RAY-BAN

I am a forever fan of RAY-BAN. Shoot, my parents have worn their classic frames ever since I can remember. Now, I am obsessing over RAY-BAN’S NEVER HIDE CAMPAIGN! Seriously, this campaign set up for their 75th anniversary is just badass. These ads show people celebrating who they are throughout past decades while not giving a shit what everyone around them thinks and I am just LOVING IT! Like a moth to a flame… I almost want to frame these bad boys.

LOCOMOTION

I was having a quick sandwich at my desk and popped on over to 20×200 where these prints immediately caught my eye, yet again! I have always been drawn to Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion and after a more careful look I really began to become attached to these guys and felt the need to share! I just really like the feel of these and it’s like they were meant to be on my walls.

I am quite fond of the elephant (DUH!), the man with the hat and the horse. I like the exotic cat too. I am rather torn though and am not sure which one(s) to purchase. I need to decide quickly because these limited edition prints are almost SOLD OUT!!

Homage to Mies van der Rohe

This morning as I opened my internet browser, Google promptly reminded me that Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, architectural badass extraordinaire, would have celebrated his 126th birthday today. I clicked on the Google link, which did a consequential search and I saw all of the different articles people were putting out there today in remembrance of one of the GREATEST designers that will have ever graced humankind. Seriously. He accomplished what many of us dream of but very rarely succeeds in doing. I will spare you a long and tedious background check and list of credentials for Mr. Mies van der Rohe and instead just celebrate him with images of his many contributions. Thanks for the constant inspiration.

“LESS IS MORE.” – LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE

Wall of Antlers

I am in the mist of putting together a collection of antlers for a wall gallery in my apartment. Being on a tight budget proves difficult sometimes but the collection is slowly growing. I have three pieces as of now and they all are part of the deer family. I picked up a huge rack this past weekend at a flea market here in Austin for a steal! I want to expand my collection to different mounts though. Gazelle, antelope, moose, steer, elk.. I could go on forever baby (Home Alone 2 reference) I have quite a bit of photo inspiration and I thought I would share some to help showcase my expectations for the completed look. I know it grosses some people out but I love it. I grew up around taxidermy mounts so for me it’s a bit of home. Also I just think it’s badass and adds a sense of masculinity, nature and history that I quite enjoy!

Images VIA Pinterest

Spring Retreat

So you know how you feel after the holidays.. exhausted, full of oh-so-good-but-bad-for-you food and mostly ready to get back to your daily routine? For me, all the traveling around seeing family and friends and going to parties and get togethers for 2 months can get a bit overwhelming and after the first of the year passes I am ready to get back to work, get some structure back in my day, have ‘normal’ eating habits and basically just stay put for one second! Well now that the end of February is almost here, I feel like I have caught my breath and wish I had a place like all the following photos combined to retreat to for an “Adult Spring Break”! [yeah sounds kinda scandalous, I know, but it’s not! I promise…] Anyway, I came across m. elle design via desire to inspire and damn if I didn’t fall head over heels. Each room has its own personality but inevitably answers to an overall design aesthetic that I adore. I just think it’s all rather brilliant! Perfect for a spring retreat!

AL FRESCO

As I have mentioned many times, I love a good dinner party. Delicious food and drink mixed with loved family and friends makes for my FAVORITE time ever. With the weather being somewhat warmer yet quite enjoyable this season, it had me dreaming of dining al fresco. The window of opportunity here in Texas for dining outdoors is short as the cold seems to turn directly into HOT! So you have to be on your toes and prepared to get the party started! Of course I would need a back yard (or a boat!) to pull these off, but one can dream! Some of them are actually rather romantic which seems fitting for this national day of love.

Happy Valentine’s Day Y’all!

via pinterest

Oh, George…

Last night I eagerly sat in front of my TV last night waiting to get a look inside George Clooney’s Studio City home on ‘Person to Person’. I just love seeing other people’s abodes since they can say so much about a person.. I adore Mr. Clooney and was pumped to see what his place had goin’ on! Would it have a ‘bachelor pad’ vibe or would I catch ‘Rat Pack’ fever as we swayed through the house?? {Alas, none of the above.} The interview was somewhat interesting, but it just seemed all over the place and had very little to do with the home itself. {Which, from my understanding, was the whole point of this show…} We got a look at a few picture frames, a bit of JKF memorabilia and a very quick glance of the surrounding spaces.

From what I could gather though, it seemed rather cozy and could handle some fun revelry. I was just left underwhelmed. Don’t get me wrong, I think the spaces were put together well and it actually looked down to earth and ‘lived in’ which is quite a pleasant surprise. I guess I was just hoping to see a little more.. character.. personality. To be fair, we really didn’t get to see that much though because the show just didn’t do it’s job. I mean, the overall structure and architecture was lovely. There was a great flow through the spaces. The beamed ceilings and outdoor areas where badass. I think my favorite part was the outdoor dining area with the wall of enclosed wine racks. I would be damn happy to live in this home (especially with Mr. Clooney!), I just wish we were given more of an inside look rather than the same old interview they could have done on a sound stage.

Warren Buffet and Jon Bon Jovi followed George later in the show and we got more out of them. [Buffet cracked me up and Bon Jovi surprised the hell outta me with his style!] So even though there wasn’t much to see (total bummer because I wanted to have a better post to share than this!), I saved a few shots from the interview (aka pictures of my TV) to share with you guys in case you were interested to see how George lives..

I STILL ADORE YOU GEORGE.