Perhaps it's the 80's revival that is happening around me that has made me think so much of my own childhood. One of those icons that stands out in my mind was the infamous Delorean. Now, not only was this car super spacey and cool, was featured in the movie "Back to the Future", but for a young gay addicted to Dynasty and everything dramatic, the scandal surrounding John Delorean was just too delicious. I still love this car for it's trashy appeal - especially the 24carat gold one. Course, I think I'd throw some over-the-top Versace pillows in the back seat for added camp. It may even call for a bit of gold jewelry for the lucky driver of this fine automobile. Hmmm, a trashy necklace ala Sex in the City? YES! I couldn't help but wonder, could I enter this as my own personal float in this year's Pride Parade???
Laduree in Paris is one of THE chicest places one can visit. Not only for the delicious macaroons and other delights, but the interior design as well. I must say that the packaging leaves me speechless and wanting to start hoarding boxes again (I had a "small" obsession with boxes a few years back). However, I will limit myself to admiring them from afar via the www. Check out some of these wondrous little gems.
I am always searching for simple and chic ways to add glamor to otherwise utilitarian areas of the home. The doormat is one of those often neglected items. Or, it often becomes a victim to gimmicky sayings and often-tacky designs. So, when I was approached by CSN Rugs for a giveaway and I saw the Chilewich door mat (18" W x 28" D) in bold black and white it conjured up images of Eliza Doolittle in the scene at the horse races where all the a ladies wore those gigantic hats. Eliza’s striped beauty was stunning in it’s simplicity, as is this wonderful doormat. To enter the contest simply post a comment being sure to leave your email address so I can notify the lucky winner.
CSN has tons of other beautiful area rugs in a multitude of designs & sizes for every room of the house, so please visit their site and get inspired!
I thank them again for this fun (and Design Addict first!) giveaway! Good luck to all!!!
Update: The contest has now ended. Congrats to Julie Wood of NY!!!
My landlord has finally completed our lovely backyard. I can't wait to have a barbecue. The excitement of having an outdoor space to enjoy all summer has me daydreaming about these gorgeous benches by designer Matthias Pliessnig. They are more sculpture than furniture and would look so modern placed around on the grass. Ah, to lounge perchance to dream!
Warm weather is finally upon us. I've been wanting to take another trip around Manhattan on the boat by the same name. The cheap champagne is not the draw nor is the interior of the vessel. I'm always re-doing interior spaces in my head and now I have the blog to help bring these visions to life. I would have to start by switching out the green cusions with something a bit more reminiscent of the sea. The wave inspired fabric by HBF Textiles would go a long way to update the look. I would replace the pillows with some super cute Thomas Paul beauties that look like something right out of Treasure Island. Underfoot I'd add a few Jonathan Adler anchor rugs. And strewn about the tables, some Moby Dick decoupage trays by John Derian and sea urchin bowls by Jayson Home. I think I'd probably have to stop there, but not before adding on either side of the cabin some vintage and nautical inspired sconces I found on 1stdibs.
Lighting by Re-surface
Graffiti print cut-out sandal by Celine for Spring 2009
Coffee table and mirror by Luis Alicandu
Rug by Toy Culture
Graffiti needlepoint pillows by Heather Dunbar
Since moving to Williamsburg I've been inundated with the urban, hipster culture I'm growing quite fond of and one of the best inspirations has been the ever abundant graffiti art adorning various buildings. This sent me hunting thru my internet files for all the graffiti inspired furniture and accessories I've come across recently. Here are some of my favorite finds. I'm even thinking of starting a Gay gang and coming up with my own forms of tagging.