josef frank is the perfect combination of simple framing plus whimsy textiles. i want everrrything. i guess i'll just have to settle for using his pieces in my current project until i can make them mine!
"The home does not have to be planned out in detail,
just put together by pieces its inhabitants love."
- josef frank
* images from bonluxat - one of my favorite furniture resources.
a few weeks ago when i was in new york city i stopped by the anthropologie in rockefeller center. little did i know that my recent girl crush, sibella court, would have her own room/display set up in their store. needless to say, i was overwhelmed by awesomeness... to the point where i HAD to get her book. i couldn't continue living this life of mine wholly without it, and my credit card didn't deny it either so it was a go.
anyway, since then, and a 4 hour bus ride back to boston with my heart beating so fast and happily while reading through the entire book, it hasn't left my side. it has yet to see the bookshelf where it could mingle with its brothers and sisters. instead it has lived in my bed (even when i sleep), on the end table, on the floor next to my bed, on the couch, on my desk, in my backpack, on my desk at school... this book is well loved. and although i already posted about sibella before i had to include some more images from the book to further show her amazing talent.
so many textures, patterns, and colors! makes me want to drop out of school, explore the world, and feed my inner-pack-rat by collecting everything beautiful in sight! sorry that the image quality is less than steller - they're not doing her work justice at all.
* the book!
i figured why not continue with the trend i started yesterday - another dress that i can't afford paired with an equally cool song. i'm absolutely in love with the pattern. i'm trying to evoke some of the same playful looseness in my current retail project (failing miserably so far, but i'm getting there!). i've noticed lately that i'm drawn to blues and reds together. my room, my projects. unfortunately it's not just a spring habit of mine, although a light peacocky blue with a ballerina pink is absolutely adorable. gotta bust out of my color rut ASAP!
as for the other song i'm addicted to at the moment, i discovered matthew brookshire through pandora (on the ingrid michaelson station, but the lady gaga one is pretty kick ass too) and although i don't find the rest of his music that interesting, this one song is super cute. i especially like the line "you’re so sweet you give me pimples/ i could eat out of your dimples." makes me laugh. ok, so here it is, "i fall out"!
* the dress, the song
on a rainy day like this, with mounds of project work looming over me, i wish i had a dress like this to prance around my apartment in. my song of choice at the moment would have to be the new (dare i say it?) Hanson single. the video cracks.me.up. they dance. seriously! glad to see zac has slimmed down a bit. i definitely approve of his wardrobe choice for the video. mmmmMMmm
* the dress, the video
stumbled upon rachel's work and the soft edges, colors, and interesting play with light/shadow made me SO happy it's finally spring. what's great about her work is that it's not just abstract photography to be abstract - she explores the difference between actual life and prescription lenses.
* for more of rachel verhaaren's work click here!
i've been toying with the idea of getting a tattoo lately, although the likelyhood of that happening is pretty minimal considering i'm afraid of needles. but should i overcome my fear i would definitely travel to nyc to have amanda wachob do it after having seen her portfolio.
my favorite is the first image, but i also love how loose and textural the abstract paint ones are. definitely check out her conceptual tattoos on the site though. the gem one above is an example of that. she uses distilled water instead of ink, which creates a "bloodline." here is a little blurb about it taken from her site - "the lack of pigment renders the marking impermanent. an ideographic shape carries thought and stands for something beyond itself. it is intended that as your body heals the mark, the symbol's energies are absorbed." pretty cool if you ask me!
* for more of amanda's work click here.