Louise McNaught’s Heavenly Bodies Mixed Media Series

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Art, Vintage
Louise McNaught’s Heavenly Bodies Mixed Media Series

Louise McNaught is an Engligh artist with a penchant for animals drawings and outer space. Her Heavenly Bodies series caught my eye because it combines my love of antique illustration archives and maps. She incorporates detailed line-work, vivid colors, space motifs and tweaks the perspective perfectly in the sphere of an antique celestial maps dating back to 1880. A number of the mixed media paintings are currently on sale at Degree Art. Be sure to check out Louise’s other great work on her portfolio site and Tumblr (via Scene360).

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Vintage David Klein TWA Posters

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Design, Illustration, Vintage
Vintage David Klein TWA Posters

I am in love with these vintage TWA posters from artist David Klein. He was a famous illustrator most known for his work with TWA airlines from 1955 to 1965. They truly are works of art and I would love to start a collection one day. His use of color is great and I love how he creates a completely different work of art for so many cities and countries. Below are some of my favorites via Google.

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Vintage Decanter Bottles

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Home, Vintage
Vintage Decanter Bottles

Every great bar cart must have equally fabulous accessories to go with it. The most important being decanter bottles. Your liquor collection needs a beautiful home to be displayed in. We found five crystal and glass decanters at various antique malls in Austin for around 20 to 30 dollars a pice. Each bottle is unique and one of a kind with different sizes and shapes but the thing that ties them together is that they are all clear. We opted to not collect any bottles with color so that they would blend seamlessly together. I love the way they look and am so happy we don’t have to look at any ugly bottle labels on our bar. The decanters are a bit mysterious and you have to sniff each one to find your alcohol of choice. Have a look below at some favorites I found on pinterest.

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Vintage Bar Cart Inspiration

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Home, Vintage
Vintage Bar Cart Inspiration

Ever since moving to Austin I have been on the look out for a vintage bar cart Mad Men style. I don’t drink alcohol anymore but I love the tradition of making a drink for my husband a few nights a week. It feels very 1960’s to me and I love it! After almost a year we finally found our bar cart a few weeks back in an antique mall about two hours outside of Austin. The bar cart is from the 1960’s with two glass shelves and gold chrome. It is a beauty and looks great in our dining room. Below are some favorite bar carts that I found on pinterest. Check back later this week for some ideas on how to decorate your bar.

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Lauren

Archie’s Girls M.A.C.

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Design, Illustration, Vintage
Archie’s Girls M.A.C.

Around the age of eight I became obsessed with collecting Archie comics. Whenever I passed by a news stand or comic shop I had to buy a couple Archie’s to add to my vast collection of never-ending comics. I must have had at least 300, all perfectly stored away in special envelopes for safe keeping. It was always a bonus when I found a Double Digest, especially a Betty and Veronica one. Those girls were my favorite. I loved how Betty was the sweet blonde girl next door and Veronica was a rich spoiled brunette. I guess I could relate to both of them and loved them equally as much. They were beautiful, always wore makeup and had such a great fashion sense. I love how throughout the decades their style was always on trend. A few years passed and when I reached fifth grade I stopped collecting Archie’s and began collecting Beverly Hills 90210 trading cards instead. I deemed my self too old for Betty and Veronica and sold my entire collection for 50 bucks to my door man. At the time I thought that was a great deal and did not realize said doorman made out like a bandit.

And then yesterday while browsing on instagram I saw that M.A.C. cosmetics created a new limited edition collection called Archie’s Girls. I just about died over the packaging and love how M.A.C. stayed true to the original Archie illustrations. I frantically called all three M.A.C. stores in Austin looking for Ronnie Red and unfortunately all was sold out. Boo for me, I guess I was late to the party. Have a look below at the gorgeous make up.

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The colors, the packaing, the illustrations are just amazing. I wish I could buy it all! And just for fun I found some vintage illutrations of Archie and his girls.

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Have a great long weekend! I will be on the search for some Archie’s for a home office project.

Lauren