Sunday, March 30, 2014


mom's are pretty much Superheros without the capes. Who else can do a load of laundry while getting a kid out of a underwear accident and see from the back of her head that the other kid is sneaking a cookie. designed so that you can use it for Mother's Day, birthdays, or just the normal tuesday when your mom is rocking the house down.

Friday, March 28, 2014


I'm in full color, full production mode with the revamp of my biz identity and the shoots I've been on lately. Lets jazz it up people!

Thursday, March 27, 2014


I've been on a kids shoot over the past week or so. A few days in-between lifestyle and studio.
It's the most fun, most tiring of jobs. Our biggest shot: 5 kids under the age of 6, with all of the sugar they could shove in their little mouths. We had an hour before it imploded – I can't say who did first the adults or the kids? It was a draw.

Can't wait to show you images. This sad little hand was on the ground outside the house we used. It sort of spoke to what I really need and that's a hand or two to help out. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

a new look

most folks who do this whole blog thing roll it out properly, everything it all tidy and redesigned at once. Yep, not me… it's going to be a slow go over here getting everything changed but ya gotta start somewhere. I'm excited for a new look and feel hope you enjoy it as well.

-the lazy designer

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Slim Aarons

shhh… don't tell my husband but I couldn't not buy it. I've been thinking about it for weeks and the sale is almost over.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

a first kiss

Butterflies - a little shy - a little sexy. What a first kiss feels like.


what a fun and amazing video.



Saturday, March 08, 2014

Angela Adams - new Spike Rug

Chris and I have been redecorating. It's been a bit challenging because I honestly expected him to just say 'go for it' since he likes what I do most of the time. So I was surprised when he had some pretty serious opinions. Like - I don't want that brand new boring sofa, I want our room to be funky and cool. Umm ok, I had only picked out the boring new sofa so he would stop complaining about the the "uncomfortable" stylish one we have now.

He wanted to add the craziest fabric to the new sofa I had picked out. Thank you rational sales guy at Room and Board for helping me talk him out of it. [I would have had a very expensive headache for years to come]. So we still have our old sofa still but got rid of a couple of things, found a few more cool vintage items on Craigslist [how amaze balls is Craigslist for stuff like that?] But now we need a good rug. Something jazzy and not boring as he puts it. Something that ties in all of our colors. We've got a lot of red going on, some lighter greens and neutrals. 

I haven't liked anything till I saw this upcoming rug from Angela Adams.

 Made of Plush, New Zealand Wool I think it might be the one. 
Available May 1st [ahhg I have to waitttt]

PS. I also just discovered this section of her site with floor models of furniture and discounted rugs
there is some pretty spiffy things happening there too.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

New in the shop: Tattoo Mother's Day Card

I'm not sure about where you live, but here in Long Beach [LA for that matter] Ink is big. I can't commit to art that permanent and my mom is so happy to have the ultimate in art damaged kids [that I can't decide]. I thought I would spoof all this fun body art around here this year with a Mother's Day card.

Funny enough, I was at the market the other day and the fella checking me out had a lovely very colorful robot tattoo on the inside of his forearm. He and I were chatting about it and he said, well I never PLANNED to get a tattoo. My best friend is a tattoo artist and we got to drinking one night and I woke up with it. I said well, that's the best dang drunk tattoo I've ever seen! He said his mom was going to be so bummed and I told him about this card. Violá. perfect in every way.

Monday, March 03, 2014

happy birthday oldie

new in the shop today

I had a conversation recently with a 20-something where I had to explain that when I was little there was no Nickelodeon, or cable TV. In fact we had 5 channels on a good day when the rabbit ears worked with a lob of tinfoil.  ahhh the good ol' days.  She was mortified for me, we both giggled at the age difference and I couldn't let the conversation go to waste so I turned it into a greeting.