Friday, June 25, 2010


This week we spent some time lovin' on the Texas hill country swimming holes, live oak trees and our Austin friends.

So much summerness under those cypress trees and in that cold spring fed swimming hole.

Krause Springs just outside of Austin

Here is a shot of my talented friend and official hostess with the mostess, Emily in front of her AMAZING large scale art piece that she was commissioned to create for the wonderful Mathews elementary school. She collaborated with the school kids and had them help to make the small sea and land figures that are swirling throughout this beautiful piece.

Friday, June 18, 2010

art desks

I finally succeeded in forcing my hubby to make these low art desks for our girls. I ordered the hairpin legs online months ago when a friend of mine showed them to me in an article in Readymade. Now, a big piece of plywood and a Saturday afternoon later they are finished and just in time for all the summer art hours ahead of us.

They also double as window seats for a cozy afternoon read. Hooray!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

film love

Visual Acoustics is a beautiful film about modern architecture and the wonderful photographer Julius Shulman who captured a great deal of these amazing structures. I LoOovEd this film.
From the film's website...
"Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away this year, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner and Frank Gehry. His images epitomized the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of the magnetic, whip-smart gentleman who chronicled it with his unforgettable images."

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

mix it up

This past weekend was a little on the hot side for a Texas June so we stayed indoors at the Trammell Crow and the Nasher and enjoyed Il Lee's ballpoint drawings...

as well as Rachel Whiteread's drawings and collages.

Whiteread's collages made me long for my favorite sir-mix-alot, Robert Rauschenburg.
I recently watched an interesting ol' school documentary from 1973, Painters Painting which highlighted Rauschenburg, among others--good stuff.

Rachel Whiteread images via ArtSlant & Daily Serving
Robert Rauschenberg via artnet

Monday, June 7, 2010

oh chile

Oh Chile why do you and all your beautifully cool architecture have to be so far away from Texas.

This is the Los Molles house in Cachagua, Chile by Oltmann Ahlers W. + Oltmann Ahlers G. + dRN Arquitectos.

images via arch daily

Thursday, June 3, 2010

small summer

the summer Small is here

I loved working on the Of Their Garden shoot with Christine, Steven and Joslyn. My girls helped me make the floral masks that ended up doubling as colorful hairpieces.

The whole summer Small issue is delightful but I am especially excited about the first Small film.
I luv-love-luv this little ode to imaginative summer wanderings--just watching it makes me so excited to be and create with my girls this summer.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

little bits

this beautiful room via Inside Out

cuddle up with Paris

And this fine Dallas architect

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I seem to always go through a nesting phase during May while I'm preparing to have my girls home for the summer. I've been busily cleaning out the attic and all our little closets trying to get my life a little more organized so that I can relax and enjoy my summer with the girls. While rummaging though my stuff I found sooo many half-baked projects that I'm currently on a kick to finish the many things I've started--for the sake of order in my home and my head. So this weekend my youngest and I recovered our sorry looking bathroom stool with color copies from one of their favorite books, This Is Texas by M. Sasek.

Some other random images I like...
I had a somewhat graffitied wall in my bedroom through my teenage years so this headboard feels like home to me.

oh white-quiet-book-laden-widowed-nook wanna hang out?
images via living agency