Monday Moods: March Madness

It’s hard to believe that it is now almost March and that the worst of winter (fingers crossed) is hopefully over. Now there is nothing left to do but dream of coral lipstick, citrus fruits and blooming flowers…

mm-01 1. Grapefruit tart by Lark and Linen

2. Denim dress from Zara

3. Rebecca Judd’s Modern pink bathroom

4. The 50 best Spring NYFW shoes By Stylecaster

5. Halo light by Nate Cotterman

6. ‘Dance’ by Ashley Woodson Bailey at Citizen Atelier

Happy Monday, lovelies xx

Monday Moods-ethereally ever after

Happy Tuesday, lovelies! After having spent Family Day appropriately with the kiddos, I felt inspired by the soft delicate elements in design, so wanted to do a post about objects and pieces that give off a sweet, light, ethereal vibe. If you’re like me, you would gladly take a break from this grey day with some of the items listed below. If you don’t have time to go through everything, might I suggest Lana Del Rey’s newest single, ‘Love’ to sweeten up your day.

Print 1. Saerom Yoon table

2. Marni Spring 2017 Shoes

3. Lana Del Rey’s newest single, ‘Love’

4. Phenomena By Bomma Lighting

5. DIY Coasters from Domino

6. New Rome Valentino Store by India Mahdavi

7. Curious IX By Tadeusz Biernot

8. Crescent Wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler

I hope you had a wonderful family weekend and a fantastic week ahead! xx

Monday Moods: Spring Refresh

Although I feel like the second half of winter is always the coldest, I am optimistic and excited for Spring now that February is among us. As such, I have been looking at all of the fun things that are coming out and making a wish list for a seasonal refresh. If you too are feeling a little pent up and are over winter vibes, check out my picks for this week and let me know how you prepare for the upcoming season.

mm 1. Truffles A-line dress from For Love and Lemons

2. Feline Wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler

3. Santal from Le Labo at Gee Beauty

4. Martini recipe by Full Moon

5. Velvet Sequin Shoes

6. Untitled #4 by Eduardo Mata Icaza at Citizen Atelier

7. Black Magic home inspiration 

8. Spot Surface Light by Tom Dixon

9. Turtledove Rug at Black Rooster Decor 

Happy February and Happy Monday my lovelies!

xx

Monday Moods-Design Inspo

This week I am in the R&D phase of a couple of big upcoming projects and as such, I am looking into all kinds of different mediums, textures and designs for inspiration. I am currently loving the colour combination of deep marsala and blush with pops of warm metallic-throw in some graphic elements and a beautiful chair and I am one happy girl!

Print

1. http://betype.co/post/119848653672/vizi-figate-by-francesco-delrosso?utm_content=buffer3c611&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

2. https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/4736578?locale=en&sug=51

3. http://blackroosterdecor.com/collections/occasional/products/dash-chair

4. http://www.elle.com/fashion/news/g27735/fall-2016-shoe-trends/?slide=22

5. http://honeyes.tumblr.com/post/141452030811/fin-de-journée-à-new-york-new-york

6. http://rawcolor.nl/project/?type=ownProduction&id=232

Wishing you all the best Monday morning 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.

Monday moods

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 – Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry

It’s Friday once again, which means both Heirloom & Knot and I are very happy to share with you the 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.

Today, we’re incredibly delighted to showcase the incredible talent of artists Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry. Together, the sculptural works they create capture the ethereal beauty of the feminine form. Each piece is a layered menagerie of beauty and whimsy, that showcases the artists’ love for fashion and fantasy.  Their works tell a story that effortlessly weaves together elements of realism and fiction…the everyday and the imaginary.  All strikingly beautiful.

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

Nikki:

When I was a kid, I was always a paper crafter, albeit on a more basic level!  Then, in art school, I learned paper cutting techniques and since 2003 I have been a practicing artist. I had been doing that for several years by the time we decided to form Paper-Cut-Project.

Amy:

I am a seasoned fashion editor and writer and I have always made things by hand, mainly in fabric. Nikki and I realized we shared a love of fashion and the fantasy in storytelling as it played out in campaigns, runway productions and fashion spreads. We both liked the idea of introducing the element of the hand-cut and handmade to high-end fashion productions. Because Nikki had a firm grasp on the paper medium and because it was reasonably affordable, we decided that we would work in a signature material and we chose to move in a more three-dimensional and sculptural direction. Together we visualize how our designs will play out for each client.

How would you describe your creative process?

Amy:

We work both together and separately. First we provide a very minimalist sketch of our ideas for the client. Once approved, Nikki may be building a foundation or underlying structure to support the weight of the piece while I am working on, textures or detail accents. There is always constant communication when we are working. Because there are so many stages to each piece we are generally working on the same piece at the same time, whether we are together in our studio or working individually.  

