Friday, January 21, 2011

Hodgepodge of images saved this week. have a fab weekend!

just a quick note to wish my readers a great weekend.. here are a few inspirational shots I have gathered! Dont forget about giving your home a little TLC:)

Designer: Saltzer- Great backsplash- I will have to find a similar one out there:)

New Year apartment vignette- David Netto (great flooring-art deco inspired)

Via  Dorsey Miller- Who ever said purple was a no-go? not me! Especially when foiled with caramel and honey tones

Via Dorsey Miller- I cannot get enough of how classy stripes are. Its like a dress shirt on a man. It brings masculinity with an edge.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Henry Moore exhibition, AGO Toronto

I'm getting extremelly excited about my trip to the AGO to see Henry Moore exhibition. This is my second time and couldnt get enough of it. He was a British sculptor 30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986, best known for his abstract bronze monumental open air sculptures. He was mostly known for introducing modernism to England and capitalizing on commitioning large pieces of sculptures around the world, including Toronto. His work was mostly portrayed as Mother and Child, and his later work featured family portraits sculptures. His curvatious sculptures were also known to echo the pastoral landscapes of England. This is when you know a true genius was at work! Enjoy those few images!

Henry Moore Hill Arches (1972-73), bronze, at the National Gallery of Australia sculpture garden. Cfitzart 01:08, 25 August 2005 (UTC)

 Reclining Figure" is displayed at a landmark exhibition in The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew in London on September 13, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad) 

These are Henry Moore's(1898-1986) bronze statues on display in the Hakone Open-Air Museum.

Most of his work was created with bronze especially his monumental open air pieces. I particularly love the ones that have that patinated copper finish. For a paint sample "Clover" by Pratt and Lambert is as close as you can get to that natural coppery chemical reaction!

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Draped reclining Mother and Baby 1983

Mother and Child- None of Moore's maternal figures has a defined face, which creates a mysterious anonymity, as in this sculpture from 1949.(Via Veranda)

Reclining Figure: Arch Leg, 1970
Many of the sculptures in this collection emphasize a solid mass divided in two forms.
Reclining Figures, Angles, 1979.
Because of the three-dimensional aspect of these unique sculptures, many pieces take on a completely new look from an alternate perspective.
Locking Piece, 1964
There is an inherent fluidity and movement to this colossal bronze sculpture

‘Sculpture is like a journey. You have a different view as you return.  The three-dimensional world is full of surprises in a way that a two-dimensional world could never be.’ Henry Moore, 1962r removed.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Updating whats around me!

Dear friends, I invite you today to look throughout your house and revisit what you use to love and own, and put into boxes in your attic forever to be forgotten... Instead, see what you can change, take out of boxes, rearrange, re-organize, and rebuild. In light of my personal life, this step has been a breath of fresh air. Art heals, and clearly I'm the most creative when i'm in turmoil. Sometimes its about reaching deep down and pulling everything to the surface to reorganize. Maybe I should have invited Freud to this cleansing process! Enjoy:)


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Its going to be a fabulous year!

My 2011 treasures.. One authentic Soumak from Baghdad from 1984 currently in my bedroom, hand made with natural dies, and artwork and sculptures I came across with and fell in love with...Wishing everyone a fantastic new year!!!!! i love you all

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year to all:)

This is my favourite time of year. It has always felt as though I was sitting on top of time. I'm starting with my favourite foil into any room and that is the use "mauve". A great backdrop to black and white photography.

(Weatsheaf table-personal collection-poerfect complement to any violet and mauve surroundings)

(La Dolce Vita)

(La Dolce Vita)

(Katie Did blog) - I love how the sheen of the silk curtain play up with the mirror and the console underneath.

(Katie Did blog)

(House Beautiful-Fall 2010) - This house was amazing. Purples, reds, and light pinks. Most of this house portrayed amazing Chinoiserie wallpaper that showed its age. Absolutely stunning choice of colours. daring to be vibrant.

( Katie Did blog)

(Elle Decor)

(Via Chic Coles)

(Kelly Wearstler) Noone masters the use of colours better than Kelly Wearslter. Patterns are also playing off of each other like a symphony.

(Katie Did blog)- My favourite colour combination is caramel with mauve. it really breaks the orange undertones. Loving any David Hicks reference in any setting. Adding geometrics creates symmetry and repetition. The same goes with carpeting with pattern, it is in my view much more interesting to look at. Plus It also creates a certain vibe when you walk on it. Please do try it at home!

AD 2003

AD 2003

 Style at Home, 2010
 AD, 2002

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