a mondrian john

Mosaic Mondrian-inspired bathroom

kittens, lately, i've been knee deep in bathroom tiles, bathroom faucets, and stone flooring options. designing a client's home from the ground up forces you to learn more about grout colors and stair treads than you probably care to know.

last night, i actually dreamt about unpolished brass knobs and pulls. they looked like this. i woke up not knowing whether to cry or log onto pinterest to find a kindred spirit.

one day, i hope to design a mondrian-inspired bathroom like the photo above. isn't it keen? i love small mosaic tile. and red, white and blue is one of my favorite color combos. however, i would probably select a bathtub faucet with a less game of thrones dragon profile -- but maybe not!

in the meantime, i guess i will just keep dreaming of ogee sticking, gimp braids, and flying ribs. all terms that sound like S&M, but really just refer to cabinets, beams, and upholstery detail. put away your latex catsuits, darlings (at least for now).

 
colorific

Prism by Lilly Piri rainbow deer

DipDye Brushtail Lilly Piri

magical rainbow wonderlands -- they are all around you. and in some cases they are on you!

you just need to know where to look, darlings. no LSD required!

{prism deer and dipdye brushtail by lilly piri.}

 
body electric: janine rewell for minna parikka

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes body painting 2014

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes pattern body painting on models 2014

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes pattern body paint on model 2014

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes 2014 photographer Jonas Lundqvist

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes photographer Jonas Lundqvist

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes black and white pattern body paint

Janine Rewell for Minna Parikka shoes art body painting photographer Jonas Lundqvist

artist janine rewell and shoe designer minna parikka collaborated on this head-to-toe bit of body painting fabulousness for minna's 2014 scandinavian spring collection of colorful kicks. body painting was applied by the skilled hands of saara sarvas & riina laine.

photographed by jonas lundqvist, the result is a wonderland of psychedelic splendor. check out the video and see how they did it...

{via grain edit.}

 
whoranging for coral & tusk

Coral and Tusk animal dolls

Coral and Tusk embroidered fox postcard

Coral and Tusk double cross arrows pillow

Coral and Tusk pillows

Coral and Tusk animal portrait embroidered badges

just when i thought coral & tusk couldn't get any more amazingly awesome with their clever, nostalgic, magical, gorgeous, and snuggly embroidered goods, they reveal something that truly steals my heart:

a fox pillow with a fox hidey-hole.

i repeat, a fox hidey-hole...

Coral-and-tusk-fox-pocket-pillow

stop the internets now. we found the winner.

{all photography courtesy of coral & tusk.} {animated gif by whorange.}

 
TO DIY FOR: ORIGAMI PAPER BASKET

Origami DIY paper basket in the office

Soffa DYI origami paper basket

Origami DIY in the office

Origami in the office

in my dreams, i am an origami master.

in my mega-dreams, i am an origami master that speaks czech.

luckily, this origami paper basket DIY actualizes both. give the crafty project a try. instructions are in both english and czech.

oh, and the measurements are in centimenters. yes, you can exercise your metric system knowledge, too.

let's fold, kittens!

{origami paper basket DIY by soffa magazine.} {via vosgesparis.}

 
Whorange Mini Mod Mani for NailSnaps!

NailSnaps Mini Mod Mani nail art from photo

in support of my friend angel's amazing NailSnaps kickstarter, i designed a Mini Mod nail art mani that will be offered as a reward for backers!

i used the photo featured in my hanging planter blog post and focused on my den's 1970s wall hanging textile. groovy, yes?

show your support and get a little whorange manicure. perfect for lounging in your sunken living room while watching the final season of mad men.

my kitty, veruschka, approves!

xoxo

Whorange Mini Mod Mani NailSnaps

Panton inspired vintage wall hanging textile

 
hanging planter a go go

Whorange-cat-blue-sofa-lounging

kittens, i have a hole in my life. it resides in my den and takes the form of empty air space.

i need a hanging plant.

but, what to choose? shall i select a macrame planter woven in the mountains of santa cruz? or perhaps an upcycled air plant space pod? or maybe a succulent basket crafted from found cat hair?

the possibilities are endless. let's explore, shall we?

Hanging planters round up modern ceramic

above: 1). faceted hanging tray by pigeon toe ceramics; 2). plant orb by perch!; 3). modern macrame planter by HRUSKAA; 4). orange hang pot; 5). woven bead planter; 6. DIY leather and brass teardrop hanging planter via vintage revivals.

but, wait! there's more...

Hanging planters round up modern ceramic and mid century

 

above: 1). suspended dome 2). hanging air plant cradle by mudpuppy; 3). cermaic planters by l & m studio; 4). geo triangle hanging terrarium; 5). jungalow hanging planter by MFEO; 6. hanging nest; 7). herringbone hanging planter by moorea seal.

 
pinkys up

i've been pinning a lot of pink lately. perhaps it has something to do with spring. or perhaps it's because i think pink foam rollers are the best invention since the wheel. either way, pink is guaranteed to put a spring in your step and a bounce in your hair.

let's get blushing...

