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ARTmonday: 10 Pool Artworks

It’s December break. Who’s headed south for a bit of sunshine, sea, and pool antics? I  hope you are enjoying your holiday break, whether you’re ensconced in the snow or situated in warmer climes. Here are 10 artworks of pools, some luxurious, some gritty, including photos, illustrations, and paintings. If you can’t take a swim, just imagine one. You’ll feel refreshed.

Pool Art Affordable Art Palm Springs

pandercraft, Palm Springs, Minted


Jared Harrell Photography, Palm Springs Pool, Society6


Poppy Pool, Society6


Egrin, Pool, Society6


Way Way Allen, Pool Daze, Serena & Lily


Kimberly Poppe, Pool, UGallery


Kelly Nicolaisen, Pool Angel, Society6


Thedustyphoenix, Snow Pool Gnome, Society6


IGHxNGH, Neon Pool, Society6

Pool Artwork From Minted

Whitney Deal, Going For A Swim, Minted

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ARTmonday: 21 Popsicle & Ice Cream Artworks

Somehow I managed the impossible over the holidays: I didn’t eat sugar for almost a month. I love chocolate. I love ice cream. I love chocolate ice cream, chocolate covered pretzels (thanks Matouk for the holiday gift!), Oreos (on special occasions only, like when a publicist sends out a package so I can sample a new flavor #redvelvetoreo),  chocolate cupcakes (preferably with vanilla buttercream frosting), Dancing Deer chocolate brownies snagged off the assembly line, M&Ms (especially in popcorn), Hershey bars smeared in peanut butter (breakfast of champions), and in desperation, when I’ve purposefully neglected to buy anything chocolate, lest I eat it, semi-sweet chocolate chips from the baking shelf in the pantry.

Don’t be alarmed. It’s not like there’s chocolate encrusted between my computer keys and dripping down my J.Crew tees (not usually). I don’t partake every hour, or even every day. But I’d love to. So, it was a REALLY BIG DEAL when I cut out sugar for weeks. My mother-in-law had told me she lost 25 pounds from eliminating sugary sweets from her diet. That was enough motivation for me.

Did I lose any weight, you wonder? Yes. One pound. One measly f*&%$ing pound. And no, I wasn’t making up for the loss of dessert by gorging on carbs or even adding extra calories. So the weekend of my son’s 13th birthday party (32 boys and girls dancing in our living room), I decided to go ahead and eat a Georgetown cupcake. And another. There were many left over. So that weekend, I polished off multiple frosting tops. And you know what? I lost another pound.

So I am continuing to exercise and I am continuing to eat chocolate. In moderation of course.

All that as a really long, mostly irrelevant introduction to today’s ARTmonday post—21 Popsicle & Ice Cream Artworks. Because if you can’t have all the ice cream you want in the world, you may as well at least look at it. And also because hands holding out ice cream cones have been trending on Instagram for, like, ever.


Irresistible Flavors    Bruce Burt    Saatchi Art


Ice Cream  •  A+Y Paper Goods    Society6


Nau Clothing/Field Office


Ice Cream Cone    Andy Warhol    Artsy


Long Beach, New York  •  Bldg 25 (Free People blog)


Paper Ice Cream    Mr. Printables


Summer of Popsicles    Heritage and Joy    Minted


Mi Piace Gelato    Anek    Etsy


Popsicle Poster    HelloTinge  •  Etsy


Chocolate Eclair Ice Cream    JJ Galloway    UGallery


Ice Cream In Vermont •  Instagram/laurenswells


Floating Ice Cream (Purple  Soshiro Matsubara  •  Artsy


 Take Out Flowers in Waffle Cones
Jiseon Park and Eunho Kim  •  SDesign Unit




Brittni Mehlhoff    Paper & Stitch


Brittni Mehlhoff    Paper & Stitch


Ice Cream    Celine Descamps    Society6


Sprinkle Me This!    Instagram/karyzmmah


Lemon Lime Ice Bar  •  Peter Anton  •  Artsy


Popsicles    Kelly Ventura  •  Minted  



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ARTmonday: 16 Pieces of Sports Artwork

Ok, so first #PatsNation #WeWon #Phew. I watched the Patriots/Seahawks Superbowl game last night, obviously. Or at least the half time show. (Dancing sharks?) Actually, I watched the second half of the game (half watched as I sourced these sports artworks). I was a little bit worried about my son, who takes all things Patriots very seriously. Even the phone call canceling school didn’t get a cheer. But the Patriots pulled it off again. So, yay. But boo to the snow day.

Here are 16 sports artworks, covering one angle or another of skiing, fishing, swimming, sailing, ice hockey, volleyball, ostrich racing (huh?), surfing, tennis, cycling, cheerleading, football, golf, and boxing. Now bundle up and go sledding.


