{Artist Inspiration} Melissa James

Transitioning into autumn is the perfect time to be treated to a cozy collection of photographs from Melissa James, a dreamy Chicago artist who happens also to be…

Holly Irwin Interview {Artist Inspiration}

  One cannot help but be moved and inspired upon learning the dramatic history of celebrated artist Holly Irwin…she is indeed a treasure! Irwin’s paintings…

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 pulls to bring to life…

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 exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art.…

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 if some of us are thigh high in snow.   Photographer Johnny Abegg shot this gorgeous boho mermaid…

Artist Inspiration: Encaustic Paintings {Betsy Eby}

I love the work of Betsy Eby so much. The artist creates these ethereal encaustic paintings that speak to my soul. I interviewed her here.…

Interview With Parfumeur Blaise Mautin

  It’s not everyday one flies to Paris, smells an enchanting fragrance created by Blaise Mautin permeating a palace, impulsively sends off a complimentary email, and winds up invited…

Interview with Designer RACHEL ASHWELL {2011}

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…

Interview with Shabby Chic Designer RACHEL ASHWELL {2011, 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…

Interview with Designer RACHEL ASHWELL {2011, 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…

Interview With Designer RACHEL ASHWELL {2011} 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…