December 21, 2011

Champagne Kisses and Caviar Dreams

                                   See you in twenty-twelve!


December 20, 2011

1st Dibs Finds

Antique Medieval-Inspired Armchairs Circa 18801970s Sofa by Milo Baughman,  Edward Pfizenmaier "Andy Warhol" Silver Gelatin Print,   Pair of Eli Sotelo Gueridon Side Tables,  Set of 3 Fox Fur Pillows


December 19, 2011

Holy Darth

Too beautiful not to share. Check out the video of spanish illustrator Javier AKA Lobulo Design make this stunning paper Darth Vadar here.

thanx bloodisthenewblack!


December 15, 2011

it's time to make a statement

Fuckin Far From OK, Shelf by Valchromat

 "the letters are extruded forming a shelf, it's time to make a statement"


December 14, 2011

The Empire of Death

I was at a gallery in Silver Lake about a week ago for a friend's art show.  I happened into a side room and on the walls hung the most amazing photographs of skulls and bones.  One photo had stacked bones  arranged in incredible layouts inside a tomb, another was a skeleton adored in jewels and one showed shelves of painted skulls. When I inquired about them, the curator showed me this book "The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses" from which the photos were from.

The cover of the book was in itself so fascinating to me and I had never heard of an Ossuary. I had to find out more.  So I took a flyer home and looked it up online.

The book by Professor Paul Koudounaris is a photographic journey and the written history of the religious movements from his visits to seventy Ossuaries and Charnel Houses over  4 continents.  

Taken from his Empire de la Mort site Paul writes: "this is not a book about the macabre or death.  It is a book about beauty and salvation.  If you understand that when looking at these photos, then I hope you will chose to read the book."


December 11, 2011

Ulyana Sergeenk

I'm dying for Russian Designer/Photographer, Ulana Sergeenko's  Fabulous 40s meets 70s Inspired A/W 2011 Collection.

Check out her blog which features intriguing photos of her world of fashion and travel and the whole Collection here.

See you later, I'm off to find where I can buy this line now...and dye my hair auburn red!

~via Seymour via fashionodor


December 09, 2011

Down Time

Things have been a little crazed over here and will be until my husband's 50th birthday which is next week and Christmas is over.  I'm looking forward to a little down time and hopefully squeezing in a few movies that have been on my list.

Can you recommend any others I should see?


Persephenie Store Opening

You might remember I had Persephenie as a guest on Design*ByProxy a short while back. Well, she just announced her studio is now a botique selling Japanese incense, botanical perfumes, oils and her jewelry and much more. Just in time to pick up something cool for yourself or someone you love for the holidays.

Come by December 14th @ 12 for tea, wine and Zen chocolates.


December 08, 2011

Like you care

I found this amazing Green Lacquered Credenza while cruising the new issue of RUE magazine.  I can't even explain to you how much iLOVE it.  iWant it.  iNeed it.  


December 06, 2011


You know where I'm gonna be tomorrow?  Here at the Matteo Sample Sale (and ordering a big ass birthday cake from Amy's).


December 04, 2011

The Prominent West Coast Collection

Paolo Piva Andy Sofa B&B Italia Designed 2002

Dan Johnson Gazelle Lounge Chair

Seff Weidl Untitled

Frank O. Gehry Wiggle Stool 

Josef Albers Variant II (from Ten Variants)

 Pablo Picasso Mat Owl Platter

Max Finkelstein Castle 

Giuseppe Gambino Bambino con L'Aquilone (Child with Kite)

Over 100 lots in the December 11, 2011 Important Modern Art & Design Auction come from a prominent West Coast collection, creating a rare opportunity to acquire some of the best California Design ever offered in one auction. Whether or not you are planning on buying, you must see this incredible collection on display at LAMA for the first time ever.

The preview is open today through December 10th; open daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the LAMA Showroom (16145 Hart St. Van Nuys, CA 91406) ~LAMA

See online catalogue here.


December 03, 2011

the best part of waking up

If you like coffee and you haven't tried Intelligentsia, please do so any chance you get. It's so incredibly good. It makes life worth living (just kidding, but it is damn good). Love their new bag and thought it lovely enough to share.

BTW - A bag of Intellgentsia makes a damn good gift!


November 30, 2011

NO WHINING - Thank You

I picked this up at Urban Outfitters today for Jonah's room.  If only he could read.


November 29, 2011

K-NARF Photograffiti

K-Narf Photograffiti opens Clic Gallery NYC; photographs of amusement parks from the ’80s that he then altered with adhesive tape.

See more of his work on his website here.
~thanks flavorwire!

November 28, 2011

It's the thought that counts

great idea from Partners and Spade.

November 24, 2011


November 23, 2011

Pierre Cardin...


November 22, 2011

EYEWEAR: A Visual History

Congratulations to our friend Moss Lipow for the release of his new book EYEWEAR: A Visual History out now from Taschen.

For over two decades eyewear designer Moss Lipow trawled eBay, auction houses, garage sales, and flea markets worldwide, amassing glasses and photographs for his renowned collection. This book traces eyewear’s journey over the past 500 years, and features the finest examples from Lipow’s collection as well as pieces from preeminent collections around the world ~ Taschen

Check it.


November 21, 2011

Influential Architects Series

I happened to come across a great video series on You Tube featuring Influential Architects by Doug Patt.  Digging this one of Herzog & de Meuron, but others that are of great interest to me are Renzo Piano, Louis Kahn and Rem Koolhaas
It seems to be an ongoing series, so if architecture is of interest to you, I would suggest subscribing to get notified of new videos from Mr. Patt.


November 17, 2011


I don't think you should miss this one: TASTEMAKER TAG SALE: Joel Chen of J.F. Chen on One Kings Lane.  It starts Saturday Nov. 19th.

He has the most fabulous collection of Furniture, Accessories & Vintage Finds.  My most recent visit to his Highland Ave location was just last week to check out the Collecting Eames exhibit and was blown away (as usual).  He has to have the largest, most impressive, coolest items you will see anywhere.

A hub of eclectic objects spanning centuries and continents, J.F. Chen's vast inventory includes modern and vintage furniture, lighting, accessories, and art. Omnipresent throughout the collection is the curatorial eye of Joel Chen, who is as passionate about collecting things that intrigue him as he is about sharing them, and whose vision is a style journey with scenery that ranges from neoclassical European commodes to '50s chairs and African stools. 

Be sure to check it.


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