Saturday, April 28, 2012


Hubs + Friends + Beach - Kids = Best Time Ever
Cabo or bust.  Catch you on the flip side.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


I'm obsessed with feathers lately.  
Big time.  
I came across this ostrich feather pendant light while reading my daily blog roll.

I started at Table Tonic, who showed me Hop Interiors, who found the feather light.  
And a big thank you to Tobe, who told me of Lisa Congdon on Etsy
which is where I bought this lovely peacock print for my desk.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


When I travel my first destination is usually a museum of art.  
I love art.
I especially love when it's affordable which is why I'm in to 20x200
Jen Bekman came up with the master plan--200 limited edition prints, $20 each, and two goals:
1.  For everyone to collect art
2.  Enable an economy that allows artists to make a living by making work

Even with a recent price increase it's still inexpensive with pricing ranging from $24 to $2400.  
 Giovanni Garcia-Fenech

 Christian Chaize

 Daniel Seung Lee

 Jennifer Sanchez

 Michelle Marie Murphy
 Mike + Doug Starn

 Sean Greene

 Jeff Lewis

Alex Brown

 Daniel Seung Lee

 Jennifer Sanchez

 David Corbett

Carrie Marill

All of these prints 24 bones? Where do I sign.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Home Kitchen

I'm planning a new home kitchen design in my mind.
It requires multiple table and chairs...maybe a coffee bar.  I'm still mulling it over.  These are my inspiration pictures.

 via Pinterest

via DWR

Monday, April 23, 2012


Are rooms ever really finished?  
Life {like people} is constantly moving and changing and evolving.  
Our house is going through a metamorphosis.  
The baby phase of child rearing is ending. Toys no longer dominate every room.  
I can begin to relay, through the interior of our home, how we are as a family--
traditional, modern, casual, diverse, traveled, well loved.  
These are pictures of the family room. 
It's a work in progress. 
Still needing a floor rug, wall art, table accessorizing.

 My desk, which needs serious accessorizing.

 Dizzy Gillespie, aka Diz, aka DJ Wizard

Hall bath in high gloss black.  

Friday, April 20, 2012

Juju Hats

I love Juju hats.  
Juju hats are worn by Village Chiefs in the Cameroon region of central Africa.  
Some years ago they started to gain popularity with interior designers.  
I would love one above my front door, 
preferably in a bright color.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


I was first introduced to shagreen when I lived next door to Lille
my favorite place to buy home accessories. Now an online business, owner Lydia Lando 
showed me amazing designers--Lulu DK, John Derian, R & Y Augousti
 Hubs bought me the most divine shagreen box by R & Y. 
 Since then, shagreen has remained my favorite animal hide. 

 The stingray has a multi-patterned durable skin. The back bone
 which resembles clusters of white pearls
was thought to be a protector of good luck and prosperity. 
 Early civilizations used stingray skin to fashion armor and handle covers on Samurai swords.

Not knowing then of its history, 
once while visiting Lille I admired a shagreen pedestal table and asked the salesgirl
if water could be spilled on its surface. 
 After looking at me in judgement for a few seconds she replied, 
"'s made from stingray afterall...".