Friday, April 1, 2011

lost + found!!!

this blog may be coming to its end.  i am moving onto bigger and better things as i join forces with my dear and talented friend, shannon, as we embark on an entreprenurial adventure.  our new blog, lost + found, is the beginning of a several-step biz plan.  and let me tell you, we have some pretty BIG plans that we are AWFULLY excited about!!  new and improved logo and page coming in the near future as well as more details about our business model and plans.  :)

take a peak! please follow us and join the fun!  id love to hear any advice/input along the way!  xoxo!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

etsy the bestie!

some recent finds on etsy.

vintage yellow jar. brightwall vintage.
lamp made from motorcycle parts. betsy ryaland.
handmade reclaimed kitchen island/table.  bone yard fabs.
oak stump. real wood works.
map ca. 1901. vintage paper works.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Broken Fingaz - Graffiti Stop Motion

this one is pretty amazing too. winner of best stop motion short.

disposable film fest.

one of my faves from the shorts i saw tonight at the gorgeous castro theater.
how sweet and heart-wrenching is that?

Sunday, March 20, 2011


i feel like after 27 years ive finally found my calling....or maybe ive know what it is and im finally going for it!!  im an entreprenuer at heart...have been coming up with ideas (both good and bad) for as long as i can remember.  my most recent idea has turned out to be pretty flawed so ive moved on.  what ive moved onto is BIGGER + BETTER!  i have a rockin biz partner and we have been having a ball every step of the way...and plan to continue to do so.  domain name has been purchased, blog debuting soon (on april fool's day, to be precise), TONS of networking plans, brainstorming every moment of EVERY day, and meeting with the bank to discuss options TOMORROW.  yep, we are movin and groovin!  i am in LOVE with the way my life looks through this new plan!  and i am proud to say that even after all these years of hearing 'good things come to those who wait' and NEVER believing it...i am NOT waiting any longer.  i have ALWAYS believed that good things come to those who create them.  im making my own opportunity (with the best help ever!).  im going to be 50% responsible for creating something really cool from nothing!  i LOVE that!

can barely contain my excitement...and looking forward to letting you guys in on the plan!

lots of love.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

modern farmhouse.

taking care of biz this morning.  after 2 days of nothing be relaxation, loads of sleep, a couple good bottles of wine, and some local sight-seeing, it felt good to get up early and start taking care of business.

found this amazingly gorgeous up-to-date take on farmhouse style living on doorknob.  originally an older/more traditional brick home, this now not-so humble abode was kicked up a couple notches.
at night...oooooh!
interesting angles throughout!
more angles, geometry, creative lines.
concept rendering.
see more conceptual drawings at ooze architecture's site.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

mill valley.

spent my day off yesterday roaming the quaint downtown streets of mill valley in hopes of finding some design inspiration, biz ideas, and good coffee.

mission accomplished!

@ coffee raostery mill valley.
perfectly creamy americano for a beautifully gloomy day.
@ maison reve.

french antique. old kitchen storage. if i only had a spot for this one...
awesome cocktail table/chest. great storage. solid wood.
won't you come join me??
@ summerhouse.
i just made out with my life! ;)
outdoor chair. fell in love with the clean lines and kitch/casual cushion.
vintage bergere. contrasting textures...mmm.


this amazing design book came home with me :)
replica of a sweedish antique sideboard. great storage!

Monday, March 14, 2011

time for change.

and the clocks move forward allowing more sunshine in our lives!!! (well once this rain stops, at least!)

some cool clocks to help you keep track of the time:

old school flip clock. borrowed from blog: wanken.
mid century mod. cb2.
vintage watch face. love this! etsy: art925.
victorian-esque handmade clock. available in other colors. etsy: cats paw pottery.
time is of the essence! go gettem!

film fest.

the disposable film fest is coming! opening night is march 24 in sf @ the castro.

watch the trailer...looks pretty cool!  short films done on non-fancy equipment like cell phones and webcams.

see ya there?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

arte de fleur.

