Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Modern Nostalgia....

I was searching for some modern prints that were fresh and modern but conveyed a certain nostalgia...that's what really compels me about design...the odd combinations of periods, themes and styles. I recently did a house where I needed to combine, Colorado rugged ranch with Victorian and Mediterranean. AHHHHH I thought. What do these have in common? How will it not look pieced together? Then I thought about the common thread in all theses styles...iron work, scroll work, florals and little critters -like tiny iorn squirrel resting on a painted scrolled shelf, aged pots, rich brown, yellow and creme...once I established this basis, the rest just flowed.

These 10-8 polaroids are fantastic. They remind me of botanicals from the early part of the century, marbles from the 30's and 1960's batik and yet they are fresh and modern...mmmm
pinholesand poloroids from the UK! On ETSY, baby!



We went to Brenckenridge recently on our 2nd annual family trip. I spotted these flowers in an old mining ore box....new hybrid? Love the combo! Love the colors!
On a hike recenly I came across this old latrine...it cracks me up.
I took this photo from my bathroom window...my grassland has been transformed. The field looks like a computer card from the late 70's!
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8 comments:

drollgirl said...

that first pic is amazing!!! i absolutely love it!

and it is a good thing i am not a designer. i would never know how to combine all those elements needed in that home. wow!

kod ekle said...

Greetings from Turkey...Have a nice work.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

LOVING your view! Wowza! Kudos to the mixing of styles theme!!

Andrew and Brett's Mom said...

Wow, KB, you are a genius, being able to combine such apparently disparate styles! Way to go! The 'summer' photo literally took me back to childhood; and yet there is something ethereal, even haunting, about the shadow coming off the roundabout thing. So glad you're back. You inspire me in so many ways! xo MK

vicki archer said...

Love the polaroids...xv

drollgirl said...

hope you are having a great weekend!

and how i wish i was just 29! sadly i am turning 39. oh well -- it could be worse!

later, my dear, and enjoy your sunday!!!

The Cottage Cheese said...

I'm so envious of your view from your bathroom window. Stunning! The polaroid and pinhole pics are amazing!

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