Love, like art, comes in every shape and size… so this Valentine’s Day, we want to quench your desire to transform your blank wall into something that dazzles the senses (and yes, we think a great piece of art can be romantic!) We spent four days at NY NOW in our booth drooling over this wall candy by The Oliver Gal Artist Co., just steps away from our booth. This company, based in South Florida and spearheaded by sisters Lola and Ana (even their names are sexy), is a collective of artists whose passion is to “capture life’s most haute moments, avant-garde objects and splendid lifestyles.” With their mix of fashion and pop culture with modern botanicals and a sense of glamorous whimsy, it was love at first sight. And if you’re not looking for art, you can always check out their collection of home accessories which translates their pieces into bedding, pillows, clutches and more…
Library of a Fashionista
Never Enough Love
Sending you all Berry Kisses on this Valentine’s Day weekend!
Photos: The Oliver Gal
While we’re on the subject of beautifying outdoor spaces, we’re on pins and needles waiting to find out who won the Times Square design competition to be unveiled mid-July. As most New Yorkers know by now, “the new Broadway is here to stay” (according to Michael Bloomberg) but the not-so-temporary plazas are in sore need of a make-over.
Times Square's Pedestrian Plaza
Soon the glued epoxy gravel, stray planters and flimsy aluminum lawn chairs will be replaced by something a bit more inspired… perhaps with designs like these!
FLOR - Roll In The Grass Rug
Marcel Wanders - Crochet Chair
FloralArt - Lucite Poppy Side Table
Metropolitan Home - Showtime House Topiary Screens
Replace Video Screens with Art by Andrea Dasha Reich
Heath Nash - Flowerball Lamp
According to Julie Iovine at The Wall Street Journal, “No one’s expecting Rome’s Piazza Navona, but someplace comfortable from which to watch the Naked Cowboy would be nice.” We couldn’t agree more!
P.S. Guess who’s The Neo-Traditionalist’s “Neo-Trad of the Week”? Click here to see!
Photos from NYC loves NYC, FLOR, Marcel Wanders, Floral Art, Metropolitan Home, Establishment NYC, and Afrika Nova
Anyone who drives from Florence to Siena on a beautiful late spring day will encounter a beautiful landscape not soon forgotten – fields upon lush fields of bright red poppies dancing under a bright blue sky. This memory is one of our fondest having often visited family in Tuscany while living in Brussels for fifteen years.
Jennifer Vranes - Poppy Paradise
Poppies come in many colors from softer whites and pinks to vibrant yellows, oranges and reds, and are lovely additions to any garden, in a mixed herbaceous border or tucked among rocks. While poppies often symbolize sleep (because of the opium extracted from their seeds) or death (because of their blood-red color), we much prefer the Persian perspective where poppies are called the flower of eternal love. We hope you’ll love these pretty poppies!
Anthropologie - Verdant Acres Plate
Floral Art - Orange Poppy Chair
Jonathan Adler - Poppy Bath Accessories
Pottery Barn - Poppy Outdoor Pillow
The Met Museum Store - Red Poppies Tote
Photos from Jennifer Vranes, Anthropologie, Floral Art, Wrapables.com, Pottery Barn and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store