Sunday Bouquet: Tiny Clusters in a Pitcher

Fall Flowers At Union Square Restaurant Juliet

Photo by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

Yarrow and pink yarrow, perhaps?
Floral arrangement on the counter at Juliet in Somerville, Mass.

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Saturday Say It: I’m With Her

I'm With Her Hillary Clinton 2016

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Site Spotlight: Modern Clocks at Purely Wall Clocks

Australian retailer and StyleCarrot partner Purely Wall Clocks offers a huge range of clocks—they offer over 250 clock designs.

Most are modern wall clocks though there are also a number of retro clock designs too. My favorites are the Scandinavian inspired minimalist designs, as well as the highly graphic black and white clocks. The site also features a number of oversize, large scale wall clocks.

Here’s a sampling of modern clocks from Purely Wall Clocks:

Scandinavian Style White + Wood Clocks

Modern Scandinavian Style Wall Clocks

Scandinavian style clocks feature natural materials such as pale wood as well as reclaimed wood, both paired with white. There are ball clock styles, cut lattice work designs, round clocks in solid frames, and even wall clocks shaped like houses.

Graphic Black + White Clocks

Modern Black & White Wall Clocks

Taking cues from school or office clock designs, one might think graphic black and white clocks would be the most straightforward, but maybe not. Some of these clocks have fun with numbers, dashes, and blank space.

Modern Multicolor Rainbow Clocks

Modern Multicolor Wall Clocks

It’s never to early to teach kids to tell time, the old fashioned way. These multi-color wall clocks are super fun for playrooms or nurseries. A color for every number, or just plain mayhem.

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ARTmonday: Japanese Style Fish Prints

Over the weekend we spent a blissful weekend on Nantucket—my husband’s first time visiting the island—thanks to the generosity of the White Elephant Elephant Hotel, Hy-Line Cruises, Lola 41, and a handful of shops. I will post more about the weekend later this week, but  today I want to introduce you to Nantucket artist Peter Van Dingstee, proprietor of Pete’s Fish Tales on Old South Wharf.

Peter Van Dingstee studied the Japanese artform called gyotaku which entails creating prints on rice paper using actual fish. First practiced in the early 19th century, gyotaku allowed commercial fishermen to accurately measuring and record their catch.  (“Gyo” means to “fish” and “taku” means “stone rubbing” in Japanese.)

Van Dingstee talked to us about the process, which is not as simple as grabbing a fish, inking it up, and slapping it down on the paper. The fish gets a full body treatment so that its oils don’t wind up on the paper, which would make for some seriously smelly artwork.

Here’s a sampling of Van Dingstee’s Japanese-style fish print artwork:

Japanese Fish Prints By Nantucket Artist Peter Van Dingstee

Japanese Fish Prints By Nantucket Artist Peter Van Dingstee

Japanese Fish Prints By Nantucket Artist Peter Van Dingstee

Japanese Fish Prints By Nantucket Artist Peter Van Dingstee

Japanese Fish Prints By Nantucket Artist Peter Van Dingstee

Japanese Fish Prints By Nantucket Artist Peter Van Dingstee

Japanese Fish Prints By Nantucket Artist Peter Van Dingstee

Japanese Fish Prints By Nantucket Artist Peter Van Dingstee

Japanese Fish Prints By Nantucket Artist Peter Van Dingstee

Japanese Fish Prints By Nantucket Artist Peter Van Dingstee

Japanese Fish Prints By Nantucket Artist Peter Van Dingstee

Pete’s Fresh Fish Prints, 17 Old South Wharf, Nantucket.

Photography by Marni Elyse Katz/StyleCarrot

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Covet: Blue Velvet Blazer

Blue Velvet Blazer By Phillip Lim FW16

I just finished a roundup of blue velvet pieces for the Boston Globe Magazine, and basically fell in love with everything. (I’ll try to put a blue velvet shopping guide together for you.)

But this… this needs it’s own post. Perhaps a touch on the shiny side but I adore this blue velvet blazer and pants by 3.1 Phillip Lim. A pantsuit! I bet Hillary could rock it.

Available online at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Neiman Marcus, and Spring.

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