Thursday, July 26, 2012

Current Obsession : Chevron

Chevron is everywhere and just like everyone else, I am in complete love with it. Since we are in the process of moving, I will hold off on painting a chevron accent wall, but there are lots of other ways to add this pattern to your home and closet. Chevron is a little bit funk, a little bit traditional and it is because of this that it works so well regardless of your personal style. The pattern comes in virtually any color combination and it is a great way to tie pieces together of varying colors. Here are some of my favorite chevron finds.

Chevron Baby Blanket by ClassyColors

iPhone 4 Case from caseosaurus

Coral Fallon Chevron Rug - available here

Chevron Grosgrain Melia Skirt from Lafayette 148 New York

Chevron Stripe Tank Dress from Old Navy
(it is a maternity dress but no one needs to know)

Chevron Bag with Burlap by madebynanna

Amazing Living Room found here

Chevron Braid found here

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Art lessons: Alaya Gadeh

Have you ever had a dream so beautiful that you wish you could permanently capture the images that played in your head?  German photographer, designer and artist Alaya Gadeh seems to have the rare ability to do just that. Alaya’s works are beautiful, imaginative and inspirational. She combines various art techniques  to create images that appear to be dream-like and full of fantasy. While viewing Gadeh's work, I feel almost as if I am seeing a part of myself that I buried deep down. Her work is subtle. She uses bold colors, but frequently mutes the tones with an overlay of texture or pattern. Gadeh incorporates elements from nature in her self portraits. She also creates colorful and intricate mandalas, which often aid in meditation and the process of finding one's true self. Here are some of my favorite works by Gadeh.

Couleur Royale de la Mandala, no. 1

Floral Dream

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

In honor of the independence of the United States of America, here are some patriotic Etsy finds. 

American Flag Rockstar Tank from UrbanEclectics

High Waisted Denim American Flag Shorts from BeccasCorner

American Flag Scarf from ThreeBirdNest

American Flag Belt Buckle from bmused

Tie Dye Tee from HopeToDye

Silver Star Studs from MetalRocks

United States Dollar Coin Ring from TheRingTree