Chic Interiors

Lynette Yiadom Boakye

lynette yiadom boakye

london born and based lynette yiadom boakye

paintings in the tradition of the vibrant mono-color of jacob lawrence, her 21st century translations are grand scaled with frank exuberant brushstrokes.

it’s said she finishes any given work in one day, hence its seeming lifelike impatience to engage and leap off the canvas

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…i would own one of these (if they weren’t in museums)…

#goalsformynextlifetime

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Bishop Stools – India Mahdavi

every time i happen upon one of india mahdavi’s ‘bishop stools’, my reaction is that, in every ‘en situ’, it feels totally appropriate. no easy task. the bishop is that extra added ‘little layer of something’ every room needs. and we all know it’s the combination of layers + tension that keep a space interesting.

mahdavi stools interior

enameled ceramic. marble. mettalic. take your pick.

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iranian born. parisian based. india. exotic. chic.

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Goodbye 2016

…and good riddance.

i’ve been thinking about an antidote for all of the ills of the past year and grappling with a solution. one thing’s for sure — i’ve no control over all that’s out there — i’ve only control over me and my reaction to all that’s out there. with this in mind i’ve decided for 2017 and moving forward…to be the best version of me possible:

channel my inner kindness

channel my inner athlete

and let’s not be so pedestrian as to wait till january 1st to begin. there’s no time like the present. so let’s get a jump start on the competition. start today. right now in fact. looking and feeling and doing your best is the best revenge…

(insert your preferred inspirational image here)

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

a few years ago at the philadelphia museum, i viewed an amazing installation of the quilts of gee’s bend. i was reminded of them again last month at the national museum of african american history and culture.

although…at five figures each…i’ll plan to have one in my next lifetime.

cultural chic!

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the quilts of gee’s bend

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