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Saturday Say It: This Modern Year

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Mid-Century Modern Helvetica Typeface Calendar Poster
$39, yumalum on Etsy

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Saturday Say It: Get Back on the Bike

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Smile More, Ride a Bike
Shelli Dorf
Print, $20 at Etsy

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ARTmonday: 15 Bicycle Artworks

No deep thoughts today, or even particularly serious artwork. Just some fun images of bicycles. Over the weekend it was almost warm enough, by Boston standards (and by that I mean it was over 40 degrees and sunny), to think about getting my bike down from its hanging place and going for a ride on the Esplanade. I settled for a walk It’s wet and muddy, with dirty, frozen mounds of snow still scattered, but I’m hopeful. For now (unless I become a different person and hit the new Soul Cycle),  I’ll just enjoy these 15 bicycle artworks.

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Bicycle Yellow Acrylic Print

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Kelly Nicolaisen  •  Show Off

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 Ed Pullela  •  Bicycle

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Elizabeth Graeber  •  Bicycle

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Cecilia Vassolo  •  Ride In Bicycle

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Gabriel Winter  •  Bicycle Pose

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 Matt Furie  •  Bikes

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Run4It  •  Fashionable Hipster Deer

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Vassi Slavova  •  Bike Chick

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Allison Glancey & Craig Seder  •  Going to See My Baby Blue

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Chris Whittaker  •  The Bicycle and the Bee

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Ashley Percival  •  Cat and Owl on Bike

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Erin Wallace  •  Cycling

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Jessica Abbott  •  Red Bicycle

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Walter Bibikow  •  Bicycle Display at Swiss Transport Museum

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ARTmonday: 16 Crowded Beaches

Italian photographer Massimo Vitali is one of the the most known contemporary chroniclers of the crowded beach; his work is au courant for sure. Before Vitali, there was Weegee, a photographer and photojournalist, known for his gritty black and white images, including those of crowded Coney Island. (Incidentally, Coney Island was the beach of my toddlerhood. I was born in Brooklyn, a trend-setter from a very early age.) 

The other day I picked up three pieces of art at Delray Art & Framing (have a look at my  no longer bare beach condo wall), where Joe Davis’ aerial paintings of beaches dotted with sunbathers always hang. Yes, lucky me, I’m in Florida. It’s sunny, a tad breezy, not too hot. The ocean is 100 shades of blue. The beach is, well, a little bit crowded. But really, I’m not complaining, because a crowded beach is better than no beach at all. Especially given that my husband is home in Boston, where it just keeps snowing. (Sorry sweetheart.)

Here are 16 scenes of crowded beaches and waters, some more than others. And almost all are for sale (many as inexpensive prints), so if you’re tempted, click through. You should at least be able to gaze at the beach if you can’t be there, even if it’s a crowded beach.

Massimo Vitali Crowded Beach In Brazil

Brazil • Massimo Vitali • New York Times Magazine

Crowded Ocean Beach Swimmers Bryan Solarski

Beach Goers • Bryan Solarski • UGallery

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Beach Pattern • Alejandra Click • Society 6

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Beaches XV • Oliver Kornblum • Saatchi Art

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Beach • Tim Kleyn • Society 6

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Beach • Do Da • Society 6

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Beach • Pau Salazar • Society 6

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Crowded Beach • Camilla Warburton • Society 6

Built Up Beach Art Etsy

Beach Crowd • Seven Eleven Studios • Etsy

Beach Scene Margarita Kazanovich

Beach of Cadiz • Margartia Kazanovick • Saatchi Art

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Joe Davis • Delray Art

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Coney Island Beach • Mina Teslaru • Society 6

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Bondi Swimmers Close-Up • Gray Malin •  Maison Gray

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Beach • Jennifer McMahon • Society 6

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Sunbathers • The 333 Alliance • Etsy

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Praia Piquinia • Christian Chaize • Jen Bekman

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Saturday Say It: Be Mine

Be Mine Striped Heart Print Etsy

Be Mine heart print by Kensie Kate
$15, Etsy

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ARTmonday: Joël Penkman

Although I don’t really recognize Valentine’s Day (just seems silly to me), I am going to take advantage of the “holiday” to post artwork and recipes for sweets, heart-shaped home furnishings, and pink rooms. To start the week, let’s look at the artwork of New Zealand-born artist and graphic designer Joël Penkman, who now lives and works in the U.K. They evoke the work American painter Wayne Thiebaud, don’t you think?

