Friday, March 7, 2014
Oh hey, it’s Friday and that’s cool.
What’s cooler? Ice cold and also Abby Wolf-Weiss.
A.W.W. spent some twenty odd years in the film industry before heeding the siren call of design. When a person embarks on an endeavor all Julia Child style (that is, not in infancy but rather more like three decades past it), it’s clear the career choice is not that at all, but an innate skill.
Take this kitchen, for instance.
Nobody not born to be a designer could make that magic happen, no sir.
The marble subway tiling? The brassiness of the brass fixtures, so good you kind of want to lick them? The black and white contrast?
Yeah, that stuff is of the womb.
Here again, upstairs, where black and white are this time given a dose of soft, supple pink.
It’s like going to bed in a cloud of cotton candy.
But back to earth and by earth I mean heaven and by heaven I mean when can I move in, a shot of the entryway, replete with rich black door and the perfect looky-loo into the realm that lays beyond.
Ah, yes, that’s the one. I can’t even get into the perfect statement-making-understatement happening here.
And the fireplace. Honestly, Abby Wolf-Weiss, what were you thinking? Making the movies and all when you have the gift of a herringbone fireplace like that? Naw, woman, naw.
Oh, this lucite table ain’t bad either.
And a last offering from a different project, no less spectacular.
That’s it kids, the first week of March, wrapped.
Make magic happen this weekend and by magic I mean Live Simply and by Live Simply I mean lemon zest.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Disorganized closets are almost entirely the result of owner negligence–laziness, indecisiveness, those kind of things. But there are some structural factors which make closet maintenance more of a challenge. Having to work with flawed closet systems makes disorganization let’s not say excusable, but at least, more understandable.
Chief among the closet-set-up-hurdles is darkness. Proper lighting is crucial in order to not only enjoy occupying any space, but also to like, be able to see stuff in it. It’s difficult to hang a blouse in the proper section when it’s too dark to distinguish mohair from denim.
Take it from me, who spends rather a strangely expansive amount of time huddled in various positions in dark closets–some dang light can make a world of difference.
But listen, if we’re going to add lighting in the closet, why not illuminate the main course directly? Forget spotlighting the boring old walls because whatever, walls, and instead focus the light on what’s really worth paying attention to: the clothes.
LED hanging rods. These are the ultimate solution to dark closets, and also recall the fruit rollups commercials circa late 90′s, what fun will they roll out next? and such.
The metal clothing rods are equipped with built in LED bulbs, which shine down in the most benevolent manner on all the frockery.
So, have I sold you? Are you adding them to your (wish) contractor’s list? Let’s discuss cause this is some riveting bizznass and I am telling you!Image credits: Nook Architects, 2. (clockwise from top left) Real Simple, Rylex, Luminii, Rylex, Lisa Adams via HGTV
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Allow me to direct your attention over to Modern Parents Messy Kids, where I’m sharing a crazy Simple 5 step process for organizing your photos. Get all over that.