Collage Artist: Catherine Dudley

Catherine is a good friend of mine that lives here in LA. Unfortunatly, she is leaving soon and moving to Austin. Catherine and I studied at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago together. Her work is so graphic, beautiful, and inspiring. I love her use of found objects, text, and color. You can view her work now at the Stellar Somerset Gallery in Palo Alto, California. In the meantime, check her out at CatherineDudley.com. PS> I'm hoping she's going to give me a piece of her art for our wedding gift.


New Identity for Saks

The designers at Pentegram are the best. I love what they've done with the Saks logo. Basically, they sliced into 64 components that are arranged in different configurations on bags and boxes.

Green Chicken Rocker

I came across this interesting sculpture in The NY Times Style Magazine from this Sunday. http://www.hayonstudio.com

Japanese Buddhist Textiles

Japanese Coats and Buddhist Futon covers made from antique and vintage Japanese fabrics. They would make awesome wall hangings. Beautiful pieces with spiritual characteristics. Available at www.srithreads.com.

Sustainable Furniture

Beautiful Eco-conscious desgns from Enviroment Furniture. Made from 100-year old reclaimed Brazilian wood. Their flagship store ERA is located at HD Buttercup in LA.


Doggie Sushi Bowls + PomPom Leash

I'm considering these items for Miss Mildred. http://www.furrylittlemonsters.com

Ralphie, Oh Ralphie

Great chairs at not so great prices! http://rlhome.polo.com/rlhome/default.asp


Color Meaning

I took this picture of lifevests when I was in the Bahamas. Lately I have been obsessed with the color ORANGE. Which led me to google it and learn what the meaning behind it is. Here are some other definitions of color.

ORANGE combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people.

RED is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure.

YELLOW is the color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. When overused, yellow may have a disturbing effect; it is known that babies cry more in yellow rooms.

GREEN is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision.

BLUE is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking, because blue suppresses appetite.

PURPLE combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. Light purple is a good choice for a feminine design. You can use bright purple when promoting children's products.

WHITE is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. White can represent a successful beginning. In heraldry, white depicts faith and purity.

BLACK is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery. When designing for a gallery of art or photography, you can use a black or gray background to make the other colors stand out.

Lovely Vintage Textile

Not sure who created this wall hanging, but it's awesome.


Calypso Home in Santa Monica

Yippee! Christiane Celle has opened a home store in the Brentwood Country Mart. So pretty to look at. http://www.calypso-celle.com/

Vintage European Textiles

Huge awesome modern pillows made from vintage fabrics. I also love their nightshirts. The fabric almost has a soft canvas/denim feel to it. They have alot more then what is on their site. Try emailing her for more goods. http://www.euro-linens.com/

Palm Springs Modern Show '07

We had such a great weekend. I love Palm Springs. The modern show was very impressive. Soooo many beautiful modern works of art. I was surprised to see that most of the vendors were all from the west coast such as Modern1.com, Farnsworth-Pierson, Downtown, VoilaGallery.com, PSModernWay.com, Reform-Modern.com, and ModernArtifacts.


Long Beach Modern Home for Sale

My realtor has posted a new well-preserved modern home for sale in Long Beach. It was built in 1951 bt the architect Anthony Thormin. http://www.uniquecaproperty.com


Sculptural Pillows

Another lovely Valentine's Gift Item. http://www.oromono.com

Lovely Porcelein

Think Pink! http://www.danimdesigns.com/


Perfect V-Day Gift

Kill two birds with one stone. Light a candle and pour waxy-oil all over your lover. Purchase it at http://www.jimmyjane.com/ and also enjoy their gorgeous gift wrapping.

Le Labo

I was recently in NYC and stumbled into the Le Labo store in Nolita (right next to my old favorite restaurant Cafe Habana). I was so impressed with their interior design, packaging, products, and website. http://www.lelabofragrances.com/

Juara Spa Products

Beautiful packaging and soothing scents. http://juaraskincare.com/