Joel Penkman paints simple still-life studies. He sets them on a clean backgrounds in order to facilitate a connection between the individual and the subject, since food, like music and fragrance, “triggers memories and emotion.” Penkman works in egg tempera, which he concocts himself.

Here are ten paintings of his that I think are the sweetest.

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Krispy Kreme Dozen

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Blancmange

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Cream Biscuits

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Flying Saucers

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Milk Truck

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Pink Wafers

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Iced Gems

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Blackpool Rock

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Fabs

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Montage: 30 Kids Rooms with Teepees

Teepees, wigwams, play tents  (whatever you want to call them) have been trending for a rather long time.  However last week, the Wall Street Journal proclaimed them a trend:  Teepees: The New Urban Hideaway.  I’m not sure why a newspaper would be so slow to catch onto this (it’s not like there’s a three-month lead time). No matter, they’re still going strong. We had a refrigerator box playhouse for a while; admittedly not nearly as chic. But that was a dozen years ago.

The teepee is great because it looks good not only in a kids room, but in adult spaces too. As you can see from these 30 rooms with teepees, they work well in white Scandinavian interiors, minimalist black and white living rooms, nurseries with traditional childrens bedroom furniture, and of course colorful playrooms. You can even erect one outdoors.

I was obsessed with building forts as a kid, always enclosing my bunk beds with blankets, and wishing I had a way to hang a sheet from the ceiling. My kids, too, used to love taking all the blankets they could gather and draping them over chairs and ottomans to create fun enclosures. There’s definitely something satisfying, and practical too, about a kid constructing a hideaway on his own. That said, it’s also nice to have a ready-made private quiet space. Wonder if my boys are too big for one now?

 

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Photo by Lönngren Widell

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L.A. home of fashion designer Jenni Kayne
Photo by Roger Davies for Architectural Digest

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Home of architect Clare Cousins
Photo by Sean Fennessy  •  The Design Files

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Sukha Amsterdam  •  Vosgesparis

My Bedroom Retreat Contest  Kids Room

Apartment Therapy’s My Bedroom Retreat Contest

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Weekday Carnival

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Pour Jolies Momes

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Time of the Aquarius

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Little Birds Boutique

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Interjero Patarimai

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Little Kind

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Design Sponge

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Design Sponge

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Photo by Krista Keltnanen

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Desire to Inspire

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6th Street Design School

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Aesthetic Outburst

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Varpunen

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Moozle

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Home of Minnie Mortimer
Photo by Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue.com

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The Handmade Home

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IKEA Family Live

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Mokkasin

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Fawn Over Baby

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The Design Files

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Bolig Magasinet

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Jute Interior Design

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Photo by Christina Kayser Onsgaard for Bo Bedre

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ARTmonday: Women Thinking

I think it’s been awhile since I’ve done a roundup of women. If you follow this column, you know I am enamored of artwork picturing the female form, both clothed and undressed. I am particularly drawn to images exuding a sense of melancholy. These 25 artworks picture women sitting, many hugging their knees, seemingly lost in thought. Some are well-known oil paintings by artistic masters, others fashion photographs, some illustrations, and others simply pieces by contemporary artists found around the web, including Saatchi Online, Etsy, and the artist’s own websites. Which woman moves you?

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Edward Hopper

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Helmut Newton

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 Judy Jones

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Kristin Shaw

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Karen Darling

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Clare Elsaesser

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Leanne Surfleet

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Pierre Bonnard

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Vincent van Gogh

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Wayne Pate

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Cayetano De Arquer Buigas

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Raul Romo

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Lukasz Wierzbowski

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Lina Scheynius

Miss Moss - Myrtle Illustrated

Ellen Surrey

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Jamie Beck of Ann Street Studio

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Tsigijari Foujita

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Pablo Picasso

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Clare Shilland

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Stephen Poling

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Eilif Amundsen

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David Cobley

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Oscar Dominguez

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ARTmonday: 23 Bird Artworks

Since I can’t stop looking at the gorgeous trees around here—yellow, red, orange—they’re so autumn perfect, I thought I’d share the little creatures who hang out in them.  I had a bird as a pet growing up. He was a beautiful gray cockatiel with a yellow head and perfect persimmon circles on his cheeks. He imitated the call of a whippoorwill and also whistled  that, “Hey you’re sexy, babe” whistle, which was pretty humorous.

