My thoughts on interior design and all things beautiful in the world.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Color Me Katie and a Crazy Improv Group

Color Me Katie





Today I am just going to share a crazy blog I came across. I am easily amused these day but I think  you will enjoy this young Manhatten photographer Katie Sokoler. She is a freelance photographer and street artist living in Brooklyn.  I enjoyed her quirky view of  life and her fun photos but I think the best part of her blog is the section on an improv group she belongs to. Improv Everywhere causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents. The group is based in New York City. You can click  on the u-tube type videos on this blog for a good laugh. Peoples reaction to the unexpected is just so enjoyable to watch. 

Click here for  great craziness! 






Do you have a favorite blog?  Share it with us.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Fabric and Quilt Exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum

 

The Victoria and Albert Museum Shop in collaboration with Liberty Art Fabrics is offering a selection of limited edition fabric designs inspired by the quilts in their exhibition,
 "Quilts: 1700-2010," which opens at the museum this weekend.






There are currently 18 designs available and they are available in pre-cut sizes (fat quarter, half metre, and metre) or can be cut to size for larger orders with prices starting at £3.50. The exhibition looks amazing and will feature traditional British quilts as well as modern works from artists including Tracey Emin. If you are lucky enough to be in London, the exhibition runs from March 20 through July 4 and for those of us stuck on this side of the pond, an accompanying catalog is available. Visit the Victoria & Albert museum website for more information and images from the exhibition. The fabrics can be purchased from the V&A online shop


Exhibition curator Sue Prichard provides a unique 'behind the scenes' look at Quilts 1700 - 2010 and shares her thoughts on some of the work in progress behind this complex and challenging exhibition.


The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England just updated its website to feature over one million items in the collection. The museum has an amazing treasure collection of ceramics, furniture, and artwork. You can now tour much of the collection online — items both on view in museums and in storage are featured on the website.


Victoria and Albert Museum's Collection Now Online


Saturday, March 6, 2010

A New Venture


I am embarking a a different course for myself next week.  I am going to be working with Kellys Fine Furniture & Design Gallery in Salem, OR.  It will be the first time I have not worked for myself in over 20 years.  The new store opened in November and has a great line up of nicer furnishings accessories & bedding. It has a good family company behind it that has been in the appliance business & lighting for many many years.  In addition to the Furniture Gallery there is also a lighting gallery carpet & floor coverings, home entertainment gallery, a sleep center, appliances, kitchen design & cabintry & a cooking school. 

I hope that all my clients will come by to see me.  I will still be offering the same design services you have come to expect from me but I will now be able to offer a much larger line of furnishings etc. I will also still be creating custom window treatments & custom bedding just as in the past. as well as offering the full line of Hunter Douglas products. Be sure to ask for me when you come in.  Looking forward to seeing you.

Kellys Fine Furnsishings & Design Gallery
3950 Hagers Grove Road SE
Salem, OR 97313

Phone 503-361-6155
Cell: 503-999-3992
email at smint@comcast.net