art + design
I am so happy Spring is here! I’ve been freshening and updating our little apartment with the weather. Doing things like switching up the sheets from flannel to linen and hanging a few more pieces of art up. Here are a few of my favorite things these days. What is on your wishlist this Spring?
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As I mentioned before the living room is very small. It is essentially a small seating area. I discovered the magic of having books on the coffee table a few years ago and I haven’t gone back. Our goal when we think about our living room is to make it feel like a really great bookstore. We want to sit down and have lots of interesting new books and ideas right in front of us. Good design and art books can be expensive. Since the beginning of our marriage we’ve made it a priority to buy one every month or two. It’s one of those things that seems overwhelming and unreachable if you want to buy them all at once, but totally doable every month or so. Jamie from Furbish should get all the credit for this room. When she got here it felt totally unfinished. We moved our coffee table out last year because the chairs we had were too big for the space. When we replaced them with smaller chairs we just never brought the table back in. Jamie came in and created an official sitting space. She also made me buy plants, hang up the boob artwork on either side of the sofa and she brought a ton of pillows from her store. When she was done the space felt so much better!
Sources: Samtid Floor Lamp - Ikea, Boob Artwork – Udon Folded Zine from Gravel and Gold, Fiddle Fig Plant – Flower Market, Gold Urchin -Furbish, Blue Pillows – Furbish, Black+Beige Pillows – Furbish, Vintage Suzani Pillows – Furbish, Purple Pillows – In Bed, Tisdag White Lamp – Ikea, Rug – Vintage (we picked it up for cheap in Morocco.) LOVE figurine – Furbish
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Art.com asked me to choose my favorite pieces of art from their site. It was really easy to do because they have so many to choose from. I really want to buy the one with all the 3D glasses and blow it up big. I also love the one of the kids on the Champs de Mars. That was the park across the street from our house when we live in Paris. It would be perfect for the boys’ room. I’m also obsessed with their huge collection of Iraqi Modern Art, it is seriously amazing. Here are my favorite picks for people on my Christmas list.
A. Champs de Mars, by Robert Doisneau B. Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite, by Ansel Adams C. Opening Night Screening, by J. R. Eyerman D. Beach Exercises, Unknown E. Dog, by Ellsworth Kelly F. Red and White, by Ellsworth Kelly G. Verve, by Ahmed Noussaief
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I love 20×200 because they make art available to everyone by making it affordable and they do a great job of supporting young and lesser known artists (in addition to established ones.) I was looking at their site and they have a lot of new awesome art up, just in time for gift giving season. Here are some prints that are on my Christmas wish list.
I get really excited when I see something that feels new and creative. That’s how I feel about the French Company OMY. They have really innovative products that I haven’t seen other places. I loved these cool paper bag costumes and that coloring wall is amazing.