Monday Moods – Fall Feels

Though the weather is still quite warm, the cool breeze has started to creep in around our mornings and nights making it feel more and more like fall. I can’t say I am looking forward to the cold, but I do love a good leather jacket and a pair of boots. I’m starting the week off with a little bit of fall inspiration to help you ease into this new season. Happy Monday lovelies, I hope that enjoy the last few days of Summer.

Print 1. http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/marc-jacobs/slideshow/details#103

2. http://www.bingbangnyc.com/products/bad-bitch-heart-patch-bb-x-me-you

3. https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/kate-la-vie-4532619/salted-caramel-white-russians-4679305242

4. http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/photography-andy-warhols-polaroids

5. http://frame.bloglovin.com/post=2234332117

Art Fair Friday – Dan Lam

At last it is Friday and both Bijou & Boheme and Heirloom & Knot are thrilled to share with you our latest installment in our ongoing Art Fair Fridays series where we bring you weekly design inspiration and exclusive interviews with the talented artists that inspire our creativity on a daily basis.

This week we had the opportunity to talk to sculptor/artist, Dan Lam. Dan Lam uses unusual materials in a huge variety of bright, candy colours to create one-of-a-kind sculptures in multiple textures. For those who love fun, psychedelic palettes, Dan Lam is the artist for you! Read all about her and her inspirations below.

How long would you say you have been a professional artist and what has lead you to this point in your career?

While I’ve sold work throughout my years in school, I would say my professional career started after I graduated with my Masters. Making art and teaching was all I focused on (versus going to class, other deadlines, etc) and really started to get my work out there on my own (versus school related motivation).

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about your art ?

The best advice I’ve received about being an artist and the creative practice is to “just keep making”. As far as my own art goes: “Give the work places for your eye to rest.”

How would you describe your creative process?

It is physically involved, very hands on, and often happening all the time. Sometimes just sitting and thinking about a piece for hours in the studio is still creating.

What is your favourite medium to work in?

I love non-traditional media, I am especially attracted to resin for its versatility. And of course, I couldn’t live without my acrylics!

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

I think it’s just sheerl amount of exposure that has really exploded this year. Many different art publications that I grew up reading picked up on my work – that was really exciting.

How would you describe your signature style?

Tactile, colorful, yummy.

Where do you find your greatest creative inspiration?

One is in nature. The other is in creating. I think making is its own inspiration machine. I can go into the studio, work with a material, create something, with no aim, with aim, whatever my state of mind and make all kinds of discoveries.

What do you think sets your work apart from other artists?

I think I’ve combined a series of elements together that haven’t been as commonly combined previously. I think most people can identify my work based on texture and color.

Art Fair Fridays - Dan Lam

No. 1 Net-a-Porter – Valentino Rockstud Leather Pumps – $905.00

No. 2 Matter Store – Sebastian Scherer Iris Light Fixture – $3585.00

No. 3 Christian Louboutin – Nail Colour – the Pops/0.4 oz. – $50.00 Each

No. 4 CB2 – 3-Piece Beta Flatware Set – $39.95

No. 5 Calico Wallpaper – Aurora Heaven – Price Upon Request

No. 6 Zinc Door – Loloi Gem Multicolor Cotton Throw Pillow – $69.00

No. 7 ASOS – Holographic Box Clutch Bag – $41.15

No. 8 Amazon – When Art Meets Design Hardcover – $65.77

No. 9 Marilyn Monroe Bubble Gum Hard Cover Case For iPhone – $4.90

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Her work is just wowa…here are my five…

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art fair fridays dan lam christine dovey heirloom and knot art

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art fair fridays dan lam christine dovey heirloom and knot art

Have a great long weekend everyone!
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Monday Moods – Fresh Energy

This morning I woke up in sheer disbelief that it is August 1st! As I wondered where the summer has gone, I started to think of all the upcoming projects looming at the end of the summer and began to feel that back to school excitement that is so ingrained in all of us. Though I am not trying to bum anyone out with the thought of the approaching fall weather, this week’s post is inspired by the fresh energy that a new month brings as well as a reminder to make the most of the rest of our summer.

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2. https://hautesavage.com/ourthings
3. Vogue UK
Happy Monday lovelies!

Monday Moods #2 – Good Things

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Still feeling all warm and fuzzy after seeing this amazing portrait of Scarlett I had commissioned from the insanely talented Kate Domina and really drawing this week’s inspiration from the soft whimsical palette and playful elements of this piece. A mixture of that, the rain and this short break from the heat, this week’s edition is all about savouring the good things in life like my children, a warm bed and a delectable piece of cake.