Maria Plotnikova, Double Flip
$150 at UGallery


Nonna Originals, Racing
$14.56 at Society6


Patricia Freeman, Fishing Creates Serenity of Mind
$775 at UGallery


Zena Holloway, Schön!
$2,000 at Saatchi Art


Anthony Dunphy, Reach For It
$340 at Saatchi Art


Alexander JE Bradley, Course d’Autruches // Ostrich Racing
$75 at Society6


Jackie Weisberg, Ski Tracks and Bare Trees
$300 at SaatchiArt


Kammy Nature Prints, Ball
$17.99 at Society6


    Stephanie Sherman, Wipeout
$375 at Serena & Lily


Leo Wijnhoven, home sweet home
$6,500 at Saatchi Art


Lucille Pack, If You See Somebody without a Smile, Give Them Yours!
$2,625 at UGallery


Yuji Yamada, Le Tour
$60 at 20×200


Ray Lego, Yellow Football Helmet
$2,500 at Saatchi Art


Silvia Krupinska, Organic Growth Balls
$200 at SaatchiArt


Igor Ondruš, Sharapova
$4,800 at Saatchi Art


Kelly Puissegur, Muhammad Ali
$450 at Saatchi Art

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ARTmonday: 16 Obscured Cityscapes

As much as we love spending time in our little Florida enclave, surrounded by palm trees and ocean air, there is always something exhilarating about zipping back into the city on the Uber ride back from the airport. Sure, it’s not Manhattan (for one, it only takes ten minutes to travel from Logan to downtown Boston), but there are still bridges, and lights, a river, and a tall building or two in the Boston cityscape. It’s nice to escape to other environs, but urban landscapes are really where I prefer to be long term.

Taking inspiration from the cityscape with which we were met as we arrived home the other evening, I’ve pulled together cityscape artwork, but not straightforward postcard images (ick). No sunsets behind skyscrapers here. This cityscape art portrays views that are deconstructed or somehow obscured. It might be a scene enhanced by a reflection, shot from above, viewed from beneath a bridge or through a window, or made blurry by the rain or the photographic lens. Here are 16 pieces of cityscape art that celebrates the city, no matter which way it’s looked at.

cityscape-Berlin #3

Berlin #3 by Matthew Ling
$425 at Saatchi Art


NYC MK 08 by Marco Lugli
$400 at Saatchi Art


Adjacent Building, 2012 by Ronald Erskine
Starting at $200 at UGallery


Cityscape I by Misha Dontsav
$200 at Saatchi Art


Barcelona Skyline by Neema Sadeghi
$22.88 at Society6


Bridge, 2012 by Mikhail Palinchak
Starting at $275 at Amazon/UGallery


Columbus Circle by Joseph O. Holmes
Starting at $60 at 20×200


Down the Street (2013) by Ulrich van Brodt
$400 by Saatchi Art


Green Branches by Tod Seelie
Starting at $60 at 20×200


Amsterdam View Opus 45 by Geert Lemers
$1,800 at Saatchi Art


14:14 London by Marek Emczek Olszewski
$1,200 at Saatchi Art


Waiting for Nothing by Pedro Correa
$3,800 at Saatchi Art


Cityscape with Trees II by Steven Irwin
$300 at Saatchi Art


Tower Poppies 07 by Pete Edmunds
$21 at Society6


On the Charles | Cambridge by Grey Circle
Starting at $20 at UGallery


Nowhere To Run ’11 by Gonçalo Castelo Branco
$290 at Saatchi Art

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Scheming: Setting Up My Home Bar

I’ve been saying that I want to set up a home bar for my husband forever. Last month, I updated my post 50 Bar Carts, Serving Carts  & Trolleys for inspiration. (Of course, we can’t actually have a cart on wheels in our house or our son would be taking it for a ride all around the condo.)

Unsurprisingly, I haven’t had a chance to move forward on this. (So many gift guides to write, so little time.) But then I got a message from folks at Absolut, offering to send me the new Limited Edition Andy Warhol Absolut Vodka bottle, a lacquer tray, and an Amex gift card so I could style a festive holiday bar. As you can imagine, I told them to send it all right over! Motivation? Done.

The bottle, which is fun, colorful, and sure to be celebrated hostess gift to bring to holiday parties (though I’ll be keeping mine on my newly styled bar tray), is a new creation based on Andy Warhol’s depiction of Absolut’s iconic bottle that he painted back in 1986. This year, Absolut transformed that artwork into a three-dimensional bottle, using the tagline “Make the Holidays Pop” as the inspiration behind the collaborative campaign.

Since I don’t have an unused corner for a full-on bar, a bar tray is the perfect small space home bar solution. While I’m not sure the new tray is styled to perfection yet, I did pull together some must-have bar accoutrements—copper shaker, stainless steel strainer, wine glasses, martini glasses—plus the Absolut Warhol bottle, gin, and Twenty Boat Spiced Rum from Truro Vineyards on the Cape. To prettify, I added a stalk of bamboo, green button mums, mandarin oranges in a Jonathan Adler dish, and a silver dreidel, set beneath my new swimming pool photograph from Gallery. (Scroll down for all the shopping links.)

Create a bar in a cleared out section of a bookshelf, on a lacquered tray atop a console table, a tray table, an armoire, etc. If I did, you can too. Of course, I admit, sipping that Absolut Warhol helped get me in the mood.

StyleCarrot's Home Bar With Turquoise Lacquer Tray And Absolut Warhol

Bar tray styled & photographed by StyleCarrot

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How To Style A Bar Tray For Your Home

1 Splash by Joy Mckinney Framed Print, $370 at UGallery.

2 Aalto Vase by Iittala, $155 at Horne

3 Orb Copper Shaker, $24.95 at Crate & Barrel.

4 Twenty Boat Spiced Rum, $44.99 at Truro Vineyards.

5 Absolut Vodka Bottle by Andy Warhol.

6 Preston Martini Glass by Libbey, $18.85/four at Amazon.

7 Oak Mug Coasters by Sagaform, $24.95/six at Burke Decor.

8 Stainless Steel Cocktail Strainer, $9.95 at Sur La Table.

9 High Gloss Swoon Tray, $29.995 at CB2.

10 Copper Plum Tongs by Tom Dixon, $50 at A+R.  

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