Springtime in Dallas=Trip to Northpark!

Ever since kid-dom, I have associated the advent of spring with these things:  Tiny peeper frog down by the creek, fuzzy growths on the mimosa tree in the yard, and a trip to Northpark Mall to check out the spring decor.  Since there were no interior displays to speak of this year, however, I reveled in the gorgeous displays of colorful tulips and bright green grass in the newish couryard!

Even on a cloudy day, this is one beautiful place that Dallas can be very proud of.  Even the outdoor eateries have panache and style.

Did I just teleport to Europe or New York?  Seriously, this is one sweet porch.

And to top this beauty off, there are gorgeous things in the stores.  I had never been inside Desigual before, but this is my new favorite place, si!  The style is kind of Dali meets Gaudi and they share some electric koolade on a dark day in the middle of summer:

Also at the inimitable style-maker store Anthropologie, I located some terribly spring-y dishes from Portugal that have such a wonderful hand-made feel from the weight to the differences in the crackled glass glazing:  do I want some for the new house?  Do cats like to have their butts scratched?  (sorry photo gone)

Oops, I think the effects wore off on me!  I think I see some easter eggs rolling off the grass in to the Adidas store…

And then here’s our new Easter Tradition:  Shooting Peeps with b-b guns!  I *know* it sounds sort of horrific, but until you try it, don’t knock it.  Let’s face it, those things are pure spun sugar and you’ll get diabetes just looking at them…it’s better to just shoot them.  Talk about a Family Fun Adventure for your stay-cation!

Try it sometime with your family.  Just be sure not to invite anyone with a beef to share… safety first!

I *heart* tiny terrariums!

Or is it ‘terrareaia’?  They are so cool either way.  I am working on my own line, but must give credit for inspiration where it’s due.  Here are some items from a store on Etsy called Tiny Terrains (terrific name!) – find them here but please also buy from me, ’cause I’m local and won’t charge you for shipping!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/TinyTerrains  Also, there are a number of good reasons for buying local.  Please check them out in my next post… Thanks dears!

Lindsey Adelman Studio

These wonderful organic light fixtures are handcrafted by a design group in New York who work in blown glass, metal, fiber, and paper.

I’m really impressed with the modern designs and the way the artists brought their various specialties to the fore. 

Molecular, biological, clean… all these words come to mind as I admire all of these creations.  Sigh.  At $1750 per globe.. I will just keep on dreaming. 

Lindsey Adelman Studio   195 Chrystie Street Unit 203D, New York, NY 10002 
T 212 473 2501  F 718 679 9365 / M-F 10-6 / info@lindseyadelman.com

2011 Pricing + Details
Pricing for Bubble chandeliers is calculated at $1750 per globe. 
Knotty Bubbles $2900. to $15,000.
Terrarium $3,900.

 

 

Potted Design

I love the blog that Potted – a pottery, plant, and landscape design store in CA – puts out.  There are lots of wonderful, modern ideas for decorating one’s outdoor spaces, as well as a plethora of really cool pots (and tons of extremely cool succulents inside them!)  Check it out!

http://www.pottedstore.com/our-blog/

These bamboo lights by David Trubridge are incredible.  Is drool bad for a keyboard? 

Self Control Much?

Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I am trying to learn something new every day instead of slumping into a daze brought on by excessive heat and ennui.  I am trying to be like that 14 year old kid I remember (was that me?) who made a list of Classic Books to Read over the summer.  That was one of the few times I impressed myself with my own self control. 

So, to that end, I am forcing myself to get more involved with learning new technology. Since blogging is a rapidly changing technology, I realized I needed to concentrate some time and effort on getting this blog to serve my needs a bit better than it has been doing. Since my point in creating this particular blog was to engage folks to a deeper understanding of my creative process (especially vis a vis hypertufa/concrete items), I need to figure out how best to direct them to this little corner of the electronic community. I would like more feedback, more engagement, and certainly more interaction with those who might have found me out at a craft show and then looked me up! These folks are wonderful and fun – and I always enjoy my brief encounters with them. My goal this week, then, is to get more interesting images going up on this site, and then to drive more viewers to this site through all various methods available. Hope to talk to more of you in the near future! Sincerely, BloggerChris

The Owl and the Pussycat

Darn that Willy Wonka – now I’m on a sentimental journey!  Hopefully all of you had a chance to have some kind family member read this to you as a child; it’s a wonderful poem on its own, with a great message (interspecial love), made more sweet by the lovely paintings.  This was not the book I remember, but this artist does a great job. Continue reading

Pure Imagination…sigh!

Hold your breath… make a wish…. count to three.  This scene, from this movie, with this actor (ahem, sorry Johnny Depp)… has always been the essence of movie magic for me.  Enjoy. (you will have to agree to go to YouTube but it’s worth it!)  While you’re waiting for that to happen, check out these beautiful hand-made candy canes from a girl on Etsy I just came across;  http://www.etsy.com/listing/63639440/4-artisan-candy-canes-chunky-10-size?favorite_user_id=11702165&show_panel=true