Friday, December 23, 2011

all my bags are packed.

so don't worry with your suitcase, dear
-joe purdy

the little ones are on winter break. colleges are closed. and adults can rejoice in their holiday time off. where to go? a little ski vacation or a tropical getaway? perhaps you travel home for the holidays. whatever your plans may be, get a little inspired by these suitcase installations. as you can see, you can do a bit more with your luggage than pay $25 to check it at the airport.

apartment therapy.

williams british handmade.

flickr fausie ben.


coastal living.
photo by reena bammi.

packa pappas kapsack by michael johansson.

louis vuitton.

baggage claim by ron baron.

gentleman's boombox exhibit by floyd a davis iv.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

all i want for christmas...

well, i got my two front teeth years ago, so check that off the list. and it doesn't look like there will be peace on earth anytime soon. so aside from love, laughter & family, there are just a few things on my list to santa this holiday season.

the first is obviously bravo's andy cohen. but that may not work out so well for me so i'll go with tickets to see watch what happens live [which will be live 5 nights a week, starting in january].

by the way, my apartment is modeled after the bravo clubhouse. 
masculine dark woods with splashes of neon excitement.

i'll be taking some visual design courses at the school of visual arts and i'm having such a hard time limiting myself to just a few. but tuition comes into play so maybe a loved one can get me a sva gift card. 

the rest of the list are just a few material items i've had my eye on.

minnetonka el paso moccasin.

skullcandy aviator headphones. 
[good enough for jay z, good enough for peri]

ray bans.

i'm a lover of all coffee table books. one of the best gifts i ever received was right before i moved to 
los angeles to work in entertainment, my friend bought me four books on television & film.

made in morocco.

jonathan adler floor lamp.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

happy chanukah.

you don't need 'deck the halls' or 'jingle bell rock'
cause you can spin a dreidel with captain kirk and mr. spock- both jewish
-adam sandler

just a few "sneakers greetings" coming your way, designed by moi.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

livin in beverly hills.

i wanna live a life like that
i wanna be just like a king
take my picture by the pool
'cause i'm the next big thing

an unoccupied mansion in beverly hills... brings tears to my eyes. but what better way to make use of its vacancy than by showcasing interior designers' works of art in each of the rooms. veranda magazine presented its 3rd show house at the 1920s residence that is usually closed to the public.

[photo credit. peter vitale]

richard shapiro.

mary mcdonald.
[my favorite]

mary mcdonald.

elizabeth dinkel.

ames ingham.

veranda editors.

Monday, December 19, 2011

they call me mellow yellow?

not so mellow, huh? to put it simply, this bathroom is intensely striking (in a very good way). the thin black contemporary moulding that frames each wall adds to this bathroom's contemporary parisian style. the claw foot bathtub was painted black, but maintains a frame to itself with the white porcelain interior and claw feet. i also love the idea of framing a photo of fabric that is the same color as the paint on the wall. this may only work with bold colors. and tell me the footstool isn't the most precious added detail.

attic mag.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

a different take on the christmas tree.

the only place you'll wanna be is
underneath my christmas tree
-lady gaga

traditional christmas trees have so much warmth and charm, but check out these innovative concepts.

sweet paul.

otracosas de villarrosas gallery.


design bloom.

eco christmas tree by buro north.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

hockey. the band, not the sport.

this is believe me music, this is forget me music
this is who can love me you know, this ain't no roxy music
this is new form music, this is old form music
this is i paid attention not some makes his prediction music

hockey is a band you should know. it really upsets me to think that they weren't a part of my music library for as long as they've been around. but rest assure, i found them. well.... i was introduced to them via online dating (cue embarrassed face). the point is, they are now a part of my music library, they are on my festival radar, and just a huge part of my life. love their sound and style.

dance, punk, indie, rock.... they fall into all of these categories. compared mostly to lcd soundsystem or the strokes or bob dylan (believe it or not). they haven't released any new music since 2009 and 2 members of the band split in 2010, so let's put our thoughts and prayers together, in hopes of some new hockey music.

song away.

learn to lose.

4 holy photos.

Monday, December 12, 2011

come and knock on our door.

come and knock on our door
we've been waiting for you
-three's company theme song

there's something enchanting about one's front door. it stands as the guard to what lies within. whenever i see a on old restored barn door or a lacquered color door as one's entrance to their home, i begin to imagine how sick the interior decor must be.

10 downing street, jacksonville.
one of the most photographed exterior doors.


vintage wood front doors.


cozy bliss blog barn door.

inlaid swahili front door.

piet hein eek for amsterdam residential wall space.


jogosult flickr photostream.

pink door.


flickr doors of dublin.