Friday Favorites 3/25/2011

March 25, 2011

Stacy Kunstel, Homes Editor
For years now I’ve watched the work of Boston artist Jill Rosenwald and have loved her flair for color. This season, she’s taken on simpler, more graphic patterns that seem the perfect complement to spring. Chevron vase in Tang, $86, through Hudson Wellesley, 61A Central Street, Wellesley, Mass., (781) 239-0025

Erin Marvin, Managing Editor
The year’s biggest awards show may be over, but contrary to what the Academy says, anyone can have an Oscar… an Oscar de la Renta, that is. (Sorry, I just couldn’t resist the pun.) Along with the wearable fashions and fragrances, I can now have Oscar settled in my home as well, thanks to the Oscar de la Renta Home Collection available at Century Furniture. I especially like this delicate, nature-inspired Twig Table. Tree branch legs hold up a small, circular, reclaimed oak tabletop.

Sorae Lee, Assistant Art Director
It’s always refreshing to see how artists can transform everyday materials into works of art. We get so focused on trends and the seriousness of our craft that sometimes we forget about how important whimsy can be to quality creative work.

Take the following, for example: this chandelier, made by Spanish design company enPieza, was created from 347 recycled Bic pens. The chandeliers come in different designs and colors. There are only 30 of them out there, so if you want one, better hurry!

Photos courtesy of enpieza.com/wordpress.com

Karen Johnston created this starburst mirror with 78 steel rulers. (Also check out her Web site for other mirrors that she created, including one made from pencils.)

Photos courtesy of mosaicworksca.blogspot.com