Thursday, November 29, 2012

pleased to meet you: Auguste Herbin

portrait | one | two | three | four | five

fun facts:

French painter born 1882 and died in 1960.

studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Lille.

in 1906, his involvement with Cubism deepened when he met Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

wish list: books

it's not too early to start christmas lists is it? these books have been in my amazon wish list for a while now.

1. Harvesting Color - How to dye using natural ingredients! a recent obsession. we actually just added 
    this one to the library at the studio.
2. Gunta Stolzl - I love her colors and geo style.  more here.
3. Semi-Precious Stones - ok, I just want it for the cover. is that so wrong?
4. Los Angeles: Portrait of a City - there are some great photos of life in LA in this book.

are there more books I should have on this list? 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

British Vogue, 1966 + vintage shirt from our collection

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

friend: Summer of Seventy Eight

Summer of Seventy Eight is Summer Rapp's clothing line that launched earlier this year. 
Her pieces are unique (interesting textures, bold prints and unexpected details) and casual-chic. 
The California coast has definitely inspired her looks and the attitude is sexy and tough -- hello leather!
 I love the restrained tie dyed look of the pants and her sweaters look so cozy, with an edge of course.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

while we were out

Missi took these in Ohio when she and Brian were there flea-marketing. there's treasure everywhere!
1. coral and maroon, I approve
2. simple and strong
3. hand-painted paper
4. embroidered detail 
5. piles of ethnic textiles!

Monday, November 19, 2012

a young Grace Coddington + vintage print from our collection

our pinterest page is chock full of vintage inspiration, if that's your thing.

Friday, November 16, 2012

life, lately

1. parking lot bouquet 
2. American Fabrics - Spring 1953
3. a favorite found photo
4. visiting Noon Design Studio on the 10th floor
5. brainstorming color with leftover bits
6. brian + missi, halloween 2012. any guesses? one word: Eureka!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Heath Ceramics Sale

one of our favorite pottery stores is having a sale Nov. 16-25th in LA. 
get 20% off your entire purchase in store. 
I have a few pieces and am eager to grow my collection, plus they have a ton of other great things for sale too. like this and these.

see our post on Edith Heath.

pleased to meet you: Tadanori Yokoo

portrait | one | two | three | four | five 

fun facts:

born was born in 1936.

is a Japanese graphic artist, illustrator, print maker and painter.

began his career as a stage designer for avant garde theater in Tokyo.

in the 1960s, he became interested in psychedelia. this interest was further deepened by his travels to India.

he still continues to paint and is involved in the graphic arts scene.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

while we were out

1. RCA
2. Olaf. what a name
3. perfect seventies colors
4. font on a flour tin
5. you stud, you.

Monday, November 12, 2012

street style + vintage swatch from our collection

Friday, November 9, 2012

life, lately

1. Venice Beach from the Hotel Erwin rooftop
2. Max - a - licious!
3. green vs. purple
4. brian indigo dyeing with Lookout & Wonderland
5. mini bags for mini things
6. a homemade tassel and a naturally dyed fabric sample

Thursday, November 8, 2012

pleased to meet you: Marimekko

one | two | three | four | five

fun facts:

Marimekko was founded in Finland in 1951 by Armi Ratia and her husband, Viljo.

In 1960, Crate and Barrel began a partnership with Marimekko, which continues to this day.

Many of the early Marimekko designs still remain in production.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

fall inspiration

friend: LAS Jewelry

Lisa and Dan Soltis are a husband and wife team that create little wearable sculptures! 
They're both from Ohio, so they are definitely kindred spirits.
check out their collections here
the gift giving season has begun-- maybe someone you know needs a rad unicorn skull ring? just a thought.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012



perhaps you could wear this dapper vintage bow-tie while doing so.

while we were out

1. spectacular book cover
2. vintage wrapping paper -- great colors on the polka dots
3. festive pouch
4. Texas -- fun fact, I used to live there.
5. marled check

Monday, November 5, 2012

Paul Newman + houndstooth print from our collection

Thursday, November 1, 2012