…zaha hadid love.

In a past life, before babies and paint, I worked in the design industry in marketing. It was the perfect place for me to land because I can really appreciate all things created out of necessity and puzzled together until the perfect solution is brought to fruition in a real, live building or space.

Architecture stems from a need and then travels through the minds of talented people to become something beautiful and functional. It is practicality meeting the impractical – at least that is what really cool, memorable design means to me.

I think it is worth highlighting the designs of a talent that went too soon yesterday. Zaha Hadid.

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I definitely think this kind of design requires talent meeting opportunity meeting a good dose of luck. I mean, what designer does not want to create memorable, high-end design? There is so much that goes into getting a building actually built. Kind of like art or theater or fashion – all the good stuff. Her work is all that architecture should be and in a very male-dominated profession, she was regarded as the greatest female architect in the world to date. She is worth our attention and admiration.

Here’s a look at some amazing images.

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And to all my architect friends, I think of you often and wish I could pop in to hear your thoughts today.

 

 

…instagram

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Thanks to two of my cute sister in laws, Regina and Shannon, and their motivation to keep Blue Egg current, I have decided to ramp up my Instagram account. (My other SILs are super cute too just not quite as, ahem, young. Ah, to be young and in the know.)

Many of you keep up with me on my website feed and Facebook and I love it! Instagram is a great way to see, well, pretty pictures that inspire me in my daily life. It’s quick and fun.

If you are already in Instagram, search for blueeggbrownnest and follow!

For those that are new to the party, it’s super easy. Go to the app section on your phone and download Instagram. You will see the icon above. Set up an account and look around and play! You can post your own images and follow people. Click the little search button and type blueeggbrownnest to find me!

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Here’s a few recents that you will see from me. See you there! xoxo

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…master bedroom redux – mirrored nightstands

A few months ago I received this postcard from One Kings Lane. To my surprise, they used the same exact mirrored nightstand that I had picked out for my bedroom redux over the summer.

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I purchased mine from Horchow (which, BTW, has great sales if you are on top of it) after searching all the online shops available to me. This is how I bargain price. I also searched the look on Pinterest and Google. I really liked this sleek, light look and I wanted something large for all my books, creams, lavender, Kindle, journals, etc. Oh, and yes that is a big stuffed kitty that I have in my bed. And it’s mine.

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The nightstand – or more like a dresser – is well-made with easily sliding doors. I have been nothing short of happy with them and I love the look.

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