I hope you had a really relaxing President’s Day weekend. Vikas and I chilled at home, went dancing to 90s music for a friend’s birthday, took two yoga classes, and caught up with another friend over brunch. It snowed (#love), Vikas made progress on season two of House of Cards (way too dark for me to even dream of watching), and I installed sconces in our bedroom.

In light of the President’s day holiday,

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Iman fashion illustration by David Downton

I chanced upon these dreamy, dramatic portraits of Somali supermodel, actress, and entrepreneur Iman, done by English fashion illustrator David Downton.

Iman fashion illustration by David Downton

They’re gorgeous and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

We’re off to attend my tiny little second cousin’s baptism this morning!  Happy Sunday!

Iman fashion illustration by David Downton

Images / Fashion Illustrator David Downton /

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Michelle Armas

Atlanta-based graphic designer, illustrator, and painter extraordinaire Michelle Armas is an amazing source.  She draws from her graphic design training and vivid dreams to paint beautiful works like the one above.

Armas’ work ranges in price  from $30 (for 8.5″ x 11″ digital prints of full-scale paintings, signed and numbered) to $1,700 (for a 54″ SQ  painting, acrylic on canvas) –  incredible value for gorgeous work.

View more of Michelle Armas’

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It’s hard to say which comes first: the chicken or the egg.  But regarding the interior design of the following two entrance halls, I dare say it was Cy.

 American painter, draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor Cy Twombly (April 25, 1928 – July 5, 2011) was revered for his large, freely gestured, calligraphy /graffiti-esque paintings, such as both enclosed, both titled “Untitled,” :

An entrance hall marked by his influence :

 

…And another painting by the artist :

…and (an)other entry that,

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Vicente Wolf Summer Home

Wishing you a wonderful, restful Labor Day. For this lovely long weekend my husband and I are on Long Island by the beach, with four of our closest friends.  I thought what better a day to post a Long Island home that I absolutely love, than today?  Don’t you just immediately feel peaceful and relaxed just by looking at these gorgeous photos?  Enjoy!

Vicente Wolf Summer Home

Vicente Wolf Beach Home

Vicente Wolf Beach Home

Vicente Wolf Beach Home

Vicente Wolf Beach Home

Vicente Wolf Beach Home

Vicente Wolf Beach Home

Vicente Wolf Beach Home

Vicente Wolf Beach Home

Vicente Wolf Beach Home

Interior Designer / Vicente Wolf /
Photographer / William Waldron /
Images / via Vicente Wolf &

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Known as Hinduism’s gentle god

The Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior exhibit, which closed in October at the Brooklyn Museum, was the first major museum exhibition centered on Vishnu, one of Hinduism’s three major deities.  The show served as a brief survey of Hindu art from the 4th through 20th century via approximately 170 paintings, sculptures, and ritual objects.

Known as Hinduism’s gentle god, Vishnu can be identified in paintings by his silvery-blue skin. 

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Flavin Flav, 30“ x 21,“ 2009

Untitled (Piano Hands), 30“ x 21,“ 2010

Untitled, 14“ x 10,“ 2010

Untitled (Blue and Tan), 20“ x 15,“ 2010

Pink Slip, 80“ x 64,“ 2009

Untitled (Grey(s)), 96“ x 72,“ 2010

Trail Child,

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