my tuesday play day comes at the perfect time to visit the de young as the museum kicks off the bouquets to art exhibit! this exhibit benefits the fine arts museums in sf.

come smell the roses with me!

treasure hunt.

x marks the spot. and the hot new spot is treasure island!! according to 7x7 mag, TI getting a flea market! the fun kicks off memorial weekend.
bring on the foodie trucks, hidden gems, amazing people watching...and all this with a killer view. :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

storage with a story.

saw this in a window yesterday:
reminded me how much i like old things...especially trunks. sweet storage that can double as a table or bench.
love the color/texture in this room! yum! from interior design sense.
awesome color! from etsy: tag sale finds.
a little more ornate. from etsy: encore T gallery.
and this one i kinda just really want. guessed it! etsy: old crow farm.
what kind of junk you got in your trunk?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

green thumb.

really cool do-it-yourself planter box and planting table from scout regalia.

planting table. 
planting table instructions.  download.
planter instructions.  download.
looking forward to spring blossoms and herb sprouts!  wake up and smell the roses!

Monday, March 7, 2011

the gorge is GORG!

sasquatch, i think i might really be coming this year!! tunes, booze, sun, views, besties, campfires...sweet, SWEET music to my ears!

heaven, possibly...?
details for the sold out show.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

back to the future.

really awesome photo project by Irina Werning.  take a step back in time...

see lots more here.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

science nerd alert.

DNA--->ART.  turn your own genetic footprint into art.  pretty cool.  i remember isolating my dna in a bio lab years back...

simple process:  dna collection packet is sent to you, you swab the inside of your mouth and send back, the dna is treated, purified, isolated by scientists. then a high resolution photo is taken of the genetic content.  this photo is then transformed into art by designers.

check out DNA ART US for more info.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

dance dance dance.

just signed up for a biz training course orientation and started the bidding process on a domain name!! :)!! ...makes me wanna dance, dance, dance!!! so excited!

lykke li (awesome!) + el perro del mar (awesome!) = awesome-ER!!!

so CUTE!! who wants to dance?

houdini is magic!

YouTube a song from me too you. houdini by foster the people. today is back to work after 10 days off...this one takes me back to coronado beach.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

see ya february!

thanks february, you were great! so much quality time with sisters, friends, and family; 10 vacay days including a beachin' bday!; & the start of a plan that i LOVE.
left: ranunculus from ma. such a gorgeous delicate flower...and maybe a new fav (actually, i could NEVER chose a fav) right: matryoshkas...3 of them. perfect! letterpress calendar from paper source.
march will no doubt bring greatness in better weather, unlimited bikram yoga, my LAST dept payment check being sent off!!, enrolling myself in some business education courses, research, more research, trips to the flea market, and some live tunes!

foodie day.

bday celebrations haven't ceased and i have been spoiled by friends and family in the food/booze consumption BIG time this year.  so fun!

some local foodie recommendations:
start the day @ sweet things in beautiful tiburon.
cute lil hole in the wall in a small strip mall near the water.  YUM dark chocolate mocha. kick-start your engine!
bday lunch with/from my bestie! thanks! @ the grove fillmore.
disagree w/ yelp here...if patrons had a greater appreciation for ambience, were aware that they serve the giant-est mimosas in town, and knew the secret i was let in on of ordering the benedict "dave's way" (thanks, ry!)'d no doubt have a higher review.
cap off the day with a panini and wine @ paninoteca and wine bar inside napa style's flagship store in yountville in the napa valley.  chef michael chiarello really knows how to make a mean melty sammie and tastes at the wine bar help you chose the perfect vino to pair with your meal.
the waistline is happy to hear that the celebrations and overindulging are coming to an end ;) (for now...) cheers!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

estate sales.

7+ estate sales under one roof!  and that roof is local...right here in oakland.  vintage settees, unique art, antique sterling flatware, depression glass, old writing desks.  from louis louis, stickley, to mid-century mod, who knows what treasures you may find...

ill be heading out tomrorow to see what's left!  click for info.