Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Turquoise 2010 series: The Website Is Done!

Revamped. (Re) Designed.
Yay!  Go see it HERE

My weekly dose of Turquoise is in the image above, my new swanky business card. Why not?

In other good news,  I FINALLY have a decent camera, and plan on uploading much more of my own photos of projects, inspirations, shiny colorful happy things, etc.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Turquoise 2010 series: Original Art in Portland, Maine

Just a glimpse of the color (or is it having a glimpse of you?)

Paul Plante at Gleason Fine Art has an interesting bio and a beautifully detailed body of work:
Father Paul Plante focuses his work on the eyes of warblers, herons, swallows, and other birds in his 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"; oil pastel paintings. The compositions call to mind the cosmos and the mysteries of life, as well as the spirit of his subjects. He also explores the cosmic nature of the surface of an apple or a plum. He says that "being a priest and being an artist are naturals to me. One is into a spiritual and religious realm and the other is on the edge of it." The works are sometimes framed singly, and sometimes arranged in compositions of 9, 12, 15, and 25. In addition to exhibiting with the Caldbeck, he has had solo shows at Colby College in Waterville, ME, and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME, and at Neilsen Gallery in Boston, The Arts and Cultural Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, numerous other galleries throughout the country. He has a BFA from Maine College of Art Portland, and degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Montreal, and St. Paul's University in Ottawa.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Turquoise 2010 series : Turquoise and Red

Turquoise and Red are two beautiful colors that are a VERY difficult combination to pull off in a home. You must have total commitment to both colors or it will be messy. I was delighted to see this done very well in a local store, Folly 101!  Located in the Old Port section of Portland, Maine, they have accessories and decor that remind me of the coastal homes of Orange County beach cities such as San Clemente and Laguna Beach.

Great Merchandising, friendly staff, whats not to love?
Sadly Folly 101 doesn't have a website (that I can find). They can be reached at:
Folly 101     101 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 773-5227.
Maybe I should create a website for them in exchange for their heavenly candles? Hmmmn.

Here are some of the few, the only, combinations of  Turquoise and Red that I approve of. Notice the broad use of nuetrals and commitment to only two colors...

All images are from my favoritest blog House of Turquoise

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Great Interior Design Magazine-FREE-Hooray for Lonny Mag!

The latest issue of Lonny Mag arrived today. You can find it HERE.
For those of you unfamiliar with Lonny, it's an online magazine that rose from Domino Magazine's ashes. Alot of the same great talent, minus the large operating costs of a print version (greener, too). They use far less advertising and consequently we get to read more relevant content than traditional print magazines.

"At Lonny, we value independent thinking and believe not in following trends but rather in making choices that lead to happiness. We believe that good design and affordable design can coexist and that true inspiration can be found in the teeniest of homes or in the grandest of spaces."

If you missed the April/May issues, you can find it HERE.