Did you know Elvis and David Bowie share the same birthday? I find this information strangely fascinating in light of recent events. On more than one occasion David Bowie’s musical masterpiece “Changes” has played over and over in my mind as I make ch-ch-changes to a design and decor space oddity. Shocked and saddened by the news of David Bowie’s untimely passing, I began a session of connect the dots to the similarities and commonalities between these two icons of individuality. There is no mistaking the contribution these larger than pop life figures made to the world of music, fashion and design. The art of reinvention is the cornerstone of relevance, and Elvis Presley and David Bowie mastered the art form in a style all their own.
The King’s kitsch jumpsuited his flamboyant taste to a tee, while David Bowie’s penchant for brilliantly navigating the waters of fearless originality placed his persona in a time capsule of out of this world self expression. Individual style and taste is often influenced by the nouns of notion- the people, places and things we come into contact with that make a thunderbolt impression upon us. Sensory experiences inspire the brushes we use to paint the canvas of our life.
Elvis and David Bowie prove moxie mixed with just the right amount of nonconformity produces heroes and icons of individuality for so much more than just one day.
Starting the day with a splash of delicious and stylish inspiration puts the day in proper perspective and gets the creative process going.
This statement comes on the heels of an entire weekend spent styling my kitchen for an updated our home page.
Inspiration is everywhere and I found a splash of weekend decorating inspiration over many cups of strong Louisiana coffee.
Who would have thunk it?
As I sipped and studied flow, balance and placement, I took a thought inventory of the kitchen counters, tabletop and marble top sideboard and the decorative accents and utilitarian wares soon to be placed upon them.
I kept in mind the kitchen is first and foremost a working space based in design and style.
Think of it this way- from prep to serve we “design” a meal.
I’ve even been known to color coordinate the food to the china to the serving bowls.
I’m just designed that way.
If we meticulously select decorative accents, color, flooring, lighting, cabinets and counter tops that reflect and inspire our tastes and style, doesn’t it make sense to select items that make a style splash, keep it style simple and complement our design and decorating choices?
From taste to tastes, it’s all in the details!
Look who’s designing, inspiring and making a delicious style splash!
Design star David Bromstad has partnered with Coffee-mate and Target, making a splash with limited edition bottle designs inspired by coffee and Coffee-mate.
The new David Bromstad designed bottles (French Vanilla and Hazelnut flavors) will be available exclusively at Target stores nationwide.
The Art of Coffee by Bromstad limited edition bottle design brings a splash of style to the table, and Coffee-mate brings a splash of flavor to your favorite coffee beverage and recipes. Did someone say recipes?
Fall, football tailgating times and Holiday cheer time is upon us, and it’s easy to get recipe inspired with Coffee-mate.
Impress and inspire the crowd with a specialty coffee, hot chocolate beverage, cake or bread pudding flavored with Coffee-mate French Vanilla or Hazelnut flavored coffee creamer.
The versatility of Coffee-mate flavored coffee creamer from cup to counter is the Art of Coffee- a distinct look designed to complement a great taste.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Camera, scanner and computer problems paid me a visit last week, but not to worry. Creative minds stumble but do not fall, Besides, how bad can things really be when Turner Classic Movies run Elvis movies all day and I found a refreshing Spring Break Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie recipe to share? When a Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is this delicious, it’s spring break everyday.
The seven dwarfs whistled while they worked. Seeing that I have never mastered the art of whistling, I groove while I work.
Here’s a video to put a little dip in your “Spring Fever” cleaning, cooking or decorating swinging hip.
Why wait until the cleaning is over, the project is complete or the meal is prepared to enjoy a refreshing beverage? Spring and summer days are tailor-made for refreshing smoothies, and in Elvis appropriate fashion the recipe for a Banana Peanut Butter smoothie from Good Housekeeping hits the spot.