April 30, 2009


If you've ever visited my friend Raya's popular blog, The Paper Pony, then you will already be familiar with her amazing photography... but there is more. She has recently relaunched her photography website, Raya Photography, which is chalk full of some of her best work. Have a look and be prepared to be smitten...

April 29, 2009


Michael Stipe has a photo site filled with friends and celebrities wearing his glasses... and I am so glad to have run into it, thanks to Ms. Muse.


...from JCrew.

April 27, 2009


I love the concept and execution of Claire Bigbie and Jay Shapiro's Victorian duplex renovation in San Francisco. Designed by Envelope A+D, the duplex was renovated into a uniquely functional space, with the upstairs for living and the lower level turned personal studio. (What an amazing work space!) Read more about the project here. {Images by Todd Hido. Via my favorite source for endless interior ideas, Desire to Inspire.}

April 24, 2009


French fashion blogger/illustrator/photographer Garance Doré is off to Australia and by the looks of things, is going to have an amazing trip! {Image copyright Garance Doré}


Jess Chamberlain of Sunset Magazine has been killing it as a guest blogger over at Design Sponge this week with her eco-friendly posts and interviews. I loved her post on Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco and her post on Michelle Kaufman of Michelle Kaufman Designs, the progressive design firm that paired with Sunset to create the Sunset Breezehouse. I have to admit I have a slight fear of prefab homes, but this eco-friendly model defies my fears and I love it! Click here to find out more about the environmental efficiency of the Breezehouse.

April 23, 2009


I don't know about your office wall, but mine would definitely be more fun with this incredible Diamantini & Domeniconi cuckoo clock. {Available at Rockett St. George}


This weekend the City of Santa Monica will be holding the grand opening of the long-awaited Annenberg Community Beach House (adjacent to the old Marion Davies estate)—complete with O by Cirque du Soleil performers. Not your average beach house, this one will be open to the public and will not require a spendy membership, just your basic community pool fees. The beach house will be opening weekends in May with beach-front facilities including a pool, tennis and volleyball courts, a cafe, event space, and even a bike valet (translation: good luck with parking). Click here for more information.

April 21, 2009


How cool would it be to get a telegram? For a flat rate of $4.70, Telegramstop allows you to send good old fashioned telegrams to say your thank yous and happy birthdays. Far more clever than an email. {images via cool hunting} [stop]


I am a big fan of Carlo Van de Roer's photography of oceans and pools and thought it would be a great week to share. We've been having an early-season heat wave here in California and it is positively lovely. We had a wonderful weekend in the sun (I tried stand-up paddle boarding for the first time!) and now I am wanting it to be all summer all the time. {Images of the Bondi Baths in Sydney by Carlo Van de Roer, available on 20x200.}

April 20, 2009


Lately I have really enjoyed flipping through the online catalogs of British home and clothing outpost, Toast. Their simple products with smart styling have me wishing that we had one here in the US. View their clothing collection here...I am loving the summer check scarves.


I have no idea where this picture was taken, but it has been a long while since I've come across a piece of found type that I love as much as this... reminds me of this one! {Source unknown}

April 15, 2009


Anyone else loving this gold leaf river rock diy project from Claire Chauvin on design sponge today???

April 14, 2009


As a travel guide junkie, I have to say it is big deal for me to find a new favorite. Enter eat.shop guides. With cheeky and accurate picks in a whole slew of cities (mostly in the US), these little guys do a great job of mixing it up. They are also available as online books (and even better, as an online subscription to them all for $50), and will soon be downloadable as pdfs. So far I have just used eat.shop San Francisco, but I have to say, the recommendations have been spot on. {Bonus: eat.shop iphone apps are on the way!}

April 13, 2009


Wow I have been away awhile! I'm back from an unplanned hiatus from blogging, which I guess I will refer to as my spring break, and wanted to share this lovely little video of birds on a wire. {powerlinerflyers by Wes Johnson. via ferm living's clever spaces}

April 2, 2009


Have a great Friday everyone... anyone else wish they were inside this polaroid of Mexico right now? {Image by Anna Melcon Bond}


The text/paper/craft gurus behind UPPERCASE have just released the first edition of the new UPPERCASE Magazine for "the creative and the curious." Judging from the little preview below, it looks amazing!

April 1, 2009


Have you seen these gorgeous balloon photographs from Harpy's flickr? Shot on Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Where did she find such amazing balloons?! {Images copyright Kari H/Harpy}