The advent of spring (truly, it's not that far away) has visions of classic color combinations dancing in my head, especially deep golds & inky blues paired with crisp whites. Picture: a Breton shirt paired with a marigold scarf. A Mediterranean village. Windowpanes & domes painted a deep cyan on a Greek island. The streets of Jodhpur.
These wonderful pieces by team Katherine Wheeler & Abby Seymour of Goldenink are hand-painted & fired beauties, each a one-of-a-kind piece of art perfect to herald warmer days.
Beautiful space, beautiful creations & beautiful creators. These are the talented women behind The Jewels of New York, a catering company that has both their product & aesthetic down. Not only do I love their mouth-watering & visually striking approach to creating menus based on local & seasonal offerings, their space is definitely a place in which I could feel at home & creative. Gorgeous.
Paul Barbera's ambient photographs of their home kitchen are part of his Where They Createproject, wherehe visits artists & photographs the spaces they work in. As he states in his notes, this particular foray, being different than the usual style story he seeks out, is the very reason he likes it.
The thermometer says 50 60ºF here today, & as snow & ice are crashing off the neighborhood roofs, banks are taking on soft, marshmallowy curves as the sun beats down on them. Next week they've forecast temperatures in the teens again, so while this photo may be jumping the gun, it feels like spring isn't hopelessly far away.
Piet Oudolf designs ethereal gardens that you can enjoy in the wintertime, with plantings that have hearty stalks & flowers that retain their form throughout the cold, dormant months. As long as you don't get buried under several feet of snow, what a wonderful approach to landscape design.
I love this wallpaper from Eskayel. The water-color effect reminds me of gorgeous hand-dyed Japanese Shibori fabrics. But I especially love the ombre stain technique on the wooden table, & its rough-hewn ends. Wowza.
The sublime photographs of Mike Mabes, whose equally sublime home can be seen below. His photos feel so natural & unobtrusive, lending both the ordinary & extraordinary moments he captures a simultaneously magical & authentically "candid" appeal.
The Brooklyn home of of photographer Mike Mabes, whose fantastic eye is exemplified in the ensuing post, is evident in his living space as well. With the exception of the munitions hung & strewn casually about (which I am assured are not real), I recognize many elements I choose to live with in my own home: books, trunks, heirloom furniture showing its age, art, vintage cameras, travel mementos & stuff everywhere, like a tiny & personal museum spanning generations, & in Mike's case, all beautifully displayed.