Category Archives: Inspiration

On The Street…Silver Deco, NYC

Silver art-deco inspired doors at the Guggenheim museum service entrance.

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On The Street…Yellow Moose, NYC

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On The Street…Graffiti Door, Brooklyn

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On The Street…Black & Gold, NYC

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On the Street…Mosaic Pride, Brooklyn

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On the Street…Faux Neon, NYC

Find neon fluorescent sleeve filters here. __ Stay design inspired via: Facebook – Twitter – Bloglovin – RSS – Tumblr – Pinterest

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On the Street…Exposed & Suspended, NYC

A valentines day inspired DIY window at Gracious Home on the Upper East Side. ___ Stay design inspired via: Facebook – Twitter – Bloglovin – RSS – Tumblr – Pinterest

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On the Street…80’s Upholstery and Corrugated Metal, Brooklyn

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On The Street…Fluorescent Graffiti, Williamsburg

One of the things I miss most about living in Williamsburg is the abundance of random and easy to find inspiration. Although quickly evolving into one of Brooklyn’s most gentrified and expensive place to live, hand printed posters, and illegal … Continue reading

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Craving : Julia Kunin for Zsolany

Scholar’s Rock vase 08 – 2012 by Brooklyn based American artist and sculptor Julia Kunin. $1,500 at Moss NYC. __ Made at a 2011 workshop in Hungary, Julia Kunin glazed this collection in the historic Zsolany Eosin glaze developed in … Continue reading

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Colors of Fall

The last few weeks I have been spending allot of time traveling, often by car, and often driving through mountains gloriously colored by blankets of fall colored leaves and trees. Besides the meditative trance these beautiful colors put me in, … Continue reading

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Staged : Tron Inspired Futurism

Model Wang Xiao photographed wearing futuristic fashion inspired by the film “Tron” by Beijing based fashion photographer Charles Guo for Harper’s Bazaar China 2012. (images via fashiongonerogue.com) ___ Although I have never watched the film and typically dislike sci-fi type … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Covered in Typography

___ Typography in general has become quite an important component of the visual arts. No longer is it only used as a descriptive narrative, but is now more often the subject of the painting, or art itself. Images above: 1. … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Techno Chic

Ajek Deng photographed in NYC, by fashion photographer Julia Noni for Obsession Magazine, wearing Chanel, Balmain, Prada and Balenciaga with techno chic accessories. Styled by Barbra Loison. Loving the techno chic look. Don’t you? (via fashiongonerogue.com)

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Sketches : Summer Stripes and Color Likes

Although I really cant say which has influenced the other, these are some of the colors I have recently become very fond of, both for my wardrobe, and when sketching ideas for paintings and interiors. What are some of your … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Falkenstein Doors for Peggy Guggenheim

At the Peggy Gugenheim Collection museum in Venice, Italy; these are the amazing entrance doors to the museums main entrance compound, designed and made by American sculptor and artist, Claire Falkenstein. About the Museum: Once the private home of Peggy, … Continue reading

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Bohemianism : Colors of Peru

South Korean actress Han Hey Jin, photographed by Peruvian born fashion photographer Alexander Neumann, for the July 2012 issue of Vogue Korea. How amazing are these outfits and photos? ___ Follow me on: Facebook – Twitter – Bloglovin – RSS … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Doors of Italy – Part 1

From the Lake Como area of Italy, a variety of doors that I found to be unique, and interesting, either because of their design, color, or hardware. See these and more of my door inspiration on Pinterest. Please credit responsibly! … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Red Brick Ivy

An ivy covered red brick building and door in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. __ Many don’t realize how terrible ivy really is for buildings, slowly eating its away through the facade, eventually brittling and destroying the brick or wood it has for … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Industrial Elegance

Another Brooklyn find; industrial plate metal doors, painted grey, with elongated hinges, and a full height, steel handle. I bet these are especially cool over the summer, when all the ivy is in bloom, adding some complimentary green to the … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Kasia Struss for Harper’s Bazaar Spain

Polish fashion model Kasia Struss photographed for the February 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Spain. ___ I think everyone would agree that these amazing Chanel, and Dolce & Gabbana patterns would make amazing pillows and wallpaper. I know I want … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Graffiti Door #3

Another unique graffiti type door in Brooklyn’s chic Williamsburg neighborhood. ___ I really like how this door is mostly coverd in square black and white type prints and then contrasted with only a few colored cutouts. For a fun DIY … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Rusty Chic-Graffiti Door

The main entrance door of the Zebulon cafe on Wythe avenue in Brooklyn’s chic Williamsburg neighborhood. ___ I really love the graffiti scribble that cleverly matches the bronze door handle. Contrasted to the rusty door, the weathered brick and concrete … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Graffiti Door #2

Just a few blocks from me on Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; a uniquely scribbled, graffiti painted front door. ___ Design Thoughts: Although I often post graffiti inspiration, I really am not a big fan of the jungled scribbles that to … Continue reading

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Inspiration : Graffiti Column NYC

While walking around NYC this summer I found this graffiti detailed column in Chelsea, and love how the shape of the portrait distorts the rigid lines of the perfectly straight, painted cast-iron column.

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