27 February 2015

cabin fever

for those of you who don't follow me on instagram, i haven't been around much of late because the start of 2015 brought pneumonia with it, and i've pretty much been stuck inside for 2 months. ugh. and for those that do follow along on IG and FB, thank you for all the support and well wishes! i'm getting my strength back every day!

being stuck inside the house also made me appreciate the importance of having a pretty place to live. when your view is confined to four walls, they'd better be pretty ones!  i also realized that i need to get hot and get some home projects done... we need to do some sprucing up and some major cleaning out around here! now that my strength is coming back, once i get caught up on work, i need to make my home a priority. it is time. funny how i perfectly decorate my place in my head, but in real life that energy tends to be directed for my clients and my personal interior design projects never happen. yeah, my living room takes a pretty picture but i need to paint, declutter and update a bit. nothing major, more like a really thorough spring cleaning. which will probably happen in the fall as i'm so behind on work!

there are lots of other exciting things in the works, so stay tuned!

ps- anybody wanna come over for a painting party? i'll provide pizza and beer. ;-)

28 December 2014

new year, new work.

48" x 36"

36" x 24"

36" x 24"

20" x 16" 
29" x 22"

24" x 36"
here's some paintings i've been working on in the last bits of 2014. even though i've been crazy busy, the urge to create was strong enough that i somehow i fit it in. in a way, i think the creative outlet saved me from going crazy with design problems and deadlines! ;-) i am really looking forward to see what creative directions 2015 holds!

24 December 2014

merry xmas!

08 December 2014

maison21 in interior design magazine's fall market tabloid.

when i went back to design school as an adult, i initially went back to school to study product design but the first two years of the undergrad program was very similar to interior design, and there was much crossover. i eventually discovered that the study of product design could get a waaaaay too engineer-y, and was also rather limiting, so if i wanted to make pretty things and environments, interiors, not products, might be the best way to go.  obvs, i choose interior design, but the love of product design has always stayed with me so it's a major thing for me to have licensed product lines with 27ground for woven accents and black crow studios.

during one of my classes we were asked to name three career goals:  first, i wrote, was showing product at the international contemporary furniture fair in NYC (check), second, was having my products featured in one of interior design magazine's market issues, and third was to have something i designed selected to be in the permanent collection of MOMA.

well, with the publication of the fall market tabloid last month, number two is off my bucket list as well- thank you interior design magazine for helping to make my dreams come true.

so this means MOMA, i'm coming for you next!  wanna buy a rug?

04 December 2014

pantone, what the heck were you thinking? color of the year FAIL

there is always controversy when pantone reveals it's color of the year, but this year, the there is no controversy- their choice is pretty much universally reviled. pantone, we've been there and done that, and we didn't like it the first time.

please consider my picks for next year: