Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Flower fail

Mike gave me some beautiful flowers for mothers day. I decided to split them up and display them around the house so I could enjoy them everywhere. The arrangement I came up with for the guest bathroom I am quite proud of.

I have had this vase forever and never used it for flowers.
Well I came in about an hour later and noticed a big puddle of water on the floor.

Did the toilet overflow?

No, apparently the vase isn't great at holding water. Maybe it's not a vase at all, I don't know.

I did what any normal person would do. I stuck a washcloth under the vase and called it fixed.

Yes, I have a milliion vases I could have transferred these flowers to but I didn't feel like doing that and none of my vases are as cool as this one.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Fort Worth Home Tour

My mom and I went on a home tour on Saturday in Fort Worth. We saw some beautiful historic homes and she blogged about it HERE. I have no pictures so you have to go there to check it out. We walked approximately a billion miles.... give or take a few. I am still sore on Monday. We earned 4 weight watchers activity points and if you are familiar with that system, they don't give those suckers out easily, you have to earn them... and we did!

Most of the homes we toured were in the craftsman or mission or prairie style. That is my moms favorite style and one of mine (believe it or not based on my love of modern). There are fantastic details in craftsman homes down to the very last accessory. Here's a couple of books you should check out if you want to learn more.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hand lettering

Anyone remember this from design school? My students needed a little "modivation" because their lettering wad not cutting it. I made them a sample. I'm not great at it, but trust me, its miles bette than what was turned in.
Thankfully their next assignment improved. Probably due to my amazing lettering!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Fabric For Your Walls, Affordable Art

I came across this picture today while I was researching for my class.  I actually googled "fabric wallpaper" and got this picture as one of them.  I am not sure what it has to do with fabric wallpaper but I'm grateful to add it to my collection of inspiration.  For the record, I'm not googleing "fabric wallpaper" so that I can promote that as a finish in any way to my students.  I'm not against fabric wallpaper but one must be careful with it's use.  I don't think first year design students are ready for fabric wallpaper- I simply wanted to show them that fabric can go on the walls... under supervision of a trained professional designer.  Sorry, I needed to clear that up.  Here is the picture.

I don't know the source, if I looked hard enough I could probably figure it out, but who has time for that. 

How cool is this?  We could all do this.  Needlepoint hoops and some fabric.  Probably leftover or scrap fabric.  I'm looking for a place in my home to do this.  Then I need a bunch of fabric. 

Just wanted to share.  Hope you enjoy!

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