Inspiration: Topography

I am a sucker for Topography…and think it’s because of the seemingly random pattern that is actually NOT random at all.  Plus, it combines the concept of “repetition as beauty” …something I’m also a sucker for…



Brooks Team Saddle with Topo of L'alpe d'huez

I must have this immediately…This bike seat was created by Dan Funderburgh who is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, artist, and wallpaper designer whose creations are rooted in the world of decorative arts. Click HERE to check out his website.


Topographic Ceramic Tiles

Topographic Ceramic Tiles by Osuma Design.

Handmade Topographic Art – from the Etsy Shop Crafterall



Topoware Table Collection


This is super subtle…Corian wall panels.



Corian - designed by Ross Lovegrove

The Earth Bowl – from Fluid Forms


Art installation by Winn Rea


Just two of the amazing pieces by Noriko Ambe


Topo Rugs by Second Studio from 2bmod


Redeploy Rug from Rauser Design.  The redeploy rug draws on the beauty of 100% wool Russian army blankets.  After the stitched pattern is in place, the blankets are carefully hand-stuffed with wool-blend army surplus blankets and finished with an edge detail that emphasizes the organic lines.


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Lighting as Art

Serge Mouille – A French Icon

“Serge Mouille made each of his lamps by hand and never used machine technology to maximize production numbers.” “A Serge Mouille lamp is as much a work of art as it is a source of illumination.”

Serge Mouille 3 arm floor lamp

Serge Mouille wall sconce

Serge Mouille 2 arm wall sconce

David Weeks Studio

Taking cues from mid-century design and machine age products, David Weeks has created a distinctly modern lighting collection.

David Weeks Chandelier and Sconce

David Weeks Chandeliers

David Weeks Floor and Table Lamps

Alison Berger Glassworks

Alison Berger is an artist whose medium is light and whose material is glass. Whether designing light fixtures, objects, furnishings or large-scale sculptures, she uses age-old glass blowing techniques to create glass forms that transcend time and capture light. Derived from historic forms that have been stripped down to their essence, her work feels simultaneously old world and modern.

Alison Berger Scripted

Alison Berger Lensed Chandelier

Daniel Becker Lighting

Daniel Becker Emily Chandelier

Daniel Becker Sparks

Description from Daniel Becker:

Sparks attempts to freeze a fleeting moment and record it emotionally. The light appearance of a split second is compressed and duplicated volumetrically.

Technically, it is a modular lighting system which consists of three different modules made of aluminium tubes. They can be arranged with a simple plug-in system in various configurations to form a three-dimensional structure. Every module can be rotated freely in 360° which makes the whole system easily adaptable to every possible architectural situation. There are virtually no limits in the size. The lighting elements are based on low-energy LED modules which are hidden behind cones made of frosted acrylic glass.

Tom Dixon

Established in 2002, Tom Dixon is a British design and manufacturing company of lighting and furniture. With a commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry, the brand is inspired by our nation’s unique heritage. Tom Dixon launches new collections annually with products sold more than 60 countries.

Tom Dixon Beat Lights - A series of lights inspired by the sculptural simplicity of brass cooking pots and traditional water vessels on the subcontinent.

Tom Dixon Mirror Ball Lighting

Bespoke: Based Upon

Based Upon is a London based studio of artists designing and hand-making large reliefs, sculptural furniture and applied decorative surfaces.

based upon Composed creates large-scale artworks, often integrated into interior spaces. The globally acclaimed works are made by hand in layers of metal, resins and lacquers in based upon’s London studio.

“Based upon” the Classic Panton Chair (sorry for the pun)


Plum Blossom Cabinet from the Form Collection


Table from the Planes Collection


Cracked Cube


Bespoke Wall Treatment


Bespoke Doors for an Apartment in Rome

Click Here to Learn More:  Based Upon




My Favorite Etsy Shops

My current Etsy E-Shop Obsessions:

Etsy currently has tens of thousands of stores…which can be daunting and time consuming to navigate…so here are a few of my favorites.


