Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday Favorites


This was definitely one of those Thank Goodness its Friday weeks. For us it started with a power outage that lasted two days. It's unbelievable how far you can fall behind in that relatively short period of time. But when you work from home and there is no power, the inconveniences are endless. It's the one and only time when you wish you had an office to go to...you see people commuting to work and you're thinking "what lucky ducks!" Ok, ok, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit with that "lucky ducks" statement. But darn it was hot and sticky...a couple work days at an AC'd office mighta felt good. 
Our line of work really requires electricity. There's the whole computer part of it...which is a HUGE part...being that the internet is our only window to the world. And then there is the making art part of our day...which even if we eliminated the aspects that require power tools...(ya know, for cutting the wood for our plaques and die cuts)...and we just did the work that only utilizes good old fashioned paints and brushes...we still can't do it without electric light. Candles and flashlights just don't cut it.
Anyway, it's great to be back online, back on the grid, plugged in, and all lit up. I know it was only two days without electric, but it really frayed my nerves ( I mean, I'm not dealing with the most sturdy nerves to begin with!) We're now in the process of getting caught up and back on schedule. So symbolically, these Friday Favorites are really making me happy. They indicate a return to the norm.

I adore this neon pink macrame plant hanger you see above. It totally brings me back to the 80's...when I'd visit my uncle and his girlfriend's apartment...macrame everywhere...tons of plants...that whole late 70's early 80's earthy bohemian style. The neon pink is a pretty fabulous update. Love it!



Pattern Wall Tiles by Jim Houser brings the mixed-media artist's painting (drips and all) to your walls. Imagine having this wall in your home?! You just need one wall and it would MAKE the place.


 


It looks like an ordinary throw away plastic bag, but it's actually made of bridal organza and that's real   deal embroidery. This bag is by Lauren Dicioccio. I love when high quality materials and labor intensive methods are used to create ordinary looking everyday objects.




I love this lamp  that looks like a giant hunk of faceted gold. It's primitive and futuristic at the same time. Like when you watch sci fi movies from the 60's. And as far as decor goes...a pop of metallic gold is necessary in any room.


Oh Iris! She is like no other! This Maysles film (a bit of it can be seen here: IRIS APFEL PROMO from Laura Coxson on Vimeo) is sure to become part of my collection. Iris Apfel belongs to that small elite group of New York City tastemakers who have made the fashion world what it is today. What a worthy film subject for the legendary Albert Maysles.

Ok, thanks for stopping by for some Friday Favorites Fun! I gotta get to work at trying to get those two lost days back. I'm feeling creative and need to make some stuff! See you very soon!
xo, Jenny

13 comments:

  1. Go macramé, go wall, go Iris, happy stuff! Hope your well, Pippa x

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  2. @Pippa Thanks so much for your sweet words! :) Gosh I was soo mortified when I saw that I had a comment (mid edit) I published this post only to find that it did not save my edits...geez...so you were sweet enough to comment on a total wreck! : /
    Missing text, video...yikes! haha Ah well...I appreciate the blog love! :) Happy Weekend!!

    XO

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  3. @Stesha Ohh thanks for visiting sweet girl! Same as I mentioned above to Pippa....you commented on a train wreck...haha! I think we are all fixed now...but blogger was being a total brat there for a moment... :/

    Happy Weekend!! :)

    xo

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  4. awww, so glad your electricity is back! i hate that :( i've never heard of iris, but her glasses are absolutely epic!

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  5. Oh man, having the power go out is never fun, and it's even worse when it affects your work! And that 'grocery bag' is amazing--I love that she recreated it like that, what a genius idea!

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  6. Gurrrl, Seriously. Being a woman like Iris is my goal in life. I don't mean her successfulness, just to dress the way she dresses. Perhaps a little (a lot) more cheap costume jewelry though. Oh, I can't wait! I have a group of girlfriends and we talk about turning 60, wearing hot pink wind suits with bling-bling jewelry and going to Reno. Sounds good, doesn't it?

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  7. Love everything here, especially the macreme hanger! My mom makes those, so whenever I see one I think of her :]

    Xo,
    ♥ Emily
    teatreevintage.blogspot.com

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  8. Such awesome goodies and love love love that wall!!!!!

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  9. oh no 2 whole days!!! I couldn't do it, especially not with the crazy heat we've been having over here on the west coast! The kids on the other hand love to camp out in the living room during black outs!

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  10. I triple loved the Iris promo.
    One cool chick!

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  11. Wow, that bag is so clever!

    Becky
    xx

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  12. Power outages suck! It's so weird being here in Seattle where the weather has been sunny and warm, reading about everyone going through hurricanes and such. Yikes!!

    Glad you two are BACK! Since we just moved, we only got internet today and I'm already overwhelmed catching up on everyone's blogs... hah. Can't even imagine having no power right now!

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