good morning and happy sunday! we’re deep into the heart of the holiday weekend and as much as we’re thankful for the things we have, it also happens to be the biggest shopping time of the year.
just when it seemed we had everything we could ever want or need, i came across some fascinating new gadgets that make life even more convenient and fun, aka, grown-up toys.
an older friend of mine tells me how in his youth it seemed like each day people would marvel and gasp, “what will they think of next?” and comment “well, everything’s been invented now!” turns out we’re far from it and the hits just keep on coming.
in this day and age we all want to consume less, buy goods that will last and have qualities that will truly help us become more efficient. of course, some things are just for fun and beauty!
these are just some of the hundreds of items i came across in the tech world that i’d love to have or give.
of all the things that last, tech is the one area that continues to change and evolve no matter how well we plan and buy. but some trends are here to stay like solar power and wireless capablities.
some inventions take current technology and sup it up.
i like the idea of mixing old tech and using it with new products.
or streamlining for efficiency, using less desk or counter space.
anything to get the creative juices going!
personally i can’t wait for a wireless world. till then, this is an unobtrusive extension cord, at least it’s pretty!
this turntable converts records into digital recordings.
my old-fashioned streak always looks for ways to find the old and new merging together. like the gramophone for example!
this device lets you control your entire music system from one central spot.
if you’re an apple lover, check out some of these inventions that aren’t even on the market yet (above)
of course there’s the old standbys
streaming player that sends netflix and hulu straight to your tv screen
this blog was full of interesting stuff including the printer above
the model of the building above was on the same blog. i just had to throw it in!
at my parent’s house we always talk about converting old slides and movies before they disintegrate.
how much fun it would be to show all the kids our old home movies. maybe a projector like this would get dad in the mood!
this great tool takes words right off the page and onto your hard drive. perfect for those passages you want to remember and re-read without having to try to find it or earmark pages.
maybe it’s a bit of a non sequitor but i couldn’t restit the musical stairs set-up for kids.
and mom says this blog entry wouldn’t be complete without a magic wand. this one changes the channel on tvs and dvrs!
finally, if you have a great idea or know a techy kid, check out the link above on Dupont’s website. they’re looking for bright ideas and are helping young minds develop them. it looks like a pretty cool program.
ok one more, a pretty audio cluch by rebecca minkoff.
i definitely fell in deep and could go on an on with the never ceasing array of amazing new ideas and inventions. but it’s a beautiful day and time to get out and enjoy it. maybe i’ll do something radical and leave my phone home. enjoy the rest of your weekend!
happy black friday! i hope you had a good thanksgiving. i’m home with mom and dad having a peaceful cup of afternoon coffee, just about to head out to a birthday party.
it’s a good time to be home and i’m enjoying the chance of pace. in honor of black friday i thought it would be fun to feature the color (or lack thereof)…
of course i’m just getting into it and it’s already time to go so i’ll have to make it quick!
i hope you’ll forgive the non-sequitors!
darn, time’s up, i’d better dash…luckily a little black dress can still change everything drab to fab in an instant! have a great friday night!
hello everyone and happy thanksgiving!
it never ceases to amaze me that we all stop for one day each year to get away from the ‘i, me, mine’ mentality and reflect.
giving thanks and stepping outside ourselves is sentiment we’ll share regardless of age, race, religion. gratitude is a universal principal!
and it’s the start of another beautiful holiday season.
i hope yours is entertaining as well as relaxing. so many times the holdiay are full of stress.
maybe it’s because we all have such different lifestyles, beliefs, passions and opinions.
i’d like this year to change old stereotypes and roles and become the ambassadors of our familes, peacemakers, mediators, thought provokers and rational conversationalists (my family gets into heated debates).
personally, i’m just happy you came by to share a moment. have a fantastic, memorable holiday!
hi everyone! how was your manic monday? it’s that time of year when everyone’s running around with an endless ‘to do’ list. so many of us strive for a perfection that’s completely self-imposed. it got me thinking whether sometimes Good can be good enough? does it always have to be full throttle?
i ran around today, but didn’t take that romantic, picturesque stroll i’d envisioned since it was way too chilly. but in my travels i did pass a favorite store that’s still going strong, pageant, purveyors of maps, prints, and ephemera. i couldn’t resist this little plate i found outside in a bin titled, costumes parisiens. this particular style is from the genre ‘les incroyables et merveilleuses’.
