Posts Tagged 'beach'

I’m Dreaming of a Seaside Xmas…

Once again, Christian Chaize mesmerizes us with his seaside perspective in photography. This new perfectly square beachy treat from 20 x 200 is available  in 11″ square for $50 and can be framed in a recommended white frame and white matt for an additional $125. Pssst, this print is also available up to an impressive 50″ x 50″ work of art! A beautiful and personal gift for the shore lover or your yourself…. I STILL have YET to get one of my very own Chaize pieces of work.

Apres Grande by Christian Chaize at 20 x 200

Hello Santa? Are you listening?

Christian Chaize.

I have been begging and pleading with my inner realist about purchasing an enlarged beach photograph from Christian Chaize that is for sale at Jen Bekman’s website 20×200.com. Then, I saw Kiane von Mueffling’s dining room in a recent Elle Decor, and BAM! There it was. I’m so jealous. I mentioned this image in my post Low and Behold over a year ago. I loved the color and depth then and after seeing Kiane’s home last month, need to tell my inner realist to take a hike… I’ll be at the beach.

Christian Chaize among vintage lamps, Saarinen chairs and a Halliday dining table.

Christian Chaize among vintage lamps, Saarinen chairs and a Halliday dining table.

Oh My Massimo.

One Kings Lane. It’s that fantastic designer decor and home essentials daily discount website that, well, I seem to be too late in log on to. Yesterday, colorful and happy Missoni beach towels sold out in a few hours. All of them.

Missoni Beach Towels

Adieu Adieu Missoni Beach Towels.

After obsessing over all of the Sold Out labels at Missoni, I moved on to a more expensive event, the photography of Massimo Vitali. Born in Como, Italy, in 1944, Massimo tinkered as a photojournalist and film cameraman before turning his talents to large-scale photography. Massimo is renowned for his large-scale color photographs depicting the masses at leisure. His focus here is on Italian beaches. Some what similar to photographer David Zimmerman’s aerial views of people and places.

"Rosignano Fins" by Massimo Vitali

"Rosignano Fins" by Massimo Vitali

"Papeete Beach Regatta" by Massimo Vitali

"Papeete Beach Regatta" by Massimo Vitali

Now, I don’t know if any of those sunbathers are lying on Missoni beach towels, but Massimo’s perspective grabs my attention… and this sales event also Sold Out within hours!

"MadiMa Wave Verticale" by Massimo Vitali

"MadiMa Wave Verticale" by Massimo Vitali

His photographs sell for around $7,000, some commanding $30,000. One Kings Lane’s sales deal was for under $2,000!

"Sagamore Diptych" by Massimo Vitali

"Sagamore Diptych" by Massimo Vitali

"Amadores 2" by Massimo Vitali

"Amadores 2" by Massimo Vitali

Maybe it’s not meant to be for me, but these sales are two that I wish I had in my shopping cart. Guess I’m not in the fast lane. Non?

Happy Child.

My sister took her family of four to the beach recently and as expected, her two-year old toddler was in heaven with the ocean and the sand. She’s such a happy and joyous being. And this smiling photo of her in her polka dot red hat and ruffled black swim suit just makes my day.

Beach and Sound Front Views.

Just a few scenic pictures I snapped at the beach last week. The ocean and sound views were so refreshing!

The Portable Beach.

I’ve just returned from an annual trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Some of you may have noticed the decrease in posts last week –  sorry bout that. I fully intended to blog from the beach but you know how that goes. One day back in DC and I’m longing to return to the shore. NOW! Of course, that’s not going to happen until I settle on that little beach box cottage, so I found a way to bring a little bit of salt, sand and low-maintenace plant life to me with the mini terrariums by Litill. Created in the Pacific Northwest (not in OBX) this line of mini-world-like terrariums are made out of hand-blown glass and filled with air plants, cacti, craspedia (aka Billy Ball), teeny stone walls, preserved moss, and have an organic presence that seems beachy in its own way. Until next year…

To Market to Market.

I just got back from a lovely week with friends and significant dogs in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. I’ve got a golden tan, fantastic memories, a full digital camera card, and token tee shirt from famous Grays Family Store. While shopping around the beach shops on a cloudy day, I also came across an inexpensive classic French tote on sale for just $25! Perfect for a towel, iPod, sunscreen or veggies from the local market. However, I forgot to pick one up. Always on search for wonderful things, the recent issue of  Coastal Living Magazine mentions the company The French Basketeer’s line of cute and well made versions.

Original Classic French Tote called Aix.

Original Classic French Tote called Aix.

Woven exotic pattern raffia with black leather

Woven exotic pattern raffia with black leather

Natural palm with double leather strap

Natural palm with double leather strap

Pale rose geometric design with draw string closure

Pale rose geometric design with draw string closure

Looking forward to filling up my own basket on the next OBX adventure. DC Design Coop hits the beach again!


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