Thursday, July 30, 2009

outdoor bathing. maybe later

one day, when we have that great little house by the water..there will be the outdoor shower. there is nothing like bathing in the open air (summer of course, unless you live in palm springs a bit more year round).
i took this shot recently at the ace hotel, palm springs. they converted an old howard johnson motel, into this modern, casual and welcoming trendy hotel (a bit too trendy for my grandma pace).
props to their design team....they actually made this cinder block wall a bit softer by painting it white, and functional with a shower next to the pool. you would think a practical option, but the pool was not chlorinated, so the whole weekend i did not see one person partake. at least it was nice to look at.

the race is neutral can i go

i'm a sucker for the bark, dirt and straw pallet. i know...everyone keeps telling me it is tired, but i promise to never tire of it.
i'm officially on the hunt for that great woolly blanket with the wide stripes in neutrals. its so casual LUX to me, but i'm not sure if i could be any more broad in discription.
lets take a moment and take note of the wonderful fern as well...our SPLASH of color.

the best cab ride of my life

i'm back from a long haul to asia. everyone said i must take as many inspiration pictures as i could.....well, there was no time at the end of the day, but i have to say everything i could dream of was in a taxi ride to a show room in Hong Kong.
i mean does this guy get it or what. he is bringing some sunshine and life along with him at work. the way he has this old plastic bottle fastened to the dashboard with an old piece of wire is perfect, and then his little bouquet of flowers doesn't get any better.
the best cab ride ever....his vibe was good and he was playing some patsy cline on the radio.
sorry about the dark quality of the doesn't do the feeling and emotion justice. used the old cell phone.