Friday, 23 January 2015

Paco Pomet

It's been a while since I came across a new painter I like. But the piece above by Spanish artist Paco Pomet popped up on my radar and I had to investigate further. A surreal mix of nostalgic black-and-white photographic scenes mixed with a modern stoke of bold colour or humour, these works have a quite yet timeless appeal to me. So much detail and skill in these images. Just sublime. 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Jonathan Adler & Formica

Predicting a Formica revival. Now that designer Jonathan Adler has collaborated with Formica for a new product line. There are some very bold graphic prints, but I like the lacquered linen range personally. A much more subtle retro vibe that I wouldn't tire of and I don't think would date too soon or be out of place in a modern home. You can see the whole line via Formica's website.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Cavalry Arrives

Well, today is a going to be a good day; my manny start! Nope, no typo, we have a male nanny starting today for two days a week. We've managed to hunt down another native Catalan so hopefully he'll teach Oscar some language and balance out the English at the same time as playing soccer, stacking, and general running about. Not sure he knows what he's in for... But, for moi, it means a bit of relief and time to catch up on housework, admin, sleep, and then hopefully some things of my own, including some decent blog posts. Beyond excited.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Andrea Lauren

Super sweet lino-cut prints by Andrea Lauren to brighten up this rainy Monday. I'm pretty much barred for buying any more prints but were I not I'd love one of these. The hare, the tiger moths, and the windmill are all available on Andrea's Etsy store. She has a nice little site and blog too. 

Friday, 9 January 2015

Socks and Stuff

Busy week. My folks left on Monday, just. Their flight was actually Sunday...whoopsy. So there was a bit of a scramble to sort a new flight out of the Big Apple to Amsterdam so they could then resume their return trip home, but we managed in the end. Since then I've been home alone with the boy. It's been freezing outside (-12°C!!) so we've stayed in a lot. Playing. Kicking the soccer ball. A few tantrums as Oscar adjusts to not having attention 100% of the time. I introduced him to crayons. He have a few stabs at paper then tried to eat them. But, it's a start. It's fairly quiet at home, but I like the quiet and calm. O and I are figuring out our little routine.
I've seen a few nice things online but haven't had a chance to sit and blog about them. So I'm just sharing these amazing Ryan Gosling socks. I think I need to get them for a few friends.
Ok, computer is about to die. More later.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Fort Greene Park

A ten minute walk down the road from our house and you hit Fort Greene Park. It's a lovely space, with a hill in the middle from which point you get a view through the treetops over to Manhattan. Running down the side of it is a farmers market that's on all year on Saturday's. Boxing Day was sunny and lovely, so we brunched at a cafe nearby and then took the boy to burn some energy at the park. And burn he did. He found a football and kicked it about for a while, then we all walked up the hill while Oscar pretty much ran up it, had a look, Oscar ran around some more, about then back down. On the way down he saw two guys in their early 20's kicking a ball around, got excited, went up to the ball and then proceeded to dribble it around the field. The guys were impressed. Boy's got some skills. Then we headed back down Dekalb Avenue which has a few nice shops and brunch places, then home. I've heard there's a good flea market here in the summer, I'll be checking that out for sure.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy, inspiring, and exciting 2015! I, for one, cannot wait to meet our new addition in May. Aside from that, I'm looking forward to living New York life to the full and spending lots of time having Adventure Saturday's with Edu and Oscar. Lots of love, Lel x

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Katharine Morling

Always nice to discover a new ceramicist. Today's work is by Katharine Morling. She started her studio in 2003 and has been going great guns ever since. I really like this latest series of work in black-and-white of everyday objects. This is a small selection of the series, some of which is available to buy (images after the typewriter all up for grabs). Check out her website for more. 

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Rill Rill

Well if these don't have 'Lelly' written all over them, I don't know what does. Love the materials: marble and copper.
Love the one above: the middle piece of black marble looks like a skull. Rill Rill jewellery is designed by Portland-based Katie Freedle. You can follow Rill Rill's Instagram account here.