Happy new year from Ipanema!

Thanks William for house sitting! The weather here is beyond perfect! Tonight will be a HUGE party on the beach with live music, fireworks and offerings to the yoruban sea goddess Yemaja! Will… Continue reading

Checking in from Rio de Janeiro…

…finally arrived after a moderately long flight via no frills copa airlines. We hit the ground running in an effort to stave off jetlag. My partner has never been so after we met… Continue reading

all that glitters…

…is golden and a bit of gold was one of my gifts this christmas! my partner bestowed upon me, a golden wing encased in glass, copper and silver. an unusual piece fashioned by… Continue reading

takin’ the trip and back…

…i just picked up “the trip” by laetitia sadier. sadier is better known as the vocal half of stereolab and has decided to embark upon a new solo project. she has taken side… Continue reading

all washed up…

…i think not! This a watercolor I did for a client. i hadn’t picked up a paintbrush in years and i was never any good at watercolors. however, nothing is written in stone!… Continue reading

thank goodness it’s not all about pop music…

Esperanza Spalding, photo by Johann Sauty …”Grammy nominations: Jazz singer Esperanza Spalding is a surprise pick in best new artist category” is the headline for the los angeles times entertainment piece written by… Continue reading

a just claws for gift giving…

…noir jewelry is already high on my list of unusual gift-ables (i think i’m definitely jonesin’ for a holiday ring) and as usual, they never fail us with their sublime selection of bejeweled… Continue reading

please oh please…

…let me receive one of these for christmas! 🙂 seriously, what a cheeky little ring obviously available in silver, gold and platinum and brought to you by itsno.name. boasting the periodic table information… Continue reading

gunmetal fringe bib necklace…

…which i scored from club monaco last week. long delicate chains with rhinestone strands interspersed drape down to the waist for a supremely dramatic look! i’m not one to wait for special occasions… Continue reading

tom ford exclusive s/s 11 show…

…okay, i have a coat just like this that i bought in a thrift store when i was 17. it was made in paris by some now defunct atelier. it’s in pristine condition… Continue reading

and while i’m at it…

…these new goodies from anthropologie are killing me! this tea time chandelier by cake vintage is a capricious example of reusing vintage materials for a fresh purpose. each chandelier will be slightly different… Continue reading

naeem khan…

…i saw this number at “needless markup” the other day. it is stunning and a part of his gorgeously glittering fall 10 collection. i wonder if it will ever be worn by the… Continue reading

pakistani truck art…

…having seen a bbc report on pakistani truck art, i immediately jumped on the web to find more eye candy! these images are a potent use of color and an absolutely dazzling array… Continue reading

r.i.p. shaolin

on monday, all saints day, i had to put down my long time companion. i’m going to miss her so much. it was the hardest thing i’ve had to do but i know… Continue reading

just in time…

  …for fall’s decorative lux trend. anthropologies “karelia” coat reflects the best of eastern european needlework. the amount of detail on this jacket is breathtaking from the faux fur collar to the braid… Continue reading