Wednesday, October 22, 2014

new york city

anthora, a beautiful name and vision that is so uniquely nyc. someone should write a song about you
empire state, pigeon, metro card and pretzel... i'm homesick for fall in the city

this big apple mobile is available exclusively at michele varian in soho.  there are only a few, so run! don't walk to 27 howard street and crosby (cross st.)
 here's a sneek peek of a few more mobiles i sent off to michele varian
hurry! hurry! reserve one before they're all gone

Sunday, October 19, 2014

sunday at west elm los angeles

this morning, i dropped off some arrow mobiles
 and  strings of succulents at west elm on beverly in los angelels
i adore this store, filled with fun and a ton of  folks today
  as the brilliant and witty brittany castellano of a handcrafted home was hosting a DIY watercolor textile workshop

* there are now 3 mobiles at west elm local/ l.a. to choose from: twig, succulents and arrows
 (with a limited amt. of each available) get one before they're all gone!

Monday, October 13, 2014

uncommon goods
i say this every year, but this year i'm really gonna do it ---
order those holiday gifts early!!!!!!
and this time i found the perfect one-stop-shop:
uncommongoods, based in brooklyn, new york is a privately-owned retailer that has unique gifts for almost everyone on my list.
* this sweet pineapple ukelele (found here) is spot-on for my best friend's little one, born in hawaii.
*i know my sister will love this brilliant african wax print pillow (found here)
*every year my brother in-law gets socks, it's tradition!: these shark socks( found here)
* and astrology lockets for my neices (found here)
shopping for babies and kids? (find more here)

*recycled wine glasses(found here) for my brother and his girlfriend, who are always taking week-end jaunts to napa
* an awesome print of all the surfboards in california (found here) for my surfer-girl cousin
*my husband, the musician and avid record collector, will get these recycled record book ends (found here)
*a colorful and sparkly bangle jewelery box for my daughter (found here) 
*hail michigan! for my dad who hails from there, the great lakes topography art (found here)
shopping for your  father or husband ? (find more here)
* and for me, if anyone's paying attention, hellloooo, the pixel rose rug that was  featured on a beautiful mess(found here at uncommongoods)
love, love, love 
shopping for your wife/ women? (find more here)

hoping to make your shopping this holiday a little easier and ethical too.  uncommongoods makes it  their "mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers. most of the products they sell are "made by hand and are created right here in the USA, and about one-third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials."
follow uncommongoods on fb here to keep up on their latest additions of beautiful, handmade and recycled gifts. there's something special for everyone.

Friday, October 10, 2014

house home

ok, so there's a zillion other things i should be doing but i can't help myself when it comes to making new things. inspiration is something that must give way
forget about cooking dinner or cleaning house... it's friday anyways!
 today i am at home in my house
self contained
just like sunny,our adopted/rescue calif. desert tortoise who roams the backyard. 
free to do as he pleases
president obama is visiting this area today to "declare the majestic san gabriel mountains a national monument"   it's wonderful to see these beautiful mountains appreciated.
also another good reason to stay home and avoid the "obama-geddon" traffic.
now to order a pizza!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

bon fortune

this collection of mobiles: now on their way up the california coast to bon fortune!! a boutique located in the quaint beach town of carpinteria (just south of santa barbara) one of california's best beaches
stop by and say hi to owner, gina.....
and a big merci beaucoup! from me

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

hug a pineapple

new! panda pineapple holiday/anyday ornament
chalk drawings by big sister, calliope
t-shirt by dole,  thrifted:  vtg 70's pants by billy the kid 
(the little red- head neighbor boy had the same pants growing up... or maybe they were sears toughskins? i remember all the kids had big iron-on knee patches...ha haaa! i wonder why?!! a good style to bring back for kids who play outdoors alot (this guy:)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

mustang sally

a friend has just moved into a new little apartment in stockholm, sweden  
for her: a special mobile to add some cheer
she loves guitar, neon pink and mustard
 and has a faboo window cacti collection!
 i like the checker tiles in her kitchen and crates of bananas w neon pink tape in the next room

a  mustang horse was a must and a rainbow and horseshoe for good luck!
wishing all the best in your new place fideli,
for you: