Currently Adoring…

August 6, 2008

We all go through phases. One minute we can’t stop obsessing over a gray sofa, the next we’re hot on some slinky black cocktail dress. I’ve accepted that it’s perfectly normal and not at all strange to so passionately like pink one day and green the next. Before authoring this blog, I thought I was nuts for having so much on my radar. Then I met all of you and realized that Design ADD is more common than I’d realized. We’re all creatures fascinated with interiors and fashion and that’s completely fine. I think we all belong in Paris personally. I should try to find a nice big house there and we can all move in and just roam the streets taking it in. Ah the thought. Paris is one big design blog anyway.

Would you like to see what was on my mind when I woke up this morning? Other than packing luggage and completing pre-flight errands in time, of course!

Currently Adoring...

First, Tim Walker and his new book. This is definitely going on my coffee table. There’s an 09 calendar too. I wrote a little about him over at Real Simple today. This man walks on water. Wouldn’t you love to be photographed by him?

Currently Adoring...

Currently Adoring...

Currently Adoring...

And I’ll admit Kate Spade’s Behind the Curtain still keeps me mildly entertained each month. This month they have their director of visual display in the spotlight, her name is Ruth Parsons. I like the free desktop wallpapers available for download this month. Seeing the arrangement of interesting objects thrills me.

Currently Adoring...

Currently Adoring...

And Paul Costello. Goodness. Here’s another supercalifragilisticexpialidocious photographer. In addition to his work, his website is beyond fabulous. Another man we’d all love to be photographed by.

Currently Adoring...

Finally… Design dorks unite! Unrelated to interiors but all about design, did you know that you can custom design your own pair of keds? I think every artist should try it and wear your shoes proudly! Even non-artists, if you are creative give it a whirl. Too fun.

And because this isn’t the Holly Show… What are you feeling lately? Any inspirations out there that you’d like to share?

(images linked to sources above)


  • Reply lindsay August 6, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Tim Walker…swoon! I love his work. His vision is so magical.

    lindsays last blog post: Let’s hear it for the D…

  • Reply cindy k August 6, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    i love everything you have here and really want to design my own keds! i eyeball chuck taylors, but always go back to keds.

    the current edition of selvedge magazine has an article about tim walker and the cover photo is magical –

    i also love the crepe paper flowers of jude miller –

    cindy ks last blog post: glorious crepe paper flowers

  • Reply cindy k August 6, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    holly – i just noticed that when we post a comment you list our latest blog entry. i’ve never seen that before and it is the nicest thing to do. thank you!

    cindy ks last blog post: glorious crepe paper flowers

  • Reply Shell Mackay August 6, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    thanks for those links – especially the Tim Walker one. I am going to be in London in the next 3 weeks so now have planned in a visit to the exhibit at the Design Museum as well as a stop in at the DM shop *faints*

    Shell Mackays last blog post: I am already drooling

  • Reply megan August 6, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    those tim walker images are perfection — i am so ordering that calendar! thanks, holly!

    megans last blog post: an awesome present from an awesome shop.

  • Reply Frida August 6, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    I am totally hooked on vintage phones at the moment! :-)

    Fridas last blog post: Missoni ?ppnar designhotell

  • Reply alicia August 6, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I think Flickr is still my biggest inspiration. I am just amazed at the talent and could get lost there for days. And, now this season…the end of summer as we look towards fall makes every day feel like a gift.

    Save me a room in the Paris house! -A.

  • Reply Jeska August 6, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Great post, lovely pictures and links so inspiring as always.
    Thank you Holly ; )

    My brain is overloading with pretty things since I joined this internet community!

    Jeskas last blog post: Jennifer Morris Beads

  • Reply Tracey August 6, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    I am inspired by everything- that would be the problem! To be with a photographer for a day- I would like to live in their whimsical world.

  • Reply lindsey August 6, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Oh, the Time Walker photos are like candy. Yum!

    { Lindsey }

  • Reply Siw August 6, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Hello, yes l love Tim Walker too, the book is alredy on my table :)
    I like your new layout.

    Siws last blog post: lamps

  • Reply jo August 6, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    That’s so funny – my hubby and I were just talking last nite – I was telling him how ‘blogland’ makes me feel normal and that I’m not alone in my design inspired crazyness – and that someone out there will understand me and not look at me strangely when I get all enthused about something!!! x
    PS. I like being part of the DesignADD club : )

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  • Reply Jen August 6, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    OMG!!!! I am sooo excited about designing my own keds!! Thanks so much for sharing the great news!! :)

    Jens last blog post: Rockin’ and a rollin’..

  • Reply Denise Smith August 6, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Frida said she was hooked on vintage phones…well August Domino shows a pic of a “vintage” phone…that my husband and I had hanging in our newlywed pad…and we ARE NOT that old! Yikes!! How could something be vintage and from my lifetime???
    Well, seriously, I AM nostalgic for all things 60s and 70s. On my next visit to my mom’s house, I am going to take some of my childhood photos and scan them and create “Authentic” color stories! How’s that for an inspiration?

    Denise Smiths last blog post: Exterior Style Interior Style

  • Reply Simone August 6, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    LOL, i NEEDED this post. Its so true, how can one one day adore purples and gypsy-esque detail then the next love green and white and not much else? I think it should be a condition employers need to be aware of, because naturally they are going to get designers who can design different looks well, but they are also going to get people that literally need to see a minimum of four different colour combination’s working well in each day, or they start drooping.

    I just had a meeting with my manager about my internet use and unrelated work sites (I’m a web designer… yes she is new to web design, and YES she was quite understanding when i explained… thank god!) I think i might have to send her the next from your blog entry.. might help her understand further.

    Simones last blog post: Welcome to my world

  • Reply Anna Spiro August 6, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Oh my goodness Holly – your new site looks beautiful!!! I’m just catching up on all of my favourite blogs and got such a lovely surprise when I dropped in here on you!! It’s gorgeous!!

    Anna Spiros last blog post: Hello!

  • Reply [michele] August 7, 2008 at 6:59 am

    Right now I’m obsessed with felty goodness and softies.

    I love checking out and each day.

    I’m dying to buy some prints here: and here: and here:

    And of course, I adore and !

    :) Michele

    [michele]s last blog post: Week Four/Twenty Four C day

  • Reply Christine August 7, 2008 at 9:10 am

    I am wondering about the books pictured with the blue horse- 50’s 60’s and 70’s design. Do you know anything about them? Author or if I can get them on amazon?? Thanks!

  • Reply Shell Mackay August 7, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Christine those books are Charlotte Fiell and yes Amazon has them

    Shell Mackays last blog post: Now I lay me down to sleep

  • Reply Cassandra August 8, 2008 at 10:26 am

    I was just thinking about design/fashion ADD yesterday, as I am the worst. Or, at least I thought I was! Sometimes it’s annoying to jump around so much – one day I’m in love with bright colors and must have everything bright, and the next day I’m obsessed with gothicism. I’m glad I’m not the only one whose mind is everywhere at once!

    Cassandras last blog post: Today is my birthday…

  • Reply tig August 8, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Tim Walker is definitely a fav. The new site looks great.

    tigs last blog post: {happy weekend}

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