there’s something about three inches of snow when you’re prepping for the full color blossom of spring that really makes you long for flowers, warm weather, and sandals! spring is finally here in baltimore and i’ve got the photos to prove it. forsythias, hyacinths and magnolias – oh my!
hope wherever you are you’re enjoying the beauty around you…
If you know anything about me, you know I have a slight obsession with lighting.
See exhibit A: Let There Be Light..
On one of my intermittent vintage shopping trips, I stumbled upon this tall glass of water… A gorgeous Amethyst glass Blenko lamp. This classic Mid Century lamp has a minimal silhouette and elegant proportions. I love, love oversized table lamps. They accentuate the height of the room and can stand alone as a beautiful piece of art. Set on a 3-way switch, this lamp is perfect for setting the mood.
Available in The Shop for $159.
I’ve been spending some time putting pencil to paper in an ode to one of my favorite flowers, the iris. A few weeks ago a catalog advertising gorgeous iris buds arrived in my mailbox and sprung my latest endeavor into life. I was stirred by the organic free flowing lines of the iris silhouette. I love the purity of the black and white sketch, but was drawn to the idea of adding a modern accent by way of a splash of watercolor.
There’s something quite timeless and classic about botanicals and floral art. To make it that much more personal and touching, I added a few of my favorite classic lit quotes. Every time I look at them, they take me back to heart of the novels and a warm memory of being enraptured by the story.
“Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same.” – Catherine Earnshaw, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights.
All prints are available in The Shop.
I’m always looking for reliable sources of quality reclaimed wood. There’s nothing like the beauty of imperfection in all things, but in wood I find it particularly endearing. I love to see a custom island or vanity in reclaimed wood – there’s something very elegant about the juxtaposition of clean lines and time-worn texture.
There happens to be an amazing local spot here in Baltimore called Second Chance where you’re very likely to find reclaimed wood in house. A veritable mecca of reclaimed building materials, it’s absolute heaven. For some projects, however, you have a certain aesthetic in mind, and perhaps the offering just isn’t hitting the right note. Enter Timeline Wood. I stopped dead in my tracks when I came across this new company. While they use fresh wood products, their color formulas immaculately duplicate the nuances and hues of reclaimed wood. They offer an amazing selection of indoor and outdoor wood products, suitable for flooring, construction or furniture.
Reasons why Timeline is amazing:
1. Beautiful finish selections
2. Low VOC’s
3. Contribute to LEED Points
4. Great sampling system
5. Made in the USA (Los Angeles)
Here’s a selection of their beautiful line. To find out more visit Timeline Woods.
And now you know.