September 10, 2012 § 8 Comments
i’m in the market for a new sofa, finally! you see i’m a bit of a perfectionist like steve jobs, to where i won’t buy any furniture until i am absolutely sure of what i want. the goal is to buy once, pass it down to, at this time, will most likely be my niece and peacefully then go to my grave. pretty intense i know, but i’m a virgo what can i say? anyways.. i am and have always been obsessed with leather couches, specifically ones structured in clean, straight, 90 degree angle lines. leather only gets better with age, evoking a rustic casual feel, and my only house rule is that my guests relax and make themselves at home. these are some nice options although that first one is most definitely out of my price range. but again, because i am of the belief that it’s smart to buy it once, one can perhaps spend a bit more yes? i would love your recommendations!
July 28, 2012 § 4 Comments
June 5, 2012 § 9 Comments
the beautiful home of megan mullally. i love the contrast of the light and dark wood, natural burlap fabrics, pink and purple accents and that amazing white horse artwork. i will definitely be referring to these designs when at some point, i begin to piece together my own home.
via: meta interiors
May 27, 2012 § 10 Comments
definitely not for the shy or ultra private, but aren’t these just amazing? my only concern is how do these people feel when they have to use the bathroom? anyways, check out more of these houses over here!
May 20, 2012 § 6 Comments
suffern residence, suffern, new york
photo: trevor tondo
April 1, 2012 § 10 Comments
March 28, 2012 § 18 Comments
i thought that you guys might be interested in seeing bits and pieces of my cooking space. i myself not only love peering into other people’s bags but also into the areas in which they dwell. and i have made efforts in making these little vignettes photograph worthy so i hope you like, but like all things, it continues to be a work in progress as i have been in the midst of finally settling into a permanent residence.
January 25, 2012 § 12 Comments
January 7, 2012 § 7 Comments
this year has turned out to be a big one for celebrating charles and ray eames, the late husband-and-wife design duo who helped give shape to the 20th century with their groundbreaking furniture, architecture, and toys. their work is currently included in three los angeles museum exhibitions and is the subject of a pbs documentary, while their iconic L.A. home is undergoing an important renovation. adding to the flurry is Collecting Eames, a new book published by noted hollywood furniture dealer joel chen, featuring highlights from his extraordinary trove of 425 eames designs, now on display and for sale in his cavernous warehouse gallery, jf chen. to read further visit here.
image source & excerpt: architectural digest
December 5, 2011 § 23 Comments
October 18, 2011 § 29 Comments
i was finally able to get on board and do a little decorating for the month of october. i love the kind of decorations that can pass for everyday decor and may just decide to keep these pretty sparkly skulls out on display for a while. really, skeletal designs are just so mainstream now and don’t seem to singly represent just halloween. and as for the candy, well these artificial sugar-filled gems aren’t lasting much longer!
August 24, 2011 § 11 Comments
i have always thought these containers were just so cute. even before anthropologie came out with a neat porcelain version. so in attempt to save a few dollars as well as exercise my green awareness, i thought i’d reuse this pretty teal cardboard container as a place to store garlic. i didn’t spend a dime and it looks just so pretty and organic, don’t you think?
August 17, 2011 § 16 Comments
i’ve come to the realization that you can never own too many lamps, and one thing i can’t stand is a dimly lit room, so i’m slowly building my collection. this italian marble desk lamp belonged to my grandparents who were both avid collectors of all things antique.
it originally had a pull chain so i updated it with a 3-switch dimmer. i also purchased an affordable, simple, white lamp shade in the appropriate size for the base. and lastly, i finished it off with a decorative brass wreath screw nob that fastens on top to hold the shade in place. i love things that are not only functional and necessary, but that also offer sentiment and meaning.
August 8, 2011 § 8 Comments
i studied igarashi in school and most admire his use of simple, clean lines in axonometric alphabets and product design. after 25 years in graphic design, he moved to los angeles to study sculpture. his current work includes mostly sculptures for public spaces all over japan, with the involvement of marble, terracotta and wood materials. during his graphic design years, one of his international clients was meiji milk products company – one of my favorites for japanese chocolate candy.
August 5, 2011 § 15 Comments
i have a thing for swimming pools in that they intrigue me and frighten me at the very same time. i don’t really know why this is, but i do know that this seems to be the case when viewing photos like these ones. a feeling similar to that of when riding a roller coaster or viewing a horror film overcomes me. curious i know, but these photos will most likely not elicit any feelings of fear in most, only pure calmness and serenity. i hope you do enjoy!
images via: architectural digest