the house that jealousy built: the jealous curator.

happy new year everyone! i had a lovely holiday, and i hope you did too, but oh boy – i ate. a lot. cookies, chocolate, tarts, and please, don’t even talk about that platter of turkey with the multiple helpings of stuffing. ugh. so, as much as i’d like to lie around on the gold couches, and tree beds that i’ve put into the house that jealousy built over the past few months, i think it might be a better idea to add this, now crucial, room to my totally fictional home – room no.15 – the gym.


1) so, if i’m going to have a gym in my house, it’s gonna have to be pretty, or i’m not goin’ in! the only thing that might motivate me is an installation by san francisco’s own margaret kilgallen. 2) and just for a little extra incentive – a few of her very cool surfer girls! now, these next pieces might indicate just exactly how much chocolate i’ve consumed in the last two weeks:

3) yep, if your benches look like this, you know it’s time to hit the gym! {jeppe hein} or maybe the courts:

4) ahh, now this looks like a more forgiving place to sit! {tejo remy & rené veenhuizen}  5) bringing new meaning to the term “tennis bracelet” – and of course, I’ll need this sweet little tennis ring! love ~ love {elke munkert}. ok, sorry. enough with the bad tennis jokes – it’s time to get hydrated!

6) i have been waiting for the perfect room for one of stuart haygarth’s hanging lights, and i do believe that this is it! a water-drop shaped pendant lamp made from 1800 plastic bottles collected from england’s stansted airport, that were then tossed in a cement mixer filled with sand to give them the look of frosted glass. yeah, i know. so amazing! well, after 1800 bottles of water, we should be very well hydrated, and ready to exercise. let’s do it:

7) quick spar anyone? hm, i think these sweet red gloves are for the lovers, not the fighters {silvia steiger via design for mankind}. 8) i’m pretty sure that marcel duchamp did not intend this sculpture, titled “bicycle wheel”, for a home gym, but what the heck, let’s put it in here anyway! 9) get lonely working out by yourself? no problem – a few friends, pink uniforms, and a big bunny – voila, you’ve got yourself a team! {gavin bunner}. 10) consider adding a bit of weight to the back of your bike to burn those extra calories. ok, this might be overkill {alain delorme}. phew, i’m working up a sweat! time to cool down a bit:

11) this is one of my favorite installations ever! hand-carved, life-sized, brightly painted wooden figures taking a refreshing dip in a cool grey concrete floor. stunning {willy verginer}.

ahh yes, i’m already feeling more fit! and so, with that, i think this will be the last room in the house that jealousy built. 15 rooms in one house is a lot to take care of – that’s just too much vacuuming for one girl! thank you all so much for coming along on this artsy, albeit kinda weird, experiment in interior design.

i’m going to take a short break to focus on a few other big projects that i have on the go, and then i’ll be back on february 1st with a whole new series of entirely different posts – of course they’ll still be artsy, and i’ll still be jealous! until then, lots of love, and i’ll see you soon! (and thanks so much to victoria for giving me a place to write these posts! it’s been a dream house come true! xo)

~ the jealous curator

Comments
16 Responses to “the house that jealousy built: the jealous curator.”
  1. mlleparadis says:

    i leave my house for two hours and come back to two great posts already!

  2. angie says:

    what a great post! i love the tennis bracelet as i’m a tennis fan. also the wooden figures. so cool.

  3. Cez says:

    great wink!!!! just start again gym with my coach this morning!!! omg…he almost killed me!!!!

  4. patti backer says:

    margaret kilgallen is my all time favorite. it was so fun to happen upon her work. it always makes me so happy and sad at the same time. thanks! and happy new year to you.

  5. i know – i love margaret’s work, and i feel sad every time i see it. such a shame that the world lost that kind of talent so young… imagine what she’d be doing now?!

  6. Annie May says:

    I LOVE this column sooo much! That installation is incredible and those bikes piled high remind me a bit of real life in Venice Beach! Happy New Year and I’m about to get some of those Love Gloves for my boxing lessons!

  7. Magdalena says:

    Nr. 3 rocks! GREAT choclate indicator!
    Best wishes for 2011!!!
    ^^
    m

  8. Suzanne says:

    I am so in love with that light fixture! Whish I had a bathroom large enough to put it in! Gorgeous

  9. Ha—everyone is hitting the gym stat and how nice would it be to have my own pretty one in my house? Love that hanging light…happy new year…enjoy…xocc

  10. Thanks for the comments everyone… and yes, a pretty gym in your house would definitely help around this time of year!
    See you all back here in February xo

  11. victoria says:

    thank you, for building us such a art-fabulous home! i’d like to see it all in one big book!

  12. oh boy, me too! a big, beautiful, art meets interior design book. i’m sure we could find a fabulous coffee table to put it on too! hey publishers… if you’re out there, have your people call our people ;)

  13. victoria says:

    don’t laugh – it would be a cool book!

  14. hey, i’m not laughing! i’m emailing publishers!

  15. ana says:

    I’m inlove by the water drop hanging light from Stuart Haygarth

  16. i know ana… me too! i think my favorite piece of his is this chandelier titled “optical”. it’s made from 4500 found prescription eyeglasses. it’s insanely gorgeous and puts just about any mirror ball to shame:
    http://www.stuarthaygarth.com/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1193

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