I came across the image below on Design Lovefest, one of my favorite places on the internet. After cocking my head to the side and saying “huh?” I became intrigued and wanted to know a little more about what I was looking at, turns out it’s the work of renowned architect Francesco Librizzi, you can read more about him here.
What got me most excited about the geometric stairs? They took me right back to the very moment that I learned how to draw 3D geometric shapes (you know, when you draw two shapes and connect all the corners at an angle to create magic). This was the birth of my very serious drawing career in elementary, middle and high school (then in college, I became too busy drawing floor plans, elevations and perspectives to continue sketching portraits).
Anywhoo, a simple 3D cube drawn on a notebook was start of my drawing… shall we call it “passion” …which opened me up to the wonderful world of art and ultimately led me to design. I never even once thought about a career in accounting, which is a fine career, just was never for me, and I think I can thank geometry for that.
Crazy, mind blowing stairs by architect Francesco Librizzi above, Which set off the small collection below…
George cocktail and console tables from Oly Studio.
Trophy Heads from Bend Seating.
Counter Stool also from Bend Seating.
Edmond Brass Hexagon Pendant from Arteriors Home.
Random Geometry wallpaper from Nama Rococo.
Geometric Terrariums at Old Faithful Shop.
The only tear drops I enjoy -besides the ones from hysterically belly laughing- are the kind attached a fabulous Mid Century Italian chandelier.
Emerald green drops chandelier via G&G Italian Design on 1st Dibs.
The world of Molly Luetkemeyer is so amazing, just look at this craziness.
A handsome new take from Ochre.
Hanging plates on a wall is nothing new, that’s not to say that this time-honored decorative tradition can’t be fresh. I love the effects created by the collections in the images below. Unexpected placements, layering, color groupings, freeform asymmetrical shapes … same concept, wildly different takes. See? Collecting things is still allowed and encouraged, as long as said things are pretty and make you happy (so much room for interpretation).
If you’re lazy (no judgement), you can always get some of these porcelain plate wallpapers from Studio Ditte!
All sources linked within images.
Earlier this week, I posted about chocolate as art, and I guess we are keeping with that theme… this is wallpaper as a truly beautiful and unique art form. And because it is art, it can be used within so many interior styles… ranging from modern to classic (as seen below). It can be as bold or as subtle as you’d like.
It’s beautiful things like this and the talented artists behind them (Tracy is the pretty lady perched in front of the green wallpaper)… that make me fall in love with the world of Interior Design over and over again.
All images via Black Crow Studios.
I hope you have an inspiring weekend!
Last night, this happened….
It was kinda last minute…and as a result, I got nothing for ya. I can assure you that I had a blast.
Check back tomorrow, when I plan on being more a responsible blogger and won’t let Dave come between us.
I am an old school book girl. I think e-readers are cool, but they are not for me (yet). Besides reading a book, I like holding a book, turning a book page, smelling a book, carrying a book, storing a book, lending a book…It goes on and on…I can also add that I would like to literally surround myself with book pages…
I saw this image of John Derian‘s book papered foyer a long long time ago…It never left my brain, certain things are permanently etched in there and maybe it’s because I make room for such things by forgetting the day to day stuff, like where I left my phone or that I should brush my hair. Anyhow, I just love the use of the old worn book pages as a backdrop to all his gorgeous antiques (it’s so John Derian, don’t you think?) I wonder what kind of books he used? I’d stand there forever reading the walls, and it wouldn’t even be weird. Image source.
I am also really digging this take on it… Pair the worn walls with bold pieces, because… as much as I do love a dainty antique, I am a big fan of a bold piece . Image source.
And this is the image that pulled that John Derian gem to the forefront of my brain. Desire to Inspire featured it in a post not so long ago. I am also dying over the over sized frame on med. cabinet with that gorgeous green on it, and that amazing pedestal and the styling of the photo, the whole thing is just gorgeous. Image source.
Another lovely room with a lovely illustrated book wall. Image source.
And if you can’t bear to rip a book apart, try this… It’s just as cool and it will make your book hoarding stylish. We all like when we can hoard for betterment of our surroundings.
Would you use old books on your walls?
Today’s post may be one of my all time favorites, because it’s about chocolate. Seems crazy coming from a girl who has a lot of other pretty things to obsess over… but that just goes to show you how deep my life-long love is – and trust me – these bars are pretty. 2 Birds 1 Stone.
When I stumbled upon Chocolate Editions, my heart skipped a beat or two or three… Beautiful, artful, modern, delicious handmade confections by Mary and Matt that “celebrate the candy bar as a pop object”. Amen!
Chocolate Editions is “a full line that draws its inspiration from an eclectic array of favorites — rugby shirts, works by Sol LeWitt and David Hockney, and Neapolitan ice cream have all been reimagined as deliciously artful candies.”
mmmmmmmmm…My kind of pie chart.
Not only are their chocolates beautiful, the Salted Dark Bars below come wrapped in handmade marbleized paper. A special Valentine’s edition launched earlier this year.
Mary Matson and Matt Even are the creative duo behind Chocolate Editions, lifelong artistic collaborators with combined backgrounds in design, pastry, painting and advertising…no wonder these are so beautiful!
The primary editions bars above are inspired by Sol Lewitt’s wall drawing #419. That’s cool.
All images via.