Friday, September 21, 2012

Jeremiah Goodman

I can't remember exactly where I first saw Jeremiah Goodman's incredible illustrations but I do remember being blown away by the energy and detail of his work.  He is a legend in the design world having designed the covers for Interior Design magazine for over 15 years, and taking commissions from renowned interior designers such as Dorothy Draper, Michael Greer and Eleanor Le Maire.  Goodman has also captured the rooms of Carolina Herrera, Yves St. Laurent and Bill Blass to name a few.

He uses watercolors and guache to create these beautiful and moody pieces.  I love his use of light and the feeling he evokes in his work.

Mr. Goodman continues to draw and paint everyday from his 18th floor Upper East Side apartment. 

I'm dying to pick up a copy of his book Jeremiah:  A Romantic Vision.  Prints and note cards are also available through London based Dean Rhys Morgan.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Despite popping up everywhere these days I still love my Cameroon Juju hat.  It has found the perfect spot in every apartment I've lived in the last several years from the Financial District, to Midtown, Tribeca and now Aspen.  I love the soft texture and pop of color a Juju hat adds to a room.

You can purchase your own from Laviva Home and I've also seen them floating around for sale on Etsy.  Although they are a little bit of an investment, given how versatile they are they're worth the cost!

via Lonny

living etc


ish & chi

elle decor

my former midtown apartment

Thursday, September 13, 2012

mad for plaid

This lovely little chair had seen better days.  I originally found it at the Hell's Kitchen flea market several years ago.  It was a steal at only $35 and the frame is metal making it incredibly strong and sturdy!  While I love the Art Deco inspired stripe I upholstered the chair with after I bought it, the paint was chipping and the fabric was stained and in need of an update.

I found a little motivation Friday afternoon so I quickly broke out the staple gun and paint brush and got to work!

I love the cozy feel of this wool plaid fabric from Rogers & Goffigon and I had just enough to upholster the chair for the bedroom and save the rest for a lumbar pillow to match.  Within 3 hours the chair looked fresh and new!

Monday, September 10, 2012

ripe berry

The upcoming cool weather has me craving rich colors for fall.  I'm especially loving this deep berry color for both for home and fashion.  I haven't been able to get this gorgeous Phillip Lim bag out of my mind since I first laid eyes on it!

pillow  I  necklace  I  rough ruby studs  I  glass  I  nail polish  I  handbag  I  teacup  I  throw  I  candle

Friday, September 7, 2012

the move is complete!

We finally moved in to our new place on Saturday!  I unpacked boxes and organized for three days straight and I'm happy to say that all of the boxes are now long gone and our place is really beginning to feel like home.  I'm especially enjoying taking quick breaks on the balcony with the peaceful view of Aspen mountain.  And I couldn't be more thrilled with this gorgeous park right behind our apartment which I've been stopping by frequently.

Now let the design projects begin!