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Parties, Delectables & Pretty Things

Winter Blues Cure – Beautiful Boho Snow Chalet

I LOVE this place so much I wanted to share it with you in case you didn’t see Coco+Kelley’s fab post about it. This would be my dream get-away ski chalet. I love the mix of styles, colors and textures. I even kinda love the shiny bright floral mosaic tile Kitchen – who knew? The element of surprise, fun and wonder is always vital to me in home decor. It would be really easy to just chill here, nothing is up tight or fussy. The wood is warm and inviting, fireplace is calling me. This gem is in the Snowy French Alps design by Lionel Jadot. I’m already packing…

Check it out

 

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Photos via design by lionel jadot via wave avenue 

Click here for Coco+Kelley’s post.

http://www.cocokelley.com/2015/02/interiors-inspire-boho-chalet/

 

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Great Art Show in LIC, NYC on March 4th. Kate Raudenbush @SeeMe.

On March 4th is Kate Raudenbush’s Reflection show @ SeeMe Exhibition Space in Long Island City, NY.  I will be there. Can’t wait! I love love love her work. The geometry, the scale, the delicatness made out of metal. Truly amazing! I want to live inside one of her masterpieces. Come join me.

“Kate Raudenbush references history, mythology, geometry and science to inform the narrative of her work. She utilizes welded laser-cut steel, mirror and light to shape her large-scale, climbable expressions of sacred space.

The pieces seem both alive and ancient with a constant visceral invitation for the viewer to touch, to physically explore. In this way, the artwork is not just an object to behold, but also an experience to be lived.”

“Kate Raudenbush is a New York-based artist who references history, mythology, geometry and science to inform the narrative of her work. She utilizes welded laser-cut steel, mirror and light to shape her large-scale, climbable expressions of sacred space.

The pieces seem both alive and ancient with a constant visceral invitation for the viewer to touch, to physically explore. In this way, the artwork is not just an object to behold, but also an experience to be lived.”

SeeMe Exhibition Space
26-19 Jackson Ave
Queens, NY 11101

Wednesday Mar 4
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Click here to RSVP

http://reflection.splashthat.com/

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Sculpture by: Kate Raudenbush     Photo by: Scott London

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Sculpture by: Kate Raudenbush     Photo by: Bailey

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 Futures Past. Kate Raudenbush.

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All works by Kate Raudenbush. For more info and images please check out her site below.

http://www.kateraudenbush.com/

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Julianne Moore is a winner!

Julianne Moore’s West Village townhouse is directly across the street from one of my BFFs. For years I’ve peeked in through the windows and interrogated my friend for more interior info. Luckily she’s just as curious as me.

Mostly I walk away excited that Julianne and I share the same inexpensive giant paper lantern as a main light fixture! To me that made Julianne ultra cool and down to Earth!!! My friend and I have often seen Julianne in the hood or at our favorite local eats. She’s very laid back and nice, she’s got natural beauty and style!

So besides being happy that she’s finally an Oscar winner I’m equally excited that her backyard was just featured in one of my favorite design sites- Remodelista/Gardenista. Julianne also shares my love for Staghorn ferns!

Here are some photos. I LOVE the wall of staghorn ferns and the tree branch art installation tree house! Below is the link for Gardenista’s article and a link to Architectural Digest’s article by Simon Doonan.

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Photos courtesy Architectural Digest.

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/celebrity-homes/2012/julianne-moore-home-garden-new-york-article

http://www.gardenista.com/posts/design-sleuth-julianne-moores-staghorn-ferns

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Great designs inspired by the ever artistic Bowerbird.

Danny Giannella and Tammer Hijazi co-founded BOWER in 2013. They have been designing and making fun innovate home products ever since. Bower is Brooklyn based and their products are made in the USA. Danny and Tammer were “inspired by the Bowerbird’s desire to create beauty from it’s surrounding natural habitat, with an eye for color and composition, to help serve the function of emotional attraction.” Love it!

Check out their site – http://bowernyc.com/

 

My favorite Bower Designs

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Images of the Bowerbird at work! 

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Pics courtesy of bower.com

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Welcome to Wonderland.

I absolutely love this project and Kirsty Mitchell’s work. Being a set/prop designer and fabricator for photo shoots I am in complete awe and I have seen a lot in my travels. The pure creative imagery is lush and endless. Kirtsy layers and layers and layers with such sweet detail it leaves you craving more. It is deliciousness and so satisfying.

Kirsty is a real storyteller without words. I love that she transmuted the loss and pain of losing her mother into such a rich documentation of deep love and wonderment. Kristy is a gifted alchemist. Celebrating her mother’s love of stories and storytelling. Kristy writes this about her mother-“She was an English teacher, and read to me almost everyday, to an age I could no longer admit to my friends. She instilled in me the most precious gift a mother could, her imagination and a belief in beauty, it became my root, and the place I constantly try to return to in my work, and my dreams.”

I’m so thankful that my friend, Tracey, shared this work with me, so that I could pass the torch and share with you. Please please check out Kristy’s site and some of her photos below. This work and the book – Wonderland has been five years in the making…

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Jersey City Talde finally debuts!

One of my favorite local Park Slope restaurants is Talde, by Chef Dale Talde. Some may remember him from Top Chef two seasons ago. Dale’s a sweet young looking guy who can often be spotted there organizing the orders. He’s got a really warm vibe about him it’s hard not to go up and hug him.

Yesterday Talde finally opened up in Jersey City, so exciting. I can’t wait to go! This location is bigger and offers more dim sum dishes. Chef Dale is particularly excited about a series of bao (steamed and stuffed Chinese buns) inspired by favorite fast food offerings, including Wendy’s spicy chicken sandwich and the McDonald’s McRib, made with slow-roasted boneless spare ribs.   Of course the favorites- pretzel dumplings, korean fried chicken and bacon pad thai are on the JC menu.

Talde partnered up with David Massoni, John Bush and “Kitchen Cousins” stars Anthony Carraino and John Colaneri. The new Talde is located in a late 1800’s building that Anthony’s father owns. The building was originally a telephone switching station then was home to the Jersey City Police Dept.

Talde JC’s decor is industrial chic with some fun Asian accents. The building also has a courtyard that will be open for dining in the warmer months. Besides Talde (which is on one side of the building) the team put in an Italian Market and Eatery called Carrino Provisions. Looking forward to trying that out as well!

Talde, 8 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ

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