Wednesday
Aug122015

August Vibes

Has it been a month already? To say summer is flying by would be a complete understatement. Anyway, let's talk August...

August is fiery and bright. For me, nature is always calling in August. Get out and make the best out of each endless evening! August is the tomato red from a burning sunset, it is the faded blue from a sun-bleached pair of denim shorts. It's the roughness of woven rattan and vintage textiles. Let the ease of Minimal modern pieces help to lead you in the transition back to the real world. Take an entire afternoon to read Jack Kerouac on a sun porch in August : ) 

Monday
Jul062015

July Vibes

The month of July is all about endless Summerness...live like if you died tomorrow you'd have no regrets. July is filled with a mix of chaotic patriotic reds and whites, watermelon hued drinks and simple blues of the sky and of the sea. This is the month to have fun with bursts of color, but stick to similar tones from the same family to keep it from getting too over the top. Treat yoself in July!

Tuesday
Jun302015

Traditional Modern Mixed Sculpture & Bust

A look I'm seeing a lot of recently has been this mix of traditional and modern. Whether it be traditional materials {like marble and other natural stones} used in more modern ways, a traditional sculptural bust accessorized in a modern vignette, or modern lighting mix in not so modern settings.

I'm for one loving it, you know how I always flock towards a good mix! You might have noticed, I found my own little bit of traditional modernism in this bust lamp I picked up on Ebay...

He's made of ceramic, not a more traditional alabaster, but the coolest part is the chunky lucite base! He glows at night in the most creepy fantastic way!

You also might notice my bowl of sculptural marble balls I picked up at an Antique store for a song. Love them so hard. I've found that mixing in a touch of marble or a piece of modern sculpture or bust can work wonderf for a non-traditional space. Makes everything feel a little more sophisticated you know. But it's important to remember, sophisticated doesn't mean stuffy, everything in moderation!

If you're loving the look...here's a bit more inspiration for you...

Tuesday
Jun022015

June Vibes

My favorite month...I'm all about peacefulness in June. It's hot outside and I like the inside to feel soothing with a modern twist. Of course keep the edginess with angular, mixed metals. Never lose your edge friends.

Monday
Jun012015

20s/30s 

Today is the last day of my 20s...so, when I wake up tomorrow, I'll be a regular old thirty something.

I am not anxious. I am not traumatized....but I wouldn't say I'm super thrilled about it either. 

I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel any older. This year, I do feel older.

I don't really feel wiser, but I think I feel a little more capable. And proud, I'm proud of myself.    

I've achieved a lot over the past decade and I've also lived a lot too.

I managed to obtain both a bachelor's and masters degree, I've traveled the world and lived in five different cities and visited way too many others to count. I met my husband and fell in love. I've worked for some amazing companies...and then I started my own...and then I helped my husband start his own too. I've grown up to be a kind, thoughtful person who continues to hope and dream bigger every day. I became a mom to two amazing four-legged creatures and perhaps this is the year I become a mother to a human...someone I can spend the rest of my life watching grow up as I grow old : ) 

I'd like to enter my thirties remembering to love, believe, do and mostly live each day. I'd like to feel light, laugh a lot, and smile for myself just as much as I like to smile for others. I'd also like to remember that anything is possible...and with hard work, success may be probable, but if I stay true, happiness is inevitable. And who could ever ask for anything else in life?   

I want to thank you all for reading along for all these years too- you're the coolest. 

Bring it 30. I'm ready.