Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Michael Aram's Ocean Collection....

Hello Everyone.  Hope you are having a great week.  Today, I wanted to feature this amazing artist whose pieces I have included into my spring and summer tablescape.  I recently saw a few of his accessories at Neiman Marcus and just fell in love with his work. 

From his website:   Michael Aram is an American born artist who works primarily in metal. After studying fine art and living as an artist in New York in the late 1980's, Aram took what would later be a life-altering trip to India where he discovered rich metalworking traditions. Inspired to work with craftsmen whose skills he felt were greatly untapped, Aram turned his creative energies towards craft based design, setting up a home and workshop in New Delhi.

Aram's work reflects humanity through the directness of the handmade process, as each piece is lovingly made using age old traditional techniques. The artisan nature of the work imbues it with a soulful quality and an energy, which Aram feels is only possible with work, which reflects the hand of the maker. This energy is further enhanced by the tension of line, form, and meaning that is characteristic of Aram's work. As extraordinary objects, they cause us to pause and consider them, and therefore create a sense of ritual and ceremony in their day to day use. 

Below are some pieces from Michael's "Ocean" collection.

Hope you enjoyed this collection as much as I do! 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sea Sculptures and more....

Hi there and Happy Sunday to everyone. I'd like to thank all of you who responded to my last post asking for help about my blog going haywire. I'm happy to say it seems like the issues are fixed and all is going well.

I'm so excited about all the coastal accessories coming out in the Spring catalogs so I thought I'd share with you today - some of my very favorite sea sculptures and other home decor from Horchow.    

These are so beautiful....and even if they are a bit pricey - it is still nice to look!

Ever since I had computer issues a few weeks ago, I've gotten out of my blogging rhythm.  Both in posting and reading my favorites.  So I'm hoping to get caught up this I know I have been missing out!

Hope you all are enjoying this amazing weekend....

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Blog is not working....

Something is wrong with my blog's images and also some of the formatting tools to write a post are gone. If anyone knows what this and how I can fix it - I would appreciate your dropping me a quick note with a pointer or two. I'm going to try and figure what happened to it.

Hope you all are having a great day!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Coastal Collection At West End...

Hello everyone from the exciting city of Montreal.  It's been an incredibly busy last two weeks for me so I've been left with little time to catch up on all my favorite blogs...and am hoping to get a chance to do so these next couple of days.  I feel like I am missing out on so many of my favorite places.  

So with that, I wanted to share some wonderful things from the Coastal collection of this new online site I have discovered...At West End.  I recently received one of their catalogs in the mail and I love so many of their offerings.  The prices are great and the items are unique.  I hope you enjoy some of my favorite selections....I especially love the driftwood pieces.  

What's your favorite?

Hope your having a great week!!