I am going to make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life. -Elsie de Wolfe

The Curated Room: Michelle Peterson-Albandoz

A couple of weeks ago, I attended Fashion District, hosted by ReadysetDC at  Longview Gallery. While I know, I was supposed to be checking out the DC fashion elite,  I was highly distracted by the art on the walls. You can’t take me anywhere! Anyhoo,  the exhibit at Longview has… 

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The Curated Room: Big, Strong Statements

One of the most challenging yet pleasurable parts of my job is  looking for art for clients.  It’s how I live out my former incarnation as a gallerina.  In this life,  as  a designer, I find art is so personal, and often emotional that people often say yes to furniture… 

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Inspiration: The Joy of Motion

I’m absolutely in love with the the film and  images that make up Rachel Roy’s Spring 2011 RRR lookbook. The beautiful tension between pretty and soft and hard and gritty has left me kinda awestruck. {images via rachel roy} Dance is the one art that I wish I studied so… 

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Fashion Weekends

Since Fashion week is upon us in full force, I thought I’d talk about what I have been doing in my free time. For the last couple  of weeks I’ve been spending my Saturday afternoons taking an art class, a fashion illustration class. It has been so much fun learning… 

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Weekend Inspiration: A Collaged Life

Hello Friends! It’s been such a crazy start to the 2011, but  I’ve decided it’s a good thing. I’ll be sharing some of this good stuff with you next week. I’m also taking a new class about which I’m quite excited but will reserve the right to share until I… 

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The Curated Room: Minter and Mutu

I have been getting up crazy early trying to source some  inspiration in my spare time.  Though some may argue that my ungodly waking hours are  actually for sleeping, somehow  in those wee hours I stumbled on this amazing collaboration between two of my favorite artists, Marilyn Minter and Wangechi… 

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The Exhibitionist

I exist in this vicious love triangle. Actually it’s more like a tawdry love rectangle between art, fashion, design and me. Each vies for my attention and I am left unable to choose which one I love more. currently Art is winning and my confession brings me to reveal my… 

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{Holiday Edition}Weekend Wishes: A Curated Gift

Woohoo! It’s Friday! Please pardon my enthusiasm but I’m really glad it’s here. Anyhoo, I always find myself falling in love with fashion illustration. The other day, I stumbled on the work of Sunny Gu. Her watercolor fashion portraits took my breath away. Her prints, which range in size  from… 

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The Art is Real; The Prada is not…

I’m in art mode right now. That mode is how I wound up on the Art Production Fund’s WOW shop, lusting after more than  a few things, but especially this Elmgreen and Dragset print: If you watch Gossip Girl,  you will recognize several pieces from the show are from Art… 

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Color Theory

I recently found out about the work of  Elizabeth Lyons via an email from her BFF.  I’m so glad she wrote to me because I’m absolutely smitten by Lyons’s colorful work!  Using glass as her medium of choice, her work  spans the full range of art and object from chandeliers,… 

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