Sunday, September 27, 2009

DIY Cubism

As you can tell, lately, I've been on a MASSIVE Apartment Therapy kick. Sorry for all the re-posts, those of you who are faithful AT readers, but I just can't help myself!

This canvas is covered in paint chips to make up Marilyn Monroe's famous visage.

This Abe Lincoln piece is a canvas with painted squares of varying colors of grey.

"The Lincoln portrait was done by pixelating a photo and boiling it down to 9 shades of gray (both done in Photoshop). I built the canvas, gridded it off in 2 inch squares, and mixed the different shades of paint. At that point it basically became a paint by number
" - from AT.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Felt Furnishings

Need a crafty project? I do. Maybe I'll try this:

Find How-to instructions here. Buy the book here.

Friday, September 25, 2009

LA Musician's Loft

I'm in LOVE with this post from AT: A Midcentury Modern Musician's Loft. The owners are pretty famous musicians living in Longbeach, California (just South of LA). I love what they've done with this huge warehouse space- they've separated it with a wall system on tracks for flexibility! They have private space, public space, and work space, all of which flows and feels like one beautiful entity! I also am crazy about their midcentury-antiquey-artsy eclectic style! Nothing is matchy-matchy, but everything goes. Check out these pictures and head over to the original post!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Finn Juhl "45" chair

I know I've seen this chair before. But I hadn't paid much attention to it until I saw it was inspiration for one of the AT Design Showcase's Semifinalists. I love the organic flowing lines. It's warm and inviting and classically beautiful.

Photos from the Finn Juhl.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Design Sponge

We're on DESIGN*SPONGE! See the great write-up about our Scamp renovation! Thanks to Grace at DS for the kind words!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Party at the Fig

I had the opportunity to go to a birthday party at the fabulous Hotel Figueroa while here in LA. The Los Angeles Times reviewed this Moroccan themed hotel and described "the ornately tiled bar with its flickering candles, well-worm wooden stools and tranquil blue pool are the perfect place to enjoy a mojito with fresh muddled lime." The ambiance was great (the food was not) and I immediately wished for a middle eastern trip.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Camper Rennovation

Finally, we have current photos of the Scamp, showcasing all the renovating work we did. In case you don't remember what it looked like when we bought it...


the bed that doubles as a table and banquette

the "kitchen"

the bench that turns into a bunk bed


We designed the renovation ourselves and T did all the work himself, which includes:

brand new axle, wheels and tires
new spare tire and rim
fiberglass shell made water tight
fiberglass shell re-enforced around frame
door was re-fabricated and sealed
semi-primed and ready for paint job
new door locks
all new exterior outlets and connection (city water, electrical, etc)
new plug for exterior power chord
new trailer lighting harness
bumper re-painted
new reflectors on all sides
includes hitch with double bike rack
trailer tongue lock, ball lock and hitch lock with master key

brand new faux hardwood floors
new vintage color green upholstery
new curtains
new paint everywhere
custom cabinets and new hardware
new table top
customized temper-pedic bed topper
installed window ac unit
plug-in space heater
camper toilet (stows in built-in cabinet)
electrical wiring completely redone
new GFCI outlets (4 outlets total)
new plumbing including faucet
sink drains to grey water tank
city water connects to faucet
new electrical fridge
18" flat screen HDTV with AV connections for laptop or DVDs
track lighting with dimmer and frosted glass shades over kitchen
coat hooks
closet refitted with drawers for storage
new bungees for securing doors while driving
new Coleman propane stove, for use indoors or outdoors

See our Flickr set to see photos of the entire renovation process.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Two Indulgences

Two things I really love: wine and coffee. I think I found this image on Design Sponge in a designer interview. I love this photo so much... I would love a huge print framed.

I wish I could remember where I found this image.....