

flickr photo of the day : fall.

"Garrot" by M o n i *. (See also: photo blog)

gift collection : for the vintage lover.

Good evening, folks! I hope you all had a magnificent holiday weekend. I cooked too much, ate too much, and cleaned too much. I am starting this week off terribly exhausted. I'm keeping the coffee brewin' nonstop.

Since we are just about to enter December, it's time to start the holiday gift guides (with some special guests joining throughout the month.) First? Vintage lovelies for the lovers of pretty items from the past. Oh yes, my favorite.

1. Whales - vintage educational chart illustration ($45), 2. Vintage Prancing Horse Figurine ($18), 3. Vintage Plastic Sign Numbers in Original Wood Box ($49), 4. Vintage Butter Cup ($2.50), 5. vintage 1950's cardigan / ROSEWATER sheer knit sweater ($52), 6. Upcycled 60s Flower Brooch ($3), 7. Vintage Store Box ($38), 8. vintage Italian brown leather shoulder bag ($98), 9. Vintage Aladdin Best Buy Thermos Bottle ($10), and 10. Vintage Holiday Deer Christmas Ornament Decoration ($6.50)

fashioning interiors {norman ambrose}

The holiday season will surely bring many celebratory parties where shimmer and shine are appropriate if not expected! Although these Norman Ambrose dresses are from the Spring 2012 RTW collection I think they would be incredible for a holiday party. And these glamorous bathrooms would be the perfect places to primp...

(via elle decor and nuevo estilo)

Today I'm loving...

...the "Rewrite" desk from Ligne Roset designed by Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi. Loving the cosy and protective shield this desk offers with its egg shape, perfect to write secret notes. Beautiful design!


Ca' d'Oro

The Palazzo Santa Sofia, commonly known as the Ca' d'Oro or golden house, is a 15th century palazzo along the Grand Canal in Venice. You probably recognize it from myriad postcards or the backdrop to movies, I know I do!The building is known as the golden house because its exterior used to be decorated with gilt and polychrome but now is natural stone; Old habits die hard I suppose! Built for the Contarini family by sculptor/ architect Giovanni Bon and his son, Bartolomeo Bon, in gothic style, it was a more decorative version of the style prefered by the Venetians which the Bon's made famous throughout Venice.

One arrives off the Grand Canal to the boat launch behind a screened loggia.Which gives entry to the courtyard.The loggias surrounding the courtyard have gorgeous inlaid marble floors and byzantine capitals topping the columns.How many different types of marble can you count here?The loggias upstairs off the main compartments offer breathtaking views of the Grand Canal.Since 1922 the house has been owned by the state and operates as a museum.In the collection is this bronze winged lion. The winged lion is representative of St. Mark the Evangelist who is the patron saint of the city and stands as the symbol of the city. Photos courtesy of the Australian.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

christmas {palette} drama

This evening the last of the turkey is being consumed, in the form of what I am sure will be a delicious turkey stock based soup! Which means it is officially time for the Christmas season to begin. I have tons of event, shopping and decor inspiration in store for the next few weeks. However, I wanted to start off simple with the sophisticated and moody palette of these two interiors. I love the drama created by pairing holiday greenery with cool wood and slate tones.

And how creative is that lucite and white plaster christmas tree?!

(via d home magazine and canadian house and home magazine)


Diy X-mas calendar from Scandinavian Deko, just beautiful