the desire to learn more about the image led me down a path of discovery and i had a lovely realization. that it was ok not to wait for more stuff to gather before posting a blog, or do anything at all. that it’s not about amassing more information or matter. just this piece of paper was enough to send me off on a tangent, allowing me to get lost in something completely off the radar. so instead of all the things i did and places i went, i’d like to take time to focus on little things behind the things and delve into them more deeply.
for instance, have you ever wonderered how to tell an etching from an engraving? well, this couple parisien got me exploring just that tonight. it all starts with a metal plate. you’ll see its impression around the image.
according to wikipedia: engraving is done with a pen on metal and etching is done with acid on metal. a wax covers the acid and [then gets written or drawn into]. etching eventually came to challenge engraving as the most popular medium for artists in printmaking. Its great advantage was that, unlike engraving which requires special skill in metalworking, etching is relatively easy to learn for an artist trained in drawing. everything from great works of art to images on money began with these techniques. these were the artist tools for creating such exquisite masterpieces for centuries, since the middle ages:
depicting women has always been in style. in fact this is where the term ‘fashion plate’ comes from! the one we still use today when describing a fashionista. these were also known as ‘costume plates’ and were all the rage from london to paris to new york until the early part of the 1900s.
you can see the lines and dots that create the design in the metal. i’m still unsure how to tell completely the difference but i’m assuming the older ones are going to be engravings.
something newer like this above would be an etching. by 1906 they were getting a little looser with the design technique and engraving had probably faded out.
soon it could almost look like painting. above are new york fashions in autumn of 1872. (just had to thow that in since i’m in the city but geeze i despise the victorian era)! a great collection of plates can be found in the claremont library via the links below each image. if you love the history of fashion, spend a few minutes and check out your favorite styles.
by 1913 fashion was at a whole new level and about to change again to the modern way we’re living now…in pants! the above is one of the costume parisien plates from 120 years ago! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_French_artists#Eighteenth_century
last but not least, the book above is one i came across and thought interesting. besides being about a great topic, it’s been completly scanned, and it’s public domain. it made me realize how precious books like this are and how we all come across wonderful out of print books. wouldn’t it be nice to scan them like this to share?
so that’s it for my little diversion. this is of course an endless rabbit hole and just searching the term fashion plate opened up a brand new world with so much history and beauty! but it is getting late so i’m off to bed, sweet dreams!
i read the title of this post on pinterest and thought how true it really was. for all of us! good morning everyone and happy saturday! we’re knee deep into autumn and i was hoping for a hit of indian summer as i’m heading to nyc for a week. it’s just not going to happen so i’ll be a big girl and take on the cold without complaint and get into the spirit of the city. the good thing about cold weather is being able to justify nesting (aka watching old movies and working from home. i think i’ll have to check out ‘rolled stockings’ below).
as much as i love my florida life, new york is like an old friend; familiar, unchanging, strong, welcoming, a veritable beacon of light, and of course, always ready to have a good time together. i’d really like to enjoy every minute of it absorbing all the energy and excitement it exudes.
no matter how the years go by there’s always such a glamour about new york and it never seems to fade. living there meant a lot of drudgery, trudging the streets with the days ending in utter exhaustion. but now it doesn’t have to be that way. things are different, i’m a visitor! it would be great to get my head out of the way i used to see it and hit that reset button. maybe we could go to the theater?
or dip in and out of the chill to see some of the buildings that are usually passed by with no time to explore. hit the met and the frick…and stay awhile!
new york was home for decades, now it seems so far away but as much as it changes every year, it stays the same in so many ways. we all just come through it and leave our own mark.
when i left it was because i was having a love/hate affair with the city. love that it was a never-ending source of surprise and delight. hate because there never seeemed to be any downtime to replenish and recharge.
i admire cities like new york, san fran, paris which were built so well, so beautifully functional, big worlds in (relatively) tiny spaces. it’s time to explore and not fight it. i’m hoping to take on the city to the fullest extent of the law!
it’s not like i’ll be shoveling snow any more! (one of the reasons i left was digging out my car each winter)
i love to think of the nyc’s past and those who put that first glittering stamp on it. it’s one of the reasons i fell in love and stayed under her spell for so long. despite the difficulties of winter and the work, work, work mentality, there is still a shine i always try to find in my search for a bit of old mixed in with the new.
i’ll bring my real camera everywhere and look for those magical moments when time stands still.
well it’s time to pack. i’m channeling these timeless fashion divas for a little warm and stylish inspiration.
fashion, cities, people, we all change. yet a city like new york remains unchanged in so many ways despite the hardships she’s weathered. something to ponder and a city to treasure. and it’s nice to know some things stay the same no matter the year, time or place. have a spectacular weekend!
