Thursday, March 31, 2011

getting there

getting there

coming home to a 7 x 5 ft hole in our livingroom wall was never such a thrill.

Monday, March 28, 2011

homework this weekend

this weekend
the poppies really swung into bloom. did some weeding.

this weekend
attended tomatomania with j. purchased chika; red pear heirlooms; and yellow brandywine varieties. thought about clearing the garden beds - but so loving all the greens gone to seed. the ground is too wet still anyway. should be perfect to plant this weekend.

this weekend
last of the new windows and doors arrived. did a happy dance! (this has been a labour of love. started by d with the kitchen redo in 2006. we are half-way through five years later with custom mulled aluminium windows on the front-side of the house. the original windows were wood framed bottoms with aluminium tops. cheap and easy off-the-shelf circa 1955. we said no-way to vinyl. so glad. these are beautiful. so excited to be finishing this project up.)

Monday, March 21, 2011

bed time.


planning for our new bed.


d will build it.

and i will make sure that there is nothing stored beneath it!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

inspiration on our bookshelf.

Artists' Studios
Artists' Studios by M.J. Long

Vera by Susan Seid, Jen Renzi and The Vera Company

Undecorate by Christiane Lemieux

Sunday, March 13, 2011

we live here.

Los Angeles
Los Angeles

we've been looking for quite some time for a work to hang in the kitchen. i had originally planned to enlarge a photograph - but this is a very sunny corner - and the cost of an enlargement coupled with the inevitable fading that would take place, put that idea to rest. when i saw this poster (also available as a screenprint) i knew we had found a perfect fit. (and the price couldn't be beat!) d put together a frame, and we sprung for UV plexi. we will see how it lasts.

the girls love finding home on it. i love that it includes all these neighborhoods that i have recently discovered (after living here 12 years!).

ork posters has a whole series around this concept. fun stuff.

my plan to paint the kitchen myself has also been waylaid. april.

hanging this on our puttied and unpainted wall might be putting the cart before the horse, but we couldn't resist.

Los Angeles