Like a Picture

It is infinitely more difficult to wake up on the right side of the bed when it is dismal and raining outside. I’m not exactly what you would call a morning person (or, for that matter, a night person, given my proclivity to fall asleep at 9:45 most nights) as it is, but I find it exceptionally hard to rally or even peel the covers off of me when what’s outside is gloomier than the prospect of leaving my toasty bed. Whine whine whine!

To apologize to you lovely, fabulous ladies for my debby-downer mood today, I have 2 Like a Picture posts to share with you. I deviated from what I’ve done so far and used pictures that weren’t of soft-focus women from the chin down. I think I enjoy using those sort of pictures more (and I have plenty in my reserve pile I can use in the coming weeks), but it was interesting to work with non-human subjects; the process was similar but a lot more literal.

I haven’t forgotten about my offer to take your submissions and use them for this series, but I think I’m going to hold off until after I get back from Europe. Between my endless and compulsive planning and packing, and the organizing I’m doing behind the scenes for the week of guest-posters, I think it would be better to wait.

1. Blanket / 2. Candle / 3. Picture

Can you imagine if that was your front stoop? Either door would work for me. I love that both the black and the pink pop even more because of what they’re next to. Talk about complementary colors. And before we get too far, both blankets are from West Elm, because while I promised not to use another one from Lands Downunder, I made no such assertions for West Elm. On a related note: it is very difficult to find decent throw blankets in multiple colors and textures online. Inevitably I end up sorting through fleece blankets with college football team logos on them.

1. Blanket / 2. Candle / 3. Picture

Don’t you just want to know what they’re drinking? It looks like lingonberry juice to me, watered down. What do you think? Yes, I didn’t have to look too far to find that West Elm blanket, but it matches whatever in is their glasses perfectly.

Alright kiddos, how is everyone doing so far this week? We’re all hanging in? It’s almost Friday!

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April 26, 2012 / art / photo / design / LEAVE A COMMENT / 10

10 comments

  • LOVE those doors. I want to move in!

    • I know, right?! I can’t decide which one, though!

  • I think it’s Ribena and they just didn’t have a lot left in the bottle so had to water it down.

    Love the pink door. I’ve always wanted a pink door, but darker than that. Look like London hosues to me?

    Try Amara for patterned rugs! xx

    • So ashamed I had to google Ribena, but now that I know I think you might be right! I think you’re also spot-on about it being in London. Something very London-esque about that stoop.

  • Black White and Pink – what a combo, all sugary sweet and deadly strong. I have this combo on my Pinterest somewhere j’adore. I’d like to go so far as to say that this is my favourite Like A Picture so far.

    I feel your depression, it’s dismal and raining in the UK too, we are due to have the rainiest April since records began apparently. It’s not bloody stopped!

    I think that it’s not some flavoursome drink in those glasses, it that mouth swill that dentists give you when you’ve just had a filling, lol!

  • The doors are a great contrast but go together so well – like it!

  • Love the doors, the blankets and candles! Great color combo! Can I have what they are drinking, if it has some kind of alcohol in it…I Have the same problem getting out of bed right now too, even throughout the day I feel like I could curl up in bed for a nap. Today it feels like the sun didn’t come out at all. Hope we’ll get our spring back soon!

  • Well, these just keep getting better and better, if that’s even possible. I love the photo of the doors. Imagine walking home to that every day. Nice! I would take either color.
    Well, I hope your mood lightens. Here’s some cheer: By the time you get this, it will be Friday. Happy Friday! ;) And, no need to apologize. We each experience our own off days. I’m sure mine will be coming around the corner soon. xoxo

  • OMG those doors! And perhaps the best moment of my week (after my birthday) was yesterday evening when Neel picked up my West Elm catalog and said, “This catalog has some nice furniture.”

    G.A.S.P.