Friday, January 15, 2010

patterns in my vase

I recently discovered renowned Brazilian floral designer, Vic Meirelles. I love to see the patterns in his work and this particular example is very fresh and sculptured. It reminds me of something I might find in a refined English garden party. So inspiring!

Credit: Vic Meirelles

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

my new favourite thing

I love the use of textiles as art. You can staple your chosen textile over stretched canvas or display it in a pretty frame with or without a mat. I am in the process of creating two of my own pieces using a pale blue and white Chippendale fretwork pattern for one and a bold indigo damask for the other. I'm very excited to see how they turn out!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

l'aviva pillows

YES...100% organic hemp linen, clean lines, and filled with plush down. These pillows are what my dreams are made of! Well, perhaps not to that degree, but they would fit so nicely in a sunny kitchen nook.

Credit: L'aviva Home

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Beauty of Wedgwood: Part III

A couple last Wedgwood favourites of mine...

Wedgwood's Petal is romantic and exquisitely English garden. Perfectly paired with small silver spoons and generous cotton tea linens, it lends charm and a sweet delicateness to any table.

Flourish by Martha Stewart for Wedgwood is both whimsical and modern. The perfect robin's egg blue and delightful assymetrical pattern is pleasing to the eye. It would look lovely paired with full vases of pale ranunculus and a simple hanging crystal chandelier to cast a warm glow.

Credit: Wedgwood

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Beauty of Wedgwood: Part II

I went through Wedgwood's website today and picked out my favourites from what they currently have listed. The Queen's Plain is a lovely classic and I love how much history is behind the design. It is called Queen's Ware because Queen Charlotte of England admired it so much that she had a set made for herself and allowed it to be called "Queen's Ware".




Queens Plain ("Queen's Ware")

English Lace

Gilded Leaf

Blue Butterfly

Vera Fleurs
I would use this for Christmas!

Credit: Wedgwood