Thursday, January 21, 2010

curating a collection of awesomeness

people who use the term "curating" are complete asshole posers. only museum employees who collect fucking bones or art can call themselves curators. but i am TOTALLY curating an awesome collection of images for my inspiration files. what about the assholes who use the term "inspiration files"?

breathe in the freshness:

turn any ol cabinet into awesomeness with a curated collection of white and baskets:



break that shit up with open shelves and screens in your cabinet doors:



it's like tiny windows:

so many attics unused...do this to it:

if you were so inclined you could stencil those tiles on a wall:

mirrors on windows and whiskers on kittens...

unfussy beds and warm woolen mittens:


*images via your mom the curator

24 comments:

Lovely Little Nest said...

haha love it! Great pics, even better commentary :)

Elissa said...

Apparently I'm one of those assholes (the inspiration files kind, not the curating kind) cuz I have a bunch of those images in my files, too.

boops said...

"your mom the curator"
you're so freakin' awesome!!!!!!!!

:))))))

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Hmmm....I curate...the contents of my stomach????

Katrina Chambers said...

Hearing you LOUD and CLEAR! Good choice of words. Love it!

Levon said...

This. Shit. Rocks. I fucking love design.
Just dont have the cash to get all i want.
Someday...someday...
I should start one of those inspiration files.
It'll probably just depress me though. Fuck.

LindsB said...

My mom the curator has some amazing inspiration files, who knew?

Wendy said...

Where can I find the paintings "like tiny windows"? LOVE them!

urbansardines said...

you can curate my museum any ole day! I love the stenciled tiles... wonder if I'd hate them after painting each and every one? I am all about the tiny windows! Someday, I'll take a photo series like those!

court. said...

loving the pic with landscapes.

Raru said...

Wow. Love it. All.
:))))
Wish you a great Friday!
xoxo,
Raru

erika said...

my mom is a curator of inspirational images! how did you know!?

appleTree said...

I love those tiny windows too.

Kara said...

I think I'm going to start using the term curate...

it sounds better than I collect cheap pottery from junk stores.

wkay said...

i'm such an asshole.

nkp said...

You are so delightful! I just love coming by and seeing what you are up to. And if you are a curating inspiration file asshole, then I must be top dog in that club. It's an addiction. These are fantastic images...so inspiring...and I'm off to add them to my...you guessed it, inspiration files!

Have a great weekend Jenny!

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

That blue bathroom has been in my faviesbinder forever, it really turns me on.

Anne @ The City Sage said...

LOVE that gallery wall of landscapes, and love your description of it--tiny windows? fab!

Shelly said...

Thank you for publicly calling out those curating poseurs.

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

I'm an asshole poseur. and am now laughing like a 15 year old boy at the idea of being an asshole poseur. mental image. Speaking of holes...love the ones in that desk (I believe its called a 'modesty panel') in the attic image. gorge. where can I get one?

susie q said...

The REAL asshole posers are people who use the word ‘bespoke.’ I hate that pretentious word. Unless you're Australian. Then you get a pass.

Count me in the Inspiration Files club too. I'm taking deep fresh breaths and pledging my alliegence to Mom, the Curator!

Laurie Marshall said...

Love the photos/art of landscapes on the wall. Do you have a source for that bedside table by any chance?

Anna said...

lol...your a clever chicky babe....love all of these ideas..so that next time..

When the dog barks...when the bee stings...when Im feeeeeeeling pms..
I simply remember my favourite post..and then I wont feeeeeeeeel soooo cramp!!

Kristin said...

That wall display is freaking amazing!