Monday, February 9, 2015

....FISHY design....!

As is typical for me I will see something that will tick my brain off into a flurry of ideas, inspiration, thoughts and unnecessary "wish list" items - case in point this amazing Jeweled Fish Knuckle Clutch. Just one piece I am totally obsessed with from Sarah Burton's latest Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2015 collection (sidenote: isn't she doing an amazing job carrying on with the McQueen brand?! She is a genius if you ask me.).

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I have a fascination with the creatures under the sea and bodies of water. This fourth layer (air, earth, beneath earth/dirt, water) of living beings that we attempt to understand and connect with are abundant in snazzy outerwear. The colors and patterns you find in coral, fish, textures of sharkskin, seashells and tiny sculptures found in the smallest grains of sand offers never ending surprises and beauty. I love seeing this mysterious world brought above the water line and incoporated into design - both fashion and home.

I rounded up a few images of the finned world in homes and ponds as well as a few design objects I am loving!

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de Gournay wallpaper

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scale tiles

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modern home with koi pond

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modern home with koi pond

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DIY paper fish installation

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scaled Kitchen tile

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chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage

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Adam Wallacavage chandelier

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Anabo paper

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King Residence by MC2 Architectural Studio

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Koromo Eclipse wallpaper

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Tommy Rush Fish Bar

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Urban Beach House by Rachel Reider

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Katie Ridder Design

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love this pairing of scaled tile meeting wood flooring

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solid bronze mermaid sconces by Marcel Asselbur, French 1940s.
fish knuckle clutch by Alexander McQueen
steel and wood room divider by Paul Evans in a looped fish-scale technique. Circa 1960s.
1960s cane wrapped stainless fish bottle opener by Carl Aubock.
brass swordfish wall scupltures
aquatic skull print scarf by Alexander McQueen
ceramic shark and seahorse on stands by Jonathan Adler
fish rug by Eva Zeisel for the Rug Company
bronze angelfish with a glass top coffee table by Alain Chervert. French, 1970s.


  1. That Anabo paper and the Tommy Rush are KILLLLING me! Love it!

  2. I agree... The Anabo wallpaper is devine

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