We have been unpacking and moving things around in the shop and online. Here are some recent shop photos. I am completely in love with the big poppy which is a reproduction lab model. And the old bottles with funky beach finds and porcelain dolls. I am always happy at how all the new things that we bring in, just fit right in as though they have always belonged.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
I read a lot of design magazines, see lots of things I love, and every now and then fall in head over heels with an entire issue like Issue 3 of Rue Mag. I know I flicked through the first two issues but I honestly can't remember anything in them, this one I want printed and bound and set in stone so that I can read it over and over again! It's full of interesting eclectic homes and great photography! Have I gushed enough yet? Now I'm going back to look through it again!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
When Time Magazine listed her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world last year they wrote, “Graça Machel is a born freedom fighter. Long before she became one of the world’s most effective — and joyful — advocates for the rights of children, women and refugees, she was a schoolteacher in Mozambique seeking her country’s liberation from Portugal. In 1975, when it gained independence, she was named Minister for Education and Culture; she also married Samora Machel, who had become Mozambique’s first President. He died in a plane crash 11 years later, and in 1998 she wedded Nelson Mandela...Machel, 64, has a warm smile, a hearty laugh and a way of making everyone feel comfortable. She continues to campaign against pediatric AIDS and the abuse of children and refugees."
Image from here
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
This morning I was flicking through some pictures in Architectural Digest quickly as a lot of their stuff is not my thing when one of the bathrooms caught my eye. I backed up to look at it and did a doubletake as the paintings looked like some of my Mom's and lo and behold they were my Mothers:) Great tub too!
Monday, January 24, 2011
I was in a hurry keying in a Google search yesterday and hit a few wrong keys and this is what came up: the magnificent work of a artist called Robert Heidel. The movement, light and texture in his work is wonderful. What a lovely way to start a week!
Images and bio here.
Images and bio here.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I flew downtown this morning to the California Gift Show. I love Sundays in LA! There was so little traffic this morning that I arrived early so I occupied myself with coffee and my camera. These are some of the shots I took before spending an hour and half going up and down the aisles and heading back to the Valley to open up shop! I wasn't at the show for very long and only covered one tiny corner but found some great things for the store so mission accomplished!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Barbara Hepworth DBE (1903-1975) was an English sculptor whose stunning organic abstract forms helped develop modern sculpture. There is a wonderful bio here, that discusses the evolution of her work. In 2011, the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery is planned to open in Yorkshire and will contain the gift of a unique collection of over forty working models in plaster and aluminum from the Hepworth Estate.