Wednesday, November 30, 2011

axel salto


wardrobe wednesday

               one | two | three | four | five | six

    floral roundup is here :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011


found an old gap tag. stack the circles!

flower twirl girl

Vogue UK, 1968. Photo by David Bailey

Sunday, November 27, 2011


just bought Joni Mitchell's Blue album...for the plane ride back from Madison, WI.
can you believe it's my first album of hers? late on the game! I love it.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

what to do after THE MEAL

nice colors, p.s.

to you:

took a break from the pleased to meet you series today. I'm traveling to Madison, WI for the thanksgiving, any recommendations for that area? 
have yourself a nice holiday weekend!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


from a 1951 western catalog

wardrobe wednesdays

thanksgiving is almost here. what will you be wearing? I'll be wearing something stretchy to accommodate all the food I'm going to eat. :)
plaid dress, 1960s | Mexican polka dot bracelet, 1960s | sweater, 1970s | bowtie, 1950scream cheese biscuits, Dean and Deluca <--what? yes, please

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


paris vogue, 1969

while we were out

we went to the LACMA gallery for the California Design, 1930-1965 exhibition last week and there was so much good stuff to see! I snapped a couple pictures to share with you. If you're in the area I highly recommend this show...I'll go with you. again. it's that good.
I've got a part 2 to share with you next Tues!

Friday, November 18, 2011


mirrored arrangement of a photo brian took right outside our studio. 
it was so beautiful and fleeting.

happy friday friends!


type treatment for a 1977 Sears catalog

Thursday, November 17, 2011

pleased to meet you:

fun facts:

studied at the University of Iowa and wrote his thesis on lithography.

taught at Arizona State University.

c. 1950 - moved to San Diego and started selling his screen printed fabrics.

he was later employed as a graphic designer by the U.S. Navy at Point Loma's Naval Electronics Lab.

//he worked across several mediums including enamel, metal, clay, wood, marble, furniture design and oil painting. we came across his work at the California Design exhibition at LACMA and decided to look him up. his works are rare gems so if you happen to find a piece of his at a thrift store or garage sale, hold it tight! his wooden hand sculpture is rad.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

wardrobe wednesday

it's finally getting chillier here in southern california...and this invariably means scarves. 
lots and lots of scarves. 
check out these pretty designs from the Metropolitan museum's collection. 
the floral plaid with the pop of fuchsia is my favorite.

one | two | three | four | five | six

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

november newsletter

(a little peek at our november still life)

there's only a handful of words in the whole two pages. lot's of pretty images!
does that entice you?

while we were out

brian and missi went on a roadtrip a couple weeks ago up the west coast through san fran, point reyes, portland and seattle. sounds fun doesn't it? 
they managed to stop by the portland antiques show and found tons of inspiration to share...lots of american indian treasures.

It's been so long since I've been on a proper road trip, it's a much more hands on approach to traveling..which I like sometimes.  do you like to travel that way?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

pleased to meet you:

portraitone | two | three | four | five | six 

fun facts:

her first foray into textile design was in 1956, when she enrolled in a textile design course at Salford School of Art

she met fledgling fashion designer Ossie Clark (her future husband and collaborator) at a coffee shop near her school

in the 60's, she worked briefly at the wig department at Aldwych Theater...the production designer there urged her to start designing textiles again.

she gained international acclaim when she started designing textiles for Ossie Clark's collections

1974 - her marriage ended (Ossie spun out of control with drugs and partying) and she left the industry to raise her two sons

1984 - she opened her own shop in Notting Hill and filled it with fabrics designed for interiors

2006 - she collaborated with the English chain TopShop...In the first six minutes of her collection's release, about 1,000 of her dresses and blouses were sold. That same year she also decided to retire from managing her brand

her and Ossie

do you like her designs? were you lucky enough to get a dress from her collab w/ top shop? 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

wardrobe wednesdays

leopard print has endured as a staple over the years.  it's classy, with a bit of quirk.
 one, 1960s | two, 1960s | three, 1960s | four (might be cheetah print...), 1950s | five, 1950s

I don't normally wear a lot of animal print, but am always drawn to it.
I like it in small quantities (a scarf or a clutch), adding a little interest and sass to an outfit.
would you wear any of these? how would you style it?

check out Ava Gardner (1950s)...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

it's getting colder...

and that means warmer clothes. wool clothes perhaps? 

cool picture of wool sorters from here.


book cover design by Quentin Fiore, 1965

while we were out

Monday, November 7, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

don't shoot

Elizabeth Taylor

let the weekend antics begin... 

I couldn't get over the color and the # motif of this dress from the late 1800s! 
I wonder if that symbol meant anything?

find this and more on our pinterest page!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

pleased to meet you:

one | two | three | four | five

fun facts:

he was born in Paris, 1889.

he began his career as a fashion designer, but his work evolved into designing book bindings, and became of of the most notable luxury book binders of the 20th century.

two recurring characteristics of his style are known as "erradiante", which consists of guilt lines giving a three dimensional, optical illusion effect and "rayonnante", giving a sunburst effect.

::::::::::::the info about him was pretty sparse on the internet,  but the images were too cool not to share.

banana colored walls and belly jewelry

ok, summer, I officially miss you a little bit...
portrait of Cornelia Sharp by Slim Aarons, St. Tropez, 1972 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


sometimes I wish I had hair like him. not always, just sometimes... like today.

wardrobe wednesday

Tuesday, November 1, 2011