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’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.
While searching for artwork for a client, I came upon something most unusual. Unusual, yes, but beautiful. Christopher Marley is an painter whose medium is not the brush, a storyteller whose utensil of choice is not the pen, but the bug. Inspired by the beauty of nature’s designs, Mr. Marley crafts meticulous compositions made up of butterflies, dragonflies, preying mantises, and the like, creating elegantly framed design that play off the once-living creatures’ physical features. I love the play of positive and negative, the interaction of colors, the repetition. In his own words Marley says, “It has therefore always been my intent to let the masterful work that has already been done speak for itself. For this reason, at times I consider myself more of a designer than an artist, more of a storyteller than an author.”
With it wide array of specimen selections and colors, this is fantastic way to introduce a reference to traditional botanicals and specimen prints in a modern way. For more on this collection see www.formandpheromone.com .