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.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Weekend

Wishing you a great weekend hanging out with friends as colorful as these guys.  via Famille Summerbelle

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Journey In Color: Issue 2

Issue 2 of A Journey In Color, our online magazine is done!   These always seem to take so much longer than I think they will -- mostly thanks to technical glitches as a result of my lack of prowess in that area -- but I love doing it.   This issue includes inspiration from flowers and camels, a look at some of the chairs we redo as well as a behind the scenes look at the making of our wreaths.   And given the time of year, I included lots of holiday gift ideas.  Enjoy!

Interiors Ideas

Some great ideas for adding color and interest to a room.

via Interiors Porn

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wool Pillows

We've added a limited number of cuddly wool pillows to our online shop.

Cara Barer

Stunning book sculptures and photography by Cara Barer.  Via Pursuit of Happiness

Monday, November 14, 2011

Seen and Liked On A Monday

Lovely pairing of fashion and interiors via delight by design;
Gorgeous ceiling in a dining room by Martyn Lawrence Bullard;
Great dining room chairs upholstered in two very different ways by Katie Ridder whose new book just arrived in the shop. Wishing you an excellent week.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

African Photography Biennial

The largest photography exhibit in Africa is currently taking place in Mali.  This pan-African show features 45 photographers and 10 video artists from 27 countries.  Take a look at these amazing photographs which are a few of those featured by the BBC.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Weekend

This lovely shot across Laurel Canyon was taken from Mulholland Drive this week.  Hard to believe this is the middle of the metropolis of LA.   Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


The beautiful simplicity in these porch shots from around the world appeals.  From top to bottom: Texas, India, South Africa - all via MarieClaireMaison

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Henry Road Tiles

How wonderful!  This installation of our Modwalls tiles is so much fun, I would love to see what the entire kitchen looks like.   This pic is one of the entries in Modwalls quarterly photo contest.   I am not biased or anything but I am sure it's gonna win:)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ready For The Holidays

We spent a long day yesterday getting the shop ready for the holidays and I am thrilled with the result.  The store is full of luscious color and lots of great goodies and gifts.   I love how the wreaths we made look hanging all over the mantel.