Sunday, November 28, 2010

lights on.

the beginning

it is a tradition in our neighborhood to get your holiday bling going over the Thanksgiving weekend. D prefers to wait until the first weekend in December. but surprised me yesterday by setting the house aglow. xo

Friday, November 26, 2010



great holiday spread shot at the alexander built, palmer & krisel designed "elvis honeymoon hideaway" in the newest issue of "rue". (pages 138-165)

(also includes a wonderful story on hello handmade - and my friend shanna murray.)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

house plants

we already have quite a few... but the latest issue of covet garden has me wanting to pump it up a bit.


have been collecting cuttings from friends. adding a trip to potted to our list of places to go this week.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


before 2011

:: finish up with the new windows

:: inside of the house painted. and the outside trim

:: clerestory windows cleaned

:: fencing in the backyard

:: new outdoor table

yes - i do realize there are only 44 days until christmas.

this morning

Good Morning

a neighbour's house is about to list. he passed away last month. 93 years old. an original owner. he had actually sued the developer for the shoddy foundation work. and won. he had the best foundation in the 'hood. it is a great house. fingers crossed it is discovered by great people.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

these don't do it justice.





but the book is amazing.

and how wonderful to see outtakes here.

it somehow sums up modern for me. we are not the modern of minimalism in this house. but have always looked as inspiration to charles and ray eames - and other artists and designers of that time that we have been lucky enough to have known. the eames house interior has been described as a "collage" - and the other homes in this book have that same feel. mix of old and new. mass produced and handmade. local and exotic. they tell a story. one i love.