When I fell in love with a creative, it is the first time I began to know someone who obsessed about the details--the colors on the walls, the position of the furniture, the art in the other room, the kind of books on the coffee table, someone who slowed down to just look at the floor or question how something was created. Honestly, my interest in details at that time was vague at best. I was more of a big picture, let's get it done kind of girl, so it was intriguing to see someone have so much passion for details. It's probably why I fell so hopelessly for him. He opened a door and helped me understand that a whole world existed there. The design, the lighting, the colors, the texture, the mediums, the way something moves, the way something is made, the time someone had spent, the passion that served as fuel. I think that's why I like Pinterest so much. It is in the details that we become collectors, but not just in the images, but in the emotions that every detail evokes. It is in the details that we find the secret to enjoying life fully and that we uncover the things we truly love the most.
So in the spirit of celebrating the details, I'm joining Mon today with 5 senses tour. It is a lifestyle and culture celebration of 5 things that we love or find beautiful (more info here). These are details in my home that probably say a little something about me ;).
As much as I love these fat and ambiguous clay birds, it is the ring that I cherish. It belonged to my mother before she gave it to me a few years ago. She bought it in Thailand in her 20's and I have yet to see it's twin. Adorned in sapphires and opals, she once told me once that an opal chooses it's owner, not the other way around, and I do think it's true.
Who doesn't love the design of an old, manual typewriter. I admit, I am addicted ;).
The first time I mentioned the work of Alice and Martin Provensen was in this post. I've been collecting their books and admiring their illustrations ever since.
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I am a seventies child and these little finds in the thrift stores do make me smile. One day I'll find a spot for these sweeties...
I loved this piece the moment I laid eyes on it. Large, heavy, and cumbersome, it is every bit a pain to transport as you can imagine. Made from reclaimed and refurbished wood pieces in Bali, there is no denying it's special quality. The furniture company had slashed it's price in half, as they claimed they couldn't find a buyer crazy enough to want to own such a thing. I said "I'm here".
Please stop by Mon's to see other tours!!
P.S. This space will be quiet for a few days as we are traveling across country :)!!