Month: September 2008

Mrs. White in the Conservatory with the Candlestick

In the late 19th century conservatories were popping up all over England and France. These types of structures made of wrought iron and glass were chic extensions of the home where natural light could stream in.Here is a mix of vintage and modern conservatories for your viewing pleasure… Tabletop conservatory $99 from Smith & Hawken. Late 19th century French Conservatory…

HEY INDY

Backstage at Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2009 show in NYC, models strike a pose in threads with a thirties flair mixed with a nod to Indiana Jones. Here are my favs (click on photos to see a larger view). Get the Indy look for less with these pieces:Shrunken leather jacket from missselfridge.com;Over-the-knee fold boots from Wet Seal; Ivory dress from missselfridge.com;…

RUST + PLASTIC = PRETTY

“Those languorous moments that slow time to a standstill – moments of complete intimacy or mindless preoccupation, those moments when one is intensely alive, when every fiber of one’s being is occupied – are Carrie McGee’s inspiration.” – National Endowment for the Arts I first saw Carrie’s work a few months ago in a local magazine – which one I…

NYC WEDDING CHIC

As a girl who grew up in cities all over the US, I have always loved a metro wedding. Be it San Fran, Chicago, Boston or New York; an intimate ceremony amidst the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan city is somehow very romantic. These wedding gowns evoke that sense of city chic and romance. Silk chiffon gown by Rosa…

ICE, ICE BABY

Like jewels for your home, Swarovski has jumped into the interior design industry to add a little sparkle to the everyday space. Take these three applications for example: A room divide dripping with elegance (pictured, top two) from a space in Milan. It adds a falling rain effect to the hip boudoir. Or a stunning work of lighting art (pictured,…