February 9th, 2015
It’s Monday – what mood are you in?
Easygoing and gracious… Mother Nature is not being very friendly these days as we’re getting more snow today! But this lovely living room by Ann Lowengart reminds us that spring is on the way.
P.S. And the winner of our I Dream Of watercolor giveaway is Karena from The Arts by Karena blog – congratulations!
Photo: living room
February 6th, 2015
Bellina Blooms Mugs
It’s no big secret that we’re obsessed with everything that is Anthropologie and Terrain and we’re so excited to read that BHLDN has just launched a registry with its two sister companies. This news is somewhat bittersweet, though. On the one hand, how lucky are new brides today to have access to the whimsical style of these stores for their bridal registry, yet how sad are we that we had to register over twenty years ago and that our china and bedding is looking… well, a little tired. It’s too bad that we can’t just throw ourselves an anniversary party and have guest shop off a new registry instead of bringing gifts. We know we could fill each room of the house with something wonderful, colorful and sublime… “things that come in handy and conjure a smile.” From the kitchen…
Hidden Atoll Bakeware
Springtime Harvest Dish Towel
to the bedroom…
Brushed Orchid Duvet
to the living room and beyond.
Queen Anne’s Lace Mirror
Whether you register online or at select stores, you can’t go wrong with Anthropologie and Terrain. Would you re-register if you could? Happy Friday and have a blissful weekend!
P.S. It’s not too late to enter our giveaway of a wonderful watercolor – for details, click here.
Photos: mugs / bakeware / dish towel / bedding / pillows / mirror
February 2nd, 2015
It’s Monday – what mood are you in?
Having a lively and energetic movement… We have a spring in our step as we show our new Spring/Summer 2015 collections at NY NOW this week. Stop by and visit us – Javits Center, Floor 3, Booth #1848 – we’ll be there through Wednesday!
P.S. And thank you for your patience regarding our sporadic posts – snow and work and life sometimes get in the way. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a beautiful watercolor of a spring bouquet here!
January 30th, 2015
Day 5 – Our Bouquet (Original)
Jeanne, from the beautiful and creative blog, I Dream Of, started off the year giving herself a challenge – to paint on a daily basis – and using pictures she finds on Instagram, she’s doing just that (you can see her daily sketches here!) Her goals are to be spontaneous and fast (her paintings take less than 30 minutes) and to not be afraid of making mistakes. Five days into her challenge, a pretty posy popped up on her Instagram and it was the Blush Hydrangea and Ranunculus bouquet from our new Spring/Summer 2015 collection! She said that the soft pinks and greens reminded her of bright spring days ahead…
Day 18 – @zhush
Day 6 – @prettypetals
With snow on the ground and frigid temps in the air, we thought we’d bring a bit of spring your way in the form of a giveaway! While Jeanne is holding on to her original pieces, she did paint a copy of her day 5 sketch for us to give to one of our wonderful readers. All you have to do is visit Jeanne’s Instagram page and let us know which is your favorite sketch with either a comment below or an email to email@example.com! She’s painted 30 so far and they’re all so lovely. We’re partial to her florals but we also love her sketches of Paris… Did we mention that Jeanne is also a world traveler?
Day 15 – @watsonkennedy
Day 7 – @blossom_en_vogue
Day 5 – Giveaway
You have until 11:59 pm eastern time on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 to enter and the lucky winner will receive Jeanne’s sketch in time for Valentine’s Day! Happy Friday and may your weekend be dreamy.
January 26th, 2015
It’s Monday – what mood are you in?
Pronunciation: /ˈwəndrəs /
Remarkable or extraordinary… Winter wonderlands are wonderful yet we wonder how much snow this new storm is bringing. Some forecasts say up to three feet!
January 23rd, 2015
Enabelli (sky blue)
One of the best parts of showing our collections in High Design at the Atlanta Gift Show is discovering new (or at least new to us!) vendors and products. Though we were stuck in our booth most of the time, we did walk past the Luxe part of the show on a daily basis and got to know the lovely owner of Pyar & Co., Paula Queen. Paula launched her company in 2011 after being inspired by the luxurious textures and stunning patterns of the colorful saris she encountered on a post wedding trip to India with her husband, Sumit.
Kachnar (sky blue)
While there, she marveled at the craftsmanship of these age-old designs and wanted to capture the sophisticated femininity in a collection of pillows suited for today’s modern decor. What makes these hand-crafted pillows so original is the portfolio of more than 1,400 exquisite Indian woven silks, jacquards and velvets and that they are made by members of Paula’s extended family. Whether embellished with beads individually selected from markets or hand-embroidered with sparkly sequins and hand-dyed metal studs, Paula’s pretty pillows are truly fit for a queen…
Can you say “Paula picked a peck of pretty pillows” ten times fast?
Paula of Pyar & Co.
P.S. Not only are her designs seriously beautiful, but Paula is adorable and we’re so lucky to be booth neighbors with her at NY NOW staring February 1st! If you come to the show, we’ll introduce you to her. Happy Friday, all!
Photos: pillows and Paula
January 21st, 2015
Colombia. Bird stamps. 2015
Colombia artist Diana Beltran Herrera certainly knows how to put her personal stamp on the art world… Give her some colored paper, scissors and glue and she’ll create the most unbelievable birds – so realistic they look like they could fly away! Flora and fauna seem to be a recurring theme in Diana’s work as she tries to bring the relationship between nature and human beings closer together. Her most current work is entitled “Bird Stamps from All Around the World” and these pieces must be a sight to see in person – just look at the intricate detail of each feather and petal! And while we appreciate the efforts of kindergartners everywhere, these collage-like sculptures take “art time” to a whole new level…
Brazil. Bird stamps. 2014
Portugal. Bird stamps. 2014
Aren’t these birds beautiful?
Photos: bird stamps
January 19th, 2015
It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – what mood are you in?
Be the Light
Having a powerful imagination… “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 16th, 2015
Lemons, Oranges, Kumquats and More
We’re back from Atlanta and the good news is we had a great show… The bad news is we returned with big fat colds and will be spending the weekend nursing ourselves back to health. Fortunately, we came across this recipe for citrus cake on our of our favorite foodie blogs, Cannelle et Vanille. A few days ago, Aran received a huge box of citrus from a friend in California and when she has lemons, she makes cake! Just reading this post has helped clear our heads and ease our sore throats. Nothing like a bit of lemon, honey and a slice of cake for a cold.
Sliced and Diced
Citrus Cake and Lemon Curd
What will you be doing this weekend to add a bit of zest to your life?
P.S. Click on the pictures to get the recipes!
Photos: 1 – 6
January 9th, 2015
Since we’re still in Atlanta selling our petals off, we thought we’d tantalize you with our second Spring/Summer 2015 inspiration, California Coastal. The laid-back vibe of west coast living influenced our second collection, where organic and slightly rustic containers are combined with vibrant flowers in a range of green, blue, and magenta hues.
Santa Barbara Bouquet
Big Sur Bouquet
In designing this collection, we took cues from the beach chic style of some our favorite interior designers including Michael Smith, Schuyler Samperton and Jeffrey Alan Marks, who love to mix rough hewn elements into elegant surroundings. These beautiful bouquets and orchids will have you California dreamin’ all year long!
Bougainvillea and Rose Bouquet
So… will you stop by and say “Hi”? We’re in Booth #308 in High Design, Building 2, Floor 1 and we’ll be here through Monday. Wishing you all a happy weekend hanging out!
Photos: cedars, bouquet, living room, bouquet, bougainvillea, and bouquet