Thursday, July 30, 2009

I heart Funky Floral

I came across this quirky designer from Los Angeles. Marguerite Inman, working under the title Velvet Spade Designs, creates witty narrative scenes by blending plants with unexpected vintage and new materials. With titles such as "Drinkin Buddies" "Monkey Mist" and "What the Buck" these plant sculptures are instant conversation starters.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Unexpected Dining

While working in Pittsburgh, I lunched at Bistro 19, located in the picturesque Mt. Lebanon area. The township, first settled in 1773, is filled with the narrow streets and stone cottages, feeling very old world and charming. The interior design of the restaurant is a fantastic contemporary contrast. Rich mahogany, basalt, slate and oak bring an earthy warmth to the fairly minimalist lines of the space. The front wall is comprised of folding windows that open completely, making the entire space an al fresco experience. Oh, and the food is fabulous...try the Grilled Salmon Salad!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I Love Money.... Flooring!

What a beautiful way to repurpose! En masse the pennies create a cohesive, warm and almost old world look, yet each penny has it's own character and patina. I am wondering how it will change with age and what it sounds like when walked on in stilettos.


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