Thursday, May 28, 2009

Nature’s Gift

It doesn't get much better than this.


It's a good thing I'm coming home in a few days because if I get anymore relaxed I might just want to stay. So lush, so beautiful and so peaceful!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Island Style

Staying in the little town of Hanalei on the north shore of Kauai. I love the laid-back style and pace of life here. Like how the little house uhas dried moss to decorate it's porch, but the best part is that mountain behind it. Those plastic chairs look pretty amusing in front of hut in a taro field. Very beautiful here, getting used to the daily monsoon rains in between the sunshine.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Seize the Day

I don’t know about everyone else, but there are places I've been fortunate enough to visit in my lifetime hat give me tummy butterflies without exception when landing at said destination. So far, those have been Paris, anywhere in Italy and Hawaii. There are places that just seize me in a way I cannot explain and Kauai is one of those. For the next eight days I will be in a remote location with nothing but sun, sand, crystal clear water, the scent of tropical flowers and green mountains. If I post nothing but photos from there for the next week, be assured that my blog will be full of new inspiration when I return. Aloha!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Dreaming of Sand

I’ve got the beach, sand, sun and the luxury of reading a stack of books with no interruptions on my mind. In 48 hours I will be on my way to a remote, tropical beach to seriously unwind and if it would fit in my luggage, this Penguin deck chair would accompany me. The Penguin classics collection of beach chairs, bags & towels certainly conjure up the lazy days of summer and reading great books like The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Portraits in Wood

I am quite drawn to these woodcut portraits by Lisa Brawn who doesn't make prints from the woodcuts but paints them after carving. See many, many more portraits at her site Expeditionism and also on Flickr. In my imaginary gallery, I'd hang that Jack Kerouac woodcut in a heartbeat.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wrapped in Style

Another splendid example of colliding worlds; of architecture and shoe design. This July, Lacoste will release its new collaboration with London-based Zaha Hadid Architects and the pairing has produced some out-of-the-world footwear! They look light as air and so very modern.

Featuring a digitized version of Lacoste’s famous croc logo and a pliable, coiled strap system, the styles bring Hadid’s signature look to footwear for men (an ankle boot) and women (a calf boot). Only 850 pairs of the $525 styles will be available. Look for them at
Colette in Paris, Dover Street Market in London and 10 Corso Como in Milan. Luckily, a lower-price diffusion line will hit stores in September.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Edible Cards

This is somewhat revolting but too strange not to take notice of these beef jerky business cards. The folks over at Meat Cards say screw die-cutting, foil, popups or spot lamination, they just use meat and lasers. Bizarre in dark kind of way. This card was designed after the card from American Psycho by Jason Kincaid. Photo: Jason Kincaid

Friday, May 8, 2009

Green Ride

All I saw was a flash of green from the passenger seat last weekend on the 5 freeway in Los Angeles as I rushed to get my iPhone out and get a shot of this modified vintage car. This was one bad ass vintage ride in pristine condition and the tattooed arm holding the cell phone was an added bonus. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cascading Type

I really love whole the idea of a chandelier made out of type. This Missoni Home chandelier made out of Corian showcased at Milan Design Week 2009. For more splendid Corian/Missoni Home collaborations click here. Photo: Design Boom

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Summer Collection

Coca-Cola just unveiled a limited edition of their hot new summer look for their cans. My favorite is the logos as heat on the grill. Refreshing packaging design. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cuckoo Redux

Not your grandmother's cuckoo clocks, these over-size timepieces by artist Stefan Strumbler are a nod to pop culture painted in bright colors and adorned in bones, guns, and everyday objects such as air fresheners. Check out more on his blog which is only in German but has some good images of the clocks installed in galleries.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Garden Canopy

Just came across these stunning images of Falling Garden, a 2003 installation by Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger in Venice, Italy. Explore much more of their inspired and wonderful work here.

Midnight Seeding

Tonight here in the Los Angeles area there will be nocturnal guerilla sunflower plantings happening all over the city. Today is International Sunflower Guerilla Gardening Day and that means the folks at Los Angeles Guerilla Gardening are going to be busy tonight. Anyone can participate in helping beautify neglected public spaces, check out their web site for guidelines. Tonight let the plant fairies do their magic!