Madeline Weinrib Atelier

My sister just purchased
a Weinrib carpet for her new apt.
(In a beautiful blue Native American print.)

I love it so much, because I can never find
floor coverings that feel contemporary but
aren't ultra modern. I lean towards a more
vintage and antique color palette.

I didn't know this.
Madeline Weinrib is the great granddaughter of
ABC Carpet & Home founder-->See her collections
at ABC or here


Palm Beach County

On Worth Ave.

Lilly Pulitzer
polo shirts and
cable knit sweaters
in sherbets and pastels.
The Rolls-Royce
Jewels + bling
The Breaker's
beach club

...plus, men in Madras shorts. Yikes!

Briny Breezes

The vanishing of Blue Collar America
488 residents were offered 1 million each
to vacate their sea-side trailers
for a new luxury development.
But the deal is off.

Money can't buy happiness

A front porch I like, Big Lebowski style...for the "dude" in all of us)

I love the attitude of Briny Breezes.
The residents have refused to accept the money.
The retro abode of palms, golf carts, old timers
and funky 50's style homes is just
too darn special to give up.


back from Florida
(visiting grandmother)
will report soon.


time away

...to ponder the bathroom tiles below me
and what's left of year 2007


I'm not too young
to be a die-hard
Neil Young fan

For my 23rd birthday last week
I went to see Neil play
up at 175th St.

United Palace Theatre
is an old church converted
into a music hall. It was the
most spectacular theatre to hear
the godfather of grunge
play acoustic


The stage was sparse in it's
old railroad decor. It felt good to see
Neil in his comfort zone, instruments
strewn across the stage for his
"seemingly" improvised set list.
Felt just like Massey Hall.

It was as if Neil was
20 again, back in Winnipeg
...and playing for that sweet old man in all of us

so good.

(top photo: Robert Blane)



Barbara Kleinhans

I wrote her name down
when I saw her work displayed
in a Hayes Valley, SF interiors store
You can see where Barbara
draws her inspiration...


dock sheds
nautical numbering

Turkish scarves
byzantine gold and arabesque repetitions



weekend retreat

Le Mépris (1963)
Jean Luc Godard, Brigitte Bardot and Fritz Lange
at Adalberto Libera's Casa Malaparte.
In the case of Godard's cinematographer:
Raoul Coutard:

architecture is cinema

Where I work, I'm surrounded by
the most beautiful design books. Sometimes
I take a minute, put work aside and pull one off the shelf


California art, design and culture at mid-century:
Karl Benjamin, John McLaughlin, Julius Shulman, Helen Lundeberg
Lorser Feitelson, Chet Baker, Charles & Ray Eames, etc.

(image via Happy Mundane)


A salut to the late
Margaret Kilgallen

Margaret continues to influence...

...people like, Thomas Campbell,
who in fact, is having a show tomorrow at Mollusk.
If you happen to be in San Francisco GO
Friday, Dec. 7th (7-10PM)


(ku)nihito is a new flickr favorite

above: but i love it
below: in a dinning room


Album cover: Introducing the Mattson2

The Mattson 2 are 21 yr old Cali twins
seemingly plucked out of an era of music
that predates their father's birth.
how can I describe it?

~1950's melodic surf jazz of today.~


The Mattson 2
are talented beyond their age and often play

with the legendary Bones Brigade skater Ray Barbee.
There fans include: surfers, filmmakers, artists,
Tommy Guerrero + Thomas Campbell,
me...and Japan.

Ahh, the days when musicians
would play in matching,
tightly tailored
suits & ties.
The look
cool + clean


december 1 : snow fall in brooklyn

("seascape painting" by dear friend, Lynnda Blitzer)



weekend retreat

The Salk Institute
La Jolla, CA (1965)
Louis Kahn

Brutualism has never looked so beautiful.

An Unforgettable moment: "My Architect" (2003)
Nathaniel Kahn, filmmaker & son of Louis Kahn,
roller blades through the monumental Salk courtyard
as Neil Young sings "Long May You Run" in the background.
Quite a moving tribute to the father he never knew.


Hearth & Fire

the essence of home
and Frank Lloyd Wright's
beloved fixture of the family dwelling.
So timeless and physically enduring,
the fireplace is still a universal symbol of home
...even in the wake of war.



Monica Vitti
under dark skies,
amongst hazardous rocks,
and so facilely chic as she
searches for a lost friend
in the late + great
Michelangelo Antonioni's

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Maison Rêve

When I was back in San Fran for thanksgiving
I was able to visit some of my favorite local stores
one being, Maison Rêve.

I hadn't seen Yasmine's store since
a magazine photo-shoot I assisted on
a few years back. It was very beautiful back then.

But now its quite exceptional
with a matured collection of French linens,
salvaged furniture and pristine kitchenware
...for your that dream home of yours

welcome to maison reve

Maison Rêve
11 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
email yasmine