Thursday, September 29, 2011


Lately I've run across some very interesting design choices and I thought I would share...

via Here
Disco Lady lamp anyone???

via Trendir
Perhaps, you need naked lacquered man to go with your disco lady.
via Trendir
via Trendir
Basically, if you can't make it to NYC just have the skyline printed up on your fancy settee...close enough, right?
via Freshome
via Freshome
And I thought roadkill hanging on your wall was strange...

Monday, September 26, 2011


via Tumblr
"Write a goal every single month to eliminate a mess from your life, and when you do - abundance will come in." ~Anonymous

Friday, September 23, 2011


One can dream, right? Technically, Fall begins today 9/23, current weather conditions need not apply. If a cold front comes in, this was written on the 19th, and I can't be held accountable:-) I'm ready for a new season. Here's what I'm dreaming of for this Fall season...

Tights, layers, new colors...oh, the fun!!!

fall color trend via here

Fun coats...I know it's TX, but one has to have hope.

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

A new du, perhaps...

Holiday parties. Yes, I know not Fall season, but they'll be here before you know it.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011


"When you paint success pictures in your mind, you initiate an inner process whereby your attitudes, hopes, aspirations, and enthusiasm are elevated in response to an image of a more promising future. Every person who aspires must first sell themselves hope, the promise of a better life."
U.S. Andersen
1917-1986, Author of The Magic In Your Mind

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Effective and Efficient
Until you value yourself,
you will not value your time.
Until you value your time,
you will not do anything with it.
~M. Scott Peck (1936- 2005)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Architecture, Shapes & Lines

I love architecture and especially, love the shapes lines created through it. Here are a few I'm currently in love with.

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

The Hamborn Abbey Extension by Astoc

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

House in Seattle designed by Elemental Architects. Cantilevering top story equals brilliant!

Cool house in Mexico City. Love all the elements used!

I'm obsessed with circle windows. There's a house being built on Mary St with far, I've refrained from jumping the chain link fence to take a peak. 

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Interesting Day

9/11 is always going to be an interesting day for me. Yes, like everyone else I remember exactly where I was when tragedy struck, at home in San Francisco talking to my mom on the phone. 9/11 is her birthday. Tough day to have a birthday, something one should celebrate.

With that said I ran across a very moving photo on one of the blogs I follow. Here ya go...

Friday, September 09, 2011

Words of Wisdom

"Inspiration is a by-product of discipline...simply getting up everyday and planning, plotting, sketching, setting up or actually applying paint to a painting." ~ Beverly Clarige, Artist, via Here

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Out of Chaos and Confusion

The man without a purpose is
like a ship without a rudder-
waif, a nothing,
a no man.
Have a purpose in life, and, having it,
throw such strength of mind
and muscle into your work
as God has given you.
~Thomas Carlyle (1795- 1881)

Monday, September 05, 2011


"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for."
~Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Travel Anyone

I think layovers in airports would be so much better if they had a more hospitable design to them like the following ones. One is in Switzerland and the other in London. I could use some international travel.

Naturally, the colorful terminal is my fav. Hello, bright jewel tones, how I love thee. Obviously, I need to go to Biel, Switzerland real soon. Andrin Schweizer Company did a beautiful job. 

The above is Biggin Hill Airport, London designed by SHH Architects. I think the muted tones would be a nice break from a harried travel day. Love them both!

Friday, September 02, 2011


I didn't think the weekend would ever get here...this pic sums this week up perfectly. Found this on French by Design blog...she too thought it was a perfect Friday post. Happy Labor Day weekend!!!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

New Month/Fresh Start

Promise yourself...
to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

to talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

to make all your friends think that there is something worthwhile in them.

to look at the sunnyside of everything and make your optimism come true.

to think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

to wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.

to give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

to think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.

to live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

~Christian D. Larson