Antique Thai birdcages hang from planks of reclaimed oak at Revel Spa. The reception desk has been made from the same weathered oak. Another point of view shows the brilliant design. _____ via Interior Designmagazine
Bin no. 142. Palmarosa. Wild-crafted Palmarose oil has been distilled since the 18th century and is known as an exotic stress reliever. Herbaceous and grassy with a lemony green scent and hints of rose geranium. Bin no. 719. Holy Basil. Known as the royal remedy, Tulsi roots and petals are given to raise departing souls to Heaven. Vaguely anise-like. Minty and smoky, yet sweet and warm.
Bin no. 25. Branded Leather. Deep, dark, masculine and sensual. Smoky middle notes of frankincense and myrrh, enhanced by top notes of genuine leather oil. Like a vintage motorcycle jacket, an aphrodisiac at its best.
Bin no. 978. Ancient Calamus Root. A tonic to the mind, Calamus root is a holy anointing oil from Biblical times. Calamus root oil is an essential blend of roots and stems with an intense infusion of grass, bamboo and rain. Extremely earthy, Calamus has been called the closest thing to a sex stimulant that nature has to offer.
Bin no. 653. Orange Tinder. Oakmoss and soft musk notes mingle with orange blossoms and enhance veiled smoky layers of burning tinder wood.
I sat down with one of my favorite decorating books this lazy Easter day and rediscovered the many reasons Thomas O'Brien is one of my favorite designers. O'Brien's American Modern is filled with genius touch after genius touch. I am totally stealing the photocopied hand.
Not only are these peanut butter cookies delicious, but they are impossibly easy to make. Simply combine 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of peanut butter, and one egg. Mix the three (yes three!) ingredients thoroughly and roll into small balls on a cookie sheet. Flatten the balls with the tines of a fork (old-school style) and sprinkle with Fleur de Sel. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes.
Photographer Jefferson Hayman's show just ended at the Robin Rice Galleryin New York City. Simply titled Objects, Cityscapes and Figures -- the show featured Haymen's straightforward images framed in classic wooden frames.
The pull of the waves in this photograph makes it one of my favorites.
The subjects become somewhat surreal and haunting in front of Hayman's lense.
There is a very nice article about us in today's Herald Leader Business Monday section. Here's the linkif you'd like to take a look. The Pablo Alcala photos above are part of the article as well. Thanks to everyone involved!
Lonny creators Patrick Cline and Michelle Adams have partnered with Traditional Hometo create a new online shelter magazine called Trad Home. Traditional Home publisher Beth Brenners said the new online magazine will seek out the "next generation of design lovers." In the debut issue, you'll find a feature on wallpaper designer Jill Malek, a great Jonathan Alder vs. Charlotte Moss video where they discuss their takes on traditional design, a day-in-the-life of Sibella Court, and the New Age Classic style of Tom Delavan. Enjoy!
During our trip last summer to New York City, we discovered one of the most inspiring retail spaces I have ever seen. Stock Vintage, located in the East Village, focuses on early 20th century men's wear. Owner Melissa Howard also collects home furnishings from the same era, and you'll see the mix as soon as you enter the shop's striking facade. In the windows, wooden airplane propellers are featured. Beside the front door, a cobbler's shoe form hints at the amazing collection of vintage shoes inside.
All you NVR readers know how much I enjoy repetition in design, so of course this collection of leather belts caught my eye.
Among the well-curated wares, you'll also discover finds like these antique railroad nails.
If you find yourself in the East Village, make sure you stop by and take a peek.
"James Snowden is an interior decorator, shopkeeper and, as he styles himself, 'blog curator’ based in Kentucky... He’s a blogger of few words but many beautiful pictures of things that have caught his eye - furniture and curios that are gently distressed, and interiors of an almost ethereal stillness. It is all seductively soulful and makes you want to hop on a plane to visit his shop with a fistful of dollars." -- Gareth Wyn Davies, The Telegraph