Wow. How incredible are these paper sculptures that hung from the London’s Burlington Arcade? Paper artist Zoe Bradley created two monumental chandeliers, making up more than 1,860 paper flowers, for the shopping center’s reopening last summer. This is inspiring me to start experimenting more with paper – I’d love to recreate this for baby Coco‘s room . . . but of course, on a much smaller scale!
I’ve got to thank hairstylist extraordinaire Kristin Ess for introducing me to Lelet NY via Snapchat. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, designer Sara Bieler Sasson is raising the bar with her modern and refreshing take on hair accessories. Halo-like headbands are distinctively three dimensional, delicate chains are hanging from adorned bobby pins and multi-functional barrettes are made to be versatile. It’s all so beautiful, one can’t help but be inspired to give their “do” a little more TLC.
You can’t visit Guatemala without noticing women toting around bags, hand woven from multi-colored, recycled plastic fibers, to and from work, the market . . . everywhere. Architect and design consultant Cecilia Pirani has reimagined the ubiquitous tote in a variety of shapes and gorgeous, mostly subtle and solid, colors. I love the modern interpretation of such a utilitarian bag.
Honestly, I must have been a rug dealer in a past life. Or at least that’s what I tell myself as the saga of rug hoarding continues in our household. My latest project? Our kitchen. I’ve been desperately searching for the perfect runner to enhance my favorite room in the house. And really, there’s nothing more comforting than having a soft, warm rug underneath your bare feet when you’re up way too early in the morning, making breakfast and packing lunches for your family. The timing couldn’t be more perfect as ABC Carpet & Home is currently hosting their annual antique rug sale. After browsing through their extensive collection, I’ve narrowed my search down to three beauties, each of which are village tribal runners and distinguished by their geometricized floral designs. I’ve also tapped their rug expert to answer some questions and concerns I had about buying an antique rug. I hope that it educates you as much as it did me. And please help me decide by letting me know which rug is your favorite!