Month: June 2012

I’ve been away from the computer most of the week because I’ve been
running around like a chicken without head.  Hopefully next week will be
an easier and less busy one.  I truly wish I had a summer home like
this one to escape for the weekend or maybe forever!
I’ll come back with a regular schedule next week.  Until then enjoy it!

These past few days have been airlessly hot.  Perfect days to linger indoors under the wonderful AC or in a pool.  Hopefully the weekend will cool off!  Enjoy your weekend!

images via Garance Dore, Pinterest and Creative Salvage

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.”  Marcus Aurelius
 “A man’s character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him.”  Frederick Douglass
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”  Rabindranath Tagore

All images from Pinteres.

convex mirror federalist convex mirror, Bruce Budd home decor with convex mirror via belle vivir blog
Bruce Budd used on in his very popular Carriage home

Probably the mirror used by the witch in Snow White was a convex mirror since it’s a mirror with a power of optical illusion.  Also referred to as Bulls-Eyes mirrors, curved mirrors and witch mirrors, Convex mirrors reflect images in a  way that they look to come from a central point, inside the mirror.   The curvier the mirror the closer is the reflection.  The outward curvature of convex mirrors make the reflected image look sort of virtual.  History has it that for centuries convex mirrors were the only ones existing, as it can be depicted in antique paintings.  The mirror became popular in the US during The Federal period where the Eagle was added as a symbol of the Country.  I would love one as big as possible for our new house in Sao Paulo.  The beauty of the Federalist convex mirror is in in the ornamentation that many of these mirrors have.  They can bring glam and character to any room when needed.  They look great as a stand along wall accessory or as part of a gallery wall combined with other curved or round mirrors.  These mirrors are also more fun than regualr one-dimension mirror because the images reflected by them have more movements.

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herve van der straeten's home dining room

Herve Van Der Straeten‘s home was published back in 2007 in Architectural Digest Spain and many of you may remember it.  For those who don’t, it’s one of those houses that is very unique.  Van Der Straeten is a trained painter, jewelry designer and finally designer of very unique pieces of furniture and lighting that is always full of movement and fun-filled shapes.  Enjoy!

herve van der straeten's home living room

herve van der straeten's home

herve van der straeten's home kitchen

herve van der straeten's home

herve van der straeten's home fireplace

herve van der straeten's home living room
five top images via Catchtag, last via Apartment Therapy.