Friday, December 18, 2009

Artist: Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha was a Czech painter and illustrator who essentially created the art nouveau style.He was famous for portraying young beautiful women with flowing robes and hair, often with "halos" behind them.I love his use of paler colors and symmetry of detail in some of his works.All these images I found on a wonderful site by marinni that's in Russian.See more images here.

Art: Framed Vintage Bathing Suits and Toys

I've always been enamored with the idea of framed vintage bathing suits, so I was thrilled to come across Petri Point Designs .They have a wonderful array of womens, mens and childrens suits as well as some cute antique toys. BTW the hunter green and red and white striped numbers are mens' suits (!). All are from the 1920's to 30's.

Color study: Blue and White

I've been doing alot of color exploration lately.I've always loved blue and white - it is a classic combo...clean, refreshing and summery. I especially love it contrasted with a soft yellow or against aged dark wood.Perhaps my fondness for this combo stems from it's use in my school uniform in Jamaica when I was a's somehow comforting and familiar.A small selection of some of my favorites above. Image credits: 1.  2.gregkucera  3. 4. 5.         6. 7. 8. 9.      10. mybestsupplier 11. akcrystalbead 12. evahaiku 13. momwaldsplace 14. xjavierx 15. xjavierx

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Panoply of Chairs

I have many chairs of every type in my house.Some I use as night-stands, bookshelves, to hold flowers, as a door stop and, occasionally, to sit on. They are ubiquitous and adaptable and , thankfully, come in  many shapes/colors/sizes.I chose just a few (there were many more-trust me) that I liked above.Credits: 1. haurilak 2. jakubikpeter 3. lizrary 4. russheb 5. andrew. gregory 6. kdmdesign 7.unknown                 8. doorsixteen         9. eklektick 10. kishamarie 11. aychsea 12. vintageamythest 13. starckting              14. didirkes 15. dollymamma 16. hannyb 17. dagsverre 18. jodice 19. bondseye 20. xjavierx 21. xjavierx 22. eamesville 23. sweetjessie 24. jotka26  25. xjavierx 26. stgrundy 27. dollylovespink 28. darwinbell 29. raggedroses 30. edwindejongh 31. citypix 32. thebellacottage 33. xjavierx 34. howaboutorange     35. evanbrennan 36. picnicbyellie 38. to 41. xjavierx