Friday, May 28, 2010

Coastal Textures

Since we are not heading to a body of water this holiday weekend, I am getting my fix by cruising through aquatic images.  Life Aquatic images that I am inspired by this week:
All images via respective websites or as credited. 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Urban Textures

Enamored with the urban textures created in Geotagger's World Atlas on Flickr.  It would be hard to choose only a few to hang on my walls, my must-haves are New Orleans, Barcelona, and San Francisco.  "The maps are ordered by the number of pictures taken in the central cluster of each one."  Amazing!  Which ones could you not resist?

Thanks Alicia for the buzz.

"Ta-da tie-dye" - Maya Romanoff

I often turn to Maya Romanoff for finish my hospitality design past there was never a project that didn't feature at least one of his wall covering products.  Yesterday as I was drafting a lil' blog post on inspiring textures and saving images of the Anniversary Collection something better landed in my inbox.  
1stDibs weekly Eye on Design emailer has a great write up on Romanoff's career starting with Woodstock and ending with David Rockwell collaborations.  What really captivated me are the photos of Romanoff's large scale tie dye installations where he completely elevates the art of tie-dye.  I honestly had no idea that this is where it all started but I can see the connection to the Weathered Walls and Weathered Metals Collections.  Read the whole article here: 1stdibs Introspective - eye-on-design - Maya Romanoff

 Images from 1stDibs

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Love Windows

fen·es·tra·tion  n. 1. The design and placement of windows in a building.

Fenestration was my favorite word in college...  Often windows make the building.  I spotted this clever advertising installation and just had to snap a few pictures.

So, do you love your view?

Monday, May 24, 2010


This is where you can find me every Thursday ... hanging with the "Special People Jesus Sent to Texas".  I love the bingo daubers; all of our discarded game tablets {i.e. losing sheets} are my new wrapping paper.
Maybe this week we will even get there early enough to sit at a table {not the stage}.

Friday, May 21, 2010

You are Missed

It has been two weeks since we lost Duke {Ellington not Blue Devil}.  So please bare with me while I get this out of my system.   I am not exactly sure when "good boy" morphed into "good Boudreaux"... somewhere along the way Will and I started calling him Boudreaux...I guess to us it just meant "my buddy".  I miss him everyday and all the sweet obnoxiousness that goes with owning a Lab...his tail could clear a coffee table in one sweep...he could bounce around like a lowrider with hydraulics...he thought he was a lap dog though he was only about 20 pounds lighter than me.

Without Duke we would not have met the best friends anyone could ask for in Charleston and in turn Will's first godchild....from our friend Rob Savoy {I added Rob's words to a picture of Duke in his favorite fountain}:

We have so many people to thank from our last months with Duke...we received lots of encouragement and support from our family and friends.  

Boudreaux, We hope that you are playing relentlessly at the beach in the sky!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Burning the Bowery"

Now this is a great pre-game anthem...
Jesse Malin and The St. Marks Social "Burning the Bowery"

Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social | MySpace Music Videos
......and so what if I am pre-gaming for BINGO {oh, I feel all my 30 years and then some!}

Illuminating Alfresco

We only have a few more weeks days of deet-free dining down here and what better way than to light with LEDs before you have to break out the citronella?  I love the modernist shapes of the Halley lamp.  The simple arch recalls the iconic Arco lamp and suggests an intimate surrounding.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gardenias in the Morning

Such a sweet smell.  Fresh crop in our yard...I wonder if our neighbors think I am crazy as I am outside in my robe harvesting a few each morning.  Gotta get them while they last... such a short bloom.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Happiness, and hippies and the perfect description of Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Really excited about the ACL line-up that was released this morning... 

Monday, May 17, 2010

Creating Your Own Industry

I am an avid fan of every Tom Dixon design.   His latest collection Industry advocates that one can "design, produce, and sell things yourself in very efficient ways these days".   Premiering at Salone del Mobile 2010 and also featured this month at ICFF he created his own "flash factory" to promote the idea  to produce locally and with your own means.  

Metropolis Mag also interviewed Dixon during ICFF 2010 with a quick shot of the "Flash Factory"

Tom Dixon - ICFF 2010 from Metropolis magazine on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Re-inventing the Wheel

Re-inventing the wheel...third wheels are turning........spinning search of a hamster wheel.......steering wheel......pop a wheelie.......wheel of many wheel sayings, I could hardly decide on a title.  More from the Art Car Parade this weekend.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Creative Drive

This weekend was Houston's Annual Art Car gathering of the minds...filling the city with so much creativity and love.  Annually we make a pilgrimage from our house to several bars in the Heights for frozen mimosas and beers, then cruise over to the parade route for chatting with artists, and lastly pedal to the metal back to our house for crawfish and more beverages. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Empty vessels make the most noise

I love Tapio Wirkkala’s Bolle Vessels and this look inside the artisan process has heightened my respect for the nearly half century old design of these beautiful vessels.
Photo by Alex Subrizi for Dwell Magazine.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Aardvark Manifesto

Despite the fact that we ran fifty feet of HDMI cable under the house yesterday this is my new manifesto.  I plan on keeping myself quite busy this summer and not zonking out in front of the television.
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