Now that it’s Fall…

October 5, 2014

what’s inspiring you?

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The scale of this burlap weave gives some indication of how tiny this found nest actually is. What  might you discover on a walk around your yard or neighborhood?  And, if you have an idea as to what small bird called this home, let me know.

The local  farm stands are loaded with the seasons bounty. Skip the crowds at the cider mill and pick up an armload of beets, take ’em home and roast ’em up  or turn them into a soup for the week ahead.

A chill in the air calls for wool…maybe a cap…maybe in hand dyed Autumn reds.

Starting to collect and recycle packaging materials now will save you from picking up a few tacky rolls of gift wrap closer to the holidays. I’m thinking this expanded kraft paper is going to be the perfect addition to my classic crisp white tissue. It’s looking pretty modern to me.

This Lingham stone always seems to move to a more visible location in the Fall so that I can better enjoy it’s unique natural colorations. A quick spin and edit of your interior accessories will have everything looking new as you start to spend more time inside.

Coffee Break rose, left to dry to a new kind of beautiful, will continue to add interest throughout the Fall, into Thanksgiving…possibly even Christmas. Start by enjoying then drying them now and they’ll be ready to put into service again when the time comes.

 

all photos: gp

Mother Nature…Modernist

January 19, 2013

 A  fallen tree,  a single river rock worn  smooth by the passage of time and rushing water, both modern minimalist inspiration found in nature.  A quick walk through the yard or a relaxed meander through the woods or shore can ignite a creative spark that can’t be found sitting at the desk. Muted tones to bright colorations that only she can produce…materials, form and texture that seem impossible get those creative juices flowing. Is it your garden or your interior you need to rework? A room in your garden or a room in your home can both benefit from a leisurely stroll with both eyes wide open. Leave your iPhone behind, open the door, take a deep breath and head out. This exercise is not only simplequietmodern…it’s free. You might be surpised where it takes you.Copy of wntrAM3fCopy of yrnknll3FCopy (2) of log3FCopy of knitcapFJaehyo_lee

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