April 13, 2012
January 23, 2012
This fabric from Pearson instantly caught my attention while flipping through this month’s Luxe magazine. I’m obsessed.
The script in printed on linen. It totally reminds me of some of the antique ephemera I use in my art…
“Hand blocked in India on 60 foot long tables this fabric is truly special and due to table size can only come in 20 yd pieces. All print is hand applied in wonderful neutral tones. Look closely and notice phrases, signatures and dates in both English and French.”
I’d love to upholster a set of simple wood-framed dining chairs with this fabric….or a headboard. Love.
January 17, 2012
We just popped this adorable fixture into a client’s proposal. It’s for their daughter’s room, and it’s so fricken’ cute. I totally want one of my own. “From the Parisian atelier of Mathieu Challières comes the whimsical Volière collection of feathered menagerie lighting. Each piece is made by hand from strong copper wiring and decorative birds with real feathers. ” Good news! These pendants are on sale right now at the Conran Shop.
January 7, 2012
January 3, 2012
I just got back from a lovely time on the East Coast. It was my first time spending any length of time in New England. I loved it. I will be uploading some photos very soon! A bunch of friends have commented on my lack of blogging. True story. I haven’t had as much time to write……though, I’m always inspired. I feel my creativity has been locked in a big balloon over the last couple of months, but the video below has finally popped the thin skin that has kept everything in. Creative juices are flowing…..Thanks Gotye (and my new Canon Rebel camera).
October 5, 2011
Yeah, that’s right. I just discovered the joint. It’s one of those places I just couldn’t wait to write about. The place has actually been there forever. It’s the old 410 Boyd space.
Some friends invited me to check out the new bar/restaurant last night. I got to the spot, which is between 3rd and 4th off San Pedro. I parked around the corner (on a kinda sketchy block), because
Tip #1: I didn’t know there was a huge free parking lot (after 6pm).
Tip #2: Escondite doesn’t have a lot of signage, so look for the large, blue neon arrow.
When you get inside, you might be shocked by the thematic Western Decor. It’s not cheesy—it’s kinda great. The lighting is really good. If the lights were totally on, it might be a bit tacky. But with the lights dimmed and tinted, the restaurant/bar is attractive.
Tip #3- Check out the bathrooms. There was a really cool sink in the women’s bathroom. Besides, it’s super fun to walk back and forth through the swinging Western doors.
Tip #4 – There’s great people watching at the bar. When I was there, the seats were sprinkled with random people-motorcycle dudes, businessmen, artists….you know, locals.
Tip #5-Talk to Jade- the bartender. I had a pretty lengthy discussion about what makes Escondite magical.
Tip #6- Get a menu. I love the cover. It’s so strange.
And check out all the unique burger combinations. I like the fact that you can order anyone of the burgers as a veggie, chicken or beef burger. Here’s a few of their gourmet burgers (with unconventional toppings):
Click here to see their entire menu.
Tip #7- Order the Buffalo Mushrooms as an appetizer. It’s like vegetarian hot wings—and so yummy. Actually, they have TONS of vegetarian options. Their chili is even meat free!
Tip #8-Grab a beer. They have 9 types of beer on tap, and 15 different kinds by the bottle. They also have a full bar.
Tip #9-Sit on the patio. This is where the magic happens.
Tip #10- Go to Escondite for brunch. I heard it’s delicious. There’s even reggae and football on weekends.
Escondite is open SEVEN days a week 11am -2am. And, they don’t stop serving food until 1am. It’s a total game changer-right?
August 16, 2011
I love this photo I took of the Andre piece in Los Feliz.