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The Bigger Picture: Comfort Beyond Decals and Fuzz

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Aesthetic Philosophy Design Lesson home The Bigger Picture writing

A nursery for the budding Bohemian? (via A Detailed House)My husband and I are expecting our first child, and she's due in about a month. The most common question I get asked, afterDo you know what you're having? Likely a girl, but we're not 100% sure. And no, we have no preference.Are you excited? ...

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On The Shelf: “Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress”

Friday, July 13, 2012 Aesthetic Philosophy Art ID Bohemia On The Shelf Research

  "One's wardrobe reveals one's politics;it is the story one lives by;it is one's symbolic self "- Honoré de BalzacThe latest addition to the ID BOHEMIA library is "Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress - Frida's Wardrobe", a book we discovered in the airport on our way home from a trip to San ...

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Aesthetic Philosophy: Organise My Office Organise My Mind

Friday, May 11, 2012 Aesthetic Philosophy commercial interiors home ID Bohemia industrial office wood

“Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.” — Pearl S. Buck, author of The Good EarthCleaned out and refreshed my office yesterday. Though wedding season is underway, spring has me wanting to spend all my hours frolicking outdoors, and I decided my work space needed a lift to entice me ...

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Aesthetic Philosophy: Delfin-Postigo House and Why I Don’t Read the Words

Thursday, May 13, 2010 Aesthetic Philosophy commercial interiors

I never read. I just look at pictures.- Andy WarholI had a bit of a brain fugue just now. I knew I wanted to start with an Andy Warhol quote, but couldn't remember Andy Warhol's name. I could remember that Andy Warhol featured in the film Basquiat, played by David Bowie, and that Andy Warhol and ...

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Aesthetic Philosophy: A Turquoise World Is Not Enough

Friday, March 26, 2010 Aesthetic Philosophy colour

I love blue. It speaks to me. Like many artists and designers before and with me, I've learned to draw on all colours with equal dexterity, tailoring palettes to each client, purpose or project, but for myself and in my home, no other hue comes quiveringly close to big sky blues and watery ...

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