Q: My fiance and I have an extensive collection of political campaign buttons. Because they are all personal — given to us by family or from campaigns that we worked on or supported (we don't "antique" for buttons or anything) — we really want to make them a part of our living space without being too cheesy or "collection-y".
To celebrate Kate Spade's 20th Year Anniversary, Lenox and Kate Spade have collaborated on a fun and elegant tableware and gift collection aptly entitled "Things We Love". We were thrilled to attend the celebration showcasing the vibrant and playful collection.
Drawing and illustration are beautiful ways to add warmth and color to the walls of your home. Photography may be an easy go-to, but composing wall decor using both illustration and photography is a great way to show sophistication and personal style. The art featured here come from graphic design, cartography, pop culture, industrial design and illustration.
My older sister got married this summer, and due to a credit with her photographer, I was told that I could choose one or two of the wedding photos as a print for myself. On hearing this, the question that came to mind (besides which of the 691 gorgeous images to go for) was: Is it okay to put these things up in my home?!
I recently came across this striking image in Lonny magazine, from designer Jennifer Dyer's home, with its rows and rows of beautifully curated shoes. It's a far cry from the shoe rack in my own closet which houses less than a dozen pairs. The one thing that I do practically have a serious collection of is dresses. A full half of my (shared) closet is devoted to them. From dressy to daytime, I hoard them all.
It's not a terrible problem to have, but it's still a problem: After two years of living in the same apartment and collecting art, furniture and accessories, our home is bursting at the seams with an overflow of items. So much so that it's honestly taking away from each of our favorite pieces and the overall look of our home. Here are few tips for paring down and simplifying your life.
Every city has at least one crazy window. Whether the window contains an ever-growing owl collection, or a holiday-themed display of troll dolls, it is sure to be loved and/or hated by neighbors, gawked at by visitors, and maybe even end up on a tour of the city. So my question today is: would you ever fill your window with who-knows-what, just for the surprise and delight (or shock and dismay) of passers-by? And what would you fill it with?
Some friends love displaying their library of video games. I've always liked to hide them away, bringing the case out only when I intend to play them. My precious bookshelf space is reserved for books. But what if you could make your video games collection look more like a shelf full of paperbacks?