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Roman and Williams

Roman and Williams is one of my favorite design firms. I came across their work a few years ago when I was looking at pictures of flat file cabinets, which I love (and will be posting about soon).

I love their style. I feel like if I were to walk into the spaces that they designed, I would be transformed into another time period. It reminds me of the 60’s. To me it looks modern but in a classic way.

Here are some photos:

This is theĀ fourth street loft, which is my absolute favorite residential project that they’ve done.

Their office is amazing. I’m actually using it as inspiration for a project for my space planning class.

Hope you enjoyed the little spotlight on Roman and Williams, and please go check out their work here. They have other amazing designs in their project list.

photos from the 4th street project (source)
photos from their office (source)

Take a walk

Hello! I’m taking a quick study break. I wanted to share with you a few pictures that I took while I was taking a walk on this trail near my house the other day.

While walking, I was distracted by the barbed wire and decided to take a picture of it. Then I looked down and saw a snail’s shell on the ground. I somehow wanted to pick it up and take it with me.. but I decided not to.

The trail was short, and the view when you get to the peak of the hill was quite nice.

Ladybugs! On my way home.. I saw a couple of lady bugs chillin’ on some spiky garden weeds and so I decided to take a picture. Then I noticed a lot of them just crawling around! I love ladybugs… I have a soft spot for them because I think the picture that made me want to start taking more creative photographs was this picture I took of a ladybug spreading it’s wings right when it was about to fly away. I took it when I was taking a picture of my cousin on a yellow field. I’ll have to show you guys sometime when I find the picture.

Yeah… that’s all… back to working on my project.

Heirloom and Three French Hens

So a few days ago, I said that I would talk about a couple of stores that my cousin and I went to while we were on our mini Claremont adventure.

First one up is Heirloom:

1. They have these awesome glass lamps, which you can learn how to make in one of their classes.
2. I really like the wood materials that they used for their walls and their floors. I love love love the reclaimed wood that they used for their walls.
3. They have cute little displays and products.
4. Local artists can sell their creations in the store like local wood artist, Chet Lewis.
5. An assortment of handles.
6. They have cute and interesting cards, this one says “I love you like a back-alley hooker loves crack.”
7. This one says “Save the drama fo’ yo’ mama.” Teeheehee
8. I loved this Book luminaire, and the filament lamp was a nice touch.
9. On our way out the store… I noticed this corner which I totally missed on the way in! I quickly made my way and looked through the little knick knacks that they had and I had bought something (see picture below).
10. Heirloom sign
11. Entrance to the store

This one is the Three French Hens:

1. I’m not really quite sure if this was for sale, or if it was a decoration… but I really like it.
2. I like the build in shelving/display that they hadĀ in the store.
3. Chain light fixture.
4. Vintage table, clock, typewriter, among other things.
5. Vintage typewriter. I love vintage typewriters. Well, just typewriters in general. When I was little, I would play with my dad’s typewriter and set it up in my little desk and I’d have an office.
6. They have a bunch of vintage books for sale as well.
7. They also had a handful of design books that I wanted to buy oh so much!
8. Some artwork on the wall by a local artist.
9. I thought it was really cool to see a stoplight. I wanted to take it home with me as well…
10. What a beautiful door! It’s a little skinny, but it’s very tall — and I love tall doors.
11. Some lovely bottles.
12. The sign in the front of the store.

p.s. Here’s what I had bought from Heirloom. Some watch parts and mini clothespins. They look big, but they’re really small… The clothespin is less than an inch.