I’m a constant real estate voyeur, despite being a long ways from homeownership– This week, I could not stop clicking on listings for empty waterfront lots in small port cities. I think a port might be the best place for me to straddle my opposing desires for both fresh (quiet) air and enough downtown bustle to keep me energized. A little floating home inspiration for an anchor-friendly lot:
Buying things online makes our lives easier almost all of the time. But buying contemporary art online? As an Art History & Criticism major and former Chelsea gallerina, I used to disdain the idea. Sebastian Foster’s print gallery completely changed that. I fell in love with Bask by Tiel Duncan when I saw it on Design Milk back in December. It’s now hanging in my kitchen, and I just hung Nest 1 by Britt Bass Turner in my soon-to-be-shared rehabbed studio space. The prints arrived in lusciously rich colors on thick high quality rag paper. Although original paintings by these artists are four to five figure investments, most of the prints go for under $75 in standard easy-to-frame sizes. Feels like a huge improvement over the meh event posters I replaced, and compared to anything similarly priced from a big home decor retailer, they have so much more soul.
Sharing my favorites, but there are dozens to chose from. –Kristen
1/ Bask by Tiel Duncan 2/ Nest 1 by Britt Bass Turner 3/ Thermally Induced by Methane Studios 4/ From afar by Lisa Golightly 5/ Green House by Jeremy Miranda 6/ 213212 by Susan Logoreci 7/ Wagon by Jessica Brilli 8/ Waiting #71 by Brett Amory 9/ On deck by Leah Giberson
As I’ve gotten older I’d like to think I’ve gotten smarter about what I spend my money on. I’m trying to make lasting decisions when it comes to both my wardrobe and my home, and I’m slowly trying to invest in pieces that I will have (and love) for years. Now that I’ve settled into my apartment a little, my attention has turned to finding a few pieces of art for both the living room and bedroom.
PLANTS: I think the grey of winter has finally gotten to be too much, and I am suddenly desperate for green plants and signs of life after winter. I’m on a quest to find a hanging planter that I can replicate, because I’ve got the perfect spot in mind. (pictured planters both from Spartan)