Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
My goodness, I stumbled across this video while - yet again - trying to find the green fairy song from Moulin Rouge on youtube. I think it's the most visually stunning film I have ever seen.
So this video is Carnival by the Cardigans. This was my theme song not that many moons ago. My friend Maesa & I would play it over and over and over again. And then again. And then Pizzicato Five!
It makes me reflect and wonder why I've been obsessed with the 60's for so long? What gives? Watching this video explains it. I would still die to hang out in that retro fab hair salon!
Anyway, the lead singer looks like my gorgeous friend Natasha who just received her pilot's license. Congrats missy!!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I was on my feet practically the entire time and so was everyone else. What a great crowd. The mood was festive and chill and my company was fantastic. We had a garden box - which seats six - but crammed (snuck) in another two pals to make it nice and cozy.
MGMT was great too. How old are those boys? They seemed so young and fresh.
I'll send you off with one of my favorite Beck songs. It makes me proud of my lovely El Lay and kinda makes me want to hop in a lowrider. It's the perfect song for hydraulics.
Que Onda Guero
(What's Up White Boy?)
Mano Blancos roll with crowbars
singing rancheras on cheap guitars
Abuelitas with plastic bags
Walking to the church with the Spanish candles
Dirty borracho says 'que putas!'
Andale, Joto, your popsicle's melting
Run better run, da doo run run
Mara Salvatrucha in the midnight sun
Monday, September 22, 2008
This house is in Carmel, high in the Santa Lucia mountains on a nature preserve. Love the high ceilings, clean lines and big windows that look out to nature. It has a comforting, tucked away feeling because it's built into the hillside.
The home is 3,000 square feet - which is pretty large by LA standards - but it's half the size of other homes in the area. The homeowners are eco-friendly, so they made better use of their outdoor space instead of buiding bigger rooms. I am enamored of the outdoor fireplace and the cool pattern of the concrete courtyard.
It was designed by www.feldmanarchitecture.com/
More stunning photos of the property and other projects at their website.
Ok, technically nine photos. I couldn't resist.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
My friend, the outrageously talented and hilarious Donny Miller pulled a slick one on big oil.
He put up posters at various gas stations around El Lay.
My favorite: We're eco friendly! Just kidding, we're an OIL company.
If you've thought of becoming an artist, he gives away all of his secrets HERE.
Don't miss tip #14... and the rest.
The last Beck show was cancelled. The last two Jenny Lewis concerts were a bust. (Busts?)
But we have tickets to the Hollywood Bowl tonight to see Beck & MGMT with a bunch of friends, so fingers crossed it's fun. It better be.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Check out my last post. Recognize a familiar pattern on my tabletop?
Here I am chilling with Simba and a guest dog. I like my big dogs ceramic because they don't bark or mess up the furniture. I also don't have to walk them or clean up after them.
Thankfully, Simba has charm.
We had a very exciting photo shoot yesterday. Can't wait to unveil the surprise!
Monday, September 15, 2008
I spied this room on coco+kelly's blog. (The name is inspired by Coco Chanel & kelly green... fab!) She is leaving LA to return home to Seattle and I am so sad to lose my beautiful friend who reminds me of Scarlett O'Hara. Yessir, she's that insanely gorgeous.
LA is losing her but she's keeping her home online and I believe opening her own store in Seattle! She's yet to announce the details. Check out her blog in the meantime!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Jeff Koons' outrageous pop art creations are on display at the outrageously opulent Château de Versailles.
I love it. I'm tickled that protesters have gathered outside of the chateau saying the works should be moved to Disneyland.
If you are lucky enough to head to Paris, it's free and runs through December 14th.
Remember his big silver bunny in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?
Monday, September 08, 2008
A few of Audrey Kawasaki's latest pieces. Sigh. They are so delicate & beautiful. I love how she's also using dark wood too.
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Robert enjoyed the pool. I enjoyed the sunset.
The lounge had a similar feel to the Chateau Marmont. The gardens were divine.
My banana/chocolate birthday cake. My view to the left as we left.
La lounge a noche. An encore of the fab bathroom.
I felt like Snow White with seagulls eating out of my hand.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
A cute tweak on the Keep Calm & Carry On posters. This one is by Every Day Is A Holiday.
Damien Hirst's dots always make me happy.
Braces by Rampsla on DeviantArt. I just got fitted for Invisalign because my teeth keep moving. I've had braces twice and always lose my retainers. Never again!
A Banksy/Hirst collaboration.
Confetti by Lady Monroe. Sums up how I feel about getting older. I keep having mini-meltdowns.A film by Guy Bourdin because it's dreamy.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
I'm going on a getaway for my birthday.
Groucho Marx stayed here and I don't know if these quotes originated behind the hotel's walls, but I love them just the same.
At our last party, one guest kept looking around & confessed he had been in our house before. He said, "The last time I was here, there was a jacuzzi in the middle of the room. It was wild." I fell in love with my house even more at that moment.