Good morning and happy monday everyone. i hope you had a wonderful weekend and are getting ready for a productive and fun filled week. i’ve been listening to a lot of TED talks lately and this morning’s blog comes from one i heard while taking a nice, hot shower. the speaker mentioned a fantastic invention. we often take water for granted but it’s the single most important element in life. i wanted to spread the word of this ingenius mechanism with the hope of sending it to so many who need it right now in the phillipines. it’s called LifeStraw and it purfies any water into instantly drinkable water. i’ve always wanted to visit the phillipines and hope that they will recover with help from all around the world. on top of the mess, tourism is off. i thought this was a good way to lend a hand however small and help this magical place restore their world:
Typhoon Haiyan has destroyed the infrastructure in coastal areas of the Philippines, leaving millions of people displaced, without shelter and access to safe, clean water and sanitation.
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“Our #1 priority is water…The water is very dirty with E. coli, just dirty sediment and sand, and people are bathing in it,” Cogan said. “They’re also drinking it, unfortunately, which is making them sick.”
-Judy Colgan with Global Medic, as told to CBC’s Chris Brown.
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good morning everyone and happy monday with a special shout out to all the vetrans (my dad and brothers included) who have worked to protect our way of life so that we can choose to do whatever it is we want, all day every day.
i’m starting the week off for the first time in a very long while with no deadlines, targets or obligations, self imposed or otherwise. it’s a great feeling, one that i want to savor and decide which way to take my brand and in fact, my entire life.
i spent (too much) time on pinterest last night looking though the beautiful images. they never have a pattern while you’re pinning but once you look them over in the morning light there’s always a thread or two that can be loomed.
today that weave was one of openness…the idea that infinite potenital is in any place we look for it.
that there is magnificence in everyday objects we often take for granted.twogirlsonaworldtrip.blogspot.com
it’s in the hand of a fine linen
in the spines of old books
thae handiwork of our fore sisters
the fur of a kittenmordmardok.tumblr.com
the mystery of nature
or the elegance of others
today i’m starting with the phrase, ‘this is the first day of the rest of your life’. my grandmother had that plaque hanging on her kitchen wall and now i’m channeling her. what does the future hold? where can i help most and what is my purpose? these are questions we all ask, and for the first itme ever i feel like i can direct the ship. and with an open horizon, what will fill the next chapter?
i hope to create, grow, recapture my inner child! and make the world a little better each day. what will this day bring? guess we’ll see…i’m out the door now to find out. have a wonderful week!
good morning dear friends! it’s a bright brand new sunday and i hope you’re enjoying a wonderful wekend. it’s a special day over here, after months of prep (one of the reasons i’ve been MIA), we’re having a tastemaker tag sale on one king’s lane! it starts at 11 am and the link is here: https://www.onekingslane.com/sales/23884
as you may know, i’ve been in a minimilst phase for the past year or so and have been scaling back in all aspects of my life. after having ’the paris apartment’ for (gasp)! 20 years this year, i’m finally ready to say i’ve tried pretty much everything i’ve wanted to do in my career and now want to refine it to doing the things i truly enjoy.
putting this sale together reminded me of my true passion and why i got into this business to begin with. i adore the past. yes i love my technology too but i’m as obsessed as ever about the way we were able to operate before we had the help of anything but pencil and wit.
as all of you antique and vintage lovers know, there’s an energy we get just from being around old objects. my frend ellen talks about ‘wabi sabi’ when referring to how so many of us feel about (supposedly) inanimate objects. i looked it up just now and got this from wikipedia: wabi sabi connotes rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness, and can be applied to both natural and human-made objects, or understated elegance. It can also refer to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object. Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs.
as i’m getting ready for the girls to come over, i’m quietly going through the apartment and collecting the pieces i’ve been enjoying so much on my own nightstand and on the cocktail table and photographing them in the early sunlight. each one must have had a special energy to all come together and make up the collection we’re unvelilng today. i was just going through some of the items that are going up for sale and realizing that i’m going to miss some of them! i’ll give you a preview:
my obsession has always been all things boudoir and the relationships between people. this little book is in english and one i’ve been meaning to read since the day i got it. maybe i can read it in one sitting tonight!
