Friday, July 31, 2009
The picture was snapped by Ashley Brenner of Fairfax, VA and it was the winner in the Toddler group of Parenting's photo contest. I like pictures like this, real and funny. Go here to see more of the winners and finalists.
Image via Parenting
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Image via Garnet Hill
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Image scan via Metropolitan Home June 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Image from my 12/05 visit - looking towards the city from Navy Pier. And yes that's ice in Lake Michigan brrrrr.
Images via Shopbop
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tory Tunic in Pink Marco - $275
Stephanie Tunic in Coconut Marco - $295
Images via Tory Burch
Image scan Architectural Digest August 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
"The abandoned houses project began innocently enough roughly ten years ago. I actually began photographing abandonment in Detroit in the mid 90’s as a creative outlet, and as a way of satisfying my curiosity with the state of my home town. I had always found it to be amazing, depressing, and perplexing that a once great city could find itself in such great distress, all the while surrounded by such affluence.
Brush Park, on the outskirts of Detroit’s entertainment district was always an area of interest to me. For as long as I can remember the area, housing large houses and mansions, sat largely abandoned just a stones throw away from the Fox Theater, and not far from Wayne State University, the Masonic Theater, and even the central business district. How could an area that was obviously once a wealthy enclave in the city become an example of the downfall of American cities?"
His photographs are beautiful and sad (if you are like me and hate seeing once beautiful buildings crumble into ruin). Please check them out, all are available for purchase, he is offering each in a limited edition at a very reasonable price. A portion of the proceeds will benefit organizations like Habitat for Humanity and The Greening of Detroit. Great work Kevin!
Image via Cocoa Chu Chu at Etsy
Monday, July 13, 2009
The Presidential Suite
I love the calm yet warm color palette and the rich textures, designed by San Francisco based design firm BraytonHughes. Fantastic!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Image via Interior Design
This really fun pouf covered in laser cut wool flowers: Lana Wool Ottoman $395
Then there's Genevieve Bennett's Stucco, which is a wall panel adorned with cut leather pieces for a fab 3D effect. This fascinates me and I can think of so many ways to use something like this.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Layers of Meaning