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DECORATING: headboard finds

17 Feb
inspired from the first post, here are pieces with very different styles, made from very different materials, that all equally share the same wow factor! 
1 rustic, yet mordern slatted headboard + platform bed created from reclaimed wood. hidalgo bed, Anthropologie
2 space dilemma? try this big impact wall decal that takes up zero floorspace. sophie headboard in deep sea, Blik
3 simple + modern chinoiserie window headboard, West Elm
4 showstopper of the boudoir…mirrored beauty! hayworth headboard + footboard, Pier1

LOVING: my top 3 from the one of a kind show

4 Apr

i was pleasantly surprised when i came across this booth. actually, i could not believe my luck! for months i’ve coveted shadowboxed butterflies and couldn’t find any sources with reasonable prices. i did come across an american company, but quickly nixed them off the list. not only would i have to pay for international shipping, but i would also have to pay for permits to ship natural goods across borders… issues that could quickly become headaches – not something i was up for. after time i just forgot about it all. so when i spotted this booth, my eyes lit up + i swiftly cut through the crowd and made a bee line straight for this set. the top butterfly changes colour in the light and goes from electric blue to a greeny turquoise + the bottom one is chartreuse and black. perfect combinations together, so i just had to buy these beauties!

(f.y.i. i have a penchant for butterflies, as the greek meaning of my name is a genus of these beautiful creatures. so you will see more butterfly related stuff in the future ;))

one glance at his paintings – and i was lured in. i love anything abstract, but what i was most drawn to was his use of vibrant aquas and tealy greens + how those refreshing colours dissipated into a mysterious dark background. david told me that he uses gouache, which is also my favourite medium. i told him that if i could afford this painting, i’d take it home in an instant. this piece will be on my wishlist forever!

david, a graduate of ocad + member of the ontario society of artists, also does amazing architectural renderings. i was so surprised when he told me that they were also rendered in gouache – who would have known that his crisp, meticulously detailed illustrations were done with paint? he is seriously talented and has inspired me to make time for what i love to do, too. so we’ll see what i come up with in the near future…

“Emerald Forest”, david dawson

i got to speak with lee from clark wood fire and was awed when he shared with me his process for firing his pottery. it’s an extremely physical and intense ritual, where the fire is stoked every 3-5 minutes, 24 hours a day, up to 11 days… wow, what dedication. but to lee and his partner, yolande their work is their life and a humbling, spiritual journey. to learn more about it please check out their website, or visit their etsy shop, burnt normal.

also, an intersting fact – the layers of colouring + glaze occur naturally over days, each time the fire is stoked. there are no dyes added. also, each piece is semi-transparent.

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