Category Archive: art & design

Shop Hairpik Has A New Look

It’s been a busy year so far and I’ve taken time out to update my shop and reissue my line of horoscope illustrations. Currently the shop is stocked with prints, pillows and mugs… Continue reading

Hello Kitty : 40th Anniversary at JANM

Here in Los Angeles, Sanrio celebrates the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty with an exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo. Looking at Kitty through a historical and sociological lens,… Continue reading

MOO For You

Not too long ago, a woman from one of my LinkedIn groups asked a question regarding business cards namely whether or not anyone still used them and if they were truly effective. My… Continue reading

Dunbar + Daughter : The Bee Keep

Nothing says summer like home brewed beer and my father and I have been as busy as bees so to speak. When I was in London, I sampled a tasty honey beer and… Continue reading

The Honey Eaters

  While in London, I got completely carried away with all of the toile I saw visiting the Victoria and Albert (V&A). They were very complex and oh so whimsical. I wanted to… Continue reading

Barbara Schuppe’s Wearable Icons

Every year my mother and I make a pilgrimage to one of the most underrated California events, The Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach. A carefully curated collection of artists and craftspeople nestled in… Continue reading

Adventures in Brewing.

When I was a little girl, my dad was always brewing or fermenting something; beer, wine, champagne, etc. Thanks to him, I got a pretty refined palate for the varietals and a penchant… Continue reading

A Date at Serpentine Gallery + A Stroll Through Hyde Park.

Italian designer Martino Gamper curates the new exhibition at Serpentine Gallery titled design is a state of mind. The exhibit features a collection of shelving systems displaying collections of design objects that impact… Continue reading

London Fashion Weekend Odds and Ends.

Los Angeles is now in the throes of Fashion Week so I figured now would be as good a time as any to post the final bits and pieces of London Fashion Weekend.… Continue reading

Oasis for London Fashion Week SS 2014

One of my favorite window displays for Fashion Week were the carousel themed windows by two students from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts. I love the fantasy aspect, the use of… Continue reading

Let’s Get Visual!

“Imagination is the mother of originality,we encourage imagination in every way possible.” Harry Gordon Selfridge I am a HUGE fan of visual merchandising! One of the things I loved about our seasonal roll… Continue reading

In Memory of Joseph Gatto…

Photo: Courtesy of Mariann Gatto On November 13, I was stunned by the news of the violent murder of my art teacher and mentor, Joseph Gatto who was shot during a robbery of… Continue reading

Waxing Philanthropic

Getting back on the blog hasn’t been without difficulties. During a ridiculously busy summer packed with a tsunami of freelance and fun, something was bound to suffer and that something was my blog.… Continue reading

margaret bowland…

white fives, 2012 …at the driscoll/babcock gallery in chelsea.  ms. bowland was one of the amazing artists i came across when i was in new york.  there was only one piece left from… Continue reading

swim with the fishes in the ariel sketch tank…

…for hot topic!. excited to say that the illustration i did for disney was a sell out for hot topic!  twice!  also pleased to note that it made their summer style sheet for… Continue reading