Posts filed under ‘inspiration’
I’ve been meaning to post about stylist / creative director Faye Toogood for awhile now because I love her work so much. It seems like often when I’ve seen one of those magical photo editorials (in the World of Interiors for instance) it was Faye who helped create it. At any rate, these gorgeous images speak for themselves.
photographer: Bill Batten
photographer: Gregoire Alexandre
photographer: Tom Mannion
photographer: Tom Mannion
photographer: Tobias Harvey
Head over to her website for more deliciousness! This was only just a taste after all!
A Christmas visit to NYC isn’t complete without a trip to Bergdorf Goodman to see their annual holiday windows. I go just about every year and am always inspired by the beautiful, layered compositions they create. These photos were all taken by WallyG via flickr.
There are many more photos of the windows on flickr…and some of other years of course too. (Just do a flickr search on Bergdorf Christmas windows.) If you’ve never experienced them in person and get a chance to go to see them, I highly suggest it!!
Apartment Therapy just posted about an article featured in the New York Observer talking about the dire straits that many home decorating magazines are finding themselves in these days. Obviously it was a shock to many that magazines like House & Garden and Blueprint shut down, however it was just announced the other day that O at Home is going to close as well. Now apparently rumor has it that Domino could be next.
WHAT?! I said…WHAT?! That’s one of my favorite magazines! I’d feel lost without it. Of course, lately I’ve been thinking a fair amount about the future of magazines. They’re one of the things that many home bloggers love to look at and talk about, but are we helping to contribute to their demise? Sites like Design*Sponge, Decor8 and Apartment Therapy deliver fresh content 5-7 days a week. Are we overloading ourselves with too much decorating?
At any rate, I love both magazines and decorating blogs. I mean, I have to look at them both for a living, and of course…have my own little home blog in this giant blogosphere. Anyways…The NY Observer actually refers to Architectural DIgest as the Vogue of shelter magazines….which I completely disagree with. I honestly wouldn’t mind that magazine disappearing forever. But that’s just my personal opinion. But with all these magazines potentially going under what is your favorite magazine that you couldn’t do without? Let me hear from you:
Note: I left out the overseas publications like Living, Etc. and World of Interiors. I love them too, but I’m thinking specifically about the American ones since they seem to be the ones that are closing their doors.
Today sfgirlbybay posted about the new “My Deco” tool on the Domino website, and so I headed over there to have a peak. I have to say that I wasn’t optimistic about what I was going to find. Most of the online decorating “tools” are clunky DIY-style visualizers, but this is like an online folder to store all those great images you love. And what’s better, be able to search through other people’s deco files for great stuff that you may have missed. I spent several hours today messing around with it, and found lots of great stuff. Here’s a glimpse of what I’ve started so far.
If you haven’t already been toying with it (which I suspect many of you have since their website got REALLY slow later in the day), then you should go over and test it out. There’s lots of great photos to see!!
When I think of beautiful architecture, I rarely think of rustic landscapes or log cabins. And when someone says the word cathedral, I certainly NEVER think of simplicity and beauty of the sort that architectural photographer Richard Davies captured in his travels through rural Russia. This month’s issue of World of Interiors features his stunning photography. These structures are like nothing I’ve ever seen. It seems almost as if someone made them out of old popsicle sticks..and for some reason I feel compelled to own a HUGE print of one of them. If only I could track him down…and afford it.
More photos after the jump (more…)