swoon: dictionary paper wall art & cardboard trophies

all images from the Roccoco Co Etsy Store

It feels like spring here today and the first sign of warm weather always makes me want to clean house and get organized.  Lately I’ve been feeling like the art in my house feels tired (or maybe I’m just tired of it) so I’m thinking of updating the gallery wall in my living room and I’ve been shopping for prints.   I already own two prints from the Etsy store Rococco Co and I am thinking of purchasing a few more.   I love these botanical and animal illustrations on vintage dictionary pages.

image from cardboardsafari.com

I also just ordered a new Large Buck from Cardboard Safari and I can’t wait to put this together and hang it on the wall.  I’ve had their micro buck in my house for the last few years and I finally decided that it was time to purchase the big one.  These cardboard animal trophies are a fun and animal-friendly nod to this home decor trend.  I’m also thinking of spray painting it hot pink, what do you think?

I’ll be sure to post some pictures of the wall once it’s done.  In the meantime, let me know if you have any good sources for art or tricks for updating a gallery.



swoon: quilt inspiration

It’s nearly the end of February, we are almost 2 months into 2012 and I have not done anything on my 2012 creative resolutions list!  So, it’s time to get cracking.   I’ve decided to rip off the band-aid and start making my first quilt.     I’ve narrowed down my inspirations to this Rothko Painting and the Hudson Bay Blanket Glacier National Park blanket.

rothko image via pinterest | hudson bay blanket image via pendelton

I love the idea of both of them and I can’t decide, I need your help! You can vote in the poll below and let me know what you want to see me make.   I’ll keep the poll open until next Friday (March 2nd) when I will let you know the winner!



swoon: Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit at the DMA

Last month I attended the grand opening Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art with close friend and CityCraft owner Callie. She wrote a great recap of the opening here.  I highly recommend checking out the exhibit if you’re in Dallas. I’ve been back twice and plan to go again before it closes in February. The show is stunning, compelling and full of inspiration.