Monday, July 20, 2009

Change is Good

Well friends I have decided to change the direction of my blog so that it is more all encompassing. As you know architectural watercolors are one of my biggest passions. But I felt that I was limiting myself by devoting it solely to my paintings. My passions also include interior design, architecture, gardens, furniture, art, and film to name a few. So I thought it would be more interesting for myself and all of you for me to share the many facets of design and art that inspire me.

Just to give you a little teaser of what is to come I wanted to share a favorite room. It is a magical foyer from the home of the great design duo Zajac and Callahan, who were most famous for their work in the 70's and 80's. To me this room represents the varied passions of a true collector and connoisseur from the Z & C Line Vautrin inspired mirror to the Irish Chippendale console and the intriguing mix of prints. Topped off with the sparkle of the crystal chandelier, which to me looks like a mix between Waterford and something from the 30's. I even love the surprise of the bar tray on the floor. Not the most conducive to entertaining guests but hey I love the unexpected! I look forward to sharing my inspirations with all of you soon.

7 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

Michael- I'm a big fan of Z&C but I've never seen this room before. Count it as a new favorite of mine! Can't wait to see what future posts you have up your sleeve.

Style Redux 2 said...

Oh Michael, I am thrilled! You have such great style and I can't wait to see more ideas from you. You've made my day!

Blue said...

Change is good! Please keep your own and other people's drawings and paintings as part of your blog - I find them fascinating - the graphic side of ID is so rarely shown beyond the quotidian product placement.

Rose C'est La Vie said...

Your blog is an embarrassment of riches.. So glad you have added to your watercolour work, marvellous as it is.

Meade Design Group said...

Change is always good - I can wait to see what you have to show us.

edward zajac said...

Thanks for the compliments. This was my apartment's own entrance foyer in a wonderful Regency house in New York. Edward Zajac is still going strong, designing as
A & I Design Partners, Inc. (I was going to post another room from this house, but there doesn't seem to be a photo option.)
edward.zajac@rcn.com

pve design said...

What a wonderful image to represent change.
Please show me more (changes) I love that color blue.
pve