I am one smitten kitten. I picked up the April issue of Living Etc last night and I can’t take my eyes off of page 64. As hard as I try, I keep looking at this bookshelf… A wishin’, hopin’, plannin’, dreamin’….
Living Etc tells us that this freestanding beauty was crafted by Russel Pinch for Benchmark, using British wood, made by craftsmen in Berkshire, and retails for around $1,800. Of course, if I factor in shipping from the UK (if they even do that), I’m looking at quite an expense piece here. But I’ve got to have it. Although it seems a bit out of my reach, so now I must start my web crawl to locate something almost exactly like it here in the states. I love two-tone combos like this, especially creamy white lacquer with maple. Any leads for me? My credit card is warmed up and ready to go! :)
(images from living etc, photographed by my husband, thorsten.)
I’m always obsessing over photography, particularly interiors, food, fashion, and still life, which is why I have such a massive collection of magazines. Being a very visual person like so many of you, I find a story in every photo, something there that just may inspire me, and it’s not always what’s shown in the photo that stirs my creativity, but what’s not shown. A certain feeling. Or even beyond that, because when I look at an image, I often edit it in my mind, adding in or subtracting parts until it looks right to me.
Recently I hit the motherload of imagery on the Sarah Kaye Representation website. Sheesh, Kaye represents a slew of a-m-a-z-i-n-g talent, one being photographer Chris Everard, who you’ll frequently find in Living Etc magazine (that’s how I learned of Chris). Once you click on Kaye’s website and start viewing the body of work there, like Joanna Henderson, Sandra Lane… You will indeed slip down the rabbit’s hole, never to return again. It’s amazing. Inspirational. Dreamy. Go ahead click here. All I can say is bye bye work day… :)
(images from sarah kaye representation)
I love living in New England between May and October. The rest of the year, you can keep it. But for 6 months, it’s heaven. We have the coast, flea markets, outdoor festivals, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, Newport and their amazing summer jazz fest, concerts at the Bank of America Pavilion (my friend Paris and I are going to see Morrissey there in June – can’t wait!) the gorgeous coast of Maine, seafood in Rhode Island, and the best Autumn season ever. Not to mention hiking the mountains in New Hampshire, we love spending the day at Bridal Veil falls, it’s a gorgeous hike.
But May kicks it all off, and there’s nothing like attending a few outdoor events to start the season right. I always head down to Brimfield (only a few weeks away!), and then head into Boston for the opening day of the South End Open Market. If you’re in the local area, mark your calendar for both events – you won’t be sorry!
The South End Open Market opening weekend is May 19-20th (more details here) and the Brimfield show runs from May 8-13th (click here for the full scoop).
Anyone else have any local plans for May that you’d like to share? Shameless self promotion is totally allowed, so feel free to comment.
(image from the south end open market)
I was quite impressed with a feature I read the other day on the HGTV website and thought I’d share it with you, it’s called Home Chic Home. See what you think…
I actually write for HGTV, but this isn’t a plug for them or anything, so I just wanted to put that out there. I was just impressed with how writer,
(images from HGTV.com)
Just in for Mibo fans living in the UK…You can now shop Mibo online via their website for wallpaper, tea towels, ceramics, lamps, totes, and pillows.
For the rest of us, we’ll need to check their stocklists to see where they’re offered in our local hood. Design Public carries their wares online here in the states… Here’s a glimpse of a few of their things in case you’ve not heard of them already. And because I like to show products in an actual space (vs. floating solo here online), here’s a few magazine shots and a view of their pendant living in a dining room.
Mibo shade, far left. Love the base they put it on, very nice mix of modern meets traditional.
The stylish Mibo pendant works well with Danish modern furnishings via Design Public online.
Two Mibo pillows, can you guess which ones?
Thanks for the headsup, Madeline!
(images from mibo and design public)
Isn’t this Thomas Paul desk tray perfect for $8? You know your work space could use a little color. So get your dose of happy hues from the Thomas Paul collection right here at See Jane Work.
You can also find a ton of other Thomas goodies there, as his brand new collection just hit stores. Great bargain finds for your desk and the colors are just perfect for Spring.
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(images from see jane work)