Kelly Isle Kitchen inspiration, images via greige, desiretoinspire, kvriver I am working on a brand new build in Kelly Isle, a contemporary canal home which is a blank white canvas I hope to fill with a few dark details, lots of texture, and plenty of casual coastal white and nuetral tones. The focal point of the kitchen will be a large central island with the subtle grey and walnut striation finish pictured bottom right. Sleek bar stools will tie in with the state of the art sub-zero appliances and open shelving will host well designed necessities like these.
Kelly Isle Living Room Inspirations above and below, images via desiretoinspire, coastalliving, daniellawitte, greige, birchandbird, designsponge, templeandwebsterwherethesidewalkbegins, beachchicdesign, desiretoinspire, designsponge, pinterest, paloma81 The upper level contains the master bedroom, two baths, a nursery, and the office areas. Nuetral linens, statement rugs, and key contemporary furnishings will continue the style from the main floor.
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So often when it comes to reporting on the environment, it’s a heavy message of grey gloom and impending doom. But today we get to celebrate Earth Day 2013 and celebrate the billion acts of green and beyond that millions of people worldwide are taking action to protect and preserve our planet. This year, on the 43rd anniversary, we view
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Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change
“Climate change has many faces.
A man in the Maldives worried about relocating his family as sea levels rise, a farmer in Kansas struggling to make ends meet as prolonged drought ravages the crops, a fisherman on the Niger River whose nets often come up empty, a child in New Jersey who lost her home to a super-storm, a woman in Bangladesh who can’t get fresh water due to more frequent flooding and cyclones…
And they’re not only human faces.
They’re the polar bear in the melting arctic, the tiger in India’s threatened mangrove forests, the right whale in plankton-poor parts of the warming North Atlantic, the orangutan in Indonesian forests segmented by more frequent bushfires and droughts…
These faces of climate change are multiplying every day.
For many, climate change can often seem remote and hazy – a vague and complex problem far off in the distance that our grandchildren may have to solve. But that’s only because they’re still fortunate enough to be insulated from its mounting consequences. Climate change has very real effects on people, animals, and the ecosystems and natural resources on which we all depend. Left unchecked, they’ll spread like wildfire.
Luckily, other faces of climate change are also multiplying every day.
Every person who does his or her part to fix the problem is also a Face of Climate Change: the entrepreneurs who see opportunity in creating the new green economy, the activists who organize community action and awareness campaigns, the engineers who design the clean technology of the future, the public servants who fight for climate change laws and for mitigation efforts, the ordinary people who commit to living sustainably…
On April 22, 2013, more than one billion people around the world will take part in the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day. From Beijing to Cairo, Melbourne to London, Rio to Johannesburg, New Delhi to New York, communities everywhere will voice their concerns for the planet, and take action to protect it. We’ll harness that power to show the world The Face of Climate Change. And we’ll call on our leaders to act boldly together, as we have, in this pivotal year.
Between now and Earth Day, we’ll collect and display images of people, animals, and places directly affected or threatened by climate change – as well as images of people stepping up to do something about it. We’ll tell the world their stories. But we need your help. We need you to be climate reporters. So, send us your pictures and stories that show The Face of Climate Change.
On and around Earth Day, an interactive digital display of all the images will be shown at thousands of events around the world, including next to federal government buildings in countries that produce the most carbon pollution. The display will also be made available online to anyone who wants to view or show it.
Together, we’ll highlight the solutions and showcase the collective power of individuals taking action across the world. In doing so, we hope to inspire our leaders to act and inspire ourselves to redouble our efforts in the fight against climate change.”
(text from earthday.org)
Met a darling British couple last week looking for a stylist for their small but elegant December wedding. I put together a couple of inspiration boards based on the relayed description of their style; contemporary and sleek with a color palette of bright white, silver, grey, and platinum.
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Asclepias Curassavica, locally known as butterfly weed, is a flowering plant in the milkweed family, Asclepiadaceae. As one would guess, the sap of this plant is milky (and rumored to be poisonous, especially damaging to the eyes). It’s local name references it’s attractiveness to butterflies, as well as birds and bees, who like to visit the blossoms. It is a nice addition to a flower garden, typically growing 2-4′ tall and flowering from spring until fall. I love the wispy nature of these flyaway seed pods, so pretty!