Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Week of Wire ~ Candle Holders

INSPIRATION 2014 #92: Another functional object made from wire ~ beautiful candle/votive holders. Wire is such a great material as it is delicate, but strong ~ allowing one to create seemingly fragile objects that are actually very sturdy. While wire is relatively easy to work with, it will do a number on your hands!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Week of Wire ~ Pendant Lighting

INSPIRATION 2014 #91: Interesting and uniquely shaped wire pendant lighting ~ from more traditional and symmetrical to contemporary and asymmetrical. So versatile ~ any of these would fit right in with your eclectic decor.

Week of Wire ~ Functional Objects

INSPIRATION 2014 #90: Wonderful collection of wire functional objects ~ baskets, kitchen and household tools. Examined closely, these objects are cleverly made ~ many of the baskets are collapsible, while some of the tools are crafted from a single piece of wire. Wouldn't you love a wall of wire in your home?  I know I would!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Collection

INSPIRATION 2014 #89: A lovely collection of flower frogs and other spring themed items. What a beautiful way to arrange and utilize a group of objects. I have been collecting flower frogs for years ~ I only collect metal ones as I love the patinas and the sculptural variety. Maybe it is time to dust them off and do a photo shoot?! 

Words of Wisdom

{Hand lettering by Jasmine Dowling}

INSPIRATION 2014 #88: Great advice for all! In my case at this moment in time, the quote should read the secret to getting ahead is catching up.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Talented Typographer


INSPIRATION 2014 #87: This is typography you probably don't even think about, but you have to be pretty impressed with this painter's skills. Not only is he an amazing lettering artist, but his footwork is pretty fancy as well.

Botanicals ~ A Modern Approach to Display

INSPIRATION 2014 #86: Shown above are a few examples of several contemporary approaches to displaying pressed plant material. These images are so versatile ~ they look great in just about any environment. The last image shown is actually wallpaper ~ could make a lovely statement in the right place!