If time is always going to escape and elude us, it might as well do so fashionably. Ever look at a clock on the wall and think, “If only they made that for my wrist?” Now’s your chance.
Watch: Simple is the name of the game with an aesthetic inspired by Danish minimalism. Skagen watches are the epitome of design meeting functionality. // Clock: The GLOW by Hallgeir Homstvedt functions as a seamless, almost ghostly analog wall clock. Blends into all decor.
Watch:The Gilt Noir Wrap watch is somehow both fluid and geometric, offering infinite ways to display the hours. // Clock: France’s IDEAT magazine creates a charmingly eclectic pillow and print mix, anchored by an oversized clock that serves as a sculptural art piece.
Clock: Stickable wall dots from tench Design Studio are vaguely reminiscent of Damien Hirst, but also cheery, simply and reusable. // Watch: The festive polka-dots of Betsey Johnson’s dotted watch are sure to put you in a happy and playful mode. Clock: A victorian inspired, uber ornate yet shabby chic beach house is festooned with crystal chandeliers, seaglass, coral, and royal seating. The historic typeface of the clock, and its sheer size, allow the object to become stylish wallpaper. // Watch: The floral, parlor watch by Olivia Burton feels antique. It arrives with a worn leather strap.
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” ― Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
In an article on Houzz, Kerrie Kelly, an interior designer who specializes in authentic and livable spaces, said that if you find modern ‘too sleek’ and ‘traditional too stodgy’ when it comes to sprucing up your home, you may be able to define your style in one simple word: transitional.
Eclectic living room in Sweden from Dusty Deco, photographed by Martin Lof
But what IS transitional style, exactly? Basically, it fulfills your desire to have little bit of this, with a little bit of that in their living room. ‘Column A’ meets ‘Column B.’ When my husband and I first moved in together three years ago, we had a melding of the worlds: his antique dresser, my mahogany side table, his modern slanted bookshelf, my 1950’s diner stools. To be frank, our personalities meshed well, but our interiors did not.
Luckily, people tend to not hold fast to the old rules regarding what ‘works.’ Before, an old couch may have looked out of place in a modern home, and a contemporary piece of art, for example, may have stood out (in a bad way) in house full of traditional pieces. But not anymore! We live in a glorious time.
We can revel in picking out a piece that take influence from bygone eras to complement an otherwise strikingly modern room. Pieces like tables made out of wire, and bold rugs, and smaller accessories are used in spaces featuring furniture you’d be likely to spot in the gentlemen’s clubs of yesteryear (cigars, snifters, and all).
Sorry for my absence! The past month of my life has been a whirlwind – a wedding and a honeymoon. Yipeeeee. I guess I’m a WIFE now? Weird… There will be pictures to come soon (the world holds its breathe), but for now, let’s talk about patterns.
Marni’s Pattern Play Has Been Lauded for Years: From Gingham to Floral to Dots and Beyond!
Patterns are all around us, and technically speaking, are not a “man-made” invention. Natural patterns include spirals (like in seashells, or in the golden ratio), waves, ripples (in sand dunes from the wine), tilings, cracks, snowflakes, and those created by symmetries of rotation and reflection. Almost all natural patterns has some underlying mathematical structure; think about the Fibonacci sequence or fern leaf fractals.
Although not quite organic, textile patterns seem to have an innate way of capturing our five sense – and maybe most in the sixth sense – style. Some say the sixth sense is paranormal activity or telepathy….but that’s just a rumor.
Doesn’t everything look better with some symmetry – maybe a repeating line, circle or square.