Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Clocks = Function+ Art

I'm a clock addict, I have them them, the only thing is their sound: tick-tock, tick-tock! At night before falling asleep it tend to get a little loud and distracting. I can't find a clock that doesn't make any sounds. Do you know of any?

Dinner wear

I have been in the mood to change out my dinner wear and make it a little bit more fun. There are so many different choices out there, but I haven't decided in what direction to go. Any advise? Here are some different options.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fun Wall

My friend Luis just moved to LA from Austin Texas. He wanted to spice up his new rental, so he got creative and painted the walls! I love it....also, don't miss the yellow TV on the right! :)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sharing Blog Love

I wanted to thank Apartment Therapy and Desire to inspire for recommending their readers to view my blog....Thank you Gregory and Kim, you made my day!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Oriental china

The blue and white china has made it's comeback. These pictures out of the Interior Magazine; Maison Francaise are hot off the press. Personally I'm not a big fan or these type of porcelain, but I can se how it can be more interesting in a modernized version.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cloudy Whites

Lately I have been considering integrating a lot more whites to my decor, I'm tired of the dark heavy woods that has been the dominant interior for the last 5 years in my home. The temptation to just paint all the dark wooden furniture in a crisp glossy white has been lingering in my mind for a while now and by the way; the dust shows less on white, which is another reason to add why I should go ahead and pursue this big makeover project. Here are some of my white inspirations. I don't think I would go ALL white, some color would be nice to add to it, but haven't decided how much or which ones. I do love the contrast between black and white and would love to paint all my window frames black. For some reason I can see orange and bubble gum pink with the black and the white....and maybe some splashes of grass green in form of a nice big plant...and maybe some smaller ones as well. For some reason, pink cherry blossom comes into my vision, maybe as a wallpaper on one of the walls. If and when I decide to do this, it will be a fun project.

Kokeshi the Japanese wooden doll

These two I bought in Tokyo

About a year ago when I was staying in Tokyo it was the first time I had ever seen a Kokeshi doll, and I fell in love! I bought a bunch to bring back home for myself and for gifts. The lady I bought it from asked me if I was single and I said Yes, then she responded in broken English; The Kokeshi doll will bring you a man. Wow I thought, I better keep two for myself just to increase their powers....but so far still no Mr. Right! :(
The Kokeshi doll reminds me of the Russian nesting doll "babushka", but a much cuter version.
If you are interested in buying one but are not going to Japan any time soon, i'm sure you can find one
on Ebay or you can check out that sells a wide variety at their online store.