Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Bad news: It's freakin' $2,900. Whhhhyyyy do you people do this to me?!?
Note to self: Confront parents a.s.a.p. as to why I don't have a trust fund.
More good news: Special guest Blogger tomorrow. Woo Hoo!!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Here's some eye candy while I continue to wash the funky airport smells out of my hair and recuperate from our journey...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Anyway, its not really a "vacation" in the traditional sense, since we are going there for his Grandmother's memorial service (she passed away last year and this was the best opportunity for a bunch of his family members to all get together). I have, however; always wanted to go to Maine and I'm sure it will be a very beautiful, somber and peaceful trip.
I've managed to find a few incredible photos of our hotel room and I do have to say, I don't know if seafood and exploring Maine will be enough to get me to want to leave the hotel...
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
According to Barlas Baylar, Hudson's founder and designer, "None of the woods we use are harvested from old growth forests. Our wood slabs are domestically sourced from either salvaged trees or wind/storm damaged trees. The trees have an average life span of 250-300 years. When these trees die, they gradually do so from the crest to the roots. The farmers or the tree owners thus have to remove these trees as they might cause damage to houses, other trees or outlying areas. We integrate various wood species into our designs to produce unique works of art."
All of the furniture is available in custom dimensions, custom finishes and a variety of wood species such as Claro Walnut, Black Walnut, Myrtle, Jasmine, Acacia, Satinwood and Ebonized Pine.
Monday, June 15, 2009
What made my night though, was meeting and speaking to designer Godoy, who has been working in sustainable design for several years. Godoy is in charge of the creative direction of the company. Lemme tell you, he is as charming as he is talented and ladies and gentlemen, I have a new Latin crush!
Pirwi’s catalog showcases stylish and contemporary pieces that are not only green, but that also offer an interesting aesthetic proposal. Besides the creation of environmentally compatible products, Pirwi utilizes socially fare labor practices setting itself at the forefront of the sustainable furniture industry. Wait, it gets better. In addition to all of that, a lot of their pieces are pretty affordable. Pirwi is sold exclusively in the U.S. at Kirk, so make sure to check it out. A few photos of some of my favorite pieces, although the real pieces are much more beautiful in person!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
It would be plain wrong to not start this post with the little man with the big voice whose ahhh-mazing album sleeve (that's right, I said album) sparked off my love affair with neon and inspired me to paint my 'teen bedroom purple. Thanks, mom and dad!
Whew! It's gettin' hot in here already. Please, please, please tell me you at one time owned Prince's album, 1999.
I want this in my house. Reeaalll bad. Image via 2008 'Top Design' winner hottie, Nathan Thomas', interior design company portfolio.
Moving right along, we have a few fine pieces of my favorite British feminist artist/bad girl Tracey Emin.
You Forgot to Kiss My Soul,Tracey Emin, 2001
Kiss me, kiss me, cover my body in love,Tracey Emin, 1996
Everything for Love, Tracey Emin, 2005
Lite Bright Neon Studio
Lite Brite Neon Studio
I don't remember where this image is from, but I do know it's the naughtiest escalator I've ever seen. Saucy!