Monday, July 26, 2010


I'm feeling so at ease, almost like some kinda daydream! Just a few more hours before I'll return to the land of lala and make believe!

images via design shimmer, automatism, pia ulin

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy Weekend!

If I go missing...don't panic...I'll be right here! Hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

images via Pia Ulin

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Villa Augustus Hotel

Oh yeah...take me here! I'm ready for my next adventure and the Netherlands is calling my name. Villa Augustus Hotel has all I could want in one single stop...Gardens, Restaurant, Hotel, and Market, please make it stop:-)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Hope you all stay cool and have an awesome weekend filled with lots of play and belly laughs!

Oh and if you are in LA and looking for something fun to do check out the LA Flea Market at Dodgers Stadium and if you do remember to wear sunscreen! It's supposed to be a scorcher!

Image via Terry Richardson's Diary

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Church of Living by Zecc Architecten

A sacred space turned modern living space, would you want this to be your place?

"Sacrum and profanum, the holy and the earthly, as the opposites, can not exist simultaneously in the same space. The border is sharp, or... this is the way it used to be. What happens when the profane enters the realm of the sacred? How do these two worlds interact in restored church buildings?" via design traveller.

Church of Living by Zecc Architecten

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Design Milk: The Beat Boxed 15

I'm a little late on posting my last The Beat Boxed: Beach House article, but since it feels like summer is just beginning here in Venice Beach it feels a bit more appropriate today! Enjoy!

Teen Dream by Beach House is the perfect album for these lazy days of summer. Lying beneath the soft sultry sound is something a little deeper and slightly darker than what may initially appear at the surface. You might even say it’s something to the likes of a David Lynch movie. It’s the slower than average tempo and the dreamlike beauty in the voice and instrumentation of Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand that flutters into your mind and dances around like it’s the only thing there. You all should know the rules at the beach house. Relax, Relax, Relax.

And do just that as you watch the video for the Norway, the first single off of Teen Dream:

Now I am just going to imagine I’m at the Lazy Ole Moon Motel in some rugged beach town. The evening haze sets in, and the air is warm and humid on this hot summer night. The hammock gently sways as the warm breeze blows through the open doors. Beach House playing in the background and the vinyl record and the fireplace crackle in harmony. The stone like ceramic chandelier casts soft rays of light throughout the room as the wallpaper appears to dance with the music, soft and seductively. And you can hear the crashing of waves coming from somewhere beyond and the sounds of the night beginning to come alive as I lay in that hypnotic state.

1. Striped Ceiling (source unknown) 2. Vintage Sign 3. Tres Tintas Perlas Wallpaper 4. Heather Levine Pottery Pendants 5. Le Beanock Hammock 6. Faded Rose Printed Rug 7. Manchester Stand + Portable MP3 TurnTable 8. Whale Ashtray (from Urban Outfitters, no longer available) 9. Table with yellow legs (source unknown) 10. Oiled Hardwood Flooring 11. Heath Ceramics Fireplace Tile

Well you know you don’t have to just imagine this. You can head over to the The Surf Lodge in Montauk, take your Beach House Teen Dream LP and spend your days of summer relaxing in the sun, doing yoga overlooking the water, or just detoxing. Sounds like heaven to me!

Oximoron House by Sketch

I know I say this alot, but this time I mean it! The Oximoron House by Sketch could very well be my dream home! The renderings are fabulous, the open courtyard is stunning, the architecture is sculptural and playful. I might just have to add some graffiti/murals to the interior courtyard walls, but other than that this concept is perfection!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ride Into The Sunset

I'm ready to take off across the city on one of these works of art, I guess we just call a bike. But I keep asking myself...what would I wear?! Ha, ha! I'm obsessing over the design of these one-of-a-kind bikes for Peugeot that will be auctioned off for charity.

Check it out at Nylon.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Stuff No One Told Me

I discovered this incredible blog Stuff No One Told Me (But I Learned Anyway) a few weeks ago and can't stop going back to it! And each time I do I figure out something new:-) Hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy these awesome illustrations from Alex.