The Art of Paper


pin Art. All I really remember about this fad from my childhood was that it was extrememly messy. Some neighbors had the toy and I'm not even sure I got a turn at creating something. An adult must have shut down the fun before getting around to all the kids. I don't blame her. Besides, the creations weren't exactly anything that would hang in the Louvre. But, the line of "Spin Art" wallpaper from Blackcrow Studios is 70's craftiness gone high end. Probably too random and special to do a whole large wall, I'd love to do a small accent wall in a powder room - perhaps in a future upstate New York residence of mine. Somehow these iterations of an old classic remind me my idea of woodsy vacation home. Hippie w/ a side of glam. And, seeing as how I really detest any sort of long-term exposure to nature I would have to make the interior of my weekend escape as glam as possible. Blackcrow also make an amazing line of "Watercolor" wallpaper murals too, but at the price of $1260 per roll I better keep my eyes focused on the cheaper options.


Dark Circles


oming off the recent heat wave in NY I am reminded of just how much I hate extreme weather. And, sweating. But, the hot flash I felt when I first saw this mirror from David Derksen Design was well worth any sweating I will do over the price of 1795eu. I mean, anything geometric and brown stirs my inner-70's child. The next phase of my deep eggplant colored bedroom will be heading in a super mod, super 70's direction and this mirror would be perfect over my bed...or on the ceiling? Bawmp, chica baump baump!

Not Even The Gods Fight Necessity


et that hideous thing out of my sight! 

These are the words that landed me a job in advertising. The test for the job I had interviewed for was one of "taste". Apparently, the temp doing the job at the time would put the fresh flowers my boss would bring in into the ugliest vases - think FTD in Wichita.  Well, my reaction to the vase I was shown indicated I was not to be trifled with when it came to style. Which leads me to the topic of vases and a company called Studio-A. I must reiterate here my affinity to anything Greek inspired and these designs in their cartoon-y nature just make me want to don a toga and walk around my apartment pouring my kittens some undeserved cream into their water bowls. I am somewhat of a slave to them anyway so the scene almost sounds apropos. In any case, check out the website for even more wonderful items. The tragedy here is that I'm pretty sure I can't afford any of them. The Gods are vengeful!!!