Thursday, November 14, 2013

got to get now

When looking at interiors, it is often the photographer who makes all the difference. The exact same space may not inspire you in person, but when seen through the photographer's lens suddenly it is moody, airy, solemn or joyful. Undoubtedly the most famous interiors photographer in the world is Francois Halard. I am obsessed with every space he photographs, and it is probably because of his eye. This book would make a great gift this Christmas for anyone who appreciates art, interiors, photography, or just plain old pretty books. Happy shopping!

Pop Art for nurseries

It is getting harder and harder to find cute art for nurseries. How great are these posters from Sweden's Modern Museum of Art? I love the lion and tiger together, or the King and Queen together. Adorable, and about $50 each!

Monday, November 11, 2013

dress for success

I love to wear dresses to work. I live in leather pants in the fall, and jeans in the summer, but I dream of having a job where I can wear edgy, creative dresses every day. Here are the two I am craving right now. Don't they say - "Dress for the job you WANT, not the job you have"?

DVF wool boucle with leather trim - in my fave color!

Tibi jersey and leather dress

Sunday, November 3, 2013

coat obsessed

Do you ever find yourself drawn to completely irrational things over and over again? In interior design for me it is tabletop items. I have never hosted a dinner party in my life, and I have several sets of plates, napkins, and utensils. I just love imagining the beautiful table all set with interesting pieces - though they are rarely used.

In fashion I am obsessed with coats. I have lived in Mexico steps from the beach, in the swamp heat of Louisiana, and now I am in sunny San Diego, and I cannot stop obsessing over coats. I have always loved them and I have several gorgeous ones. What I do not have is a puffer coat. I like the longer length and intense black hue of this Zara one.

What do you obsess over?