Archive for January, 2012

Last week, I posted some gorgeous photos from Tine K Home, a homewares brand based out of Denmark…I was so impressed with the product line and artful images, I just couldn’t resist exploring and posting about Tine’s own home located on the small island of Funen near Odense in Denmark…lucky for us, her thoughtfully restored 1834 jewel was published in multiple shelter magazines and so today, I bring you some lovely photos from both Elle Decoration and Elle Interior along with a quote from a 2010 interview with Clare Nolan for You magazine…enjoy!

Tine describes her home as “my kind of easy style…it’s Nordic with a touch of India and Vietnam…to me, the style is Nordic because of the whites, blues and grays – essentially cold colors that I combine with the warmth and texture of eastern objects and furniture…the style relies on the mix of elements in balance with organization, as the aim is to be simple with lots of bare, plain space to live within.”

photos from Elle Decoration and Elle Interior via Tine K Home

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a testament of hope

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

Happy Birthday to you…thank you for all you have given us…

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escape winter’s chill with the beauty of Tine K Home‘s 2012 spring/summer collection aptly named PURE…

rustic driftwood grays mix and mingle with clean white linens and accessories…artful vignettes that capture the essence and simplicity of summer…how wonderful to experience a taste of what’s to come…

happy weekend!

“It is the contrast between light and dark which creates the style and atmosphere. Often, the dark colors come from old objects, furniture and carpets from the East. I like pieces that have history, that are handmade and different, and that I can’t usually find in Denmark.” ~ Tine Kjeldsen

lucky for us, we can shop for these gorgeous products online…click here to check out Tine K Home’s webshop!

photos from Tine K Home

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tine k home

Last week, I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me in my inbox, an invitation to attend a press blog event in Denmark! The occasion, the launch of Tine K Home‘s 2012 Spring/Summer collection! Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend but I was given permission to publish their incredible images on my blog…so today, I begin with a combination of the 2010 and 2011 collections…rich with texture, color and light, these photographs feel more like paintings than press shots…founder and owner Tine Kjeldsen mixes Asian, French, Scandinavian and Moroccan influences into her one of a kind collection of furniture, clothing, bedding, tableware and accessories…I find great beauty and comfort in these images…each with their own unique story, they leave me wanting more…

Till tomorrow!!!

I love this quote from Tine Kjeldsen describing her first room as a little girl…”I was very young when I began showing interest in creating a nice atmosphere. The first room I called my own was located in my aunt and uncle’s house. I was only 12 years old when my mother and I moved from our apartment to their house. My favorite color was pale pink. Imagine a room in this particular color! Yet, I thought it was heaven, and I was extremely proud it was mine. Different objects were bought to create small set-ups in the room, exactly the way I create them in my pictures today.”

photos from Tine K Home

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music on which hopes are built

I feel I must share with you one more movement from J.S. Bach’s Partitia in a minor, the 2nd movement titled Correntein Der vollkommene Capellmeister (Hamburg, 1739), Johann Mattheson wrote that, “the motion of a courante (or corrente) is chiefly characterized by the passion or mood of sweet expectation. For there is something heartfelt, something longing and also gratifying, in this melody: clearly music on which hopes are built.”

click on the following link to listen ~  js bach corrente

Partita in a minor for solo flute by J.S. Bach, Corrente ~ Danielle Boudrot, flute

The Concert by Master of the Female Half-Lenghts, 1530

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a thoughtful ear

Today, I offer you a new experience…one that includes my love of music…please click on the link below to hear my recording of the Sarabande from J.S. Bach’s Partita in a minor for solo flute…it is unedited and was recorded in my home yesterday afternoon…I do hope you enjoy my first multimedia post…

js bach sarabande

Partita in a minor for solo flute by J.S. Bach, Sarabande ~ Danielle Boudrot, flute

Boy Playing a Recorder by Hendrick ter Brugghen, 1621

“I think that if I were required to spend the rest of my life on a desert island, and to listen to or play the music of any one composer during all that time, that composer would almost certainly be Bach. I really can’t think of any other music which is so all-encompassing, which moves me so deeply and so consistently, and which, to use a rather imprecise word, is valuable beyond all of its skill and brilliance for something more meaningful than that — its humanity.” ~ Glenn Gould

Flute Player by Hendrick ter Brugghen, 1621

“And if we look at the works of J.S. Bach — a benevolant god to which all musicians should offer a prayer to defend themselves against mediocrity — on each page we discover things which we thought were born only yesterday, from delightful arabesques to an overflowing of religious feeling greater than anything we have since discovered.” ~ Claude Debussy

The Concert by Hendrick ter Brugghen, 1626

“Study Bach: there you will find everything.” ~ Johannes Brahms

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just for fun!

Wishing you a colorful and happy weekend!!!!!!!

photos by me

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andy warhol ~ part two

Taking center stage in a modern loft or placed thoughtfully above an antique chair, these vibrant Andy Warhol paintings (and sculptures) come to life in their surroundings…filled with heart and soul, it’s as if he is there with you…

Sara Fitzmaurice and Perry Rubenstein via Elle Decor, May 2006

Flowers by Andy Warhol

Reigning Queens: Queen Elizabeth II of The United Kingdom by Andy Warhol, 1984 via habitually chic

Samantha Boardman via h’om chic om blog

Del Monte and Campbells-soup boxes, Andy Warhol, 1962

Sixteen Jackies by Andy Warhol, 1966, House & Garden via habitually chic

Tamara Mellon’s Nottinghill home designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard via kristy lee interiors

Grace Kelly by Andy Warhol, 1984

Naeem and Ranjana Khan’s loft in NYC designed by Tom Scheerer via Elle Decor, September 2006

Diamond Dust Shoes by Andy Warhol, 1980

Todd Romano via habitually chic

Liz by Andy Warhol, 1964

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andy warhol

“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own.” ~ Andy Warhol

Flowers, 1964

Self-Portrait, 1953

Reclining Male Torso, 1950s

Lips (Stamped), 1950s

Princess Caroline of Monaco, 1983

Rorschach, 1984

Diamond Dust Shoes (Random), 1980

Mona Lisa, 1979

Knives, 1981

Statue of Liberty, 1962

Self-Portrait, 1986

resources from warhol.org

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pop art

I’ve been experimenting with a new program on my computer, pixelmator 2…it’s amazing there is software that can transform a photograph into another art form! I recently photographed a dear friend, a beautiful woman who has an incredible appetite for art and music…I had planned to present her with a black and white photograph, something traditional and timeless, but for me, it failed to capture her essence..I believe this pop art version better illuminates her zest for life and boundless energy…alive with color, it feels fresh and vibrant…it’s still a work in progress but I thought it would be fun to share this special project with you…something a little outside the box for the new year…happy 2012 everyone!

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