Monday, June 30, 2008

really great ... door sets

didn't know what a door set was until yesterday, but now i do. isn't the above rad? it's from Rocky Mountain Hardware.

Friday, June 20, 2008

cooling off

it is hot here, really really hot! we're thinking of attaching shade sails to the side of our house and in the garden to cool everything off...

Image courtesy of Apartment Therapy

Thursday, June 19, 2008

just pretty

suzani boxes from jayson home & garden.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

babies on the brain (part 2 of ?)

more and more new babies on the way! above: a beautiful baby rattle from canoe in portland.

Friday, June 13, 2008


via the wonderful bloesem, i discovered chairloom - a PA company doing some very cool things with virginia johnson fabric (which i adore) and vintage chairs.

i always love a contrast between old and new and a bright virginia johnson fabric will make me happy anytime - so i am really a fan!

Image courtesy of Chairloom

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

floors floors floors

floors are on my mind these days. secretly i want to ebonize my floors ala the marc jacobs store in nyc...

... and then paint all the walls Super White and fill the house with colorful modern art (this is what I read Michael Govan the director of LACMA and his wife Katherine Ross did in their LA house). while i luuuuv that look (the light goes literally skittering across the black floor and the art provides all the color and interest), i realize it's not so easy to live in a modern art museum. plus i actually have stuff (that needs hiding places) and oh - no budget for all the super edgy modern art.

so our house will take a somewhat different direction - someday (right now i just need to get the floors done and move into the thing and then i will be a happy camper...)

anyhow, thinking about floors reminded me of this painting the Floor Scrapers by Gustave Caillebotte:

you can see how beautiful the light is as it skims across the floors... just exactly what you want hardwood floors to do in/for a house...

Friday, June 06, 2008

miranda's apt

i am dying to see sex & the city and these photos of miranda's apt from the set (via casa sugar) caught my attention. why do i think my new house is going to be as jumbled? i don't even have kids - just too much random stuff which i am getting newly and suddenly reacquainted with as i try to cajole and cram and stuff it into boxes...

at any rate, her jumbly-ness looks like well loved jumbly-ness (though based on the previews i worry that all is not well in the miranda-steve hhold)...

Thursday, June 05, 2008

blurb - i like it!

i just came across this fun website called blurb - where you can create a book (very nice looking a la the above) from your blog, blog photos, flickr photos, whatever, you name it - and then even sell it!

i have been a lame blogger recently! here's my excuse - i'm moving. moving... is a big (but worth it) pain. we're moving into a new house and there is an endless (endless!) stream of design possibilities to contemplate.

i've also finished a letterpress project that i want to show a bit of - but i need to ask permission first. hopefully soon!