December 12, 2011

American Southwest Design - Totally Taos!

 Destination?  American Southwest.
It possesses a quiet, yet very strong type of beauty, 
 with a subtle color palette that's dry and serene, 
We're talking gorgeous blocks of clay, and a statuesque landscape.
Beautiful handicrafts and worn finishes. 
 Clearly, it's also a place that has long influenced many 
artists and artisans over the years. 
Scroll on down and understand why:

A view of the Taos Mountains
Ranchos Taos Church

A fantastic shot of Diana Vreeland from the 1940's.

Maria Martinez Pottery

When speaking of iconic Southwestern artists - Truth be told - My preference is defintely more Maynard Dixon. This one is from the 1930's.

The photo above is from a 10 year old fashion shoot paying homage to Millicent Rogers: Socialite, Fashion icon and Major art collector of all things Southwestern.
 The pieces shown were on loan from the Millicent Rogers Museum.

A very modern swing chair is something that could actually easily integrate with this
style due to the simplicity of the the design and the leather upholstery.

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Taos Pueblo

I Absolutely ADORE this 1956 Mural by Tom and Sarah Lee

 Southwestern turquoise has always been insanely popular, and it's no wonder why.
The necklace above is from Millicent Roger's Collection.

Most stunning use of layering Turquoise ever?
 Iris Arpfel's Collection.

Cuff from the "Turquiose Ranch"

A Modern spin of a turquoise necklace.

A beaded and leather cuff from "Desert Sage Bead Art"

A ring from "Turquoise Ranch"

Maynard Dixon

Basket with Rattlesnake motif

Maria Martinez
 This is from that same "Millicent Rogers" photo shoot.
Total Perfection!
Absolutely in love with this pebble mosiac pathway by  local
 Artist Anne Ziemienski.
 I really think she does spectacular work! 

Michael Kors Spring 2011 Collection

Leather Club Chair
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Lalanne Donkey

God I love these Cactus Lamps - especially with this sofa!
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Beaded cuff from "Desert Sage Bead Art"

Taos Bridge

Midcentury Lamps with sun motif 

LOL - Clearly, I'm in love with these cuffs.  Again, from "Desert Sage Bead Art"

 This mirror's simplistic masculine
design would integrate beautifully with Southwestern pieces

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"Basket Lanterns"
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Anne Ziemienski

A David Cressey planter from the 1970's

Vintage Southwestern cuff

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