Monthly Archives: July 2011

Inspiration : In Bloom

Dutch model Lisanne de Jong photographed by Viviane Sassen, and styled by Katie Shillingford for the July 2011 issue of Dazed & Confused magazine. ___ I love all the colors and complex layering of these photos. Remember; when working on your … Continue reading

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Wordplay : Bammin

bangin + slammin = bammin ex. My all-time celebrity crush? Growing up I had always been hot for the bammin Mrs Meg Ryan and her easy go cool swagittude. Yes, yes, I knew she was to old for me, but… … Continue reading

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Bohemian Finds : Vintage Loop Chairs

Minimal, curvaceous, and a mid-century classic; a pair of nicely weathered concrete Loop Chairs designed by Swiss furniture designer Willy Guhl. For purchasing info, please email me here. ___ I am a big fan of concrete furniture. Because of its … Continue reading

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Art Finds : Soundsuits

    Soundsuit dance costumes by American artist, sculptor, and dance performer Nick Cave. ___ Although I have never heard of Nick, nor have I ever come across any of his work before, I really am glad that a misspelled … Continue reading

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Rad Choices : AK47 ZEN

Personally; I think we should all spend a little more time outdoors rather then cooped up in the coziness of our summer air-conditioned homes. This ZEN portable outdoor-fireplace by Italian design firm AK47 should help you get your bohemian camping … Continue reading

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Outspoken : An Artists Wish

-All my life I have worked to be able to earn my living, but I thought that one could do good painting without attracting attention to one’s private life. Certainly, an artist wishes to raise himself intellectually as much as … Continue reading

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Thoughts : A Tribute to Amy

Photographs by Hedi Slimane in tribute to the recently lost British pop star Amy Winehouse. ___ Often when we talk about struggling stars we may criticize their behaviors and assume their overall success to be less deserving. Music in particular, … Continue reading

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Ingenuity : Street Paint

Street Art Fun! For the concerning environmentalist, the paint spilled on this Berlin intersection was water-based and environmentally friendly.

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Thoughts : I AM NY

Because of some particular projects I have recently been working on, lately I have begun spending allot of time walking most of the streets of NYC. Although I have always preferred walking to taking the train, I never really took … Continue reading

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Bohemian Finds : Tramp Cupboard

Above: A Circa 1890-1900 carved wood Tramp Art cupboard with an apex top and diamond patterned motif. For purchasing info, please email me here. ___ When shopping for clients, I often am looking for furniture pieces  with unique shapes and … Continue reading

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Art Finds : Swirls of Neon

After reading the “Bright as Neon” post from Miss Moss this morning, I couldn’t resist sharing these fun neon colored paintings from Berlin Based artist Yago Hortal. Thank you Diane for sharing!

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Wordplay : Shuga

sugar + finish = shuga Shuga is any textured finish that adds umph, pzazz, radness, or any  excitement to any surface. ex. Isn’t it funny how brown shuga (rust) has now become all the rage for people looking for reclaimed … Continue reading

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Bohemianism : The Good Life

French photographer Nicolas Guerin shoots “Almost Famous” for The Color of Summer Issue of Fiasco magazine. ___ Beautiful women, a chic home, silk spreads, fab art, great clothes, broken mirrors and lots of music. I really could get used to … Continue reading

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Thoughts : Peace in America

Peace + Love = Peace in America One of the most liberating things about the creation of our constitution is that it was the idea of many rather then the dream of one.  Pity,  preaching, and politics aside, the best … Continue reading

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Ingredients : Very Bery Cupcakes

Since everyone loves cupcakes; these Martha Stewart berry topped J4 inspired treats are easy to make, look good, and depending on your mixing skills, ehem, they are pretty flavun too. Just bake your favorite cupcake recipe in foil cups, generously … Continue reading

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Trends : Flag-Cape

Have you also noticed the recent Flag-Cape trend in magazines around the world? These two I obviously posted in honor of J4! Australian fashion model Kara Searle photographed by Zoey Grossman for Planet Blue, a photograph by Lauren Ward, and … Continue reading

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