I wish I had before/after pics for this one...but these pictures are of Gwyneth Paltrow's temporary Nashville apartment (featured today on her blog GOOP). The designer, Annette Joseph, renovated this self described industrial space into a much more child-friendly, comfortable home in just 10 DAYS (from first meeting - so 10 days to plan and decorate) and on a limited budget (but I think Gwyneth's definition of 'limited' is a bit different than my own). I think the result of her week and half project is pretty cool, especially for just a temporary residence.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I'm warming up to Houston. The food is great, there is so much to do and I actually like the heat. BUT, I still really miss the beautiful old homes in Atlanta. I guess it's that "Everything's Bigger in Texas" mentality, but the houses here are so new and McMansion-like (there are SOME exceptions of course). While reading a recent article in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, I realized what is missing here: a timeless style. Homes that will only get more beautiful with time. In Houston, they will only be bulldozed to build a bigger spec house (eek.... a little bitter?)! Just looking at these houses from the article makes me miss the old, established, tasteful homes in Atlanta (and Souper Jenny).
All images via atlantahomesmag.com
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I just read a really interesting article in WSJ about the way digital printing is changing the high fashion world. Basically designers are taking photos of things ranging from scenery,like the garden pool below, to peeling paint in a subway, and then uploading the pictures onto their computer and playing with them until they get a design they can then use to make a dress/outfit, etc. This process has been in existence for a long time, but recently the quality has been improved to create better, more realistic prints, allowing high-end designers to adopt or consider using the process. Some designers say they will never make the change and others love it...what do you think?
Akris Spring 2009
Akris Fall 2010
Helmut Lang Fall 2010
All pictures courtesy WSJ
Posted by mcl at 11:44 AM
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I love it when people incorporate old pictures of their parents into their wedding, like on the guest book table, etc. So when a friend sent me her friend's wedding pics, this topiary with photos immediately jumped out at me as a new and cool way to display those photos (or any photos you wanted to share):