Do you ever have those home decor items or lines of products that you think - "if I ever win the lottery, I am getting that!". Well, Matteo bedding is on that list for me. My sweetie, who lets just say doesnt like shopping, gets all googly when we go on our annual trip to ABC Home & Carpet and enter the Matteo section. The washes, finishes, and colors are pure perfection. We recently saw this little number and oggled it for a good while - The Americana quilt...
Maira Kalman is one of my all-time favorite illustrators. Last week I went down to San Francisco for a little break and was thrilled to see that she had a show at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. I can't believe it, but this is the first museum survey of her work. Let's just say, I got weak in the knees upon entering the gallery. Have you ever had that feeling where you appreciated an artist's work so much that when you actually saw a real painting "in the flesh" you were awe-struck? I almost had to turn away. Anyway if you are in the area, you MUST go (closes Oct. 26). You will laugh and be inspired by her charm and whimsy. Oh, and sense of color.
The weather changed yesterday in the Northwest - no questiuon it is Fall. Makes me long for bulky cozy sweaters and pots of tea. I ran into a collegue of mine from my past life in fashion design and was so thrilled to see she has just launched this beautiful line of sweaters. Helen Sharp uses modern, clean, and timeless shapes for this collection. "The woolen yarn for this collection comes from an ancestral ranch in Oregon, Imperial Stock Ranch. It is 100% un-dyed wool giving it a softer hand feel than its dyed counterparts. Each piece is made in Seattle on hand framed knitting machines creating work locally and reviving interest in this once popular craft." The perfect antidote for a chilly fall day!
Loved the article in the newest issue of Lonny magazine about designer John Robshaw's country home in Connecticut. We have had his line of pillows and bedding at ink & peat since the beginning and people just love the rich combination of patterns and clever color combinations.