April 28, 2010

This isn't maybe...

Waldeck's sunken living room courtship.


April 25, 2010

Have One on Me

Ah, who doesn't love a nice surprise? A while back, a very lovely girl came into the shop and purchased a pair of brass deer figures. Said cutie happened to be singer/songwriter Joanna Newsom. Her latest album, Have One on Me, features an epic hippie-bohemian set design, and we noticed the golden pair holding down the foreground. Nice!

Deer pair seen upon closer inspection. Joanna evoking an ingénue of Earthly delights.

Miss Newsom looking colorful, and ever-lovely in her Paper magazine feature. That Alexander McQueen print dress (left) is gorgeous!

(pics via Paper magazine)



April 23, 2010

Design crush: Kelly Wearstler

As a child reared on tv, I find the lack of it at home is generally a godsend -- but hey, that's what the internet is for, huh? I usually miss out on the latest pop-culture shows, unless a friend updates me on "who's in, or who's out," or I catch a Dancing with the Stars bonding-marathon with my mom. When Top Design came out, I missed the boat on the drama, why so-and-so is always juxtaposing seating at an angle to the area rugs, and so on.... So you see, I was robbed of the weekly going ons of Top Design judge, Kelly Wearstler, and her high fashion ensembles.

During a bout of web surfing on saint verde digest, I came upon Ms. Wearstler's website, and was blown away at all the dramatic, interior stylings -- most especially the residential projects. Over the top, yes, but there's definitely a clear voice talking here. I find it beautifully comes together. It's like a big, bubbly stew: equal parts 70's and art deco, a unique dash of The Fountainhead meets neoclassicism (I know!), pinch of Cy Twombly, a long walk on the beach, some Mid-Century Modern, and a healthy helping of Hollywood glam. Whew, an interesting mix of ingredients, but it works.

Photos via kwid.com

If I could play house, I think these pieces would fit in nicely...

Milo Baughman Chrome Benches

Asian Modern Lacquered Console Table

Arthur Court Dining Table

Dorothy Draper Chairs (newly upholstered in turquoise ostrich leather)