Monday, June 29, 2009

Inspiration does exist...

...but it must find you working.

"Ox Cart" by John Huke.

In my design work, I always start with an inspiration piece. Sometimes it will be a rug, sometimes a fabric, but many times I look to fine art. Researching for a client recently, I rediscovered the wonderful surreal paintings by John and Randy Huke, a husband and wife team from Austin, Texas. Their transmundane works are intellectual and dreamy, full of fantastic colors and recondite imagery.

Huke Art Website

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Melt Meee...

New from Italian glass studio, Andromeda Murano, is the hand made "Melt Meee" collection of chandeliers. I love the Rococo styling made ultra chic with a literal twist. Asymmetrical balance and the juxtaposition of traditional and funky evoke a comfortably uncomfortable feeling that is certain to be the ultimate conversation piece.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

BUA update: Another Painting

Here is another painting by Justin Bua currently on display at The 4th Wall Gallery. Did I mention how much I love these??

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

BUA Show @ 4th Wall

This weekend, I attended the opening party for Justin Bua at The 4th Wall Gallery. Most of the works displayed were of the unmistakable urban style for which he is famous. However, there were a few selected new paintings that I found to be a fascinating departure. The tiny (5x7) acrylic nudes are soft and sophisticated, with beautiful brush work and moody atmosphere. I was very fortunate to meet the artist and discuss the works personally. He is passionate about painting from life, and captures the female form beautifully. I hope to see more of these paintings!

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Friday, June 19, 2009


How about these fantastic Agate Platters!

Like Buttah....

I love the idea of using natural stone for anything possible. How about using this idea that upscale restaurants have been doing forever --- a tiny slab of marble as a butter dish! What an elegant alternative to the ceramic cow.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fabulous Repurpose

Local entrepreneur, Fleetwood Hicks, turned a deserted Dallas warehouse into a fantastic loft style home. A great mix of contrasting elements, color, texture and light create a gorgeous interior.

Article by Brittany Edwards, Photo by Michael Ainsworth

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Easy Floral

Lilies from the market, Philodendron and Oak cut from the garden, contemporary vase and recycled river rocks: Easy Floral!
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Remodel in Pittsburgh!

I have a new kitchen remodeling project coming up -- in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania! Thanks to a wonderful local client, who is relocating.

I am looking for a General Contractor in the Upper St. Clair area. Any referrals?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Summer Blooms!

My new favorite...the Bubble Gum Lantana! A beautiful, hardy Texas native...I love it!

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