Wednesday, April 28, 2010

interstellar clouds

i love black, cloudless nights, when the moon is barely illuminated, and every star in the sky seems visible and reachable. growing up, i would lay on my back on the dock at our cabin, searching for falling stars at night, listening to the water lapping below me. space seems so dark and void from the perspective of my backyard. it's hard to believe in the beauty that exists light years away.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


artist bryan nash gill presses his fingers along each of the tree's growth rings to imprint the texture from the woodcut on to the surface of the paper. each relief print is a graph of a tree's life, from beginning to end. showing a swell from a rain-soaked spring, suppression from pollution or drought, scars from a fire or an avalanche. when i look at nash's beautiful prints is see times of success or failure, danger and safety, and maybe even periods of happiness and sadness.

Monday, April 26, 2010

ritual frills

sweet, feminine designs from the spring verrier collection. the season's lookbook images were taken from the film, titled "divination," that verrier created to showcase her work instead of using a conventional runway show.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

a little siesta

sweet nap bag from matteo, a home product line based out of los angeles. perfect for a snooze or a picnic in the park.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

particle + pattern

elvira wesche collects sand from people she knows and strangers she has never met. sent in a jar, a box, or an envelope, chosen for its color or cultural significance, the sand is a gift. this gift is used as the medium in her installations. each installation is a complex process, thoughtfully prepared in appearance and interpretation, and, once complete, gone in matter of seconds.

Monday, April 19, 2010

odds + ends

self-taught artist and designer, alma allen, creates one-of-a-kind furniture from salvaged wood and small-scale sculpted pieces from found wood, stone, and bone collected around california and his home in joshua tree. each object is painstakingly shaped and smoothed, making them irresistible to touch.

Friday, April 16, 2010

waiting for warm soil

i've been a little pre-occupied lately, but will be back on monday with a full week of posts. my seeds came in the mail on wednesday and i can’t wait to start planting. this weekend, i’m going to spend some time in our backyard getting my garden ready.

(photos by: erin)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

a feeling

if i could, i would easily trade the knots in my stomach for butterflies. artist gretchen wagoner opts for both in her beautiful new series.

Monday, April 12, 2010

paper garden

artist andrea mastrovito is known for creating large scale, paper installations. in his flower beds, andrea makes 3-dimentional pieces out of hundreds of botany and gardening books, each carefully cut-out and arranged on the floor.

Friday, April 9, 2010

double toe

there may be a great clog debate in the fashion world, but i think they are absolutely adorable and could possibly be one of my favorite spring trends. it takes a lot of energy for me to stand at the door before leaving and not reach down to slide on my red rubber gardening clogs. swedish hasbeens makes the most lovely and colorful wood soled boots, sandals, and shoes. i would definitely leave the house in these.

(top photo by: docman)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

je souhaite

nautical stripes, clean menswear shirts, and a perfectly messy top-knot, are just a few things, outside of a certain confidence, that embody quintessential french style. all of these elements seem to be flawlessly achieved in bérangère claire's spring collection.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

new life

when we moved into our house last fall our backyard garden was a wild mess of dead leaves and plants, overgrown herbs, and wilted hostas. we had no idea what was or would be growing back there. over the weekend, green sprouts began to make their way out of the ground. when they start to grow and bloom, each new plant will be a surprise. frances pelzman liscio believes that in the plant world "there is always more to see. no matter how closely you look, it seems there is always another dimension waiting to reveal its miracles to you." she creates her beautiful botanical collages and reliquaries from dry and fresh blooms, some have already started to soften and wilt, showing each plant at a different stage in their life.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

ad in

there are tennis courts in the park right next to our house so ben and i have been starting to play now that the weather has warmed up and all of the snow is gone. it’s been awhile since we’ve played—years—but having courts nearby has triggered an urge to relearn a sport we grew up with. we’re in desperate need of new racquets. yesterday, i noticed that my cracked grip stained the palm of my hand purple after a few minutes of sun and sweat. instead of buying new, i’m almost tempted to buy old. i love the look of the graphics on these vintage wooden frames.

(top photo by: silent screen queen)

(bottom photos by: mighty moss)

Monday, April 5, 2010

happy fragments

there is something magical about david marmota’s recent confetti work. wouldn’t it be wonderful to discover a bright constellation of colors appear through the melting snow, or to stumble across a group of lovely paper clippings on a walk through the woods?

Thursday, April 1, 2010


los angeles based furniture maker/designer tanya aguiñiga transforms traditional materials, like the rope and jersey in these beautiful bracelets, into something new. encouraging individuals to consider an object’s unseen potential.