Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a shirt from Rebecca Taylor, dress shorts from Anthropologie, and metallic shoes from Nine West.
Happy Tuesday! Rockin and rollin on this Tuesday in June. The metallic wall paper should be starting to be installed today in a new client’s house... I cannot wait to see the transformation! Wall paper makes such a difference in a room. I love it so... would almost be happy if one design or another was in every room of the house. The wall paper I installed in my dressing room that you can see in my picture every day makes me so happy —- I never grow tired of it. I remember the first time I walked into the room after it was installed.... it took my breath away!!! Every time I pass by it in the Lee Jofa/ Brunschwig & Fils showroom I think... there it is! I love it all over again! The green in the wall paper was tricky... I needed to match the hand painted door nobs in my room. It was right on the money!!! Over the years I have had the pleasure of using wallpaper from so many resources... all with different flavor. I can’t say I have a true favorite that I have installed.... but I can say there have been many that gave me the chills when I say it up.
Today’s article is a little different for me to cover. It comes from the newest issue of Galerie Magazine. Entitled “Life Imitates Art” it gives great examples of how accessories and clothing can imitate art. It intrigued me because I get my inspiration for what I do in rooms from so many different things. A fabric.. a trim... a piece of furniture .. an article in a magazine..all can start a spark. I had the pleasure of getting to go on 3 buying trips to Paris when I worked at The Market. After we bought antiques from 5:00 am to 12:00 pm I had free time until dinner. I walked all over Paris and took in the architecture and looked in shop windows. The experience meant so much to me — I will never forget it. It was almost like taking a course in school. Enjoy this cool article and have a super day!!!
This Akris handbag was designed by Albert Kriemier who turns his clothing and accessories into works of art. His inspiration came from bright blocks of color often used by the mid century American architect and textile designer Alexander Girard. This handbag is called the “Mural Print Anouk Little Day Bag.” Fabulous!!
This is only part of the art installation by Daniel Buren. The blocks of color and the play with the placement is incredible. This photograph was taken in 2006 and called “ Photo-souvenir: From Three Windows.” I would adore to see this in person. It is amazing how similar the design of the Akris handbag translates to this work of art.
This is a six-paneled screen that is digitally printed. It is Maison Lacroix’s Finition Onyx Large Screen for Roche Bobois. It truly represents the fabric house’s opulence in its design. The detail is amazing...I could study it for hours.
Here mimicking the same spirit of whimsical design is a sculpture by artist Nick Cave. It almost looks like the birds are forming a beautiful nest swirling around this cage.
This is a diorama created by Brooklyn sculptor Patrick Jacobs. I must admit I have never heard the term diorama before— so I looked it up. It is “ a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large-scale museum exhibit.” I still learn something new every day— even at age 58! This landscape titled “Pink Forest” is made from plastic, paper, foam, and wood. This looks like a lovely pink dream of a heavenly place.
Oh my.... this watch is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! Called the “Calatrava Haute Joaillerie” watch.... it is made up of mother-of -pearl, 149 staggered-set diamonds and 182 pink sapphires. WOW!!! Christmas present anyone?????? The juxtaposition of this watch next to the diorama is stunning.
This abstract painting “ Gouache” by Sonia Delaunay was painted in 1938. This painting feels as fresh and vibrant as if it was done today.
Fast forward to 2018 with a Dolce & Gabbana with an spectacular top and hat inspired by the queen of hearts. The similarity in design to the painting from 1938 is wonderful. Good design just never goes out of style.
"Life Imitates Art" featured in Galerie Magazine
Text: Jacqueline Terrebonne
For dinner last night we had bacon wrapped filet and spinach salad with avocado- it was delicious!!