CCSRiconic: Kelly Wearstler

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I have been a fan of Kelly Wearstler’s for a while now. She is widely known for her inspiring hotel interiors, abstract art, blog and fashion line – among other things! Her fourth book, Rhapsody is being released by Rizzoli on October 23rd – and today I read an interview she did for the Los Angeles Times | Homes section. The journalist describes Kelly as a women who is “fluent in many forms of visual communication”, (totally agree by the way) – I think that as a designer or someone who is interested in using their God given talents to reflect beauty in our world – that is a wonderful compliment and aspiration – the whole idea of being able to tell a story with your art. Kelly Wearstler is a very interesting woman, and when reading this interview further, I found myself taken with her one of her answers, so much so, that I thought I would share it on the blog!

Where do you go for inspiration?

Inspiration is everywhere; you just have to look around you. I find it taking my little boys to LACMA and MOCA, going shopping for vintage clothes and furniture in Los Angeles and just spending time at the beach in Malibu, which clears my head. I always tell everyone you have to educate your eyes. The more you see, the more you know what is special. So I look for the anomalies, the unusual things that I have not seen a million times before. I like things that have a voice, that say something. That lights my fire and keeps me going. You have to look for something unique. If you don’t take risks, you can’t evolve, whether it’s what you eat or how you dress or how you decorate your home.

The interview was great – click here to read the full article by David A. Keeps. See below for Kelly’s other titles and look for her new book on www.chapters.indigo.ca!

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CCSRevents: IDSwest & Blend 2012

IDSwest 2012 was great this year – so much talent in Vancouver. From Bocci, INFINITY Drain, Urban BarnAYA & Kelly Deck, Brent Comber, BlancoCanada, and Living Space – to name a few. So many highlights – so much inspiration – such a great time.

Blend 2012 is an event that is put on by an amazing group of local bloggers – Canadian Design & Lifestyle Bloggers West – and this year it was at the lovely St. Regis Hotel and sponsored by Ikea Canada. It was such a pleasure getting to know them, and the other great people that belong to this awesome group. We were also graced with the presence of none other than Tommy Smythe (Sarah’s House), Suzanne Dimma and Mark Challen (from House&Home). What a great night – so thankful to be a part of it.

All images care of Instagram – follow along – “ccsrdesign”.