23 July 2014

Winged Victory of Samothrace

This has been and always will be one of my favorite artworks, hands down. The Nike of Samothrace, on display at the Louvre since it's unearthing in 1863, is believed to have been carved in the 2nd century BC. An absolutely breath-taking example of the fluidity and motion of the human form that is the hallmark of Hellenstic Greek sculpture. Carved entirely from marble, it weighs over 30 tons.
It sits at the top of the Daru staircase. The statue has just this summer undergone a major one million pound conservation restoration and is back on display.

For tons more information on the history of the Winged Victory and her conservation, visit the official Louvre website.

16 July 2014

Emerald Accents

Everyone usually thinks red, but I am becoming such a big fan of emerald green as an accent color for black and white. It's uber-chic and current without being played out and expected. I'm even designing my bedroom this way. Yes, I painted my walls black...
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Ipsy Anyone?

I've been eyeing all of these great, mailed to your door, subscription boxes for cosmetics, beauty products and the like. Glossy Box was always intriguing but a bit too rich for my blood. I decided today to pull the trigger on Ipsy, which sends a hot pink bubble wrap mailer to your door monthly with a new makeup bag full of goodies. Um, fun! Sadly, it's waitlisted, but all the best places are, right? So while we wait for the day my number comes up and the mailman delivers unto me my glam bag, I ask all of you: do you Ipsy? Is it worth it? Are there other services you prefer? At $10/month how can you go wrong?
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Tiffany Blue Nikes

I am obsessed with these. The Nike site has had them on sale recently but these days your best bet might be Ebay...

Moving Is The WORST

I've been moving. I hate it. Out of the ole apartment and into my first house! And my house is a mess. BUT, I'm excited to share some lovely home decor ideas with you! Decorating is slow going, and expensive, but fun.