Great article on the future of kitchens, kitchen trends… http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/decor/kitchen-and-bath/the-kitchen-of-tomorrow-today/article2209435/
Lighting as a surreal art form…
These two dramatic human form lamps with oversized shades are Italian. They make quite a statement, don’t they?
The horse lamp is also life-sized. I ran across this one in Los Angeles while out resourcing. This one will fill a room and give your guests plenty to talk about!
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Finally, fabrics that make your outdoor spaces an extension of your indoor style– outdoor velvets. Not only do they offer a chic seasonal change for outside, but they provide practical benefits that will make you want to experience the luxury inside as well. These soft plush velvets are virtually indestructible; they are made of 100% solution died acrylic, fortifying them against the wear of entertaining, kids & pets– making them increasingly popular choices for dens, game rooms, and high usage living areas. They come with a 3 year warranty against fading and are extremely cleanable- most spills bead up and roll off to the floor. If you would like more information contact us.
PS- If you would like to get your pets their own cool furniture, go to Uttermost. I dare you to not buy something!
The latest Eric Zener show opened last week in New York at Gallery Henoch. I have been following this artist for a while and continue to be amazed by his ability to capture moving water so accurately. If you are in New York, stop by to see his exhibit, or check the gallery website at Gallery Henoch.
Thought I’d share some interesting candle accessories I found while out resourcing. Some beautiful ways to bring nature inside:
These sconces are SO New Orleans, I love them! They have an antique gold finish, measure 20″w X 25″h, and sell as a pair for $395 + shipping.
Isn’t this candelabra elegant? It has the look of silver but is actually pewter, which brings the price down and makes it low maintenance. 14″w X16″h $525 + shipping.
Coral design…resin with a silver finish. 18″w X 10″h $98 + shipping.
Antler inspired Candelabra very handsome, pewter, 16″w X 17″h $620 + shipping.
What do you think? If you would like to add any of these to your home contact Courtney Price Design to make them yours! If you have any requests for items you are looking for or topics you would like me to blog about, always feel free to contact Courtney Price Design. Have a great day!
Veuve Clicquot Hotel du Marc– where modern-day contemporary chic artfully blends with old world luxury. Add to that fabulous food, bubbles and high-end bath products. Who wouldn’t want to stay here, sign me up! See more photos and information at: http://www.notcot.com/archives/2011/10/veuve-clicquot-hotel-du-marc.php
This concept has been around forever in commercial applications, but is taking on a new wave of popularity in residences. What looks like hand painted stencils are in fact self-adhesive vinyl decals that are easy to apply and easy to remove– making them ideal for kids rooms, entertaining or holidays. There are many to chose from and designs are completely customizable in content, color, size & pattern.
If you haven’t noticed, I love great quotes. There is a lot of fun to be had with these– makes me want to throw a surprise party for someone and cover the walls in classic quotes by that person! What do you think? Care to see more?
Some meaningful quotes from one of the most creative minds of our generation:
“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than
complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But
it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
[BusinessWeek, May 25, 1998]
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did
something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just
saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were
able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the
reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they
have thought more about their experiences than other people.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be
trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most
important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow
already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]
If you recall, the Jasper Johns painting of the American flag from the estate of author Michael Crichton sold for a record $28.6 million last year in New York at Christie’s International’s biggest contemporary art auction in two years, upping the ante for owning a Jasper Johns.
Not everybody has the budget for a painting of an iconic artist. That’s where the print market gets interesting. Many people are investing in tangible goods such as fine art in these days of stock market uncertainty. While prints offer an affordable entry to the world of art collecting, the values of prints are on the rise and the print market has exploded in the past ten years. Apparently these investors are onto something.
Be on the lookout for the Jasper Johns works at the upcoming October 25-26 Prints & Multiples Auction in New York. This sale amasses an impressive collection of well-known artists prints and multiples- many important works by artists such as Picasso, Miro, Renoir, Matisse, Chagall, Warhol, Johns, Lichtenstein, etc. It is sure to be another blockbuster.
So if you missed out on Jasper Johns last time, I hope you acquire one of his works such as this one at the Christies Auction in a few weeks. Happy bidding!
With culinary ring molds, many beautiful meals can be created easier than you might think. Here is a resource for the rings:http://www.creativecookware.com/round_rings.htm . You can turn any kind of salad or meal into a layered presentation. Here is one of my favorite layered salads, as pictured above:
LAYER 1: Tomato
LAYER 2: (use a mold for layers 2-4) Chopped avocado mixed with a little mashed avocado & lemon juice
LAYER 3: Sliced hearts of palm
LAYER 4: Crumbled goat cheese, room temp
LAYER 5: Parmesan crisp tulip bowl (some gourmet grocery stores sell ready made round parmesan crisps if you prefer not to make this part yourself) , lined with sliced chicken, then piled with lightly tossed mixed greens and fresh herbs (mint, tarragon), garnished with carrot slices (peeled as shown), fresh chives.
Dressing for the greens- Whisk or blend champagne vinegar, white truffle oil, egg, salt, pepper. Plate garnished with garlic aioli.