Throwing In The Towel

I’m throwing in the towel on getting my monday post in on time today.   The Marimekko tea towels to be exact.  I had a huge  stretched Marimekko Canvas as the central piece of art in my room growing up.  It was bright and bold and modern and I thought it was over-the-top-cool.


And while I can’t even remember what happened to the first piece of art I added to my collection at 13, I’m still a huge fan of Marimekko Anything.  The patterns.  The bold colors.  The unexpectedness of the designs.  And the range of colors and imagery is fantastic.

I’m so happy Crate & Barrel does its darndest to keep Marimekko patterns in their ongoing collections.  I have two pillow shams on my master bed right now that are muted scandinavian nummy.   If you want to make a little less of a commitment to the boldness of Marimekko designs…I say grab yourself a tea towel…or a set of tea towels as featured on www.finnstyle.com.

For around $29 dollars you can pick out a set of two Marimekko tea towels.  And bop  around your kitchen with them…see how you feel about the bold colors and patterns.  And even the more subtle ones above.  I think tea towels are like  new underwear for the kitchens.  You’ll feel fresh and sassy without spending a fortune.  Only you will know you have new tea towels.  I guarantee nobody in your family will know what you’re smiling about.   It’s between you and the tea towels.  And of course, all of us here at Spark.

seen around town…

seen around town…

Look to the left..  Look to the right.  No matter how you look at it…this is a really cool way to customize a pillow.  You simply send profile pictures of your family to Le Papier Studio once you’ve purchased the pillow on their etsy store.  And they will screenprint up to 6 profiles on this [...]

Music Bouncing Off The Walls

Music Bouncing Off The Walls

Grab your hammers and  picture hooks, kids!  Give your walls a new twist in 2011 with these silkscreened posters featuring music lyrics & fab typography over at Music Philosophy The talented creator of these marvy hits is based in the UK and introduces himself and his work thusly: “Hi. My name is Mico. I am [...]

Rug High

Rug High

Could there be anything more lovely than a rug inspired by the aerial view of tulip fields in holland? Yes, please, I’ll take 10 for a wall-to-wall carpet installation, bring your carpet cleaning dublin to the future with this modern styles.There is carpet cleaning fort myers on whom you can trust for quality service. “L E [...]

Thanks for coming!!!

Thanks for coming!!!

What a fun afternoon and sparkly evening. Thank you to all of you who joined us for a fun gathering gabbing about color, pattern, interior design, porch sparkle, landscapes, gardens, decorating, biz ideas and the joys of collaborating with other bright women to create wonderful inspiring spaces and build businesses!! Everywhere we turned there were [...]

Seen Around Town…

Seen Around Town…

Just picked up one of these wonderful GurglePots™ from Collectic Home on Bee Caves Rd. The $40 pitchers come in all sorts of luscious colors and the shape caught my eye immediatelly. They are created by Matt Ellison based on a pitcher he fell in love with when visiting France for his brother’s wedding.  Here’s [...]

A Field Day…

A Field Day…

These gorgeous images show how two artists,  Friederike Hamann and Colin Sullivan-Stevens conjure magic in their gallery called Field in Portland, Maine. I spent the better part of an afternoon wandering through their gallery by way of their  beautiful month-by-month posts…dating back to July 2006. Each month a newly designed storefront window hinted at the [...]

Are You Sitting Down?

Are You Sitting Down?

These chairs by Johan Lindstén make me go week at the knees. (Which is absolutely fine since they’re chairs, afterall.) Johan and his desgin firm, Lindstén Form are based in Stockholm.  Lucky Swedes. His chairs artfully combine the best of modern shape with vintage needlepoint: “This furniture’s destiny is to elevate and promote these neglected pieces [...]