Thursday, April 15, 2010

Something Simple...

...Chinoiserie "wallpaper":

Hand drawn by the home's darling owner, Irene Feesey:

Who also sends friends and loved ones beautiful, handmade cards like these:

All from the April 2010 World of Interiors.
Photography by Antony Crolla.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Love It!

By Ross Curtis
Image via

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Pretty Interlude...

I am in love with this B-ewe-tiful room! It has been in my image files forever, but I just figured out who designed it! Found here.

All images courtesy of

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

John Lautner in Palm Springs

This past Saturday marked the opening of the Palm Springs Art Museum's John Lautner exhibition "Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner."

In addition, the Lautner documentary "Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner," is now available here.

Image Sources: (1) - (3) Via

Monday, February 22, 2010

Folly: The View from Nowhere

MOCA's exhibit "Folly: The View from Nowhere" only has a few days left, through this Sunday the 28th. I'm still hoping to visit, but I may have to let Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena walk me through instead.

Image Sources: (1) The Dunmore Folly, via here. (2) Lucy the Elephant, via here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Lady with Flourish and Flair

I don't remember the specifics, but I came across this painting some time ago, somewhere, somehow. Like so many others pieces of art by which I am completely enchanted, it compelled me to find out more about its creator, Fleur Cowles.

And, oh,what an incredible lady she was! The original bright young thing, Cowles accomplished more in her one lifetime than some might complete in ten. Of course there was her magazine, Flair, an absolute pioneer in its time and still a beacon for many in magazine publishing.

Cowles had a penchant for connecting with people and counted as dear friends everyone from the Queen Mother to Cary Grant.

Besides taking ambassadorships and lending support to several presidents, Cowles piloted planes, sailed boats and decorated cheerful and flamboyant interior spaces.

As if all that wasn't enough, she was also a prolific author and artist and even made some of her own clothes and jewelry. She died just last year at 101, and now, as when I first learned of her, I am incredibly inspired by all that she accomplished.

Fleur Cowles Tiger Painting, Estate Of Beverly Sills

Images: (1) "Tiger, Flowers in the Moonlight" via, (2) Via Vanity Fair, (3) Via Refinery 29, (4) Via, (5) Via, (6) "Little Tiger", via

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I'm all ready for Santa, just in the "nick" of time...

I hope everyone has a wonderful, joyous holiday!