Angie Hranowsky

Skull & Bones

February 28, 2011

Being the mother of a 5 year old boy who loves all things pirates (and all things Star Wars) I constantly find myself attracted to skull & crossbones imagery. I even bought myself a Christmas present this past year when I found a super cool silver and brass necklace with a skull & bones pendant. I love things that have meaning or tell a story and I often wear it along with my other lockets. Once I found my necklace it seemed that everywhere I turned there it was, the skull & bones (or often times only the skull), and not just for kids. I suppose it could seem kind of morbid, but somehow there is an edge to it that I think is rather fun.
My pendant necklace
Blue Skull by Amos Miller

Gentry Dayton via Lili Diallo Details
My son Sasha playing on a pirate ship and sporting 
his stripe pirate shirt

Graffiti

For the Love of God screenprint with diamond dust on paper 

Butterfly Lovers Necklace by Tina Tang
Kitty Bones by Lucky Mule
Angel Laser Peeptoe Boots by Alexander McQueen

Cage the Elephant Album Cover

Skull Portrait by Carter Kustera 

 A loft space by Commune Design

 My son Sasha with a pirate t-shirt from Lucky Mule

Rainbow Teeth silk-screen by Zakee Shariff

Skull & Bones

February 28, 2011

Being the mother of a 5 year old boy who loves all things pirates (and all things Star Wars) I constantly find myself attracted to skull & crossbones imagery. I even bought myself a Christmas present this past year when I found a super cool silver and brass necklace with a skull & bones pendant. I love things that have meaning or tell a story and I often wear it along with my other lockets. Once I found my necklace it seemed that everywhere I turned there it was, the skull & bones (or often times only the skull), and not just for kids. I suppose it could seem kind of morbid, but somehow there is an edge to it that I think is rather fun.
My pendant necklace
Blue Skull by Amos Miller

Gentry Dayton via Lili Diallo Details
My son Sasha playing on a pirate ship and sporting 
his stripe pirate shirt

Graffiti

For the Love of God screenprint with diamond dust on paper 

Butterfly Lovers Necklace by Tina Tang
Kitty Bones by Lucky Mule
Angel Laser Peeptoe Boots by Alexander McQueen

Cage the Elephant Album Cover

Skull Portrait by Carter Kustera 

 A loft space by Commune Design

 My son Sasha with a pirate t-shirt from Lucky Mule

Rainbow Teeth silk-screen by Zakee Shariff

The New Look of Old Charleston

February 18, 2011

I am fortunate to have some truly terrific clients, so much so that they often turn into friendships. That was the case when I met Carolyn Evans. We had our first meeting and we were instant friends. We had a ball working on her beautiful Charleston single house and when Lindsay Bierman, editor in chief at Southern Living, called me last year to see if I might have any upcoming projects I knew Carolyn & Ray's house would be perfect. Carolyn is quite the woman herself, singer/songwriter and author of the new book, 40 Beads: The Simple, Sexy Secret for Transforming Your Marriage, which will be available April 26th. I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more of her soon.

For the rest of the article you can pick up the March issue of Southern Living, on stands now, read part of the story online or go to my portfolio for more photos.

I Heart

February 14, 2011

Frida Kahlo
Local chocolate artisan, Sweeteeth, and their Valentine bar, 
Call of the Wild


 The most ubiquitous logo in history designed by Milton Glaser in 1977. I love NYC for many reasons, but mostly because the ever so talented and wonderful Alison Oliver of Sugar illustration & design lives there. 

Italian film, need I say more. Mi amore!

Just because I love this.

Lynn's Paradise Cafe in my hometown of Louisville, KY.
Lime Green Sprinkles by Zuzka Vaclavik at Emily Amy Gallery

Does it get any better than this?

I couldn't help but fall in love with this store in Sayulita Mexico last summer. Owned by the French bohemian Mignot sisters who have spent their lives traveling the world and decidedly came ashore in this 
surfing village on the Pacific coast. 
Now if the weather would warm up I could wear mine.
I have been obsessed with greek roman style sandals since I was in high school and I think these metal cuff sandals by Lanvin might just be perfect. 
I love alice + olivia's website and anxiously await 
My Valentine's Day card from my beautiful daughter Loulou. xo

Instant Room

February 07, 2011

A few months ago I was asked by House Beautiful to design the Instant Room for their March issue. Of course I was more than happy to oblige. My only requirement, "give us your great sense of color for our spring Pink issue". The result, a room that I would gladly live in. Thanks HB!

Stack It

February 05, 2011

I am a mad lover of books and the Nook, the Kindle and the iPad all have me wary of the future of actual hand held, beautifully designed books. I love to hold them, read them, look at them, be inspired by them and surrounded by them. I'm also a graphic designer so my heart skips a beat when I see a book that is magnificently designed or has a really smart cover. As an interior designer I try to incorporate bookshelves whenever possible in a space. They instantly add a feeling of warmth, depth and interest. They can become an entire wall of art. They do need to be styled, but they don't have to be perfect. I incorporate found objects, pottery and art when I'm designing bookshelves and I often hang large artwork on top for a layered look. Books don't only have to go on shelves, they can be stacked on the floor, lined up against the wall, placed in stacks on chairs or ottomans, or displayed on a coffee table or dining room table. I think books can tell you so much about a person when you enter a home and I love looking at bookshelves to see what they might reveal. Are the homeowners art lovers? Do they lean to the right or to the left? Do they like poetry or are they history buffs? Whatever I find I think it's fascinating.  I am willing to let go of some things, but the printed book is not one of them. 

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Lauren Santo Domingo via Vogue

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