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I’m Not Ticklish …

28 Apr

BUT THESE GUYS ARE!!!  (Actually I am too … )

So last week I purchased a grow kit for some Tickle Me Plants in honor of Earth Day.  Well, I planted them last Saturday afternoon and … well  just look:

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(pictured from front to back:  Harvey, Casandra, James Jr., Dildo, Elliot, Chad and Tabitha.)

Not even 72 hours has gone by and these future Ticklers have breached their soil surface.  These are really fun plants, and as you can see you don’t have to wait around for weeks for them to start doing something.  They also make radical gifts.  Buy More Plants!

“The Farmer And The Cowman Should Be Friends” By Ron Arad

3 Apr

I found this amazing piece of bookshelf magic on Apartment Therapy.  It’s a concept piece by artist Ron Arad that is on display at the Timothy Taylor Gallery.  Unfortunately this piece is not in production.  I think instead of filling each shelf with only books I’d think of clever little knick-knacks to put into each respective state.  I would leave Idaho empty because I’m convinced there’s nothing there.

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My Hood.

30 Mar

I moved into the Historic Electric Building one month ago.  I really missed living in an actual apartment Building.  I’m allready beginning to miss having a backyard and animals but most importantly I miss having a Barbecue Grill.

However, I’m intrigued on a daily basis by Downtown Fort Worth.  It’s nice living in a place that is appreciated by it’s inhabitants.

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Stay Classy Fort Worth!

What’s Your Personal Decor Style???

16 Mar

My Assistant made me take an online interior decor survey online this weekend.  It was actually quite a bit of fun.  I’m a huge fan of browsing interior design blogs, mostly Apartment Therapy, How About Orange and Erin’s Awesome Blog (just to name a few.)

If you go to Sproost.com you can take the same survey!  It takes a minute tops but I like to get side tracked, spending more time than I should analyzing different design elements in living spaces.  Here are the results from my Survey:

I am:

44% Vintage Modern

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Flea Market, anyone? You know you are drawn to modern furniture and interiors, and yet you don’t like a space that feels cold and sterile. And who could blame you? That’s why Vintage Modern is so appealing to you. Though the backdrop of the room, the walls and windows, are many times white or monochromatic, the furniture and accessories have the color, shape and texture to bring the warmth into the space.

The great thing about Vintage Modern is ease of mixing different styles in the one space. You can have a new modular sofa mixed with a great pair of chairs that your grandmother purchased in the late 1950’s. The new and old work appear as though they were destined for each other. Even if you don’t have time for swap meets and garage sales, so many of the mid-century pieces were so great that they have been remade and mimicked year after year.

33% Hollywood Couture

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“Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream?” That’s right, it’s time to roll out the red carpet and get ready for the sparkle of crystal and all things flashy that make up Hollywood Couture.

Glam style originated in high-end lifestyles that made up the years between the roaring 20’s and the swinging 40’s, where it was important to bring a feeling of glamour to the home when the world outside may have lacked it. Nowadays it’s scratching a similar itch in the sense that it’s bringing a sense of opulence to a world that seems to have forgotten how much fun it can be!

The great thing about the updated version of the style is how versatile it is. You can take it in any direction and add almost any style into the mix — perhaps a contemporary leather sofa paired with lacquered Louis XIV chairs that have been upholstered in lush velvet. The key is that each item feels as rich and over-the-top as possible and yet everything still seems livable. It’s not a space that screams: “do not touch” – rather it almost dares you to experience its luxury.

and 23% Cottage Chic

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Who says that cottages can’t be modern and chic? Who says that they have to be floral and cheesy? Not you!

You love the carefree spirit that the cottage interior inspires, but you are also serious about your appreciation for modern art and hip treasures. You love old and new alike, and love to highlight them all to expose the uniqueness of each. What better way to show off these treasures than with a light background?

New Apartment.

21 Feb

Ruiz and I are the newest tenants of the Historic Electric Building in Down Town Fort Worth.

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It’s pretty much the coolest place ever.  More picture soon.