Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Garden Delight

I found these great photos of Garden scenes taken by Heather Knowles for Better Homes and Gardens and are featured on their website right now. I think that you will agree that these pleasant photos will instantly relax and inspire you!

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Sculptures of Patrick Amiot

Last week, I took a trip over to Santa Rosa and decided to drive to Sebastopol. We spotted several whimsical sculptures on our way into town and wanted to find out more about these unique peices. We arrived at Florence Avenue, the main drag for these works of art, also home to artist Patrick Amiot who was responsible for all these fun sculptures adorning his and his neighbors houses. Here are just a few of the peices displayed.

All of Amiot's sculpture's are made from materials that are recycled from old cars, clocks, cans and pretty much anything he can get his hands on. For more about the artist visit here. The scupltures are not only displayed in front lawns but also at business around town. You can find a hand tour guide map of all the sculpture locations at the artist home on Florence Ave as presented by the Folk Art for Schools organization. It's worth a visit if ever you are in Sonoma County

Friday, June 12, 2009


For all you savvy designers decorators and color enthusiasts, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore Paints have made our life a little easier with technology. The have introduced iphone apps that will color match anything you take a photo of and locate the closest store to get it from! I will definitely download these apps once I get my new iphone next Friday. Here are the links for the Sherwin Williams app and Benjamin Moore app. I'm sure it's just a matter of time before other paint brands fall in line with their apps. What will they think of next?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Elegant Furniture

I was browsing through Horchow's website for some inspiration today as I think they have some great photography of their furniture. All the pieces have some serene elegance to them, set in peaceful and comfortably luxurious surroundings. Take a look!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Tile as Art

Here are some great images to start off the weekend. I came across these fabulous images of some new product for Ann Sacks displaying tile as art. Enjoy!