i picked up this university book in paris and have leafed through it almost every day for a year. it never ceases to amaze me with what’s inside. drawings of interiors, jewelry, household accessories, everything that was de rigueur for a student to know about french design…
i adore the old calalogs from au bon marche, gallerie lafayette and au louvre! thank heavens someone knew to save them, what do we save today, and what’s worth saving?
i will truly miss some of these one of a kind pieces. candy is off at school this semester taking CAD and learning how to design furniture. i found these hand drawn pencil renderings in paris and had them framed. i have studies their intricacy and delicacy and will never get over the detail, creativity and lasting design they continue to have today!
i love the notes, the stamps, the numbering, the tiny basket of flowers on the back of the chair!
ooop! that’s the first knock on the door, i could go on and on but lisa is here to make some boxes so i’m off to play hostess and start the coffee. hope you enjoy the sale!!
hello dear friends, it’s been a while! i hope you’re enjoying your autumn. i’ve been running around and haven’t had ”the time” till right now to write about a wonderful trip i took to phoenix last weekend for a book signing.
i had no idea what to expect from the ladies of Sweet Salvage. just that kim, heather and stephanie were handling everything and we’d head straight to the warehouse in the morning. robert would pick me up and make sure i was delivered safe and sound. well, these gals (and robert, along with the rest of their crew) blew my mind with what they had going on behind the closed doors. before we even walked in there was a line around the block with shoppers who wait for this particular event. in fact, this sale is legend n these parts! and it was worth the wait. walking inside it was pure magic! i had never heard of their concept: it’s an ‘occassional sale” that pops up for just four days each month and focuses on a specific theme. this one (of course) was ‘french inspired’. the 12 vendors have full reign to interpret it and they took it to the limit. they’re each master artists of display and all have a flair for curating collections with both large industrial pieces as well as accents, down to every minute detail. the quality and quantity of french goodies made me feel like i was at the marche aux puces en Paris and boy was that a wonderful surprise! it was true soul food digging around for ephemera, souvenirs, art and furniture. turns out arizona is a rich pocket full of antiques. it’s bordered by four states and these guys know where to get the goods. the entire place was set up like a dream and torn apart by the afternoon by hungry buyers. they had this gorgeous room set up for me (above and below) and i couldn’t stop taking pics all day watching it go piece by piece. (i did get the statue in the first shot)! i can’t find my camera’s memory card but luckily the talented photographer, heather gill was there to capture it all. i hoped to blog about it in real time but haven’t seemed to master my time management yet. so i hope you enjoy the tour and although this one has closed, they’re already preparing a special holiday event in the next couple weeks. check their calendar to see what’s coming up on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Sweet.Salvage
well, again i hope you had a good time even if was an armchair visit. if you get the chance to go to phoenix (i hope to get back soon myself), check out this fabulous group of loving, creative people. i want to thank everyone at sweet salvage for making the day so memorable and special. i just couldn’t resist shipping some souvenirs home and can’t wait to get the boxes! lots of love to all my friends at sweet salvage!
Sales are held at:
648 N 7th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
Phone: (602) 279-2996
bonjour everyone, it’s been a long time! it’s officially autumn. i love this season, when october rolls around when we pull out that extra blanket and get the house cozy, even here in miami. it was hard to leave the nest but over the weekend i was invited to a party at one of my favorite places in the world, san diego. my dear friend Lori Chandler runs a collective known as ‘Vignettes’ on Newport Avenue in the heart of the town. she’s celebrating the 18th year and when she asked me to come and do a book signing i knew it would be an affair to remember.
first of all, lori thinks of everything. besides being a dreamer, enchantress, an intoxicating and playful soul, she’s chic and savvy and runs a business working with the best friends and co-workers imaginable. what they all did under that roof for this soiree was unfathomable! it made me want to move right in! whenever i visit i’m completely inspired by everyone’s collective joie de vivre, creativity and boundless energy! not to mention they made me feel like a rock star. i’ll take you for a tour of what went on last saturday…
it was night when i arrived at the airport. lori said she’d send a friend to pick me up. but she didn’t tell me it was the owner of one of the spaces at vignettes, designer extraordinaire (and a true modern day salon hostess), barbara gray. she pulled up in a convertible and handed me a scrunchie. “you’re staying with me!” was all she needed to say and whisked me into the beautiful abyss that was my life for the next 48 hours. it was dark when we got home and i heard waves crashing below. her hubby joked it was just a sound machine. i got to my room and found the chocolates they’d made with my book cover on them next to the bed. i knew i was in for some special treats but this was just the beginning!
