addie‘s rock and roll prints were a huge hit during the lena corwin printing by hand contest as the second place winner, so today we’re super pysched to show off the rest of her fab 1950s beach bungalow in jersey that she shares with her soon-to-be husband, sean, and their boston terrier, bonnie. their sheer enthusiasm to finally be homeowners – nevermind that it’s only 640 sq. ft – definitely comes across in this great place! thanks so much addie and sean (and bonnie) for sharing their home (click here for more, full-sized images)! as always, you can click here for tons more sneak peeks, and don’t forget to visit addie at drink and dream (you can pick up your very own rocker window shades right here in her etsy shop). – anne
[Above: This was my Grandmother's red stool. When she passed away and the family was selling the house, that was the only thing I wanted. I don't know anything about it, but when I was a kid I thought it was the most beautiful piece of furniture I had ever seen. ]
We love to decorate and give our own spin to hand-me-downs, and yard sale items. We’ve also picked up so many neat items from different national artists/crafters/designers during our faraway, exotic travels to Brooklyn, NY, while I’m usually participating in craft fairs or art shows. Because of money and space, we make due with what we have, sure I’d love to buy that mid-century modern buffet and cabinet I saw on Craig’s List or the Knoll chairs I saw at the vintage furniture shop, but it’s just not feasible right now. One day, I hope…
So outside of my full time work I spend every waking moment working on my own design for Drink and Dream. I have a graphic design and fine art background, graduated from Boston University in Graphic Design, and am absolutely inspired by everything and everyday things. Music, pop culture, art history, nature, eavesdropping on someone’s conversation, just driving down the street and seeing what I see everyday, the bizarre people that live in our town, the immigrant workers hanging out on the streets where I work, I love all this, everyday things you see are so interesting, it’s never boring. I feel the same way about decorating the house, it’s all about what inspires me: music, nature, pop culture. I think my sense of humor comes out in my work and decorating style, but it’s all about what I like and gets and me going or excited.
Custom printed Ramones window shades by Drink and Dream.
An old cabinet from my Mom and that red lantern bought with the Harry’s Army Navy gift certificate my Dad gives me every Christmas. The vodka is wearing an apron with an axe, which was a souvenir from Chris and Lina’s trip to Lizzie Borden’s House.
This Shane McGowan painting was a housewarming gift from our good friend and artist Andrew Bannon.
You know when you love something so much and you can’t explain why, that’s how I feel about his red stool. It’s perfect in every way. One of the best yard sale purchases ever. Animal prints by Berkeley Illustration.
I love Justin Richel’s Amazing Talking Paintings. Everyone should own one, I think they’re perfect gifts. They actually have a clever little extrusion that allows the subject’s mouth to move up and down or eyes to move. Awesome.