Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wintry days, Cornerstone progress and favorite finds!

Our custom Cornerstone job is progressing well!
I know these have been featured in a dozen and a half places...but I still love them, especially the camel and beet colors! The men's are sold out-#$%^&! Echo touch gloves let you actually answer your iphone without juggling your purse, your purchases and your hold on your not having to rip my gloves off with my teeth when I hear my iphone ring....ahhh modern day problems!
It has been cold and icy here...gorgeous though. Yesterday we got a break from the cold and had a great 1/2 day of skiing! Fresh snow and warmish temps before heading to the Nutcracker at the Palm. My daughter played a Chinese dancer and a soldier. She was fierce in battle, all 50 lbs. of her!
...ahhh life is good!
A friend of mine with her sweet outlaw pup..we took him in a verboten spot...naughty!
Fresh finds at Home Office furniture Depot. They featured this little blog so I took a look and found these gems.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Delicious Denver design

Beatrice And Woodsley my new favorite spot in Denver. It's on Broadway...without much in the way of signage...but when you enter you have to rub your eyes for a minute to take in the wonder! It is enchanted! Big beautiful aspens up-lit with low mood light, beautiful wispy white cloth enclosing each booth. Then the fun begins! The bar is anchored with vintage chain saws, the exposed lathe and plaster wall have the appearance of a heavily frosted layer cake. Lanterns hang from above, the front room is adorned with small pot bellied stoves(which, frankly, I resembled by the time I waddled outside after a huge breakfast!)

The Bathroom and wash area are delightfully fun! Over scale walls, handles, water trickling down a fine chain to the wash, fun, fun.

The food is ridiculously good and the French press coffee, rich and strong. I had a cocktail on my first visit...divine!
The made to order hollandaise sauce is hidden in the jewel case of pastry!

This was a fine claffouti, the best I have ever tasted!
Loved these lamps at the hotel!
Sanctuary is a great home store on the Platte. If you are down there (between the Bohemian Paris on the Platte coffee house and REI) make sure to go to Savory Spice shop and chocolates!
I was a kid in a candy store in Scribbles stationary store. The paper ribbon light killed me!
As did the script on the floor.
Scribbles is located a little closer to REI...can't wit to go back!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Eco of snow and wild things

I found a new favorite: Laura Spector Rustic Designs.

This table is the perfect combination of earthiness and minimalism, as is the lamp below.

Some of her creations are a bit "Where the Wild Things Are" a movie I adored...haunting and so emotional, phew. I bought the sound track just so I could mope around the house and pretend I was a misunderstood wild boy instead of a misunderstood blogger!

I'd love her railings in a guest house or beach house...where they would magically never be dusty.

dreamy, and a bit Goldsworthy, yes?

I love this little Montessori plant maker from For SMALL HANDS. It's precious. No glue, no tape, no muss, no fuss! Just stips of paper and this handy little device and voila! I may get it for all the Wild things on my christmas list, including myself!

Just thought I'd include this wild house we built a few years ago in Norwood. (Cue the brown landscapes from the movie the fall and spring can be a bit dry) Winter snow brings a magical touch does it not? It's all solar! Traditional, yet green, love it!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wanna Neck?

I love that the rectangles skip...dead sexy.
Sprout is at it again! I adore Etsy! I can always find reasonably priced, original jewerlry that is most often tiny works of art.

If you like modern jewelry and nature inspired jewelty I think you might take a fancy to Just Peachy as well! Reminds me of all the beautiful hikes I've taken this year. We are camping this weekend-so looking forward to it!

For all those oh so demure days....

and then when ya need a little edge...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Telluride modern and Ouray modern!

Had a great meal at Onyx in Telluride the other night! dinner was fresh, seasonal and sophisticated. I'm scheming about how and when I can go back soon.

Love the after dinner candy cart...they have the ever pedestrian yet pleasing Starbursts to choice and chewy french macaroons...homemade gels, tiny bon-bons...I had a sugar rush before I even said "yes, please"...5-6 times!

We are building a really cool modern home for these people, check it out: Ouray Modern. They will have amazing Ouray corridor views!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cornerstone get away fore fun!

The golf "cabin" was well appointed, to say the least!
The scenery -always spectacular.
The food was divine!
We're not always in hiking gear! A good friend and I went away recently for a 24 hour getaway at Cornerstone, which has been rated #1 new golf course in the country! We rode horses, hiked, did some yoga, took a cooking class, dined delightfully and did zero golfing! My husband is the golfer, not me! we even managed to linger in a robes for 20 min before our whirlwind of a day began. Steph spotted a very small fawn frolic on the greens while I was knee deep in my morning coffee.
We are currently building a gorgeous house on the property for some really lovely clients from Texas. Look at current projects.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009


detail of tree lamp
detail of rug

I tried to warm up this vacation home...the clients were happy. It was a bit of a departure...making a modern home more traditional but I love a challenge.
I did not realize the before shots had i hurried to get these amateur pics posted...that's what i get for neglecting the BLOG!
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