June 30, 2010

Big Ass Fans

If you have a Big place, you need a Big Ass Fan.
This is not an advertisement. I just like the name of the company. And this big ass green fan is pretty cool too.

The Inkorporated

Love the look of personalized address rubber stamps, custom made by The Inkorporated.

June 29, 2010

Lab Partners

Color and Graphic Inspiration from Lab Partners for Monocle Magazine.
~via designworklife

June 28, 2010


Extendable coffee table with 2 removable bridges, 27 colours. Roche Bobois 2009.

K. Haring

Hard to imagine that he's been gone 20 years now. :(
Image from Haring Kids ©1996-2010 Keith Haring Foundation

June 26, 2010

The Stahl House

Just noticed that I missed Landmark Home Tour put on by Dwell on Design of the Stahl House also known as Case Study House 22 today.
"This home in the Hollywood Hills was designed by Pierre Koenig as part of Arts and Architecture magazine's Case Study House program and was completed in 1960. Thanks in part to images shot by photographer Julius Shulman in May 1960, which have been reproduced countless times, the home is considered by many to be one of the most iconic modern homes in Los Angeles."~dwellondesign

Check out the Stahl House website for upcoming tour info. They are also on Facebook.

~images © 2010 Stahl House, Inc. Photographer: Nickolas Loftus


1st Dibs Finds

Group of 4 Paintings by Belgian artist Jean Marc Louis, Large Antelope Head Mounted on Wood, Pair of 19th Century Os De Mouton Wingback Chairs, Metal and Brass Occasional Table

June 24, 2010

ABC Home Online

Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been laid up in bed with the flu. This is all I can get out of myself today. Back to normal soon!
A must stop for when I'm in NYC is ABC Carpet and Home. I spend hours there checking everything out. Very cool that you can also shop from them online now.
Daybed made from a wooden frame with taut woven recycled plastic silver "ropes", is the most functional and versatile piece of furniture of Indian rural life to meditate, eat, sit, rest, play. Pillows and P
oufs made with organic wool from antique carpets woven by Berber women in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Votive holders with Candles in antiqued silver. Crystal Cluster for healing, meditating, and energizing. Crystals have powerful vibration frequencies that interconnect our energy fields with those of the earth bringing balance for the mind, body and spirit. Got mine out now.


June 21, 2010

Steve Hermann Design

Developer Steve Hermann has completed The Glass Pavilion and looks pretty darn sharp! I love the sleek architectural details he adds to his projects.

~via daily icon

June 18, 2010

H.D. Buttercup

So, I'm not up for my usual Friday's "1st Dibs Finds" post tonight. We're getting ready for our big garage sale tomorrow and I'm busy making signs and posts on Craigslist. But I did go shopping today and hit up the H.D. Buttercup Sale going on right now. Above are my fave picks from the sale.
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Masseria Cimino

Oh, how I'm loving the details and vibe of Hotel Masseria Cimino in Puglia, Italy. An original farmhouse dating back to the 18th Century turned Boutique hotel, is now surrounded by an 18 hole golf course, olive trees and just meters from the sea.
Tattler has voted it 101 Best Hotels in the World, saying:
Prepare to fall head over heels. Puglia sprang into action from a distinctly supine position about eight years ago and now, looking at the explosion from the outside, it’s impossible to tell one masseria from another. This one is the real find – by far the most authentic and most delightful. It’s an 18th-century farmhouse a breath away from the Adriatic: all fairy lights, scrubbed white walls and small terraces. So simple, so crispy and light. Every fruit and vegetable comes straight from the kitchen garden; the fusilli with olives and tomatoes tastes of sunshine; and, oh, the meatloaf – a recipe from Grandmother Melpignano. At dusk, bag one of the daybeds in the mad tented outside bar and stare out at the gnarled olive trees and the criss-cross hatching of dry stone walls across the fields beyond.
~via style-files

June 17, 2010

TASCHEN's Warehouse Sale


June 16, 2010

Bodie and Fou

Fab finds from French sisters, Bodie and Fou @ their online Boutique. They Ship Internationally too!
Paulistano Armchair, Black Cluster Light, Bastide Headboard, Plane, Ball Chair, iPad leather Slip Case
Also, check out this awesome Deck Grill BBQ


June 15, 2010

Hangin' Around

Summer is finally here!...Well, I mean it's here after the fog lifts in the afternoon during our June Gloom mornings here in LA. Anyways, sometimes I feel like just chillin' in a hanging chair than working in the hot office.

