images by joe gomez via pennyweight
While organizing our cross-country move, I learned exactly how much “stuff” we have. A nice woman from the moving company came to our condo, and in a very efficient manner, summed up the carefully curated artifacts of our life in just two words: 10,000 lbs.
Faced with a major move, and given our general un-preparedness in the face of life-changing events, we decide just to move it all, to pack it all up on a truck in the middle of what our clueless realtor dubs the “best block” in Philadelphia, and just deal with it on the other side.
i’ve revisited this home tour on trendland about 8 times already this week, and figured i should share here. located on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, and belonging to Danish designer Malene Birger (one of my perputual favorites), it is currently on the market for just over 1.8 million USD. what do i love here? the warm tiled floors (they remind me of the house i grew up in), simple black + white palette made interesting with print and pattern, the detailed metal accents, and of course, the pool. it is beautiful, thoughtful, comfortable, lived-in, warm, and welcoming. a house like this is on my someday list….
for mother’s day 2013, i had the pleasure of working with one of my favorite ceramic artists, Frances Palmer, to put together a collection just for terrain. we had become connected on instagram, and when we were putting together the vision for spring, i knew her work would perfectly punctuate the season for us. Frances’ pieces are beautifully refined- impeccable objects shaped with a touch of the hand. in person, they are truly breathtaking- I particularly love her footed pieces.
with the collection launch, we held a pop-up flower shop at terrain at westport, hosted by Frances and friend Amy Merrick. (Amy also was the stylist, floral designer, and photographer for the beautiful images you see here). following the event, Frances welcomed us and her friends to her home for a celebratory party, and took us on a tour of her incredible barn-turned-studio, reconstructed from pieces dating back to the 1790s. fittingly, i forgot my camera- but have since realized that sometimes experiences and spaces are best remembered in the mind.
images by Amy Merrick for terrain
updated my pinterest board; we’re flying home to california for the holiday today!
ocean, earth, and atmosphere silk screen prints from brainstorm print & design [shop]
arrangements from saipua, brooklyn. [shop]