High Low Nursery Art

SEE LARK! | High Low Nursery Art

I have been putting a lot of thought into the future nursery. I have never been an overly cutesy person, so I knew I wanted something sweet but not too “themey”.  I love the animal artwork by Sharon Montrose and have been looking over all adorable options on her Animal Print Shop.   Continue reading “High Low Nursery Art”

Eye On Etsy

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The Goods: 1. Skull Earrings / 2. Wood Alphabet / 3. Art Deco Salt and Pepper Shakers / 4. Linen and Leather Clutch / 5. Midi Ring / 6. French Art Print / 7. Collection of Coins Art Print / 8. Botanical Sachets / 9. Shift Dress

What has me excited on Etsy this month are art prints and accessories in fashion and for the home. Continue reading “Eye On Etsy”

View From The Top

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[Photo via Maison Gray]

I am huge fan of Gray Malin’s photography.  Many of you may recognize his name from his Prada Marfa work, but what really spoke to me was the aerial photography in his À La Plage, À La Piscine series.  In his words, …a simple beach or pool becomes a blank canvas that allows me to start seeing the world as art. People and objects become patterns creating repetition, shape and form…” Continue reading “View From The Top”

Easy DIY: Instagram Collage

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During our time in Koh Samui, a Japanese couple asked us to take a photo of them. I expected it to be a normal camera but much to my surprise, they used a compact Polaroid. As a thank you, they took a picture of me and my husband and left us with a little memento. This one made business card-sized photos and given its small size and instant nature, the exposure reminded me of an Instagram filter. Continue reading “Easy DIY: Instagram Collage”

Faux Taxidermy

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Generally speaking, I find taxidermy is a little creepy…the real ones at least. However, I find the faux version very charming. I can’t help but chuckle when I see some of the options out there. They have a whimsical spirit and cheekiness that will brighten any room. Because they are fake, the color choices and shapes available are plentiful. Continue reading “Faux Taxidermy”

Hump Day Humor

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Hello everyone!  It’s 12/12/12 and to celebrate, I thought I would share a little hump day humor.  I found these greeting cards from my favorite stationary store, Paper Source.   Continue reading “Hump Day Humor”

Girly Art

I never paid too much attention to art until I had to furnish and decorate an entire home. Art is expensive, people! Luckily with the invention of IKEA and Etsy, one can make art very affordable and very cool. Continue reading “Girly Art”

A Visit to the Arboretum

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On rare occasions, I find myself in town during the work week. Fortunately, on this day it was warm, sunny, and beautiful. On the way downtown to run an errand before my last meeting for the day, I stopped by the National Arboretum. It’s so close to my home and I couldn’t resist a quick side trip to take in the sunshine. This spot is where the original Capitol columns live. Continue reading “A Visit to the Arboretum”

Tzfat

On our way to Tiberias, we visited Tzfat.  Tzfat, Sfat, Safed, or many other spellings, is one of the four holy cities in Israel — Jerusalem, Tiberias, and Hebron being the other three.  It is well known as Israel’s arts capital and the center for kabbalistic learning (Jewish mysticism).   Continue reading “Tzfat”

Jaffa

Hubby and I decided to take a two-week vacation to Israel with our Intro to Judaism classmates. We dedicated the first full day to exploring Tel Aviv and taking a walking tour through Jaffa.  Prior to the founding of Tel Aviv, Jaffa was the main city and port.  When Tel Aviv was founded, it was established in the outskirts of Jaffa. Continue reading “Jaffa”