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Heading Home

In design on April 5, 2014 at 6:38 pm

Heading Home

We leave for Sydney soon. Been diving into The Design Files to get reacquainted with what’s going on. Lucy Feagins does such a nice job.

Architect at Home

In design on April 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm


Ray Kappe’s Los Angeles home is covered in Dwell this month. Split level. Timber, concrete and white. Warm and modern. It’s perfect. 

The Perfect Cup

In design on April 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Huset, one of my favorite stores on Abbot Kinney, stock these simple, bold cup and saucer combos by Anna Kravitz.  On my wish list.Image

All About Food

In design on April 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm


I just covered three great food blogs over on Purple Clover – BroadAppetite, My Blue and White Kitchen and Manger. So looking forward to getting into the kitchen with some new inspiration. The salmon salad above is from Sini, the Finnish grad student behind My Blue and White Kitchen. 

Three Weavers Beer

In design on April 1, 2014 at 10:12 am


Three Weavers, my favorite local beer makers have a Kickstarter campaign that needs your support. I came across them at a Tastemade event a few months ago and they make truly delicious beer  … promise. Plus I like they’re logo design.



In design on April 1, 2014 at 8:34 am

There’s something perfect about raspberries and full-cream milk. (Is it my imagination or are all things fat-free  fading from the shelves right now?) There is nothing more delicious than creamy milk, granola and berries for breakfast. And still loving the ceramics we nabbed at IKEA. They are off-white – yes, we broke our all-white rule! They remind me of Heath Ceramics - which we will own one day. One day.


Home Office Joy over on Design Milk

In design on March 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

I’ve long been a fan of Design Milk. Jaime Derringer does an incredible job over there … and I am completely envious of the cool house she and her husband bought last year. Jaime’s launched a home office competition – send in pics of your cool work space and you’ve got a chance to win a very nicely designed laptop. Check out all the details here. I love that she’s using Pinterest for the judging process – very clever. I’m going to enter my home office…although I clearly need to take better pics.


My Latest Instagram

In design on October 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Lunch. Simple. Prosciutto and tomato and parsley from the garden. #thisisadesignblog

Murray Fredericks

In design, food on October 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Show of his photographs at Annandale Galleries. Wish I was in Sydney…it ends Dec 10 and we arrive a few days later.

My Latest Instagram

In design on October 25, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Dark with light trim #thisisadesignblog


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