Pineapples and a bar cart

 above: glitter guide

Pink vintage decor and hair drying lamp

 above:  dominique pruitt

Pink desk accessories

 above: present and correct

Pink cat hair rollers

 above: ffffound

Pink maraschino cherries

 above: ban.do

Sequined candy apple

above: charlotte audrey owen-meehan

 
NailSnaps: Turn your photos into nail art

David Bowie Star Trek NailSnaps manicure

kittens, have you ever fantisized about turning your instagram photos into nail art?

yes, you say? me, too!

thanks to a super faboo app called NailSnaps (which is currently raising funds on kickstarter), you can decorate your digits with your favorite photos -- vacation pics, celebrity sightings, sleeping cats, technicolor sunsets -- the possibilities are endless!

the groovy app allows you to create a customizable design which spans across your nails (from your index to your pinky) to make a complete picture like a skyline. or you can target portions of your photo and assign the selected image to specific nails.

simply upload your photo, design your manicure layout, and NailSnaps will print your custom design onto nail polish stickers and ship them to you.

the nail polish stickers are easy to apply with zero drying time. woohoo!

i did some fantasy NailSnaps manicure mock-ups using photos from my instagram feed. check 'em out!

i even hand modeled for your visual pleasure...

NailSnaps Star Trek manicure

above: photo of the inside cover of "star trek: the art of juan ortiz" (i added the gold confetti stars). cue up some david bowie -- instant heaven!

NailSnaps Mad Men Milton Glaser poster manicure

NailSnaps Mad Men Milton Glaser Mad Men poster nail art

above: my NailSnaps fantasy manicure inspired by the mad men season 7 mural by milton glaser as spotted on beverly boulevard...

Nailsnaps husband nail art photograph manicure

Nailsnaps street art nail art manicure

above: my MAN-icure mock-up using an instagram photo of steve dancing in front of the elliott smith figure 8 mural.

NailSnaps Nanz starburst lighting nail art manicure

1 Starburst NailSnaps manicure nail art photograph

above: my manicure inspired by the sparkling starburst lighting at nanz.

okay, now it's your turn to play with your photo manicure!

to get the ball rolling, simply support NailSnaps' kickstarter so they can build the magical app. donate $20 (or more!). it's all good. let's make this puppy happen!

fun fact -- angel anderson, the creator to NailSnaps, is one of my best friends in the world. she's brilliant, creative, innovative, and an overall fabulous gal. however, i'm not just giving this project good lovin' because i love angel, but because i think it's one of the best ideas around.

i'm excited to see everyone's inspired and groovy nail art. let's help make this world a little prettier one fingernail at a time.

xoxo 

gif courtesy of http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com

{photography by whorange.}

{NailSnaps "tiger claw" stencil courtesy of NailSnaps.}

{animated gif by prosthetic knowledge.}

 
mad men season 7 - brace yourself

Mad Men poster key art by icon Milton Glaser

while cruising down beverly boulevard yesterday, i nearly crashed my car when i saw this glorious MAD MEN SEASON 7 MURAL tumbling across the wall of the sofitel hotel.

the artist behind the technicolor, art nouveau masterpiece is iconic '60s artist milton glaser (age 84!). mad men's creator, matthew weiner, sought out glaser as his dream key art illustrator for the show's final season, and luckily for all of us, glaser agreed.

similar to enlisting the art of brian sanders for season 6, weiner truly celebrates and honors the master artists of the mid-century. the result is nostalgic, sophisticated, and exuberantly authentic. thank you, matthew!

but wait -- there's more...

AMC released mad men's season 7 character photos, and darlings, it is head-to-toe perfection.

from peggy's enamel daisy pin to gentlemen sporting various shades of mustard, i'm happily drunk in a sea of fringe and polyester. bring on 1969 and bring it on forever!

costumes by janie bryant. photography by frank ockenfels. enjoy!

Don and Megan Draper TWA airport Mad Men Season 7

Christina Hendricks as Joan Mad Men Season 7

Megan and Don Draper 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Roger Sterling and Don Draper airplane Mad Men season 7

Roger Sterling TWA Mad Men season 7

Bert Cooper and Roger Sterling 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Peggy Olsen on the airplane with boys Mad Men season 7 photographer Frank Ockenfels

Harry Crane Stan Ken and Ginsberg Mad Men season 7

Peggy Olsen and Pete Campbell 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Betty and Henry Francis and Sally Draper

Joan and Betty 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Jim Cutler and Ted Chaough Mad Men season 7 photographer Frank Ockenfels

Peggy Olsen and Don Draper 1969 Mad Men Season 7

Don Draper TWA airplane Mad Men Season 7

{to see the entire gallery, click on over to AMC. remember, the season premiere is april 13th!}

 
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