Friday, February 25, 2011

Thank you Denmark for giving me the Little Mermaid & Verner Panton

So I stumbled upon this website that sells replicas of designer furniture. Usually I would want the real thing not knock offs but, when it comes to designer furniture a just out of college girl can’t afford that designer price. So I rummaged around this site called Interior Trade Furniture and another similar website. I was looking for a cheaper version of some kind of dining chair. I ended up finding some plus wanting to spend my whole tax refund on the Womb chair reproduction….still dreaming about it!

Well, I am so obsessed about the Panton chair (see Panton chair montage above), that when I saw how relatively inexpensive they were I jumped at ‘em! Even if I change up my d├ęcor, they will still look nice because they can go with anything! Denmark designer, Verner Panton, really knew what he was creating!

Verner Panton (1996) by Erling Mandelmann

Anyway, I got two of the chairs...for now.  I think they will go nicely with my dining table from Ikea which looks like a more inexpensive version of Eero Saarinen’s Tulip Pedestal Table. I am a sucker for mid-century modern furniture and I am so giddy with excitement that these two chairs are already sitting in my apartment office waiting to get picked up at this very moment!!! I hope they look like the website photo. I will let you know how they turn out!

Have a great weekend everybody!

peace & love,


Here is a picture of the two chairs....they were just what I ordered! I love them and want to order the other two right away!!! :-)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Just Peachy

Today at work I was going through paint colors and I found a brochure about 2011 color collections. This one called “Gentle Medley” caught my eye and reminded me of spring...please hurry up and get here! Plus, it was pretty gloomy here in Dallas today, so to offset that I thought I would share my spring color treats!

I have seen from various blogs and a couple paint companies (like this Sherwin-Williams color story inspired by vintage florals, dragonfly and butterfly motifs, mismatched flea market finds, maps, and hand tinted photos) that the spring 2011 colors are taking a nod from the past.

"Gentle Medley" by Sherwin Williams 2011

These colors also found their way into some spring collection of designers. It has always interested me how interior design and fashion have played off of each other too. (I also loved those Kravet advertisements that played with the fashion inspiration for the upholstery fabric they were trying to sell)

It all seems to have taken a nostalgic corner with bringing the pastel colors and patterns of the 40’s & 50’s back and revamping them to make them modern again. It is a refreshing palette and I am falling in love with it!

peace & love,

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hello World!!

Well here goes nothing...My first blog!

I have been toying around with getting my own blog for awhile now and I finally decided I need somewhere and someone to share every inspiration with, besides my wonderful boyfriend...I am sure he pays attention to every magazine page I ripe out or when I make him look at my phone when I come across something unusual, but this is a fun way to let the world know my obsessions and sweet findings in this beautiful world!

Photo from designers guild

I find myself reading design blogs when I am wanting to find something fun & new or when I want to take a break from work...then I go to the related posts, links, & other's favorite blogs until I get into the blogoshpere so deep that I don't know how I got there! It is so addicting & it just captivates me for hours on end! Anyways, that's what I hope to do for you...captivate you!
So join me on my random & spastic journey...I look forward to the future & I hope that you will stay awhile! :-)

peace & love,