October 9, 2010

Sofia for Louis

Is it strange that as soon as I saw this photo I knew it was shot in Sofia Coppola's apartment? Nah.

September 8, 2010


Jean Paul Gaultier for Roche Bobois.

How difficult do you think it would be to fabricate a headboard like this?

August 19, 2010

Bison print.

I think Alexander Beeching's The Bison Constellation would work in so many spaces (in my home!). Another gem from 20x200.

August 16, 2010

Rethinking romaine.

Every once in a while, a salad calling for grilled romaine pops up in a magazine or blog I am reading and I quickly pass it by... somehow it just never sounds appetizing. Grilled lettuce?

But after stumbling upon this recipe on Food Practice, it is starting to sound (and look!) great. Definitely going to give this a try before summer is over.

July 24, 2010


This summer, I am making my way through our home, zone by zone, purging, organizing and trying to make things feel more "finished." I am currently trying to wrap-up the bedroom. With its wall-of-closet, this is no small task.

I still have sweaters to fold and a mattress to save for, but I can't stop thinking about lighting. Perhaps it is because the lighting is so poor at the moment. With navy walls, and at the back of our loft, the bedroom is cave-like, which I love. What I don't love is trying to read in bed at night. I go all squinty.

Enter my new obsession with bedroom lighting.

Sure, I'd love to spring for a pair of Jieldes.

But that probably won't happen. So I'm surfing ebay for something industrial, but I am also really digging the Hinge by CB2. But at 60W I fear they won't be bright enough....

July 22, 2010


My mom has always been a beach comber. She loves finding shells and odd things on the beach to research and display at home or on my parents' boat. Last summer she took several of the abalone shells she'd collected and assembled them as wall art... I'll have to dig up some pictures to share because it turned out beautifully.

When I saw this Abalone Shell Mirror from Jayson Home & Garden on Mrs. Lillien's blog, I immediately thought of mom. A new project, perhaps?

July 3, 2010

Looking for an excuse to buy this graphic snake dress by Tory Burch...

June 25, 2010

I have a painting project to tackle and I may need to think about adding a shot of color to the inside of the drawers... now to choose a color!

June 23, 2010

Further proof

...that our house needs to be painted white.

Bookshelves have been on our to do list for ages. Maybe we'll just keep it simple and go with something industrial.

June 6, 2010

June 1, 2010

Take A Seat

via A Roaring Home

In an effort to spruce things up around the house before house guests descend in two weeks, I just ordered a black toilet seat. Kind of a weird detail to think about... but if you're reading this you understand where I'm coming from!

May 31, 2010


I hope you all are having a delightful holiday weekend! We chose to stick close to home and it has been great. We checked out the Pasadena Museum of California Art's exhibit on the LA River, had a spicy sichuan dinner with friends and have gone for a bike ride every morning.

I picked up a new (to me) Schwinn on Friday night and I'm in love! She's perfect for cruising around the neighborhood.

Sadly, I am parting with my old Schwinn cruiser, so I couldn't resist snapping a few photos while taking one of our rides this weekend.

Photos by SparkerShop, more here.

May 21, 2010

Out & About

View from LA's City Hall observation deck. It's not publicly accessible, but I was able to snag some photos while at a party benefitting Amanecer this week... and I was able to spot my house from my vantage point on the 27th floor!

I can still taste the powdered sugar...

Wishing I was back in New Orleans eating beignets... but instead I am hunched over my laptop, clutching my third cup of coffee. At least it's Friday - happy weekend!

May 19, 2010


I am afraid I've missed the height of Lancaster's poppy season, so this year I'll just have to enjoy them through Love Angeles' dreamy photos...

May 11, 2010


Back from a much needed vacation. We started with our friends' gorgeous farm wedding in San Luis Obispo and then jetted out to New Orleans for Jazz Fest. Pictures and shop updates are in the pipeline... in the mean time, check out these sweet honeymooners in NOLA.

April 12, 2010

It's starting to feel like summer is just around the corner, and I think my feet would look pretty cute in these 'Sea Urchin' sandals by Cynthia Rowley for Roxy.

April 7, 2010

Keep or toss?

I have a set of four wood chairs that are solidly built, have graceful angles and are pretty comfortable to sit in - and they were free! Yes, I picked up these treasures curbside... four years ago. Needless to say, they've been stashed away and still fall into the "unfinished project" category. I've sanded them, but could never decide on a color to paint them nor fabric for the cushions. I think I may now have a place to put them. I think they would contrast nicely with our traditional dining room table, or they may work around a reading table in the living room. But at this point I have had the chairs for so long that I am wondering if I should just chuck them. So, help me out: curbside-bound or spring project?

Why am I bringing this up now? Clearly I have been watching too many episodes of "Hoarders."

April 6, 2010

Look at what my mom had waiting for me when we arrived at her house on Saturday! We're not sure what it is, but I am calling it the turquoise artichoke and I love it!

April 2, 2010

February 13, 2010

We're off to sunny San Diego to visit friends. I'll be back with lots of blog and shop updates next week. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

February 8, 2010

See it.

Have you seen A Single Man? Well, you should. Seriously, like now. GO.

Excellent performances, beautifully written and directed by Tom Ford and styled beyond belief. Vintage Mercedes. Lautner. 1960s Los Angeles. Colin Firth. Need I say more?