December 21, 2011

Champagne Kisses and Caviar Dreams

                               
                                   See you in twenty-twelve!



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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



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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!


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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"



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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."




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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





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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?





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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.



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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.  


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December 06, 2011

MATTEO SALE

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


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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.

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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!




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