bon soiree everybody~
i feel like i’m just getting back to earth. it was an endless week and tomorrow’s the last day with liz on the shoot. will i be glad to get my life back. we had fun though, of course!
i love the image above cause it shows how little it takes to make a bed inviting. especially with that color combo. a weakness of mine is turquoise and pink.
anyhow, i was tagged by vanya at endless inspiration to do a post on 10 great blogs. i decided to post about them tonight since there’s too much reality going on and blogging is such a retreat. it’s a real escape and such a pleasure when i get the chance to do it. so here are some beautiful blogs i’ve come across in the last day or two when i had a second to answer an email and skim the wave. i hadn’t been to vanya’s blog but it’s one that i’ll be putting on my daily to do list. go if you dare!
the top image and the one below are via this is glamorous. um, yum!
these are from endless’ blog. what beautiful links and pics to dig into!
she had me at bonjour…
somehow i ended up at the deco detective, a blog i’ve loved for a long time but last night got pulled into her amazing archives i’d never seen. blogs like hers really are the new magazine. not to mention resources and well, encyclopedias!
a comment left by jennifer led to this adorable slideshow, photographed by
if you have a moment and want to return to childhood, take a look.
they’re the sweetest dolls, sort of like the a modern version of the antique boudoir dolls. each one is handmade by jess brown from vintage scraps she finds.
i fell way in love with this blog when the author left a comment. above is a shot of her laundry. need i say more?
above, libeco.com via red ticking
below is a talented mother and daughter, the likes of which are rare cause they work together. and do they make wonderful things…
noel made these books. aren’t they delish? i just love the pic below, also from her blog.
below is a blog i found thru endless inspirations. what a great idea to record each day. she uses tear sheets to make art instead of filing them away.
ok well, that’s not 10 but it’s a start. and didn’t want to forget a very happy birthday to my girl, lynn, a great friend and author of a highly addictive blog, paris hotel boutique. here’s to many more darling! all the best to you~
alors, bon nuit et bon weekend tout le monde!
i got this in my email this morning and it was pure eye candy! (even tho the fur looks real)…
it’s from what i thought was a kooky art gallery-slash- furniture store i stumbled into last october in paris. it’s art and it’s furniture and it’s tres cher.
it got me thinking about furniture as art. it really is such a great canvas, especially if it has classic lines.
this is another of their designs, tufting with feathers painted on the fabric.
maybe it’s your cup of tea and maybe not, but it’s a fun way to play with furniture and turn it from trash to treasure as we all so love to do…
here they lacquered a piece and added a lucite top.
it reminded me of one of my idols, serge olivares. he’s a furniture artist also from paris, with a great sense of humor and style. he makes limited edition chair and tables and uses special details like vintage fur on the bull’s head, and swarovski crystals as embellishments.
i’ve seen his stuff in paris and in ny, and it’s truly amazing. the loveseat below he made for chantal thomas. i think the key is restraint…
so anyhow, just a little food for thought, i know you guys see a lot of great furniture out there so keep an eye out for some fixer upers that could become your works of art! xoc
bonsir mes amis! hope you’re having a great friday night! i’ve been slacking off a bit tonight and following breadcrumbs…isn’t it amazing what you come across on the net and the way you got there? i can never seem to retrace my steps but tonight i decided to try. i found fantastic photographer, lee miller when i was looking for a book cover.
turns out she shot the beautiful cover above, featured on stylecourt’s blog
style court has passion for books and another of her links led me to the selby where i spent way too long.
i love book collections. they’re such an individual statement and really intimate.
so anyway, that’s about 1/100th of what i’ve seen tonight and i bet your tracks have been pretty magical too! i better get going but just wanted to say hi and sort of recalibrate after a couple hectic days.
my blog’s always been that kind of r&r for me. i know this was a random post about absolutely nothing but i was having a seinfeild evening, what can i say? there’s so much going on that sometimes it’s almost a meditation to zone out and fly…
bon nuit! xoxoc
buona sera a tutti!
i’m working late tonight, it’s close to 1am now, and i’m, getting up early to assist liz on a commercial. the last thing i want to do is keep posting about domino with so much going on in my world and the world, but i just had to get in a quick hello and pass along the surprise i received from Nina Schwartz at simon and schuster. she also contacted petunia when she found our comments on NY POST’s blog.
Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
Here at Simon & Schuster, we’re all mourning the loss of Domino magazine, and it’s clear you feel the same pain. Not long ago (October ’08), we published Domino: The Book of Decorating, by the editors of the magazine, and we’re happy at least that their innovative and gorgeous ideas can live on in this book. We’d love to offer you two copies to give away on your blog to your readers who are no doubt as heavy-hearted as we.
Please let me know if you’d like to participate, and I’ll send you the books!
Associate Marketing Manager
Simon & Schuster
how cool is that?
if you’re the next one to go leave a comment about domino on the ny post blog, the first book goes to you. we’ll go random for the second!
if you have a blog maybe you want to contact them to have a giveaway too…
thanks so much Nina, i’m honored!
so now i’m fired up again!…conde nast is New York based and the New York Post is in NY’s face! please go and be heard if you still care about domino!
the domino fans cared last week…if you have a blog or site, spread the word about this opportunity! (if you’re not sure what the heck i’m talking about, go to my last post). anyway this is my last attempt and rallying the domino fans after only recently discovering their site. if you’re interested in winning one of the books, leave a comment on the ny post site! did i say that already? well never again so bon nuit, and suite dreams!
i know it’s like who cares already but don’t you want your domino or will the next magazine that’s like domino be good enough? only you can make it happen! ny post
hey gang! i wasn’t really gonna come and play tonite cause i have to work BUT…this link from petunia stopped me in my tracks. it’s in the ny post today. they’re still talking about domino and what’s going on. this is a chance to be heard on ny post’s website. if you’re still into having your domino in whatever way you want it, go to the ny post blog and leave a comment! let conde nast know this is not a dead issue to you. please go, break their comment box!
conde nast is thriving!
this just came in from another friend, nancy. it’s an exhibition conde nast is having for photographer edward steichen. conde nast always seems to have something going on as patrons of the arts to redeem themselves. hopefully they will hear their current customers cry for culture and acknowledge them by at least saving the Domino website.
for me it’s with books. they just never get old! and if they do, all the better…
these belong to my friend lynn of paris hotel boutique.com. she has an insane eye for fantastic books and the way she shoots them drives me crazy! if you’re obsessed with rare books, treat yourself to something amazing! just one of these in a room with a chaise, what more do you need?
see what i mean? delicious! thanks for the eye candy lynn :)
happy valentine’s day darling friends, these are for you! i found them among thousands on flickr. what a great bank of information. ysl guy said we should upload pics to places like that for safe keeping. these are archives we’re all creating. thank god people are uploading stuff. i’m gonna do it too. it’s amazing just going through the ‘vintage valentine’ search. most of these are from suzee que.
anyway, i’m off, happy vday. have a great day and night whoever you’re with and with whatever you’re doing.
you know i love you but i’ll say it again cause it’s the day to say it =]
oh and mom, this is for you!
hi everybody! hope you’re having a relaxing evening at home as you surf the wonderful web. guess where ALL the above images came from including the top one? the domino website. (have you written to them yet to at least keep the website)? just asking cause i’m embarrassed to tell you how many hours i was on their site that first day. i collected over 300 pictures from there, one prettier than the next. but then i crashed last week and all my pics were gone…18,000 in total over the years! but thanks to my dear young dad he was able to retrieve them yesterday (remotely at that) and save the day! danke dad! (i vow to back up better =)
truth is i also had saved a bunch of things when i went to the conde nast website store to search for a contact name and was blown away by their collection too! who knows how many more hours were lost over there that day
anyway the whole thing got me thinking about saving images. what am i waiting for? thank god for blogging. we can empty our folders and share them with each other. i bet you have tons of stuff too, right?
anyway, if you have to have a reason to write conde nast about keeping the domino website up, this is about as good as it will get
the site is loaded with history
wonderful images of america, month by month
capsules of color and hope
and they’re suitable for framing…
in fact they sell the service.
funny thing is that they really make great artwork
and it just goes to show how deep decorating is in our culture, how much we enjoy it and always have
so if you have some time go get lost
i have to go now but wanted to share some that were saved in my files.
but what’s the use in keeping them
in a folder for some time in the future
i’m gonna be unloading my archives, my files are stuffed. what about yours? do you love to save images for a rainy day? what are your plans for them?
no one but an obsessed nut could go thru it all their stuff..
domino is in a league with classics that conde nast has let come and go
domino mag sure is part of a colorful past. at least now they’re collectors items, instant classics.
but if you still at least want the website don’t forget to write to them. i personally think it’s an important body of work that should be respected just like any of the magazines above. it’s a new era. maybe blogs are the new magazines and magazines are the new books! well then sites are the new encyclopedias! come on conde, don’t leave us hangin!
