Bananas for Gray Malin

I am a interior design girl at heart, but you would never know it because I always seem to be talking about photography.  In  my defense however, a piece of art can make a break the design of any room.   Anyway, I say if it doesn’t have that special feeling about it then, forget about it; and for that reason and that reason alone, I seem to be on a mission to rid my home of typical vintage art prints and to infuse it with something that speaks to me.  Don’t get me wrong, I actually like my cat … i mean, he’s been with me for a very long time … but I need something that speaks to who I am now – a suburban southern girl living in a big, southern city who loves the beach with every bit of her heart and craves the simplicity of the country from time to time.  Insert Gray Malin.  Holy geez, perfection.  Can you say I about flipped when I saw his Prada Marfa Photographs on One Kings Lane this morning?  Yes, yes you can.  Oh my goodness … words escape me.

Prada Marfa Legs in Color

Now do you see why?  City Chic IN the country!!!!  It’s like a present … just for me … and you … and everyone else who craves such a juxtaposition!

Prada Marfa Red Bow

It’s so great …

Prada Marfa with Mule

… even the horse wants some action.

Unfortunately, this little shop closed it’s doors only to remain as an objet d’art … one to be captured by the amazing Gray Malin.  To be honest, I can’t really complain about that!

You want to know what else I’m going bananas over?

Yep, that’s right. Bananas on a clothesline.  What could be better than that? Nope, nothing.

But you can decide for yourself.  Want to see more of these Apeeling Moments (gotta love the gallery name right)???? Well then, hop on over to and check it out!

Have a great day, y’all!


Inspired by Elizabeth Taylor

after elizabeth taylor passed away, i was struck by her beauty and her flare for all things f-a-ancy.  so i thought i would shout out to the gods and to the icon herself by designing a mood board that highlighted that fanciful-ness and gave props to her role as cleopatra.  this exercise in design stretched my brain to its limits, but here it is …   just so you know, i created this right after she passed away but i forgot to share it … probably because i couldn’t find curtains that made me happy. oh well. so this room has high-gloss black walls with gold, deep purple, and orange accent furniture. the accessories are crystal and gold and all around blingin’. the fabrics are rich and luxurious … they are all interesting and unique. the art on the wall is a reflection of her beauty.

and the curtains … well the curtains are the bane of my existence, but they would probably be custom-made to mimic something like this shawl.

velvet burnout. peacock. yum.

 i would probably, however,  make the white background black or deep gray or deep dark plum or gold and let the only white be the peacock feathers.

yep, that would make me happy.

oh, and don’t go expecting to know where all this stuff came from. i don’t remember.

like i said i created this in march. my brain doesn’t think that far back.

y’all have a good day.



lover’s pick

that’s what i thought the description said. i was wrong. it said “buyer’s picks.” slight difference, but i like my slight of eye idea better.

now do you see why? omg! i love, love, love this bike from cb2. one for girl. one for boy. two for love.

yellow wheels, red seat, red handle bars. and an orange-y bell. oh my, ding, ding, ding! yes please.

and you would be perfect on a beach, wouldn’t you? i couldn’t agree more.

i also couldn’t agree more on the “buyer’s pick”

 a basket! how old-school classic is that.  nevermind the fact that i already have a bike collecting dust, if i had this bike and this basket, my heart would pound with excitement!

(or maybe out-of-shape-ness, i’ll never tell)



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