Curated collection of vintage finds for the home:

Curated Curiosities by Trampoline

Elegant Touch – Pillows made with Designer Fabrics

I love these simple and delicate necklaces from Maven

Ok…so obviously artwork is mostly subjective…but I think a landscape if done in a serene and whispy way can be calming and another way to add subtle color to a space.

The Sculptured House

Check out the article from Colorado Homes and Lifestyles:

One of Colorado’s Most Famous Spaces | Colorado Homes and Lifestyles



The Sculptured House—arguably Colorado’s most recognizable home—is known for its famous curves and cinderella story. Go back with CH&L to two separate visits to the home and get a glimpse of its captivating history.

Perched at the edge of Genesee Mountain, the Sculptured House—arguably Colorado’s most recognizable home—looms large. It’s an icon with a Cinderella story. Architect Charles Deaton was intrigued by the idea of living inside a sculpture—he disliked the proliferation of cookie-cutter homes he saw popping up in the 1950s and early ’60s. “People aren’t angular,” he famously said. “So why should they live in rectangles?”

Click HERE to jump to the article

Wallpaper – it’s in!

Wallpaper is making a comeback.  With so many new, hip patterns wallpaper can transform a room in a modern and unique way.

Recognized designers are also getting in on the game…


Great graphic designs from Aimee Wilder




Anna Hill – Bespoke Wallpaper – Large scale, line drawn birds, swirls, flowers, damasks – all fully customizable.

















Amy Butler for Graham and Brown – Pattern: Field


Amy Butler for Graham and Brown – Pattern: Moss


From Nama Rococo – French Dot from their Couture Collection

I love the black on black pattern…  Birds from Ferm Living

Sophisticated medallions to wake up your walls. Vinyl-free wallpaper is hand-printed using non-toxic inks.  Mod Green Pod

I’m Obsessed: Wool Felt

I’m obsessed with wool felt…maybe it’s the heavy saturation of color or the natural heathered neutrals.  Whatever it is…I love all things FELT!

From Material Evidence Shop on Etsy


Felt Shade Lamp by Tom Dixon for ABC Home

















Felted Soap


Wool Felt Wall Panel from Submaterial


Simple, classic 100% wool felt pillows from Fitz Felt

These key fobs are so cute and simple – and only $6 from Fitz Felt



Felt Log Carrier from Crate and Barrel – Currently on Sale for only $6.95!


Felt Living Collection from Missoni Home – available at Unica Home


The Felt Chair from Keilhauer


Felt Rug with intricate laser cut pattern…from 2 Form

All the pretty horses…

I have always been intrigued by horses…they are so powerful and majestic.  Below are images in which the artist was able to capture the true perfection of the horse…their absolutely wonderful proportions and the body lines that give them such a visual interest.

Shellie Breidenbach




Robert Dutesco

Christopher Makos – Peach Rose

Another by Christopher Makos…


The Hilton Brothers

The Hilton Brothers are Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg. Individually, they are photographers who are equally at home in art galleries or magazine assignments; together they form a collaborative unit that makes composite works which affect a Pop mash-up with the combined effects of a Cornell box and an advertising layout.

Designer Profile: Ode to Eva…

Celebrated designer Eva Zeisel:

Eva Zeisel’s designs are made for use. The inspiration for her sensuous forms often comes from the natural organic curves of the body, taking advantage of the softness of clay. Zeisel’s more organic approach to modernism most likely comes as a reaction to the Bauhaus aesthetics that were popular at the time of her early training.

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Photos of Eva’s apartment in NY – from NY Magazine 2007

Two Singing Birds - available at Indiana Museum of Art

Eva Zeisel Coffee Table -DWR

Bronze Candlesticks - DWR

Glass Goblets - from Eva Zeisel Originals

Crate and Barrel


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