Thursday, January 17, 2013

Home Work

So, I've been a lazy blogger.  Well, an uninspired blogger.  Nothing going on in the fashion world is exciting me right now, and there's not enough daylight to take outfit pictures, and I'd just be wasting my time and yours if I tossed a bunch of random pictures up here a couple times a week.  

Then I though, never mind fashion, what do I love looking at?  Arts and Crafts interiors and textiles and design!  So much inspiration here; that's what the internet is good for.  I could never afford all the books and travel I'd have to invest in to see all of these pictures without good old Google Images.


The Arts and Crafts movement valued the beauty and integrity of everyday objects, not just what we think of as Fine Art.  That's why you see so many amazing household objects, perfectly integrated into beautiful homes, in harmony with natural landscaping.

The one thing that I have been thinking creatively about lately is my home.  You know how you kind of get blind to the stuff around you that you see everyday?  That's the case with the state of our house.  We've been living here almost five years, and I've gotten used to the scuffed paint and dingy details, but new year, new goals!  Paint the kitchen!  I've been picking out colours and making plans and it's really going to happen.

I'm also trying to replace some of the ugly stuff we have with nicer stuff.  Just cheap little things, like why do we have a junky old plastic cup holding pens and pencils beside the phone?  I'm on the lookout in thrift store for a nice hand-thrown pottery cup - shouldn't be hard to find.  I already found a perfect bigger ceramic canister to replace the plastic container that held our kitchen utensils.  I mean, if I have to look at these things everyday, why not have something pleasing to look at, when it just costs a few dollars to upgrade?

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