Monday, October 20, 2014


happy monday friends! today i am LOVING this line by new york based designer ryan roche...
the entire color palette of this line is dreamy, soft pastels paired with slightly edgy designs (she offers cashmere leggings. CASHMERE!), so...check out more of ryan's fall 2014 line here

i'll be taking a few days off from the blog this week to get caught up on just lots of things. i hope that you had an amazing weekend and that your week goes the same way. i'll be back posting towards the end of this week! for now, enjoy this fall fashion line...

Friday, October 17, 2014

and...hello friday!

if i owned this sequin skirt, this would be my "yes! it's friday pose"...
and you can buy it, here. it might be a weekend purchase of mine ;) put it on with converse and a tied denim top or go all out dressed up, you could have alot of fun with this skirt!

what are you up to this weekend? i'm looking forward to going here, to see him and SO excited. this venue looks amazing and intimate.

i'm also in crunch-time mode writing my graduate thesis, so trying to find a balance between "work" and pleasure. hopefully i find it! have a GREAT weekend friends! enjoy...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

david brumlin planters.

classic contemporary refined simplicity. well that's how david brumlin describes his work. and it is. all of that...
plus, i thought i'd continue my apparent fascination/obsession with all things green this week. it's funny that at times, you can really be thinking or looking for something specific, a design, a particular item or look and then all that you see are those things. or maybe you just focus?

anyway, i LOVE these. hand-made out of concrete. and even the decorative tiny white rocks are included. sold! enjoy...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

more green,

lately i've been considering incorporating another planter or two into my small apartment space. i currently have one palm but i love the clustering of other greens, at different heights, all with unique leaves, thin, thick and in between...
i haven't quite yet found "the one" yet. i know, strange to think that i can't just grab a plant or tree, put it in a pot and be done with it. but they, at least to me, require styling, placing, incorporating perfectly into a particular space. and if it's not done that way, it just seems out of place, or even wrong.

are you as analytical about placing plants? i'm getting closer to taking the plunge. weird i know. enjoy!

hedge outdoor.

love, love, love these geometric planters designed by cora neil & offered up by the kick-started company hedge outdoor...

justina blakeney featured them today on her blog. i had to share too! enjoy...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

and so it goes...

i'm going to see michael logen sunday night. am i looking forward to it? yes. yes i am...

his impromptu hotel room rendition of billy joel's and so it goes has stopped me today. slowed me down. to listen. over and over again. enjoy!

delirious frites.

what do you do with an abandoned, unused alley-way in quebec city canada? fill it with hundreds of pool noodles of course...
i read about the installation by the young design group les astronautes on the contemporist. according to the contemporist, the name delirious frites comes from the pool noodles used for the installation, frites de piscine or "pool french fries."

taking an abandoned alley, a space which goes unnoticed on a daily basis, a space that is basically anonymous, and transforming it, thrusting passers by into another world for a few fleeting moments is just plain the best idea ever! and also a fun post for a back-to-work tuesday. enjoy!

Monday, October 13, 2014

a quiet day.

i sure hope that you are all enjoying this loooooong weekend. i am!

it's funny too because i thought that with all of the writing i have to do (my graduate thesis is due super soon!) that i'd be my usual "how in the *&!$#! am i supposed to relax with EVERYTHING that has GOT to get done" self. and that's not far from the truth!

but my son decided to take a train then a bus to come and stay with me last minute on saturday and everything just kind of fell into place nicely. i danced in the bus terminal first to completely embarrass him (why not?) then over dinners, long conversation and a fall walk to the beach, i've managed to include important stuff (writing), in the with even more important stuff (time with my son). the weekend has been quiet, comfortable and perfect really. just saying...enjoy!

Friday, October 10, 2014

smile, it's friday!

i love this photo. saul steinberg, the american cartoonist and illustrator for the new yorker magazine loved creating these satirical paper bag masks during the 1960' about great cocktail hour antics!
i find them fun, curious and completely amazing. i wonder whether or not he designed a look for people in particular, or whether or not the masks were drawn, at gatherings and parties and people just grabbed them at random? i'd love to be able to ask him!

how is your weekend looking? i'll be behind my computer most of the weekend as i continue toward my graduate thesis deadline (next month! ah!). i hope you are doing something more fun than that ;) enjoy!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

these bags.

how fun are these bags offered up by the japanese designers and company, mina perhonen?
the rounded shape of them paired with the colorful square patterns are just super fun. i want one in every color combination! mina perhonen offers up lovely textiles and has a seasonal clothing line that is chock full of texture and pattern. plus they have very cool videos showcasing all of it! check it all out here. enjoy!

modular pretty.

i'm loving this modular line designed by the amazing patricia urquiola for moroso, in jersey fabric...
designed with an aluminum frame, each wooden leg appears to simply rest against each piece, as an added visual element or texture. the design also integrates side tables with adjustable heights. these would not be my choice (years ago, when i would visit my grandfather's house, tray tables were everywhere. not pretty.) but they are perfect for holding glasses of wine! and being surrounded in jersey fabric? where do i sign up? enjoy!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

fixtures of gold.

i'm lately loving gold, the richness of the tone, the elegance of the look, the edgy quality of some designs...

these are a few recent favorites of mine, enjoy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

naked wood.

i've posted about qowood's beautifully naked wood pieces before. but when they offer up new designs...well i have to go there.
seriously, if you are in the market for a wow wood piece, visit qowood. each piece is made by hand, then numbered and named for an exceptionally intimate buying experience. as rich, thick metal accents are applied to a particular design, those too are hand-made. by doing that, by taking that kind of time, you see that qowood's product line is not mass produced. you don't just know it, you can tell.

just lovely woodwork. don't you think? enjoy!

Monday, October 6, 2014

happy monday & a home for sale.

if i was in the market for a new home, in a new place (like palm springs!) this home (for sale by the way!) of the extremely talented sarah yates, (more here about sarah) of a house in the hills blog and her husband & photographer lou mora...would be on my radar.
i'm looking around my little 2nd floor apartment now, dreaming of where to put more gold, more color, more white! stunning. every. single. inch. read more about sarah and lou's home here...and maybe buy it? enjoy!