Friday, June 24, 2011

Amazing Blues…

Blues and all its hues are everywhere this summer.  I’m really loving the “blue take over”  so to speak. Please enjoy the enigmatic power of the colour blue…

All this blue has me yearning for the beach. How about you? Here’s to a calming and relaxing weekend for everyone! XX

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Don’t Be Tardy for the Party!-Edwina’s Fashion + Art Giveaway!

Are you ready for this one folks?

Ships ahoy and we’re off to

explore Edwina’s world of art in the form of her stylish note card collections!

Edwina is the creative soul behind Fashion +Art. As a Fashion Illustrator, Edwina effortlessly wields her magical instruments to create these fierce designs and oh so “haute” ladies! Her designs give her notecard collections great flair and brings back an almost extinct and intimate touch; that of the handwritten note.

Though I’m tempted to write lovely notes in mine.  For now, I prefer to look at them on my mantle. What will you do with yours since Edwina is giving you the opportunity to win one of her notecard collections! Head on over to her gallery to peruse the different collections and let me know which one is your favourite. Also, linger a while to check out her other eye candy.

To Enter To win the note card collection of your choice:
* ( Mandatory)Entrants must become members of/like  FASHION+ART on Facebook and of course all followers of Design Addict Mom can join in the fun.
Additional Entries:
*Tweet about this giveaway
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P.S: Don’t forget to leave your email address if you don’t have a blog so that I can readily locate you if you win!  Good luck everyone! Giveaway ends Friday, July 8th! XX
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Poppies and a Picnic: Father’s Day Weekend

I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off Father’s Day weekend than with this lovely Summery poppy editorial from Ditte Isager. A picnic on the ocean with Dad is a splendid idea, don’t you think?  Maybe serenading him with his favourite song while strumming a guitar…? What are your plans for this Father’s Day weekend my friends? XX

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sandbox Project for Baby Z.

Now that i'm on summer break, there are so many projects that i  have been thinking about tackling. Of course, there are also others that i've had to place on hold because I just didn't have the time to get them done. Building a sandbox for Baby Z is one of those projects. 

On my hunt for inspiration, i came across these from Outdoorliving:

I'm on my way to Home Depot to get some sand and also mulch for other gardening needs. Have any of you built a sandbox before? Do tell! The high today will be 84 degrees, so i'm going to try to get lots done outdoors today. Tomorrow, it will be back to the sweltering high 90's.

  Stay cool y'all:-) XX

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sue Hostetler's East Village Home via NY Social Diary.

It’s been awhile since I visited one of my favourite sites; I always experience such a thrill when I visit and they are featuring a home that literally speaks to every inch of my design addict being.  This feature, Sue Hostetler’s home does just that and more.  Sue is a the Editor in Chief of Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine.

A coffered ceiling and a trampoline are winning combinations, don’t you think? The trampoline is for their son, Spencer.
This beautiful walnut cabinet hosts Sue’s and her hubby’s book collection.

really loving the coffee table…

The art work throughout the home is quite enviable too, especially these miniature versions of Spencer’s art.

Sue’s closet: I’m really smitten with those knobs!

very serene.

A  Prouvé  daybed bought dressed up with a throw from Jonathan Adler.

Ikea rug and bunk beds.

Spencer’s playroom

Are you inspired? I sure am. To read the accompanying and interesting interview with Sue, click here. Happy Tuesday my friends! XX