Thursday, 19 January 2017

Artist Focus: Crystal Liu

the lake, "in dreams"
gouache and watercolour on paper,
40 by 40 inches,
2015-2016
the lake, "in the blue"
gouache and watercolour on paper,
30 by 30 inches,
2014-2015

I discovered Crystal Liu a few weeks ago and after posting one of her pictures on Instagram but loved her work so much that I wanted to show off her work to you guys in more detail....... it is just too stunning to not share!!

These beautiful images are from her 'the lake' series. Can you imagine how beautiful they must look in all their 30 x 30 inch glory?

To see more of Crystals beautiful work visit her website here

the lake, "the possibilities..."
gouache and watercolour on paper,
triptych, each panel is 44 by 30 inches
2016

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Perfect Room....


I have an extensive secret board on Pinterest where I store pictures that inspire me, so when I am creating a post for Moon to Moon, I will rummage through and find a theme or a vibe that inspires me on that particular day. Some of the images have been patiently waiting years to be be picked and paired off and some like this one will never find a partner.... because it is just to darn special to be coupled with anything else.

Sadly as is the case with many Pinterest images this one was uploaded with no source information, luckily you lovely readers, and especially those on Instagram are happy to enlighten me. So if you are as in love with this image as I am, I am sure a link will appear soon. but in the mean time I am just going to sit and stare at it and wonder where in Europe(?) it is....


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Amsterdam: Bar Botanique Cafe Tropique





I just adore this beautiful 1930's esque cafe, completed last year in Amsterdam. The colours and lighting used in the interior kinda remind me of something from a Wes Anderson film. It just looks like the perfect place to sip a Gin and Tonic and people watch. I will definitely be visiting Bar Boutique Cafe Tropique when I return to Amsterdam!

"Plants have a strong presence in the interior. Palm trees, philodendron, ferns and monsteras create an ever changing interior.  Highlighted with lamps, the plants create dramatic effects on the ceiling and walls, as the sun goes down the shadows become more present and the bar life begins."


Architecture : Studio Modijefsky
Images : Maarten Willemstein
Source: Archdaily