ARTmonday: Tara Sellios

Earlier this year Boston-born and based artist Tara Sellios sent me a nice note about her work. A few days later the MassArt Auction postcard arrived in the mail, plastered with Sellios’ gorgeous butterflies I was hooked.

Sellios earned a B.A. in Photography at The Art Institute of Boston in 2010 and is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston’s SoWa arts district.

These images are part of Sellios’ “Testimony” series, which was in view in Portland, Oregon this spring. Many of these are details so you to appreciate just what is happening within the compositions.

Boston Artist Tara Sellios Snake Photo

Boston Artist Tara Sellios Insect Photo

Boston Artist Tara Sellios Moth Photo

Boston Artist Tara Sellios Insect Photographs

Boston Artist Tara Sellios Insect Photographs

Boston Artist Tara Sellios Insect Photographs

Boston Artist Tara Sellios Insect Photographs

Boston Artist Tara Sellios Insect Photographs

Boston Artist Tara Sellios Insect Photographs

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Sunday Bouquet: Little Buds Long Branch

Little White Flowers On a Branch In Cape Cod

Photo by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

Cape Cod in June can be quite sparse. Two weeks ago there were actually more blooms in our yard than there are now. I cut this branch from a flowering tree (bush)? I’m not sure what it’s called. The flowers lasted over a week, but now the tree has only green leaves. Maybe I’ll find something else out there tomorrow morning after all the weekend rain.

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Sale Alert: 42 Summer Shoes from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

It’s that time again. The (StyleCarrot partner) Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale during which thousands of items, including over 3,500 pairs of shoes, are discounted up to 40 percent through Sunday, June 4, 2017. That means you have 10 shopping days left, but don’t wait til the last minute because sizes sell out fast.

To make it easier for you, and well, because I like to shop for shoes, I sifted through most of the 3,500 plus sale shoes and distilled the many amazing choices down to just 42 goodies. I tried to include a mix of colors and styles, focusing on  neutrals, though I did through in a few brights. Most are casual daytime looks, but a few heels can play dress up.

While most of my Nordstrom sale shoe picks are summer styles—open toe sandals and plenty of espadrilles, plus a slip on sneaker or two—I also included a smattering of boots, including #7 and #22 Hunter rain boots (because it’s raining today and I desperately need some) and two winter staples—#13 Rachel Comey Mars bootie and #31 Rag & Bone Ashby bootie. Take your pick, but buy one. You will thank me come fall.

I need to make a few other shout-outs. I’m seriously considering the Joie studded bootie for a some fall/winter whimsy. I already own the Dolce Vita Loki Slide, which I actually didn’t include below, but is on sale. It runs seriously wide (go a half size down), but it works fine enough and is super comfortable.

Last year on a press trip to the Vineyard I bought #8 Toms Majorca Perforated Mule which has a chunky, not too high heel. I thought the under $100 price was a bargain, but now at under $55 it’s a no brainer.

I ordered #14 Opening Ceremony Elena Sandal yesterday as a stylish every day sandal when I’m not wearing my incredibly comfortable (but kinda middle aged lady) Skechers slip on sneakers. I also ordered #30 Vince Thalia Sandal thinking it will elevate pretty much any outfit I throw on. I got a pair of distressed marine blue Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoreline Low Tops too.

I was a bit indulgent yesterday. But when you see these and start browsing I think you may just have a hard time restraining yourself too. Let me know what you picked!

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots
Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale Summer Shoes & Boots

