Monday, September 29, 2008
My husband & I came across an antique trunk, & I think it could be as old as the 30's or 40's. As a little weekend project we renovated it into a bright coral red, & because we both love patina, we kept the dark brown trim to keep its original character. The Limon lettering above actually spells out "limonana" but I couldn't fit them all onto the trunk! We had made the lettering out of cardboard. You can see the before & after here:
Monday, September 22, 2008
Autumn is in the air...I'm instinctively making more soups than gelato, wearing a jacket during the days & curling up in the evenings with hot teas. The leaves are ever so slightly tinged with reds, oranges & golds.
I'm brewing new work meanwhile & can't wait to show you. This picture is of some beautiful antique Persian tiles I spotted this summer. I find the combination of animals & birds on them incredibly inspiring...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
They call Jaipur the "Pink City", but I always think of sapphire blues when bringing it to mind. My parents traveled a great deal through India with me as a child. I also have the most vivid memory of my mother spritzing herself with a bottle of "Jaipur" by Boucheron perfume in the mornings.
This is the first in the Illuminati series to have silver instead of gold in its ground. The silver caught the light this morning & looked quite radiant, the same way the gold does, which I was very please about...