Summer days are dwindling...seemed like a good time for a joint post! Lemon Cadet
, who runs Project: Project blog
, suggested that we do a joint post with one piece from a pair of very cool industrial earrings by Melissa Borrell
. We would use the earring however it inspired us. I have no clue what she's doing with it, and vice versa.
I actually first saw Melissa's work at the New York International Gift Fair
back in February (I'm headed to the Gift Fair on Tuesday for the August market -- fun!). She crafts stunningly creative pieces, much like wearable art. This particular pair is Deco-inspired and made of metal. The earrings actually pop out of a flat sheet; check out this image from Melissa's site:
I gravitated back to my Cadet Room Box for the scene and knew I wanted to use some new decorative paper from the Paper Source for the wall; the flooring is scrapbook paper with a green suede-like finish. While I originally thought the earring could work as a hanging fixture of some sort, the flatness of it made it impossible to look realistic. I then quickly decided to use it as an ornamental feature on the credenza, much like a trivet or place mat (Chilewich
designs come to mind).
Hope you like my take on the earring -- can't wait to see what Lemon Cadet cooked up! Check out her post!
By the way, I launched my August ***FREE ALERT*** giveaway
today on the Call of the Small Facebook page
! This month, I am giving away a set of Re-ment and storage boxes from Crate & Barrel. Just comment on the photo
and you are entered for a chance to win. Comments will be open through Wednesday, August 31, 11:59 p.m. EST. This is open to followers on my Facebook page, domestic and international. GOOD LUCK!!
Credits: Couch and side chair are Hall's Lifetime Toys; Asian screen and side table are Petite Princess; Noguchi table is by Paris Renfroe; credenza is vintage German; lamp and silver bowl are eBay finds; pillow is by minimodernistas; planter is a napkin holder from Crate & Barrel, and the greenery is an aquarium plant; wallpaper is from the Paper Source; flooring is scrapbook paper from Michaels.
The time it took me: 1 hour