Friday, August 28, 2009

Inspiration

I am so inspired by lush fabrics and stunning wallpaper from Osborne and Little. I just want to go to their showroom and dive right into their vignettes.


I'm in love with the following two wallpapers. I think they would look great on an accent wall or to brighten up an alcove.



These fabrics are so yummy:



You would have to kick me off of this lounge:



Visit the site and tell me which one inspires you.

Poor Henry

Speaking of dogs... Henry got a haircut.

Before:


After:

My mom tried to shave him for me, but that didn't give the best results so I took him to a groomer. I guess he had gotten so matted that they had no other choice.

I miss his fluffy snoodle hair. It will grow back right?




Poor Henry.




Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dogs in Space!


I like this sweet little Gocco print by monocol. Monocol is two artists on Etsy, Tom Eykemans and Gwynne Siakan from Seattle. This print is of Laika, the Dog Cosmonaut Darumina.

Daruminals are based on the Japanese wish dolls called Darumas. Traditionally, the wisher makes a wish and colors in the right eye of a daruma. If the wish comes true, the wisher then colors in the left eye.

It reminds me a display of a dog cosmonaut that I saw at the KGB museum in Moscow.


During the 1950s and 1960s the former USSR used a number of dogs for sub-orbital and orbital space flights to determine whether human spaceflight was feasible. They launched missions with passenger slots for at least 57 dogs. The actual number of dogs in space is smaller, as some dogs flew more than once. A few died due mostly through technical failures or intentionally.



Sometimes I think that Henry is from space.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Etsy Favorites - Furniture


My fantasy house would include this Antique Lion Head Settee and Chair Set by sprucehome.




Etsy seller SparrowsNest1 has this great revamped Antique Server. I love the grey and white combination.



Check out this reproduction The Havana “Retro” Lounge chair and ottoman set. The set is available in a variety of colors by lunarloungedesign, but I prefer this sky blue shade.




modology uses two of my favorite materials, maple wood and Lucite plastic. This stylish mod style credenza is the only item in modology's etsy shop. Why list more items when you have one with a $1,400.00 price tag?


Here's another goodie from lunarloungedesign. This mid century lounge chair reproduction is pretty snazzy. I love the contrast of the metal, wood and canvas.
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