Saturday, March 31, 2007
When I saw this lovely sleep mask on fredflare.com I was thrilled. A little taste of being Holly Golightly.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
She's so working Jennifer Beals in Flashdance, just as Vanessa Williams did at the Globes. Kelly's playing dress-up and I'm jealous. I love the fro!
You really appreciate one when you're in your bathroom stepping over cat litter boxes & your husband.
This is like a little personal place. Isn't it cute? It's all from Brocade Home & it's all so feminine & fun.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't put them in my house butthey're still kind of fun and I still want to climb them.
I have a wild spiral staircase, so these sing to me in an unusual way.
These stairs remind me of a quote I saw at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in NY.
If you always give people what they want, how can you inspire them?
I have to credit bloesem.blogs.com/ where I saw these crazy stairs.
So I have to wake up very early in the morning but here I am anyway. I'm used to late nights, and Idol's on TV so I'm having too much fun.
Let me just say, is there anything better than girl talk? I went on vacation last week with my lovely husband & worked all week with great guys, but I was seriously in need of girl chat. Sometimes guys just don't want to hear what girls have to say.
Tonight, I went to Pace, always yummy with my mommy. My best friend & I went to Pane e Vino Monday night & I swear, all is right in the world right now.
So my BFF & I were both in agreement that Kelly Wearstler's outfits on Top Design are crazy, but so what. She's a talented designer, and wouldn't you rather see something extreme than boring? We blame some outrageously expensive haute couture designer who is giving her free clothes. Wouldn't you work it too?
Monday, March 26, 2007
Here's what O's mag says...
Vintage tumblers by Torre & Tagus, $22 for a set of four
After living in sunny SoCal for 24 years, it was difficult for me to adjust. Most young people have moved away, because the pay stinks, and there isn't a strong sense of community. One way of escape was visiting the plaza in Arcata. Arcata is a hippie town about 5-10 minutes away from blue-collar, hardworking Eureka. There was a tiny independent movie theater, where I watched Amores Perros & Monsoon Wedding after visiting the bakery next door that sold warm flaky apple turnovers.
The one store that made me happy every time I entered was Plaza Design. I loved their vivid happy colors and their environmentally conscious wares. The glassware line called Fire & Light is more than 90% recycled material, and comes in heavy glass colored beautifully.
They also sell Lee Furniture which is gorgeous, is made with high-quality materials and uses no CFC's.
The works of local artists dot the walls of Plaza Design. I love the works of Amy Granfield who paints local wildlife and plants.
Eureka offered a handful of fantastic restaurants, and a store that sold insane cookies. I wish I could remember the name of the cookie and the store that sold them. Those cookies helped me through some tough days.
When I went to Mel & Rose, they had the bottle & 4-packs chilling in the case. The manager told me they always hide a few because they're so popular. Plus, they're ridiculously friendly. A big bonus in LA.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
The design was beautiful too. I couldn't get enough of the traditional-print fabric lining the walls, chandeliers running down the hallways, the polished marble floors.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Since I'll probably be offline for a while, I'll leave you with my personal breathing space. These are some photos from my designers' website - Woodson & Rummerfield. These photos were love at first sight for me. I fall in love every time I see these photos, & the designers themselves - Ron & Jaime - are adorable too. They are young & fun, just like their designs.
If you're ever driving down La Cienega in LA, stop by their showroom. It's next door to Koi.
Whenever I feel exhausted & exasperated at the construction mess that is currently my home, I just look at these photos and they make me smile.
They have tons more images on their website. Just click on wandrdesign for more fabulous homes & objects, each more beautiful and different than the next!
Jet Blue cancelled ALL flights to NYC today.
I'm flying in the morning. If I hadn't gotten my nails done yesterday, I'd be biting them right this moment.
I have to make it. This is in large part my long-awaited vacay, but the real reason for going is to see my little bro play Carnegie Hall. My whole family will be there.
This is his a group, called Alarm Will Sound. He's fifth from the right, leaning back.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
On a side note, surely they jest when they call it Lowbrow, because some of the artists command prices that some rich folks would choke at.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
She also has a cool line of vases and bowls called Dirt. I love the chains draped round this one. So pretty. You can find her dishes at a darling store in LA... Zelen on Beverly Blvd.
I also love to go to Barneys & Tiffany to look at all the beautiful dishes. You can handle & admire them without actually having to buy them. I do the same thing with expensive jewelry & watches. It's a strange hobby, but it doesn't cost anything. I wonder if anyone else has this hobby?
These St. Patty's day cupcakes are reminding me of my upcoming trip. NYC here I come! We're landing on St. Patty's day afternoon. I better remember to wear my bit o' green. I hear they get pretty snarky if you're not wearing the color. I hate being pinched.