Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I love it's shape and detail, it's refusal to decay.
It is a reminder that juxtaposition is one of the keys to good design.
Antiquated machineIt's like some sort of portal, a time machine perhaps?
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
It gives me a little thrill to see the colors people pick, the shades they are drawn to...I have a tendency to pick earth tones and vibrant greens, charcoals and pure whites. I love having jolts to enliven my sense of chromatics..it's refreshing.
I saw this post in a wonderful blog called sooziebee design. She also has a great etsy shop of the same name. I bought some great embroidery cards- sorry-only one of a kind. You should check out some of her other things.
I think this particular shot shows how creative, and artistic small yard spaces can be...I may not meditate but I could sure space out here awhile...
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Earlier, on the way up the trail, she collected wildflowers and stuck them all over her Dad. she's getting to be a really good hiker- appreciating the sticks, flowers and the meadows, the trees and the bones we find...
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
My poor husband tried loading the trailer we had brought for the occasion while gale force winds almost blew his flat bed cart into the next state.
The rest of us stood at a big window and shook our heads in sympathy. Comic, yet sweet...poor guy. It was like a silent movie- palm trees were whipping in the wind, magazine holders were flying off the cart, his brow furrowed...aah memories.
It was at this particular discount design mecca that I bought a similar napkin holder . Simple enough concept. I thought it would be perfect for casual dining al fresco. Back home, my girlfriends were not only green with envy, they were vocally indignant that I didn't pick one up for them. Who knew it would be such a hot commodity?
Too bad...since they are all married, I guess I can't save this beautiful number from Lunares for wedding gifts.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
The summer has officially begun!
Seeds are sprouting and flowers are blooming. Father's Day is the highly anticipated opening day of the Ridgway Farmer's Market!
This morning I bought some basil that smells like Roman heaven- an Italian aria actually vibrated in my ear the moment I inhaled their sweet aroma.-
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
I found him while perusing the latest copy of Interior Design .
I wonder what kind of things would I reveal while reclined in this marvel?
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Luckily for me, a local company called Carpet Trends reps these little gems.
I'm currently using them for a kitchen back splash in a mountain style home.
The fireplace, which is visible from the kitchen, also has a stacked stone look with the same color pallet. The material, of course, is larger and more suited to a fireplace, it's actually the stone I'm using on the exterior of the house.
In the entry way I'm using traditional 12x12 quartzite stone tiles. The color for the kitchen back splash and the entry floor is called Golden Gate. It's really a show-stopper but subtly so and in a classic, yet modernized way. It reminds me of mid-century modern with a little more pizazz.
I'll be sure to post results.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
How am I supposed to choose? They even have a really great pregnancy journal with a clean, modern design on the front.
I ordered a delicious little black and white print for the new office. It seems I am obsessed with all things black, white and pewter lately.
I've designed and redesigned my office (in my head ) a hundred times. We're putting bamboo floors next week. Stay tuned for before and after shots.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
"Skid Boots" is the little guy's working title. His coat is unbelievably supple and his mane so fuzzy it will make an animal lover out of the most jaded...(me.) I oohed and awed.
Minor educational note- apparently there is a "new" kind of branding technique. Freeze branding is a technique in which a super cold branding iron, properly applied to the animals hide, kills the color pigment producing cells. The result is that white or colorless hair instead of colored hair, grow at the brand site. Freeze branding is effective on both cattle and horses along with dogs. One advantage of freeze branding is that it produces a readable brand at any time of the year. Another distinct advantage freeze branding has the distinct advantage of being painless or nearly painless to the animal during the branding process.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
It's true, you can find modern cup and dessert plate combos but the brilliant price of these makes them irresistible. I recently amassed 78 of them for Arts Beat. My mother sent out a call 6 years ago for all her lady friends to bring her 40 or so to supply my petite baby shower.
Besides baby showers and events what possible other purpose might they have you ask? Well book club for instance, playgroup, board meetings, dessert buffets (I just gained 5 pounds writing that) neighborhood progressive dinners. Anytime you need to have a beverage and a plate of food and only have one hand to hold it. So clever.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I have to admit though, in photos it looks a little like it froze in the midst of disco inferno.
Or perhaps I was witnessing a holdup... in a bad western ...
"The Smooth and the Raw."
Lesson learned..a fresh perspective on anything visual is a good thing!