hello again! i took such a long hiatus from the blog that i almost couldn’t remember how to sign in. there have been a lot of things i wanted to share over the last several months, but sitting down to create a post seemed just like too much work lately. which sounds crazy. so i’m snapping out of it!
in june i went to see my friend tammy of stella jams fame in bozeman, montana. she took me to the farmers market on a rainy saturday morning and introduced me to meredith rivers, the ceramist behind dishes with soul. i truly wanted to cram the whole collection into my carry-on and call it a day. instead i’ve procrastinated for four months. but i have my eye on so, so many of her pieces. i love the raw and undulating edges, and the way some bits fold over almost like a dumpling skin. for my line of work, the shallow bowls and platters are perfect for shooting salads, soups, roasted vegetables… oh pretty much anything.
i have a feeling this line is destined for the shelves of ABC carpet & home. (also known as heaven on earth). since i last looked at meredith’s site back in late june, it looks like she’s been nominated as 2014 finalist for martha stewart’s american made award. congratulations, meredith! i love your work.
almost two years into this new apartment, and i still don’t own one rug. not one in any room. tiny exception: the 2×3 kitchen mat i bought two weeks ago. rugs are expensive and they are a committment. but i can find any of these rugs here in nyc, i might have found some winners…
pinocchio rug from Hay…
dot carpet from scholten & baijings
but if you have donut-topped cupcakes for breakfast they are amazing.
on monday i will be thinking about donuts. and this bedroom:
over the weekend i came across an online shop called ladies & gentlemen, and now i can’t get this crocheted megadoily rug out of my mind. OR the bear paw salt and pepper shakers… OR those neat lil spoons. but really, what a nicely curated online shop. check it out!
i love throw pillows…. like, to the point of wanting my own throw pillow business. (sometimes!) but in the end, i think abc carpet & home does it better than i ever could. inspired by the image above, i bring you this thursday’s buzz: pillows. pillahs. pillerz. enjoy.
(top photo credit here. at bottom: 1/2/3/4/5/6)
every wednesday we’ll take a look at an amazing home or collection of interior spaces that make me go all swoon-y. first up: this amazingly peaceful masonry home located in ripatransone, italy, by architect fabio barilari. i love the neutral color palette, sparse furnishings, and sweeping views of the Italian countryside. can’t you imagine sitting in that eames rocker with a macchiato, staring out the window while thinking deep thoughts? or better yet, no thoughts?
see all the photos (and floor plans!) here
(photos by vincenzo barilari)
three great spaces to curl up and read. while drinking coffee. i would read magazines and cookbooks here.
(image credit here)
i love looking at kitchen & dining room features in magazines. more often than not though, i like a couple elements but not the whole thing. for example, i’ll love everything but the style of the cabinet fronts, or think the light fixtures are amazing while everything else is average. i’m not super crazy about any of the above spaces as a whole, but feel very strongly in love with several things… from the top:
those concrete floors!
that charcoal paint and mix of chair styles
that chinoiserie style cabinet that i can just see the edge of could look great tossed into a more minimalist space (but you’re not coming, minty cabinets)
ceiling beams… casement windows. and that pantry storage cabinet with sliding glass doors is amazing. like an old medicine cabinet.
okay, so that’s the fun, right – cobbling together the dribs and drabs to make one perfect space.
(photo credit here)
i’m sensing a DIY project in the works here. something like this would be perfect over the dining room table.
(photo by Anna Kern for Skona hem)
what do you think? it’s part of an overall re-design, and i thought, why not put it up since it’s ready.
plus the old one was getting on my nerves.