This could be the moment all my readers have been waiting for. (The two of you are really going to dig this.) Do you remember my recent ramblings about this couch:
The New York Times article was titled "When perfect is not the goal" and I give full credit to designer Pamela Bell for the idea. She invited her children's classmates over to help draw on a John Derian sofa.
My own John Derian being on a permanent leave of absence, (when he heard the idea he just scampered away, one day he was there and the next, pfff, gone.) my boys and I went at it on our Ikea Klippan. We had fun, (especially me). I bought a large box of permanent markers at target for $18.99, with drool-inducing colors such as "Margarita Green" and 'Polynesian Pink', then prudently confiscated offensive names such as '"Plumtastic Purple", "Tuxedo Black" and "Woodsy Brown" (nine year old boys know three colors: black, red for blood with the occasional touch of white for bones and skulls.)
But enough with the words: Tadaaahhh!
A couple close ups
No, it's not about you Freckles! (she so vain)
And some more close-er ups because I think Picasso has nothing on my kids:
My adolescent might be going through a dark phase.
My nine year old is going through an Ugly Doll phase (note, those are his designs)
Could it be that I'm going through a worried phase?
A propos of nothing, I also bought a new tea kettle because the color was insanely beautiful to me.
Oh, and I also wanted to mention that the fishes on the walls were made by artist and BFF Isabelle Bryer as a baby shower gift 9 years ago. They were intended for the baby's bedroom but by now you all guess who the baby is around here. And many of the flower drawings were inspired by lovely blogger and super talented textile designer Ayelet Iontef of All*over*print.
They are made out of paper maché. Awesome duuude!
Voila. Now I'm supposed to do real work. Sheesh...