Monday, February 26, 2007

city mouse goes sporty?

For gawd knows what reason...maybe my flu fever did permant damage I keep having dilusional thoughts of camping. I'm not a camper...I like hotels and showers and fluffy beds but yet I continue to have these thoughts. I could possibly do it if I could have one of these stylish vehicles.

[top image] new product from Airstream called the Basecamp

or the Tab RV which is so cute you want to pinch it's cheeks.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

almost music boyfriend

been cleaning house with this new download and if you knew me you would know how incredibly ridiculous that would look.

A busy few weeks...

It's been busy...Valentines Day [sorry no posting, so little time]. I love Valentines Day oddly it's one of my favorite holidays, I guess the probablity for love always inspires me. I've been with my guy for some time so I don't get the 'single-girl blues' but I recall how strong that can be and so I make it a point to make something for my girlfriends. This year they got a little post card which I can't show you because I gave them all away--just a little lino print. I left some folks out this year because I was short on time. if you were one it's not because I don't care...sorry! next time - my girls come first. I did also sign up for a valentine swap with a fellow blogger Jaime from Design Klub. Love the secret pal thing. I sent her a Diva kit complete with red toe polish, fishnets, lipgloss and chocolate, and she sent me a lovely tote bag, great felt coasters and some note cards. Sorry too lazy to photograph them at the moment.

Dudes bday was Friday so gifts, food and more food. He's a firm believer in wool [east coast guy and former fly fishing guide] so I hunted down a wool blanket for his bed from Ebay, had it laundered and a little repair done. He's been doing the snoopy dance ever since. Homemade mac & cheese, and spag. sauce with meatballs. He's Italian...the man loves his pasta!

Down with the flu and some other various other things this week.

A small amount of time to work on new art for an upcoming baby shower. It's the first time in a long time that the couple has chosen not to know the sex of the baby. Hence my "little man kit" and my "cutie pie kit" don't really work. On to the "It kit" here is the first image from the batch. I wanted this to be a "poop machine" tee [image at top] but i'm having second thoughts on that descriptive even though I find it hilarious. it will probably end up more PC and less funny.

As well, working on a identity for my friend Gary. Out of all the designers he's worked with in advertising and he picks me...not sure if he's blind or dumb but I appreciate the job. Hopefully he'll like one of them and I won't embarrass either one of us.

prior to the flu A trip to H&M [finally] since they opened in LA. Purchase: [2] 3/4 length coats which I'm obsessed about currently, as they go with everything...I'll hang em up and photograph them sometime...but don't hold your breathe. ugg so little time. really where does it go?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sending Extra Grace

I'm out with the flu today. Just thought I would log into my emails to catch up with work ect. and received a very disappointing email from an old friend.

I thought I would send everyone a little extra Grace today. I know I need it, i'm sure everyone else does too.

Friday, February 16, 2007

first trend ice cream trucks

I can't explain my knowing about things but...about 5 yrs ago I said that cupcakes would be IT! [ Sprinkles anyone?] I suspect that ice cream trucks will slowly make their way back into our lives in a hipper/cooler way.

With the launch of the first PinkBerry in Long Beach...perhaps the relaunch of the yogurt craze [I was in the middle of that 20 years ago folks] and it will slowly make it's way to a portable trend.

don't say I didn't warn ya.

Scoop truck via The Cool Hunter

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Because I actually had a few free hrs today

I hardly ever get any down time any more...where does it all go? I got out to take some photos. The Local ferris wheel in Long Beach, CA at the Downtown Pike.

Of course they promptly shoooed me away from shooting [everyone in LA wants $ for the privilage] the rest of the photos I wanted to take, but planning on going back when they're not looking ;). I might post them in color as well. I can't decide which I like best.

All of my photos are taken with my Nikon D80

just one in color to humor myself

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Fashion Week

I've been a little busy to report on this RTW fall 06 Fashion Week happening as we speak in NY but had to post these. I'm becoming big fans of the Proenza Schouler boys [since my newly aquired purchase at Target this past weekend] Their show has some swell 20's inspired looks [also seen at Marc Jacobs show as well]

Notice the damask print making the leap from home-wares to clothing? Don't say we didn't warn you on that one. You can see the whole show at the posting

So many good clothes, So little time and money

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Baby Tee Superstar

my virtual blogger friend [I say virtual friend because we've never met] Andrea from Superhero Designs was kind enough to send me this photo of her new goober Ben --sportin' The Chick Magnet Tee I sent her. Her little guy is also sporting another one in this photo but you can't see the image under her hand too well.

Ben is a cutie pie and his mom isn't so hard on the eyes either!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

SoCal Sunset

It's been really pretty around here lately. Spring is coming and the evenings are starting to peek out just a bit longer these days

Friday, February 02, 2007

When I'm 60 I want to be like her

Diane Keaton RULES. SUPER STYLE all around and surprisingly her new movie Because I Said So features a friend of mine Tom Everett Scott glad to see him back on the big screen.

Thursday, February 01, 2007


Top Design was total snoozeville last night. Todd Oldham was uncomfortable to watch [couldn't watch the whole show]. The designs were uninspired. I'm not so interested to see how someone spends 50,000$ for one room as what someone can do with 1,000$ and make something look hot. Very disappointing all around.

Makes me miss Heidi Klum all that much more.