Archive for February, 2011

Couple and Curation.

Lego museum man woman

My Old Crew at the Capitol Home & Garden Show.

I used to manage marketing initiatives for well-known landscape design firm, Wheat’s Landscape,  based out of Vienna,Virginia. I’ll be visiting my old friends on Friday to get a glimpse of the hard work their design crew today completed for this weekends Capitol Home & Garden Show. From this sneak peek of the Wheat’s Landscape’s display as seen in the below images, it looks like it’s going to be a great success!

Wheat's Landscape booth at the Capitol Home & Garden Show

Mark Finlayson is the designer behind this massive temporary outdoor oasis. He  recently received recognition in Home & Design Magazine’s top 100 designers. Way to go Mark! Way to go team! Rock on with your rad selves!

Wheat's Landscape fountain at the Capitol Home & Garden Show

And for all of you looking for Springtime inspiration this weekend, head out to the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly for a Wheat’s treat. And get your Springtime feeling started.

Wheat's landscape rock wall and trellis at the Capitol Home & Garden show

Boing Boing from Above. Spiral Lamp Shades.

Check out the spiral lamp shades at Contemporary Rustic Decor. These thin and flexible wood creations stretch in height to go from short and squat to slender and slinky. Now if I could only do that by shorts and tee shirt time.

Contemporary rustic decor spiral lamps shade


Back to the Future Photographically. Wow.

This is a very cool and creative project depicting two times in a lifetime – depicting the past in current form. Buenos Aires award-winning photographer Irina Werning’s project Back To The Future takes old photos of people and recreates them in the modern-day with the same subjects. I am blown away by her talent in matching coloring, backgrounds, and even the clothing! A very talented and totally awesome time warp. Ahhh to have our youth back. =0)

irina werning back-to-the-future photography

irina werning back-to-the-future photography

irina werning back-to-the-future photography

irina werning back-to-the-future photography

irina werning back-to-the-future photography

irina werning back-to-the-future photography

What I Want Now! R&B Clyfford Still’s ‘Untitled’.

A touch of orange gets me going. Top it with creamy colors and a dollop of pale pink and I’m sold. Especially if it’s a larger piece of wall art. Focal point focal point. So, I’m really wanting to own this Clyfford Still serigraph “untitled, 1953. I adore the jagged flashes of color and how it still remains calm and unobtrusive. Plus, it’s under $500 framed in solid maple. At 41″H x 36″W it’s perfect above the sofa, the dining room sideboard or a cozy bed.

Clyfford Still, room and board, painting


Behold the Magazine Rack.

This lightly hammered silver plated magazine holder from Wisteria brings the stash to a dressed up level. Or if you’re like me and have WAY too many glossies to keep count, drop some white birch in here or kindling for your next fire. And remember that silver polishing cloth.

Silver Plated Magazine Holder, $99 | Wisteria

Silver Plated Magazine Holder, $99 | Wisteria

Record Temps Maybe?

74 degrees today in Washington, DC. Someone get me a drink with an umbrella in it and some good music.

paper umbrella drink glass design

Click here to to make your own DIY umbrella ella ella.


Just a Thought.

"A person should design the way he makes a living, around how he wishes to make a life" — Charlie Byrd

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