30 September 2014

A HARMONIOUS CHAOS • HOME OF DIRK JAN KINET


As much as I love white walls, it's so refreshing and inspiring to see walls painted in a dramatic way like in this crazy beautiful and historic Mexican home of Dirk Jan Kinet. It's all in the nuance textures on the walls. It's rich and exudes a sense of romance. I just love the spirit of this home. Kinda like a "I don't give a fuck, I'm gonna do what I want" attitude. Some of my favorite homes usually have that sensibility. I love how he mixes old and new in chaotic and unusual ways, yet it's harmonious and thoughtful. See the rest of his home on Architectural Digest Spain. They're all so different!



Photography by Pablos Zamora

FUN DRAUGHT TIPS FROM ITALIC STUDIO



California is in a serious drought. And it's especially alarming after seeing these before and after photos of the golden state.  Even though I'm in New Orleans now and there's no shortage of water here, I'm still mindful of how much water I use. It's always good to be mindful about everything you do. Anyway, the talented folks at ITAL/C created a series of fun illustrations to bring awareness and tips to save water. My showers have always been quick and often on the colder side. I've know many people love their long and hot showers. I'm not one of them. If you love it that much, consider going to a spa. It's just a waste of time, too. I could be blogging! Also, I remember as kids, my cousins and I would race to see who could shower the quickest. I won. So if you got kids, that could be a fun activity.


I cringe a little about this yellow mellow one. It'll feel like a public bathroom where other people's piss is splashing all over and onto you. I remember nagging at my ex about it. Like, how incredibly lazy he was when he didn't flush right after. Now he deserves a trophy for water conservation!


How often do you guys wash your denim? I read that Levi's CEO recommends not washing your denim often. In fact, just don't wash them. The guy hasn't washed his in over a year. This apparently maintains the longevity of your jeans. I think maybe washing them twice a year is fine, depending on how sweaty you are down there. ;P

29 September 2014

FLEETING MOMENTS


Our friend Dillon made us gumbo on Saturday and it was the best gumbo I've ever had! He also has the prettiest door.


Fluffy pampas grass swayying everywhere.

26 September 2014

HAPPY FRIDAY FINDS!

Beautiful chandelier + beautiful blue chairs. What a great dining space. This is Emily Henderson's home featured on Domino. Photography by Brittany Ambridge. 

It's a Month! Giant tear-off 2015 calendar. Graphic and awesome! Buy a calendar to help fund their kickstarter. It's hard to think that a new year is almost here.

I've been cooking a lot, like five times a week for Ryan and me. It's great. It's healthier and it saves us so much money. This weekend, I wanna try this dirty Thai fried rice from Lady and Pups.

Have a fantastic weekend, my vintage vultures! 

25 September 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY


I''m currently updating my portfolio so I'm going through the archives to pull my best interiors, portraits and still-lifes. It's fun to see how much my style and also my photography has evolved. What I miss most is shooting with film. I need to get back into it. Anyway, I can't wait to share my new portfolio. It's about freaking time. And I'll have a brand new shop with new artworks! In the meantime, enjoy these fun throwbacks.