Saturday, April 24, 2010

London Interiors

British Interiors and especially London interiors always top my list for inspiration.  I love the eclecticism, the range of colors and textures, the art and most of the time, a touch of "eccentric something or other" mixed within. The interiors have style and always look different, they never appear too staged and I love the mix of high and low, a mix that the Brits do so well, combining very expensive pieces with things that either cost nothing or were inherited from granny.  The pics here are from Marie Claire Maison and show an artsy, very creative and sophistcated apartment. 















Monday, April 19, 2010

Jennifer Rubell - Food as Installation Art

Art + Food are two of my biggest passions and I love Jennifer Rubell's work, so cleverly combining both and thus creating installation works that are edible.  Rubell's works is part performance art, part installation art, both on a large scale and her work deconstructs the meal or ritual, and reshapes it into a series of installations that prompt participants to partake without any instruction or guidance. Her installations become events and I love the work she has done. A lot of her installations happen during Art Basel Miami.  The pictures below depict her installation "Creation" and the pictures were taken from her website: http://jenniferrubell.com/index.php
I highly recommend her cookbook Real Life Entertaining, Easy Recipes and Unconventional Wisdom. Her recipes are easy to make and this book makes a great reference for entertaining.


Peanuts as snacks

Dig in!

Drinks anyone?

Always a good time with drinks around.

Water, tea, coffee...

Juicy ribs



Healthy desserts, apples and trees



Jeff Koons chocolate bunnies - high in antioxidants


Looks like fun!

Oh well, original Koons gone kaputt!


Jennifer Rubell having fun!

All pictures courtesy of http://jenniferrubell.com/index.php

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Michele Oka Doner - Artist and Style Icon

Some of my posts have been about my personal style and interior design icons and my decorating style has been highly influenced by them.  Another one of my personal favorites is the artist Michele Oka Doner, an  inventive maker of sculpture, jewelry, furniture, functional objects and handmade books. Her work is very influenced by organic forms and executed in bronze, wax, silver, clay and other media.  Her art is organic, but elegant, sophisticated and playful, on a large scale or very small, like a piece of jewelry. Oka Doner's work has been widely exhibited and I can highly recommend her book "Natural Seduction," a fantastic portfolio of her work.  Photos of her gorgeous atelier and living space in Soho are featured below and looking through the images, I want to go out to nature and start collecting and looking for artistic inspiration.  I also wanted to mention Michele Oka Doner's always impeccable clothing style, she is a true style icon and I am looking forward to seeing future works of her to come.















Atelier images courtesy of New York Social Diary.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Street Style

Who doesn't love The Sartorialist, Garance Dore or other websites and blogs devoted to Street Style. Street Style has always fascinated me and no better place than the big cities to wander and do some people watching. I love to watch people all around me and take stylish cues...so do the designers, it all comes full circle.  I wanted to share a new favorite website of mine, Lookbook , also devoted to Street Style that allows the hipsters in this world to upload their own images. 














All images courtesy of http://lookbook.nu/

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Psychedelic Rock posters 1960's

Just for fun, psychedelic rock posters from the Haight-Ashbury / San Francisco days in the 1960's. I love these for the colors and that a lot of them found inspiration in the Art Nouveau movement.  They are such amazing graphics, I just had to post them. Click for more info here and enjoy!


                              Posters: Collection of Historical Design Inc. , New York, NY
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