Bookshelves for all Spaces

These lightweight cardboard circular bookshelves produced under Eric Guiomar’s cardboard creation program, are unique pieces of art that will hopefully come into production.  It would be both eco-friendly & affortable.  

 The Tree Bookshelf made of green coated metal, is beautiful on its own but is made to hold books at the different angles of the branches.  Designed by artist, Shawn Soh.   Tree Branch Bookshelf by French designer Olivier Dolle reaches across corners of the room, allowing generous amounts of storage to accommodate many books.

The Cave, designed by Sakura Adachi, is both a room divider and a bookshelf on both sides that provides a comfortable seat for reading.

This compact staircase/bookshelf design makes use of this small living space.  The stair's also used for a side table along side the couch.

Modern Finnish designer Lincoln Kayiwa creates a room divider and a wall storage unit for books and cds.

Spring Finds On-line, Etsy

I love Etsy.  It's an on-line marketplace you can find the perfect gift, even for yourself. Something handmade, hand painted, unique, personal, sold by the makers, artisans from all around the world.
Here are some great spring finds for your home.

24"x36" Acylics on canvas, "LaPrimavera" by Natalia Skye
Skye Art has both painting & sculptures.  

Handmade wood vases for a special occasion or for everyday on
 your backyard patio. 
BraggingBags designs by Morgann Hill.

"Oh For Spring Again" - Fine Art Nature Photography Prints of Magnolia
Beautiful country side photography by Carl Christensen from Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Spring into Green Interiors

Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision. Green suggests stability and endurance. In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope.

Adding a touch of green in your home can add some new life to your space, it is fresh and clean. Here are a few ways I've incorporated it in my work.

This contemporary bachelor living space was created with neutral tones of brown and gray, but a splash of green at the counter adds just enough visual interest and brakes up this one room living space.

A hand painted green back drop of hills surrounds this little girl’s room with flowers placed in special areas, with a soft warm pink sky.

Boston sports was the theme for this 8 yr-old boy's room.  Celtics & Red Sox are his favorite teams.  Green monster Benjamin Moore paint surrounds the bottom wall and dark green chalkboard paint frames the Celtics basketball area (where a net will be added).  It creates a great place for friends to come over, shoot some hoops and keep score right on the wall! Across the room is a hand painted replica of the official Green Monster Red Sox Scoreboard at Fenway Park.
Personalized with the twin’s names, this storage bin accented with green grass and clovers, is the perfect accent for the girls’ room for favorite books or special toys.