Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Most people today just go for the easier way of just painting their walls & being done with it. Not me. If I had my own place that I wasn’t renting, I would make them something to look at…of course not every wall in my house. I have to admit I would paint some too, but the others, they would get special treatment! With these wallcoverings & wall treatments, you wouldn’t need artwork to hang…they would become your art!

So go ahead…sit back, scroll down, & get inspired by all the different candies!

peace & love,

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Artistic Accessories

Happy Saturday!

Today I don't know what it is, but I have some money burning a hole in my pocket! Yes, I did just sound like my mother... Anyway, I went to Ikea, which was fantastic in itself, but now I am looking at jewelry online! While looking through my findings, I thought I would share some of the really nice accessories that could be considered art themselves! I hope you enjoy these little yummy treats!

Tiffany & Company's Torque Step Bangle designed by one of my favorite Architects, Frank Gehry
I am obsessed with his whole collection!


Jung Eeeun stone necklaces in his droppings collection inspired by wax dropping from a candle

Jung Eeeun rings in his droppings collection were inspired by wax dripping from a candle

Anthony Roussel rings made from cork or wood
photo via design milk

Anthony Roussel bracelets made from cork or wood
photo via design milk

Alisa Miller honeycomb line of jewelry is incredible

Grain Designers Chelsea Green and James Minola came up with the electric love ring

NoMilk Today by Eva made from polymer clay jewelry

Mutewatch is a Swedish company in Stockholm designed a simple, intuitive watch that doesn’t even look like a watch at all. It's a sleek, plain bracelet-like design doesn’t function until you tap the flat surface. Then an LED touchscreen will light up & you can swipe through its different functions: clock, alarm, & timer.

peace & love,

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wrapped in Inspiration (Sunday Snapshot #6)

I thought I would share these large scale installations created by Christo & Jeanne-Claude. They are beautifully wrapped & draped with fabric.

All of Christo & Jeanne-Claude's projects come from ideas from their two hearts, & two brains. The artists never create works that come from other people's ideas. Never.

They have completed 22 projects. Some projects took many years of refusals until the artists could complete the project: 32 years for Wrapped Trees (1966-98), 26 years for The Gates (1971-2005), 25 years for the Wrapped Reichstag (1971-95), 10 years for The Pont Neuf Wrapped (1975-85), 5 years for Running Fence (1972-76), etc.

Christo & Jeanne-Claude's works are entire environments, whether they are urban or rural. The artists temporarily use one part of the environment. In doing so, we see & perceive the whole environment with new eyes & a new consciousness. The effect lasts longer than the actual work of art. Years after every physical trace has been removed & the materials recycled, original visitors can still see & feel them in their minds when they return to the sites of the artworks. Now, that is what I call real art! I wish my art would last that long, but maybe my personality has the same effect...?

When Christo began to wrap objects in 1958, he used everyday objects such as shoes, telephones & empty paint cans to make his sculptures. Once wrapped, the objects would take on a new identity. While the intricate details of the structures are hidden, the essence of the structures are revealed all the while making the imposing & solid structure seem airy.

These pieces are truely so inspirational, both with the idea behind them & the actual installation. I hope you enjoy the treat :-)

Wrapped Trees, Fondation Beyeler and Berower Park, Riehen, Switzerland, 1997-98

Wrapped Trees, Fondation Beyeler and Berower Park, Riehen, Switzerland, 1997-98

Wrapped Reichstag, 1995

Wrapped Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza del Duomo, Milano, Italy, 1970

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76

Wrapped Coast, One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1968-69

The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, 1975-85

Valley Curtain, Rifle, Colorado, 1970-72

Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83

The Umbrellas Japan-USA 198-491

Over The River is a temporary work of artthat is still in the processof being constructed by the artists Christo & Jeanne-Claude.  Christo plans to suspend 5.9 miles of silvery, luminous fabric panels high above the Arkansas River along a 42-mile stretch of the river between Salida & CaƱon City in south-central Colorado

AT&T commercial inspired by Christo & Jeanne-Claude

peace & love,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ceiling Wonders

Who says vertical decor is limited to wall art?
These unforgettable ceilings are proof that art, color, & texture can transcend to grand heights. With bold geometrics, stark contrasts, & effective use of light, these room toppers draw the eye upward -- & make it difficult to look back down!

Photo via Kelly with materialgirls

Photo via Canadian House & Home

Photo via Apartment Therapy

NHOW Hotel in Berlin
San Fransisco International Airport Terminal 2
IBM Designed by Iosa Ghini

Ceiling Installation by Tsujita in LA

peace & love,