Pink is one of those colors people either love or hate. I’ve never been a fan of bright, in-your-face bubblegum pink but there’s something about blush / rose / this nondescript pink that’s seemingly everywhere these days that I like because in its softest forms, it works as a great neutral.
Blush or whatever you may call it also reminds me of the desert, especially spots like Joshua Tree and Red Rock Canyon where there’s warm, dusty hues everywhere. The color has gained such mainstream appeal that The Cut picked up on it, saying: “A cohort raised to distrust pink has turned contrarian and embraced a muddied, faded version of the color…we’re conspicuously reading Sweetbitter, drinking a matching glass of frosé, and Instagramming it all with our rose-gold iPhones.”
Yep. Guilty as charged.
What’s your take on the color?
Yay or nay?
Top image: socks. Middle image: bodysuit. Bottom image: coat. watch. shoes. rose water.
My favorite artist for the past year has been Chad Wys and after having a total of 5 of his pieces decorating both my office and rooms at home, I figured it was time to dedicate a post to his work because guys, it’s on another level of cool (and if you’re curious, here’s the newest piece that’s getting hung in my office!)
I’m pretty simple when it comes to art — I know what I like when I see it. Chad’s work has an eclectic mix of color, composition and humor that feels at once steeped in history but also thoroughly modern. It’s everything I love in visual form.
Not to get too off-track, but I’m also obsessed with this clothing collection he collaborated on with Lulu & Co. Ugh, I want it all.
Chad has a passion for art history along with a fascination with the impressionists so it’s been a natural evolution to see his work mix this aspect with touches of graphic design and painting to create beautiful, thought-provoking outcomes. While his brighter, color blocked work is probably best known, he has done moodier, more mysterious series like Nocturne as well.
Of his art, he explains it best when he says, “At its broadest point, my work concerns the examination of visuality: of images and objects, decorations and art and how the manifestations of the reproductions of these materials come to influence our everyday experiences.”
Someday, I hope to be in a position to buy original pieces of work from the artists I admire but in the meantime, I’ve purchased all of Chad’s pieces from his shop on Society 6. It’s super affordable and you can get it pre-framed (because we all know what a pain it can be to find frames in the right sizes). Here’s a few shots of the ones I own. You can see all of the options currently for sale here.
All art courtesy of Chad Wys.
There’s something about clocks in general that have a sense of nostalgia. Sure, I have my iPhone sitting on my desk that can tell time perfectly accurately but I’ve been wanting a wall clock for my office. Maybe it reminds me of being in school in the 90s before kids had cell phones and we’d all watch the clock, waiting for class to get out for the day.
I have a soft spot for mid-century modern style clocks because they feel more like mini pieces of art than the standard-issue clocks I grew up with.
The most recognizable designs were produced by George Nelson, who ran a design studio in New York City for the Howard Miller Clock Company. While most of these reissues are sadly out of my budget, I stumbled upon the Watch Me Wall Clock. The 8 colored panels remind me of paint chips and I love the simple design. Mine just arrived this week and is now hanging across from my desk — I love it!
Aren’t these clocks super cool?! 1. sunburst, 2. eye, 3. black asterisk, 4. sunflower, 5. watch me asterisk, 6. ball, 7. watch me asterisk, 8. petal clock and 9. wheel.
What about you? Do you have an old school clock hanging in your space or are you all about the digital?
I used to cringe at gold anything, especially during my teenage goth years. I associated it with being glitzy, gaudy and old fashioned. Silver was cool, calm and collected.
That all changed little by little a few years ago. I bought a pair of black Zara motorcycle boots with gold zippers, then a purse with gold hardware and softened my stance, realizing black and gold had a nice contrast.
Over the last year, the rose gold trend has been picking up major steam and I can’t get enough. For Christmas, Joey surprised me with my dream watch from The Horse and I just picked up the Anita K choker to match. These are my go-to daily jewelry pieces and now I’m seeing rose gold popping up in housewares, footwear, nail polish and more.
These are a few of my favorite rose gold things: 1. Acne boots, 2. Adidas shirt, 3. Paperchase paperclips, 4. Le Cord cable, 5. Via side table, 6. Anita K choker, 7. Essie polish, 8. Adidas Superstars and 9. The Horse watch.
What’s your take on the rose gold trend? Love it or hate it?
Top photo: Superfront.
At this point, my office has basically turned into a mini jungle (imagine 2 large palms and about a dozen various succulents and cacti calling the place home). During the first year that I was growing my collection, I picked out planters that were simple, affordable and mostly white from IKEA.
While they’ve totally served the space well and match with everything, I’ve been itching for a bit more personality. I love the black and white minimalist vibe as much as the next designer but I’m craving texture. A little bit of shine. A dash of color. Unique shapes.
With Spring in the air, I’m looking for easy ways to change up my surroundings without breaking the bank and new planters can help with that. There are so many good ones out there right now and at the very least, it wouldn’t hurt to pick up a new vase for your fresh cut flowers.
My picks: mod metal planter (also shown above in my photo!), brass watering can, luciana (boob) vase, cylinder vase, cactus vase (ordering this soon!), raya vase, case study planter, i scream vase and gem facets planters.
What about you? What’s on your Spring wish list? Are there any places you swear by for finding great vases and planters?