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Artist Inspired: Matisse

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Henri Matisse was one of the crucial artistic figures of the twentieth century, known for his expressive use of color and range of works in a variety of medium, from paintings and sculpture, to paper cut-out collage. Matisse’s dynamic works make for welcome inspiration—and a reminder not to shy away from allowing a bit of vibrant color, or perhaps some bold pattern, into our own surroundings.

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Artist Inspired: Dürer

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Renowned German painter, printmaker and writer, Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) is one of the most celebrated artistic figures of the Northern Renaissance. Dürer’s work has immensely contributed to the printmaking medium as an art form, his delicate prints ranging from religious scenes to exacting studies of animals and the human form. Feeling Dürer-inspired as of late—natural touches, animal motifs, and delicate black and white lines.

Madewell pullover sweater / Madewell fitted shirt / J.Crew j crew / Madewell boots / Madewell spike necklace

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Vincent van Gogh
Entrance to the Public Gardens in Arles, 1888
Oil on canvas

Every Thursday, I get to spend the evening with some of my closest girlfriends from high school. Tonight we spent a little picnic-style time together, for some much needed girl-talk, and of course a little wine.

Lusting after the selection of picnic-perfect vintage wool blankets by cutieSOcutie on etsy 2 a girl’s night snack favorite, Trader Joe’s Raisin Rosemary Crisps with Chevre with Hone3 always affordable and delicious Trader Joe’s Two Buck Chuck in durable Stacking Green Acrylic Wine Glasses from Crate and Barrel Brook Farm General Store Market Basket Tear-Off Luncheon Napkins from Anthropologie

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Summer heat

Walker Evans
Detail of Ice Truck, 1973-74
Instant color print

Last night, I went to see Moonrise Kingdom (fantastic by the way) at Milwaukee’s (air-conditioned)  Oriental Theater with the fiance & his brother, but tonight, we’ll be melting away in our 90-something degree apartment. In an attempt to beat the heat, my private bartender (yes, the fiance once again), made us a couple of summer cocktails to sip while we visualize ourselves staying cool.

1 Summer cocktail time, Gin & Tonic and Moscow Mule  2 Industrial Vintage Aqua Blue Zero Fan 1950s found on etsy via Cosa Buena   3 Jumbo Silicone Ice Cube Tray from Crate and Barrel, for chilled drinks that don’t immediately become watered down  4 delicious and refreshing Coconut Water Fruit Floes from Trader Joe’s  Korres Greek Yoghurt Hydrating & Cooling Body Duo found at Sephora

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