Daily Covet: Art & The Marlboro Man

When I was young and full of beans, I always said I wanted to marry the Marlboro Man someday.

I’m probably dating myself here, but back then there were still commercials and ads for the hunky rancher-type perched atop a horse or roping a stray calf.

While I am very much a city girl, there is a certain charm to a guy who has to wear leather gloves and sturdy boots to do his job. I guess that might include large, bald hit men too, but I digress….

Funny enough, I am actually happily married to a brainy, well-read sales guy with wicked networking skills and an impressive catalog of digital music.

So why not just hang this enlarged thumbnail print of an old Marlboro ad by George Allen to remind me of my younger days? The colors are gorgeous, the subject reminiscent and the pricetag  is right.

Better than getting my designer pumps dusty, if you ask me!

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Daily Covet: Chinese Chippendale Étagère

We need shelves like no other.

This house contains boxes of packed-away books, tables with stacked books, and small bookcases with way too many books too.

I’m always on the hunt for places to store books, trinkets, art and more.  When I saw this amazing Chinese Chippendale Étagère this morning on OneKingsLane.com, I was instantly smitten.

Now if I could just find this beautiful piece on the cheap at a local esate sale instead!

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Daily Covet: Jane Mount Ideal Bookshelf

I have long been intrigued with Jane Mount and her ideal bookshelves.

I’m a reader, my husband is a literature buff, my small boys die to be read to.  That’s why I constantly keep my eye on 20×200’s collection of Jane Mount’s art.  She makes “ideal bookshelves” for everyone – over 600 to be exact.

Dr. Suess and Pat the Bunny grace a children’s bookshelf.  There is one with all the classics for the professor of literature, and now the perfect shelf for a fashionista.

Some of the books are ones I actually own, which makes Mount’s Fashion bookshelf even more fun.  This will definitely go to the top of my Christmas list!

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On the edge…

There is the edge of sanity.  The edge of time.  And of course, Pink Floyd’s “Edge of Darkness.”

But this house is really on the edge!

Not to worry, it meets California’s earthquake codes and can withstand winds of up to 100 mph.  It’s also permanently attached to the rooftop of UC San Diego’s engineering building.

I’m not sure about you, but I’d be on the edge of my seat watching someone stand in it or walk under it!

A Walk In The Clouds At The Met

A Walk In The Clouds At The Met.

Even more unique than some of the “fashion” (courtesy of the LA Times blog) at the most recent MET Gala, is this rooftop installation by Argentinian artist Tomás Saraceno. This work of art is perched atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and offers amazing views of the city.  Check out more of the stunning photos at www.whatwelikenyc.com.

This is definitely going on my must-visit list!

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Channeling Chanel

Coco Chanel, one of the world’s most famous designers and innovators of women’s fashion, is the subject of a collection put together by Joss & Main.  Fabrics and furniture in signature black and white, as well as coffee table books on the design house’s founder and ads featuring her signature Chanel No. 5 perfume, are all part of this inspirational collection.

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