Thursday, May 31
When I was a kid, I used to watch all kinds of documentaries with my history-lov'n dad. I clearly remember being so fascinated with the intricate burial rituals of the Egyptians and the Greeks among others. Noble people buried with gems and jewelry the like I had never seen. I still refer to those memories when I think of a perfect piece of jewelry, organic, rich and unique. I would buy all of these pieces form the Metropolitan Museum of Art, plus, you get to support the museum, so if you have oh, say $40,000 laying around, I say, "donate it to the museum."
Posted by Michelle at 2:45 PM
Yup, it is official, O and I are moving to Atlanta at the end of the summer, going back home. I love so many things about Atlanta, hmmm lets see...family....weather....trees, so many wonderful restaurants... I will miss New York dearly, oh so dearly.
YO: Side note check out Ma Vie en Rose
YO: Side note check out Ma Vie en Rose
Posted by Michelle at 2:30 PM
Wednesday, May 30
Tuesday, May 29
Wednesday, May 23
You will enjoy this if a. you have ever been high on cold medicine, b. if you have ever had a brain fart, I am guessing that goes for all of you...enjoy. I just listened to this little ditty and laughed so loud at work that I scared the crap out of my friend...sorry. It is hysterical, I just got over a cold....and this is how I felt for dayzzzzz. Thanks Dooce, you da best.
Posted by Michelle at 3:06 PM
It was so great to get away, I played soo much during the day, and ate wonderful dinners at night. We stayed in another part of South Beach this time and do not recommend it. If anyone has questions, go ahead and ask away, but I will not diss out right. Except to say that O and I were at the Tides Hotel and had dinner at their restaurant La Marea, and it was a huge let down. $34 for a mound of fish the size of a deck of cards...that was their whole fish dinner too...couldn't event tell it was a fish...and $14 for one scallop...seriously peeps. Stick with Marks if you are heading down to SoBe. Side Note: The Tides is beautiful, and so is the restaurant, it feels like the coziest house party.
Posted by Michelle at 7:53 AM
Wednesday, May 16
Monday, May 14
I really want to go check out this store in Red Hook, Brooklyn. They offer select 19th and early 20th century jewelry and objects with contemporary stylistic and cultural relevance. This spring Erie Basin is showing the work of Benedicte, Natalia Brilli, and R Jewellery to name a few. Plus they have an online shop! I love these handmade silver and beautifully polished labradorite earrings.
Posted by Michelle at 3:49 PM
Saturday, May 12
and my parent's visit went really well, we had a great time. Plus, I got lots of great presents! My mom and I went to Purl Patchwork and I got some fabrics. I also got an a beautiful Alyssa Ettinger vase, a really sweet tree vase from Nest in Park Slope, a pillow from Show Pony on etsy that I have wanted forever and lots of beautiful fabric! O gave me some beautiful, bright cotton from Mood, and a beautiful porcelain necklace from Rare Device. Oh, and some great suede flats. Actually, anyone who wants a good, peep toe flat should check out the Bunni style from Steve Madden. Needless to say, it sure was fun! Now, unfortunately I am sick, and I have to go back to bed :( I guess I could take my laptop and just pass the day reading all of the great blogs I love.
Posted by Michelle at 2:23 PM
Friday, May 11
I love typography, at my current position, I play with beautiful type all day long, proportion is everything, it is very exciting to me. I was so inspired by Scully's work, she is inspired by "the conflicting and harmonious relationships the urban environment has with the natural world." I learned about her via the always fabulous Another Shade of Grey, thanks!
Posted by Michelle at 1:19 PM
Feeling under the weather, and still working...so I will post later :( I wanted to post this wonderful tea from MarieBelle in New York. I went there this past weekend and enjoyed the Aztec hot chocolate so much...but tea is better for the throat don't you know.
Posted by Michelle at 1:15 PM
Wednesday, May 9
Tuesday, May 8
I went to the Moma this weekend, it was amazing, of course. My favorite section was the graphic design, and furniture and industrial design area. I fell in love with this amazing glass wear set designed by Josef Hoffmann in 1912. It is made with clear mouth blown mat crystal with hand painted enamel using a technique, "in which a crystal surface is decorated in a brownish-black enamel, is called "Bronzitdekor" and was developed by Hugo Max only a short time previous to the design of Series B. Designs using this technique were Hoffmann's first for Lobmeyr." I found them online at Soho's Moss design store. At $250 a pop for the goblets, I will not be purchasing them any time soon, but wouldn't it just the a perfect gift for the person who has everything? I will post my pictures from Moma soon, for all of you who don't get to go :)Domino also featured the designer in their magazine!! How cool, I just got it and opend it up and almost peed my pants, I love Domino, so right on trend.
Posted by Michelle at 9:27 AM
Friday, May 4
AHH, I have been such a bad blogger, sorry. Between birthday celebrations and my folks being in town, I have been buying too much fabric and getting too many gifts to post...ok, now I am just bragging, but seriously, I will be back on Tuesday full time. Until then, enjoy this killer chair (I sure will, going to MOMA in a few minutes!!! so excited) I love these outdoor chairs, the drain in the seat is brilliant, nothing worse than wet-pants from the chair puddle. Plus, this green would look gorgeous with lush vegetation is various shades of green.
Posted by Michelle at 10:21 AM
These are our chairs. I went, I sat, I decided. Dark brownish gray velvet. Amen. On another note, that Sheila B living room was probabl...
Cue peppy 50's era music and narrator... Here it is, demystified and laid plain; how commissioning a painting works. Lets use my clien...
Third time in two months I have seen Sense and Sensibility ...I heart Jane Austen, but I don't think we would have been friends if I ...
First things first, lets sets set some ground rules. I really have no idea what I am doing, but I hope what I have to say is helpful, I trul...
Beautiful wedding images from days gone by, that I saved years ago for my own wedding inspiration. I ended up being too harried to act...
Working on a commission today for the gallery. This is the second go. I had to paint over the first attempt. I don't mind when that hap...
This really cute mood board over Snippet and Ink reminds me of my new painting... Harry, 48x48
So I decided to do a Calendar this year. Whuppeee. 13x19, features my Antonia painting, signed, $30 usd. Printed using archival inks on ...
What ho! So, in the sick haze this last week, I have been bolstered by my favorite duo, Jeeves and Wooster. Based on the stories and book...
I simply love this idea. I admit that when Emily from Once Wed stopped by to pick up a few things from my studio, I was surprised that she...