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Fabric and Wallpapers by Abigail Borg

Daylight savings time change from this weekend has us with spring on the brain.  Are you counting down the days for better weather and sunshine?  We certainly are which is why British illustrator Abigail Borg is the perfect visual indulgence for us today.

For now, we’re going to forget what it looks like outside our windows and focus on this incredibly talented work by Borg.  We’re going to be filling our design library with her amazing fabrics and wallpapers stat!

Why not go all out with these fabrics and papers? Here’s how we’d like to use Borg’s amazing product line in a country house. Would you?!

 


Oh Christmas Tree!

A holiday themed print post! Are you enjoying the festivities of the season?

Belmont Harbor Tree II, Chicago, by Daniel Seung Lee via 20×200

Cathedral, 2012 by Peter Hoffer, via Kathryn Markel

Hipster Christmas, DUMBO, photo Tilton Fenwick Instagram

Snowball by Gerrard Holtz via UGallery.com


Swayed by Sandy

“Spanish Rain” by Gregor Hochmuth, photograph, multiple sizes starting at $150

Hope all of our East Coast friends are staying safe today and tomorrow through Hurricane Sandy.

While we all wait it out, a Sandy inspired round-up of art for sale online via UGallery, a great resource to find smartly priced work by emerging artists.  Will you be shopping e-commerce today to pass the time??

An underwater photo with rich colors and a fun abstract pattern.

“Sunbrella” by Leslie Morgan, photograph, multiple sizes starting at $85

Don’t you just want to know the story behind this photograph?

“Cotton Rain” by Emre Kuheylan, photograph, 16″ x 24″ $350

Completely drawn to this rich color palette and love this large scale (60″H x 36″W).

“Fluid Underbely” by Alaina Sullivan, oil painting, 60″x36″ $3,200

Love these two paintings in artist Sarah Beth Goncarova’s “Rainy Season” series – they look like photographs!

“Rainy Season VIII” by Sarah Beth Goncarova, acrylic painting 30″ x 36″ $1,800

“Rainy Season XVI” by Sarah Beth Goncarova, acrylic painting, 30″ x 36″ $1,800

Ominously gorgeous.

“Pino Suarez, Oaxaca, Mexico” by Hal Robert Myers, photograph, multiple sizes starting at $150

Update: 20% off through 10/31! Use code candy20.


Columbus Circle Living Room

Christopher Columbus’ Living Room by Tatzu Nishi, photo via Zimbio

We loved seeing the art installation of a living room surrounding the Christopher Columbus monument more than 70 feet in the air by artist Tatzu Nishi.  Apparently, Mr. Columbus has pink print wallpaper. We like! Anyone know the pattern?

“For this project, the wallpaper is pink, and the reason I chose pink is, I thought that pink is the color that is most different from Columbus Circle.” - Tatzu Nishi, via NYTimes Home.

View of Christopher Columbus and his wallpaper, photo via Zimbio

Yet this is not a room to consider from a design prespective, but as an art installation.

“Sometimes people who look at my living rooms say, “You have really good taste,” but it’s not really true. My concept of the art project is to make the interior exterior, and the exterior into the interior, and also make some public thing private or domestic, and the other way around.” - Tatzu Nishi, via NYTimes Home.

A great photo which shows just that…an exterior turned interior:

The statue of Christopher Columbus, enclosed by a living room on a scaffold. photo via NYTimes

Open now, 25 people at a time can enter the living room and view the 1892 marble figure of the Italian explorer inside his 810 square foot Living Room. Yet art-goer be prepared, bring your sneakers for the scaffold-encased 70 foot stair climb!  Talk about a New York City walk-up!

More photos here.


Mid-Summer Hiatus

On Sunday night Team TF returned from a mid-summer hiatus to Spain.  Itinerary included 24 hours in Madrid and 4 days at Cap Rocat resort on the island of Mallorca.  Now back stateside (with our Spanish guitar streaming on pandora), we are totally re-energized and ready to finish out an exciting end to our summer!

Some snapshots from the trip…

Madrid, vantage point: upper level double-decker tour bus!

Architecture Madrid, photo Tilton Fenwick

Madrid, photo Tilton Fenwick

Madrid, photo Tilton Fenwick

The Ritz, where we saw the President of the Dominican Republic in the lobby!

The Ritz Madrid, photo Tilton Fenwick

A visit to the amazing Prado Museum

Las Meninas by Velazquez, Prado Museum, photo Tilton Fenwick

Most delicious traditional Spanish dinner at El Lando (with a 9pm reservation, we were just the second people to arrive!) Thanks, Susie, for the recommendation!

El Londo, Madrid, photo Tilton Fenwick

The most delish tomatoes of all time.

El Lando, photo Tilton Fenwick

Post-dinner flamenco show at Corral de la Moreria (included as one of the 1000 Places to See Before you Die!)

Flamenco!!!!!!!!!! photo Tilton Fenwick

Flamenco, photo Tilton Fenwick

Quick flight to Mallorca.

MAD -> PMI, photo Tilton Fenwick

We arrived at Cap Rocat, a former military fortress turned resort on the Sea.

Entrance, Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick

Pictured on the COVER of Cool Escapes for good reason.

Cool Escapes, top of the World via teNeues

The beach restaurant, one of two eateries at the resort.

Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick

Favorite lunch: Sautéed Squid on Tomato Tartar and Artichoke, best with a glass of local rosé.

Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick

The flora…

Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick

To the beach we go!

Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick

Snorkeling in the sea.

Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick

And floating for a photo opp.

Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick

Or for more aquatics there was also the pool option…

Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick

Each room had a private palapa facing the sea…

Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick

…and each morning a basket of delicious goodies was delivered to the room for breakfast on the palapa.

Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick

We mastered the art of relaxation…

Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick

…and staying hydrated.

Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick

The TF Husbands, Dave and Ryan.

Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick

And us on our last day…relaxed and recharged. Adios España!

Cap Rocat, Mallorca, photo Tilton Fenwick