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