S H O P P I N G

1 Kork-Ease Pearl Sandal, $94.90 

2 Tory Burch Shaw Fringe Espadrille, $117.25  

3 Joie Lacole Studded Bootie, $226.80 

4 Loeffler Randall Mara Espadrille Flat, $134.98  

5 Alexander Wang Devon Espadrille Flat, $243.75 

6 Bill Blass Calf Hair Niki Mule, $134.9840 

7 Hunter Original Refined Rain Boot, $110.55 

8 Toms Majorca Perforated Mule, $58.77 

9 Tory Burch Sonoma Embroidered Ghillie Flat, $177.55 6

10 Ugg Adley Slip-On Sneaker, $71.96 

11 Botkier Pilar Ankle Strap Sandal, $77 

12 Marc Fisher Vally Lace-Up Platform Espadrille, $89.90 

13 Rachel Comey Mars Bootie, $255.60 

14 Opening Ceremony Elena Sandal, $116.98 

15 Kork-Ease Amboy Slide Sandal, $99.90 

16 Rebecca Minkoff Erika Pompom Tassel Sandal, $65.96 

17 Tory Burch Patos Sandal, $130.65 

18 Splendid Julie Platform Sandal, $89.60 

19 Sam Edelman Patti Ankle Strap Sandal, $69.96 

20 Dolce Vita Casta Sandal, $59.96 

21 Kate Spade Daisy Wedge Sandal, $118.80 

22 Hunter Original Short Adjustable Rain Boot, $110.55 

23 Sam Edelman Lynda Espadrille Slide Sandal, $69.96 

24 Steve Madden Getdown Sandal, $40.16 

25 Loeffler Randall Suze Wraparound Sandal, $176.98 

26 Jack Rogers Whipstitched Thong Sandal, $79.95 

27 Birkenstock Arizona Shearling Lined Sandal, $115.96 

28 Frye Chrissy Sandal, $208.50 

29 Tod’s Platform Derby, $374.98 

30 Vince Thalia Sandal, $176.98  

31 Rag & Bone Ashby Bootie, $314.98 

32 Sam Edelman Verona Espadrille, $31.46 

33 Vince Blake Sandal, $194.98  

34 Steve Madden Fara-S Sandal, $77.96 

35 Sam Edelman Patsy Wraparound Wedge, $79.90 

36 Botkier Anna Sandal, $71 

37 Aquatalia Zaira Oxford, $296.98

38 Charles David Birch Block Heel, $202.46 

39 Rebecca Minkoff Susie Studded Slide, $74.96 

40 Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker, $60  

41 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoreline Low Top, $35.98 

42 Soludos Banana Espadrille Slip-On, $52.99 

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Get the Look: 25 Modern Lounge Chairs

The one piece of furniture I’ve longed for, lusted after, craved, dreamed of is a very specific modern lounge chair—the Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, preferably in creamy white leather, and I think, a white ash shell, though I also love the palisander and walnut finishes. I suppose it would depend on where it lived. At $6,000, it is definitely a dream.

(If you’re in the market, the 15% off Herman Miller sale just started at StyleCarrot partner sites DWR and YLiving. In addition to the modern lounge, you can stock up on Eames fiberglass side chairs and swag leg desk; George Nelson slatted bench, bubble lamps, and that Marshmallow sofa; the Aeron desk chair; and more.)

When I searched for side chairs for our living room, we didn’t have the luxury of considering elongated or flamboyant modern lounge chairs, like the iconic creations of the mid-century masters, such as Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair or Harry Bertoia’s Bird chair. Instead, I needed much smaller pieces, and actually found a pair of small scale, mid-century modern Danish lounge chairs on eBay.

Still, I can’t help imagining life with an Eames lounge. I love the Jens Risom too, which is much more reasonably scaled. Here are 25 modern lounge chairs from StyleCarrot partners in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes, as well as a variety of price points.

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs Modern Living Room Furniture

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs Modern Living Room Furniture

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs Modern Living Room Furniture

Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs Modern Living Room Furniture

S H O P P I N G

1 Eames® Lounge Chair + Ottoman at DWR.

2 Bertoia Bird Lounge Chair by Knoll at 2modern.

3 Egg™ Chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen at DWR. 

4 Platner Easy Chair by Knoll at 2modern

5 Petra Mustard Fabric Armchair at Interior Secrets.

6 Risom Lounge Chair by Jens Risom for Knoll® at DWR.

7 URBN Romi Lounge Chair by Modloft at 2modern

8 Gala Gold Lounge Chair at CB2.

9 Blue Velvet Lounge Chair at Chairish

10 Toro Lounge Chair by Blu Dot at Lumens.  

11 Organic Chair (Eames/Saarinen replica) at Interior Secrets.

12 Maxime Lounge Chair at Jonathan Adler.

13 Yellow Lounge Chair by Design Tree Home at Wayfair

14 Tuulla Chair from Vioski at YLiving

15 Terrano Leather Lounge Chair at CB2.

16 Contour Lounge + Ottoman at Interior Secrets

17 Grey Teak Lounge Chair at Chairish

18 PK20 Wicker Lounge Chair from Fritz Hansen at Switch Modern. 

19 Westwood Lounge Chair at Apt2B.

20 CH445 Wing Lounge Chair by Carl Hansen at Lumens

21 Origami Leather Lounge Chair at West Elm

22 Stern Modern Classic Blue Velvet Lounge Chair at Kathy Kuo Home

23 Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe from Knoll at YLiving. 

24 Hans Andersen Home Bishop Cream Leather Lounge Chair by Stilnovo at Overstock.

25 Bower Lounge Chair at West Elm.

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Sunday Bouquet: Purple Against Concrete

Purple Flowers Against Concrete Wall in Tokyo Japan By StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz / StyleCarrot

I took this photo in Tokyo a couple of weeks ago. I love the purple flowers against the contemporary concrete facade.

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