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{Everyday Inspiration} Thirtyfive Flowers…

It’s no secret that I have a love of fabrics & have a particular fondness in the history of iconic textile designers. So does Louise who makes cushions out of vintage & new fabrics for her shop called Thirtyfive Flowers. I’ve purchase four cushion covers from her in the last few months & felt that deserved a mention here. We have them scattered throughout our home- I love them! Here is how we live with Thirtyfive Flowers….  

My latest purchase from Louise made me a little giddy. They were cushions made with the Marion Mahler “Mobiles” vintage fabric & one made with the Lucienne Day “Perfecta” vintage fabric (the end two in this last photo). I felt it was necessary to own fabrics from these two British, Mid-Century designers & was thrilled to receive these cushion covers in the mail. So if you love vintage & gorgeous new fabrics, check out Thrityfive Flowers – you are bound to find a treasure… 
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! We are off to an arts festival in a nearby town. What did you do?

{Everyday Inspiration} Thirtyfive Flowers…

It’s no secret that I have a love of fabrics & have a particular fondness in the history of iconic textile designers. So does Louise who makes cushions out of vintage & new fabrics for her shop called Thirtyfive Flowers. I’ve purchase four cushion covers from her in the last few months & felt that deserved a mention here. We have them scattered throughout our home- I love them! Here is how we live with Thirtyfive Flowers….  

My latest purchase from Louise made me a little giddy. They were cushions made with the Marion Mahler “Mobiles” vintage fabric & one made with the Lucienne Day “Perfecta” vintage fabric (the end two in this last photo). I felt it was necessary to own fabrics from these two British, Mid-Century designers & was thrilled to receive these cushion covers in the mail. So if you love vintage & gorgeous new fabrics, check out Thrityfive Flowers – you are bound to find a treasure… 
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend! We are off to an arts festival in a nearby town. What did you do?

{Music Monday} old school studio tunes…

The studio hours that I have been putting in lately have been very reminiscent of my art school days. The blurry eyes, flowing ideas, late nights (or early mornings) and being covered in whatever materials that I am working with, has been the norm. It’s taking me back to the music  that I used to listen to in my old college art building. One band that stands out in particular is Talking Heads. I used to watch, Stop Making Sense, over and over, not to mention the soundtrack was a favorite.  Many Talking Heads songs make me stop whatever I am doing so that I can dance- it is just an immediate reaction.  Here is a TH song that I still love to this day- along with an affection for  David Byrne dancing with the lamp at the end of the video (I had a lamp just like that in college that I too shared a few late night dances with). 
It is funny how this song has taken on different meanings over the years. It reminds me of when I met Chris actually- even though that was quite a few years later than when I first discovered my love of the song. I was listening to a lot of Shawn Colvin at that time and she did a remake of,  This Must Be the Place, that was much slower and the lyrics were more recognizable. Regardless, home is really where I want to be and I have a better idea of what home is now. Happy Music Monday! Hope this song makes you stand up and boogie a little bit- or dance with the nearest lamp.   

About the image:
Chris made “Page Turner’s Cabin” for hutch studio.
Photo taken by Chris Theiss, 2010

{Music Monday} old school studio tunes…

The studio hours that I have been putting in lately have been very reminiscent of my art school days. The blurry eyes, flowing ideas, late nights (or early mornings) and being covered in whatever materials that I am working with, has been the norm. It’s taking me back to the music  that I used to listen to in my old college art building. One band that stands out in particular is Talking Heads. I used to watch, Stop Making Sense, over and over, not to mention the soundtrack was a favorite.  Many Talking Heads songs make me stop whatever I am doing so that I can dance- it is just an immediate reaction.  Here is a TH song that I still love to this day- along with an affection for  David Byrne dancing with the lamp at the end of the video (I had a lamp just like that in college that I too shared a few late night dances with). 
It is funny how this song has taken on different meanings over the years. It reminds me of when I met Chris actually- even though that was quite a few years later than when I first discovered my love of the song. I was listening to a lot of Shawn Colvin at that time and she did a remake of,  This Must Be the Place, that was much slower and the lyrics were more recognizable. Regardless, home is really where I want to be and I have a better idea of what home is now. Happy Music Monday! Hope this song makes you stand up and boogie a little bit- or dance with the nearest lamp.   

About the image:
Chris made “Page Turner’s Cabin” for hutch studio.
Photo taken by Chris Theiss, 2010

{Music Monday} old school studio tunes…

The studio hours that I have been putting in lately have been very reminiscent of my art school days. The blurry eyes, flowing ideas, late nights (or early mornings) and being covered in whatever materials that I am working with, has been the norm. It’s taking me back to the music  that I used to listen to in my old college art building. One band that stands out in particular is Talking Heads. I used to watch, Stop Making Sense, over and over, not to mention the soundtrack was a favorite.  Many Talking Heads songs make me stop whatever I am doing so that I can dance- it is just an immediate reaction.  Here is a TH song that I still love to this day- along with an affection for  David Byrne dancing with the lamp at the end of the video (I had a lamp just like that in college that I too shared a few late night dances with). 
It is funny how this song has taken on different meanings over the years. It reminds me of when I met Chris actually- even though that was quite a few years later than when I first discovered my love of the song. I was listening to a lot of Shawn Colvin at that time and she did a remake of,  This Must Be the Place, that was much slower and the lyrics were more recognizable. Regardless, home is really where I want to be and I have a better idea of what home is now. Happy Music Monday! Hope this song makes you stand up and boogie a little bit- or dance with the nearest lamp.   

About the image:
Chris made “Page Turner’s Cabin” for hutch studio.
Photo taken by Chris Theiss, 2010