Month: October 2008

HAUNTING HOTEL

st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Looking for luxury and a haunting this Halloween? Rest your head at this historic hotel. The Omni Parker House Hotel in downtown Boston is America‚Äôs longest continuously operating luxury hotel. Opened in 1855, the hotel has had its share of famous guests. John F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for Congress in the Omni Press Room; he…

MY OBAMA ART

Driving through western New Hampshire yesterday I pulled the car over to snap a quick shot of this huge Obama banner hanging on the side of an old brick building. My photo and the current exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester inspired me to create a Warhol-esque image. I love playing around with photos to achieve wild…

THE DARK LIGHT

In all aspects of design black chandeliers are popping up. And just in time for Halloween here are some of my favorite dark delights, from Miley Syrus’ pink dressing room with black chandeliers on the wallpaper and hanging from the ceiling; to a wall decal of a black chandelier (pictured with the green chair); to black chandelier notecards, pillows and…

LIFE IN PHOTOS

Life magazine captured style and culture using glossy black and white images. One of its best contributors was the magazine’s first female photographer Nina Leen. Ms. Leen passed in 1995 but she will be remembered for the mark she made on photojournalism and the interesting subjects she captured on film. I love her eye for glamour. Above is a sampling…

PURPLE REIGN

Purple reigns for Fall 2008, here are some standout shades! Zac Posen sketch for Fall 2008. Lush quilted coat from Alexander McQueen. Stripe dress from the Fall/Winter 2008 Collection of Jovovich-Hawk (as in Milla Jovovich). Coach’s Leather Sabrina handbag from the new Madison Collection $358.00 Purple mini dress from Kimora’s Fall 2008 Baby Phat runway show (surprisingly elegant). (Below) Great…

PRETTY PANTONE

Using pantone pens, artist Daniel Eatock creates amazingly colorful art.To achieve this look Eatock placed an entire set of Letraset TRIA Pantone markers on top of 500 sheets of paper for one month and let their ink soak through the pages. The result is this amazing watercolor-like artwork.The ink soaked through the first 73 sheets of the ream and each…