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1) Prop styling by Linda Lomelino http://www.lindalomelino.se/work/

2) By artist, Kate Domina http://katedomina.com/

3) http://www.luvocracy.com/anna_h/recommendations/diamond-baguette-engagement-ring-06-carat-diamond-by-bellaflor

4) http://breakfastatyurmans.tumblr.com/post/103525906884

5) https://www.flickr.com/photos/96395847@N00/4376644982

6) http://www.ruemag.com/editors-picks/bralettes-bow-ties

Happy Monday lovelies! xx

Monday Moods – 1st Edition

Now that #pineavehouse is finally shaping up, I am looking forward to getting back to the blogs and as such, I wanted to introduce my new series, #MondayMoods.  In this series I give a little taste taster of what has been inspiring me lately from shoes I’ve been lusting after, songs I have had on repeat, or swoon-worthy photographs that I can’t get enough of. Since we are about to get another major heat wave, I felt a beachy palette of powder pink and glass greens would set the perfect tone for the rest of the week.

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4. Sakura-Sheer Pink Tulle Cami with Petal Trim from Miss Crofton: http://www.misscrofton.com/product/sakura-sheer-pink-tulle-cami-with-petal-trim
5. Grace Kelly by Howell Conant 1955
Happy Monday lovelies! x

Art Fair Fridays – Hayley Mitchell

Friday has once again come around and both Bijou & Boheme and Heirloom & Knot are thrilled to share with you our latest instalment in our ongoing Art Fair Fridays series where we bring you weekly design inspiration and exclusive interviews with the talented artists that inspire our creativity on a daily basis.

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing the exceedingly talented Hayley Mitchell, who skillfully mixes rhythm, colour, and texture in whimsically created shape medleys. Her work feels playful and bold but also carries with it a warmth and ease that makes her portfolio approachable and inviting.

How long would you say you have been a professional artist and what has lead you to this point in your career?

I have been selling my work for about 4-5 years, so I suppose that is the length of time I have been professional. Since I was a child I wanted to be an artist. So much so my grandparents took me to Paris, France at age 9. I was absolutely enthralled with Expressionism and modern art. I attended ACU and majored in graphic design. After a lot of encouragement, I finally started sharing my work with the world.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about your art ?
Get out of your head!

How would you describe your creative process?
I would say my process is mostly intuitive and compulsive. I write, sketch and draw ideas. I need to create like I need to breathe. I work mostly at night when I can work uninterrupted.

What is your favourite medium to work in?
Acrylic and oils. Growing up my Grandmother (also an artist) introduced me to all sorts of techniques and mediums. Her studio became my laboratory where she encouraged me to always push beyond my boundaries. I once piled so much texture medium on to a canvas it tore. She handled all my mishaps graciously.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?
The most rewarding aspect of being a creative professional is getting feedback from your clients. I love hearing how a certain piece brightens someone’s day or has such a deep meaning to them.

How would you describe your signature style?
Bold, colorful, vibrant

Where do you find your greatest creative inspiration?
Very many things, including ancient cultures, ceremonial costumes of the Balinese, Indian, various African cultures, etc. My children.

What do you think sets your work apart from other artists?
I tend to be very self reflective and not very comparative. I hope my work speaks for itself.

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Hayley Mitchell
www.hayleymitchellart.com

No. 1  Jonathan Adler – Rider Lounge Chair – $1,450.00
http://www.jonathanadler.com/furniture/home-office/rider-lounge-chair/18562.html

No. 2  Zinc Door – Seismograph Aqua Square Embroidered Pillow – $187.00
http://www.zincdoor.com/p/Seismograph-Aqua-Square-Embroidered-Pillow__PH24DL615BC20SQ.aspx

No. 3  Best Buy – Beats by Dr. Dre Pill 2.0 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – $199.97
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/beats-by-dr-dre-beats-by-dr-dre-pill-2-0-bluetooth-wireless-speaker-blue-900-00172-01/10272675.aspx?path=66d5e44d56e5cc1c9a343b8aa72ea457en02

No. 4  Zara – Aviator Sunglasses – $19.90
http://www.zara.com/ca/en/woman/accessories/view-all/aviator-sunglasses-c719013p3233184.html

No. 5  West Elm – Geo Shag Wool Kilim Rug – $929.00
http://www.westelm.com/products/geo-shag-wool-kilim-rug-t2470/?pkey=cpattern-rugs-flooring%7C%7C

No. 6  Black Rooster Décor – Nesting Trinket Dishes – $106.69
http://blackroosterdecor.com/collections/new/products/nesting-trinket-dishes

No. 7  Net-a-porter – Sophia Webster Heaven Tempest Orchid Sandals – $695.00
https://www.net-a-porter.com/ca/en/product/639141/sophia_webster/heaven-tempest-orchid-satin-and-suede-sandals

No. 8  Kelly Wearstler – Bijou Chocolate Dark Chocolate Sugar Crystals – $13.00
http://www.kellywearstler.com/bijou-chocolate/CHOC14004.html

No. 9  Indigo – Pablo Picasso – $30.95
https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/pablo-picasso/9788498258547-item.html?ikwid=picasso&ikwsec=Books&ikwidx=30

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I love art that feels exuberant and joyful…Mitchell’s works is so that. Also, it’s got a lovely little edgy coolness about it, which certainly doesn’t hurt matters:)

Here are my 5…

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The black and whites though…sublime!

And sidenote…here’s one of Hayley’s pieces in one of my most favourite One Room Challenge reveals,   created by Mimosa Lane

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So perfect.

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