Archive | April, 2012

TRENDING: neon brights

5 Apr

Perhaps the most vibrant (or jolting) spring/summer trend this year – ’80’s electric, neon brights are making their comeback!

 left | My boyfriend recently picked up these Ernie Ball strings for his new guitar – love the retro font, really awesome packaging! These strings come in a whole spectrum of neon colours. They look so good altogether on display in the music shop.

right |  I’ve always loved neon. There’s something about thrilling, electrifying hues that really get my heart racing. I especially love the contrast when paired with black, which makes for a very bold design (so the item above is exactly my cup of tea). And I’ve been really inspired by it lately. I mean, it’s everywhere, and you can’t really ignore it. So I’ve definitely embraced it again, and used it in some small paintings that I’m currently working on. A neon series, in fact. These will be available in my Etsy shop today. This one pictured, is about the size of a postcard.

So rev up the excitement factor in your life + inject a little neon fun! Be inspired by some of my favourite finds below (I’m dying over that rug, totally on my NEED list!). However, you must be warned: be prepared for some serious head-turning!

1  Neon Aztec Faux Leather Feather Earrings –  lovesexton via Etsy

2  Movie Pool Sofa – CB2

3  Neon Green Nailpolish – American Apparel

4  The Fluoro – The Cambridge Satchel Company

5  Prayer rug – Modallion

6  Acrylic Chiclet Candy Bowl, Cotton Candy Pink – Alexandra Von Furstenberg

7  Dolce Vita shoe, pink/multi – Town Shoes

8  Timeco Plastic Digital Neon Swirl Wristwatch, green – American Apparel

9  Radiant Acrylic Coffee Table, green – Alexandra Von Furstenberg

10  Neon Yellow & Silver letters – twistedtwig via Etsy

11  Minkpink Amy Dress – Nasty Gal

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ASK ME: deer head decor

1 Apr

A friend recently asked me about the ever-popular wall mounted deer head. And I still love this trend. A small one would look great grouped in a gallery style, surrounded by other frames + elements. I also like when they are mounted completely alone, over a bed or sofa. I’ve sourced a few that resemble the regular style, and others which are very unconventional, for a traditional wall decoration.

Unusual material or ultra white colour:

Giant Cardboard TaxidermyDeer Trophy Wall Sculpture – Urban Outfitters

 For a more true + traditional style:

1890 Iron Stag HeadDeer Antler in Cast Resin, Deer Head in Cast Resin – Restoration Hardware

Colourful + cheerful:

Mint & Baby Blue Deer Head Wall Mount, Paisley Deer Head Wall Mount – BananaTreeStudio via Etsy

Great design that’s good for the environment – sustainable, green products:

Papier-Mache StagPapier-Mache Animal Sculpture, Large Antlers – West Elm

Patterened, punchy + graphic, other great modern pieces for your wall:

Faux Bois White Deer Head Silhouette Print – blockpartyprints via Etsy,  Miho Blossom Trophy Deer Head – Hus & Hem, Modern Chevron Deer Head Silhouette Print – Tessyla via Etsy

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