Eliane in British Vogue
… to Eliane Fattal for showing us how to repurpose our grandmother’s jewelry in a fun and fashionable way. This “tumble-haired London visionary” has the knack of turning 19th century brooches and tiaras into rings, earring and hair clips and now her “Metamorphosis” collection is available at the venerable S.J. Phillips in London. While we wouldn’t say no to this beautiful butterfly, we’re holding out for the ruby and diamond bee we saw in Vogue!
Photos via S.J. Phillips
… to Michael Smith for his new book, Kitchens & Baths. We can’t wait to see this devine designer’s style applied to two of the most challenging spaces to decorate (at least we think so since both the kitchen and master bath are due for facelifts soon!)
Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You!
Have you ordered your copy, yet?
Beautiful High Rise Bath
P.S. Oh, and yours truly made the cover… Yahoo!
Photos via Domino, Amazon and Michael S. Smith
The Two from Sixx
… to Cortney and Robert Novogratz (of Sixx Design) for hosting a wonderful new weekly show on HGTV, Home by Novogratz. Not only does this dynamic duo possess a decorating style all their own (they call it “Downtown Chic“, we call it fabulous!), but they really seem to “get” their clients. We love how they make us think about design “outside the box” and beyond a room’s four walls.
Glitter Wall Art by Camomile Hixon
Bring the Inside Out
P.S. Get the inside scoop on Cortney’s blog – it’s a fun read!
Photos via HGTV
Michelle at the AD Home Design Show
… to Michelle Bergeron for translating her exquisite taste in fashion and interior design into a new eco-friendly furniture collection called SKATEMODERNE. With over 20 customizable pieces, this collection’s signature look is create from a unique “couture shagreen” technology that imitates real stingray skin flawlessly but is infinitely more durable and colorful. And Michelle’s mix of mid-century silhouettes with Asian-inspired florals are so fabulous… we’d be happy with any of these designs in our home!
Sakura Bar Cabinet
P.S. Michelle’s just updated her website and added a blog so be sure to stop by!
Photos via SKATEMODERNE
… to the incredibly creative staff at Anthropologie for always coming up with catalogs that spark the imagination and tell a fashionable tale. Issue 08 had us at “something about the city that night” so, of course, we read on: “the light through windows, the fall of rain, the quiet everywhere… made them see something in each other they had missed before.” What a romantic way to showcase the new fall collection!
P.S. Have you discovered etymologie, Anthropologie’s tumblr site? If not, it’s so worth a visit!
P.P.S. Don’t forget to enter our Pheromone book giveaway!
Photos via Anthropologie
Molton Brown - Marvelous!
… to Stephanie (whose firm handles the PR for Molton Brown) for sending us a sample of the company’s new body hydrating gel. Since we’re already huge fans of the vitalising vitamin AB+C bath & shower gel, we were excited see this addition to the collection (along with a delicious eau fraiche with notes of Italian mandarin, green fig and lemon tree – yum!) And with too many days in the sun to count, our summer skin is loving this non-greasy gel, bursting with zesty anti-oxidant vitamins and white jojoba beads that lock in moisture and release an energizing citrus scent.
Body Hydrating Gel
Photos via Paul Wilmot Communications
Former Bug-Phobic Christopher Marley
… to Christopher Marley for turning bugs (and other exotic and unusual bits) into beautiful works of art. A childhood aversion to insects became an appreciation of their unique hues, shapes and textures and now, Chris creates one-of-a-kind masterpieces that awe and amaze anyone who happens to see them. If you haven’t met this incredible artist in person (he does have a sensational booth at the New York Gift Show!), you’ll have a chance to do so at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York next Thursday, August 18th, from 3 to 6 p.m. We’ll be there with bugs bells on!
P.S. For more information or to buy online, please visit Chris’ site, The Pheromone Gallery.
Photos via Christopher Marley
Everyone Could Use a Little Zhush
… to The Zhush and The Decorista for including our flowers in some lovely lifestyle shots for Sue’s online store, zhush. Soon to come is her “lookbook” feature which will show you how to use her fabulously fun accessories to “zhush” up your own home. Once you see how Sue pairs Jonathan Adler coasters with Kim Seybert‘s beaded burst napkin rings or Rab Lab‘s agate coasters with a Two’s Company python tray, you’ll want one or more of everything!
Pale Roses And Pretty Things
Summer Sunflower Fun
Photos by Jacob Kriese via Made By Girl
… to interior designer Yvonne Blacker for including a charming picture of her “Favorite Space” vignette at the North Shore Design Show in her online magazine, New England Finery. The show featured many local designers and supported a worthy cause, the Wenham Museum. We loved Yvonne’s whole look, including the pops of orange and being paired with our friends at Dunes & Duchess!
North Shore Design Show - Wenham Museum
Photos via Yvonne Blacker, New England Finery and Dunes & Duchess
Poised in Pink
… to Philip Treacy for designing the most creative haute couture hats that walked down the runway last week. These whimsical wonders inspired by origami swirls and ikebana flower arrangements struck the perfect balance to Giorgio Armani’s “Hommage au Japon” sleek silk and velvet styles. We say “hats off” to both designers for a simply stunning collection!
Photos via Style.com