December 31, 2010


All Gone.

December 30, 2010

Round Up...

for Jonah.

December 29, 2010

A-Frame LA

I think it's time to get down to see our friend Dave Reiss' new spot on Washington; A-Frame. Love the idea of renovating an old IHOP and using Sk1 Furniture!
~images via modern luxury & la eater

December 28, 2010


ANTEBELLUM presents ANGELS in REVELRY : A Decade in Los Angeles 1977 - 1987
photography by IVY NEY
opening reception JANUARY 14TH, 2011

By 1976, at the age of twenty-three, Ivy was living in Los Angeles, working for the LA Times under the iconic fashion editor Mary Lou Luther.

It was her ticket into the Hollywood nightlife, rubbing shoulders with and photographing celebrities like Lucille Ball and John Travolta, in timeless black and white.

While living off the Sunset Strip, a stone's throw from The Whisky A-gogo, Ivy became a fixture on the LA music scene, documenting the early days of the The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Go-Go's, Henry Rollins, X, local punk darlings- The Screamers, and capturing candid portraits of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

Ivy usually needed just one snap to capture the essence of her subject. This resulted in her most memorable images.


December 27, 2010

BAXTER FINLEY - Barber & Shop

Just before the holidays I took my little guy to get a hair cut from our friend Shane @ Baxter Finley Barber and Shop on North La Cienega. This was the 1st time I had been there and well, I was pretty impressed. The attention to old school details was spot on and the porcelain chairs kinda blew my mind.

B F:
We see guys trending to tradition, so whether we are talking fashion, or choice of barber, guys are looking for simple and traditional surroundings. The shop is NOT a lounge, or place to get spa services. We want to keep it simple and build a reputation for excellence in barbering and service.”

LOOK: The aesthetic is certainly masculine ... and the elements used were specifically chosen to create a traditional look, but also to blend textures (such as fine leather, and porcelain chairs + rough cut reclaimed Douglas fir flooring) allowing the space to be usable and comfortable.


Stranger & Stranger No. 12

Stranger & Stranger No. 12 Christmas Absinthe - Stunning bottle “After one glass, you see things as you wish they were.”
~via notcot


December 26, 2010

Queens :: I'm Designer

So d*mn good.

Star Wars

Incredibly cool re-design of Star Wars posters by Olly Moss. See more here.
~Via bbcicecream

December 24, 2010

Wishes for You...


December 23, 2010

Pharrell's Spot

Check out the rest of Pharrell Williams spot in Miami on The Selby.


Peace and Love

from the Rug. Co.
This has to be the best card I've received this season. Click on envelope to view.

December 22, 2010

It's Raining, It's Pouring

painting by lauren gregg 

Oh man, I just left the house, only to come right back after driving for 5 minutes. It's raining so hard here in LA I'm afraid that being up here in the hills I might not be able to get back home. It's pretty much a flash flood around here. The post office will have to wait...and so will the rest of Christmas shopping.


Lightning Bolt

Had a major wave (no pun intended) of nostalgia after reading on Mondette that the 40 year old iconic surf brand Lightning Bolt has opened a new flagship in Venice. Selling Mens (though unisex) surf/skate clothing and boards shaped by Rory Russell and Craig Hollingsworth.
Had to pull some vintage boards shown above. They are so RAD! And even though I don't surf, I totally wouldn't be bummed to have one around. I love the brand now as much as I did in 5th grade.


December 21, 2010


Big Props to hume, who perform modern furniture restoration in record time! I've never had anyone repair anything as fast as Alphie just did on my husband's Herman Miller Aeron Chair.


December 20, 2010

James Perse Sample Sale Store

Thought some of you might want to know about the James Perse T-Shirt Recycling program; Donate your old James Perse T-Shirts for store credit. T-Shirts will then be re-conditioned, redyed and donated to homeless men, women, and children.
You might also want to know that they set up a pop up Sample Sale store in the Westfield Topanga Plaza.



I met an Annalisa the other night. I thought of this song.

December 19, 2010

1st Dibs Finds

Danish Sofa-1960's, Nadine Prado Silkscreen, Pair of Gea Side Tables by Kahuzide Takahama, Arm Chairs-1980's, Pipe Lights by Tom Dixon, A Bent Glass Coffee Table with Large Sphere Base

December 18, 2010


I'm always on the hunt for new artwork to update my little guy's room as he gets older. Came across these prints from Brainstorm Print and Design and fell in love. Cool, aren't they?
Check out their online shop.


Larry Schaffer talks SoCal Modern Architecture

In 1995 design-buff Larry Schaffer opened the chic gift shop OK on Third Avenue in Los Angeles, selling modernist wares and designer must-haves. In the 15 years since, his fans have become legion, the shop has opened a new Silverlake store, and the connoisseur’s OK blog keeps us up to speed on beautiful doings the world over. Having once lived in a Neutra house––and now a Schindler––Schaffer knows what he’s talking about when, in this exclusive for NOWNESS, he lists five “inherently Southern California buildings that have shaped the way that I look at architecture and showed me what it can be.”~via Nowness
See full article here and take a look at his 1935 Schindler Guest House here.

December 16, 2010

Mick Rock Exposed

I'm just in from a very chilly week in New York. Trying to gather some energy to hit this up tonight:
Exhibition and Book Launch for Mick Rock Exposed: The Faces of Rock and Roll
God, give me the strength....

December 14, 2010

Alicia Lawhon

I'd like to introduce you to Alicia Lawhon from RECLAIMED IN LA. She is a good friend of mine and one of my favorite local designers whose unique clothing I've been wearing for a quite a while now. Because I love her style, I've asked her if we could get a peek into her home and find out more about what she does and what influences her designs.

D*BP: Tell us about what you do and how long you've been doing it?

A.L.: I execute wardrobes in every way. I envision them, create them, and produce them. I work with commercial and personal wardrobe needs. I deal with desires. I produce desires. RECLAIMED IN LA is a collection of wardrobe stories solely utilizing existing and found materials. The concept was born out of a love for vintage, re-purpose and discover beauty in old items made new. I practiced this concept when I was a child in Mexico and then again 20 years ago for a collection for Ron Herman called 'A.L' and now.

D*BP: How long have you worked from your it at home? What part of town is it in?

A.L.: 10 years. I have a home studio in Silver Lake on top of a hill.

D*BP: Describe your style?

A.L.: Earthy elegance well traveled with a sense of humour.

D*BP: What inspires you?

A.L.: Right now it rebellion, necessity, nature, integrity, tact, desire, music, food, Made in the USA, the past and talent: Zoe Crosher, Bari Ziperstein, Simon Story, Dee Dee Cheriel, Charles Krubian, Roger Herman, Nick Lowe, Sage Vaughn, Tracy Wilkinson, Jessica Kerwin-Jinkins, and David Huffman

D*BP: What do you love most about your space?

A.L.: It is an anti-depressant. I don't get visual anxiety. Its a positive reflection. A meditation and mood altering.

Thanks Alicia!

Watch RECLAIMED IN LA for CHURCH boutique