(i even found lucite hangers on their site. nuf said)? bon nuit!
Conde Nast contact info:
The Condé Nast Publications
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
ps i just added a bunch of new chandeliers,
some are made with natural crystals and semi precious stones. let me know what you think! (i know they’re cher, one day i want one…)
hi guys, how’s everything with you? i’ve been pretty busy over the past bunch of months and especially last few weeks, trying to get the new web boutique up and at em as you know. thanks to so many of you blog friends who pushed me to quit stalling and let ‘er fly! there are still little things to fix but it’s finally a site i can manage on my own and it’s a dream come true!
thank you, jeff for making it happen. he’s incredible to work with and has the patience of a pope!
! if you need a great web guy, check him out at www.wickersty.net. (he’s also a magnificent photographer as you can see from his shot above)
i found him through my friend janet’s beautiful site, french blue and co. i hope to add a little animation (like make the feather write out the name) but that’s later. if i waited till it’s perfect then it would never launch!
anyway i’m working with vendors from paris to podunk. the great thing about the bad economy is that everyone wants to sell their merch and work together.
finding stuff to rep is endless! and sure saves on having to house inventory. it’s something we can do with each other too. i have a stationery department and would love to carry my blog friends’ pretty things. textiles too
and accessories too… anyway that’s my next layer, and i’d love you in it!
big thanks too to tori of bella bella co., a true friend i met through blogging. she helped me with design and was more than generous with her bee graphic. she’s uber creative, you may have seen her as the first to do the monkey’s on a chandelier. now it’s everywhere, but she was the first! anyway, thanks for everything, t, and here’s to more in the future! (she’s also a master perfumer ‘nose’ and we’re doing some candles and scents)
so please pop over and um, if you see any typos will you let me know, s’il vous plait? merci beaucoup
anyway now i can get back to having a life, more later! xoc
happy monday gang! hope you had a killer weekend and are ready to take this new week by storm!
it’s been about a week straight of my domino rant and the only thing left to do is to tell conde nast how you feel. i’ve made calls, emailed, written snail mail, etc. here are some numbers and addresses you can use to bombard them too. but in the end, only we as a unit are going to make any difference.
all this about the mag and the soaring sales of issues on ebay
got me thinking about the value of magazines in general. i collect old home and beauty mags whenever i can just to see what’s changed and what’s stayed the same.
funny thing is, not too much has changed. unless of course you consider the styles, colors, and fabrics,
but then again, a house is a home because you made it yourself and you like what’s there. (if not, ditch it)! so whether we get domino back or not, (we will, be positive)! you already know what you like. and i’ve seen your homes, you have exquisite taste and you know what you’re doing. you know where to shop, how to revamp, and where to get a bargain.
i know personally i’ll be look ing at magazines in a different light now. where i used to tear them up and file the pics away, now i’ll keep more of them intact and use them gently as resources, something special that should be cared for, no less than a book. in our disposable society, this was a wake up call, at least for me, to treasure what’s current, not just the past, cause it’s just as fleeting.
yesterday at the miami beach flea market (above)
this morning in House Beautiful 1947
sorry for the terrible pics but a pretty closet is still as current today as it ever was
(she could be a domino cover)!
ok maybe not…
so in conclusion (this will be my last domino post), and not for nada, but i just got a call from conde nast and was given a couple executive emails there. PLEASE email them with the same passion you did on the web, telling them what you think the mag is worth and what you’re willing to pay for a subscription or the site entrance fee.
to write or call:
CONDÉ NAST INFORMATION
For media kits or information about advertising in a Condé Nast magazine, use the address below. You may also call this phone number for any Condé Nast–related questions.
The Condé Nast Publications
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
Use this address or phone number for all matters regarding CondéNet, including technical problems with the site, as well as any inquiries not relating to advertising or public relations. CondéNet 1166 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-790-5100 Fax: 212-790-1822
do you need a stamp?