Wednesday, January 30, 2008

cou: these have sold, thank you

i've been busy. here is a preview of the necklaces i have been working on. the charms are vintage and they are strung with semi-precious stones and gold-filled chain.

the antidote

natural light. what a difference.

Monday, January 28, 2008

helen amy murray

you have probably already seen the critically acclaimed work of helen amy murray. since i no longer buy magazines, i am often the last to know! i have also developed a wicked twitch whenever i drive by the bookstore. i miss it so...

ANYWAY, her technique is patent pending and she wants to be a big star. it seems she is well on her way. her work looks incredibly technically involved. most of it is in leather, which is not my favorite, but i am sure before long she will be busting out some new materials. my custom order would be fish scales in heather charcoal cashmere. though the peony is very nice!


fish scales

you may check out her upholstered pieces here.


p.s. once, in a huge 200 acre sculpture garden where you wind through the woods on a trail, i came across a huge boulder size sculpture that looked like a giant boulder except that it was completely covered in carved scales. it left such a huge impression. (no pun intended) i sat with that rock for the longest time and then skipped the last half of the trail so i could go back and sit with it some more. it had been there a long time and had some mosses growing on it. i think about it surprisingly often.

nutre arayavanish

i very much admire this work by nutre arayavanish. i love the idea of the posted jewelry. particularly the letter that you write, fold, mail and the recipient reads, cuts out and wears. everyone is so involved. i am a big fan of interactive design. i think it is so fascinating. i love to participate and nutre is full of good ideas. necklace in an envelope below.

postable jewelry

treasure lock keeps your jems under lock and key, to be released when worn.

petal wreath. you pop this necklace out of the wood sheet and pop open as many beads as you would like to wear open and leave the rest flat.

i also appreciate her metalwork. her flourish series uses slotting, folding and riveting. this one is my favorite.

put your rose petals in this silver clip and wear the scent of fresh roses around your neck. she also offers a rose brooch. great idea. i would add a sprig of lavander to mine.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

david wiseman

new work from david wiseman this morning! i am always a fan. i imagine this would cast some gorgeous shadows when the fire is lit at night. i imagine it highlights the birds as well. thanks david!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

roe ethridge

i have always loved the bird in flight photographs by roe ethridge. i seem to remember a black bird that struck me in particular but i do not find it on the web. i did find this shark photograph that is so sad. i want to hug it anyway. yes dear andrea, another dead animal. i can't explain it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

maryam: and some very kind words

one mile, a commissioned light for maryam of my marrakesh. thank you maryam for your very kind words. i am thrilled that you are thrilled!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

morris louis

seal, acrylic resin on canvas, 101 1/2 x 141", 1959. to me, this is so beautiful.

Friday, January 11, 2008

jim thompson

3256 thalia silk ikat by jim thompson. so delicious i could eat it. i REALLY love it.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

margrethe standberg

fotografi:margrethe standberg. i love these colors and i love far-flung places with these colors in the landscape.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

innumerable goods

look what i found at innumerable goods. her friend had them made for her father. i think they are a riot.


woodgrain, my favorite by studio printworks. a little animal-y but not animal. different. i also appreciate that it is blue.


there are a lot of things i like about this georgetti bed.

Friday, January 4, 2008

beach combing

we spent our holiday either on the beach, on a boat, or in the ocean. our gift to each other this year was time spent together. santa brought one gift (our year of non-consumption) yet even the 9 year old said it was his best holiday ever.

we combed the beaches looking for shells at first, a sample of our finest above.

then we honed in on a hundred odd sharks teeth and other small treasures before finding the pièce de résistance, the HUGE seahorse below.

and then i found my true calling, bone collector. a lovely lady we met on the trip introduced us to the world of fossilized bone and i am hooked. i love to imagine what creature they belonged to. i spent the balance of the trip collecting these, the most exciting being the large pieces of vertebrae and joints.

of course i can not pass a nice piece of coral without picking it up.

yes, my nature collecting is compulsive. can't help it.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

ghost furniture

di overton from designers block uk has launched her ghost furniture online! where have i been? she has been busy bringing quality furniture back from the dead and making it hauntingly beautiful. di moves from one creative career to the next and is always a grand success. check out her eco-chic.

and check the view from her cottage below. endless inspiration for sure.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

happy new year, year one

december 29, 2006, i had no idea what a blog was. january 1, 2007, i started this blog of my own. 404 posts later, here we are. i hope you all had a safe and happy holiday season and i wish you the happiest, most fulfilling year yet. if you do not celebrate a holiday this season, my good wishes go also with you! here's to moving forward.