Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More art

I think it is safe to say that I would do just about anything to own this art. Lord Denver's Prize Horse "Aditoc" (Triptich) at Tonic Home. Love love love.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Ugallery Landscapes

I'm feeling landscapes.  Well-priced, landscapes by students, actually.  All from UGallery.com.

6th Street Tower by Greg Byers, Brooks Institute, $400

Roman Ruins by Logan Cason, University of North Carolina Charlotte, $150

New Orleans, LA 2009 by Matthew Maruca, $100

Persistence by Cameron Justice, New York University, $80

Jerry by Michael George, New York University, $85

Red Cars by Ben Jerabek, University of South Carolina, $75

tungl by J. Nicholas Corich, Truman State University, $320

Friday, June 26, 2009

It's only decorative

I know we are having record high temperatures in Atlanta, but I am thinking about nicely stacked wood in a fireplace.  

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Notable weekly meal...

I've been eating a lot of crap lately, hence the no weekly meal posts. Something about the summer and the thought of wearing a bathing suit every weekend slows down my zest for food. BUT, I discovered something I thought I would share - Celery Root Vinaigrette. Awesome when paired with a piece of grilled chicken, and I imagine any other meat would go well with it. It makes for a nice light meal. The following is a recipe I copied out of the New York Times:

Celery Root Vinaigrette


1 pound celery root
2 cups chicken stock
6 peppercorns
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
3 scallions, minced
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped

1. Peel the celery root and cut into one-and-a-half inch cubes. Bring the chicken stock to the boil and add celery root, plus water if need.  Add the peppercorns.  Cover and simmer until tender (about 20 to 30 minutes). Drain.
2. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Slice the celery root and place in a serving bowl.  Add the dressing, the scallions and parsley. Toss and serve at room temperature. 

Yield: 4 servings. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I want to go to there.

There are countless places I want to visit, some for the first time and some for the second or third. This is just a random assortment of places that crossed my mind today...

1. - 3. Aman Resorts - This looks like the most amazing luxury hotel chain... I thought they were all in the Middle East until I found Amangani, which is actually in Jackson. Turns out they have a world presence - crazy! They all look fab, and although I've been to JH a few times, this just looks awesome.

Marrakesh, Morocco

Jackson Hole, WY

Bali, Indonesia

4. Montpelier Plantation - Nevis, West Indies

5. Aspen Food and Wine Classic - Aspen, CO (duh.)

All pictures courtesy their respective website.

I'm easy to please...just take me SOMEWHERE.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Girl's weekend very soon

Brad and I like to look for hypothetical ranch houses in Texas.  While reading House Beautiful, I found this adorable ranch house in Round Top, Texas.  The interior design is by Ginger Barber.  I love the simplicity of it.  I'll invite you for a "girls weekend" once I re-do a little shack somewhere in the country.  I'm sure I'll have the time and money to do that very soon.  

Addicted to...

Lately, I'm obsessed with the Street Chic Daily section of the Elle News Blog. The premise behind this area of the blog is to snap photos of fashionable people on the streets of major cities across the world. Generally, they get "everyday" girls and guys, but at times they will get people that are involved in the fashion industry and actually profile them. The following are some of my favorite new featured looks:

Images courtesy Elle.com's Street Chic Daily
All photos by Anne Ziegler

Friday, June 12, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Worth a million?

Brad Pitt recently paid close to $1 Million for the Neo Rauch painting "Etappe" at the Art Basel art fair in Basel, Switzerland. I was not at all familiar with Rauch before hearing this news....so I did a little researching. I have to say the Pitt's new possession would have to be my favorite of what I've seen thus far. I guess it's just not necessarily my taste. Allie and I have decided that we think his work is sort of a mix between Rockwell and Dali, at least thats conclusion we came to after a brief discussion.

Wikipedia points out here that "architectual elements peter out" of his work, and I'm always reading that Pitt is an avid architecture buff. Maybe that is why he loves it so...

Image courtesty WSJ Blog SpeakEasy


"Die Fuge"

"Warten auf die Barbaren"

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Outsiders

There is a lot of discussion in the art world about outsider art and its value.  I personally think outsider art reminds us the importance of any kind of art.  These outsider artists do not have any predisposition to being an artist and usually lack any exposure to art, yet somehow know that they have to create art.  It shows that art is a force more powerful than just the people involved.  Here are some of my favorites:

Jesse Howard, famous for his handmade yard signs.

Madge Gill From Wikipedia: She claimed to be guided by a spirit she called "Myrninerest" (my inner rest) and often signed her works in this name.

Autistic artist Gregory Blackstock

Henry Darger worked as a janitor in Chicago and his works were discovered after his death.

Annie Tolliver (daughter of Mose Tolliver, probably the most famous artist of this style)