Saturday, 10 October 2015

The Bohemian Hilltop Home of.... Vanessa from Honeywood Vintage

 The thing I really love about blogging and social media is the people i have been in contact with. People I will probably never meet in person (although i have met a few) but actually have played a part in supporting me through tough times and have offered advice, encouragement and wisdom.

One of these lovely people is Vanessa from Honeywood Vintage....

These pictures of Vanessa's home appeared on Apartment therapy some years ago and I remember instantly falling in love with that beautiful bedroom, with its stunning Piano Shawl positioned above the bed (just like Jimi Hendrix did in my favorite photo of him).

This is in fact Vanessa and musician partner Charlie Overbey's old property that they rented in Eagle Rock, California, they now have a new property which they are working on.... but Vanessa has promised me some photos to show of on Moon to Moon soon!!

A bit about Vanessa

My Style: As overused as I think the term is, I have to say Bohemian. Both of my parents have had a huge influence over my style — my mother is a true artist and collector who has been collecting all things vintage since before vintage was cool. As children, my sister and I were dragged (generally kicking and screaming) into every estate sale, Goodwill and Salvation Army that my mother could find, and that is how we learned about antiques, vintage clothing, textiles, etc. Now I am so thankful. My father was a design fanatic with impeccable taste who (lucky for me) taught me a lot about art and interior design.

Inspiration: I’m inspired by my work every day. My businesses revolve around ethnic vintage clothing and old textiles from different cultures, so I’m surrounded by lovely fabrics, colors, prints, and textures all day. Honeywood Vintage was born from my love of vintage Mexican, Eastern European and Latin American hand embroidered clothing. The hours of work and detail that go into these pieces is amazing! My other clothing line, GoldDust Dresses, was created with my partner using vintage hand-blocked Indian fabrics. I love items that are tactile and have a rich visual history. I think this has translated to an eclectic romantic bohemian vibe in the house. Thank goodness my boyfriend isn’t a minimalist!

 Best Advice:  Surround yourself with things you love! Even if it’s a flower you pick on the side of the road or a beautiful feather, Mother Nature is an amazing artist!

 To view more of this beautiful home and the original interview visit Apartment Therapy here... and be sure to check out Honeywood vintage!!!

Friday, 9 October 2015

Hats on the Wall.....

Hats on the wall in the the Home of Leah Hoffman
Hat wall in the home of Vanessa of HoneyWood vintage
Hats on the wall: Erin Wasson's Bohemian Venoce Beech home
Hats on the Wall: Free people
Hats on the wall at the fabulous HoneyWood Vintage

It was the bottom image of those beautiful handmade hats at HoneyWood vintage that inspired this post. I have been collecting 'Hats on the wall' images for a while and finally had enough to share. Sadly I am not a hat person, its not that i don't like them I just cant pull one off, however for a non-hat wearer i do have a great collection of Stetsons, floppy 60's hats etc... I also now have a place for my feathered beauties....

Friday, 2 October 2015

Palais Bulles...... The Palace of Bubbles

 I remember watching Tara Palmer-Tompkinson on T.V in the 90's going on a search for a new holiday home with a cool budget of 1.5 million and this crazy bubble house was one of the houses she was looking at. She didnt buy it, and I remember thinking at the time she must be mad.... it is so cool!

Palais Bulles, or "Palace of Bubbles", was built in 1989 (not the 60's as it is often wrongly credited) by Architect Antti Lovag and is situated just outside of Calais with a stunning Mediterranean view, it has since been brought by Pierre Cardin, and has been the back drop for many fashion shoots, videos and Avant garde parties! It has also been listed as a historic monument by the French Ministry of Culture.

What i love about this crazy looking place is that it reminds me of caves from 50's and 60's films like Journey to the Center of the Earth or The Time machine.... even maybe Star Trek.

 Pierre Cardin by Paul Figaro for Edson Williams.
I bet Tara is kicking herself now!