We respect each other’s space and time. It was important that Paper-Cut-Project work for both of our lifestyles too. Nikki has a toddler and is an author of a Sci-Fi series. I am an author and have a consultancy. We work well like this, sharing the load and the experience—from the construction of the pieces to the business of Paper-Cut-Project. Nikki is our lead designer. But doing this together was really the only way. Paper-Cut-Project wouldn’t exist without the both of us doing what we do best…and figuring the rest out along the way.

How would you describe your signature style?

Poetic. Without reference. Sculptural. Fantastical.

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

Amy:

I think my experience as an editor helps us get our work out there so that people know we exist. I still have to go through the same motions as everyone else and pitch, but I believe it’s difficult for artists to represent their work. But we use this to put the work in front of the right people. Nikki and I like to identify potential clients and once you can conjure collaboration in your imagination, to some degree there is the possibility for it to happen.

That may be what differentiates the experience of attaining clients, but I couldn’t tell you what sets our work apart from other artists who are moved to create, just like we are. That’s for the viewer to determine or feel, in my opinion.

Where do you find your greatest creative inspiration?

Nikki:

It can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything at all. But nature always, always is the greatest source. 

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

Nikki:

Our unique touch. Shapes and textures that clearly speak Paper-Cut-Project and not another. Also, all pieces are always 100% created by hand, piece-by-piece and by us alone, never outsourced. 

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Nikki:

It would probably have to be the collection we did for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London for their “Hollywood Costume” exhibit. Being asked to create pieces to compliment those amazing costumes was a true honor. All of our projects are always special though, each in their own way. 

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

Nikki:

Maybe not its not so much advice as it is wisdom, but to keep an open mind. Projects that sound strange or impossible at first often end up being the most rewarding if given the chance. Don’t ever say no without really considering it first, because there is nothing wrong with taking a chance or challenging yourself!

Art Fair Fridays - Amy And Nikki

Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry
http://www.paper-cut-project.com

No. 1  Stellar Works – Laval Vanity Desk – Price Upon Request
http://www.stellarworks.com/content/laval-vanity-desk

No. 2  LoversLand – Izola Comb Not a Hair Out of Place – $38.00
http://www.shoploversland.com/collections/for-him/products/not-a-hair-out-of-place-comb

No. 3  One Kings Lane – Peacock Chair – $715.00
https://www.onekingslane.com/product/63771/3483333?cat=376

No. 4  Indigo – Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style – $90.89
https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/product/9780300175660-item.html?ref=item_page:richrel:rr-carousel-small:json1

No. 5  Jon Vaccari Design – Enormous Milk-Glass Murano 16-Light Chandelier – $33,000

https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/lighting/chandeliers-pendant-lights/enormous-milk-glass-murano-16-light-chandelier/id-f_810368/

No. 6  Oscar de la Renta – Trina Mesh-Trimmed Patent-Leather Flats – $804
http://www.net-a-porter.com/cn/en/product/577786/oscar_de_la_renta/trina-mesh-trimmed-patent-leather-flats

No. 7  Etsy – Big Hair Don’t Care Shirt – $9.97
https://www.etsy.com/listing/233649420/big-hair-dont-care-shirt-hipster-shirt?ref=market

No. 8 Hermes – Cereal Plate – $225.00
http://canada-en.hermes.com/house/table/porcelain/mosaique-au-24-platinum/grouped-mosaique-au-24-platine-61085.html

No. 9  Bergorf Goodman – Sydney Evan 14K Fleur-de-Lis Single Stud Earring with Diamonds – $550.00
http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/Sydney-Evan-14K-Fleur-de-Lis-Single-Stud-Earring-with-Diamonds-Silver/prod96030008_cat468002__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.jsp%253FitemId%253Dcat468002%2526pageSize%253D120%2526No%253D0%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod96030008&cmCat=product

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I just can’t even come up with words that actually sum up how I feel about this work.  It’s just so crazily sublime. I love the context…the drama…the femininity…the boldness…the prettiness…the edge. I adore it all.

Here are my 5…

art fair fridays the paper cut project christine dovey heirloom and knot private collection

art fair fridays the paper cut project christine dovey heirloom and knot red valentino

art fair fridays the paper cut project christine dovey heirloom and knot the bay

art fair fridays the paper cut project christine dovey heirloom and knot

art fair fridays the paper cut project side view christine dovey heirloom and knot

The one with the black bows…and the ones from the back…le sigh. So incredibly beautiful.

x