Friday, July 25, 2008

Eye Candy for your Walls

These beautiful decoupage plates by John Derian are my new favorite eye candy. He is an avid collector of antique fruit, flower and animal prints. He hand-paints borders over centuries-old ledgers and letters and combines all these elements into charmingly eccentric collages, which are reprinted and pieced together in layers under glass accessories. His ever- expanding collection includes plates, platters, paperweights, coasters, lamps, bowls, bell jars, urns and vases. John Derian’s designs are handmade in his studio in New York, where he employs a small staff of artists to assist with production. You can purchase his plate here.

I think you should surround yourself with things that make you smile, whatever they may be. If something in your house doesn't make you happy every time you look at it, get rid of it. Design is more than just making something pretty, it should evoke emotion and make a statement about yourself.

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