Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

1. McCall's 1930 Costume Hat Sewing Patterns
2. 1930's Halloween Chic via Helium magazine
3., 4., 6., & 7. Halloween cards & bridge tallys via Finsbry's Photostream at Flickr
5. & 8. 1940s' Pin-up gals

Friday, October 28, 2011


We've always been drawn to asymmetrical, counter-intuiative, seemingly imperfect perfection. And the ability to deconstruct and reconstruct elements can create a beautiful chaos out of order that fuels innovation and creativity...

Pablo Picasso, Nue Au Faubourg St, Honore 1970

Poul Kjaerholm Suspended sofa via 1st Dibs

Georges Braque, Still Life: Le Jour

Tejo Remy chest of drawers

Georges Braque, The Musician's Table

Fractal Table.MGX via Moss

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hockney Got Style

We're not sure if we were aware of David Hockney's style before his artwork or the reverse, but we know one informs the other and we love them both. Saturated color, bold pattern and a brilliant sense of or art or both- GENIUS.

Model with Unfinished Self -Portrait at The LA Louvre

Henry & Eugene, LA Louvre

Ipad drawing for The New Yorker

Dr. Leon Banks, LA Louvre

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Goodnight Moon

There is something glorious about the moon- the beacon of light that seems to smile at us through the night. Whether it is vintage paper moon photographs (via Liveauctioneers) or the Personal Moon Project of artists Leonid Tishkov and Boris Bendlkov, we love the moon, the art it inspires and it's distant familiarity.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mix & Match

We're always on the lookout for interior inspiration. And while everyone has their own brand of style, some seem to gravitate toward similar areas of a spectrum. Today we mix & match a few designers into a little imaginary home that balances rustic and refined, bathroom included...

Office by Deborah Needleman

Living room by Celerie Kemble

Dining room by Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar

Bedroom by Lulu Powers

Bathroom by Adam Braum Strauss

Monday, October 24, 2011

Prior- Hamblin (and School of)

There is a lyrical quality that we love about the portraits of the Prior / Hamblin School- rich, dark clothing create graceful counterpoints to bright, rosy faces rendered in an almost abstract economy- lyrical and simple, these portraits prove "les is more".

1. Sturtevant J Hamblin family via It's About Time

2. Prior / Hamblin School via Skinner

3. Portrait attributed to WM Prior via Old Hope Antiques

4. Prior / Hamblin School via Skinner

5. Attributed to William W. Kennedy, sold at Skinner

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gone Fishin'

JF Kernan print via Darvill's Rare Prints

Early floats via Lang's Auctions

Arthur Sarnoff via Retrogoddess

Six factory floats at Lang's

Vintage camp blankets at Three Potato Four

Lucky Fisherman print at Darvill's

20's and 30's bobbers at Lang's

Vintage camping stool via Etsy