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I treated myself to some of Aileen’s artwork recently. It arrived yesterday and this Instagram photo pales in showcasing it’s splendor. But that’s for another photo session! 🙂 Currently, I’m trying to decide how to showcase it in our space. We have a pocket watch dome to display an old family timepiece but it’s brass so I started a search for something in a silver finish. It lead me to the discovery of this amazing timepiece, a Momento mori pocket watch.

‘Memento mori is a Latin phrase translated as “Remember you must die” (and the origin of the English word memento, which appeared as memento mori, “remembrance of death”). It names a genre of artistic creations that vary widely from one another, but which all share the same purpose: to remind people of their own mortality and the punishment they will receive if they transgress the rules of their religion. Skull form watches were popular during the renaissance.’

I found it on Stephen Bogoff‘s site via Watchismo. I’d love to know who has this in their possession!

Picture credits in post.

Stuffed fabric plant awesomeness via Design*Sponge

How are these for some serious cuteness overload? Posted earlier today on Design*Sponge, these adorable plants by Sian Keegan, are a treat for those with green or black thumbs.

*Starts saving pennies*

{ All images from D*S / Sian Keegan }

Bon Weekend – Meanwhile on Apartment Therapy…

Two amazing spaces that I’ve had the honor to share recently!

Leila & Buff’s Beautiful Beach Abode

Loree’s Dangerously Beautiful Garden

Here’s to a safe, fabulous and inspired weekend!

IKEA RÅSKOG cart

The new IKEA catalog is out and I’ve seen this little awesome little number making the rounds on the Internet. I would love to have one, or even two, for the studio. It would perfect for keeping various bits I need in multiple places while working. Color me not surprised when Lara Rossignol, one of my favorite photographers, posted hers today and not only does she make me want it more but I see spy my favorite book… Geek Love!

/blubbering fangirl moment.

Photo by Lara Rossignol.

Bon Weekend

I saw this amazing installation of giant fish made from discarded plastic bottles rising from the sands of Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last week and had to share! Hopefully I’m not the one of the last people to see this. 😉 I found these photos and info on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) at Colossal. The photos of the fish at night are pretty spectacular.

Photo credit: Victor R. Caivano / AP

To die for…

No, no, not the movie. However, Nicole Kidman may find these as awesome as I do!

This just in on the Design*Sponge ICFF report: these incredible brass hexagonal tables from Egg Collective. I wouldn’t kill for them but if a couple showed up at the house I wouldn’t ask questions. 😉

Sigh.

Photo credit: { Design*Sponge }

Stuart McLachlan

My love of silhouettes was fortified recently when I discovered the incredibly gorgeous paper art of Australian artist Stuart McLachlan, thanks to Pinterest. I am smitten with with his work. He also makes some pretty amazing hats. I wonder if he makes them in adult sizes?

{ I found first four larger image sizes on uponafold.com. The last image is from http://stuart-mclachlan.com. }

*Chirp, chirp*

Where does the time go when one is busy and doesn’t have much to say? Hey, it goes almost two weeks since a post.

I’m heading out to Atlanta Friday morning to attend the Inman Park Festival. We (our seriously awesome friends and I) had a booth two years ago and back in 2004, and we’re coming back! It’s one of my favorite spring events and I’m so excited to ‘have an excuse’ to be there this year.

I’m hoping we’re to the same spot (or at least on Edgewood) as two years ago. I love being on the parade route! Oh and, please no rain this year!

Want to find out about Atlanta’s oldest planned community? Click here.

Art Crush – Jennifer Trask

I’ve seen Jennifer Trask’s work before and was reacquainted with it during a search of another artist. Her work involving bone, antler, wood and pre-ban ivory is beyond my words.

Bon Weekend

It’s been a good week thus far. I received my letter of acceptance for the 2012 Charleston Farmers Market season and I’m thrilled to be returning! I also sold my sweet baby blue dragon tote this week. I gave it a great big hug before sending it off to it’s new home.

I’ll end the blogging week with some photos my friend Amy shared with me last night of an exhibition at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco featuring Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping. The piece is called ‘Wu Zei’, a cuttlefish-octopus hybrid measuring 25 metres. It is hung over the museum’s main chandelier (known as Medusa chandelier) allowing the head to glow.

Read more about this installation on the Oceanographic website and Art Culture.

{ All images from expo.oceano.org }

Have a safe and fabulous weekend!

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