Monday, October 31, 2011

Morning ritual

I have the whole week off to enjoy before I start my new job next week. Waking up whenever and of course, starting my day with a few cups of coffee are high on my to-do list.

Whether my projects around the house get done or not done, whether I read that book or I don't, whether I figure out the meaning of life or is still a week to myself and I am looking forward to it!

Photo taken in Collioure.


In the spirit of Halloween, what better to feature than something from Pentagram.

Michael Beirut, a design partner for the NY design firm Pentagram, has an exhibition of his personal notebooks (1982-2008) at the Esther Massry Gallery at the College of Saint Rose . The exhibition entitled 26 YEARS, 90 NOTEBOOKS is not only impressive, but very inspiring. Filled with sketches, notes and doodles, these notebooks show the creative mind at work day after day, year after year.


Sunday, October 9, 2011


B, my husband, comes home from tour tonight. I am so excited!
A - Lyla and Blue
B - flickr

Ballo + Ballo

Ballo + Ballo. One of the most iconic photographer duos in the design world.

Bruno and Marirosa Ballo - 1980
Bruno Munari
Ettore Sottsass



Yes, this is what a child's play room should look like!!!!
The other pics are simply because grey makes everything look better!

Photos by Magnus Marding of Dinder House. Styled by Ilse Crawford and featured recently in quite a few design magazines.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tote this.....

Deadgood bag.

Marie Assenat

Marie Assenat. Illustrator extraordinaire. Here are my favorites: From top - Window display for Elle Decor, Dressed animals - gouache on photographs and illustration - How to Eat Roadkill.
Showing at L'Atelier Beau Travail this weekend and next (see earlier post for more info).


Lovely prints - scarves, textiles and clothing from Duette
Also showing at L'Atelier Beau Travail.

Studio Fludd

Studio Fludd - Slow wood burger!
Works at L'Atelier Beau Travail this weekend and next.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Elisa Strozyk

Wooden Textiles by Elisa Strozyk- half wood/half textile. I am baffled.

Albe Steiner

Albe Steiner - Italian graphic designer 1913-1974. Images from the Albe Steiner archive. Collages di Immagini.

I have many, many thoughts.

Iacoli & McAllister

Iacoli & McCallister is a design group from Seattle and you have probably seen their work. However, I am really digging their inspiration page over on their blog...........Check out this mix of both their inspirations and their current projects.
Table Light -
Iacoli & McAllister

Large Wooden Pedestal - Iacoli & McAllister
Panca bench - Iacoli & McAllister

Lita Albuquerque - Sol Star installation at Giza

Lois Reith

Thursday, October 6, 2011


How adorable are these hangers for children. Called Hookie, these are made by FabGoose in Sweden.
My friend and I have found a few of these vintage while thrifting, but to get a big stack at one time.................

Exposition at L'Atelier Beau Travail

For those of you already living in France, head over to L'Atelier Beau Travail Oct 8 & 9 or Oct 15 & 16 and support some great work.

L'Aterlier Beau Travail is a creative workshop of 4 comprising of: Delphine Dunoyer, Céline Saby, Rachel Peloquin and Georget Hélène. I will share some of my favorites maybe next week.

Le Corbusier

The MOMA website is full of treasures and lets you view works in their collection that are not currently on display. Here are some of my favorites from Le Corbusier - both lithographs and architectural drawings.

All images above are from the MOMA collection.

To see more works by this architectural master including his projects, buildings, furniture design and art work....go to Foundation Le Corbusier.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Atelier Mecanic

Dream space...dream life.....filled with friends, coffee and conversation.
Atelier Mecanic: Bucharest. Designed by Corvin Cristian. Love at first sight. And also questioning why I am not traveling right now?

found via Iain Claridge blog.