A color that’s been on my mind lately is chartreuse â€”Â it’s by far my favorite color for Spring. Over the last six months, I’ve noticed it popping up in a number of fashion shows as well as home interiors and I love the friendly jolt it adds to an otherwise neutral palette. I like chartresue so much that I used it as an accent color in many of the pieces in the My Cross To Bear series.
1. Bold Living Room, 2. Diane Von Furstenburg Fall 2012, 3. Vitra Panton Chair, 4. Mimi Holiday Bra, 5. CB2 rug and 6. J. Crew catalog outtake.
My office bookshelf, arranged by color.
I know I’ve been posting a lot of flower photos lately but I can’t help it because Trader Joe’s has the BEST bunches of blooms for under six bucks. You walk in and it’s impossible to avoid them. When I’m doing our grocery shopping on the weekends, a new bouquet inevitably makes its way into my cart. And, doesn’t this photo just scream Spring? If you haven’t checked out Lucky lately, the layout and content of the magazine has gotten significantly better in the last six months. And the numeral coasters were a Christmas gift from Joey.
Speaking of Joey, he had a big art opening at Gallery Zero over the weekend. This was his most ambitious showing yet with each painting measuring 4 feet by 4 feet. He just keeps pushing forward and I admire the determination he has when it comes to his art.
When I’m in a hurry, this is essentially my default uniform: a bright sweater (this one is from Zara) paired with my Rick Owens jacket. Oh, and no look is complete without neon nails!
My brother had a dinner party last week and when I came downstairs the next morning, a pineapple was sitting on the kitchen counter. As far as I can remember, neither of us has ever bought a pineapple in our entire lives. Thanks to the mystery guest for the gift!
This is on an average weekday when I’m just doing my thing and not all dressed up. The real deal.
I just discovered the most amazing crepes on the corner of 12th and S.E. Hawthorne. First of all, the guys are super nice and played me some Notorious B.I.G. tunes while I waited. Secondly, the pear, gouda, walnut and honey crepe they made me was heavenly. The best combination of sweet and savory ever!
In closing, this should give you a better idea of the scale of Joey’s newest work. These pieces are huuuuuge. I’m so proud of him! Have a fantastic weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo
Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward
â€¢Â Subtle Patterns is bound to be a lifesaver when you need a texture for a design project. Best of all, they’re FREE!
â€¢Â Beloved interiors mag Domino is making a comeback as a special edition issue this Fall but rumor has it that none of the original team will be involved.
â€¢Â Designers & is a simple tool that helps designers find and connect with printers and developers. What a great idea!
â€¢Â My super talented friend Amelia Arsenic has launched her Black Heart collection of jewelry just in time for Valentine’s Day!
â€¢Â In case you were wondering, these were the models for the famed American Gothic painting.
â€¢Â Smashing Magazine rounds up the WordPress theme trends of 2012.
â€¢Â Shrinkle just did an epic recap of our LA getaway from, oh, 8 months ago! My favorite part was when she mentioned the following:
I should note that Nubby has a master memory. Being that these pics are 8 months old, I texted Gala for help with names/captions. Try as we might, neither of us could remember a damn thing. So I texted Nubby, and she responded within seconds, â€œRestaurant was Gjelina, dog was Nyxie.â€ Who remembers the name/spelling of a restaurant called Gjelina after eating there just once, 8 months ago? NUBBY, thatâ€™s who! I would have been like â€œUmm the restaurant was called Angelina Jolie, and the dogâ€™s name was Nicholas.”
â€¢Â Krissy goes above and beyond, gathering up the best collection of neon images out there.
â€¢Â You can make these adorable valentine clip art cards designed for the Martha Stewart Crafts blog!
â€¢Â The bright, poppy colors on these posters are really inspiring me at the moment.
â€¢Â General Mills is bringing back retro 80s designs for many of its cereal boxes for a limited time at Target.
Welcome to the brand new column, The Latest & Greatest, where I share a themed visual weekly recap of art, design and items that are currently inspiring me! Here’s what’s on my mind this week:
1. Brian Elston Painting, 2. Lanvin Ballerine Flats, 3. Shakuhachi Bustier Bikini, 4. Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia February 2012 Cover, 5. Robert Cergie for Carven Ursule Leather Wedge Loafers, 6. Carven Cutout Dress and 7. Kate Spade Japanese Floral Medium Storage Trunk.
I first discovered Nest, a quirky quarterly interior design magazine in the Fall of 2000 at Border’s. The bright yellow exterior grabbed my attention and when I flipped through the issue (which was housed in a plastic zippered pouch), I was hooked. Instead of focusing on conventionally beautiful interiors, Nest zoomed in on the weird and outrageous. As Wikipedia notes, “During its run, Nest showed the room of a 40-year-old diaper lover, the lair of an Indonesian bird that decorates with colored stones and vomit, the final resting place of Napoleonâ€™s penis, the quarters of Navy seamen and a barbed-wire-trimmed bed that doubled as a tank.”
I made a point to pick up an issue every time I spotted it on the newsstand until it abruptly ended its publishing run in 2004. One of my personal favorites was issue 11 which featured a cross burned through each page, cover to cover. Each issue of Nest had a completely unique theme that was always a welcome surprise.
Read more about Nest:
â€¢Â A Truly Great Magazine Says Farewell
â€¢Â Nest Magazine Closes
â€¢Â A Champion Of the Quirky Writes Finis