Wednesday, May 30, 2007
In 1952 designer Harry Bertoia created these modern chairs constructed of bent steel rods. They are classic, functional, pieces of art. If you love this design but would prefer to have it on a budget...don't fret...there's a steal for you. Click to find out which is which.
One of the chairs is $780.00 while the other is a steal at $195.00
Well here are some accessories to aid along the way in your quest to display fruit in a modern fashion...Happy shopping!
Fruit Trough-$80.00 (shown above)
Satellite Bowl- $49.00 (right)
Cocoon Fruit Bowl- $89.00
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
And yes; I know that I was supposed to be taking a break for the holiday weekend, but Ive missed posting, and I've seen some things that I wanted to share with you all, so I'M BACK. (I actually never left)
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Check out these two lamps above which do you think is more expensive? You'll have to click to find out but one of these will cost you $189.00, while the other is far from breaking the bank at a price of $29.88.
These are modern mirror squares that are connected to form one wall accent mirror ,very contemporary, only one set of mirrors retails for $1260.00 while the other is only $98.00. Hmmm, which is which, just click to find out.
I really like this industrial floor covering. This black, floormat is constructed from woven pieces of rubber and could add great texture to a space. It's definitely meant for a very contemporary setting, as I think it would look it's best on a concrete stained floor. It comes in two sizes and you can click here to buy it.
Friday, May 25, 2007
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Thursday, May 24, 2007
I had seen this pop art iconic representation of this four letter word many places, and had never given it a second thought as to were it came from. I decided to do a little research and this "symbol" was created by artist Robert Indiana and was first seen in a series of poems in 1958 before it was turned into a sculptured piece of aluminum in 1966. Since then the image has been reproduced countless times for everything from stamps and cards, to rugs, art posters, and t-shirts.
Many major metropolitian cities have housed the sculpture and reproductions of the sculpture on there streets for residents and visitors alike to admire the giant artwork whose figurative image has far outgrown any physical form that could ever be placed on it.
I could go on for forever about this so I'll just stop now! Here is Musiq Soulchild's video for "Love", notice how in the beginning of the video the letter "O" is turned as it is in Indiana's original productions.
When I saw this alphabet pillow on wrapables.com I was inspired to search for other contemporary alphabet decor. So check out my finds and get back to the basics...A is for Awesome!
This brightly colored tibetan oriental rug was originally $780.00 but is now on sale for $390.00. I love the fact that different "fonts" were used for the alphabet and they alternated between upper and lowercase letters.
Organize your books from Art to Zen with these fun bookends from wrapables.
This Bob Mackie alphabet rug could be a great accent to room, it's definitely a conversation starter and comes in two other colors (purple and black, shown here in red).
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
These are my picks when it comes to items that resemble the hues of SUN and SAND, I thought these were great to use when changing and updating your decor for the summer. I've picked items from Pier 1, World Market, and Crate and Barrel, that are mostly suitable for living and bedroom areas; but don't worry I'll feature some kitchen and dining posts in the near future. In the meantime click the links below the image if you see something you like, and as always HAPPY SHOPPING!
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Orb decals from Chiasso- $78.00
As you can see Zgallerie had all of my favorite "blues".
And now for your viewing pleasure... (I'm so silly sometimes)
Friday, May 18, 2007
I was doing my usually browsing online, looking for interesting and fun items to post, and one of the rooms I saw featured a piece of 3 dimensional artwork that looked like paperclips that had been linked together. I, of course instantly fell in love, and wanted to see where I could find such art; the answer is Chiasso. Chiasso has a great selection of modern furnishings and accessories and some are at very reasonable prices. Happy shopping!
Thursday, May 17, 2007
(Photo Jan Baldwin) spotted at Channel4.com
This beautiful chair pictured above can be found at Fritz Hansen where they take the classic chair and handstich upholster them in luxurious fabric by Dutch textile company Kvadrat. It can be yours for about $5,192.54. If you don't have that to spare scroll down a little further for my solution.
This is the pod chair at Eurway, it's $489.00 and although it's solid it's very comparable to the chair pictured above. If I were buying it I would cover the chair in a print material (I'm sure a professional upholstery job wouldn't cost an awful lot), and if the black base isn't suitable you could even spray the base of the chair chrome. Even with the cost of material you wouldn't spend 1/4 the cost of the original...making Eurway's chair both our deal and steal!
I've even picked some floral patterns that I think would look GREAT on this type of chair and that resemble the designer chair. All for $16.95/yd and under from House of Fabric.com.
I've featured some of Warhol's other famous works below you can also visit the site for his museum, The Warhol.
Andy Warhol's 1962 silkscreens of Marilyn Monroe
"Judith Green" by Andy Warhol
"George Gershwin" by Andy Warhol
"Mammy" by Andy Warhol
Below is my latest edition to my original pop art collection you can also view some of my other work here.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
I won't make it this year but next year I'll be sure to take a trip and enjoy the activities and shows. For those who will be in attendance...ENJOY!!!