Wednesday, July 27, 2011

breaking bread

this photo grabbed me at hello. ha, ha. really though, this feel and style is so approachable and so welcoming i want to recreate the emotion of this in my own world.

it totally feels lived in, loved, moderately eclectic with a thoughtful filter. i feel like i have started me weekend already with the ease this image is providing. the wooden spoons, the stacks of dishes, the etching, the simple line of the shelf, the bread...hey, where is the wine?

happy hump day. the work week is officially closer to an end than this morning. :) i'm totally tickled.

photo found on bam bam tumbler.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

quick cleanse

i've been helping a few friends with a few interior projects lately and the more i engage and try to help them find their vision and balance for their space, i realize i want less in my life and space (belongings that is).

these images found on trine thorsen's site helped jolt me back into my personal & ideal pallet...a blank one that can be layered and stripped away if needed. very symbolic for 2011 and going forward.

i noticed my friend at the ticking is getting her house in order too....something is in the air and it ain't spring :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

state of mind

i am still not ready for the work week...and i need to be out the door in 7 minutes. shoot.

i hope this finds you all in a relaxed state of mind after a great weekend. i know i am...maybe too relaxed.

image from hillside guest room. collection of lavender sachets (mini pillows). come on over and you can bury your face in these. it never gets old.

Friday, July 22, 2011

mark your calendars

Margaret Kilgallen (1967-2001) will be on exhibit at Ratio 3 Gallery in San Francisco until August 5, 2011.

Margaret Kilgallen was an influential Bay Area artist. Her work was strongly informed by craftsmanship, folk art, signage and letterpress: works that revealed "evidence of the maker's hand."

her work totally inspires me...the folk art that takes my imagination to a different time.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

work it out

what i would give for a little piece of heaven like this. my own work space, with its own door and window....and maybe a few items like the ones found in this photo.

i even think it would be enough space for brock streets retail space....:)

happy thursday, the weekend is almost here.

photo from an amazing new blog find junkaholique. thanks so much jeanette :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

one of these is NOT like the others, some may say crumb or crimeny...i'm saying crap. (sorry to offend) but i am telling you....i am the worst blogger ever. (crap, i've been surrounded by drama lately and i am feeling a bit dramatic i guess) ;)

i find myself searching for inspiration most days...and mostly at the very end of the day...and lately there has been "not a one" that caught my attention. maybe my attention span is failing me?

so, i was thinking about starting a monday routine on brock street, but do not want to set myself up for i am going to see how many mondays in a row i can post, so i can test myself and see if i will really stick to my guns.

this post is a hint at what my plans are....

AND..i really do love each of these images. each bringing its own energy to each space and the all work for me: handsome chic, primitive and industrial, less is more and a poached pup.

most photo's from bam bam

Friday, July 8, 2011

reality check

well....all i have to say is that last weekend was not as productive as i had planned. BUT, no complaints either as we really needed to enjoy hillside for what it is today and not get so wrapped up in what the potential is. it is good to take it all in and live a bit.

lots of walks, friend drop-ins, fresh local food, and plenty of sun to nourish the spirit. oh, and no alarms or early morning worry that the contractor is going to be there before i'm out of bed.

photo: reality of the current project pace. always moving things to protect them. then i finish the little project and put everything back until the next weekend. ha, ha, ha. one would think i would learn and just leave it all hidden away until completion...but that defeats my hearts in the moment as today is a gift.