Monday, December 27, 2010


Hi folks, I wanted to ask a favor. Any good music recommendations lately? I'm going on a little vacation in a couple of days and wanted to load up my pod with lots of new tunes. Thinking about Jenny and Johnny's new one...have you heard?


not exactly my personal style, but appreciating this room's boldness.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dankso do!

this chick was chic enough to make The Sartorialist's blog. This is just confirmation that Danskos are cool and socially acceptable.

if I had a boat.

I'm always down for some obscure holiday decorating.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

planned planthood.

so much plant responsibility packed into one room. 

one part, "did I water the plants?" and two parts, "so pretty and magical!"

cozy comfort

It's been raining unreal proportions in southern California and I'm kind of loving it. Me and my handy dandy imagination are pretending it's snow. so cold! so season appropriate! this kind of weather demands cozy fireplace action...

also season (and crazy person) appropriate....painting your firewood stash in pretty, poppy colors. {don't think I haven't thought about doing this...}

{hi, pup}

stay warm!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

gift giving.

I decided to have a little wrapping fun this year with the gifts. I hand-stamped a bunch of kraft paper and used big vinyl lettering in lieu of gift tags. 

{yes. I'm aware of the disproportion of the stamp pad to stamp. shame.} 

{graphic and girly!} 

{please deliver this package to "D"}

I'll be honest, I don't like the actual wrapping part, but I do like adding the accoutrements to make it pretty...bows, glitter, gold pinecones...

Monday, December 20, 2010


two sturdy wooden folding chairs spotted at a yard sale. $20 for the pair, I just need to give the wood a little refresher. any ideas?

Alvin Lustig

if you're interested, check out my post about Alvin Lustig on the Birds of Ohio blog. happy Monday!

Friday, December 17, 2010

the weekend!

a real live tumbleweed. California is the wild, wild west. spotted in Long Beach in a very urban area.

LB Flea is this weekend, want to start wrapping presents to put under the tree (it's a bit sad under there at the moment...), finish my Christmas cards and do some old fashioned relaxin'. Have a great weekend friends! Anything fun planned?

oh Christmas tree

rad little modern tree (not my style, but I dig it). great for the minimalist in your life.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


mystery mag

{over-dyed animal hide? blown up photo}

{graphic art, nice console and just the right amount of knick-knackery}

{animal hide ottoman/stool, velvet sofa, natural elements}

chick's got the doorway lean pose down.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

christmas tree charisma

ok, let's get back to the Holiday At Hand...

{low key is right} +

{cute little garland} +

{that little nook! my 10 year old self would have lived there} + 

{like the simple wreaths with pretty ribbon too} +

{oh my word. that kitten. and I'm a dog person ..anyways.. cute little tree. fun pom poms and love that little wicker basket it's sitting in.}+

{for an artificial tree, this one's pretty original}

it's the middle of December. I've got all my shopping done! (NOT)

Vera Neumann

did a little post on Birds Of Ohio's blog featuring textile designer, Vera Neumann. I used to always notice her signature on scarves I found thrifting. (ps. I wish spellcheck would recognize "thrifting" as a word already!) 

time travel

here's a little holiday disorientation for you:

random cast of Halloween characters photographed by a fox hunter. I love the fox with her ears (she found the costume on etsy I think).  They're all pretty great!  from this trip.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

not verbose.

rug. big floor pillows. that lamp. fun (but not too fun) teal cylindrical couch cushion. score. I get a travel vibe from this room...must be the different patterns. ok, I think if I say too much about this room it will distract from its awesomeness.  


{bar cart. 20 bucks}

{easy art. Joan Miro print}

{mid-cent mod buffet. I like the little legs. shelf lining is a cool little surprise}

{loved these two lamps. such personality!}

{wee little velvet chair...for scale, that's an organ's pedals behind it. so random and 85 dollars?!}

{I bought him. little clawfoot legs! $5.85. needs a shade}

Monday, December 13, 2010

great room, literally.

tassels. color of the wall. TULIPS! art wall with quirky art, random assortment of pillows, straw basket...lots if really good things happenening.

Friday, December 10, 2010

the weekend!

photograph by my brother Jas. aptly named "Stoned", such the jokester. (found rocks by the creek in KY)

Have a great weekend!

Holiday inspiration

{super simple, organic + velvet bow. I could get on board with this guy}

{pretty moss green. also love the shaggy garland over the door}

{ornament wreath. glamorous}

{subdued shiny}

 I want to make my own wreath and these are some nice ideas. I like the thought of an all berry one...a little organic-y looking... I need to round up some supplies, stat. Have you ever made a wreath before? any tips for a rookie?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

if I were a guy..

...I'd probably want these (especially the last one). from hixsept

I heart art: Gabriel Dawe

crazy textile art from artist Gabriel Dawe. I can only imagine being in the same room with these installations...a different view at every turn. such pretty colors too.