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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

SAY CHEESE

SAY CHEESE






































so anyone that knows me well knows of my love of cheese. it's a bit of an obsession i must admit. i'm not a big dairy girl in fact i hate milk but put a spread of robiola, purple haze, reblochon, liederkranz, acapella... firm, soft, mild, sharp, buttery, rich, tangy, grassy even stinky in front of me and well i'm in (you guessed it) love. i actually go weak in the knees at the sight of a cheese plate (aye, a bit crazy i know).

for all you lovers of cheese check out this new paperback by Brad Kessler. a delight of cheese, goat herding and other random tidbits. i dream daily of a farmhouse, lots of animals and some land to roam...

















someday.

for now give me a glass of sparkling Rosé and some goat love. pure bliss.

xo

(the pic of me is from my time spent on a family farm outside of melbourne and those sheep are not goats but you get the idea.)

Monday, June 28, 2010

HEAT WAVE

HEAT WAVE

in the BK. cooling down with these lovely ladies. ~xo


Au revoir simone / Through the backyards from BECH on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

SUMMER READING

SUMMER READING


















image weheartit

i recently happened upon Barbara Kingsolver's High Tide in Tuscon. i'm relatively late to her work and i have been in love love since i first picked it up. over the course of my reading i've uncovered so many hidden gems and i will be sharing them with you as i make my way through her wonderful essays.

"Want is a thing that unfurls unbidden like fungus, opening large upon itself stopless, filling the sky. But needs from one day to the next, are few enough to fit in a bucket, with room enough to rattle like brittlebrush in a dry wind." 


i'm happy to be off my feet today after back to back wedding weekends. here is a look at the most recent event i worked on with the fabulous saipua team. truly stunning! also i'm almost at the end of my embroidery classes. it's been such fun and i have so much to share, which i will do at some point soon.

here's to a day of rest before we do it again folks.

more reading inspiration here.

~ xo

Saturday, June 26, 2010

IT'S WEDDING SEASON

IT'S WEDDING SEASON

and you know what that means.



















the A.Kim bridal bouquet (apparently she shrieked with delight)


ohhh and APRICOTS!




















i'm on a mission to create this yummy goodness.

need to keep my energy up...

stay cool my loves.

xo

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A BROTHER LIKE NO OTHER

A BROTHER LIKE NO OTHER

















photo by RBG

sending out an oldie but goodie...

happy birthday      may you stay forever young.


~ xo

Monday, June 21, 2010

THAT'S THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLES

THAT'S THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLES
something my pop would always say -- which is really just another way of saying shit happens. well it certainly does and he's been there for me every step of the way.


oh do i love him so























the solstice is upon us...keep on the sunny side.  ~ xo





Thursday, June 17, 2010

COLOR WITHOUT LIGHT?

Color without Light?

i'm obsessed with color. especially pinks and corals lately.
i think it's the flowers, wooing me at every turn.

and i can stare at these lisa yuskavage paintings endlessly     



















lucky girl these days.  ~ xo

Monday, June 14, 2010

Time, it goes so fast (when you're having fun)

Sigmar Polke 
13 February 1941 ~ 10 June 2010

























It's just another manic Monday I wish it was Sunday.

~ xo

Sunday, June 13, 2010

TOO TIRED FOR WORDS

TOO TIRED FOR WORDS


Meet Isaac. He lives in California.





Behind the wheel. Someday.














Flower Power. We shall not wilt.
















Marianne. Still kickin' it.











~ xo

Friday, June 11, 2010

I LOVE YOU IN A PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO SPACE OR TIME

I LOVE YOU IN A PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO SPACE OR TIME














(image by René Burri)
So this friday night i'm soaking my feet in epsom salts (after a long day working with flowers) while i hydrate with 34oz. of coconut water, raw almonds and some dried turkish apricots.* I had all intentions of diving into a good book but alas, I am glued to the boob tube. eyes too tired for reading.


As i surfed the channels i landed on one of my favorite films, 2 days in Paris. i've watched it a number of times and it is truly one of 
the funniest movies i've ever seen.** anyone interested in love
and relationships (yes there is sex too) should see this movie. i would not dare delve into such rich and complex territory myself so i've included a little clip (spoiler alert but well worth it), it is the final scene and most poignant but sums up the whole L&R thing pretty well. adam goldberg plays the brilliant 'sad clown' and the film ends with this classic leon russell tune.***


























so if i had the choice i would much rather be spending the next 2 days in Paris with the boyfriend at Chez Paul drowning in champagne and kisses but for now i will enjoy the comfort of home and a rare night alone in my living room.****


*keeps me regular_**i laughed out loud_***always makes me cry_****silence is golden


happy friday ~ xo



Monday, June 7, 2010

LA BAKER

"La Baker"

























"The most sensational woman anybody ever saw,
or ever will." ~ Ernest Hemingway

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ m i s s j o s e p h i n e b a k e r ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


if it has to be monday it might as well be
75 sunny and just delightful.

loving my new begonia and it appears
godzilla doesn't seem to mind the shade one bit.



















looking forward to an evening stroll
and 'great sleeping weather.'

enjoy yours under the stars. i'll leave you on a high note.


~ xo

Thursday, June 3, 2010

THE weekEND

weekEND



















The End for me was Montauk and for some, well, marked the final
long crazy trip on life's magic carpet ride. Today i'm grateful for those
little things that seem to be lost on us when we are too busy navigating
grocery lines*, paying the rent, and consumed with 24 hour news
coverage of the oil spill crisis (too tragic for words).

so watching the surf and blanketed by a big blue sky while running my toes through the soft sand lightened my spirit to say the least.

to further put things into perspective i have taken some small pleasure in learning a new craft. a few new stitches in my first embroidery class. well let's be clear i learned how to stitch. period. this is BIG!

maybe someday i'll be able to stitch like Louise.
















(©2005, thread and pencil on cloth)


i also managed to pull together a floral delivery for a local coffee joint.
peonies are still the rage. In my book, anyway.


















lots to do today. Clean apt. Concept mood boards. Calls overdue.
Cook vegetable curry. Cobra pose.

and one final note to two of the finest artists that ever lived.

Adieu. Adieu.




























Thanks for the memories. ~ xo

(*and for those of you who shop at Trader Joe's, bless you!)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

IN FOND MEMORY

MADAME BOURGEOIS

















Annie Leibovitz, Louise Bourgeois

Bourgeois has said that her childhood, which was rich with both craft and symbolism, is the source all of her artwork and its themes. Born to a family of weavers, Bourgeois spent her early years surrounded by fabrics and textiles, as she played an active role in her family’s business of repairing and restoring tapestries. Sewing needles signified restoration for Bourgeois, as she witnessed her mother’s constant efforts at conservation and repair; hence, a number of the artist’s large-scale sculptures take the form of needles, evoking both the psychological and physical symbolism of the device and its magic power. The spider, itself a weaver and repairer, is another highly charged figure that appears frequently in Bourgeois’s work. Other themes favored by Bourgeois include maternity, the couple, childhood, the body, sexuality, gender, and autobiography. (excerpt from art tattler)

























Louise Bourgeois, Untitled, 1996, Fabric, lace and thread, Courtesy Cheim & Read, Galerie Karsten Greve, and Galerie Hauser & Wirth,
© Louise Bourgeois Photo: Peter Bellamy
















"Maman" (1999) Tate Modern, London 2007


Cheers to a long and fruitful life. Goodnight Louise. ~ xo

la vie en rose

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