30 July 2011


Have you ever been inspired to style a look that reflects your favourite painting?
Here are some examples of what you can do ...

“Woman with a Red Necklace” by Amedeo Modigliani
Oil on canvas, 1918, Private Collection

Setting Sun” by Egon Schiele
Oil on canvas, 1913

Argenteuil” by Édouard Manet
Oil on canvas, 1875

The Boss’ Daughter” by Paul Gauguin
Oil on canvas, 1886

And then this is an example of actually doing it...

Painting Number 9, Composition with Black, White, Yellow and Red” by Piet Mondrian
Oil on canvas, 1939-42

Found here, here and here.

28 July 2011

This That Whatever

Following on from my post yesterday, here is another look at Art, Ferris Bueller style.

The following is found in Wiki...

Institute of Chicago

According to Hughes, the scene at the Art Institute of Chicago was "a self-indulgent scene of mine—which was a place of refuge for me, I went there quite a bit, I loved it. I knew all the paintings, the building. This was a chance for me to go back into this building and show the paintings that were my favorite." The museum had not been shot in, until the producers of the film approached them.[7] "I remember Hughes saying, 'There are going to be more works of art in this movie than there have ever been before,'" recalled Jennifer Grey.[5]
Art featured in the sequence includes:
"And then this picture (Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte), which I always thought this painting was sort of like making a movie," explained Hughes.[7] "A pointillist style, which at very very close to it, you don't have any idea what you've made until you step back from it. I used it in this context to see that he's (Cameron) looking at that little girl. Again, it's a mother and child. The closer he looks at the child, the less he sees. Of course, with this style of painting. Or any style of painting really. But the more he looks at, there's nothing there. I think he fears that the more you look at him the less you see. There isn't anything there. That's him."[7]

27 July 2011

This That Whatever

A history of art
Found here

Now Then Whenever

Books to take on a desert island, just missing 2...

Found here

26 July 2011



Back on Bathrooms again. This time more on the wall/floor features.

here and here

24 July 2011


Iris Apfel, the 88-year-old fashion icon, designer and self-professed "geriatric starlet" has her apartment in this month's Architectural Digest. Iris says, taste you can learn....but style is like charisma. What do you think?

22 July 2011

21 July 2011

Now Then Whenever

Now Then Whenever - Music

Found here

19 July 2011

Now Then Whenever

Now Then Whenever - Inspire

Getting older can be fun (maybe?)...just watch this...



Here are some of my favourite bathrooms with colour...




13 July 2011


Home - Feature (Tartan)

Would you put tartan (or plaid) in your place today?
Following on from my post the other day, I think I found some worthy contenders.

Tartan on the chairs...

Tartan on the walls.

Found here

Tartan on the floors...

On the windows....
Found here

Tartan on the beds..

Tartan or Plaid...

Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. (Tartan is also known as plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder, or a blanket.)