22 September 2010

Colour Me Happy. Cerulean Blue

Cool blues. Think Grecian clifftops, ice blue swimming pools and Lapis Lazuli stone...

My eye is always drawn to this shade of blue and I can't resist sharing these with you. The Treadgold collection also has a few nice little pieces in this hue.

Ophelia   Lapis stone
Evie   Lapis stone and sterling silver

I couldn't resist a gorgeous sketch from Garance Dore to finish off...so simple and stylish.

17 September 2010

Artist in Residence. Marcella Kaspar.

Marcella Kaspar was born in Prague and now lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Oil paintings of layered peonies and other soft, layered flowers, allow Marcella to show her skill in balancing light and shade. The delicate texture in her paintings makes them sway and unfurl before your eyes.

I would love one of these on my wall...

Marcella Kaspar

Whilst painting these works, I was reminded of Leonardo Da Vinci's notebooks on the principles of light & shade from the perspective of a scientist...

"Every opaque body is surrounded and enveloped in shadow and light with varying degrees"
I have focused on the subject of the peonie rose as the basis of my art practice, as it best allows me to further explore color and its subtle shift, as influenced by light & shade.

The creative process inherent to this series, to a degree, echoes the technique of tapestry artisans and painters of the Renaissance: the paintings are ‘woven’ like tapestries manifesting a symphony of different tones and hues.

Marcella Kaspar
July 2009

Quote taken from the Catherine Asquith Gallery

Images: Image1, Image2, Image3, Image4, Image5, Image6

14 September 2010

Cluster Walls. Why You Need One.

Yes everyone has had their say on cluster walls and as I contemplate one of my own, I have a bit of advice.

Start with one or two central/core artworks and work outwards, play with different arrangements, frames and colours, try not to crowd the space and most importantly use photos or works that mean something to you...

Megan Mullally's home
A good trick is also to lay all of your pictures on the floor before you mount them and have a play around with the positioning.

The gorgeous thing about the above images are that they all very different, but you can tell instantly the personality of the person that lives there...

Have you created one of these walls, any tips?

Source: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4Image 5, Image 6

08 September 2010

Summer style. Here I come.

Thought I'd share a few Summery pieces from Treadgold.

Imagine floaty white shirts and turquoise earrings, chilled Mojito's with freshly muddled mint and after dinner walks while the sun is still up...

Yasmin   Chinese porcelain and sterling silver

Sophia   Aventurine crystal and vintage style brass

Gabrielle   Africa Turquoise and sterling silver

Isabelle   Labradorite crystal

07 September 2010

Artist in Residence. Lalique.

Rene Lalique 1860-1945. French, ground breaking jeweller and glass artist. 

Larrikin and artistic genius. Heart-stoppingly delicate creations drawn from nature.

Some might call me old fashioned, but the workmanship and whimsical nature of the designs are something to marvel at....

What appears to be a delicate flower is a 
hairpin of translucent horn and tiny diamond encrusted
floral clusters.

03 September 2010

Chandeliers. Made for Decadence.

Chandeliers are in vogue and gorgeous. Here is a collection I have been hoarding for a little while now...

I am in the process of convincing my husband that it's just what the hallway needs...

Yes, that is a boat

01 September 2010

Rosemount Fashion Week Delights.

 A few highlights from our little fashion show down under in Sydney at the moment. Delicious designs from Ms Charlie Brown and others...colours of Summer.

That sage green is to die for...reminds me of spearmint jelly lollies.

Charlie Brown

Kate Sylvester

Charlie Brown

Anna & Boy

Bianca Spender
Charlie Brown

Michael Losordo

Source: Images from Sydney Morning Herald Online
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