June 14, 2010

The BOOMBOX Project

I found NY based photographer/filmmaker, Lyle Owerko's BOOMBOXES photo portrait series of vintage ghettoblasters at Clic Gallery in NYC. Very COOL indeed. When I went to find out more, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that Lyle also has a book, "The Boombox Project" coming out October 2010.
"The book is more than just a collection of images, though; it’s also an oral history of the early days of hip-hop, featuring memories from Fab 5 Freddy, Bob Gruen, Rosie Perez, Kool Moe Dee, LL Cool J, Lisa Lisa, DJ Spooky, and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, among others, on the role this once ubiquitous machine played."~ via Abrams Books
Owerko's work is one you should know of. Visit his site to see more incredible stuff from him.
~images courtesy of Lyle Owerko. thanks!

June 12, 2010

Smorkin' is bad....

especially when you have a very impressionable little one around. Too bad cause I want this.

June 11, 2010

1st Dibs Finds

Pair of Chrome Cube Lounge Chairs by Milo Baughman, Warren Platner Ottoman, Collection of 19th Century 'Anima Sola' Oil Paintings (Souls in Purgatory)

June 10, 2010

Sir Richard's

Great Product Design. Clever Name. Nice Mission.
"For every Sir Richard's Condom bought, we donate one condom to a country in need...
Doing Good Never Felt Better"
Find them on Facebook here.


June 09, 2010

Bitchin' Ride

I really thought I had grown out of my cool car phase, but after seeing this BEAUTY on them thangs, I don't think I have. Is this a Dodge Challenger? damn>

Flavor Paper

Flavor Paper has a much deserved buzz right now for their unique vintage, contemporary and custom handscreened wallcoverings. It was hard to pick only a few to share. So many to choose from!


Kaws 5YL Companion Set for 8k on display at Kidrobot on Melrose. Cool right?

June 08, 2010

Nice Bed

Wanna hear something funny? I was just cruzin around coco + kelley and spotted this clutch by
French Connection. I totally thought I was looking at a cool bed. I think I've been staring at the computer too long.


June 07, 2010


I first saw the "Zen Wagon" by Kaiku @ the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York last month. Now it's featured on Fast Company's "The Downturn's Upside: 4 Design Firms Founded During the Recession"
Designed by Scot Herbst and his wife Amy, "it's there reinterpretation of the little red wagon. The wagon is made of formaldehyde-free bent birch plywood, natural rubber air-filled tires and won’t corrode from moisture... The idea sprang from watching mothers in the park pushing their kids in highly-designed and ergonomic strollers. He realized no one had turned that same attention to the basic children’s wagon."
It really is a cool wagon.


June 05, 2010


I'm happy to hear that our friend Larry Schaffer has now opened a second OK store location on Silverlake Blvd. in Silverlake. I've been checking out Larry's selection of modern wares since the 90's and he always had some amazing pieces. According to Larry he sells “things that are modern, understated, well made and very functional”. That's my kind of shop.
You can find hand-blown glass dinnerware, Japanese gardening tools, hand carved wood bowls, architectural books as well a Trader Joes (love!) Cookbook....what?!..and more.
~Images via okthestore.com/ photography by Vlada Syrkin


June 04, 2010

1st Dibs Finds

Table and Chair Set designed by Vico Magistretti for Artemide, Italy 1969


Prism Presents Warhol

"I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic." -Andy Warhol
If your in LA and you like Warhol, you might want to hit this up. Prism presents a series of silk screened black and white late paintings by Andy Warhol. On view June 4th-27th.
~via guestofaguest


Susan Stewart Design

I'm pretty flattered that Herman Miller Lifework asked about my work and wanted to see my office. See what I had to say here.

June 03, 2010

In the Springs

Seen in Architectural Digest, Architect Michael Haverland designed this house for David Steward and his partner, Pierre Friedrichs in the Springs area of East Hampton's. The plaid-textured walls at the front fa├žade are made from cast-concrete blocks reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's "textile" concrete blocks. Friedrichs, "a chef by profession" explains how Haverland designed and hand-made the blocks...“It’s a lot like baking a cake...one part this, three parts that—in this case, cement and sand. You add water, mix it, put it in a mold, then shake it to get the bubbles out. Then you let it sit and cure for 24 hours. And then you scoop the foam off, and what’s underneath is the impression, the block.” Haverland adds that some of the sand came from the site and was used to “establish a connection with the land.”
I love the floor to ceiling double french doors that open to the terrace and the
"wetlands"= swamp in the back. Not sure if I would want all those bugs getting in the house.
~Photography by Paul Warchol via Architectural Digest