I love seeing inspiring collaborations between different industries and mediums so these photos from the Genlux spread on Katie Rodgers fantastically inspiring blog made me stop in my tracks. I love how effortsly everything melts together.
Back in September, Mindy posted about a trip we took to Paris for meetings, Masion et Objet, and overall inspiration.
I'm a little slow to share. Partly because I can sometimes be a procrastinator and partly because it always takes me a little time after I come home from a trip to let it all sink in.
I'm probably more inspired by travel than anything else. New perspectives, new things for my senses to explore, a reminder of how good life is. Cheese is one of my all time favorite foods, so the fact I could have four hunks of cheese for lunch was beyond exciting. Also, Mindy introduced me to Croque-Madame. I cried. You couldn't walk a block without seeing inspiring examples of logos and signs. I've never really been to an art museum, so visiting the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay were mind blowing. I couldn't believe each masterpiece, stacked to the high ceiling. They were so powerful they seemed to suck the air out of the rooms.
We spent just about every possible moment exploring. A fast/slow pace of seeing as many things as possible, but taking enough time to let it all soak in and appreciate the moment.
For a couple of years I have been stalking this beautiful lucite chandelier in a local antique haunt. I wasn't sure if I could pull it off (and didn't own a home to do so). We already joke around the store about my love of 80's brass cases and Dynasty-esque accents. Yes we even call one diamond shaped case, "Joan".
But after seeing this amazing office redo Nate Berkus did for House Beautiful I had gotten the confirmation I needed and spied my identical chandelier in the shoot. I marched in there today haggled it way down and voila! Soon-to-be first home will be adorned with this same lovely find in just a few short weeks! Score! Dining area or living room?
This weekend we get to ditch our own personal style and persona and step into someone else's clothes for the night. While scanning my favorite blogs for inspiration for my Halloween costume, I got lost in the imagery and glamour of it all.