Lately, I’ve been wanting to change up the living room a bit. Not with furniture or layout, but I’d like to create an art wall…
Although I never considered visiting the awesome stationary site Minted, I was happily surprised to see that they have equally awesome framed art! I specifically loved all the black and white pieces in their art marketplace.
When I’m shopping for the home, I try to find cool stuff of course, but I always make a point of looking for shops and websites who appreciate independent artists. As much as I love Ikea and Target for example, I will never shop there for art.
Although I shop this way for pillows, mugs and most all of my home decor, I feel that art is particularly important to shop creatively. Since art can make such a huge impact on your home and provide personality that fits you and only you, it makes sense to select art and arrange it in a way that only you would.
So here’s how I’m thinking of laying them out…
I know some people hang construction paper on the wall or arrange art on the floor first, but I work in Photoshop and then eyeball the placements on the wall. It’s my “nothing should ever be too perfect” approach.
Our old fashioned heater is an issue, but I think surrounding it with multiple art pieces is the best way to hide it. For the larger space on the left, I think it’s important to have different sizes of art pieces in different orientations, but for the smaller area, just a couple pieces in alignment will work better.
I can’t focus on anything today, since hearing about the grand jury’s decision NOT to charge the police officer who killed Eric Garner. So I decided to scribble down what I was thinking.
While I can’t imagine what his family is going through and I think they deserve justice which was sadly not offered them today, this is no doubt a much larger issue. Last week, we heard the same results from a grand jury regarding Mike Brown’s murder. And today was the funeral of Tamir Rice, the 12 year-old killed by police.
That’s just the last two weeks, and that’s not even everyone…………………..
As the Latin-American wife of a Black man, I’m not sure I want to have children and bring them into this world. It hasn’t changed and now I wonder if it ever will…
Well, this post is a little delayed. I posted on Instagram when I received my first Skandicrush subscription box and intended to post what was inside soon after. The last couple weeks, I’ve been wrapped up in making some fun changes to my apartment. And then there’s the day job of course.
But finally, here’s what was inside my Scandinavian subscription box…
Admittedly, I was a little disappointed to see only two items, but once I saw what they were I was completely satisfied. The cost of the box was way under the value of the two items. They’re also perfect because I needed a couple pretty details for the kitchen.
So, the first item is a set of stylish bottle grinders. The ceramic design is smooth and pretty (perfect colors for me), but it’s also smart design. The grinder is at the top, so no mess. I’ll probably use them for pepper and sea salt, but they can be used for all types of spices.
The other item was a set of dish towels, which I was actually in the market for. I can’t express how perfect these are in regards to color and pattern. I love them.
I haven’t unfolded them yet, I’m saving them for a photo shoot in my home that’s coming up soon…
If you love Scandinavian design, I highly recommend subscribing. There’s also the option to just purchase one box if you prefer.