Tuesday, November 23, 2010

No. 005 *Do You Wake Up Underwater?

Does this ever happen to you? I am waking up this morning in a total underwater bog. Slow and heavy. I have been too busy... painting, catching up with friends, working, running, and little to no sleep. There is never enough time for that. Tonight will be a late one at work as we are presenting the second phase of our Villa/Hotel design to our client in China. These meetings start late, run long, make me with I spoke Chinese. There is something fascinating about this new world of design I am in. But I am so tired. Everything is in a bit of a rush with this short week (Thanksgiving).

I am dedicating this mornings posts to  Alexander Mcqueen's Vogue Nippon May 2010" The Girl from Atlantis". Perhaps there is some comfort and peace in these underwater mornings. This photo shoot is enough to make you forget yourself. Enjoy, and happy Tuesday.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

No. 004 *Oooh. Ahh. Mui Mui

I am so enchanted by the image below from Elle Russia, Mui Mui collection (May 2010 I believe....). I found myself up a , sitting on the wood floor of my new little flat in Venice Beach, scribbling away with markers. Then Paint. Then metallic pens. Having worked for a few years out school in commercial design... (think cold, sleek, "cool") I have found myself surprisingly delighted by all the frivolity and excess of hospitality/hotel design. It feels warm and extravagant. I want to pile up in fux fir, gold jewelry, glitter and sparkle, anything excess. Yes Please. It's like eating chocolate.  I love love love.  Please excuse the grainy iphone photo... Add new camera to my list of 'to buys...'

*Note to self... eventually... consider buying furniture for the new apartment. While my- just moved to Los Angeles on your own... budget has left my new home a bit bare bones, my back is in drastic pain after all that craning. Ah well! Happy Sunday.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

No. 002 *grayscale

Speaking of lovely ugly things... some old photography images I've held onto for years. I am not sure how many of these actually started out as black and white images... but these are stunning.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

No. 001 *trading ice for water

So, Venice beach is my new home sweet home. I've made the exodus... my past life in middle America fading behind me. I've officially traded the snow and ice of Denver, Colorado, for a slightly warmer climate. Bigger city. Allot more sand. I am up and coming designer/artist/interior stylist/architect/meandering creative soul... new to the LA design scene. I am excited to see where life takes me in my first adult leap. I have accepted a position as a designer at a top Hospitality/Hotel/Resort design company where I am learning the ropes of what I like to call 'design in excess.' More on that later.
Speaking of all things lovely, ugly, what a perfect place to find myself. Venice Beach, and Los Angeles are full of it. I love that about this city. I have always had a personal bent towards those designs that make you raise you brow and hmmm. Wonder if you should love it or hate it, laugh, or judge, but cant help being curious. My external hard drives-bloated with inspirational images- its time to get some of it out in the open to be shared, hopefully in a somewhat cohesive way. Here is to all things design- interiors, architecture, art, graphics, fashion, photography. All things lovely, ugly. I hope to see you around.

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