Artist Inspiration: George Marks {Dance of Birds}

La Danse des Oiseaux (Dance of Birds)is a breathtaking collaboration with workfrom George Marks and Lisa di Stefanoat the Claire Elizabeth Gallery in New Orleans.…

Holly Irwin Interview {Artist Inspiration}

One cannot help but be moved and inspired uponlearning the dramatic history of celebrated artistHolly Irwin…she is indeed a treasure! Irwin’s paintings are magnificent by…

Books: Threadbare Lovely {Mister Finch}

Textile artist Mr. Finch loves sewing and stories. Rescuing scraps of thread, fabric, curtains,paper and beads, Finch stitches and pullsto bring to life a world…

Around Chicago: David Bowie IS {Personal Reflections}

If you have the opportunity to visit Chicago before Jan. 4,consider checking out the DAVID BOWIE IS exhibitat the Museum of Contemporary Art. (above and…

Artist Inspiration: Brennen Steines

model: Brennen Steines photography: Hedi Slimane He is the artist Brennen Steines. He is a Ford model right up the road from where I live. He…

Artist Inspiration: Johnny Abegg

Time to get our beach on even ifsome of us are thigh high in snow. Photographer Johnny Abeggshot this gorgeous boho mermaidfor Spell & The…

Interview With Parfumeur Blaise Mautin

It’s not everyday one flies to Paris,smells an enchanting fragrancecreated by Blaise Mautinpermeating a palace, impulsivelysends off a complimentary email,and winds up invited to tea withthe highly acclaimed parfumeur. However,…

2011 Interior Designer Interview: RACHEL ASHWELL

Such an honor to interviewRachel Ashwell and ask abouther current inspirations. Rachel’s blog MR: What three thingsare inspiring you at the moment? RA:My life has always been my…

2011 Interior Designer Interview with Shabby Chic Designer RACHEL ASHWELL {Part 3}

Such a thrill to interview Shabby Chic’s Rachel Ashwell and have the brain tickled and illuminated by such a soulful designer. Get ready, gorgeous readers…for a…

2011 Interior Designer Interview: Designer RACHEL ASHWELL {part 2}

I’m back with more shabby chic love! Hope you’re feelin’ it. BTW. Were you aware this blogger majored in shabby chic in college? Okay. A…

2011 Interior Designer Interview: RACHEL ASHWELL {Part 1}

Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic blog Color me humbled. Then throw in a few mixed feelings. While honored to be invited to interview Rachel (a creative…

Designer Interview: MONIKA CLAASSEN

Sometimes in this series we meet creative types I admire but have yet to meet, and sometimes friends are profiled. But our inspiring guest today…