Friday, June 25, 2010

Domestic Bliss

Green Velvet, Julie Blackmon

Blogging is a lot like exercising -- the less often you do it, the harder it is to get back into the swing of things.

Fortunately, today I stumbled across something that excited me enough to lace up my running shoes and head out for a blog... that something is photographer Julie Blackmon.

Thanks to the weird, circuitous world of the Internet, I discovered Julie's work via One Kings Lane's recent sale of photo editions from Hamburg Kennedy Photographs; I quickly developed a fixation on Massimo Vitali's diptychs and triptychs, which sent me in search of HK Photograph's site. They represent some amazing photographers, and as much as I go weak in the knees for paintings, there's something about a great photograph that always stops me dead in my tracks.

Enter Julie Blackmon.

Her work combines everything I love about, well, everything: Color, humor, interiors, and family.

And now, thanks to Julie, in addition to seriously coveting her photograph entitled "Green Velvet," I feel compelled to go recover something velvet.

Which is your favorite?

Tippee Cup

Family Portrait

Crystal Ball

Boar Head


Friday, June 4, 2010

Holy Oly!

In addition to the amazing food and diverse culture, I've found yet another reason to live in the Bay Area: proximity to Oly's annual sample sale!

A California client of mine was able to attend, and scored five pieces for the retail price of one of the pieces alone, so let's all plan a field trip for the next one, shall we?

Her treasures included the gorgeous Dominique cabinet shown here, planned for her daughter's room:

Can't you just see the interior painted a lovely pale blue or, for the more adventurous, a kelly green lacquer?

My client purchased one in the silver wood finish, shown here:

Sadly, when she returned home, she realized the piece was too large for the room, so she'd love to see it find a good home. The normal retail price on this piece is $6, 250, but for you, only $2,500! Too good to be true.

If you're intrigued, drop me a note and we'll strategize.

Happy weekend!
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