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Fictional Blue Bird, Matt Adrian / The Mincing Mockingbird, Etsy

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unidentified

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Bird, 2008, Christopher St. John

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unidentified

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Bird, Zenitt, Society 6

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Gold Turquoise BirdDoudou Studio

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Bird Friend, Lizzy Stewart

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Northern Flicker, MaiAutumn, Etsy

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Yuko Murata

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unidentified

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On a Journey, Jacqueline Schmidt, Uncommon Goods

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Birds in the Tree, Camilla Engman

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Boat-Billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua), 2012
Todd Forsgren

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Golden Owl, Ashley Percival, Etsy

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Bradley the Blue Jay, LEGO Bird Project

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Parro, Silke Bonde

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Brown Pelican, Amy Sullivan, Etsy

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Peacock and Friends, Judy Kaufmann, Little Paper Planes

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Sanctuary Jessica Swift

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Lovebird #5, Luke Stephenson Photography, 20×200

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Penguin, Yuseke Yonezu

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Get the Look: 28 Modern Bird Houses and Bird Feeders

I’m not exactly Ms. Outdoorsy Birdwatcher Woman, and mostly I find their incessant early morning tweeting an annoyance,, but I do like the idea of feeding the little guys (must be the Jewish mom in me). I have a copper bird feeder I bought for my husband years ago when we had a house with a little roof deck and yard outside D.C., but we moved to Boston before we had the chance to use it. I hang it on a severed tree branch in our Truro yard every summer. If I fill it with chunky seeds, we get a serious influx of  crows, who then raid my sad little garden. (Who knew crows like cucumber?) Squirrels like to raid the feeder too. I’ve since switched over to a feeder that dispenses only skinny seeds, in hopes of attracting more pleasant feathered friends. Here’s a roundup of modern bird houses and bird feeders for your birding pleasure.

 

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1 Eva Solo Mini Bird Feeder, $40/pair at LBC Modern.

2 Goldenrod Yellow Mobile Bird Feeder, $195 at J. Schatz.

3 Loll Design Arbor Bird House, $94 at Lekker.

4 Bodega Bird Chalet, $49.95 at Crate & Barrel.

5 Lantern Bird House, $128 at Jonathan Adler.

6 Loll Design Cube Bird House, $79 at Lekker.

7 Light Aqua Egg Bird Feeder, $165 at J. Schatz.

8 Nathan Fried-Lipski Bird House, $195 at Society of Arts & Crafts.

9  Blomus Nido Bird Feeder by Susanne Augenstein, $81.89 at Unica.

10 L & M Studio Tangerine Porcelain Bird House, $100 at Etsy.

11  Umbra Bird Cafe, $29.99 at Lumens.

12 Ceramic Bird Den, $14.95 at Crate & Barrel.

13 Driftwood Bird House, $58 at Anthropologie.

14 Sumac Red Nut Bird House, $175 at J. Schatz.

15 Flight by PineBush Bird Feeder, $59.95 at Wild Beaks

16 Skagerak Bird Feeder, $105 at All Modern.

17 Menu  Barcelona Bird Feeder, $209 at Finnish Design Shop.

18 Audubon Going Green Bluebird House, $38.28 at All Modern.

19 Blomus Borea Bird Feeder, $95.39 at All Modern.

20 Eva Solo Standing Bird Table, $125 at YLiving.

21 Droog Birdhouse by Marcel Wanders, $109.25 at YLiving.

22 Pigeon Toe Ceramics Disc Bird Feeder. 

23 C. Popp Workshop Birdhouse.

24 Joe Papendick Charm Modern Bird Feeder, $84 at Etsy

25 Pavilion Copper Birdfeeder, $168 at Terrain.

26 Ceramic Cylinder Bird House, $34.95 at Terrain.

27 Tube Bird House, $28 at Terrain.

28 Perch! by Amy Adams Bird Feeder, $98 at Branch.

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