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.


Round Up >>>


for the love of FIRE.


November 13, 2011

California Song

The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Hedi Slimaneʼs California Song, the first West Coast solo museum exhibition of the photographerʼs work, on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from November 12, 2011, through January 22, 2012. California Song spans the photographerʼs “California period” and traces his explorations of cycles of urban youth culture and artistic communities, through installations of photographic essays, exhibitions, and publications.

Slimane has achieved global recognition over the past decade for his discovery and presentation of emerging musicians and artists. His publications on London youth are among the first books published about the early days of the new British punk-rock movement at the beginning of this decade, capturing the birth of the first generation of Internet users, and redefining the concept of “fans” as an indie youth imagery that has developed globally through emerging social networks. Slimaneʼs widely followed photographic “diary,” created in 2006, established and popularized an entirely new genre—the online photo diary. ~MOCA

If your interested in finding out more about the show, check out this article from Dazed Magazine: Jeffrey Deitch of @MOCAlosangeles speaks about the Californian soul of Hedi Slimane's upcoming exhibition...

This is gonna be GOOD.

~photos via diary


November 08, 2011

Collecting Eames, The JF Chen Collection

I'm looking forward to the de LaB tour of Collecting Eames at JF Chen tonight in Hollywood. The collection features 425 objects including furniture, rare posters, toys and graphics designed by Charles and Ray Eames.  

If you can't make it to tonight's event, you can go see Collecting Eames at  JF Chen between now and January 14 as part of the "Pacific Standard Time" series of art shows.  The hardcover book "Collecting Eames, The JF Chen Collection," is now out and available here.

JF Chen is located: 941 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90038

~image via de LaB



I'm digging Hundun; a new wallpaper from one of my favorite lines, Trove. I'm not usually drawn to florals, but there is something about the blurred lotus blossom and the speckles of color in this print that I find very intriguing in a otherworldly kinda way.  It's beautiful.

The lotus blossom, usually a static symbol of purity and peace, morphs into soft-focus motion in Hundun, Chinese for chaos.~Interior Design 


November 07, 2011


As the owner of legendary hotspots like Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium, and Club USA, Peter Gatien was the undisputed king of the 1980s New York City club scene. The eye-patch-sporting Ontario native built and oversaw a Manhattan empire that counted tens of thousands of patrons per night in its peak years, acting as a conduit for a culture that, for many, defined the image of an era in New York. Then years of legal battles and police pressure spearheaded by Mayor Giuliani's determined crackdown on nightlife in the mid-'90s led to Gatien's eventual deportation to Canada, and the shuttering of his glitzy kingdom. Featuring insider interviews with famous players in the club scene as well as key informants in Gatien's high-profile trial, Billy Corben's (Cocaine Cowboys) exuberant documentary aims to set the record straight about Gatien's life as it charts his rise and fall against the transformation of New York, offering a wild ride through a now-closed chapter in the history of the city's nightlife.


November 03, 2011


Ahmed Alsoudani, charcoal, pastel and acrylic on paper, 16 x 20 inches, 2011.
Courtesy of the artist and Haunch of Venison.

Join Us for a
Spectacular Evening

Fredericks & Freiser Gallery536 W 24th Street, New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

6pm-7pm Cocktails & Viewing7pm-8pm Live Auction

Tickets: $50


To View Art and Read About Auction



November 02, 2011

A Visit to Art Luna

Yesterday I made my twice annual visit to Art Luna Salon in Santa Monica.  It is Art that I trust with my unruly tresses. Not only is Art and architect of hair, he is an architect of landscapes as well and his salon brings new meaning to "Mixed Use" space.

The quaint, little beach house on Main Street not only serves as his well-known hair and beauty salon, but the bungalow in back is his studio for "Art Luna Garden" his Landscape Design company with a lush botanical paradise with chirping caged birds set in between the two buildings.  

But wait!  that's not all.  It's also a nursery, selling potted plants, succulents and his own line of tree lighting.  And inside the salon he sells the most amazing selection of Design Books from the world of Fashion, Interiors & Art, Jewelry with a bohemian handmade vibe, Fragrances, and uniquely curated finds from his travels abroad.

I wanted to share Art's space and hope that you will make a visit someday soon.