a brush up on brunch…

…via ktchn 105! located on a decidedly industrial stretch of long beach avenue in downtown los angeles, ktchn 105 is only open for brunch on saturdays and sundays and reservations are a must. … Continue reading

at last, anthropologie gives us…

…color blocking for adults! i love these shoes so much and i know they are going to go to a good home.  but alas, at $488, it won’t be mine!  think about how… Continue reading

a kick in the pants…

…courtesy of kickstarter! as a designer coming out of pocket, i’m all too aware of how costly it can be to get a small creative business up and running. yes, there is a… Continue reading

my adventures with…

…corel painter 12 the above image isn’t my first foray into corel painter. i’ve utilized it in the past as a very viable alternate to photoshop when creativity required a specialist software for… Continue reading

plinc, plunc, what?…

…oh house industries, once again you’ve turned heads with more tasty options for the typographically inclined!  i got a surprise in the mail yesterday in the form of house industries’ brand, spanking new… Continue reading

a hug and a kiss…

…for the considerably crafty! i almost wish i were into needlepoint because i would definitely jump on this!  as it is now, i have my hands full with working on my own projects… Continue reading

an amazing video!

andrew just sent me this great video explaining the camouflage capabilities of cephalopods! video courtesy of science friday.

counting down…

…the days until i launch my mini-home collection! i’m so excited as i’ve been working on this since april. the response has been positive so far and that’s a relief as it’s been… Continue reading

secrets of the flesh…

…a life of colette. my summer reading has gotten off to a whirlwind start.  trish regan’s look at the underground medical marijuana economy, joint ventures tops the list along with the latest tome… Continue reading

mama’s hot tamale’s…

…of los angeles is one of the main flavors of summer! summer in los angeles is like no where else in the world.  we are fortunate enough to have a vast amount of… Continue reading

anime expo l.a.

…was an eye opening experience! i have been a past attendee of san diego’s epic comic con and seeing that the anime expo was coming to my neck of the woods, it was… Continue reading

today’s inspiration begins with…

…the letter “A.” azzedine alaÏa brought to you by virgine magazine! virgine magazine is a new online and hard copy glossy that focuses on innovators of art, fashion and music.  their outlook is… Continue reading

made in the shade…

i just love my new summer hat!  anyone who has experienced the dryness of los angeles heat, will appreciate the need for protective styling.  for me that means conditioning my curls and twisting… Continue reading

for font’s sake…

…and a love of textiles, i have been working on a pet project for the past two months.  mind you now, this is just an itty, bitty project wrapped around an idea that’s… Continue reading

the sultan of shade…

…is coming to an event near you! summer soulstic is here and with it comes all of the festivals and outdoor activities!  today is the longest day of the year and at 80+… Continue reading