Thursday, March 31, 2011

Art Crush - Hugo Guinness...

Hugo Guinness' simple prints in antique frames... 

A perrrrfect collection... different sizes, different frames... an assortment of simple randomness... and it all works!


"FloraBunda II"

"Left Pigeon"

"Cross Red Black"


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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Last Room...

Our "Guest Bath"... last room in our house that has yet to be remodeled.  Lately, I've been itching to gut it... yesterday I was dreaming about the stone I would put on the floor... hmmmmm...

"Palais Royale" Mosaic

Beau Monde Mosaic - "Cary"

Beau Monde Mosaic - "Coco"

Beau Monde Mosaic - "Audrey"

Pacca in "Zig Zag"

Carrara Mosaic - "Large Herringbone"

"Nero Marquina" Mosaic

All tile - Ann Sacks

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Packing up for Spring Break and I want to take this with me...
Ric Rac Tunic Dress by Milly

A bit of inspiration for bringing this timeless, sweet & happy pattern into your home...
Ric Rac fabric in "midnight" by Schumacher

Custom monogrammed ric rac plates - More Than Paper

Grey/white checked table cloth w/ric rac trim -

Sabre flatware (comes in 12 colors) -

Sabre ric rac glassware - A Touch of Lace

Buy it by the yard - The Ribbon Jar

"Kate" Van Gogh...

I spied this wallpaper several years ago and have since thought on it many times for my 5 year old daughter Kate who is quite matter-of-fact on the answer to the question of what she will be when she grows up and recently wrote "Kate Van Gogh" on one of her art projects...

Graham & Brown's "Frames" wallpaper...

The genius of this stuff is, it's up for interpretation... making it an organic, living wall of fun for kids (or adults!).  Paste it directly to the wall or mount a huge piece of it on tack board or in a frame... at $45 per roll... color/paint away, and then easily replace it when you want to start over.  LOVE this idea for our playroom... 

See more at: Graham & Brown

Monday, March 28, 2011

Major Crush - Eero Saarinen Table

It's the perrr-fect table for my kitchen nook and I've been obsessing about it for months...

The Eero Saarinen dining table

These photos are fueling my crazy obsession... must keep saving my duckets...

via decor pad

Sasha Adler's dining room

via decor pad


via decor pad

Friday, March 25, 2011

Keep Calm & Carry On...

To my darling little sister who jetted off to London this week for a 3-month stint of studies... 

And when in doubt...

Miss you already!  Cheers to you and your travels... DANG JEALOUS you'll be there for the royal wedding!!!

Happy Friday to all!

Purchase posters at Etsy

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jolinda Linden - Method 11 Exhibit

For those in the Seattle/Bellevue area come join me this Saturday night! 

 Saturday, March 26 2011 from 6:30-8:30pm
9207 NE 13th Street, Clyde Hill
(Parking on 92nd Avenue)

A portion of the evenings art sales will go directly to the "We Believe Guild" of Seattle Children's Hospital benefitting uncompensated care.  Sponsors Ross Andrew Winery and Beecher's Handmade Cheese will be on hand to offer drink/eats while you peruse.  If you are unable to attend but are interested in a original piece, visit her at:

I had the pleasure of meeting Jolinda several weeks ago and can attest that she is as equally genuine and lovely as she is talented...

METHOD11 is a retrospective of techniques explored over the past five years. Each work is executed in white porcelain and is similar in size, allowing the method itself to become the focus for the viewer by drawing attention to an infinite array of similarities and differences made possible through technique alone.

Severe constraints on form can yield great beauty and a heightened respect for the potential of raw materials. Through a strict and deliberate five-year limitation to four tools, one porcelain clay, and a single chemical element, I was able to explore more deeply what the clay can become. Countless variations can be achieved with minor adjustments to chemical, time, temperature and shape. In this way, the vast creative and transformative potential of simple tools and techniques is finally unbound. The further they are explored the more captivating and entrancing the work becomes.

METHOD11 and all of my works are best described as "two-dimensional" sculptures. Each piece is comprised of hundreds or thousands of small, unique components meticulously created and assembled into multi-level compositions. Seeing the work in person reveals the transparent glazes, raw edges and metamorphic qualities that the viewer can relate to subconsciously and that thereby become an essential part of each individual's intellectual and emotional connection to the work
— Jolinda Linden, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Do You RUE?!

If not, you should!  The latest issue is online  {} and I have to say, it's pretty darn FAB.  Beautiful photography throughout and an eclectic mix of features/articles (fun to view on the iPad too!).

A peek at one of my favorite features... Bailey McCarthy's home... author of "Peppermint Bliss" blog.  McCarthy "...encourages people to have fun with their homes and think about how they use the space. "I don't like anything to be too precious; if you can't spill red wine somewhere it's not practical for me."  Don't try to impress anyone, she says, but make yourself laugh.  "It's decorating -- it's not that serious but it can be really great."... I couldn't agree more...

Rue Magazine March/April 2011 Issue
"Bailey's Bliss"
Photography: Emily Anderson


How FUN for a contemporary boys room... 

"Hand Made"


"Animal Magic"

Their story: "We make wallpaper for boys’ bedrooms that feels crafted, that’s good quality, that’s thoughtful and has personality. That even has a sense of humour. We make wallpaper where boys’ themes meet grown-up style. Two opposing concepts coming together." 

See more at: Paperboy Wallpaper

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oh, Little Rabbit!

Too cute... and perfect for a hostess gift or table setting this spring...

Oh, Little Rabbit shop -

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