July 27, 2011


I know the Dot Melange 1 button "Cushion" by HAY is just too cute to NOT knock off.
I guess BoConcept and CB2 just couldn't resist.

If you want to get a hold of the OG, A+R Store sells them.


björk : : crystalline


Drinks are on me....

if only I knew where to get it.
Really nice package design by Stockholm Design Lab for Takeshi Akiyama's Ohmine Sake.
If you are interested in sake, check out this interview with Takeshi Akiyama over at Hitspaper.

A contemporary take on Sake. Takeshi Akiyama is a exclusive sake manufacturer based in southern Japan. For generations, his family has produced sake in three qualities; Junmai, Junmai Ginjo, Junmai Daiginjo. The quality of the sake is determined by the percentage of the original rice grain that is used in the brewing process. The lesser the better. And that is also the core idea of our design ~ Stockholm Design Lab

A bottle of this would definitely make a great gift!


July 24, 2011

GUCCI: The Making Of

Coming out in October 2011 by Author Maria Luisa Frisa is GUCCI: The Making Of.

An unprecedented publication showcasing Gucci as never before, including thought-provoking essays, commentaries, and authoritative anecdotes along with previously unpublished contemporary and archival photographs. Published in conjunction with the opening of the new Gucci Museum in Florence, Gucci is the ultimate celebration of the world-renowned fashion house. Told through a loose grouping of words, concepts, shapes, and moods, the book tells its story through new conceptual forms and the free links between images, symbols, and objects. Conceived by fashion curator Maria Luisa Frisa and W magazine editor in chief Stefano Tonchi, this comprehensive volume showcases the genius of the fashion house through an exclusive lens with inside looks into the inspirations behind the design.~ Rizzoli

~thanks hypebeast!

July 22, 2011


Bruce Nauman 100 Live and Die , 1984

At the Tadao Ando designed Benesse House Museum in Naoshima, Japan.

~images: Todd Lappin


July 21, 2011

Round Up...

axel vervoordt swimming pool - photo christian sarramon

Robert Murray SUSQUEHANNA, 1979

tom dixon rug for rug co.
Console in the Manner of Karl Springer @ Galerie Sommerlath

tilda swinton by tim walker for w mag

celine cuffs

emerald green.


the fresh maker

I hope Cassandra Smith can paint fast. I have a feeling her hand-painted antlers are gonna blow UP.


July 20, 2011

Break it Up...

Can you tell what kind of mood I'm in?

Antique Kilm Pillows from Mothers Atelier and Vintage Moroccan Rugs by Le Souk (on sale now at Gilt).


July 19, 2011

Dora De Larios

image via socalpotters

I'm kinda dying after seeing this Collection Of 5 Ceramic Pieces By Dora De Larios (C. 60s-70s) available at Lawson Fenning. Really nice.

Dora De Larios is a Los Angeles born Mexican-American Ceramist who is famed and admired for her intimate ceramic pieces as well as her large mixed media and architectural installations across California.

Dora has been featured in more than 50 solo gallery shows, group invitational shows and juried museum exhibitions across the U.S., including the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York, the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. ~Fenning


July 18, 2011

Jonathan Ball

the day the sun fell to earth


the herd

My new favorite artist for Jonah's room.
Get Jonathan Ball posters and prints here.

~thanks ffffound!


July 16, 2011

1st Dibs Finds

Scottish Oak Nautical Themed Hall Chair C. 1890, Bamboo Side Tables, Oil On Canvas Of St. Marks Basilica - Venice, Vintage Guatemalan Torito Mask - C. 1940, Expressionist Portrait Painting by Albert Serwazi, Set of 3 Sleek Italian Wall Sconces 1950s, Edward Wormley For Dunbar Rosewood Credenza, Hermes Birkin 40 Bag Bleu de Malte


July 14, 2011


Toby Mott, London, 1978

Honor Fraser is pleased to announce an exhibition of works from The Mott Collection, Loud Flash: British Punk on Paper, curated by artist and designer Toby Mott. An opening reception will be held Saturday July 16, 6 to 8pm, and will be on view through August 27.

Be there or be square.


July 13, 2011


Earlier this year we stayed at Caitlin's Agave House in Ojai. While there, I had a chance to use Persephenie's Nanu Lei Fizzy Mineral Bath Powder and was intrigued not only by the gorgeous scent, but also by its Old World black & white packaging. Her Body Care products use wild-crafted, organic and certified organic essential oils and absolutes, distilled directly from flowers and plants such as neroli blossom, jasmine, camellia, linden blossom and more.

I got a chance to meet with Persephenie at her studio here in Los Angeles where she handcrafts her scents and found out about the other things that keep her busy including her fabulous line of jewelry.

D*BP: Tell us about what you do?

P: I'm a perfumer specializing in botanticals and custom perfume. I'm also an Aromatherapist. I formulate body care, make jewelry, and during those rare free periods, I love to paint. I think of myself as a closet painter who earns a living in the world of aromatics.

I'm also mama to a beautiful nine year old and house full of animals.

D*BP: Where is your studio and how long have you had it?

P: My studio is on Edinburgh Avenue, a side street off West Third, one block West of The Grove.
I've been in my space for seven years this summer. My original intention for the studio was to make art and teach art to children. With love and enthusiasm for botanicals and scent, it quickly evolved into an aromatics studio..

I teach botanical perfumery privately and to groups. This year I took a step back from open classes to focus on my body care, perfumes, and jewelry.

D*BP: I really LOVE your jewelry. What kind of materials do you use?

Thank you! Recycled 14 and 18 kt gold, sterling, leather, fossilized tusk, feathers, macrame', semi-precious and precious gems, rose beads that I hand roll, and anything that is beautiful to incorporate.

D*BP: What inspires you?

P: Almost everything, especially my son.

D*BP: What’s your philosophy?

P: Taking care of myself by loving the people and creatures close to my heart, working hard, surrounding myself with beauty, and having fun.

Thanks Persephenie!


July 08, 2011


You might already be familiar with Mattia Biagi's TAR dripping Teddy Bears (LOVE), but his new Storm of Life preview installations can be seen around Los Angeles now.

STORM OF LIFE is a continuation of Biagi's recent series of work examining common cultural superstitions - their origins and the stigmas attached to them - while questioning the extent to which we let these notions infiltrate and effect our daily lives, and how we can unconsciously accept them as dogma despite their unfounded nature. The exhibition as a means of liberating the artists own fears and irrationalities.


July 07, 2011

Mass Modern : : WRIGHT

Wright's spring 2011 season comes to a close with their annual no reserve auction featuring approximately 500 lots of the modern design.
View here now.


July 06, 2011


Super Cool Collection of 80s European Tour Bus graphics from graphic designer, photographer and artist Taylor Holland.
See more here from his site and check out this video to find out about this and other projects.

~thanks itsnicethat!