Sunday, August 29, 2010

Roses are Red

Carlos, Age 3

Friday, August 27, 2010


This lil' guy showed up in our garden today. Cute. And freaky.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Summer's End

Chilmark, MA. Photo by Jeffrey Meyer

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The pressure is mounting... have the new Bortolami Gallery space ready for its grand opening

Sunday, August 22, 2010

scavenging at a friend's house...

I found this herman miller sweet corn poster designed by stephen frykholm and philip mitchell for herman miller’s picnic in the summer of 1970.
Also a poster from the Whitney show of Calder's Circus
Thanks to Rick and Kate Treitman for letting me snoop.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Surf's Up

If you have not been able to make it to the beach this summer there is a quick fix: visit the recently opened coffee shop/surf shop/hang out patio of Saturday Surf NYC on Crosby street. The vibe is great and people are friendly. I left my last visit with a good supply of Zinka sunblock!

Best Friends

I think I'm going through a pink thing. These awesome updated "friendship bracelets" caught my eye on Vogue.
My favorite is second from the bottom: J.Crew collaboration with Frieda & Nellie

Thursday, August 19, 2010

More, more, more!

my new purple/pink BLOCK dishes (from ebay)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Barefoot Sri Lanka

Kate just returned from Sri Lanka with armfuls of pillow covers (for me) and sarongs (for her.)
Barefoot Sri Lanka is known for their colorful hand-dyed and hand woven fabrics. 

The proprietress Barbara Sansoni bases her designs on the vibrant landscape, colors and sea life of Sri Lanka. 
Barefoot's website. See here for more information: 
Hideaway Sri Lanka

Aloha Guest House, Arugam Bay

A moment of revelation occurred while snorkeling over coral full of tropical fish and a cloud suddenly passed over. The shatteringly brilliant colors turned into tones of grey and she realized that without light there is no color.   Thus, when she moved into weaving, she made it a rule that "when weft crosses warp, it must be without ever creating grey, beige, or any tone of ash from the original pure hues."

Check out Geoffrey Bawa's "Tropical Modernism" style of architecture. Another famous Sri Laanken; Michael Ondaatje. My favorite poem: 7 OR 8 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER - A STOLEN BIOGRAPHY
Listening In 
Overhear her in the bathroom, talking to a bug:  'I don't want you on me, honey.' 8 a.m.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Beauty: Lia Ices

Lia Ices Signs to Jagjaguwar 

Download  Grown Unknown

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mad Purple

Just completed one bedroom in Chelsea

Ready, Set, Go...

BORTOLAMI GALLERY: Opening September 15, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dan Colen: I'm in love.

When Harry Met Sally, 2010
Steel studs on canvas in two parts
2 parts: 36 x 30 inches each (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
Check out more of his work at Gagosian Gallery and see his work in progress at Terry Richardson's Diary.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Back to the Florals

I've still haven't gotten over Balenciaga's 2008 florals. I loooooove them. 
These fabrics from Clarence House reminded me just how much, and that I want to put them on a modern chair. Now!

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Press

September County Living Magazine                               My Dresser                    
I used a white on white palm tree fabric on top of my dresser. I initially had the idea to protect the lacquer,  but now I just like the way it looks. The paintings are vintage from Pepi (on the left) and John Brown (on the wall.) BLOCK by Chromatics divided serving bowl as a jewelry tray and vintage Eiffel Tower vase from the Port de Clignancourt flea market in Paris.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Some kind of angel...

A child resting at Wethersfield Estate and Gardens, Amenia, NY
"A country gentleman's estate consisting of over 1,400 acres, with more than 10 acres devoted to formal gardens. Enjoy the Cutting Garden, the Arborvitae Allee with the Naiad Fountain, the Peacock Walk, the Belvedere, the Rose Garden, and several water gardens."
Vintage Hudson Valley

Pure Country

Elegantine 1957
I visited the Country Living offices today and was reminded of a long forgotten (at A+L, at least) design tradition: FLORALS!
I dug around a little and came across Sanderson's new/vintage collection. I love....
Tree Poppy 1920

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Work: Miami


My friend Kate Treitman is in India for the summer so I was excited to receive the above postcard this morning. Alas, it was not from her, but it's still a beautiful shot. It's from the Throckmorton Fine Art Gallery. The exhibit is called INDIA, A Pilgrimage by Marilyn Bridges. Anyways, hi Kate!
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