Fancy

Friday Fance: Fance harder?

18 June, 2010

A photo of an ornate chair with a pink frame and green seating that looks like a prickly pear.
A prickly pear chair! I had to look a few times before I understood what I was looking at. I love this chair style, and I adore that the back has been used to replicate a cactus! It’s by Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers, and her site is currently down but I’ll link to the Design*Sponge post I found it in instead!

A photo of a walkway in an abandoned railway station. The architecture is ornate but deteriorating, and plants have started to overgrow parts of the structure.
This is part of an abandoned railway station in Abkhazia, a former Russian territory. Basically this is like my dream landscaping and/or interior decor. I love vines and overgrown plants reclaiming buildings. Check out the rest of the photos on englishrussia.com.

Beautiful handwritten calligraphy on an envelope that has stamps with flowers across the top of it.
I adore calligraphy, and have wanted to get into it for ages but simply haven’t had the time to investigate buying the tools! This work is by Patricia Muman of Primele, who offer custom calligraphy as well as stamps. The product photos are just gorgeous, I love when sellers put such thought into styling their photographs.

A photo of an older woman dressed in fucshia sits in a kitchen, bright pink and orange flowers in her red hair, her right hand brought up under her chin and her left hand gesturing towards the camera.
Advanced Style posted some photographs from a Dazed and Confused editorial that featured two incredibly fancy women. I really REALLY want to be this amazing when I grow up.

Photo of a living room with a window revealing a garden on the left, a vertical hanging garden in the centre and a bookcase to the right.
Continuing my obsession with vertical gardens, here is a product that was MADE for me! Woolly Pockets are hanging vertical pockets that allow you to plant all kinds of amazing greenery on your walls. I got this photo from Design*Sponge’s post on Barbara Bestor‘s house, which uses the Woolly Pockets to great effect. I’m pretty sure these would be perfect for renters too!

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  • Kerri

    Yayyyyyyyy Friday Fance!! :D :D :D
    Love that chair!!!

  • kellyhogaboom

    Wonderful. That chair tickles me.

  • Kimberpotamus

    I adore that chair.

  • Meghan

    I just wanted to say I love having your Friday fance to look forward to all week. Thank you!

  • Stephania

    haha if you love prickly pears, you should go to Cyprus. They are EVERYWHERE there. All over the sides of the roads, freeways, everywhere.

  • That chair is amazing!

  • Lynda

    Hey there,

    if you're interested in woolly pockets, there's a garden designer in Canberra that stocks them. They have a few set up in front of their studio in Braddon.
    http://www.sowwhat.com.au