Busy Bee

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

More soon, but for now I’m deep into another install for the Kor Group with Nadia. This one is in Long Beach and it involves this wallpaper:

It’s been described as a floral that’s not a floral. I like it, it’s jungle-y and floral-y and retro-y and still a little modern. We’ll be close to done friday, right now the space is empty. The next 24 hours will reveal a lot.

Smog Shoppe

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Smog Shoppe is an event space in Culver City that is so inspiring to me: sort of a mix of Paris meets Anthropologie meets a thrift store meets Flora Grubb. I need to visit in person, and soon. It’s time to spend time outside, to grow plants and to embrace summertime. I’m thinking of hosting my annual crepe party (which has been on hold the last couple of years) and finally planning some of those picnics in the park.

Photos are by picotte.

Joel Dewberry Textiles

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Same vibe as Amy Butler but a little something different. And who can resist cherry blossoms? Joel Dewberry Textiles via Housemartin.

Wired Living Home

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

So I got to go to the fancy cocktail party for the opening of the Wired Living Home earlier this week. Beside it being so full of people that it was hard to even get a load of the house, it was pretty impressive. I mean it’s a huge modern house designed by a whole design firm on a hillside in a really nice part of LA. What’s not to like? You can read about way ore of the details over on Apartment Therapy. I also uploaded a whole (dark) photo tour….

I loved the wallpaper in the kids room and the guest room. It was listed as being from either Hollywood at Home or Luna Textiles.

At Home in a Treehouse

Monday, September 24th, 2007

The sublet I found has this avocado tree growing right next to it. In the morning the light comes through and makes me feel like I am living in a treehouse.

Painless House Plants

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Indoor plants make all the difference in a room’s feel but can be a nightmare to take care of if you don’t have a green thumb. I like succulents for their sculptural presence, the fact that they are inexpensive to buy, easy to propogate and even easier to care for.

Who’s into starting a succulent swap?

Garden:New Plants

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

I have wonderful memories of my grandmother’s garden. She spent her life there and it showed. She basically had an orchard with all kinds of citrus trees, plums, peaches, apricots, figs, avocados, and tomatoes. In honor of spring, and the memory of my grandma, I ponied up and bought a meyer lemon tree. The meyer is a dwarf variety so you can keep it in a pot (as long as you feed it well and give it enough sun and water). It produces fruit all year long and has a sweeter flavor so it’s perfect for cooking and making lemonade. Some people even like to eat them like oranges. Look at all the blossoms, I can’t wait to reap the rewards.

I also bought a couple of heirloom tomatoes. I am most excited about the green and yellow skinned ‘zebra’. We’ll see if these like their location.

Spring at Home

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

This weekend felt like the beginning of spring with passing clouds, sprinkles, sunny moments, and a windy night. I put these pink tulips next to the sink to welcome spring. I love this combination of pink and green (plus the green of my kitchen). It makes me smile everytime I do the dishes.

Flowers are the most immediate way to bring life back into my house (besides cleaning), especially if it’s been shut up for the winter. If you can’t find flowers you love at your local market or farmers market, try Organic Bouquet or
Oregon based Flower Bud