When you live in a house with just one single flaw which is not getting enough light, you love it anyway but you can never keep yourself from checking other windows and covet getting an amazing deal of daylight through clay irons.
Copper probably has always been my favorite metal, hand in hand with brass. It’s industrial but not too rusty, stirring but not too shiny, rich in hue but graceful enough and most of all goes with everything and everywhere.
Or turquoise? Or aqua? Maybe aquamarine? Maybe even cyan? Throughout my 26,5 years of life I’ve never been able to figure it out - and I’d like to call myself an expert on colors, at least I’m attentive enough to distinguish shades but with this specific shade of blue, I officially suck. As I talked about in one of my previous posts, I’m normally not a fan of any shade of blue but lately it seems like it’s popping out of nowhere and starting to catch my attention. First blue fur coats and now seafoam interiors. I personally prefer the lighter blue scale (like half light blue – half light green) which I call seafoam as opposed to a more loud turquoise, mainly because it reminds me of vintage rusty furniture. No wonder I fell in love with the eroded roofs of historical buildings in Berlin.
It’s not a battle between middle earth characters or a fancy lawsuit between two firms regarding competition law. It’s a matter of chairs, a very important decision to be made once you are having a dining room make over: should I get Eames chairs or Tolix chairs? Or both? Eames is the queen of minimal eclectism with its spider legs and curvy design whereas Tolix is the king of rustic – industrial interiors. Surely it depends highly on the tone of your house and other furniture but I find Eames to be more compatible with everything. However, Eames is plastic which I fairly don’t like so much, Tolix is as beautiful as metal gets. On the other hand (I’m not finished yet) Eames also has the rocker chair option which blows my mind.
To sum up: they are both extremely beautiful and somehow I have to find a way to shelter them together. For black and pink (and white, and mesh) it’s definitely Eames, for silver or dark green it’s without a doubt Tolix. It’s like Sophie’s choice, really.
I’m not going to say much, it’s just cold. I’m still in Turkey for the holidays and whenever I check the weather in Montreal it makes me not want to go. Couple of days ago it felt like -42 at night and I don’t think my body is strong enough to handle that. Since it’s obvious that I won’t be leaving home for quite some time, I intend to invest in fur throws or sweater blankets to get me going through this hell of a winter.