Friday, July 29, 2011

English Drama

I've recenty been turned onto Downton Abbey. Its a wonderful English drama along the lines of Gosford Park. The stories are wonderful and the set design is exquisite. It seems that there were several filming locations as mentioned on this site for Gosford Park. The bedrooms are to die for. Go watch them this weekend!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Love at First Sight

I am in Love with Lindsey and Kristen Buckinghams home as featured in Elle Decor. Kristen is an interior designer. You can check out her work here. I really like that their home doesnt feel too precious or stuffy.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Big Easy

We just got back from a weekend in New Orleans. The color and love of life in this city is truly inspiring.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Beading Frenzy

There is a great article on the Elle Decor website about artist Liza Lou. She glues tiny glass beads on to objects. Sounds simple...

"Liza Lou’s Kitchen (1991–1996), her first large-scale project after a stint in art school, was an epic undertaking. Every surface—from the cabinet doors to the fresh-baked pie to the swirling dishwater in the sink—is covered with tiny glass beads, all glued by hand. The juxtaposed color fields recall Seurat’s pointillism (one of Lou’s early influences), while the cereal boxes and household products pay tribute to Andy Warhol. “A soup can is the first thing I ever made in beads,” says the artist in Liza Lou, a beautifully illustrated new monograph. “I liked the idea of slowing down Pop Art.” Since then, her shimmering works have included portraits of American presidents, larger-than-life statues of Adam and Eve, and a cinder-block prison cell modeled after one on San Quentin’s death row."

"When I discovered beads, it was like walking into an incredible paint store. It was one of those moments. To this day, I don’t consider myself any good at working with beads; it’s just that I have a vision for them." – Liza Lou

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Kayce Hughes + Pears & Bears

I am hosting a childrens trunk show for my friend Kayce Hughes from Nashville. She just sent me two enormous duffle bags of Pears and Bears clothes. I am flipping over all the ADORABLE summer outfits! I have already picked out our 4th of July matching red gingham shorts and jon jons. And now that I finally have little girl in our family to buy for I am going to go crazy with all these little dresses! There are tunics, coverups , smocked dresses, bubbles, baiting suits, jon jons, Pajamas.... and more!

If you are in the Charlotte area please come check it all out in person- Tuesday May 3rd 9-2 I am hosting the show with Laura Casey- . I have everything out all weekend too so you are welcome to come by anytime! 200 Middleton Drive, Charlotte, NC 28207. I also will have some of the clearance jewelry out to unload.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

B. Whittington

Our friends John Bouregois and Zack Whittington started a remodeling business here in Charlotte. They are master craftsmen and pay great attention to detail. Their business is called B. Whittington. I was blown away by some images of their latest projects. I love the ceilings.