i am loving the stainless and rawhide collection by teera morawong, available la design gallery ford brady. the contrast in the materials is awesome!
amazing that i was married about a year ago...but i bought some coxcomb, or celosia, at wholefoods yesterday so it must be true. i didn't give much thought to the flowers at my wedding, just went with what was in season at the farm across the road from my parent's (we used their veggies too, delicious!). i got so lucky, i couldn't have picked a better flower!, they looks like brains, but with the most intense color! it is now aesthetically and sentimentally my favorite flower!
i can't believe i almost missed this shoot, i usually am a big fan of the nytimes design stories and the house belongs to the partner of dan zelen, whose la store is one of my faves! i want to live here, look at the quality of light! this ernest born house from 1949 is incredible and the recent addition by san fran architects aidlin-darling design (check out there other projects!) is right in line with the original.
the glass tunnel that connects the two is stunning.
and i am always a fan of walls that completely open.
many of the furnishings in the living room are original to the house!
i am now totally coveting a piece by michael phelan. his work is large tie-dye like circles dyed on stretched linen, how cool is that. the series, the best way out is though, is high impact, large canvases and bright colors...i would give up a lot of what i own to have one...
his house in marfa, tx is featured in the new domino.
emily prager's story in today's nytimes is so inspiring. she and her daughter made a major move to shanghai from new york. between my constant fantasy of life in far flung cities and my daily annoyance at the ridiculous real estate market, i loved this story. so romantic, definitely worth a read!!!
earlier this week at work we were talking about using gray as an organic neutral. when i came upon the work of the amazing south african photographer inge prins i found a ton of evidence...
i can't resist posting these additional images from her portfolio. so so beautiful! i love the use of old paintings. (thank-you to skinny laminx for the link)
i love finding things in unexpected places. i was flipping through a pottery barn catalog this afternoon and was surprised by a few cool things. this bronze pear is almost a foot high and only $39!
these zebra towels are great at a low price point and they are brown and ivory, much better than black and white.
it would be nice to be able to get one of these african wedding baskets while on safari, but it is great that they are easily accessible...
i have seen these porcelain mushrooms in person a few times and they are so delicate and pretty. i thought of them b/c we are heading up to the mountains this weekend for my cousin's wedding and they would be such great table decorations. you can get them online at jayson home for under $15 each!
i am obsessed with the idea of building a wood burning hot tub. of course i need a better spot than the driveway first. these cedar tubs by seattle company snorkel come in kits with assembly instructions. they work wonderfully in a small garden if you don't have a mountain side handy...
if you are looking for a more modern alternative hammacher schlemmer has this cool portable tub!
i love things that get better with age, and in that vein i am totally enamored with this rug from amadi. the colors are amazing! look at that red stripe on the left! or the brown on the right! so so good!