Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Moments of Beauty

A lovely photo that mixes playful fashion, beautiful scenery and a buoyant mood.

(photo by girltripped, via we heart it)

Sleeping Beauty

Artist Ruben Toledo and fashion designer Isabel Toledo took a rundown midtown Manhattan space and turned it into a beautiful and inspiring loft home and atelier. Read about the renovation process (dropped ceilings and moldy carpeting were just a few of the horrors dealt with), their fascinating lives — and to see what those little numbers on the photos refer to — here. That bedroom is so pretty — and Ruben's studio is pretty much every artist's dream, too.

(photography by David Allee)

Sponsor Spotlight

Elena of the beautiful Tickled Pink Knits shop has lots of great things to share this month, starting with 50% off all of the items listed in the Sale section! Plus there's lots of lovely new designs in stock now — such as the pretty Greta Cowl shown above — have a look at the latest here. Elena also takes custom orders for wedding accessories — such as wraps, shawls, boleros and more — and she is currently accepting orders for brides and bridesmaids for 2010 and 2011. And with Mother's Day on the horizon, it's a really good time to do a little advance shopping!

Jeff has some great new prints in his wonderful Wild Life Prints shop, including this fun one called Cabin Fever, which he describes as having "subliminal Canadian content." Love it. Do head over to have a look at the latest additions — and to enjoy both his lovely photography and entertaining captions, too!

Connie of Simply Defined Design is having a giveaway! This lovely necklace, created by Connie from an antique French 1930's hotel number and hanging from a vintage brass chain (value $275.00), will go to one lucky reader — leave a comment on Connie's blog before midnight on March 31 for a chance to win!

Ayse has an exciting March Promotion on right now at EQart Jewelry — from now until April 1, buyers receive a 15% discount off all jewelry in her online shop! All you have to do is enter the promotion code "march" when you make your purchase. A perfect time to pick up a beautiful and unique accessory for spring! Shown here is a stunning rhyolite ring with 18K gold granules complementing the silver bezel and warm gold tones in the stone.

Kareem continues to be one of the hardest working artists around these days! Not only is he in two shows — G40 - The Summit at Art Whino Gallery (closes March 31st) and the Off The Hook III Group Show at Phone Booth Gallery — but he also has two new releases: Limited Edition Canvas Prints at L'Affiche Moderne (Paris) and Pro Keds Hi Top shoes at Artsprojekt. Shown here is his lovely Yellow Bird print, available from L'Affiche Moderne.
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