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Art Thou Hungry?

I love it when I’m sitting in a restaurant or cafe and the walls are covered in art. There’s just something about fusing dining and artistic environment that really adds to the whole experience. Food + Art, what’s not to love? Sketch restaurant in London has long taken this concept to new heights and has become a destination for food, art and music. The restaurant recently enlisted the collaboration of artist David Shrigley and furniture designer India Madhavi. Shrigley is best known for his cartoon-like sketches that satirize everyday, mundane situations. His art includes statements like, “No More Folk Songs,” “Don’t Touch my Hair,” and “Stick Your Synthetic Burger up your Arse.” This isn’t the first time Sketch has taken part in such an unexpected collaboration. In 2011, the restaurant commissioned a maximal interior style from artist Martin Creed.Creed left quite a mark on the space with his zig-zag floors made from 96 different marbles. This place is now officially on my restaurant bucket list! 

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I’m Only Happy When it Rains

…I’m only happy when it’s complicated. And though I know you can’t appreciate it. I’m only happy when it rains. Love that song! But I’ll stop reciting Garbage lyrics to tell you about this awesome interactive lamp by Richard Clarkson. It looks and acts like a cloud, hence its name—The Cloud. It can sound like a storm is approaching and with a built-in speaker system, you can even stream music via Bluetooth. Motion sensors can detect someone’s presence and color-changing lights offer unique lighting possibilities. To find out more, click here

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Eat your heart out Martha Stewart! Just kidding, Martha Stewart would probably laugh at this garland. But, it’s cheap, cute and easy—three qualities you should look for in just about anything haha. I’m clearly on a roll tonight! Anyway, I wanted to make a garland for my friend’s surprise bridal shower that was held recently and I already had a roll of beige lace. The vibe we were going for was casual, southern BBQ meets vintage lemonade stand. These are the things that emerge from my mind which would explain why my mind is so full.

What you’ll need:

A roll of lace/string/cord (depending on what look you’re going for)

A pack of paper doilies (can be purchased at any Dollar Store)

A measuring tape or ruler to measure how far apart you want the doilies and how long you want your cord (garland) to be

Glue

Cut the lace or cord according to how long you need your garland to be. Decide how far apart you want your doilies to be and then fold the doily over the cord so that it’s bent over it. Then glue the two ends of the doily together and repeat until your garland’s complete. That’s it, easy-peazy!

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Polish designer Zuzia Kozerska creates laser-engraved wooden rolling pins print designs onto cookie dough.

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Oh Joy Wallpaper for Hygge & West

While shopping for outdoor decorations for my friend’s bridal shower I came across this line aptly named Oh Joy. Their line for Target features everything from lanterns to picnic baskets, all in fun fresh colors perfect for summer! I had to find out more about this brand and when I dug around a little online I was most taken with their gold wallpaper for Hygge & West featured above. I’ve never been a florals kind of girl but I’m slightly obsessed with this wallpaper. As you can see above, I love how versatile it is—it looks equally great in a nursery, living room, bedroom, office, and I’ve even seen it used in powder rooms.

Mixing Metals in a Black and White Kitchen

I love the look of mixing metals in a black and white kitchen. People are usually hesitant to try this out but the results can be amazing. Brass and gold warms up a monochrome palette and really lends a certain richness to a kitchen. Those chairs are a lovely unexpected touch! If you’re in Montreal, Must Love Furniture has very similar dining chairs. 

Via Dressing The Room

California Dreamin’

You know you’ve hit the apartment jackpot when you’re told the moldings and finishings were done by artists on holiday from working on set in the movie studios. That’s exactly what happened to Candace from California, when she came across this stunning French Deco style apartment. I think I love every single piece of furniture in this place. Charming midcentury modern pieces decorate the spacious living area and the large windows invite plenty of natural light into the room—perfect for a California daydream.

Via Apartment Therapy

Style and Warmth in an 83 sqm Vietnam Apartment

This may be the most colorful home tour I’ve posted in a while. The summer heat and humidity we’ve been having is definitely getting to me haha. Located in Hanoi, Vietnam, this charming family apartment is the result of a massive design renovation conducted by Landmark Architect. The space, situated on the 11th floor of an old condo building, has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open-plan kitchen and a livingroom area with a terrace. Color was a key factor in differentiating this apartment from the rest. The patterned ceramic tiles used throughout the open space at once add visual interest and lend a global touch to the home. It reminds me of a quilt. I particularly love the mounted yellow lamps with wooden joints and that adorable kido nestled into the giant pouf with her book!

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Canopies and Christmas Lights

I hope you’re all having a great long weekend! Sorry for the mini hiatus, I’ll be back in full force tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy these dreamy bedrooms!

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Kijiji Find: 2 Eames Chairs for sale, Montreal
For those of you in Montreal, I just saw this ad on Kijiji for 2 apparently authentic Eames chairs. I think these would look great on a patio or with a faux sheepskin rug draped over them in an office or as an accent chair.
145$

Kijiji Find: 2 Eames Chairs for sale, Montreal

For those of you in Montreal, I just saw this ad on Kijiji for 2 apparently authentic Eames chairs. I think these would look great on a patio or with a faux sheepskin rug draped over them in an office or as an accent chair.

145$