art house: el anatsui

every once in a while we find ourselves completely drawn to an artist and his or her vision. el anatsui has us firmly in his grasp with his magical art creations. a sculptor from ghana, el anatsui has shown his works of art at many prominent museums around the world. inspired by the traditional kente cloths and the unique weaving process used to create them, el anatsui manages to create pieces that at first glance seem to be colorful fabric and gold tapestries but upon closer investigation, are found to be made of salvaged materials such as cans and bottle caps as well as aluminium and copper wire. there is something so refreshing and inspiring about this juxtaposition of the old and discarded being transformed into such rich and beautiful masterpieces. it really gives new meaning to that age old saying “one person’s trash…”.

here are some of our favorites from el anatsui’s vast collection:


hovor, aluminium and copper wire

in the world but don’t know the world, 2011. aluminium and copper wire

skylines’, 2008. aluminium and copper wire

El Anatsui (Ghana), Duvor (communal cloth), 2007. Aluminium and copper wire, 400 x 500 cm.duvor (communal cloth), 2007. aluminium and copper wire

via october gallery

 El Anatsui (Ghana), Drifting Continents (2009)drifting continents (2009) via intramoenia extrart

gravity and grace via brooklyn museum

El Anatsui They Finally Broke the Pot of Wisdom 2011they finally broke the pot of wisdom, 2011 via jack shainman gallery

to learn more about el anatsui and his magical works of art, please watch the video here!

art house: flying houses by laurent chehere

we just can’t get enough of photographer laurent chehere’s flying houses series. the whimsy exhibited in each unique photo speaks to us in the dreamiest of ways. we love the colors and overall feel of each photograph and can’t stop envisioning these incorporated in an eclectic kids room or nursery!  we stumbled upon laurent chehere through another website crush of ours,  saatchi online, which is a great resource for discovering new and emerging art from around the globe!

laurent chehere flying house art no.9laurent chehere flying house art no.11 laurent chehere flying house art no.13 laurent chehere flying house art no.15

laurent chehere flyinh house art no.2

 via laurent chehere website 

project diaries: DIY beaded shower curtain

via kishani perera inc.

many of you have asked us about the beaded shower curtains seen in kishani’s vintage remix book (photos above). we thought it only fair that we spill a few diy secrets for our most valued followers! the truth is, this shower curtain is made up of a beaded room divider layered on top of a plain shower curtain! to help you recreate this look in your home please read the diy instructions below:

you will need:

1- beaded curtain, we recommend koyal wholesale’s version seen here.

1- plain white shower liner

here are the simple steps:

1. to start, line the holes of the divider up with the curtains’

2. put the rings though the beaded curtain and plain shower liner to hold both together

3. voilà! and you are done! now wasn’t that easy?


stay tuned for more diy stories and be sure to follow us on facebook & twitter for more!

rummage spring giveaway!

this fun giveaway is just in time for your easter or passover table! over at rummage we’re giving away this 3 piece johann haviland, bavarian tea set with a sepia rose pattern and 24k gold trim. we love all things victorian and this adorable tea set is no exception!  join our mailing list to win by visiting rummage home. already joined? tweet, share or pin the giveaway image to win! or, do it all to increase your chances! enter now through friday the 22nd!

rummage spring giveaway

hunt & gather: maison&objet 2013

if you are anything like us, you happen to squeal with delight at the thought of a trade show filled with exciting and innovative interior design ideas from some of the most talented design companies in europe.  maison&objet is an annual interior design trade show, and although we couldn’t make it to paris this year, we gathered some great photos from the event for you below. we are always interested in checking out the inspired ideas and products created by fellow designers from across the globe!


via maison&objet

 have we peaked your interest? watch the video below for more from maison&objet!




wanderlust: hotel endémico

tucked away in the village of valle de guadalupe in baja california, hotel endémico seems to be the kind of place we wouldn’t mind spending a good week or two. the hotel is made up of 20 luxury cabins all situated on the hillside providing unobstructed views of the beautiful valley below. from a design standpoint, this hotel has so many elements we love and appreciate: simple clean lines, minimal decor, and an emphasis on natural materials and the natural surroundings. if these images don’t make you swoon at first glance we suggest you take a second look!

 via hotel endémico

hotel endemico happens to be just an hour and a half away from san diego which makes it even harder for us not to justify booking our flights as we type this post!

for more on hotel endémico visit their website here.

project diaries: los feliz charmer

we love getting to share our recent projects with our followers! this particular remodel is near and dear to our hearts. we have grown to love the charming character we created in this los feliz home using warm and crisp paint colors and a mix of vintage inspired and industrial hardware and lighting. seems like the public agreed as the house was sold before it went on the market! scroll below for some of our favorite photos of the property and a list of sources to get this same look in your home!

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