Posts Categorized: Inspiration of the Week

Postcard from Miami: Art Basel at the Beach, MiMo, Deco, and PoMo Galore!

Hi everyone! I’m fresh from the beach, enduring the onset of an actual winter here in Austin. My skin is dry, the leaves have fallen from the trees, and the temperature is hovering at a cool 55 – 70 degrees Farenheit. Brrrr! Well, if you had just been in lovely Miami like me, you’d understand »

Inspiration: Geode-rific!

Crystals, gems, and geodes…Oh my!  A few days ago, I stumbled across this really beautiful magnet set in the above photo from LEIF.com.  Since this discovery, I have gone off the deep end with non-stop Etsy searches and visits to crystal stores here in Austin.  My goal was to find an assortment of colorful geodes »

Inspiration of the Week: Horses!

(Little Miss Sassy, a new member of the family) This weekend I spent some time with my dad out at a ranch that keeps and cares for cutting horses. If you aren’t familiar with a cutting horse, these are the kind that “cut” cattle away from the herd for various reasons like branding or giving shots. Cows like »

Knitty Gritty Upholstery!

The couple of cool front teases that we have experienced recently have really gotten me amped up for fall/winter.  Although we are not quite in the midst of sweater weather, I have already begun to swap out my summer tanks for cozy knits.  I have even started knitting a scarf in anticipation!  Since furniture is »

Inspiration of the Week: Pendleton!

Texans tend to be a bit dramatic when it comes to change in weather. I for one will admittedly overreact when the weather changes even the slightest. This weekend, Austin experienced its first mornings that were pleasant, dare I say cool! About this time of year, we are all begging for the heat to leave »

Inspiration of the Week: Sister Corita!

Screenprinting is awfully popular these days. There is a poster or print for just about everything. It’s used when manufacturing fabric as well, and I for one am a fan! I have to have restraint on occasion, as it is a great way to have art in your home at a fraction of the cost. Recently »

From Farm to Furniture!

August is one of my favorite months out of the year to be home.  Since I’ve been a bit too busy to make the 6 hour drive back to Louisiana, I will just use the Spruce audience (you guys) to rant about why August is special to me.  As you may or may not know, »

Inspiration of the Week: Black and White

You love it, don’t deny it. It’s a mime’s bread and butter and it makes a heck of a design choice. Black and White. It’s as classic as you can get. By definition something that is “classic” is something that never goes out of style, and a black and white combo is just that. My »

Upholster-dermy

Okay, things are about to get weird.  A while back I got sucked into a reality show on the History Channel that followed the life of a taxidermy shop in Alaska.  I was instantly entranced.  I had never really given any thought about what might go into mounting an animal.  It is quite amazing how »

Inspiration: Toshiyuki Kita’s “WINK” Chair!

The “WINK” Chair is the new Eames Lounge! Let’s talk about it: Toshiyuki Kita and his “WINK”chair. Here is the man below and his chair following, in all their glory. I have been on a pointed 70s-80s post-modern design kick for some time and have lately been collecting those decade’s interiors and architecture books with »

Inspiration: Eleanor Young

Ah yes!…another random internet find.  I stumbled upon the work of Eleanor Young and thought I would share her with the Spruce audience.  Eleanor Young is a Glasgow based textile designer that specializes in bold, geometric upholstery work.  Her design studio, fun makes good, offers custom upholstery services as well as retail pieces.  I admire »