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Friday, September 11th, 2009

Flickr Faves on Friday: Now for a Bit of Color…

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These shots show some scrumptious color. I never really thought a yummy snack could inspire a room, but now I realize I was wrong (from flickr member leinestein):

brie&bread

I am loving these green mums from flickr member emma lamb:

Loving these cheerful paper lanterns from the fabulous ninainvorm:

Lanterns

A blue door and a party from veronikanika:

party

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Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Color Inspiration Compliments of Paul Klee

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Do you ever get in the design doldrums? Clearly you are a blog browser – do you ever get style ennui? Sometimes I feel very overloaded with so much information that I fail to see freshness because my brain is short circuiting. How do you get the juices flowing again?

One thing I do is climb up and take down one of my many art and design books (I’m a bit of a book hoarder and I’m starting to get a little scared for myself after watching this crazy show called Hoarders on A&E the other night (by the way, this show is really good at inspiring you to clean out the attic, the basement, the fridge, and any other place clutter can gather!). Last week it was this charming little book on Paul Klee that I picked up at my favorite used bookstore on the planet for two bucks. Not only was he a master of form and composition, but Paul Klee mastered color baby! Next time you are in the design doldrums, I highly recommend going to the library and checking out a monograph. For now, I’ll show you a few that jump-started my creative engine:

The next time that I fear picking out FLOR tiles is overwhelming, I’m just going to grab some that make this pattern:

Or this pattern:

This color palette is very Don Draper’s office:

Hmm, in a room this combo might come out looking a little 1980′s Miami, but it could still be great in a nursery or used with the just the right amount of each hue:

Seriously, if you are a clutterbug and you want to be scared straight, check out Hoarders over here.

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

In Case You Missed It: Around the Web Last Week

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1) A peep into the new Ace Hotel in New York City via Gothamist:

2) Cheery Color Therapy for Depressed Times over at It’s All So Lovely:

3) One of my favorite blogs is VisuaLingual. I’m not sure how I found it; I think I was checking out Cincy stuff because I grew up there and love the city. She finds the coolest things like this (Dispatchwork by Jan Vormann):

…and this Charley Harper Mural in Cincinnati I never knew about in the eleven years I lived there:

For more great photos of this mural, check out VisuaLingual.

4) Yellow makes me SO happy! Elements of Style has a great collection of yellow images and goods right here:

I did a post of yellow with black and white awhile back. It’s right here.

5) Spaceinvading. I am HOOKED!

6) Vanessa De Vargas rounded up some of L.A.’s hottest designers to share their favorite trends over at AT:LA. The post is here.

1) Ace Hotel photos by Katie Sokoler for Gothamist

2) from Living Etc. via It’s All So Lovely

3) from Jan Vormann via VisuaLingual; by Maya Drozdz at VisuaLingual

4) via Elements of Style. I think this photo was originally from Cottage Living.

5) Image © jamesapallister. Building is Arevalo Studio by Mole Architects via Spaceinvading.

6) via Apartment Therapy

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