it’s never too late…

…to tap into your inner child! so i’ve waited quite a while to visit some of the attractions in my own backyard.  i seem to vaguely recall a trip to the cabrillo beach… Continue reading

millinery madness…

…brought to you by arturo rios! if anything could breath life back into the bygone era of beautifully adorned hats and fascinators, it would be these breathtaking creations by los angeles based milliner,… Continue reading

custom thonet dining chairs…

….made to order i have to say i love, love, love the chic ethnic look of these colorful fabric adorned chairs i found on etsy! unfortunately the price tag makes them far too… Continue reading

poking holes in pinterest…

image courtesy of the window seat. by now i’m sure most of you have heard of the whole legal quandry surrounding pinterest and their less than acceptable legalese.  for those of you who… Continue reading

iPhone and iPad cases and skins…

…are now available on my etsy store!

my new india floral fabric…

… has finally arrived in two new colorways! the india floral in both rouge and island turned out pretty good although i think i might do a larger cushion in this print scale.  they’re… Continue reading

past imperfect…

…by julian fellowes for lovers of downton abbey, the name julian fellowes has reached high priest status.  there are those of us, particularly americans, who love literary period pieces because of the glimpse… Continue reading

inspired illustration…

…by yelena bryksenkova. i was searching the internet for textile inspiration and i was completely struck by yelena bryksenkova’s illustrations!  they are the perfect combination of whimsy and sophistication with an eastern european… Continue reading

new turkish vines colorways…

…now available on etsy! i’ve been very productive this past week and am uploading additional product in new colorways to my etsy shop!  these two pillows are in the island color combo.  they’re… Continue reading

kate does florence…

…and milly for sperry topsider. i first fell under the spell of florence broadhurst on a trip to sydney back in 2006.  i found the beautiful book above at a little home furnishings… Continue reading

peace, love…

…and soul. r.i.p. don cornelius i know i am not the first nor will i be the last to comment on the sad passing of don cornelius but i can’t let a milestone… Continue reading

beautiful wallflower…

…becomes deeper in meaning with peruvian artist, cecilia paredes. being a lover of pattern and texture, i admire paredes’ correlation between them and camouflage. as portrayed in these pictures, she painstakingly recreates the… Continue reading

gettin’ busy…

…and making new cushions! these are a gift hence the gold piping whereas the one for production will come plain.  feels good to be sewing but i need to get down to making… Continue reading

only the most amazing deal…

…at all saints. the italus boots are rugged beauties of buttercreme sheepskin topped with surprisingly lux faux fur. available in black and doe, my leanings are towards the doe color as they offer… Continue reading

happy 2012, everyone!

my new years eve did not let me down with the brilliant production of FELA at the ahmanson theatre! my partner and i have to give ourselves a pat on the back for… Continue reading