My 500-square-foot apartment and three others were featured this week on Refinery29. We shared decluttering tips ("get rid of everything," says Oh Happy Day's Jordan Ferney) and ideas for muti-tasking furniture pieces as storage solutions.
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Everything in my home has been discovered on a treasure hunt. Whether I was at a flea market, garage sale, or it is something a wonderful friend gave me, each piece is a little find. Being an artist, I am inspired everywhere I go. Color always stops me in my tracks — hence my latest turquoise and chartreuse obsession.
The movement to democratize interior design has been building steam for a while, from magazines like Domino that broke the mold of the unattainable and unaffordable in traditional shelter magazines to blogs and books that break down the basic principles of design.
Creating beautiful things from ceramics comes naturally to Paul Burns. He grew up in a family where everyone painted and threw pots and created murals and mosaics with ceramics, and spent summers making tiles in his uncle's shop. These days, he's the president and Chief Ceramicist at Fireclay Tile, a company comitted to creating beautiful tiles using “old world” methods that are unique, affordable, and friendly to the environment.
Beautifully curated and stylish events can seem unattainable with the usual options of either purchasing/creating the decor yourself, or falling back on generic party rentals with vanilla personalities that say, "Sure you don't really love me, but you don't really hate me either."
I came across Portland based artist Jason Borders' work when visiting the old fashioned curiosity shop Paxton Gate this week, and haven't been able to get his work out of my head since. His works include skulls, like the one above, that have been ornately carved by hand using a dremel.