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.
Here is sneak peek at a painting project I worked on last week… which took a week to complete! I’m very happy with it and I’ll share the rest of the project in the next couple of weeks.
Nothing much of note going on in the garden (or in the studio) except for the ridiculously oppressive heat & humidity. It’s kept us from enjoying our plants, some of which are not happy with the weather. I placated myself by taking some recent close-ups.
I think I love the Solanum pyracanthum a little more each day!
Datura metel (Devil’s trumpet)
Hamelia patens (Mexican firebush) & Euphorbia (I can’t remember which)
Solanum pyracanthum “Porcupine Tomato” just arrived on our doorstep. There were other plants in the box but I have been beside myself waiting for this to arrive. It’s adorable, yes?
Our Amorphophallus konjac (aka: Voodoo Lily) just arrived! It’s almost 4 inches and already sprouting a new shoot. We don’t know if we’ll have a bloom this year or if we’ll need to wait a year or two, but the stinky goodness will be worth the wait.
It’s been another slow week here blogwise. I have added more to already heavy DIY list and if I get any of them finished I’ll probably have content for a month! We were thrilled at this surprise popping up from the open compost pile on Wednesday… a sweet Alocasia. I have no idea when we tossed any tubers, but somehow one got in the pile so it was quite a shock when we actually stuck our heads over the fence instead of just tossing over yard refuse.
Here’s to a safe and fabulous 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
The news I mentioned on Monday? Well, back in May, Apartment Therapy posted a call for House Tour contributors. I eagerly jumped at the opportunity and sent in my house tour… those photos of Hollie’s amazing home! I was offered one a spot on the team at the end of last week! I’ll share a couple of tours (or more!) a month and this is my debut post, which went live yesterday:
Thanks again to Hollie for allowing me to share her home and I’m so excited to be a part of the AT team! Stay tuned for more decor porn!