As you continue to read my blog you will start to recognize a reoccurring theme in my posts, chairs. I am in awe of chairs. They were the very first type of furniture to ever be designed and made by man. They provide not only a resting place for weary legs, but many times a source of visual pleasure. The chair below is the Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671). It was originally designed for Herman Miller Furniture Company in 1956. The original and most traditional design, as seen below, is a supple black leather with a rosewood veneer shell. I have also seen this chair upholstered in white leather and it is sexy. Definitely not appropriate for a home with children or red wine lovers. Thank you to Desire To Inspire, a blog I regularly visit, that originally posted this image.
This is the book currently living on my living room end table. There is not a time when I pick up this book and flip through the pages that I don’t have a smile on my face. Jonathan Adler is not only supremely talented but also knows how to have fun with design. It doesn’t always have to be serious to be pretty!
I love everything about this image. The perfect shade of white on the walls, the slim lines of the gray bureau, the deep sheen in the floor tile, the playful layering of the crystals on the pendant fixtures and the amorphous shape to the pair of vases on the floor. I consider myself a transitional designer and this image epitomizes everything I love about design.
In an effort to eat healthier I have committed myself to bringing my lunch to work every day. This is easier said than done. I try very hard to get myself out the door by 7:00am to start my one hour commute on foot and by train. I don’t have a lot of time in the morning to prepare my daytime nibbles. So I have begun to do all my prep work on Sunday evenings. My fridge is stocked to the brim with tupperware filled with healthy goodies, but how should I get them to work? I found the answer at Whole Foods this past weekend. The Built NY lunch bag. Now I am aware that I’m not the first one to discover these adorable durable and highly washable bags, but I’m now their number one fan. Check out how pretty they are!
This was the very first book I purchsed when I started design school. I may never be as bold in my color choices or as fearless in my layering of patterns and objects, but I owe a lot of my love of design to the genius that is Kelly Wearstler.
I only had a moment to glance at West Elm’s new fall preview. Looking good! I’m loving the navy wall. I can’t wait to explore the all the new goodies.
Moving from a tiny place in Beacon Hill to a more spacious apartment in Cambridge has seriously increased the size and amenities in my kitchen. I now have a full size refrigerator and oven! Sadly I haven’t quite reached the beauty of the kitchen below. I love how the stainless appliances play off of the gray veining in the marble, and who wouldn’t love an utterly modern chandelier over their island. Pretty? Absolutely!