Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sally Arquette, February 6th, 1984
This is dedicated to my mother in law, a woman whom I have never met, but whose strength, creativity, style, courage, humor, maternal love and love for life is never forgotten.
As a young single mother, raising two boys while struggling with breast cancer, Sally reminded her boys every day of their importance to this world. She taught them not to wallow in loss but turn it into gain for others. Brave as she was, she feared the unknown of the future for her children. Who would be there to comfort them, who would be there to give them hope.
She never saw her children past their adolescence.
With a determination to create a positive legacy in his mother's name, Nick created the non profit, "Walk With Sally" which mentors children whose family's are coping with cancer. Because of this program, so many mother's have felt a sense of ease, knowing that their children were being supported emotionally and were not alone.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are doing all you can to detect breast cancer as early as possible. Early detection greatly increases your chances of surviving breast cancer. While you are at it, forward this to your best friend or wife or sister to make sure she is doing the same.
For more information on screening, treatment and donating please contact the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Walk With Sally and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
A few friends are posting pink today as well;
~ let me know if you'll be joining us so that I can ad your link.

glamour shots

Fashion illustration mixed in with a little late 70s glam vibe. Great prints over at jkl design.

naturally delicious

color palette: 100% whole wheat goodness
source: marie claire maison
source: apartment therapy sf
source: desire to inspire
source: sweet home style
last two photos: tom scheerer

Monday, September 28, 2009

poster child

Always on the look out for affordable art, I was thrilled to have found this fantastic website. Founder Sonja Teri started this on-line comprehensive gallery of exclusive, limited edition, silk screened poster art.
The art ranges from work by Guerrilla artists such as Taki 183 {famous for his Graffiti art on 183rd street in Washington Heights } to the Octogenarian David Weidman, probably best known for creating 'Mr Magoo' and 'Rocky and Bullwinkle'.

featured in "In Her Shoes" at High Heeled Foot in the Door this week...

I was so flattered when Camilla at 'High Heeled Foot in The Door' asked me to be a part of her on going, 'In her shoes' series. When she first asked me back in May, the day that I chose to shoot {and every day is different for me} turned into a complete day of calamity.
Around noon, Nick, tore his Achilles tendon, jumping the fence to chase after our dog ~who had escaped. I was working with a client and had to abruptly leave after receiving a panicked phone call. In retrospect, this would have been a great day to document, lots of excitement, emergency surgery, casts, crutches and pain meds.
So, this time around I documented a rather mellow day. Nobody was hurt, full of sunshine and bike rides {and a bit of work}. Check in again as my partners at The Skirted Round Table will be submitting their own dalies as part of this charming feature Camilla's wondeful blog.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

holiday decorating on the skirted round table

Here we go again, third day of fall and the design blogs are in full throttle dishing out the holiday decorating goodness. It's one big frenzied competition! The bloggers are hyperventilating as they crank out one idea packed post after another. Read all about it.
Or listen as the three of us, who aren't personally big holiday decorators, chat about what we do, or don't do in this arena.
Two Grinches and one Jewish girl talk about Holiday decorating. Bring it...

he takes stuff from his house and sticks it outside.

then takes pictures. Which, amazingly, turn out looking kind of cool in that really, static motion, inanimate object becomes living thing, sort of way { ya ok, whatever. }
Suddenly, task lighting become a research group on a hiking expedition through Antarctica,
or campers looking for the car keys Ron dropped last night after one too many 'brewski's
Vintage telephones becomes beached, animals in the frozen tundra.
Funny and beautiful.
The delightful work of Rune Guneriussen. See more here, much more.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

the pallies

This little video melted my heart just a little.
Now go. Give your little pallie a hug and a kiss.

Monday, September 21, 2009

it's the one about headboards... and a bonus how-to video

A few years ago I was fortunate enough to spend some time at The One and Only hotel in Mexico.
Along with those gorgeous Galbraith and Paul fabrics every where, was this insane, Colcha covered headboard.
I covet the covered headboard. Anytime I see a great one I pull it for my overflowing file.
in my collecting, I've realized a few things. I love nailheads on rectangular headboards {although I've seen them on more curvilinear shapes, I don't love them as much when they're not in a neat little marching row}
actually that's not true, I like the nailheads here.
I don't like a headboard to be too big or puffy. Tight, and a thin-ish profile works for me. did someone say 'curvilinear'? {off topic, but I love those, monogrammed orange euro shams}
tall is good, you want to be able to see the head board when the pillows are up against it. But keep in mind, if you have a pitched ceiling, you don't necessarily want a really tall headboard.
nailheads and swoopiness. I'm begining to like it the more I write this post. Sometimes you have to lay it all out before you can see it
I love this headboard, even though it's a naked headboard.
These last few are late additions as more than a few of us have headboards on the brain. Found these over at thanks reader, 'elly e' for the headsup.
I had forgotten about this little twin set {above} I've always loved this shot. Not only are the colors lickable, those monogrammed shams, slay. I'm guessing but don't know for sure that they're Leontine.
Back to that Colcha covered headboard that I coveted......What I didn't know was that headboard- the one that I met in Mexico, had an established fan base. {It appeared in Cookie magazine in '05} And Grace Bonney of design*sponge, was one of them.
So inspired was she, that she went out and made herself one. Watch here as she recreates her own version of the One and Only headboard.

Friday, September 18, 2009

peace out

originally uploaded by Molly | Orangette.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

London calling...Jeremy Dickinson

loving the work of British artist, Jeremy Dickinson.
Using toy cars from his own collection, beat up, chipped, well loved... all in a crayon box color pallet paired against, grayed gritty backgrounds.
Seven Buses
Seven Buses 2009
20 x 20 cm
Locopark II
Locopark II 2009
35.5 x 61 cm
Sometimes organizing the toys by color and scale...
Ten Reds
Ten Reds 2008
46 x 46 cm
Dickinson's work brings to mind the minimalist tendencies of Donald Judd and the automobile sculptures of John Chamberlain.
Plant and truck Wall
Plant and truck Wall 2008
76 x 254 cm
Autopark (Causeway Spectrum)
Autopark (Causeway Spectrum) 2008
51 x 178 cm
Autostack (Plymouth Plaza)
Autostack (Plymouth Plaza) 2009
25.5 x 30.5 cm
.........wonder if I could facebook him. He seems really cool.
all images galerie xippas, athens, greece

the ipod stand - that you make yourself!

Those brilliant french designers have come up with another do it yourself, "you can totally make that" project......


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>>> [Making Of] the Iphone paper dock

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