Friday, July 29, 2011

Artists- Patrick Dougherty

Nothing like these gorgeous sculptures and installations for this lovely Friday. Patrick Doughterty is the artist behind the amazing creations.

Combining his carpentry skills and deep love of nature, Patrick began to take interest in primitive techniques of building, which eventually led to massive installations and sculptures he has made all over the world.
Truly inspiring.

Learn more. Visit the artist's webpage here.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Your questions - Concrete floors

I just recently got a question from a lovely reader who tells me she and her boyfriend want to install concrete flooring in their apartment. However, she shares some concerns:

"Will concrete flooring make our space cold?
Can we put warmer elements?"

imágenes previas y ésta: design elements

via convoy

A strong trend in interior design is in fact concrete flooring. Such an element is actually cold, and it can even seem very masculine and industrial-like, however, it all depends on the things in the room. As you can see from the images, you can generate lovely warm rooms with concrete flooring . Best of all, they can be modern and airy. All of the above rooms are absolutely gorgeous and I love them. And it looks great everywhere: living room, dining room, kitchen, bath and even bedrooms.  
If you are considering getting concrete flooring, try using warm elements to balance the room. Try using wood tables, fabrics and rugs. This way you can balance out concrete and have a room which expresses your taste.
Have yourself a lovely day!

Friday, July 22, 2011

DVF Home for Bloomingdale's

Diane von Furstenberg is a great fashion designer, famous for her wrap drees, but, did you know she has a home line at Bloomingdale's?

It has dinnerware, beddings, and more accesories, with a fresh and modern twist to them. I really love them, especially the zebra duvet in dark brown. =)

Happy weekend, everybody! ;)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Table Inspiration

I love how many options we have nowadays for living room tables. No more fixed sets, but instead, we have the possibility of arranging different kinds of tables in the same room, and achieving great results! You can mix and match colors, materials, and shapes, as long as it coordinates with the rest of the furniture.

Which is your favorite?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Time Tellers (and News)

To wrap up the week and get ready for the long weekend, I thought I'd share these gorgeous monthly calendars by  Pattern Matters. They're hand-made, and each is a unique surprise. You should definitely take a look at them. They have pictures of the making process. Really good!

Now for the news. Today was a very long, but exciting day for me. I went wood shopping! This is actually the first time for me, so it was quite an adventure (even more if you add rain to it). My next carpentry project is small, but it will be my first solo. Tons of things to learn!.

So, in case you're wondering, it's a beautiful maple wood, and I'm doing something for my kitchen. (My daughter tells me I should finish my previous projects before I get to the next ones, and she's probably right, BUT this is something for my class, and we are still stuck in the painting process, so, I'm ready to put my hands onto something).

I'm hoping to have a productive weekend but one never knows. Guess I'll have to see.
A great weekend to y'all!