UPDATE : Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

*Image EyeSwoon

My Thanksgiving post from 2013 shared the news of actress & activist Alicia Silverstone.....   Alicia, ever the champion of praising the positive benefits of leading a vegan lifestyle, for our overall health and the earth's well being, highlighted the Adopt A Turkey Project through Farm Sanctuary.

Alicia Silverstone
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On The Market

Monday, November 20, 2017

Yes, this recently listed home is in need of a special owner......  Who understands the significant tie to Atlanta's design community and values the importance of its overall restoration & revival. From original drawings to completed interiors, Atlanta's top talents of the day have had a hand in its storied history.....  Architecture by Henry Toombs, built by Cecil Malone and interior design by owner Sol Kent.

Sol Kent, who passed away in 2001, was the legendary fashion director of Atlanta's famed Rich's department store. A half a century ago, due to Mr. Kent's discerning eye, Rich's was lauded as the South's preeminent shopping destination for seeking out coveted fashions from the era's most revered designers, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Halston to name a few.

When I came across the home's listing online, the interior photos stopped me in my tracks! The attention to detail is undeniable and the selection of furnishings & accessories were absolutely selected by a connoisseur of refined taste. With a little research I uncovered that Mr. Kent and his wife Irene were the home's owners and further digging brought me to a July 2008 blog post written by The Peak of Chic. Blogger Jennifer Boles shared original images from when the Kent's interiors had been previously featured in the Fall 1994 issue of Veranda magazine and highlighted Mr. Kent's passion for crafting very geometric needlepoint designs. Comparing the 1994 photos to today's listing images, what is A-Mazing to me, is that every piece of decor remains in its place. Take a look at the photos below and online here and also pick up on Mr. Kent's needlepoint designs scattered throughout every room!

*Top large photo from current listing compared to 4 smaller images from Veranda's Fall 1994 issue / Pillows on each sofa are positioned nearly identical!

Studio Holiday Sale

Thursday, November 16, 2017

One of my dearests, artist Michelle Armas, is hosting a Studio Holiday Sale.....  Saturday November 18th, 11am.....  And she's invited illustrator Jessica Durrant, ceramicist Jaime Keiter and visual artist Eva Magill-Oliver to join her!

Quite the opportunity for unique gift giving galore..... Meet the artists in an intimate setting and shop for everyone on your list (including yourself) from an inspiring selection of portfolio pieces. Read more about Michelle from our 2015 Q&A here.

Solstice -- available here

November Covers

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Let's Do The Time Warp Again !

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

H A P P Y  H A L L O W E E N !  Can't let the day go by without watching Rocky Horror Picture Show.....  Enjoy the clip below.....

AND, because Tim Curry makes an appearance in this other favorite, The Worst Witch (just as trippy in its own way), watch below.....

At Home with Amy Sedaris

Saturday, October 28, 2017

So this is happening and it couldn't be more fantastic! Tuesday night, truTV premiered At Home with Amy Sedaris.....  Watch and learn from Amy a dizzying mix of entertaining, homemaking, giftgiving tips/ideas/solutions, all delivered with her signature style -- sprinkled with spice & sass and tied with a Rick Rack bow!

How to describe Amy Sedaris.....  Well, tasked with any craft project she can give Martha Stewart a run for her money, she mixes the wardrobe of June Cleaver with color & character of Phyllis Lindstrom and PS, she's just funny as H-E-double-hockey-sticks!

At the time I published my September 2014 post, Amy's latest news included:

  • NYTimes Home section highlighted Amy's recently launched 10 piece Tabletop Collection, I Like You, for Fishs Eddy
  • NYMagazine featured the interiors of her Greenwich Village apartment
  • She published a must-read book, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

*Watch the trailer for At Home with Amy Sedaris for a taste of what you're in for!

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