... that are going right to the top of my "Frequents". first of all, Wary Meyers, my favorite decorative arts couple, are marking their territory in the blogosphere. i'm extremely excited about this because-----
1. they live in Portland.
2. they have an incredibly unique sense of style, unlike so many decorators and interior designers in Maine. if i see another Maine Cottage coffee table covered with seashells and surrounded by striped, skirted club chairs i am going to die.
3. vintage and found objects are the foundation of their work.
i'm hoping one day they will hire me to do something for them. i don't know what i could do, but Linda, John... if you read this: i'm your jack-of-all-trades.
in any case, here is their blog, website (be sure to peek at their Portland apartment) and their upcoming book "Wary Meyers' Tossed & Found: Unconventional Design from Castoffs".
secondly, i found the Saint Verde Digest through Bohemian Hellhole. she posted pictures of his home in Africa and i too fell deeply in love with his eye for worn beauty. i can say without a doubt, the Saint Verde Digest is the most beautiful blog i've ever seen-----
this is exactly what i want. here is why-----
1) the blue is perfect. i'm still looking for "that" blue in my entryway/living/dining rooms (yeah, they're all smushed into one). i tried out a couple swatches of Benjamin Moore's Iceberg blue and let me tell you: it was a horrifying pale baby blue:
looks perfect here, right? not on my walls for some reason.
3) it's casual and very functional, yet inviting. this is what i'm going for.
for me, being a lover of all books, i never cared about how my library "looked". the library in my elementary school was in the center of a circular classroom setup. it was concealed by beige-y, boring cubicle walls. i wouldn't even call it a library. it was a cubicle of books.
images of the Robin Hood Foundation's work are so inspiring. i wish they could have done my libraries from elementary to high school. a library should be a nest, a safe-haven, a refreshing space where kids can go and find their solace in reading.
see more photos and the story here.
... early this morning. i'm filing this under "perfect morning hikes". the trails were easy, the woods were beautiful and i didn't see a soul. i could have done without the beach, honestly. i love walking throughout nature as it is intended: healthy and unspoiled without ATV's, duck tours or people trying to distract you from simple enjoyment. i'm also making an attempt to rise earlier and be active before i have my usual three cups of coffee. needless to say, i thought about coffee with every step i took, but damnit, it was worth it-----