Thursday, December 30, 2010

grand canyon.

my head is somewhere else today...and that place looks a lot like this:
48 hours until i will be overlooking the grand canyon. i CAN'T wait!!! starting the new year off with a heart-pounding adventure. CHEERS and happy new year to you!

Friday, December 24, 2010

wrapped up in the holidays.

blogging has taken a back seat for the last week as i have been busy being merry with friends and family.  i wish you all a merry christmas and happy holidays!  
get wrapped up in the LOVE!

Friday, December 17, 2010

argentinian tango.

late night conversation last night w/ friend focused on:
. 2011 goals
. where we are at in our lives
. how we can get to where we want to be
. how to focus more on the NOW and let the LATER fall into place

. travel NOW. establish permanence in living situation/career LATER.

every trip/vacation/excursion i embark on, whether big/small, near/far, i learn something about myself and our world. these experiences are personal, crucial, exciting, inspiring, eye-opening, and jaw-dropping. right now in my life it makes sense to GO!

travel + inspiration = argentina. argentina or bust 2011 spring or fall. until then, grand canyon, a surf destination (baja?, spain?), and mountains.

check out this sweet argentinian pad for some tasty inspiration:

borrowed from black*eiffel. (awesome blog, by the way.)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

yea GIANTS!!

design presentation board/proposal for giants clubhouse manager's office.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

shedding more light.

and more awesome lighting solutions by currey & company.

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Light up my life.

Check out some gorgeous lighting options by cyan design!

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Saturday, December 11, 2010


etsy is my new favorite spot to shop for unique hardcrafted and vintage gifts. find something special for the ones on your list and support artists/creatives/collectors at the same time.

a couple items on my etsy wishlist
jewelry by brideblu. natural/uncut jems in rough organic settings.

vintage picnic basket! i have ALWAYS wanted one.

wall stencil art by WowWall.

ornaments and more by annerstreet4home.

super cool south western print vintage weekender from the vintage cauldron.

handmade fingerless chunky cable knit bamboo gloves by gknit.
be wishful. be generous. be grateful. just be.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

MCM in santa barbara.

check out this mid-century modern beauty in the santa barbara foothills! wowie! im a neutral-palette girl and i love the use of bright color splashes that don't take away from the monochromatic neutral scheme here. clean lines, cozy organic textiles, casual furnishings, and soft lighting balance the simplicity of the architecture.

this peaceful interior design is by sbdigs.


ive got desert on my mind as i am steps away from solidifying a grand canyon and sedona backpacking trip to kick off the new year.

while others are bundling up inside by the fire and partaking in chilly snowsports, let the desert warm your thoughts.

Arizona residence by architect, Doug Edwards.

cozy, but cool desert interior by sbdigs.

in the desert, outdoor living's at its best. borrowed from designwali.blogspot.

speaking of desert...when do we find out the 2011 coachella lineup?? on that note...i leave you tonight with this tune.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

♥ notes.

has technology killed the christmas card?? i sure hope not!

to fill your stationary and paper good needs for the holidays and beyond, check out these unique graphic designs:

rifle paper co: borrowed from a friend's blog (thx shannon!). silly vintagey cards and customized prints.

pancake & franks: simply cute.

PBLQ: eco-friendly pop up cards and wood-grain patterned gift wrap.

lucky bee press: on etsy. cute holiday animals and cheery scenes on cards and coasters.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

testing...setting up links

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i aspire...

this inspires...

niche interiors is a local sf-based design firm started by a talented young woman. i stumbled upon her work today published in california home+design magazine.

watermelon room!

clean white symmetry.
more fun with patterns.