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Friday Favorites

In art, Decorating, Fashion on April 9, 2010 at 7:45 am

Oh, Fridays-how I love you. This week flew by and I hope our sunny weather continues into the weekend. Here are my picks for Friday Favorites-things that have inspired or captivated me or things I simply can’t get out of my mind. Hope you enjoy…

Art by Brice Marden. I love the brushstrokes, colors and squiggles. Sotheby’s has 2 of his paintings available in an upcoming auction.

Isabel Marant’s Flana Jeweled Linen Jacket. If it wasn’t sold out on Net A Porter-I seriously would consider the purchase!

The subtle scent of Jasmine is permeating the air outside my apartment-a true sign Spring is here.

Rita Konig‘s Bar Set Up-I love a well set up bar. Rita’s is a great inspiration.

Christopher Spitzmiller‘s Louisa Lamp in Linen Glaze. Perhaps a lamp to go anywhere, with any style.

And my absolute favorite-The Commune Shop Tent.  I secretly want to live here. Check out my post on Boho Chic Outdoor Spaces featuring Commune Design here.

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Favorite Artists-Collage Style

In abstract expressionism, art, cy twombly, elliott puckette, joan mitchell on March 22, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I love this collage program I found-PhotoVisi. I was playing around and collaged some of my favorite artists.

Top Row: Right: Joan Mitchell Middle: Cy Twombly Left: Elliott Puckette

Middle Row: Right: Sam Francis Middle:Richard Serra Left: Franz Kline

Bottom Row: Left: Willem De Kooning Middle: Clyfford Still Right: Philip Guston

Spotlight on: The Twombly Family

In art, boho chic, cy twombly, italian on February 19, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Painting by Cy Twombly

I have always loved the work of American Artist-Cy Twombly. He is most well-known for his large-scale scribble, calligraphic works that are somewhere between a painting and a drawing.  I also found out he shares the same birthday as I do! His son, Alessandro is also an artist. He is most well-known for his brighter works, primarily flowers. Alessandro is married to Argentinian designer, Soledad and they live with their family outside of Rome in a gorgeous, boho-chic farmhouse. Soledad is a  designer and her name pops up frequently on many best dressed lists. Her atelier in Rome is to die for!

Paintings by Alessandro Twombly

All Images of the Twombly Farmhouse from Elle Decor

Soledad's Atelier in Rome

Cy lived in Rome during the sixties, and Alessandro’s mother still lives there. Below is a  picture from Vogue 1966 of Cy’s Roman Palazzo. It is so beautiful and I love the juxtaposition of the abstract art and the classical furnishings. It is almost shocking that this picture is from the Sixties. It looks like it could have been ripped out of a current Elle Decor. Simply beautiful!

Like the Missonis (posted here) I love the creativeness that runs through the family lineage. It is so inspiring.

The Love List

In art, Barneys, elliott puckette, wishlist on February 11, 2010 at 8:00 am

In honor of Valentine’s day, here are some of my favorite things in all shades of love.

For the home:

For the most discerning sleepers-D. Porthault Heart Sheets

Love Jonathan Adler’s Heart Stash Box

A More Abstract Approach-Elliott Puckette’s Limited Edition Print available at Conde Nast

For Her:

I love Givenchy-this in Bright Red is simply spectacular. Available at Barneys.

If you need to wear hearts-at least make it Lanvin! Available at My Theresa.

The Love Bracelet from Cartier-Need I say more?

Spotlight on: Donald Baechler

In art, domino, Donald Baechler, inspiration on February 2, 2010 at 8:00 am

Do you remember this image of Rashida Jone’s apartment  featured in Domino?

While there are so many things in this room that I really really love, I always remembered that black and white Donald Baechler above her sofa. I love the graphic, black and white punch it adds to the room. I wanted to learn more about the artist and came across his website. He has some great art-I like his flower series and object series.

Color Umbrella

Tulip

Suitcase

Blue Flowers

All Images from Donald Baechler studios

I really like his use of color and his Black and Whites. They are so cool. I found a great interview with him here.

The artist in his studio

I love the scale of the piece behind him.