friday at five :: apple cider bourbon + amaretto

If this cocktail doesn’t say ‘Autumn is Here’ then I don’t know what does. Try this glorious mixed drink from Floating Kitchen —  Apple Cider, Bourbon and Amaretto Cocktails with Brûléed Oranges. It’s the Bru¨ˆleéd Oranges that make this beauty all the more delish.

a splash of gold :: art

Painted or foiled, there’s no resisting gold {silver or copper too}.  I use a lot of metal leaf in my artwork and will continue to do so until I run out {which isn’t anytime soon — I bought a boat load of every color, a weak and expensive moment while browsing in our local art store for a kneaded eraser}. No matter how often I see shiny metal {S-H-I-N-Y}, I’m always in awe of the many ways it can be creatively used — especially in art.

Gld Artwork 2
We’re in love with ACRYLIC CANVAS paintings. Frances Katz of BlueBerry Glitter aced this piece. A unique canvas alternative that I’ve been toying with trying. The only issue is, I would have to apply papier collé and oil without being able to see the art as it is being applied. Unless of course I had a mirror below the acrylic {it would feel like I was upside down and inside out}. A challenge worth trying. BlueBerry Glitter has this process in the bag! This piece is sold but she has a lot of artwork that is truly worth checking out.

gold artowrk
White and Gold. So clean. This piece screams luxe. {Designed by Gerrie Bremermann. Photo Credit: Barbara Elza Hirsch | Chez Elza}

$2100. | CLOCHE + BUTTERFLY | 36" x 48', 2 1/4" deep birch wood canvas | gallery wrapped | oil, paper, metal leaf, polymer, resin | papier collé | FAC Museum Shop

SOLD | CLOCHE + BUTTERFLY | By Nadine Sage | 36″ x 48′, 2 1/4″ deep birch wood canvas | gallery wrapped | oil, paper, metal leaf, polymer, resin | papier collé | FAC Museum Shop

This piece is earmarked for a fabulous new home construction here in Colorado. The owner is creating a space specifically for the artwork {super cool}.

wallpaper artwork

We’re currently working on transforming my artwork into wallpaper {I’m diggin’ the thought of it}.  This entails a lot of scale and color adjustments which are necessary for printing large scale. Not to mention {but I will}, a shift in how I create my art {somewhat frightening, but all the same, exciting}. What a fabulous way to create a bold statement in any room — the possibilities are endless. Below are just a few examples {more HERE!} that have inspired me while working on the concept:


the inspirational loo

INSPIRATIO NBATHROOMS 1 inspiration bathrooms2 inspiration bathrooms3
Minimalistic + a bit industrial + modern with traditional elements. Each bathroom has details that step out of a blah design and into the unique. [PS. We’ll never tire of subway tile.]

{ 1 } Love: Seal skin painted doors { 2 } Love: Gorilla photograph above the loo { 3 } Love: Honeycomb tile floor, plus tell us that’s not the coolest shower?

friday at five :: the dude


From one of our favorite movies :: “The Big Lebowski” White Russian.

Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski who insists on being called “the Dude,” a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money — resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld. Priceless.  Get the RECIPE.