Monday, September 26, 2011

made in L.A.

image via LA Times

Love this time lapse video of the move of the Eames' living room from their Pacific Palisades home (cum historic landmark) to LACMA as part of the exhibition California Design, 1930-1965: Living In a Modern Way, which is part of the larger Getty initiated exhibition Pacific Standard Time. (The Times did a great series on the Eames House and move over the weekend. Swoon.)

D could tell you a lot more (he's been installing work at the Getty), but as I get it, Pacific Standard Time chronicles the history of art and design in L.A. from 1945-1980. Venues throughout SoCal are participating. (We already took in the Beatrice Wood exhibition at SMMOA - so good.) The Getty will have two of my favourite pictures on display: David Hockney's A Bigger Splash, and Ed Ruscha's Standard Station as part of their exhibition Crosscurrents. (I'm told side by side even!)

The A&D is also going to have an Eames exhibition: Eames : The Guest-Host Relationship

So much good stuff to see this fall!

As I've said before, the Eames House holds my ideal aesthetic.

The most beautiful homes I've been in are those that tell stories.

{p.s. Do you know the book The House of Life? It is such a beautiful chronicle of such stories. A beloved gift from someone who lived with many stories.}

Sunday, September 25, 2011

new deck

had the neighbors over this weekend to break-in the new deck. stood up well. but we all decided that the yard now needs a fire pit.


next up - an "urbanite" fire pit where the ceanothus (that i killed) once stood. (ceanothus are notoriously sensitive to water. this one - planted before the raised beds were put in - couldn't take the excess moisture the veggie patch put into the soil. sigh. i'll miss it - but am excited about its replacement.)

the yard has really come together. its at its best full of family and friends.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

open open house

a visit to pierre koenig's Scott House

amazing vistas. and a perfect example of socal architecture. the indoor-outdoor connections blew my mind.

The Scott House :: Pierre Koenig
The Scott House :: Pierre Koenig
The Scott House :: Pierre Koenig
The Scott House :: Pierre Koenig
The Scott House :: Pierre Koenig
The Scott House :: Pierre Koenig

a few more pictures here.

listed with valley modern.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


august saw us leave the heat for our cottage up north. so good to get away. but great to be back too!

new table
new table

our new scout regalia table arrived on tuesday! the custom color match is perfect. (to our front door and a parsons side-table in our living room.) a table probably shouldn't make me this happy. but it does. and i'm not alone. it is a great addition to our backyard.

d is busy working on our next backyard project. connecting the deck off the modern shed to the pavers in our garden - off the girls' room and our spare room. this will include a chicken-run. can't have those chooks perching on the new table.

a sneak peek:

next project