Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

I have been so preoccupied with wrapping gifts in the shop, blogging got dropped off the list unfortunately.    I won't be back at it until the new year as I am taking the next week off to catch up on admin, bookkeeping and inventory.

This lovely video celebrates all that is good in our world.   I wish you a fabulous holiday and everything wonderful in the New Year.   Peace!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Miranda Skoczek

There is a lovely feature on the colorful, whimsical work of Miranda Skoczek in the latest issue of Adore Mag.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Drive Through LA

Some photos taken this week on a drive through China Town, Sunset Junction, Hollywood and Burbank.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Friday

Enjoying my Friday with delicious candy striped kisses.   The perfect nibble of sweet with a touch of candy cane crunch.  Yum!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Colorful Menagerie

Emilia Romagna hand paints this fabulous fantasy menagerie.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lovely Workspace

Love the butterflies up the wall and the 'planning wall' of jewelry maker, Doloris Petunia.   This looks like a good place to spend the day being creative.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

African Wax Cloth Armchair

I just had this old armchair that my upholsterer found 'upcycled' in patchwork of African wax cloth cotton and am in love.   Restraining myself from keeping it rather than selling it as I love the mix of color and pattern contrasting with the chips and weathering on the white frame.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Seen and Liked On A Monday

It's been cold.  Well as cold as it gets in LA.  So I am preoccupied with cozy warmth. 

Corner fireplace via Vineet Kaur; Hot chocolate at Deux Magots in Paris last year; pretty bed via mackapar;

Friday, December 2, 2011

New Benches

I love how fabulous these refurbed benches look.  There are two of them and we covered them in a gorgeous old suzani.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tis The Season

December has arrived and everyone around here is getting into the holiday spirit.  Loving these photos by Polly Wreford.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Scratch Off World Map

One of the most popular items in our shop is a world map that is covered in gold foil so you can scratch off where you have been.  Spotted this great photo of the map in fabulous use here.

50 Photographs

The New York Times is selling prints of 50 fabulous photographs selected by five fashion designers including Diane von Furstenberg, Zac Posen and Vera Wang.  These are some of my favorites.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Seen and Liked On A Monday

Glorious color and hues in a fashion photo by Rus Anson;
Coffee in a lacquer red cup;  and a well loved, well used fab kitchen -- both via designinspirationsk

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Salvador Dali Meets Alice

In 1969 Salvador Dali fabulously illustrated Alice In Wonderland for a breathtaking book published by New York's Maecenas Press-Random House.  The colorful creative drawings below are from top to bottom: Down The Rabbit Hole, The Pool Of Tears, The Mock Turtle's Story.  All of the drawings and more info here

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Holiday Gift Ideas

We've stocked our shelves with tons of creative, fun gifts.   You can find a collection in issue 2 of our magazine A Journey In Color but I thought I would post a few here too.  Feel free to contact us if you need help finding the perfect gift.   Have fun shopping for your friends and family!

Clockwise:   Cardinal Candle, Deer Jewelry holder, Screenprinted Pillar Candle, Spread The Love Butter Knife

Clockwise: Silver Coral Candlestick, Telephone Wire Bowl, Colorful Pouf, English Stamp Mug

Clockwise:  2012 Animal Calendar, Octopus Candle, Horse Leg Soap or Jewelry Dish, Henry Road Zip Bag and Journal Gift Sets

Clockwise: Scratch Off World Map, Passport Cover, Luggage Tag, Tic Tac Toe Stamp Set

Clockwise:  Kindred Things Bear, Giant Charley Harper Puzzle, Safari Animal Money Bank

Happy Thanksgiving

So far, it's been a perfect day.  I started the morning with a hike in the hills under a cloudy sky, then I cobbled together a rough sample of a tote bag for next year which I liked.   And now I'm curled up on the sofa watching the Thanksgiving Parade in NY on TV.  I hope your day is as enjoyable and relaxing!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Roadtrip To Idyllwild

On Friday I took a day trip to Idyllwild perched high in the mountains of the San Bernadino Forest.   I'd never been before and I loved it.  This friendly town hit a perfect trifecta for me:  good flea market finds, excellent food and stunning scenery.  It was a perfect blue sky day until we were headed down the mountain and found ourselves above the clouds, in the clouds and then below the clouds which was simultaneously eery and exciting.