earth-e

July 22, 2011

It’s in to be all earthy and eco-conscious right now.  Everywhere you look you see reclaimed this and recycled that.  It’s cool with me, I love a little neutral earthy texture going on in a space.  I like to be environmentally responsible too.

I find that I am drawn to richly textured woods, concrete and natural stone.  I love it when a space has an organic quality to it.

What do you think?

 

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say yes!

July 16, 2011

I have a secret late night obsession.  After my boys fall asleep and I am all alone, I quietly and secretly watch episode after episode of Say Yes to the Dress, the reality program that showcases brides shopping for their wedding gowns.

I love this show.  What I find to be so ironic is that I am not married, nor do I have any desire or intention to be married.  I have been with the same man, the father of my two children, for 10 years.  I am fully committed in my relationship.  My lack of desire to be married has nothing to do with my love for Michael or my commitment to him.  I asked Michael tonight ‘do you think its strange that I don’t want a wedding, I just want the dress?’.

Do you think its strange?

Back to the show, I have to say that I find the whole engagement/dress buying phenomena to be fascinating.  Girls trying on dress after dress, finally turning fantasy into reality and acting on dreams and plans that they have been constructing in their minds for years.

You know what I have been fantasizing about for years?  Lust-worthy Interior Design.  I have been dreaming about my perfect house for so long I can’t even tell you when my first decorating fantasies began.

I hold in my heart and mind pictures of my perfect house and make sure to spend a little daydreamy time with those fantasies everyday.

all good

July 11, 2011

This image has so much right in it.  The chinoiserie wallpaper with birds, the mid-century furniture and the Serge Mouille light fixture (the black one, up the the top left corner)…..swoon

I’ve loved Gillian Welch for years.  Her music sings in my heart and takes me to a place that feels like home.

Her new album The Harrow and the Harvest is beautiful inside and out.  The attention to detail and care taken with the making of this album makes me appreciate Gillian so much more as an artist.

I was also proud to see that she used the same letterpress printer that I use here in LA to press her spectacular cover art…

dwell on design

July 3, 2011

Last weekend was the Dwell on Design show here in LA.  I’ve been so busy this week that it has taken me this long just to sort through all of the info that I got  at the show and have a look at all of my pictures.

I guess better late than never.  It’s not hot off the press, but I can still share what I thought were some of the coolest things there…

I fell in love with the resin pieces by designer Monica Calderon, click her name to check out her website…

I loved the softwall and furniture products by molo design collective – this structure is made of paper, soft and light like origami.

Lighting by David Trubridge – I already knew his work but love it just the same.

Another favorite of mine for years Green-Form – I could put the iconic Loop Chair at almost every home that I work on…

These planters from Wallter are so retro and came in really fun colors.  I didn’t take this picture, I pulled it from their website…

I love simple almost non existent structures and these sliding wall/door systems from VITROCSA make me swoon.  Another shot pulled from the companie’s site.

Lesley Anton’s pottery and lamps are so earthy and delicious…

I am not a huge fan of shower drains, but I do love this drain called ‘the one’ by Infinity Drain.

Japanese artist SASAKI was there listening to and drawing people’s heartbeats to benefit the victims of the Tsunami in Japan.  Please click on his name to read all about his art.