in the light of day, i was floored by the magnificence of everything from barbara herself to her cooking, her home, and the glory that just is life in san diego! she whipped up a gourmet breakfast and got us together for the big day. she almost couldn’t tear me away but off we went.
i was greeted at the door by the one and only lori with and pomp, circumstance, welcome signs and lots of love.
when i stepped through the door i was changed forever. she had envisioned a party that would rival a gatsby shindig and personally i think she topped him!
every inch was a feast for the eyes and filled to the brim, dripping with sparkles, champagne, cake and savoir faire!
i’ll let you see what i mean…
in every cabinet rhinestones dazzled in the light
keepsakes, mementos and charms spilled out like champagne bubbles
every vignette was a celebration!
it was a masterpiece from a mastermind who got everyone into the spirit. it’s amazing what a little inspiration can do and how a book can spark the imagination…
the merchants who have spaces in the store all tend to have a french influence and there was magic in every direction. the collections were incredible!
they beefed up their shops for the event they really went all out! you’d have to go to france to find a better selection of goodies!
the enthusiasm permeated the entire store. and everyone expressed a real artistic flair, creating dressing rooms, gardens, beachy themes and elegant arrangements. debbie hung a bed upside down!
her closet displays were like candy…
i wish i knew who everyone’s space belonged to!
Mme. Barbara has two spaces, i think they reflect a couple of her different loves. this one was her beachy, provencal side filled with white porcelain, books and seashells. hence, cottage white!
on the flip side she set up an entire booth of black and white where she had furniture, accessories, and all the trimmings!
(photo: Syd Takeshta)
she made pillows and upholstered chairs and ottomans, styled every inch even made the piping with tiny french words along the edge!
i think i was just shocked by the amount of work that went in to each and every touch and the attention down to the smallest detail.
(click for larger images)
across the way was another terrific booth set up as julia child’s kitchen. this one is run by Robin Slominski of ‘Bistro Chic”. on one side she had the kitchen with cookbooks and made beautiful cookies.
and the other half was set as a charming little french apartment, complete with collections and displays.
once we got through all the booths, we went to the back where two special event areas were arranged.
the first was a tented french patisserie complete with pink oven, blender and flowers. it was adorable and was conceived and executed by stylist, monique hemminger. more of the unending attention detail! inside was the inimitable Kristy Lynn from ‘Sweet Insanity Bake shop’. she not only donned a marie antoinette inspired ship in her hair (that she handmade)! but was also serving her delicious macaroons.
(photo: Syd Takeshta)
no one could seem to get enough of her outrageous colors and flavors. check out what else she is doing: sweetinsanitybakeshop.co
Syd Takesha of london light photography kept it together by shooting the event and making sure we all had what we needed! she’s an artist and photographer and sweetheart. i wish my photos looked like hers!
finally, we got to a very special area that had been created for the signing. i couldn’t have felt more special.
(photo: Syd Takeshta)
it was like a vignette come to life.
(photo: Syd Takeshta)
it was created by a woman who wears many hats, she’s known as madame palooza, paris cowgirl and to me, Stunning Sylvia. (her hubby’s pretty great too)! she’s got a lot going on, including prop rentals and a great warehouse space. check out just some of what she does here: facebook.com/MadamPalooza
(photo: Syd Takeshta)
(photo: Syd Takeshta)
they staged the entire room and even had an old brigitte bardot film playing behind the tv screen on a laptop!
(photo: Syd Takeshta)
it was incredible to meet so many beautiful people that day who share a passion for life, paris, beauty and good energy. i can’t describe the love i had for everyone who traveled near and far to meet me and i treasured every minute!
thank you lori and barbara for a weekend i will never forget. Vignettes, happy anniversary! thank you too to all the people behind the scenes who made the magic happen. from husbands to vendors, cookie makers, clean up crews and stylists, they were all there, buzzing around keeping pillows plumped and pouring champagne, i wish i knew who everyone was but you know who you are!
truth is it went by in the blink of an eye. it was all i could do to leave and can’t wait to get back. the girls inspired to take the month of february and head out to california for a little road tripping and a lot of good old fashioned fun.
as i said earlier, lori has the most incredible spirit. she somehow came across this book and gave it to me just as i was leaving. it makes me think of her gatsby soul and reminds me we can make any place special our own villa, chateau, cottage or paris apartment. all we need are four walls and a dream!
having your friends around to enjoy it with you is the icing on the cake, no matter where you are!