Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pretty Illustrations

Last night I watched my favorite parts of the Grammys again. Oh how I loved Adele. I think a lot of America is inspired by her this week. So, I was tickled when I found this illustration of the songstress. Isn't beautiful?  I have to admit to also being in love with other illustrations from Paper Fashion Shop on Etsy. Here are a few of my other favorites. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Children's Books for Grown-ups to Love

 When I became a mom, I was reintroduced to the world of children's books. When I became a homeschooling mom I was enveloped in it! Most of my reading time is spent on books for kids in one way or another. So, I love when I run across books that are beautiful or entertaining enough for adults, too. All you parents know what I'm talking about.
 I found these delightful books from Planeta Tangerina. This cool publisher is located in Portugal. The books are in Portuguese, but the illustrations are so fabulous, I would love to own a few just to admire. Maybe, it would be an opportunity to pick up some Portuguese, too!

 Check out Planeta Tangerina's blog for fun, daily musings. Love it!

Monday, February 6, 2012

White Wall Inspiration

 Cool or warm, sparse or cozy..white walls offer many things to those who choose to share their home with them.

 There was a day when I hated white walls, but I have changed my mind. White can be a beautiful backdrop to well chosen details. To be done right, white rooms need a little more thought but they can be well worth it!

Photos: 1. lost source. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Do Walls Have to be Flat?

 Apparently, not!! Did anyone watch "Esquire's Bachelor Pad" this past weekend? It was amazing, but  a little too "bachelor" for me. What really intrigued me was the work by POD Design group. They built walls with a serpentine metal feature and a "sexy ghost". (You have to watch it, to know what that means). I decided to check out their website and found some very cool design projects. The treatment for a space deprived loft, really caught my eye.
 An "armature" wall was built as a way to add extra ledges, wine storage, space for a medicine cabinet and even shower! By adding pieces of cut plywood in varying sizes and at varying angles, a plain wall becomes a focal point with a purpose.

I like the photos showing the structural parts of the wall. Above the wall looks like a beautiful honeycomb, below the plywood pieces come together like an origami piece.