Sep 29, 2009

Warming up!

Fireplace with knitted puff...

...thick felt  pillows...

...colourful bedding rugs.

Something to color this foggy season

I just can't get enough of pink paired with turquoise. As I'm using a combo of green and pink in my home now, I think my next home decorating feature will be pinks+blues

House Beautyful

Sep 18, 2009

Woody Allen's home

According to "Architectural Digest" Woody Allen likes "the warmth of reds and yellows". But when I saw picture of his Manhattan's townhouse I caught  this corner, with deep blue vase and plush cherry velvet armchair.

From: AD

Sep 1, 2009

I'm totally in love with blue&pink this season.
This room is a work of designer Jamie Drake, who electrified an art-collecting couple's high-rise home with sensational colours: sky blue, coral pink and various shades of violet.
I like its calmness. It looks like an inside of a soap bubble with its colours and help of chosen accessories - Ryan McGinness calligraphy triptych and transparent vases.
Photographer: Simon Upton

Something borrowed, something new :)

I was speaking of new Kate Spade's vases some time ago, and what have I found today in antiques shop?
Vase of pink glass, made in 1905 in Russia. Costs near 1000$.
History is great, but new one of Kate Spade or IKEA will cost me a lot less:)

Porcelain passion again

Admiring Westwood and other porcelain classics I slightly forgot about treasure we have here - the Imperial Porcelain Manufacture. It has its personal style and ready to compete with the oldest European manufactures.
IPM was established in 1744 by empress Elisabeth, daughter of Peter I. It was named first as Lomonosov Porcelain Factory. It became thus the first porcelain manufactory in Russia and the third in Europe. The company most of all depended on the inclinations and needs of the Imperial court, and first of all, the monarch, so finally it became an Imperial manufactory.
The Imperial Porcelain Factory is most famous for it’s handmade artwork and design. An entire line of products is decorated with pure gold and engraved drawings. Porcelain adorned with rich cobalt, bright warm colors and 22-carat gold have become an established signature theme of the factory.
My interest for porcelain things lays mostly in the tea-sets collections, and products of IPM сan fully satisfy my interest and requirement in it.
I have this piece of IPM art to drink tea:

 It was created near the1970, in Soviet Union, so it can be called "historical". It's made of perfect bone porcelain, most precious kind of it, and marked "out of group" (there were 15 complexity groups in production of soviet porcelain, group 1 was the lowest. "Out of group" means a group higher, then 15. First class:)