Bold blooms, wide stripes and sweet dreams, this bedroom is a pairing of a designer’s favorite things: Color, artwork, texture and pattern. When creating your master suite, remember to consider shape, scale and size of your furniture pieces and don’t be afraid of going a bit larger to maximize the form and function of a piece. Use shape, textiles and accents to create a soothing and serene bedroom space.
Piece inspired by a boat trip that myself and the lovely Drawn in Bristol lot went on one summers evening. We’re having an exhibition at The Goods Yard showcasing all the pieces, you should come along
Phoolon ki Chadar (Sheet of Flowers)
wood, rose flowers, golden fabric and laces for embellishment
2011 (Image courtesy of Nashmia Haroon, visual artist. via Art Now Pakistan).
“…The use of mazar chador and its concept with reference to offering has been rethought in contemporary times as well. Mazar chadors are no more associated with offerings only but have been transformed into art practice by many of national and international artists. Offering rose petals and flower wreaths for celebrating memorial days of the departed souls is a common practice all over the world…
Amber Sami, a Pakistani artist and jewellery designer, exhibited an installation titled Phoolon ki Chador (Floral Sheet or Sheet of Flowers) in April 2010 at the opening ceremony and launch of the book Mazaar Bazaar by Saima Zaidi held at National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore. Her installation was unique in the sense that instead of placing the floral chador on the floor she suspended her piece from the ceiling at a certain height from the ground, so that it hung above the heads of visitors. It had a pattern of diamond Jali (lattice) with real rose flowers and a bordered frame. The flower garlands were coiled around the wooden lattice structure which was entwined with golden banarsi and embellishments. Sami’s installation portrayed the idea of offerings and living in the age of upheaval where the shadows of fear fall upon us, disguised as beautiful floral masks”
Check out Imrana Tanveer’s piece on Art Now Pakistan on The Contemporary Practices of Mazar Chador.
Nagi Sagkai, White Rose, 2012
A rose by any other name would not be this photogenic. All proceeds from this sale, organized by Chandelier Creative, benefits FEED Projects, an initiative to combat hunger and malnutrition.
As winter gets, well, more wintery, it’s important to take care of those lips! Avoid the dryness the season is known for with regular application of chapstick. What’s in our arsenal? Burt’s Bees is a cheap and easy go-to. To make sure you don’t run out before summer comes, you can buy any of their flavors in bulk on eBay. Click here to see.
(Image courtesy of Jason Brooks via Fashion Illustration Gallery. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Team USA: Sochi 2014
Ralph Lauren brand ambassador Shani Davis credits his mother for his speed skating success. As a single parent, she always made Shani her first priority
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