Thursday, April 30, 2009


I can't seem to get enough chairs or pillows in my life...and I'd love to add these homespun and creatively-reused fabric pillows from woodroots. I love her fiber art as well! The artist (can't find a name) also has a store geared towards kids called woodrootlings. Found via my friend Moran in Israel- thanks! xo
from her children's shop woodrootlings!

Today on D*S Guest Blog...

Please visit me over at Design*Sponge's Guest Blog! Today I visit my friend Pam Pemberton of Flora and my very own gifted mother, Bonnie Runnels! This blogging experience has been such a tremendous ride! Tomorrow the fun comes to a close for me- but I've saved Liz Demos from @Home to end with a bang! Thanks again to Grace, Amy, Fu, Kathy, Pam, Mom and Liz. It felt so good to spend some time with each of you! Xo
Still life captured at my mother's house.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Karen Walker Paints

This most clever of marketing ideas had me searching the internet yesterday for mid-century modern real estate and dreaming up my new decor! New Zealand fashion designer, Karen Walker created a palette of paints for Resene Paints based on the Bauhaus school of the 1920s. What set me off were the artist made miniature houses created by Gidon Bing(click his name to see more views in his portfolio) to illustrate each palette she designed. Photos styled by Katie Lockhart. Gotta find me some chartrueuse bubble lamps! xo

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Jessica Gonacha- Pattern Class

The first session of the Creative Sampler Art Workshops begins this weekend at Flatiron Studios in Greenville, SC! Atlanta artist, Jessica Gonacha will hold her class "Repeating Patterns" this Saturday, May 2nd, from 12-4pm! Email Teresa Roche of Art & Light today to register:**UPDATE4/30- this class has been postponed!!! Will pass on new info asap!!**
Jess Gonacha's Pattern: Waterlilies

Jess Gonacha's You Are Like No Other
Unframed Gocco Print

It's also First Friday and Saturday this weekend at Flatiron Studios (Art & Light, Knack, Lily Pottery) check out Teresa's blog for more details! I hope to make a day of it! xo

Monday, April 27, 2009

Guest Blogging @ Design*Sponge!

Hello! I hope you'll visit me this week over at Design*Sponge! Grace has kindly offered to let me share some posts with you this week as she begins her new life as a married gal! Thank you, Grace! xo
My guest posts are very special to me as they are sneak peeks into the homes/studios/and shops of the Southern women who have influenced my desire to live a more artful life. This talented group includes Amy Zurcher- my dear friend and co-creator-now director of shopSCAD, Winifred Ross Riley-Baton Rouge, Louisiana artist and designer, Kathy P. Thompson, Fayetteville, Arkansas artist and designer, Pam Pemberton, Fayetteville, Arkansas floral designer and owner of Flora, Bonnie Runnels, Fayetteville artist and mother most dear, and Elizabeth Demos, Savannah, Georgia designer and owner of @Home. My deepest gratitude to all of them for so graciously participating in this project...and most of all for sharing their ideas and kindness with me throughout the years. xo
*Image is a mixed media painting I made years ago called First Home- made in celebration of purchasing and nesting my first home in Savannah!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

*New shopSCAD Online Shop*

Did I mention ShopSCAD's brand spankin' new website!? It is now more interactive, inventive, and packed with even more handmade and original artwork and design. I am so excited about all the new items they have will be seeing much more featured here in the weeks to come! Many ConGratuLations and Job-Well-Done to Amy Zurcher and the entire ShopSCAD staff for an incredible collaborative effort! Amy has been planning this for almost a year now...and I believe her hard work and creativity has resulted in a truly magical site! xoxo
screenshot of the new home page

Birthday Gift 02
Acrylic on Canvas by Yoswadi Krutklom

Afro Bag
Vanessa Boulton

Cheerio to You Brooch
Halligan Norris

God's Little Acre
Drawing by Stephanie Howard

Monday, April 20, 2009

Charlie and the Design Blog Panel at SCAD!

Well, I'm down here in Savannah! My dear friend Amy Zurcher of ShopSCAD had her baby early Saturday morning-Charles Henry weighed 9lbs 2 oz and is absolutely precious! Congratulations Amy, Randy and Billy!! xoxo
Tomorrow is our Design Blog Panel at SCAD! It will be held at the Pei Ling Chan Gallery at 322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at 4pm. I am super excited to be talking with Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge and Carie Culpepper of Culture Fix. Please join us! xo

Friday, April 17, 2009

Misako Mimoko

These handmade dolls by Eva MonleĆ³n of misako mimoko have stolen my heart! I can't get over their darling vintage-cartoony expressive eyes and just far out creativity! Her talent as an illustrator and graphic artist must be the vision behind their fantastic features! Visit Eva's {Etsy} or {blog}for more! xo
doli doggy with black hat-sold

doli little mermaid-sold

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Martine Roch

I came across the enchanting photographs of French artist, Martine Roche this morning via Flickr! Visit her {album}{blog}{shop} Enjoy! xo

Photos in post copyright Martine Roch and used with permission.

Pollen-Atlanta, Ga

In celebration of my clematis that is in full bloom...I've assembled some images from my favorite Buckhead shop- Pollen. I am always excited to see what shop owners, Bonnie Garrison and Chris Condon have created, gathered, and curated! xo
Posie in rattan vase with cut clematis.

A view of the planters and spheres on Pollen's porch.

Carved wooden sparrows to hang on a wall.

Planted terrarium with bronze snail.

Lamps by Robert Ogden.

Large terracotta pot with phalaenopsis orchids

Alex Marshall ceramic with cymbidiums and persimons

Faux Bois planters and bird baths.

Pollen is located at 432 East Paces Ferry
between Piedmont and Peachtree 404.262.2296