Friday, February 26, 2010


If I were in the hire-an-architect-to-design-&-build-my-dream-home phase of my life (sadly I'm not), I might consider these fine people for the job.


Because of...

enormously beautiful sliding glass doors opening the kitchen and step down dinning area to the backyard,

cool stoney kitchen that is open to the upstairs

and a quaint 2-story libray, light and ladder included.

Did I mention enormous sliding glass doors?

Thursday, February 25, 2010


I love great movies in general, but I luv-luv a good documentary. There isn't anything as fascinating to me as real life, with all the beauties, hardships, loves and perspectives that come along with it. I watched two wonderful documentaries this week but the one that fit most perfectly into my current happenings is Helvetica by Gary Hustwit (I also dig his other documentary Objectified but that's a post for another day). The beginning of this week I finished up copy-editing for Small. When I first started working as a graphic artist I worked at a wee publishing company and ended up editing here and there as well as designing. Putting back on that text-obsessed hat reminded me how much I enjoy graphic design and the whole production process and then, on top of that, watching Helvetica put me in pure design-loving mode. This film is about "typography, graphic design and global visual culture." I really appreciated being introduced to the different designers and listening to their comments.

Here are a few of the designers from the film that I enjoyed...


Paula Scher

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

explore--well traveled

Aren't all these outfits a trip within themselves? So lovely...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


My house is so clutterific right now. I would much rather stare at these clean spaces than delve into the madness and do something about it.

some more loftiness
I love this simple painting--I'm taking a painting class right now and slowly I'm getting over my fear of messing up a perfectly good white canvas.
images via modern house and danske

Monday, February 22, 2010

weekend loop

This weekend we...

went here and...

and watched this most fabulous, standing ovation, inspiring, innovative dancingness.

AND my camera disappeared on Saturday...

snatched by my favorite 5 year old culprit, I could hardly be mad when I found this self portrait and these other four lovely POV shots she took.

happy monday!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

lofty ideas

I did go ahead and order some of the Paumes books and even though I don't read Japanese and have no idea what is being communicated the pictures say it all for me.

We are struggling with a lack of space right now so we are looking at the option of make a loft area out of our attic. From the Paris Family Style, I love this idea.

I'm also liking these floating bookcases and cabinets from Children's Rooms Copenhagen

images via Paumes Children's rooms Copenhagen and Paris Family Style

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

tuesday love

this morning I'm laughing at the unhappy hipsters...

"At the art opening, he’d been convinced the blank canvas symbolized endless possibilities. Back at home, it was just one more reminder of his own desperation."

and getting ready for valentines day--if anyone is going to get a valentine, today is the big push to get something in the mail.

and here is my new favorite v-day decor...
the moulin rouge inspired elephant vase, a treasured $3 find at the local antique mall.

Monday, February 8, 2010

weekend discussions

elodie rambaud

This weekend was full of my favorite kind of topics. We talked about building things, moving over seas, visiting beautiful places and what to taste along the way.

Here is a perfectly fit modern farm house in Toten Norway.

favorites from the ever cool Australian Vogue Living

And we started watching Ken Burns National Parks series on PBS--fascinating and inspiring, I am now longing more than ever to explore the natural world with my family.
Glacier national park
Zions national park