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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Animal prints - with a difference!

On February 24th, 2012 by .

Don’t you just love these prints!  As  humorous and quirky animal  pictures become more popular, I wanted to share the following images from F.S. Home collections and Ibride, as seen at Maison & Object.

Decorating with books

On February 17th, 2012 by .

When I find myself in a decorating dilemma where nothing seems to work, I rely on a collection of books to come to my rescue. Books in varied sizes and colored spines provide an instant solution by filling up empty shelves and coffee tables.
One trend I have seen a bit of lately in interiors editorial photography and design shows is the flipside of traditional book display which I love! By grouping books page side out, you get a wonderful array of neutral shades (depending on the books’ age!) that helps to create texture within the same tonal range, plus an art installation of sorts. If the idea of having your well read and often used titles flipped around is frustrating, then you may want to collect an assortment of old books from your local thrift store or garage sale to use instead.
Image seen via Poppytalk


Trend: Look to the future

On February 15th, 2012 by .

Our ‘look to the future’ trend has been bubbling away for some time and can be found in tv, fashion & homewares.  The subject is quite broad and all centres around one word, ‘science’.  Brian Cox (who is now super cool) is the face of the television movement, with other celebrities following behind.  Fashion collections for Spring/Summer 2012 saw world renowned designers, dressing their models with ‘spaceage’ clothes and alien inspired hairstyles, whilst architects and interior designers are having fun with white futuristic spaces, teamed with splashes of punchy neon.

Credits: Paco Rabane Spring 2012 RTW (silver dress). Grad show, Otago Polytechnic collections 2011 JoJo Ross.  Silver trousers: Giles Spring 2012 collection. 2012, Golden Globes. Set of 4 models: Christopher Kane, S/S 2012. Restaurant Design, Home Design 2 you.  Futuristic living room, Home Interiors Look Futuristic by Geometrix Architecture. White room with face on wall, Raiffeisen Bank’s flagship offices in Zurich.  Lampshade head, Medical glassware:  Colorful alien: Anne-Sofie List by Signe Vilstrup for Elle Denmark, on  All white apartment: Natalya Farnosova and Elena Samarina in Kiev, Ukraine. Hair, Paris Spring/Summer 2012